Monthly Archives: February 2017
Feb 28 2017
Pasadena City Hall: A Finalist in National Beautiful City Hall Contest – Vote for Pasadena
Pasadena City Hall 
A Finalist in National Beautiful City Hall Contest
Pasadena City Hall is among the final four in a national “beautiful city hall” contest–we are about 2,000 votes behind Peoria, Ill city hall.   Please consider supporting Pasadena and our beloved city hall by clicking here and voting for Pasadena, CA.
Voting ends March 2nd. Don’t miss your chance to vote for Pasadena City Hall!
If you comment about Pasadena City Hall after you vote, your vote triples!
Here’s the ironic part … the trophy at stake is the “Leslie B. Knope” Trophy …. Which, for any of you “Parks and Rec” fans know, is the show’s main character portrayed by comedic actress Amy Poehler, for the fictional city of “Pawnee” that was filmed right here at Pasadena City Hall!
This is our trophy … but we are currently way, way behind in the voting that closes in two (2) days … spread the word.
Feb 26 2017
Celebrating Anna Bresnahan on March 11, 2017 in Pasadena

Celebrating Anna Bresnahan on March 11 in Pasadena

You may not all have heard the sad news that Anna Bresnahan passed away in December.

A memorial we will hold in her honor.

Invitation her family has created for the her Memorial on Saturday March 11, from 2-5pm.

We will be celebrating her life in a setting that was close to Anna’s heart, at the Armory Center for the Arts.

At the Memorial, we will present a small exhibition of Anna’s personal art collection, which will be offered for sale to guests to help support arts education in Pasadena, one of her many great passions.

Please join us to celebrate the life of our dear Anna.

Please pass this along to anyone you know who you think would want to join us on March 11.

I look forward to seeing you on March 11.


Feb 23 2017
Samsung Washer Recall Repairs

Samsung has a problem with washing machines, where the tops fly off, or even when the washer is repaired, the washer will not finish a load of wash.

Randy from NBC iTeam

Feb 21 2017
ALDI, one of America’s Favorite Grocers*, Opens First Altadena Store on April 6, 2017 Grocer Celebrates with Golden Ticket Giveaway and Produce for a Year Sweepstakes @626food @AldiUSA

Updated the prior posting had the opening on March 23, 2017: 

ALDI, one of America’s Favorite Grocers*, Opens First Altadena Store on April 6, 2017

Grocer Celebrates with Golden Ticket Giveaway and Produce for a Year Sweepstakes

Altadena, CA – On April 6, 2017, ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocery stores*, will offer Altadena residents a fresh, new shopping experience as it opens its first Altadena store, located at 2246 North Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001. With more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, serving more than 40 million customers each month, ALDI is known for high-quality groceries at incredibly low prices.

To celebrate the opening of its first Altadena store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The public is invited to attend. Following the ceremony, the first 100 customers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift cards of various amounts. Customers can also tour the store, sample ALDI exclusive brand products and enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce. ALDI offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including several organic produce items.

“We know Altadena residents are looking for a great value and quality groceries they love,” said John Alvarez, Moreno Valley Director of Operations ALDI. “By offering quality exclusive brand products at affordable prices, ALDI is the answer to customer’s needs. Whether shoppers are looking for USDA Choice meats, organic fruits and vegetables or gluten-free options, we have them covered with an unmatched combination of great-quality products and everyday low prices.”

Thanks to input from customers, the Altadena store presents a new look, offering a modern and convenient shopping experience. Customers will notice expanded sections for their favorite products, a robust fresh produce selection, brighter colors, high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials – such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting. ALDI stores also feature a simple-to-navigate layout, easy-to-spot signage and prominent product prices.

ALDI is proud to offer a wide range of premium groceries at prices up to 50 percent** less than the competitors. Beyond staples such as bread, dairy and a variety of fresh produce, ALDI offers a growing organic selection, USDA Choice meats, the liveGfree gluten-free product line and better-for-you options, including the SimplyNature line of products free from over 125 artificial ingredients and preservatives and the Never Any! line of meats free from antibiotics, added hormones and animal by-products. To better serve customers and their growing families, ALDI now carries a full line of baby products, Little Journey, which offers customers award-winning diapers, wipes, training pants, formula, organic food and snacks.

All ALDI exclusive brand food products are free of added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils, and since more than 90 percent of the products available are under ALDI exclusive brands, customers can feel good about the food they buy at ALDI. Plus, ALDI ensures its exclusive brands meet or exceed the national brands on taste and quality by conducting rigorous testing on all products. ALDI stands behind this quality with a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer doesn’t like an ALDI exclusive brand food, ALDI will give them their money back and replace the product.

In addition, ALDI continues to provide ALDI Finds: premium food and household products that are only in stores for a limited time. ALDI Finds vary week to week and themes usually match the season. Information can be found on and in weekly ALDI ads.

ALDI saves customers money by cutting overhead costs through smart practices, such as a cart rental system: ALDI shoppers insert a quarter to release a cart from the corral and receive the quarter back upon the cart’s return. Other cost-saving practices include a smaller store footprint, open carton displays and encouraging customers to bring their own shopping bags. ALDI also saves shoppers money by keeping stores open during prime shopping times. The new Altadena location will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday. All ALDI stores nationwide accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

ALDI is in the midst of an accelerated growth plan, and by the end of 2018, there will be nearly 2,000 ALDI stores serving 45 million customers each month from coast to coast. As an employer of choice, ALDI offers employees generous wages and benefits that are higher than the national average for the retail industry. Part-time staff working at least 25 hours per week receive full health insurance benefits and dental coverage, and all ALDI employees are invited to participate in the 401(k) program.

About ALDI Inc.

A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates more than 1,600 US stores in 35 states. More than 40 million customers each month save up to 50 percent** on their grocery bills, benefiting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. ALDI was honored with the 2015 Supermarket News Retail Achievement Award, recognizing the company for its ongoing business expansion and product evolution. For more information about ALDI, visit

Feb 21 2017
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New Pasadena Location & Free Pizzas Thursday Feb 23, 2017 @BlazePizza @626food

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New San Gabriel Valley Location
Free Pizzas for Blaze Pizza Fans in Pasadena on Thursday, February 23
February 20, 2017 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, the fast-casual artisanal pizza concept
known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, announced today that it will open a new
San Gabriel Valley location, in Pasadena on Wednesday, February 22nd. To celebrate the grand
opening, the Pasadena restaurant will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Thursday, February 23rd from 10:30 a.m. to midnight to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Word is out about the opening.

The highly anticipated restaurant, which features a 3,300 square foot interior with seating for 122, is
located at 635 N. Fair Oaks, near Vons.
Blaze Pizza is a modern day “pizza joint” serving up artisanal pizzas that are both fast and affordable.
Since its first restaurant debuted in 2012, Blaze has quickly become one of the nation’s hottest
restaurant concepts, with fans lining up each day for the custom-built pizzas, freshly made salads, blood
orange lemonade and s’more pies. Each restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format that
allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide
selection of fresh, artisanal ingredients – all for about $8. The generously-sized personal pizzas are then
sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven – the centerpiece of the restaurant – where dedicated
pizzasmiths ensure that the thin-crust pies are fast-fire’d and ready to eat in just 180 seconds.
Restaurants make their own dough from scratch using a recipe developed by critically-acclaimed
Executive Chef Bradford Kent (the “Pizza Whisperer”), which requires a 24-hour fermentation period to
produce his signature light-as-air, crisp crust. Almost all of the pizza and salad ingredients are free of
artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and fillers and for pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese. The new Pasadena restaurant will also feature a selection of wine and draft beer.
“Our mission at Blaze is really simple – we’re taking pizza back to its roots, “said Jim Mizes, president &
COO of Blaze Pizza. “By making dough in-house, carefully sourcing ingredients, and cooking by fire,
we’re giving guests a great way to enjoy artisanal pizza without the wait. It’s changing the way people
think about and eat pizza.”
Blaze’s obsessive attention to detail extends well beyond the food, with a carefully considered, modern
approach to restaurant design. Driven by its commitment to “Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People
& Planet,” the restaurant is constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, uses eco-friendly
packaging, and features energy-efficient LED lighting. Additionally, many of the restaurant’s
unconventional design elements were inspired by the company’s celebration of individual expression.
Blaze Pizza is looking forward to continuing to build strong roots within the community. To that end, the
company has developed a turn-key in-restaurant fundraiser program that returns 20% of an event’s
proceeds back to local organizations, and will be partnering with local schools, sports clubs and other
organizations to host fundraising events at the new restaurant.
About Blaze Pizza
The first Blaze Pizza® restaurant opened on Aug. 6, 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and quickly gained attention for its chef-driven recipes, thoughtful interior design, and a service culture that celebrates individuality.
Now ranked as the overall #2 fast-casual brand in’s annual Top 100 list, Blaze Pizza is
building momentum and developing a cult-like following as it expands across the country. The company
currently operates 176 restaurants in 32 states and Canada, including the major metropolitan areas of
Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Boston. Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel’s Pretzels), the concept is backed by investors including LeBron James, Maria Shriver, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner and movie producer John Davis. For more information, please visit and or click here to view a company video.
Blaze Pizza®, Fast-Fire’d®, the horizontal logo design, and the proprietary names “Pizzasmith”, “Intelligent Choices For Our Pizzas, People & Planet” and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.

Feb 19 2017
Community Kitchen Pasadena Coming Fall 2017 @626food @eatckpasadena

A new food restaurant is preparing to open in Pasadena. Estimated to open in the Fall of 2017. Located at the corner of Hill and Washington, in Pasadena, this corner has become a burgeoning intersection for foodies, including Lavender and Honey, Bacchus’ Kitchen and the recently opened Culture Club 101.

community kitchen


1399 East Washington

Pasadena 91104

7 days a week  7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening Fall 2017


A Warm & Casual Neighborhood Destination to Recoup from a Hectic World

Housemade Pastries

Breakfast & Lunch

Full Espresso Bar

Proudly Serving Copa Vida Coffee Roasted Daily in Pasadena

Globally Inspired Sandwiches, Tartines, Bowls, Soups & Salads


Stop in for a Bite, a Beverage or Both

Free Parking

Free WiFi

Join our team! We’re hiring for all positions. Please submit your resume to:


More details will follow as the location is prepared for opening.

Feb 18 2017
Farmers’ Market Flip Pasadena Victory Park Saturday Feb 25, 2017 @CookingChannel

Coming to the Pasadena Victory Saturday Farmers Market

Who: Farmers’ Market Flip
What: Coming to film at the Pasadena Farmer’s Market
When: Saturday, Feb 25, 2017
Come check out an exciting new show! Two teams of chefs will complete right here at the Pasadena Farmer’s Market
They will shop for ingredients. cook them on the site and then turnaround and sell to the hungry customers here!
You’ll be able to taste the chefs’ creations made with farm fresh ingredients bought right here that same day.
If you want to be part of the action, please feel free to come and watch this culinary cook-off.
Come hungry, Bring friends. Eat well!
* Be prepared to sign an agreement granting permission to be seen on television.
11am showcase/contest
$5,000 price to winner
Has already filmed at the Torrance Farmers Market
Season 1 Episode 1

Season 1, Episode 1

Burger Boys vs. Celeb Chefs

Host Lara Spencer is at the Torrance Farmers’ Market with “Burger Boys” Aaron and Christian and private chefs Leo and Suzanne. Both teams are given $200 and 30 minutes to shop for their…

Burger Boys vs. Celeb Chefs

Host Lara Spencer is at the Torrance Farmers’ Market with “Burger Boys” Aaron and Christian and private chefs Leo and Suzanne. Both teams are given $200 and 30 minutes to shop for their farm-fresh ingredients, before hitting the pop-up kitchen. Aaron and Christian hope their handcrafted burger will win over the crowd, while Leo and Suzanne are betting that their Asian-inspired menu will be the crowd favorite, winning them the $5,000 prize.

See Tune-In Times

Farmers’ Market Flip is a deliciously action-packed half-hour cooking competition that puts two teams of chefs’ culinary skills to the ultimate test, as they face off to see who can produce the most crowd-pleasing dishes under extreme time constraints over one lightning-fast day! First, the teams get only 30 minutes to race through the farmers’ market to buy ultra-fresh ingredients. Then, they’ll set-up shop in the Farmers’ Market Flip pop-up kitchen, where they’ll have only one hour to prep their gourmet delights. After that, the teams must turnaround and sell their dishes to hungry shoppers at the same farmers’ market. Once time’s up, the team that makes the most money, selling their dishes wins $5,000, and some serious culinary street cred. Presented by Good Morning America Anchor, and Flea Market Flip Host, Lara Spencer.

Learn more or watch here 

Now Casting:



If you are interested, you can learn more here

Feb 10 2017
Los Angeles River Ride Sunday, June 4th, 2017 #LARiverRide

The annual Los Angeles River Ride is on Sunday, June 4th, 2017! Now in its 17th year, the L.A. River Ride brings together over 2,000 people of different ages and abilities to bike the Los Angeles River in support of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC).


17th Annual Los Angeles River Ride Benefitting LACBC
 Sunday, June 4, staggered start times beginning at 7 a.m.
Where: Start at The Autry in Griffith Park or Marina Green Park in Long Beach
More information:
Register by May 10th to save $10! Current LACBC members also save.
Kids 12 and under ride free, plus family+kids rate available.

The L.A. River Ride features:

  • Rides from Griffith Park: 100 miles, 70 miles, 50 miles, 36 miles, 25 miles, and 15 miles, plus the First 5 LA kids’ ride and festival.
  • Rides from Long Beach (back this year!): 100 miles, 70 miles, and 25 miles.
  • Pit stops and entertainment, plus each participant receives a goodie bag, a t-shirt, and a medal.

Register now at

Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Feb 10 2017
Dandelion Root Powder and Digestion & Cancer

Has anyone read that there is research showing dandelion root powder can possibly help fight cancer.

Here’s a link with more info on using dandelion root powder to fight cancer.

If you are looking to buy dandelion root powder in capsule form, you can purchase here.

Dandelion root can possibly help with other conditions. But you have to do your own research and talk to other people who have tried it.

Here’s one link to Nature’s Way dandelion root powder.


Feb 8 2017
Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store Sales Tomatomania March 11-13, 2017 @CPPFarmStore

Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store Sales Tomatomania March 11-13, 2017



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