Monthly Archives: September 2017
Sep 22 2017
Pasadena Humane Society’s 19th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk! @PasadenaHumane
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No plans this Sunday? Then put your best foot and paw forward for the Pasadena Humane Society’s 19th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk!

Our goal is to raise $300,000 for animals in need, and you can help us get there by registering today!

Just dig up $25 and register now at (open until 11:55 p.m. Saturday) or roll over Sunday morning and join us at Brookside Park.

Your registration fee will get you an event T-shirt, official bib, and sporty bandana for your best pooch pal. Day-of registration is payable by cash, check or credit card, but we kindly ask that you do not bring $100 bills if possible. An ATM is located near the registration area. (We will not be able to issue receipts that morning, but you will receive one for your donation following the Walk.)

On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. and the Walk starts at 9 a.m. Following is a fur-tastic line-up of activities for the whole family—two- and four-footed alike!

Click here for an event schedule and event map.  

8:00 am
Event Festivities Open (Brookside Park)*
10:00 am
Event Registration / VIP Check
In / Prize Pick Up /
Donation Drop Off
(Registration Area)**
9:00 am
Canine Couture Costume Contest Sign
(Contest Booth / Stage Area)
10:00 am
Open Agility
(Agility Area)
8:40 am
School of Rock (Stage)
8:50 am
Opening Ceremonies
Top Team, Top Fundraiser, Top Donor, T
shirt Design Winner
9:00 am
Walk Line Up (Start Line)
Pasadena Humane Society shelter dogs, Top Team, Top
Fundraiser and Top Donor, all other walkers
9:00 am
Walk Begins!
(Start Line)
11:30 am
Team Photos (Tent #22)
10:00 am
School of Rock (Stage)
10:15 am
Pasadena K
9 Unit (Demonstration Area)
10:30 am
Canine Couture Costume Contest (Stage)
10:45 am
Shelter Dog Showcase (Stage)
10:50 am
Canine Couture Costume Contest Winner Announced
11:30 am
Disc Dogs of Southern California Demonstration
(Registration Area)
12:00 pm
Event Festivities End
Don’t forget to share photos at our five selfie stops using #PHSWalk.
Then show your photos at our Information Booth and receive a special gift!
(You must have a participant bib to participate.)
Remaining Walk donations can be dropped off at the Wiggle Waggle Wagon
after registration closes at 10 a.m.

KTLA Channel 5’s Lu Parker will be our emcee for the day, with Emmy-nominated actress Carolyn Hennesy on hand to help start the walk and judge our Canine Couture Costume Contest.

Sunday’s forecast will be beautiful! Sunny but with only a high of 82 degrees, and no sign of it raining cats and dogs! Here is the hour by hour weather forecast for the event:

8 a.m. (Registration and Event Festivities Open) – 63
9 a.m. (Walk Begins) – 67
10 a.m. – 72
11 a.m. – 76
12 p.m.  (Event Festivities Conclude) – 79

There will be six water stations on the route and more water for humans and dogs at Brookside Park. But it’s always a good idea to bring extra. Don’t forget sunscreen and be sure to keep your dog on leash at all times.

You can choose to do either the three-mile or the one-mile walk on Sunday. But please use your best judgement as to what distance is right for you and your pet given the weather conditions.

Click here for the route map.

A human first aid station will be located next to the PHS Information Booth, and pet first aid can be found at sponsor tents 1, 2, and 3 (VCA Animal Hospitals).

Parking is FREE and is available in Lot I at the Rose Bowl, adjacent to Brookside Park. Click here for a parking map

It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year, so you don’t want to miss out and end up in the dog house!

See you at the Walk!


Pasadena Humane Society
Sep 21 2017
Taste of Pasadena and SIP-tember Finale September 28, 2017

Taste of Pasadena and SIP-tember Finale September 28, 2017

Taste of Pasadena and SIP-tember Finale at the Rose Bowl September 28, 2017, from 6pm to 9pm

Advanced ticket sales end September 26th. Please feel free to join us at the event. Charge for entry at the door is $50 per person.

Guests enjoyed food and drink samples from more than two dozen restaurants at the 2013 Taste of Pasadena.

Pasadena’s favorite restaurants showcase their food samples. Many offer drink samples, as well.

The four finalist cocktails in the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge are available for tasting. Guests vote for their favorite. Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail 2017 is crowned at 8:45pm. Entertainment by Dance Syndicate.

All are included in the admission price.

Only 500 tickets will be sold. No long lines. No waiting. Lots of fun.


  • $30 in advance
  • $50 at the door. Advanced ticket sales available until September 26, 2017.

Click submit to proceed to payment:

Buy tickets online

Sep 20 2017
Burbank, CA: Burbank Mayor Will Rogers Announces He Has Cancer

We are saddened to report this story. We hope and pray that Mr. Rogers can beat this.

Burbank Mayor Will Rogers Announces He Has Cancer

Will Reduce His Mayoral Obligations

Post Date: 09/20/2017 3:22 PM

Burbank, Calif. (September 20, 2017) – Burbank Mayor Will Rogers stated today that he has an aggressive form of liver cancer and his doctor has ordered him to reduce his Mayoral activities in order to receive treatment and rest.

At a press conference, Mayor Rogers announced, “It is with much regret that I must step back on my activities but my primary focus right now is to get well. While I will remain Mayor, I have asked Vice-Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy to help by fulfilling some of my official responsibilities.  She has graciously accepted.”

Throughout his career as a journalist, while campaigning and in his capacity as a City Councilmember, Mayor Rogers has made it his highest priority to provide transparency and honesty. “I have repeatedly pledged to ensure that the community has access to the information it needs.  I’ve tried to instill and encourage this culture throughout the city and I’m convinced this effort is succeeding.”

“Today is another example of openness.  While I want to protect my privacy, I also feel that our community has a right to know why they will not see me as often at ribbon cuttings and community meetings.”

The entire City Council is standing by Rogers.  “It is an extremely courageous act for our Mayor to share his personal challenge with all of us,” stated Vice-Mayor Gabel-Luddy.  “I know that I speak for the full City Council when I say that we are in complete support of his efforts and look forward to continuing our work with him. Mayor Rogers provides Burbank with outstanding service and we know the community, along with Will’s friends and family, will be understanding and supportive.  We wish him the best as he focuses on this challenge.”

Mayor Rogers has been diagnosed with stage 4 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and non-alcoholic cirrhosis.  While most forms of hepatocellular carcinoma are thought to be related to hepatitis, Mayor Rogers has not been diagnosed with this disease.  In his case a transplant along with traditional forms of chemotherapy have been ruled out. He is currently participating in drug trials and immuno-therapy.


More about Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of primary liver cancer.

More about immuno-therapy:

Professional Medical Source:
Dr. Samuel Klempner (310) 231-2167, Medical Oncology
The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute – Affiliated with Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Klempner has been authorized to confirm the Mayor’s status as a patient, and provide basic, generalized information about the illnesses involved.  No personal information will be given.

Sep 20 2017
Fresno Starbucks Customer Stops Robbery and Is Sued by Suspect’s Family [video] @starbucks

I sure hope Starbucks offers the good samaritan customer a reward and full expenses for protecting.

How is it in this age that you can attempt to rob a business and get “hurt” and then you can sue…

Sep 19 2017
iOS 11 Updates Slow or Not Responding #ios11 #ios11update

If you are trying to update your Apple iOS devices, like the iPad or iPhone, get ready to experience some delays or blank screens.

The update process is slow and servers are slow to respond or unresponsive.

Around 10am PST on 9/19/17 the updates started to roll out. But as of 11AM PST there have been countless reports of trouble with downloading the update. iOS 11 as described by Apple last week is a major update filled with new features.

Are there workarounds to the download?  The best workaround to download iOS 11 is to connect to a computer and download and update using iTunes.

Here’s the notes on the release.

iOS 11 brings hundreds of new features to iPhone and iPad including an all new App Store, a more proactive and intelligent Siri, improvements to Camera and Photos, and augmented reality technologies to enable immersive experiences. iOS 11 is also the biggest release for iPad ever and adds powerful new multitasking features, a new Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil.


iOS 11 brings hundreds of new features to iPhone and iPad including an all new App Store, a more proactive and intelligent Siri, improvements to Camera and Photos, and augmented reality technologies to enable immersive experiences. iOS 11 is also the biggest release for iPad ever and adds powerful new multitasking features, a new Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil.iOS 11 brings hundreds of new features to iPhone and iPad including an all new App Store, a more proactive and intelligent Siri, improvements to Camera and Photos, and augmented reality technologies to enable immersive experiences. iOS 11 is also the biggest release for iPad ever and adds powerful new multitasking features, a new Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil.
App Store • All-new App Store designed for discovering great apps and games everyday • New Today tab helps you discover new apps and games with stories, how-to guides, and more • New Games tab to find new games and see what’s most popular with top game charts • Dedicated Apps tab with top picks, dedicated app charts, and app categories • App pages include more video previews, Editors’ Choice badges, easier access to user ratings, and information about in-app purchases
Siri • New Siri voice is more natural and expressive • Translate English words and phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish (beta) • Siri suggestions based on your usage of Safari, News, Mail, and Messages • Works with notes apps to create to-do lists, notes and reminders • Works with banking apps for account transfer and balances • Works with apps that display QR codes • Hindi and Shanghainese dictation
Camera • Portrait mode now supports optical image stabilization, HDR and True Tone flash • Photos and videos will take up half the space with the new HEIF and HEVC image and video formats • Redesigned set of nine filters optimized for natural skin tones • Automatically identify and scan QR codes
Photos • Loop, Bounce, and Long Exposure Live Photo effects • Mute, trim, or choose a new key photo for Live Photos • Memory Movies automatically adapt content for portrait and landscape orientation • More than a dozen new memory types including pets, babies, weddings, and sporting events • People album is more accurate and stays up to date across devices with iCloud Photo Library • Animated GIF support
Maps • Indoor maps for major airports and shopping centers • Lane guidance and speed limit information with Turn-by-turn directions • One-handed zoom with double tap and swipe • Interact with Flyover by moving your device
Do Not Disturb while Driving • Automatically silences notifications while driving and keeps iPhone silent and display off • Optional iMessage auto reply to alert selected contacts that you’re driving
New features designed for iPad • An all new Dock provides quick access to your favorite and recently used apps and can even be shown on top of active apps ◦ Dock resizes so you can add all of your favorite apps ◦ Recently used and Continuity apps are available on the right
• Enhanced Slide Over and Split View ◦ Apps can be easily started in Slide Over and Split View from the Dock ◦ Slide Over and background apps now run simultaneously ◦ Apps in Slide Over and Split View can now be placed on the left side of the screen
• Drag and drop ◦ Move text, images, and files between apps on iPad ◦ Multi-Touch to move multiple items at the same time ◦ Spring-loading to move content between apps
• Markup ◦ Markup works across documents, PDFs, webpages, photos and more ◦ Instant markup anything in iOS – just place Apple Pencil on what you want to mark ◦ Create a PDF and markup anything that can be printed
• Notes ◦ Instantly create a new note by tapping on Lock Screen with Apple Pencil ◦ Inline drawing available by simply placing Apple Pencil in body of a note ◦ Search handwritten text ◦ Document scanner autocorrects for skewing and uses image filters to remove shadows ◦ Table support to organize and display information ◦ Pin important notes to the top of the list
• Files ◦ All-new Files app to browse, search and organize files ◦ Works with iCloud Drive and 3rd party cloud file providers ◦ Recents view for quick access to recently used files across all apps and cloud services ◦ Create folders and sort files by name, date, size and tags
QuickType • Flick down on letter keys to enter numbers, symbols and punctuation marks on iPad • One-handed keyboard support on iPhone • New keyboards for Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Georgian, Irish, Kannada, Malayalam, Maori, Odia, Swahili, and Welsh • English input on the 10-key Pinyin keyboard • English input on the Japanese Romaji keyboard
HomeKit • New accessory types including AirPlay 2 speakers, sprinklers and faucets • Expanded occupancy, time and accessory based triggers • QR code and tap to pair accessory setup support
Augmented Reality • Augmented reality technologies that apps from the App Store can use to deliver content on top of real-world scenes for interactive gaming, immersive shopping experiences, industrial design and more
Machine Learning • Core machine learning technologies that apps from the App Store can use to deliver intelligent features with machine learning data processed on device for high performance and user privacy
Other features and improvements • Control Center redesign brings all controls on one page • Control Center custom controls including accessibility, guided access, magnifier, text size, screen recording and Wallet • Apple Music now helps you discover music with friends. Create a profile so friends can listen to playlists you’ve shared and see the music you listen to most • Apple News now includes Top Stories picked just for you, recommendations from Siri, the best videos of the day in Today View, and great stories selected by our editors in the new Spotlight tab • Automatic Setup signs you in to iCloud, Keychain, iTunes, App Store, iMessage, and FaceTime with your Apple ID • Automatic Setup restores device settings including language, region, network, keyboard preferences, places you frequently visit, how you talk to Siri, home and health data • Easily share access to your Wi-Fi networks • Storage optimization notifications and free up space in Settings for apps like Photos, Messages, and more • Emergency SOS calls emergency services based on your current location and automatically notifies emergency contacts, shares your location, and displays your Medical ID • FaceTime lets you capture Live Photos from the other person’s Mac or iPhone camera • Easily check Flight status in Spotlight and Safari • Definitions, conversions and math support in Safari • Russian and English bilingual dictionary • Portuguese and English bilingual dictionary • Arabic system font support
Accessibility • VoiceOver descriptions support for images • VoiceOver tables and lists support in PDFs • Type to Siri support for basic search queries • Spoken and braille caption support for videos • Dynamic Type increases text and app UI to larger sizes • Redesigned Invert Colors make media content easier to view • Highlight Colors improvements in Speak Selection and Speak Screen • Switch Control typing can scan and type whole words at a time
iOS 11 is performance optimized for 64-bit apps. 32-bit apps will need to be updated by the app developer to work with this version of iOS.
Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit: <> and <>
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: <>

Sep 14 2017
Carnegie Observatories 16th Annual Open House Oct 15, 2017 @carnegiescience

16th Annual Open House

 Join us for an afternoon of discovery as we explore the past, present and future of astronomy at the Carnegie Observatories. This year we connect Carnegie Observatories then and now, celebrating the upcoming 100th anniversary of first light on the 100-inch Hooker telescope at Mt. Wilson.

We are expecting large numbers this year and parking is limited. Please consider taking public transit. The Observatories is a 10 minute walk from the Lake Metro Goldline station. There is ample free parking at the Sierra Madre Villa station. Lyft/Uber might also be a good option.

  • Meet our astronomers and learn about their discoveries at the frontiers of science today
  • See amazing photos from Las Campanas, Carnegie’s state-of-the-art observatory in Chile
  • Visit the Machine Shop to see how instruments are made for our telescopes in Chile
  • Bring your questions about the Universe to the “Ask the Astronomer” table
  • View the sun through a solar telescope
  • Tour the historic Hale Library and learn about more than a century of pioneering achievements by Carnegie scientists
  • From our archive: see a display of historical astronomical images on glass plates including a 15″ sunspot spectrum taken in 1919
  • Get the latest update on the Giant Magellan Telescope —one of the most powerful next-generation telescopes.
  • Enjoy ice cream, drinks and music in the beautiful outdoor courtyard.
  • Make your own constellation and other fun children’s astro activities.

All are welcome, NO RSVP NECESSARY!

Carnegie Astronomy

813 Santa Barbara St, Pasadena, California 91101

Sunday, October 15, 2017
2:00 – 5:00pm

Sep 13 2017
Annual Pasadena Police Foundation Breakfast 2017

Annual Pasadena Police Foundation Breakfast 2017

Pasadena Police Foundation Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)

First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena
3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)

Annual Pasadena Police Foundation Breakfast-October 5th at 7:30am

Great opportunity to meet and greet your local law enforcement officials and hear Pasadena Chief Sanchez speak on current issues facing law enforcement. Visit to support your local police department.

Join us on October 5, 2017, for the Annual Pasadena Police Foundation Breakfast emceed by Fritz Coleman. The breakfast is intended to give community members, the business community, and friends an opportunity to meet with the Chief and hear about the current goals and accomplishments of the Pasadena Police Department. It is also an opportunity to see firsthand how the Pasadena Police Foundation supports our local police department. This year we will also be honoring Officer Darrin Craddolph as Officer of the Year.

Live Auction Items:

  • Lunch with canine and his/her officer
  • Helicopter ride in a Pasadena Police helicopter
  • Catered jailhouse dinner and tour with the Chief and Mrs. Sanchez

Opportunity Drawing:

  • $250 cash prize
  • $100 cash prize

Buy tickets here


Sep 11 2017
Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Cybersecurity @EntForumCaltech @Caltech
Saturday – October 14, 2017
Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
8:00 – 9:00 AM Coffee & Networking
9:00 – 11:15 AM Program
11:15 AM Networking, Continued
Almost daily, the media report incidents of malicious interference with computer systems, ranging from simple pranks, stealing personal data, industrial espionage, ransomware, and corrupting databases, all the way to disabling major utilities. There is clear demand for technologies that help detect, block, and recover from the effects all sorts of attacks. The October 2017 session of the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum will be devoted to identifying entrepreneurial opportunities for providing tools to combat cyber threats. We will focus on market segments, what it takes to establish credibility as a small company, and what types of strategic alliances with larger companies can be used to overcome the challenges of starting and operating an emerging company capable of developing and selling leading edge security technology to large and potentially very conservative customers.
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Stan Stahl, president of Citadel Information Group and SecureTheVillage. Dr. Stahl’s cybersecurity career extends from his in-the-trenches security engineering work nearly 40 years ago to protect our nuclear missile arsenal to his community leadership today creating cybersecurity culture. Dr. Stahl will give us an overview of cybersecurity from the perspective of the need different classes of buyers have for new cybersecurity products and services. After his talk, we will turn to a panel of entrepreneurs in this burgeoning field who will report their varying experiences and approaches to financing, developing and selling cybersecurity products.
Keynote Speaker
Stan Stahl, Ph.D.
Citadel Information Group and SecureTheVillage
Ira Moskatel
Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer LLP

Stan Tomsic
Managing Director
Magna Point Group
Shaun P. Lee
Patent Attorney
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP
General Admission
Advance Registration (General):  $30.00 prior to October 8th*
*Please Note: Registration increases to $35.00 week of event;
Registration at the door is $40.00 on a space-available basis.
Advance Registration (Students): $15.00
Registration at door:  $25.00
Caltech Students are admitted free
*Note: All Students must show current valid ID or will be charged full price at door.
Free Parking Underground:  Right turn at signal on east side of Cahill (turn right at tennis courts); parking lot entrance 75 yards on right.
Bring plenty of business cards for networking! 
Drop one in the “networking list” basket at registration to be included in list distributed after the program.
To register, visit
Sep 10 2017
What Should You Do After Equifax Breach Hack of 2017 @Equifax @AskEquifax #equifaxbreach

What Should You Do After Equifax Breach Hack of 2017

Equifax has established a dedicated website,, to help consumers determine if their information has been potentially impacted and to sign up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection. The offering, called TrustedID Premier, includes 3-Bureau credit monitoring of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit reports; copies of Equifax credit reports; the ability to lock and unlock Equifax credit reports; identity theft insurance; and Internet scanning for Social Security numbers – all complimentary to U.S. consumers for one year. The website also provides additional information on steps consumers can take to protect their personal information. Equifax recommends that consumers with additional questions visit or contact a dedicated call center at 866-447-7559 (Click here for an important update on call times due to Hurricane Irma), which the company set up to assist consumers. The call center is open every day (including weekends) from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Eastern time.

In addition to the website, Equifax will send direct mail notices to consumers whose credit card numbers or dispute documents with personal identifying information were impacted. Equifax also is in the process of contacting U.S. state and federal regulators and has sent written notifications to all U.S. state attorneys general, which includes Equifax contact information for regulator inquiries.


Link to check if your information has been breached

Sep 6 2017
Bach’s Coffee Cantata at Jones Coffee Roasters Fundraiser for Salastina Music Society Sept 17, 2017 @Salastina @JonesCoffeePas

Special Event: Bach’s Coffee Cantata at Jones Coffee Roasters (Pasadena)

  • Jones Coffee Roasters (map)

In this pre-season fundraiser, Salastina teams up with Jones Coffee Roasters and a fantastic roster of musicians to present Bach’s comic operatic masterpiece about addiction to coffee (in English).  Mireya and Larry Jones will talk about the history of coffee during Bach’s time, and a barista will be present – coffee drinks included!

JS Bach:  Coffee Cantata, BWV 211 (Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht)

Indre Viskontas, soprano
Thomas Segen, tenor
Scott Graff, bass
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, violins and co-directors
Luke Maurer, viola
Yoshika Masuda, cello
Benjamin Smolen, flute
Duane Funderburk, harpsichord


Fundraiser for Salastina Music Society

For details, more info, and to purchase tickets please contact Salastina Music Society directing.
(626) 564-9291


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