Monthly Archives: December 2017
Dec 27 2017
The Arbour Pasadena Opening This Week

Opening December 2017

Chef Ian Gresik along with his wife Nancy Gresik have opened their first restaurant, The Arbour, in the beautiful and historic city of Pasadena. A farm to table fine dining restaurant focusing on local ingredients and exceptional service.
(626) 396-4925
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Will be opening for weekday lunch soon!

Chef Ian Gresik
Nancy Gresik
Ray Messmer – General Manager
Rose Mendez – Manager
Matthew Haro – Chef de Cuisine


Dec 26 2017
Pasadena 2018 Community Police Academy

Pasadena 2018 Community Police Academy

We are currently accepting applications to attend the 2018 Community Police Academy. Classes meet on Thursday evenings from February 22nd – April 12th. Dinner is served at 5:30 pm and class runs from 6:00-9:30 pm at the Pasadena Police Department.

The Community Police Academy (CPA) is an informative, eight-week classroom series that gives an inside look at Pasadena Police operations while discussing the principles of community policing. The purpose of the class is to promote a greater awareness and better understanding of local law enforcement’s continuously changing role in the community.

Presented in a friendly, casual environment, the class covers a wide variety of subject areas including police communications, criminal law and procedures (laws of arrest), street crime enforcement/investigations, field identification, weaponless defense training, youth programs and more. The course concludes with a graduation dinner, where students receive a certificate of completion.


•Minimum 18 years of age

•Live, work or, own property in Pasadena

•No felony convictions

•No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application

If you would like to apply for the upcoming class, please contact me at or 626.744.7650 to be sent an application.

*Citizen Police Academy is not intended to make the participant a police officer nor does the acceptance of an application guarantee a placement in the class.

Dec 24 2017
Panda Express + Tea Bar Coming to Pasadena South Lake @PandaExpress @626food

Panda Express + Tea Bar is coming to South Lake Pasadena.

There will be new healthier option available. Schedule to open before the end of 2017, possible before December 30, 2017.



Besides the tea options there will be items you can find at the Panda Innovation location in Pasadena, including wraps, burritos, salads and other healthy options.

Stay tuned to another great development for the restaurant scene in Pasadena.  Panda Restaurant Group is headquartered in Rosemead, CA and is privately held.  With over 2,000 locations.

Dec 22 2017
Phone scam warning in Altadena-Pasadena area, impersonators asking for money to prevent arrest

Phone scam warning in Altadena / Pasadena area, impersonators asking for money to prevent arrest.

Phone scam in Altadena / Pasadena area

This is a warning to everyone about sheriff / police impersonators calling residents and saying, “There is a warrant out for your arrest, and if you don’t pay up, you’ll be arrested.”

An Altadena resident was called at their house by a man from 626 area code, local phone number, saying at he was a L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy. The deputy told our resident they had two warrants for arrest for missing jury duty. They also said a $1000 cash bond was needed to be paid, or they would be arrested.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not call you to demand money for arrest warrants. If you are contacted over the phone and are suspicious, ask for the callers name and employee number and call our station, (626) 798-1131 or whichever police department they are representing and ask to verify the information.

If the caller tells you to put money on a prepaid card and give him the card number. Now your scam-detecting radar is going off the charts. Police departments — and the federal government, for that matter — don’t tell people to pay with prepaid cards. You also know using a prepaid card is like paying cash — once the money is gone, you can’t get it back.

More sophisticated scammers may have caller ID that shows the local police departments name. It may seem like reliable information about the source of a call isn’t so reliable anymore.

Scammers can rig caller ID to look like they’re calling from the police department. Or, really, anywhere — even your own number. Don’t rely on caller ID. It’s not foolproof. Scammers can easily spoof it to try to gain your trust. If it looks like the police are calling, call our non-emergency phone number (626) 798-1131 and call to find out if the story is legit. You’ll soon learn it’s a scam.

Report the imposter to the Federal Trade Commission at Select the category “Scams and Rip-offs” then “Impostor Scams”.

LASD – Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
780 E Altadena Dr
Altadena, CA 91001

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-798-1131

Dec 16 2017
e-Gaming and e-Sports:  The Opportunities Abound @EntForumCaltech

General Admission

*(expires at midnight 1.13.18)
Advance Registration $35.00 
until 1:00 PM January 19th.
Registration at the door is $40.00 on a space-available basis.
Advance Registration (Students): $15.00
Registration at door:  $25.00
Caltech Students, faculty and administration
are admitted free with ID. 
*Note: All Students must show current valid ID or will be
charged full price at door.
8:00 – 9:00 AM 
9:00 – 11:15 Program
11:15 Networking, Continued
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! 
To register, visit
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February 24, 2018  – Transportation
March 24, 2018 – Robotics
April 14, 2018 – Funding   
Dec 15 2017
After 75 Years, The Original Twohey’s in Alhambra Will Close Its Doors February 1st, 2018! @Twoheys

After 75 Years, The Original Twohey’s in Alhambra Will Close Its Doors February 1st, 2018!


After 75 Years, The Original Twohey’s in Alhambra

Will Close Its Doors February 1st, 2018



(Alhambra, CA), Friday, December 15th, 2017:  Located in Alhambra and serving up family-friendly American Fare including their famous burgers, onion rings, award-winning soda fountain hot fudge sundaes, and making memories for 75 years, the original Twohey’s Restaurant will permanently close its doors February 1st, 2018 as the restaurant’s lease was not renewed.


Twohey’s originally opened in Pasadena in 1943, and then moved a decade later to its present location at the intersection of Huntington Drive and Atlantic Boulevard in Alhambra. “After 75 great years, the original Twohey’s Restaurant will close its doors on February 1st, 2018. Sadly, our lease cannot be extended, so with much regret, we must say goodbye. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank the City of Alhambra, and all the faithful guests, family and friends that have visited and supported us all throughout the years. Most of all, we would like to thank our incredible staff, as we have been truly honored to have had such a talented, professional and loyal group of coworkers,” states Jim Christos.


For photos of the original Twohey’s Restaurant, please visit the Dropbox link below:


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Twohey’s Restaurant


Twohey’s Restaurant

1224 N. Atlantic Boulevard

Alhambra, CA 91801

T: 626.284.7387


Dec 2 2017
Apple iOS 11.2 Update Released Notes

iOS 11.2 introduces Apple Pay Cash to send, request, and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

Apple Pay Cash (US Only)
• Send, request, and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay in Messages or by asking Siri

Other improvements and fixes
• Adds support for faster wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X with compatible third-party accessories
• Introduces three new Live wallpapers for iPhone X
• Improves video camera stabilization
• Adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show
• Adds support in HealthKit for downhill snow sports distance as a data type
• Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete
• Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear
• Improves stability in Calendar
• Resolves an issue where Settings could open to a blank screen
• Fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen
• Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen
• Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen
• Addresses an issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded
• Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map
• Fixes an issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message
• Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results
• Addressed an issue where the keyboard could respond slowly
• Adds support for real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Improves VoiceOver stability in Messages, Settings, App Store, and Music
• Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from announcing incoming Notifications

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