Monthly Archives: July 2018
Jul 24 2018
Breaking: Shooting in Pasadena Leaves One Dead

Reports of a shooting at Villa and Garfield, Tuesday 1:26am, left one person dead. Pasadena Police are investigating.

The victim was found in a car and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Victim identified as Luis Arita, male hispanic 35 years of age, Los Angeles resident with Pasadena ties according to the release.

Please avoid the area unless you live there.


PRESS RELEASE: investigate shooting death. Please see attached for more info. If you have info regarding the incident, call (626)744-4241 or (800)222-TIPS

Jul 19 2018
Unincorporated Coffee Opens in Altadena @626food #COFFEEFORFRIENDS

Unincorporated Coffee Roasters

Unincorporated Coffee is open from 7 to 10 Mon thru Fri and is set to be expanding hours after they install roaster and add a counter and some tables and chairs.

Unincorporated Coffee sells coffee at farmer’s markets:

Brentwood Farmer’s Market
Sundays | 9am – 2pm

741 Gretna Green Way, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Playa Vista Farmer’s Market
Saturdays | 9am – 2pm

12775 Millennium Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90094


Unincorporated Coffee
Shop and Roasting
3021 Lincoln Ave.
Altadena, CA

Phone: (626) 639-3171

Jul 18 2018
Altadena Golf Course Open House Friday July 20 – Free Pancake Breakfast & Community Open House

Free Pancake Breakfast & Community Open House

Altadena Golf Course would like to invite the community and friends to join us for a FREE Pancake Breakfast and Open House!

Breakfast Pancakes will be served from 8:00am – 12:00pm in addition to several other games and activities that are free to those in attendance. Great for kids, adults, and families!

Some of the activities include but not limited to:

Bounce House

Face Painting

Balloon Animals

Putting Clinic at 10AM

Bunker Clinic at 11AM

Snag Golf available from 9AM-12PM

Altadena Golf Course

1456 East Mendocino Street

Altadena, CA 91001

register here

Jul 18 2018
Silicon Dragon LA 2018 Pasadena @SiliconDragon

Silicon Dragon LA 2018 Pasadena @SiliconDragonfaces SDLA2018

Silicon Dragon LA 2018


3pm Registration & Networking
3:20pm Welcome Remarks:
Rebecca Fannin, Founder/Editor, Silicon Dragon
Eric Duyshart, Economic Development Manager, City of Pasadena
David Kaufman, Director, Global Strategies, Nixon Peabody

3:35pm Keynote Chat
Janet Yang, Film Producer/President, Janet Yang Productions
with Christine Lu, Co-founder, America Innovates and Cross Border Lab

4pm PANEL: Digital Entertainment – Hollywood/ China Deal Making
John Liu
, Chairman/CEO, Han Pictures & Media Co.
Chris Fenton, Former President, DMG Entertainment Group
Bennett Pozil, Executive VP, East West Bank
Michael Lee, CFO, Perfect World Pictures
Sarah Platt, Head of International Business Development, Wanda Studios
with Rob Cain, President, Pacific Bridge Pictures

4:40pm China Content & New Media
Joy Chen, Content Creator and Women’s Guru In China
Azel James, Head of Global Content, LUCI
with Lynn Liou, Digital Media Content Creator/ Former Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Phoenix International Magazine

5pm PANEL: Film & TV Production Opportunities In China and Asia
John Penotti, President, Ivanhoe Pictures
Rick Ambros, Consultant, Fox International Productions & Principal, Pacific Horizons
Cary Woodworth, Founder, Legacy Pictures
Julia Pierrepont, CEO/Producer, Pierrepont Productions
Jean Su, Founder/Producer, Broadvision Pictures
Danny Le, Partner, KPMG

5:40pm PANEL: Transit Innovations
John Cole, CEO, SkyTran
Eric Mika, Head of Government/Corporate Affairs, Business Development, Evelozcity
Kevin Noertker, Co-founder & CEO, Ampaire
with Rudy Salo, Partner, Nixon Peabody

VIP Reception: 6pm – 7pm
After-Event Party: 7:30pm – 9pm

Nixon Peabody, East West Bank, KPMG

Supporting Organizations: PlugNPlay, Innovate Pasadena, PlusYoou, N3xt.con, LAEDC, LACI, America Innovates, Pasadena Eonomic Development

PR Partner: SKC, Inc.
Media Partners:: BusinessWire, Forbes

For more info, please contact:

Time: Wednesday 3pm-9pm, July 25 2018
Venue: Pasadena Convention Center
Agenda: Silicon Dragon LA 2018


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Jul 16 2018
Abricott Pasadena Closes – Mendocino Farms Takes Over Space @MendocinoFarms @626food #MENDOEATHAPPY

After 6 years on South Lake in Pasdaena, Abricott has closed its doors as of July 1.  A local favorite known for Vietnamesse cuisine.

It is sad to see the closing of Abricott. Fig Sprout and Daisy Mint owned by the same couple who owned Abricott remains open.

We do know that there have been several closings on South Lake, most appear to be related to the rents going up at astonishing rates.

One can only wonder how the places that remain are able to stay in business, and we hope that Mendocino Farms can make a run at making the location work.  Mendocino Farms Pasadena is expected to open in the next several months.  With locations throughout southern California, Studio City and Pasadena will bring to 13 the number of locations in the local area.  Other locations planned include Carlsbad, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Ramon, and Houston.


Jul 3 2018
Pasadena Updates Fireworks Ordinance And Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal In Pasadena – 1 Year in Jail and $50,000 Fine @pasadenagov #fireworks #fireworksfines #illegalfirework

Before you decide to light fireworks in Pasadena, CA:
Pasadena has one of the highest fines. Most other cities are $1000. How does Pasadena get the word out that illegal fireworks are not tolerated? Perhaps undercover enforcement is the best approach? At $50k per infraction, it should be a deterrent, but so far it seems that the amount if illegal fireworks are the same as previous years coming from the same neighborhoods.

Has the City of Pasadena changed the code to prosecute those who are guilty?

It does not appear that the Municipal Code has been updated to include the updated possible fines.

Pasadena Updates Fireworks Ordinance And Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal In Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif.— The City of Pasadena recently amended the municipal code holding property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The ordinance change allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks. The City maintains a zero tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks and Pasadena’s police and firefighters are teaming up for special fireworks enforcement patrols before and during the Fourth of July holiday. Violators are subject to arrest; having their vehicles impounded; and serving up to one year in jail and fines up to $50,000.

Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products. Even hand-held sparklers, which many consider safe, are dangerous and can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, causing serious burns or fires. National Fire Protection Association statistics reveal that 90 percent of all fireworks-related injuries are caused by so-called “safe and sane” fireworks which are illegal in Pasadena.

Help keep all of us, our children, our homes and our property safe from illegal fireworks. If You See Something, Say Something! Call Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 to report illegal fireworks and other suspicious activities. Residents may also use the City’s smart phone app, available at to report illegal fireworks.

The City of Pasadena invites you to celebrate the Fourth of July responsibly and join us for the 92nd annual “Americafest,” one of the best family-friendly celebrations and professional fireworks shows in Southern California at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For ticket and event information, please visit

Due to the potential for fire hazards and injuries, Pasadena police and fire personnel will staff checkpoints around the stadium to search for and seize any fireworks. Parking enforcement officers will ensure that vehicles illegally parked in Pasadena’s hillside areas on July 4th are impounded.

The Pasadena Fire Department will be applying Phos-Chek on Monday, July 2nd to brush areas around the Arroyo area. The main ingredients of this fire retardant are phosphates and fertilizers to help prevent plants from burning and to re-vegetate burned wildland areas.

Pasadena’s Fire Chief Bertral Washington, Interim Police Chief John Perez and Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh urge everyone to make safety their top priority and offer the following reminders:

Celebrate responsibly and always designate a driver.
Stay hydrated, drink water or other nutritious fluids before becoming thirsty; limit alcohol & sugary drinks.
If outdoors, remember to use sunscreen, wear a brimmed hat and seek shade, if needed.
Fight the Bite, use bug spray/repellant to protect against mosquitoes.
Many areas of the City, including outdoor areas, are designated as “No Smoking” zones. Smoking anything in “No Smoking” areas is strictly prohibited. Always make sure that whatever you smoke in an official smoking area is fully extinguished before disposing in an appropriate trash container.
Always have someone tending the barbecue and watching the swimming pool when in use.
Call 9-1-1 for all life-threatening emergencies.
Call (626) 744-4241 for all other public safety needs.
When calling for help, speak calmly, give accurate location information.

Jul 2 2018
2018 Salsa Festival Pershing Square in Downtown LA. July 7th & 8th, 2018

2018 Salsa Festival

Pershing Square in Downtown LA. July 7th & 8th, 2018

The Salsa Festival is coming to Pershing Square in Downtown LA this Summer! Spend the weekend of July 7th & 8th, 2018 living it up with us with a fun, cultural event. What will you find at the Salsa Festival? Fun for the entire family! You’ll find tons of delicious salsas to sample in the Salsa Tasting Tent, along with local food vendors offering up their best selections throughout the Festival. Live music, dancing, and Beer & Margarita Bar making the Salsa Fest the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon- spice up your weekend!


Pershing Square

532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013


July 7th & 8th, 2018


12 PM – 8 PM ) both days


Parking available at Pershing Square

Metro: Ride the red line toward downtown Los Angeles and exit Pershing Square (5th Street)

The Salsa Festival is a ticketed event. All attendees must have a ticket to enter.

Did you know that salsa is the #1 condiment in the United States? Our love for the good stuff starts way back in 1807, when the first hot sauce, made with cayenne peppers, was bottled and sold in Massachusetts. Over the past 200 hundred years, Americans have grown to love the condiment, with the market really exploding in the 1980’s, where salsa sales grew 79%. Ever since then, the United States has loved all different variations of salsa- from roasted tomatillos to chunky, hot pico de gallo.


Ever wondered how many different kinds of salsas there are? Here’s a breakdown of a few that you’ll taste at the Salsa Festival:

  • Salsa Roja – “Red sauce” is used as a condiment in Mexican and Southwestern cuisines, and is usually made up of cooked tomatoes, chili peppers, onion, garlic, and fresh cilantro.
  • Pico de gallo – “Rooster’s beak” is made with raw tomatoes, lime juice, chiles, onions, cilantro, and many other chopped raw ingredients, depending on the variation.
  • Salsa Verde – “Green sauce” is usually made with cooked tomatillos.
  • Salsa Negra – “Black sauce” is a Mexican sauce made from dried chiles, oil and garlic.
  • Salsa Taquera – “Taco sauce” is made with tomatillos and morita chilis.
  • Salsa Ranchera – “Ranch-style sauce” is made with roasted tomatoes, an assortment of chiles and spices and is typically served warm. Salsa ranchera tends to have a thicker, richer quality.
  • Salsa Brava – “Wild sauce” is a milder spiced sauce made up of tomatoes, garlic, onion, vinegar, and paprika. It is often found served with potato wedges and to make dishes such as patatas bravas, a staple in tapas bars.
  • Mole – A Mexican sauce made from chiles with a mixture of spices, chocolate, almonds, and other ingredients. Mole’s can vary widely in color and taste, depending on the cook.

Be sure to visit the Salsa Tasting Tent to try a wide assortment of different and delicious salsas!

Salsa Festival 2018

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Pershing Square
532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Jul 2 2018
Cava Greek Mediterranean Restaurant Pasadena Location Opening @cava @626food

Cava Greek Mediterranean Restaurant Pasadena Location is set to open in the coming months.

The location in the popular South Lake area of Pasadena.

The window banners are now up at the location previously occupied by Pieology, which closed a few months back.

We hope that CAVA will make the location work.

More details as they get closer to the opening.

CAVA Pasadena

345 S Lake Ave #105

Pasadena, CA 91101