Monthly Archives: June 2017
Jun 29 2017
Pasadena Literature for Life Launch Party – July 16, 2017 @LightBringerP
Literature for Life Launch Party ~ Issue 5!
 Sunday, July 16, from 4:00 to 7:00pm
1075 E. Topeka Street ~ Pasadena ~ 91104
The new issue will be up prior to this event
If you are a teacher and wish to use a story in your classroom, 
please let us know! Contact: Rosalind Helfand
Jun 28 2017
2017 Taste of Brews Long Beach Saturday, August 19, 2017 @TasteofBrews



What: Taste of Brews celebrates its 7th anniversary as Long Beach’s original and authentic craft beer festival on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Lighthouse Park. The event infuses more than 100 styles of microbrews and hard ciders and SoCal’s premier mobile restaurants with an amazing ocean-front venue. This incredible tasting experience is expected to sell-out online and offer limited tickets at the gate so don’t wait too long to purchase your package of choice.

Venue: Shoreline Aquatic Park (AKA Lighthouse Park) located at 200 Aquarium Way in Long Beach.

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time: Noon to 5pm (alcohol service ends at 4pm)

Who: Taste of Brews’ features an amazing mix of craft breweries ranging from popular brands like Karl Strauss, Fireman’s, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada and Firestone to startups and newer breweries like Four Sons (Huntington Beach), Yorkshire Square (Torrance), Barley Lodge (Covina), MacLeod Ale (Van Nuys), Ska Brewing (Colorado) and Network (Santa Ana). Local breweries include Belmont, Congregation and Rock Bottom. Hard ciders featured are Portland Cider, 101, Common and Reverend Nats.

Food: A variety of gourmet food trucks offering meals and snacks for purchase.

Tickets: “Early Bird” bird pricing for the 4-hour session (noon to 4pm) starts at $40 and $30 for the 3-hour session (1pm to 4pm) and includes beer tastes, snack samples (while supplies last), plenty of drinking water and live entertainment.

Charity Partners: Proceeds benefit the Long Beach Marine Institute and Make-A-Wish OC & IE, both 501(c)(3) non-profits.

Parking: Available at the Pike Parking structure for an additional fee.

Music: All attendees will be treated to live musical entertainment.

Age: All attendees must be age 21 or above—ID’s will be checked. **Unfortunately no babies/strollers/pets allowed in venue.

Info: Detailed information and tickets are available at tasteofbrews.comor send us an email at No pets are allowed with the expection of documented service dogs.

Detailed information is available at

*Tickets are non-refundable*

*Unlimited Tastes – although, technically, tastes are unlimited, some of the more popular breweries may run out of beer/cider.

** This event is anticipated to sell-out online.
2016 Breweries:

*subject to change


Event Hours:

12pm – 5pm* (beer tasting hours below)

Beer tasting hours:

4-Hour session: 12-4pm

3-Hour session: 1-4pm

Please remember to DRINK RESPONSIBLY. We highly encourage our guests to designate a driver in their party and / or take public transportation to and from our events.

All Attendees:
This event is a “rain or shine” event – absolutely no refunds
NO pets, strollers or backpacks- documented service animals will be allowed admintance
Absolutely NO ONE under the age of 21 will be admitted- no children
All attendees must honor our dress code – shirts and shoes must be worn at all times
All attendees must honor our behavior code – no loud or obnoxious behavior OR FIGHTING.

Have any questions? Email us at

Jun 27 2017
Thousands Attend South Lake Pasadena’s Rooftop Cinema @SouthLakeAvenue
Thousands to attend the 5th annual Rooftop Cinema Series

Two Saturdays of family fun on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena  
Flyer here.

Pasadena, CA, June 2017: South Lake Business Association presents the 5th Annual Rooftop Cinema Series, a complimentary open-air movie series taking place Saturday, July 15th and Saturday, August 12th. Thousands are expected to enjoy the thrilling action blockbuster Fast and Furious 6 (July 15th) and the celebrated romantic action drama Top Gun (August 12th) during Pasadena’s popular summer event.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 6:00 p.m. to enjoy the resident DJ and fun pre-show activities. The July 15th Fast and Furious 6 screening includes family-friendly games such as ping-pong, corn hole, jenga, giant chess and connect four. Food trucks and vendors including Rounds Premium Burgers will also be on-site with delicious food and beverages available for purchase. 

August 12th is a celebration of the award-winning romantic military film Top Gun in anticipation of the recently announced sequel. Guests can enjoy a Top Gun themed photo op, themed bounce houses and face painting for kids.  Food vendors include: Le Petit Pomme Frites, Rounds Premium Burgers and Nothing Bundt Cakes. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a reclining beach chair for a comfortable seating experience. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Rooftop Cinema Series there is a special VIP seating area. To take advantage of this offer, guests must present a printed receipt of a same day purchase from a South Lake Avenue retailer. This promotion is offered on a first come, first serve basis. The Rooftop Cinema Series offers a perfect opportunity for friends and family to enjoy a lovely summer evening at one of the San Gabriel Valley’s premier outdoor movie screening experiences!  
South Lake’s Rooftop Cinema Series is a community building experience and a fun way for event attendees to learn about the South Lake Avenue District and all it has to offer.  South Lake events provide our guests with the opportunity to learn about district updates and provide the South Lake Business Association the opportunity to thank guests for being patrons of the South Lake Avenue District.” – Gina Tleel, Executive Director of the South Lake Business Association.

About the Films:
Fast and Furious 6- Saturday, July 15, Pasadena Towers, 55 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena
Featuring an all-star cast, Fast and Furious 6 tells the story of a professional criminal gang headed by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) who have retired following their successful robbery, but remain wanted fugitives.  U.S. agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) offers them a full pardon and allows them to return home in lieu of them helping him take down a skilled mercenary organization led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans).
Top Gun- Saturday, August 12, Corporate Center Pasadena, 251 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena

As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be the best in the class, one daring pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) gets under competing pilot’s skin with his cocky and reckless attitude.  Besides being at odds with popular student Iceman (Val Kilmer), Maverick fights for the attention of his beautiful and charming flight instructor, Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). 
The South Lake Business Association gives special thanks to Corporate Center Pasadena, Pasadena Towers, Logix Federal Credit Union, Outlook Pasadena, Pasadena Star News and Pasadena Weekly.
The event offers complimentary movies and parking, RSVP required.  For more information and to RSVP, please visit  or call 626-792-1259.



On Saturday, July 15, the South Lake Business Association, co-sponsored by Pasadena Towers, kicks off the summer with the Rooftop Cinema Series on South Lake with a screening of “Fast & Furious 6”. On Saturday, August 12, the Series continues with a screening of “Top Gun”, co-sponsored by Corporate Center Pasadena.

The South Lake Business Association’s monthly newsletter is a source of information and news for business and property owners within the South Lake Avenue Business District, the City of Pasadena, and residential communities. We are currently accepting submissions for the August 2017 newsletter. If you are a South Lake Avenue business or property owner and would like to participate in the newsletter, please email your submission to by July 20th.


The South Lake Business Association

Jun 27 2017
Metro Bike Share Pasadena Launch Celebration & Ride Off July 14, 2017 @bikemetro @metrolosangeles

Metro Bike Share Pasadena Launch Celebration & Ride Off

Join Metro and the City of Pasadena in a fun community celebration at Pasadena City Hall with music, light breakfast bites and a chance to ride Metro Bikes for free, as Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and Metro Board Member John Fasana introduce the new program to the Pasadena community!

The Metro Bike Share Pasadena Launch Celebration and Ride-Off Event will culminate with a bike ride to experience a new way to see Pasadena.

If you are registering for the ride off, be sure to pick a station close to where you want to end up!

To sign up for the ride-off, select your preferred station destination from the ticket options provided. You’ll be assigned a bike and asked to sign a waiver as a part of the registration process. Please note: Sign ups are first come first served, so don’t miss out. Limit 1 bike per person. Must present I.D. at check-in. Don’t forget to bring your helmet!

Want to come for the festivities but not the ride? That’s great too! No need to register, just show up, the event is open to all.

We recommend arriving to the event by Metro rail, bus, or by walking. The nearest Metro rail station is the Memorial Park station via the Gold Line. Plan your trip at or by calling 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876), or use the transit setting on your preferred map application.

If you are interested in leading a ride group, please email us at Ride leaders get a special Metro Bike Share gift for helping out!

Register if you want to ride here.

Launch Party schedule:
9:00am – Check-in & Celebration
10:00am – Press Conference
10:30am – Ride-off!

Brought to you in partnership by:


Jun 25 2017
Pasadena Rose Bowl Arroyo Seco Weekend Day One In the Books

Day one of the first annual Arroyo Seco Weekend is now in the books.  Day two is gearing up.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers the headliner for day one was a hit. Especially for those up close and not next to a cart path with hundreds of people trying to get around. Making it especially challenging was that neither of the other two stages had acts opposite Petty.

I am sure the organizers are paying attention and figuring out what to change for day two. And that there will be less crowds for day two.

Petty with 4o years of hits did not perform “Breakdown” which was anticipated, but Petty did plug his performance at the Hollywood Bowl for September 21, 2017.

There was some concern about ADA access, and that it was not easy for people to get around. Once Tom Petty was on the main stage area was packed with thousands of people.

The organizers have a ten year agreement with the city but the City of Pasadena can terminate after three years.  The wrap up report and list of compliments and complaints will be compiled and evaluated, as well as the cost to the City of Pasadena, police and fire personnel as well as other city staff.

We hope that the event will continue with improvements.

It was good to see Muir Ranch, Kid Space,  and other local organizations included in the event.   As well as local chefs and eateries selling their dishes.


Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers at the Hollywood Bowl!

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on their 40th Anniversary Tour with Special Guest Lucinda Williams!  Hollywood Bowl, September 21

Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 29th at 10am! Get your tickets here.

Jun 21 2017
Fireworks Illegal in Pasadena Fines and Jail

PASADENA, Calif.—Got fireworks in Pasadena? If so, you might find yourself making an appearance in court as all fireworks are illegal to sell, use or possess in Pasadena. The City maintains a Zero Tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks and Pasadena’s police and firefighters are teaming up for special enforcement patrols against fireworks. Violators are subject to arrest; having their vehicles impounded; up to one year in jail and fines up to $50,000.

Help keep all of us, our children, homes and property safe from illegal fireworks. If You See Something, Say Something! Call Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 to report illegal fireworks and other suspicious activities. Residents may also use the City’s smart phone app, available at… to report illegal fireworks.

If you want fireworks to be part of your Fourth of July Holiday, attend the 91st annual “Americafest,” one of the best family-friendly celebrations and professional fireworks shows in Southern California at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For ticket and event information, go to

Due to the high potential for fire hazards and injuries, Pasadena police and fire personnel will staff checkpoints around the stadium to seize all fireworks. Parking enforcement officers will ensure that vehicles illegally parked in Pasadena’s hillside areas on July 4 are impounded.

The Pasadena Fire Department will begin applying Phos-Chek on Thursday, June 29, 2017 to brush areas around the stadium. The main ingredients of this annual, preventative fire retardant are phosphates and fertilizers to help prevent plants from burning and re-vegetate burned wildland areas.

Pasadena’s Fire Chief Bertral Washington, Police Chief Phillip Sanchez and Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh urge everyone to make safety their top priority and offer the following reminders:
•Celebrate responsibly, always designate a driver.
•If outdoors, remember to use sunscreen, wear a brimmed hat and seek shade if needed.
•Fight the Bite, use bug spray/repellant to protect against mosquitoes.
•Stay hydrated, drink water or other nutritious fluids before thirsty; limit alcohol & sugary drinks.
•Many areas of the City, including outdoors, are designated as “No Smoking” zones. Smoking anything in “No Smoking” areas is prohibited. Always make sure whatever you smoke in an official smoking area is fully extinguished before disposing in appropriate trash container.
•Always have someone tending the barbecue and watching the swimming pool when in use.
•Call 9-1-1 for all life-threatening emergencies.
•Call (626) 744-4241 for all other public safety needs.
•When calling for help, speak calmly, give accurate location information and reason for calling.
•Visit for emergency preparedness information; and to register your telephones to receive Red Flag Alerts or other emergency notifications.

Statistics show fireworks are among the riskiest of all consumer products. Even sparklers, which many people think are safe, are dangerous and can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit; causing serious burns or fires. Nearly 10,000 fireworks-related injuries are treated in U.S. emergency rooms every year and two of five people injured from fireworks are under 15 years old. National Fire Protection Association statistics show about 90 percent of all fireworks-related injuries are caused by so-called “safe and sane” fireworks which are illegal in Pasadena.…

Jun 21 2017
$1,000 Macy’s Gift Card Giveaway for Summer Weekend Sale #MacysSummerSale Giveaway @macys @MagicStyleShop #ad

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Jun 19 2017
BrunchCon LA: August 12-13, 2017

The 2nd Annual BrunchCon LA will take place on
Saturday & Sunday, August 12-13th, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

BrunchCon LA: 8/12/17 + 8/13/17 // get your tickets at

All tickets include:

– Devour one tasting from each of our 50+ vendors featuring food/drinks from Southern California’s best local restaurants, chefs, food trucks, stands, and tastemakers…ALL tastings are included in the price of your ticket!
– Enjoy unlimited mimosas at any of our SIX BARS on-site alongside other delicious brunch cocktails
– Exclusive BrunchCon photo booth provided by NEEK Rentals
– Access to the BrunchCon Market of 15+ curated product/apparel vendors
– Live DJ spinning tunes all morning (or afternoon) long
– Lawn games galore (think GIANT JENGA + CORN HOLE + LOTS MORE)

Jun 16 2017
FINAL NOTICE – Google AdWords Class Action Settlement – DEADLINE JUNE 21ST, 2017
If You Had a Google AdWords Account and Were Charged For Ad Clicks, You May Be Entitled to Money From A Class Action Settlement.


You must file a claim by the June 21, 2017 deadline to ensure that you receive any payment you are entitled to as part of this class action settlement. The Claim Form is available online at

File Your Claim
Claim Number: PIN:
Notice of Class Action Settlement
In Re Google AdWords Litigation, No. 5:08-cv-03369-EJD
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
A $22,500,000 class action settlement has been preliminarily approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in the case In Re Google AdWords Litigation, No. 5:08-cv-03369-EJD.  Your rights may be affected and you may be entitled to a portion of this settlement if you are an eligible Class Member.
Who Is Included in the Settlement?
You may be a Class Member if during the period of July 11, 2004 and March 31, 2008, you: 1) were a U.S. resident; 2) had a Google AdWords Account; and, 3) were charged for clicks on advertisements appearing on parked domains or error pages.
What Is This Case About?
This case alleges that Google failed to disclose to its AdWords customers that it placed ads on websites known as parked domains and error pages.  The lawsuit alleges this conduct violates California laws against unfair competition and false advertising.  Google denies these claims.
How Do I Ask for Payment?
To receive payment, you must submit a claim form no later than June 21, 2017 and have spent at least $1.00 on AdWords served on parked domains or error pages between July 11, 2004 and March 31, 2008.  You may complete the claim form online at or you may mail your claim form to the following address: Google AdWords Settlement, c/o Analytics Consulting LLC, P.O. Box 2005, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2005.
***If you do not file a claim, you will not receive a payment, unless, under certain circumstances, there is money remaining after all class members who do file claims have been fully compensated.***
What Are My Options?
You have a choice about whether to stay in the Class or not.  If you submit a claim or do nothing, you are choosing to stay in the Class.  This means you will be legally bound by all orders and judgments of the Court, and you will not be able to sue or continue to sue Google about the legal claims resolved by this settlement. If you stay in the Class you may object to the settlement. You or your own lawyer may also ask to appear and speak at the hearing, at your own cost, but you don’t have to. The deadline to submit objections and requests to appear is June 21, 2017. If you do not want to stay in the Class, you must submit a request for exclusion by June 21, 2017. If you exclude yourself, you cannot get a payment from this settlement, but you will keep any rights to sue Google for the same claims in a different lawsuit. The detailed notice explains how to exclude yourself, object, and request to appear.
The Court’s Fairness Hearing.
The Court will hold a Final Fairness Hearing on July 27, 2017 at 9:00 am PST at the following location: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 4 – 5th Floor, 280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113.  At this hearing, the Court will consider whether: 1) the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate; 2) to approve the service awards to the class representatives; and 3) to approve the award of attorneys’ fees and expenses to the attorneys for the class.
Where Can I get More Information?
To get a copy of the detailed notice or settlement agreement or to learn more: visit the settlement website at, call toll-free by phone at 1-844-798-3628, or email at
Jun 15 2017
Mix & Match Burger GRAND OPENING in Glendale! June 21, 2017

Mix & Match Burger GRAND OPENING in Glendale!

Ready to craft your own mouth-watering burger with unlimited toppings at one of Glendale’s most anticipated burger restaurants?

Well, the time has come! That moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here…

We are excited to announce our OFFICIAL Grand Opening date which will be on Wednesday, June 21st 2017! Come to our grand opening and be among the first to try our delicious gourmet burgers that only cost $6! (Choose between your own mix or our signature burgers!)

We will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the support of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, and last but not least, we will be passing out FREE sliders to customers ALL DAY*!

Spread the news, tag your friends, and we hope to see you there!

Mix & Match Burger was designed with gourmet burger lovers in mind. Craft your own gourmet burger with your choice of toppings, without the extra cost. To learn more, visit

*Restrictions apply – limited 1 free slider per customer. We have the right to cap offer

Wed, June 21, 2017
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM PDT
112 W California Ave Glendale, CA 91203


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