Monthly Archives: June 2018
Jun 28 2018
Music Under the Stars Pasadena @passymphpops

Music Under the Stars

Saturday, July 7
Gates open at 6:00 pm, concert begins at 8:00pm

Larry Blank, conductor
Maximo Marcuso, vocalist
Christina Saffran, vocalist
Lisa Vroman, vocalist
JPL Chorus with the Donald Brinegar Singers

Continue your July 4th celebration with our annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, July 7 at Pasadena City Hall’s Centennial Square. This year’s Music Under the Stars will illuminate the night sky with treasured songs penned by iconic American composers John Williams, John Philip Sousa and more. Celebrate America with old-fashioned favorites like Birth of the Blues, Stars and Stripes Forever, and Hymn to the Fallen, along with Broadway Hits Somewhere and Some Enchanted Evening.

Arrive early for pre-concert family fun with picnicking, gourmet food trucks, a musical instrument petting zoo, and more! Admission to this event is FREE! For more information, click here or call 626.793.7172.

Visit our Facebook event for updates and to RSVP.

Presented with support from:

Meet Our Soloists:

Known as the “Tenor of the Americas,” Maximo Marcuso is best known for his booming renditions of patriotic songs. As a musical ambassador to the world, Maximo has been honored by both the California Legislature Assembly and the California State Senate for his invaluable artistic contributions to the arts and education. Click here to hear his interpretation of the “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
A true triple threat, audiences throughout the world have been thrilled by Christina Saffran’s leading Broadway performances in My Fair Lady, Showboat, South Pacific, Phantom, White Christmas, Jesus Christ Superstar, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sunday in the Park with George, Damn Yankees, Sound of Music, Grease, Company, Me and My Girl, I Do I Do…the list goes on. Check out this clip of her performing “But Not for Me” from the Gershwin’s Girl Crazy at her last performance with the Pasadena POPS.
From Broadway to Classics, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America’s most versatile voices. She has been called a “musical and theatrical marvel” by the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as “one of American musical theater’s most beautiful voices” by acclaimed Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Watch a clip of her singing the title song from Phantom of the Opera, which she starred in as Christine Daaé for over 8 years here.

Concert Info

General admission seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or low back chairs. Rental chairs will also be available for purchase.

Guests may bring their own picnic dinner, but please note no alcohol is permitted. Gourmet food trucks will also be available.

Several parking options are located near City Hall, including Plaza Las Fuentes structure (enter on Union and Los Robles Ave); the parking structure at 330 E. Union (between Euclid and Garfield); Paseo Colorado subterranean garage (entrances on Colorado and Green St.). Metered street parking is also available on nearby streets.

Jun 13 2018
Consumer Reports – Don’t let Robocallers off the hook #robocallers #spam #solicitors

Just received this email on robocallers. The problem is getting much worse, where most people will not answer calls unless they are certain it is someone they know. still robocallers are spoofing numbers which appear as numbers in our local area, and numbers that you may even recognize,  And when you call this number back it is some person that has no idea what happened.  The level of accountability with these sorts of activities is unacceptable. There is no accountability and it must be stopped. Robocallers and solicitors must be held accountable fined to the full extent so that it is stopped.


We have an epidemic of invasive robocalls on our hands — and the problem could get worse. More and more robocalls are being made year after year. The last thing we need is for the legal protections we do have to be stripped away.

Federal regulators are weighing new rules to say what robocallers can and can’t do. If they issue narrow protections, consumers could be faced with a new barrage of auto-dials from debt collectors, telemarketers, and scammers. That’s why today we’re asking all our Consumer Reports members to submit a comment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in favor of more consumer protections against these unwanted calls.

Add your comment to tell the FCC we want the strongest possible protections from invasive robocalls.

Send comments »

Here’s what we’re asking the FCC to do:

  • Make sure that all of the equipment currently being used to send autodialed calls today gets classified as an “autodialer.”
  • Ensure contractors working for the government are covered by the robocall laws.
  • Issue strong rules reining in the relentless calls from debt collectors who are working on behalf of the federal government.
  • Ensure that consumers can easily revoke their consent to receiving robocalls at any time.
  • Set up a reassigned number database to prevent “wrong number” robocalls.

Can you join us in submitting a comment to the FCC? Click here to take action now.

These calls aren’t just a nuisance. They cost American consumers hundreds of millions of dollars and plenty of wasted time. It’s time for the FCC to take serious action to strike a blow against these unwanted calls.

If you agree, forward this email to as many friends and family as possible so we can collect more comments to send to the FCC. Let’s make sure they hear our voices.

Maureen Mahoney
Consumer Reports

Jun 13 2018
Sunday Funday #yesplease #sundayfunday @LAfoodfest

Ready for this month’s Ice Cream Social themed Sunday Funday? It’s kicking off this Sunday, June 17.

Check out the lineup and snag your FREE tickets online here!

Icy Rush Co.
FataMorgana Gelato
Carmela Ice Cream
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
Treats by B
Peddler’s Creamery
G’s Cookies – vegan and gluten free
Two Chicks in the Mix
Eat.Love.Yoga – vegan
Communitea Bakery
Churro Garage
The Pudding Truck
L.A. Donut
Nature’s Bakery
P.S. I Love Brew
KeVita x Jeni’s Splendid – Ice Cream Floats
* all sweet vendors will offer a $4 portion so you can try a few things.

Old San Juan Catering – Caribbean specialities
Boba ni Taco – boba, tacos and more
3941 Tamales – tamales
The Zema Truck – corn griddled sandwiches and more
The Green Truck – organic, sustainable, locally sourced eats
and more…

Muchacha Los Angeles – buh bams earrings
HOUSE//by Billy Puerto – hand poured soy candles and home items
Birdbath – skincare and apothecary
SECOSCAPES – terrariums
Creations by Lety – jewelry and wooden boxes
sweet stirling – hand made, small batch caramels
Archetype Beard – premium beard oils and balms for the modern gentleman
Made in Mayhem – luxury leather goods, men’s and women’s wallets
Bolla Kills – LA made indie apparel, accessories
Wicked Boheme – home décor, fragrance, copper candles
and more…

Birds & Bees – full bar + gluten free brews!
* the bar opens up on Sundays just for this event!

with One Down Dog

Live Music + DJ


Civic Center Studios

207 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Jun 10 2018
How to Deal with Garden Pests, Earwigs & Slugs & Spider Mites

If you have been experiencing the onslaught of insects in your garden, you are looking for the most effective non-pesticide solution.


So far it seems that a good slug solution is to place a small container full of beer, the more sour the better, the container top should be at ground level so that the slugs go in and drown.  Place several of these around your garden area and check them in a few days and you will see the results, if there are slugs they will go into the container.


Seems like the soy sauce in a tin can(tuna can) filled about half way and then add some oil, vegetable oil seems to work the best, and place it in the area infested with earwigs. Let this stand a day or two and check back, if there are earwigs in your garden they will be attracted to the trap and you will find dead earwigs in your trap, Empty and refill as needed.

For both earwigs and slugs, a predator like birds and chickens are good, but they can only eat so many.

These are some natural remedies for ridding your garden of these predatory insects that could destroy your garden.

For those of you growing tomatoes and have had issues with spider mites, one promising solution is to sprinkle sulfur powder onto the leaves of the tomato and around the stem of the plant.

Try to keep the plan healthy as that is one good defense against insects.

Let us know what works for you,

Jun 6 2018
Onil Chibas Opening DELUXE 1717 in Pasadena @626food

Onil Chibas is taking over the space of the recently closed DE LUXE Lounge – Cafe.


The location will be named DELUXE 1717 as the address is 1717 East Washington Blvd., Pasadena.

Details are still coming, but word is that Onil will be moving into the location in the next couple of weeks, look for exciting news coming in the next couple of weeks.

The new space will be primarily a catering kitchen and not a daily restaurant, there is a dining room and an outdoor space that will be available to rent for small special events.

There will be occasional dinners and brunches that you will be able to attend, presented by guest chefs and Onil.

More on that in future newsletters.

For more info on catering services:

Jun 6 2018
Innovate Pasadena is turning FIVE Anniversary Mixer June 27, 2018 @InnovatPasadena @ctrlcollective #Pasadena #InnovatePasadena

Innovate Pasadena is turning FIVE and we want you to come celebrate with us!

Join our tech mixer on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at CTRL Collective – Pasadena, where you can meet some of Pasadena’s top leaders in technology, science, design, and entrepreneurial industries.

In 5 years, we’ve grown from a handful of dedicated volunteers to an interconnected community of 100s of businesses, startups, and community leaders. We’re proud to reach this milestone – and to help us celebrate we invite you to share your story of growth and transformation with our friends at Alpha Token.

is turning 5 on June 27 and we want you to come celebrate with us at !

Tickets include food and drinks.

Tickets here

Wed, June 27, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

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CTRL Collective – Pasadena

45 South Arroyo Parkway

Pasadena, CA 91105

Jun 6 2018
Fox’s Altadena Restaurant Opens for Breakfast and Lunch @foxsaltadena @626food

Fox’s Altadena Restaurant Opens for Breakfast and Lunch

Neighbors are talking about the reopening of Fox’s Restaurant in Altadena, CA. After having been closed at the beginning of 2018 for remodeling and under the same ownership(Monique King and Paul Rosenbluh) as the renowned Cindy’s in Eagle Rock.  Cindy’s has become a favorite for locals and visitors as an iconic location for films over the years.

The new menu at Fox’s has some of old favorites but also some new items to appeal to all.


The prices are in line.  The restaurant received a much needed remodel after a 60 year run.

Address: 2352 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
Hours: Currently we are open Tue-Sun 7a-2pm
Phone: (626) 797-9430