Monthly Archives: October 2017
Oct 31 2017
AARP Pasadena PD Fraud Experts Prevention Tips

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) recently reached out the Pasadena Police Department for assistance in developing and producing a video on ATM skimmers for their Fraud Watch Network on One of our resident experts, Cpl. Paul Granados, made a guest appearance and assisted the production company by contacting Secret Services who lent us actual ATM skimmers that were used for the video production!…

Oct 31 2017
Apple Releases iOS 11.1 70 new emoji, bug fixes, and improvements

iOS 11.1 introduces over 70 new emoji and includes bug fixes and improvements.


  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more


  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup
  • Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots


  • Improves braille support for Grade 2 input
  • Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages

Other improvements and fixes

  • Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch
  • Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen
  • Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps
  • Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data
  • Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation)
  • Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Oct 29 2017
2018 Nissan LEAF Test Drive @nissanusa

As an existing 2011 Nissan LEAF owner, and seeing the various upgrades that Nissan has implemented over the years since the first introduction, this is the most significant update Nissan has done to the Nissan LEAF.

Some highlights include, longer range, but still far short of the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3.  This will pose a significant problem for Nissan as they will be competing against the Bolt and Model 3 and others.

The redesign is nice, but did Nissan fix the battery issues of the past?  That remains to be seen.  Having heard of instances that Nissan dealers have done a disservice to buyers by not educating them


Oct 29 2017
Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration 2017
Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

Free and open to the public

Join us for a frightfully good time for the whole family!

 On Saturday, October 28, from 10:00am-12:00pm One Colorado hosts their annual Pumpkin Decorating Extravaganza. Kids can get busy with glitter, glue sticks, markers, to decorate their own pumpkin to take home.

On Tuesday, October 31, from 5:00-8:00pm, bring your costumed ghosts and ghoulies to trick-or-treat store-to-store in Old Pasadena.  Look for our Ambassador Guides and friendly characters who will be handing out treats, greeting our visitors, and posing for photos.

One Colorado offers free “haunted photos” in their courtyard, and a screening of “ParaNorman” at 7:00pm.

One Colorado’s Pumpkin Decorating Extravaganza


Halloween at One Colorado


Growl-o-Ween at The Dog Bakery


Retro Halloween Celebration


Throughout Old Pasadena
Pasadena, CA 91105

Oct 29 2017
Twohey’s Tavern New Restaurant Pasadena @626food @TwoheysTavern @Twoheys

Twohey’s Tavern Grand Opening

Update: Grand Opening is scheduled for November, 3 2017 at 5pm.


Twohey’s Tavern is a lively new restaurant that pays tribute to the classic American diner in an updated Tavern setting. Chef Travis Limoge utilizes timeless and contemporary culinary techniques with a commitment to seasonality, to bring each guest a modern experience and celebrate classic American dining.

Guests will also enjoy the exciting new beverage selections at Twohey’s Tavern which will include craft beers, special select wines, handcrafted cocktails and a special new menu featuring whimsical new twists on the classic Milkshake.

2835 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena, California 91107

Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Phone Number:
(626) 449-2337



Twoheys-TavernPasadenaMenu by victorcab on Scribd


Chef Travis Limoge

Co-owners of the current Twohey’s, Greg Mallis and Jim and Tanya Christodoulelis,
Registered the company behind the new restaurant, Three Sisters Group LLC

Oct 29 2017
USPS Informed Delivery Signup Or Not?

Hi everyone! I just signed up for informed delivery yesterday and, so far, it has just said no mail is expected for today. It took me forever to get through the online verification portion of signing up so I’m really disappointed that this service doesn’t even seem to work for us!
It’s a great service once you set it up. Not sure why yours is doing that. My friend couldn’t verify himself online so he had to go into the post office to complete it. The security questions they asked me were actually about my mom (who has never lived here and lives in another state).

Are multiple people at the same address able to sign up? Maybe someone else is set up to receive your emails?

This is an interesting thread

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Oct 20 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers World Series 2017 Tickets @dodgers #worldseries #thisteam

The first game of the 2017 World Series has been set, the only thing missing is the time and the opposing team to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

SeatGeek a site that has tickets for many events has tickets available started at $1300(before fees). You can see what is available by going to the SeatGeek 2017 World Series Game 1 page.

As a resident native of Los Angeles I am rooting for the Dodgers.

Traffic around Dodger Stadium on Tuesday will be thick, so avoid the area unless you are going to a game.


1. AceTicket: Tickets Available

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Oct 20 2017
Nissan LEAF Fail – Driver Left on Side of Road First Day #nissanfail #leaffail

True story.

Person goes into Nissan dealer, sees a Nissan LEAF 2013, used less than 30k miles, in great condition.
Buyer: How far can you I drive this car?
Salesperson 100 mile range no problem.
Buyer: Can I drive from Palmdale to Burbank which is 50 miles each way
Salesperson: no problem
Buyer drives off with Nissan LEAF. Drives to Burbank first day, makes it to office, no problem, even plugs in on a trickle charge, and gets close to 80 miles of range when he starts to head from Burbank to Palmdale, he gets maybe halfway and the car runs out of charge, drive is left stranded and has to call for roadside.
Where was the failure here? It sure seems like the dealer failed to adequately explain range, and all the various variables that affect range of electric cars.
The dealer was able to put the buyer into a Versa which was probably the best choice from the start.

Nissan has a problem with properly training sales people to prevent this sort of failure in the process. As it is a Nissan LEAF can be purchased for under $10,000, which situations like this will surely not help.

Disclosure – I am an original Nissan LEAF owner, purchased the 2011, got it in 2012, lost range to about 50% in less than 4 years. Nissan refused to replace the batteries which had engineering flaws, lost power in hot climate conditions, or repeat L3 charging. then there is speculation there was a software update to manipulate the battery levels. After having a car that was pretty much useless to drive from Burbank to Pasadena round-trip without charging, after a few repeated L3 charges, the battery capacity dropped to the “required” level and Nissan replaced the batteries with “new and improved” batteries, which are showing signs of degradation after less than a year.

Oct 16 2017
Vroman’s Proudly Presents “What Happened” Book Signing with HILLARY CLINTON! Friday, December 1, 1pm @vromans @HillaryClinton #WhatHappened

Vroman’s Proudly Presents A Book Signing with HILLARY CLINTON!

Vroman’s Bookstore is honored to
present a signing with Hillary Clinton!
Complete event details and information are below.
Tickets are now available! To purchase click HERE. Tickets appear to be SOLD OUT.
Friday, December 1, 1pm

Vroman’s Bookstore presents
Hillary Rodham Clinton
signing What Happened

“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.”
-Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened

About the Book:
For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet–the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.
She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.

The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath–both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation. (Simon & Schuster)

Event guidelines:
· This is a book signing only. Each $30 (+tax) ticket includes a wristband to access the signing line and 1 copy of What Happened.

· No line-up’s before 8am on 12/1/17. The line is first come, first served. Saving spots will not be allowed.

· Books will be distributed at the signing table during the event. They will not be available beforehand.

· Wristbands for entry will be distributed beginning the morning of the event. Photo ID and your ticket will be required to pick up your wristband. Name on the ID must match the name on the ticket. Please make sure you have printed or downloaded your ticket to your phone.

· All attendees will need to be in line, no later than 11am.

· No posed photos or selfies

· We will have a limited number of Clinton’s new children’s picture book
It Takes a Village available for sale that day at the signing line check in point. They will be available for purchase by standing ticketholders only; one copy per person, while supplies last.

· No additional books from home or backlist will be allowed or signed.

· Anyone without a ticket will not be permitted to line up nor will you be allowed in or near the event space.

· This is a Secret Service event. Leave large bags, purses, and personal items at home. Any personal items that cannot be pocketed will not be permitted in the signing space. This includes backpacks, purses, shopping bags, etc. There will not be a bag check at the store, so please leave large items in your car or at home. No exceptions.

· Tickets are non-refundable, including in the unlikely event of an
author cancellation.

– The 3pm noted as the end time for this event is only an approximate time. Please be aware that event could run longer (as late as 7 or 8pm) or shorter than approximated so it’s most important to be in line by 11am to ensure that you get your book signed.

Oct 16 2017
Designer Con 2017 Pasadena Convention Center – November 11th – 12th 2017 @DesignerCon

Designer Con 2017

More info: DesignerCon – November 11th – 12th 2017


Pop Culture Collectibles, Art & More

Pasadena Convention Center (Pasadena, CA)

For collectors, life is an ongoing quest to clear shelf space. But even the savviest collectors may have trouble finding room for all the cool stuff DesignerCon packs under one 90,000-square-foot roof at Pasadena Convention Center. From sci-fi figurines to whimsical wearables, indie comic books, toys that put the “oh!” in adorable, underground fashion and beyond, there’s something for pop culture enthusiasts of every stripe at this annual weekend-long bonanza of art and design. Shop at more than 400 vendor booths as you navigate special events such as artist signings, giveaways, a “3D Printing Essentials” panel, a scratch session and meet-and-greet with visionary turntablist DJ Qbert, and so much more.

Saturday November 11, 2017 / 10:00am – 7:00pm | $5
Sunday November 12, 2017 / 10:00am – 5:00pm | $5
Get discount tickets at Goldstar:

Toys, Art and Collectibles

Designer Con 2017 is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art. DCon is over 90,000 sq. ft. and features over 400 vendors, art and custom shows, live demonstrations and more. The show coordinators strive to provide a fun, safe, comfortable environment for fans, artists and vendors to meet.  The show happens every November at the Pasadena Convention Center for a weekend of fun, toys and art.

The show is a fan fest, it’s about having fun and meeting your favorite artists, designers, and manufacturers — it incorporates everything from the world of design such as apparel, plush, printing, sculpture, designer toys, and art ranging from fine to urban.

What to Expect

At Designer Con you will find all your favorite artists and brands. With over 400 vendors and artists, art shows, show exclusive items, panels and presentations, and more.

Live Panels and Party

As part of the VIP ticket, you will have access to live panels and the Saturday night party. The MC for the panels and party will be Mark Brickey, the host of Adventures in Design. Dance to the sounds of Z-Trip at the party on Saturday night. Z-Trip’s style of mixing has been recognized with the award for America’s Best DJ. Watch some of the hottest artists battle it out during the live art battle called Secret Walls. Remember the evening with exclusive merchandise from Mishka.


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