Monthly Archives: August 2018
Aug 22 2018
Celebrating a Life of Gold #LAGold @thejgold

Celebrating a Life of Gold

Los Angeles honors late food critic Jonathan Gold with public tribute on Sunday, August 26
You’re invited to the public celebration of the life and legacy of beloved food critic Jonathan Gold on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall on Sunday, August 26.

Hosted by Los Angeles Times arts and culture columnist Carolina Miranda, this free event will feature tributes from family and friends including Mark Gold, Evan Kleiman (host of KCRW’s “Good Food”), Laura Gabbert (director of “City of Gold”) and L.A. City Councilmember José Huizar; and a screening of previously unseen footage from the documentary “City of Gold.”

The tribute kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a DJ set by KCRW’s Anthony Valadez and a picnic on the grounds surrounding City Hall between 1st and Temple streets with food available from some of Gold’s favorites food trucks. Speakers begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information and full schedule of events click here.

Aug 12 2018
Del Taco New Lake Ave Location Pasadena @DelTaco

Del Taco New Lake Ave Location Pasadena is being built at the location of the closed Burger King in Pasadena. There one other Burger King location in Pasadena at 622 S Fair Oaks Ave (626) 405-9166.

There are two locations of Del Taco in Pasadena. One is being displaced at 844 E Union St · (626) 792-9842, where a new condo, mixed used project is going.  This project will displace, Coco’s, Dental Offices, Del Taco and other small businesses.  Magic Cleaners moved a few months ago to a new location across the street. 

The new Del Taco is being built at: 765 N Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104


Aug 11 2018
9th Annual L.A. Food Fest

9th Annual L.A. Food Fest
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, California 91007

Saturday, September 8 at 2 PM – 7 PM

Tickets by Eventbrite





We’re bringing LA’s favorite tasting event to the grassy Santa Anita Park infield with more world class, award winning top chefs and restaurants, out of town headliners, your favorite street eats, and more, all in one place for big fun.
All of our vendors are hand picked to bring you the best of the best and help you discover new favorites you won’t find anywhere else. Sample signature bites from a curated selection of 100+ (yes, one hundred!) exhibitors from hot restaurants and celebrity chefs to old school carts and stands plus craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars, tequila tasting, the iced coffee lounge and everyone’s favorite – our ice cream social.


* Signature Sampling from a curated selection of 100+ of Los Angeles, So Cal, Baja and Mexico City’s best award winning chefs, restaurants, trucks, street carts and stands

* Cervezeria Nueva Gastro Pub ft Mexico’s Top Chefs + Craft Micro Brews + Tequila Tasting

* Grab a cold one at our craft beer gardens and NEW Oktoberfest Beer Garden

* Keep going with caffeinated treats from our Iced Coffee Lounge ft a DOZEN top roasters

* Chill with signature cocktails at one of our SIX BARS ft LA’s top mixologists

* Find your inner foodie child at our Ice Cream Social featuring the city’s best frozen and sweet treats

* Kick off your shoes, grab a picnic blanket and stretch out on the grass

* Strike a pose at the photo booth, get a shot with your favorite chef or print your own Instagram pics

* Rub elbows with some of the city’s top food writers and critics and cast a vote for your favorite bite with the People’s Choice Award

* Enjoy entertainment and tunes from our DJs

* Support your community, local economy and small biz owners

* Everything included in one ticket price!!!


* All of the above plus…

* Special Parking

* Access to the VIP Lounge

* Hour Plus early admission

Only 1000 early admission VIP HOUR+ tickets available!

Aug 10 2018
Metro Bike Share is being discontinued in Pasadena

Metro Bike Share is being discontinued in Pasadena

At the request of the City of Pasadena, Metro Bike Share is discontinuing service in the city and will begin to remove Metro Bike Share stations and bicycles there beginning on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Metro Bike Share will continue to operate at all other existing locations within L.A. County, including Downtown Los Angeles, University Park, Expo Park, Venice, Santa Monica, and the Port of Los Angeles.

If you are a pass holder, you can elect to retain your pass for use at these other locations. If you will not use your pass at other locations, you can cancel by logging in to your Account.

Metro Bike Share has new, lower fares and is expanding in new L.A. County communities. Stay connected with us on email, social media or visit the Metro Bike Share website to learn more about these exciting developments.

We want to support your ride – contact us at any time!

Customer service (call or text): (844) 857-BIKE (844-857-2453)
Customer service email:

Aug 6 2018
National Night Out 2018 #NationalNightOut Pasadena @PasadenaPD @PasadenaFD

National Night Out 2018 #NationalNightOut Pasadena @PasadenaPD @PasadenaFD

August 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Pasadena Police Department invites you to participate in our 22nd National Night Out.  Meet members from Pasadena Police and Fire Departments, City Council Officials and information booths from various City Departments.  Come and enjoy free food, games and activities for the whole family!

Memorial Park

85 E Holly St.
Pasadena, CA 9110


Aug 3 2018
Where to get the best CD and Money Market Savings Interest Rates?

Are you looking to get the maximum return on your money with FDIC insurance?

There are several online resources that track the rates offered by both online and retail location banks.

Some of the best rates are now being offered as interest rates have been ticking up and the Federal Reserve has increased the rate at which banks can borrow money, so the upside is that you as a consumer can put your money with a bank and earn a return that has not been seen in years.

Shoppers should pay special attention to penalties and terms.  In many cases some banks will automatically renew your term at the current rate, you have to pay attention.  Some banks impose penalties of six months interest and it doesn’t matter when you end the term.  There are some banks that allow for a term upgrade, so if there is a better rate, you can get the better rate, but that may only be a one time.

Popular Direct is currently offering 2% interest on savings and 2.95% on a 24mo CD. These rates for these terms are hard to beat, but we expect with the anticipated increases in the Fed rate that they could tick up higher and then as the market corrects and cools, the rates could come down. So a strategy employed by some is to ladder your cd investments.  Taking advantage of the longer term 3% APY being offered locking.

Synchrony and CIT are some of the others offering competitive rates.

Locally Union Bank with branches throughout Los Angeles is offering a 2.75%APY for a 13-23MO cd, but be aware that the rates for other terms are comparable if not lower than national banks.


Aug 2 2018
Apple Stock New Record Market Cap over $1 Trillion

Apple Stock New Record Market Cap over $1 Trillion

If you had invested $1,000 in 2008 your investment would be worth over $9,000! Nearly 10x your original funds.

Many are speculating that Apple will be worth much more as it continues to expand and add services.  With this sort of resource Apple is poised to enter markets and disrupt existing markets.


Aug 2 2018
Brew at the L.A. Zoo 2018

Brew at the L.A. Zoo


Sample beer from local craft and microbreweries while enjoying music, pop-up zoo keeper talks, and animal discovery stations.

Aug. 3. Beer tasting from 40+ breweries is complemented with pub-style grub (available for purchase), a rare after-hours visit to animal habitats, pop-up zookeeper talks and close-up animal experiences. Entertainment includes tribute bands, DJs and dancing. 21+. 7-11 p.m. See website for ticket prices. 5333 Zoo Dr., L.A., 323.644.4200.


Featured Breweries

  • 101 Cider House
  • 21st Amendment*
  • Alosta Brewing Co.
  • Angel City Brewery
  • Arrow Lodge
  • Baja Brewing Co.
  • Ballast Point
  • Belching Beaver Brewery
  • Black Market Brewing Co.
  • Bootlegger’s Brewery
  • Brewyard Beer Company
  • Chihuahua Cerveza*
  • Common Cider Company
  • Drake’s Brewing Co.*
  • Eel River Brewing Co.*
  • Elysian
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Five Threads Brewing Company
  • Four Sons Brewing
  • Funkwerks*
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • Gordon Biersch
  • Innovation Brew Works
  • Kevita
  • King Harbor Brewing
  • Kona
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co.
  • Latitude 33 Brewing Co.
  • Loncho Brew Company
  • Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
  • Lucky Luke Brewing Co.
  • Macleod Ale Brewing Co.
  • Maddalena
  • Pizza Port Brewing Company
  • Reel Brew Co.
  • San Antonio Winery – Bodega Sangria
  • San Antonio Winery – Maddalena Wine*
  • San Antonio Winery – Riboli Wines
  • San Antonio Winery – Stella Rosa
  • San Fernando Brewing Company
  • San Miguel
  • Simmzy’s
  • Snow Leopard Vodka
  • Spiked Seltzer
  • Stella Artois*
  • Stoked Cider
  • Stone Brewing
  • Three Weavers Brewing Co.
  • Transplants Brewing
  • Verdugo West Brewing Co.
  • Wiretap Brewing
  • Yorkshire Square Brewery
Aug 2 2018
Fix No HDMI Signal from HDMI Port on Computer Laptop
HDMI port not putting out signal to monitors

* Turn the laptop off
* Disconnect every cable from the laptop except the AC power adapter
* Open the lid
* Turn the laptop on
* Once into Windows, restart the operating system
* Turn the TV off
* Disconnect the HDMI cable from the TV HDMI input
* Reconnect the HDMI cable to the TV HDMI input
* Turn the TV on
* Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the laptop HDMI out port
* Use the Display Setting to extend the Windows desktop to the TV. What happens?