Monthly Archives: April 2018
Apr 30 2018
Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803) Spring

Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803) Spring

The most direct way to download and install is via the Microsoft site:

Download here, Windows 10 Update Assistant webpage and Update now.

You can read about the major updates that have been rolled into update 1803.
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Apr 28 2018
Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery – Open House & Spring Sale – Sunday, April 29, 2018 #Hahamongna #arroyoseco

Open House & Spring Sale

  Sunday, April 29, 2018 10am-2pm

Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery will host an Open House and Spring Sale at its site in Hahamongna Watershed Park on Sunday, April 29 from 10 am to 2 pm.

The spectacular wild native plant garden at the nursery at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains is now blossoming in springtime glory. More than 62 species are flourishing there, demonstrating the beauty and resilience of native plants. Riparian species, invaluable for habitat restoration programs are featured, along with a wide variety of sages, shrubs and trees for more urban landscaping applications.

Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery in Pasadena was started three years ago by the Arroyo Seco Foundation to develop appropriate plants and habitat for a stream restoration program in the Arroyo Seco Canyon. Now it also produces plants to beautify local yards and gardens. The plants were recently used to landscape nearby Linda Vista Library as a model for public facilities. At the April 29 event, participants will be treated to a tour of the native plant garden and encouraged to take home a bit of the Arroyo to plant in their yard. The plants will brighten local homes and businesses, save water, provide food and shelter to birds, bugs, and butterflies, and serve as a constant reminder of the natural treasures of the Arroyo Seco.

For more information, please call (323) 405-7326.


Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery
Hahamongna Watershed Park
4550 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 657-0392

Apr 25 2018
Jackalope Pasadena Spring 2018, April 28th & 29th / 10am to 5pm @jackalopefair

Jackalope Pasadena Spring 2018:


A weekend shopping destination at Central Park in the heart of Old Pasadena, featuring over 200 local, hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts.  Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, plus much more.

Dates: April 28th & 29th / 10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Central Park, Old Pasadena | 275 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105

Details:  Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair is FREE to attend, however donations are encouraged to Brighter Future Charity our event beneficiary. This location is open to all ages and is handicap accessible. Leashed pets are welcome.

Be one of the first 25 people to check in at the information booth BOTH Saturday and Sunday and get a Grab Bag full of vendor swag!!


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Apr 25 2018
3rd Annual Masters of Taste: L.A.’s Top Tastemakers Celebrate the Finer Things On Field of the Iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl – Introducing the 2018 Masters! (Sunday, May 6th, 2018) @MastersofTaste

3rd Annual Masters of Taste: L.A.’s Top Tastemakers Celebrate the Finer Things On Field of the Iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl!

 (Los Angeles, CA), Tuesday, April 24th, 2018: Come celebrate and be part of the 3rd Annual Masters of Taste, L.A.’s premier outdoor, luxury food and beverage festival that will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the field of the iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl!

Masters of Taste 2018 will bring over 2,500 food and beverage enthusiasts together from all over Greater Los Angeles for one afternoon to celebrate this exhilarating festival, which will include the finest fare from over 40 Culinary Masters and restaurants, delectable sweets prepared by L.A.’s top Sweet Masters, top Beverage Masters who will be featuring signature handcrafted cocktail tastings from 25 spirit brands and bars, a premier 50 yard-line cocktail bar featuring top Mixologists from four of L.A.’s most distinguished drinking destinations, select wineries, local craft breweries, cold-pressed juices cold brew coffee, live entertainment and much, much more.

100% of the proceeds from Masters of Taste 2018 will directly benefit Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to end homelessness in our community. The nonprofit agency offers an array of services including street outreach, meals, shelter, housing, case management and career development. In the last two years Masters of Taste has raised nearly $1 Million in support of Union Station’s life-saving programs.

Some of this year’s Masters of Taste 2018 participating Culinary Masters and Restaurants include:

 Sweet Masters: A select group of Los Angeles Top Sweet Masters will showcase an assortment of delectable desserts such as the deliciously scrumptious scratch baked custom cakes from Butter Cake Shoppe, Chocolate Stars USA, Crème Caramel, traditional and wildly creative gelato flavors from Fatamorgana Gelato, homemade premium sorbets from Helados Pops, Chocolatier to the stars Mignon Chocolate, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Porto’s Bakery, Sidecar Doughnuts, The Dolly Llama, Zooies Cookies and more.

Some of this year’s participating Beverage Masters include:

Brewmasters: Beverage Masters who specialize in barley and hops will be presenting top-notch ales, lagers, pilsners and more for guests to sample, sip and savor all throughout the event, including Southern California favorites Angel City Brewery, Brewyard Beer Company, Indie Brewing Company, Iron triangle Brewing, Lincoln Beer Company, MacLeod Ale Brewing Co., Arcadia’s first Microbrewery Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., San Fernando Brewing Co. and State Brewing Co..

Wineries: A specially curated collection of Wine Masters will be showcasing their finest varietals including premium boutique winery Ascension Cellars, Cosentino Winery, Foris Winery & Vineyards, Golden Star Vineyards & Winery, Hitching Post Winery, Y3 by Jax Vineyards, Kieu Hoang Winery, Lorimar Vineyards and Winery, Anderson Valley’s Navarro Vineyards, Roboli Family, Rutherford Ranch Winery, and Wrath Wines.

Bars & Spirits: Some of L.A.’s top bartenders and cocktail bars will be creating first-rate craft cocktails, including Ann-Marie Verdi of The Bellwether, Cameron Masden of 1886, Dan Garvin of Magnolia House, Devon Espinosa of Sunset & Vinyl, Feisser Stone of CHAYA Izakaya and world-class Barman Payman Bahmani. Top brands showcasing their finest spirits will also include American Born Moonshine, Buzzbox, Dulce Vida Tequila, SelvaRey Rum, Smirnoff Spiked Sparking Seltzer, Woodford Reserve and ZYR Russian Vodka and many more.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages: A variety of premium non-alcoholic Beverage Masters will also be on hand for those who wish to hydrate, caffeinate or regenerate, such as Bai, Boxed Water, Califia Farms Juices and Cold Brew Coffees, Dry Sparkling, Groundwork Coffee, Honeydrop Beverages, Humm Kombucha, Immordl energy elixirs, cold-pressed juices from Nekter Juice Bar and Zico Coconut Water and more.


Sponsors: Masters of Taste 2018 is made possible through the generous support of our Sponsors, which include HomeStreet Bank, Judith L Chiara Foundation, Western Asset Management, Woodford Reserve, Kaiser Permanente, US Bank, Capitol Group, Universal Studios Hollywood, Kauffman Wealth Management, Westport Construction, Bank of America, MUFG Union Bank, HKG LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Pasadena Tournament of Roses and California Linens.

Ticket Information: Masters of Taste 2018 will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2018. A VIP Power Hour will be held from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm and General Admission will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tickets to this event are only available for guests 21+ and over. For more information on Masters of Taste 2018 or to book your tickets directly, please visit

Location:  Pasadena Rose Bowl – 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103.

Transportation and Parking: Guests are encouraged to utilize car services – Masters of Taste 2018 Community Partner Lyft is offering (20% off rides to and from the event with this special code MOT2018), Uber, Taxi, etc. – since this event does serve alcoholic beverages. Complimentary parking is also available.

Masters of Taste Media Partners:

Masters of Taste Gold Sponsors:

Follow Masters of Taste for the latest updates on:


Twitter:  @MastersofTaste

Instagram:  @MastersofTaste

2018 Hashtags:  #mastersoftaste #eatmoregivemore #ushsnews

Apr 25 2018
2nd Annual Pasadena PD Open House, Sat May 12, 2018 @PasadenaPD
2nd Annual Pasadena PD Open House

Pasadena Police Department is excited to invite the Pasadena community to the 2nd Annual Open House on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm at 207 N. Garfield Ave. Come and meet your local Police staff, take a tour of the Police Department, partake in various information booths to include crime prevention tips, employment services, and youth programs, and enjoy live demonstrations from Forensics, K-9 unit, and SWAT. New this year, enjoy Motor Skills demos by award-winning Pasadena PD Motor Officers. Free BBQ and light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss out on this free family event! We hope to see you there! For questions, contact Pasadena PD Community Services (626)744-4551.

Apr 19 2018
The Business of Blockchain May 12, 2018 @EntForumCaltech
General Admission
EARLY Registration – $30.00
($40.00 at door).
Advance Registration: $15.00
(Student 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 – 11:30 Program
11:30 Networking, Continued

You’ll find plenty of FREE parking on California Street (please obey signs and street markings) and in the underground lot located at the end of the street.  Turn Right at signal on east side of Cahill (at tennis courts); follow the signs to the parking lot entrance (appx. 75 yards on right).

Bring plenty of business cards for networking! 
Apr 17 2018
Crack Shack Coming to Old Pasadena @GetCrackShacked @626food

Crack Shack Coming to Old Pasadena

According to the official Crack Shack website, a new location is in the works on Green near Raymond to open in the Fall 2018. Century City is slated for Summer 2018.
Existing locations in San Diego(Little Italy), Encinitas, and Costa Mesa. Hopefully this location in Pasadena will be dog friendly like the other locations.

The Pasadena location was previously occupied by Firehouse Recording Studios and was recently available for lease, the space is approx 6000 sq ft. with beautiful wood beam ceilings and brick walls.


Out of our brave culinary Coop comes everybody’s favorite animal that crossed the road, reimagined — Southern California fried chicken and egg fare in the sunny so-cal spirit of inspired cuisine, spacious ambiance, lawn games and craft drinks for any occasion.

Apr 16 2018
Earth Day Pasadena, Saturday April 21st #EarthDay #HEALthePlanet #HEALTHePlanet #Pasadena

Pasadena Earth Day Celebration
Earth Day Pasadena is back on Saturday April 21st with art, live music, food trucks & community. The event is free.

Earth Day Pasadena is back on Saturday April 21st! #FREE

It’s been 48 years since the first #EarthDay celebrations took place in 1970, come out to share your vision for a more environmentally friendly city & planet and spread awareness about local efforts to #HEALthePLANET and live in a #HEALTHePLANET in 2018!

WHAT: Earth Day Celebration
WHEN: Saturday April 21st (9am-1pm)
WHERE: Pasadena Memorial Park (outdoor activities) &
Armory Center for the Arts (indoor activities)
This event is #FREE and open to the public!

Public parking is available but we recommend walking, biking or taking Pasadena Transit, Metro Los Angeles Goldine, or Foothill Transit toMemorial Park station to the event. Bus lines 187, 267, 177, 501, 260, 52, 20, 51 stop at Memorial Park.
FREE Bike Valet will also also be provided!

#LEARN about local grassroots environmental efforts
#ENGAGE in meaningful dialogues, solution storming & advocacy
#MOVE to zumba, yoga, drum circle beats, and live music!
#TAKEACTION on #climatechange and participate in workshops, demonstrations and interactive activities to learn about sustainable practices including:
stormwater harvesting, water-wise gardening, bike repair, healthy recipe demonstrations, clean energy options, electric vehicle show, art + more!
#SPEAKUP and share your vision for a more environmentally friendly Pasadena

Enjoy #Art, Live #Music, Healthy #Food Trucks & community!

Register here


Thank you to our sponsors & supporters:
Armory Center for the Arts
Kaiser Permanente Thrive
CA Champions for Change
Bike San Gabriel Valley – BIKE SGV
Light Bringer Project
Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition
Transition Pasadena
Throop Unitarian Universalist Church
Throop Learning Garden Coalition
Repair Cafe Pasadena
Pasadena 100
RAD – Rethinking Alcohol and other Drugs
City of Pasadena – Public Agency

To participate, questions or ideas or to become a vendor/exhibitor please contact: or call 626-229-9570

Transition Pasadena is cosponsoring the event. Join us to:

learn about local grassroots environmental efforts and about sustainable practices
engage in meaningful dialogues and solution storming
move to Zumba, yoga, drum circle beats and live music
participate in workshops and activities
take action on climate change
speak up and share your vision for a more environmentally friendly Pasadena

Apr 16 2018
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Apr 8 2018
Total Wine & More Pasadena Opening Soon @totalwine @626food Pasadena

The Pasadena location of Total Wine is set to open soon.

721 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 577-2286

The Total Wine location is looking to fill positions, with job openings posted on GlassDoor