Monthly Archives: September 2018
Sep 30 2018
Montrose Sunday farmers market

Every Sunday the Montrose farmers market takes place along Honolulu Avenue.

A bounty of various fruits and vegetables Are available for purchase including baked goods from local French Bakery.

Sep 30 2018
Wiggle Waggle Pasadena Humane Society 2018

Today was the 2018 Pasadena Humane Society Wiggle waggle walk a walk around the Rose Bowl with special events and performances by Pasadena and Arcadia K9 units.

Dozens of sponsors with booths ranging from veterinarians to the Langham Hotel.

Sep 29 2018
Pasadena Doo Dah Parade – Sunday, November 18th, 2018 @pasadenadoodah

The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 41 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena. Join us by getting your FREE general audience tickets here or SIGN UP to be a marcher in the parade!

The 2018 Parade takes place on Sunday, November 18th, stepping off at 11:00 am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard, the original Route 66.

On Doo Dah day, dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats will accompany a legion of revelers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets with a memorable cast of local eccentrics, disruptors, pundits, mutant art cars, lone wolves, steam punks, makers and merrymakers.

Entries are open to everyone. Stay tuned for a list of this year’s lineups.

Yes, another Doo Dah is here to help you forget your humdrum existence!

Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. The parade which has spawned numerous off-beat replicants across the country was even highlighted in last year’s Wall Street Journal. It was also named by Readers Digest as “America’s Best Parade,” and was recently featured in the book 50 Places You Must Visit Before You Die. To recount the fascinating and confusing history of Pasadena Doo Dah Parade since 1978, please visit our website’s ARCHIVES page. Anyone wishing to participate, visit our website or call!

Sep 29 2018
Astig Vegan @astigvegan

Astig Vegan @astigvegan

bad ass vegan cooking

Rg Enriquez

Calderretta dish meat stew

Sep 29 2018
Mendocino Farms South Lake Grand Opening October October 11 Pasadena

Mendocino Farms South Lake Grand Opening October October 11 Pasadena

Sep 29 2018
Granville Pasadena on South Lake

Granville Pasadena location is making great progress it should be opening soon it will feature a upstairs patio bar from the signs at the location.

The location of Grandville Pasadena is at the corner of Del Mar and South Lake the location was previously a furniture store Pampas.

Sep 29 2018
Stater Brothers Pasadena hiring Opening Soon

Stater brothers first Pasadena store is getting close to opening and hiring is now in process in front of the store with representatives of Stater Brothers hiring for various positions

The location of the stater brothers in Pasadena is at the corner of Washington and Allen Avenue

Sep 29 2018
Community Kitchen To Become Millie’s Cafe of Silverlake Opening Soon @milliescafela

Update: According to a twitter posting, the Pasadena location of Millie’s Cafe is opening by the end of the month.

As many of you are aware community kitchen closed after the owners sold the business there is now a sign on the window indicating that there is a new owner and that there will be opening soon this is good news for our community to see the location being kept open as a restaurant we look forward to seeing what the new owners will deal with this location.

1399 E Washington Blvd Pasadena, CA 91104

As you can see the sign on the window shows that the location is opening soon Millies of Silverlake home of good food since 1926 is the website.

The menu looks amazing, This will surely be a full table service place.  The lines will be long for sure. As the breakfast scene in the area really comes together with some very respectable options.

From their webste:

Millie’s Cafe is Silverlake’s home for good cooking.

Since 1926 Millie’s remains committed to offering the best ingredients prepared by people who actually care.

We use real butter to cook our fresh eggs. We use Altadena dairy products because they don’t give their cows that hormone crap. We don’t even like yellow dye in our cheese, so we get white cheddar. We fresh grind each pot of French roast coffee. Our bread is baked fresh daily. Our juices are fresh from Odwalla.

We do everything the pain in the ass, Old-fashioned way, by hand, from scratch, because there is a difference.



Sep 17 2018
Donut Bar Pasadena Opening Soon @donutbar @626food #BestDonutsInTheWorld

Donut Bar Pasadena Opening Soon 

The banner is hanging on the soon to be open Donut Bar Pasadena location.  Besides donuts Donut Bar is known for wine and beer offerings.

Timing of the exact opening  date is still being determined. The location is near Los Robles and Colorado at 445 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101. The location was previously occupied by Belesas Jewelry.  More details coming.

Sep 17 2018
Annual Pasadena Police Foundation Breakfast 2018

Annual Pasadena Police Foundation Breakfast 2018

The Pasadena Police Foundation is hosting its annual breakfast with Pasadena’s Interim Chief of Police, John E. Perez at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at the First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, 3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd.

The event is intended to give residents, members of the business and non-profit community, and friends an opportunity to meet with Interim Chief Perez and hear about the current goals and accomplishments of the Pasadena Police Department (PPD). The Police Foundation’s Annual Breakfast is also an opportunity to see first-hand how the Foundation fulfills its mission to support the planning, development, and implementation of programs and activities of the Department and vital programs such as, the Kids Safety Academy, the Junior Public Safety Academy, the Explorer Program, the Police K-9 Unit and resources to enhance community safety.

Last year the breakfast raised money to fund multiple youth-based community programs and purchase a narcotics search K-9 named Chase. Since Chase’s arrival in 2017, he has recovered narcotics and cash in excess of one million dollars. We also honored Officer Darrin Craddolph with the 2017 Myron Yanish Officer of the Year Award for his impressive community outreach, and Jennifer Mendez with the Bernard K. Melekian Outstanding Youth Award for her efforts toward a career in law enforcement.

This year we are raising funds for the purchase of a van to support the PPD Police Explorer program. This van will provide transportation for the Explorers to various activities and events, including assisting law enforcement at multiple large-scale City events. The Explorer program is for youth ages 14-21 and provides an environment for youth and young adults to work with officers, build life skills and self-reliance, and the possibility of a career in law enforcement. The Pasadena Police Explorer program currently has over 40 young people who are active in civic engagement, public service, and leadership roles within the community.

Live Auction Items:

  • Ride-along in Pasadena Police Patrol car
  • Lunch with a K-9 and their Officer
  • Ride-along in Pasadena Police Helicopter
  • Tour of the Rose Bowl and Tickets to a UCLA game
  • Tickets to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade

Opportunity Cash Drawing:

  • $250 Cash Prize
  • $100 Cash Prize

Buy tickets here

Sep 16 2018
Community Kitchen Pasadena Closed Sold @626food #eatckp

Last week when Community Kitchen appeared to be closed during what was posted open hours, we learned that the business was sold. No word on what the future holds, but hopefully the new owner will keep it going and grow the business.

Reports by some not having the best experience.  With wait times for food being the most common complaint.     The food was good.

No word on the new owner or if there are plans for a name change.

Here’s the instgram post from the original owners.


Sep 12 2018
Verizon 5G Coming Oct 1 to Los Angeles

Starting Sept 13, 2018 you can see if Verizon’s new 5G service is available at your home.

5G Home is based on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband Network.  Which according to reports is not true 5G.

I appears that Verizon is trying to beat AT&T wiith the launch. Service will be available for $50 per month.  Speeds claims are 300Mpbs to 1Gig and there are no data caps.

Verizon is clearly going after cable companies like Spectrum and Cox, but also AT&T in the ongoing quest by consumer to get faster services.  AT&T is slow to roll out its fiber network to the home.  Apparently stalling in neighborhoods.  Watching crews come and go and sidewalks being torn up and services still not available months later.

It will be interesting to see where in Los Angeles the service will be available, most likely the actually City of Los Angeles will be primarily served.  Not surrounding cities and suburbs.

Verizon is betting a lot on this first generation of 5G services.

Starting Sept 13, you can go online to

Learn more about Verizon 5G here

With Apple announcements coming on Sept 12, there could be something announced to coincide.  Perhaps making Verizon and Apple closer.

Sep 8 2018
Spectrum Mobile Cell Service Review

Spectrum Mobile Cell Service Review

Spectrum has started to market heavily their mobile services, Spectrum Mobile. Priced at $45 per line unlimited and $14 per Gig.

Requirements are that you are paying for Spectrum internet.

You can only stream 480 video. No HD.

The service runs on Verizon LTE.  With speed restrictions.

Sep 8 2018
THE ORIGINAL – LA FOOD FEST™ @lafoodfest #stretchypands @626food #626food


Sat, September 8, 2018   2:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT





Get tickets Here

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!


LA Kitchen

L.A. Kitchen is a food recovery, job training, volunteer engagement, social enterprise, open source, healthy meal making machine of change, justice and opportunity. Located in NE L.A., the 20,000 sq ft L.A. Kitchen hosts daily cooking / volunteer events that celebrate L.A.’s diverse food cultures, while producing thousands of meals designed to nourish and uplift. L.A. Kitchen provides nutritional support for numerous nonprofit partners throughout the city, but emphasizes support to programs serving older citizens, or those that include inter-generational activities.

Sep 8 2018
Tastes & Sounds on South Lake – San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Music + Culinary Festival #Pasadena #DTLA @SouthLakeAvenue

San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Music + Culinary Festival

Tastes & Sounds on South Lake, a free culinary and music celebration Saturday, September 29th from 12pm-5pm.
Tastes & Sounds on South Lake
Special 10 Year Celebration of San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Culinary and Music Festival

Pasadena, CA, September, 2018: Thousands are expected to attend the special 10 year anniversary celebration of Taste of South Lake in Pasadena, Saturday, September 29th from 12pm to 5pm!  Presented by Logix Federal Credit Union the popular culinary and music festival is back as Tastes & Sounds on South Lake and features mouth-watering offerings from over 20 South Lake Avenuerestaurants, live cooking demos with celebrity chefs, music performances by internationally known bands and family friendly activities around the district.  The event is free, outdoors and open to the public.

Tastes & Sounds on South Lake offers guests an opportunity to sample a diverse selection of culinary delights from popular South Lake Avenue restaurants located along Pasadena’s Restaurant Row. From Urbane CafĂ©, to Mercado Restaurant Pasadena and SunLife Organics, the free celebration offers a variety of delicious and diverse options for any palate.  A highlight of the festival is the live cooking demonstration stage with chefs such as Luisa Fabbri, owner of Contessa Foods, Ronald Russell, the renowned vegan and raw food chef, as well as Jose Acevedo Mercado Pasadena’s Executive Chef and Partner cooking classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine.  RG Enriquez, the renowned chef and popular host of Astig Vegan cooking show will also be joining us, with demonstrations of her healthy Filipino cuisine.

Festival-goers are invited to enjoy live music performances from local emerging bands and internationally known artists throughout the day. The stage begins with infectious feel-good indie rock musical four-piece Arms Akimbo who has been dubbed “a band on the rise” by many high -profile media outlets including Billboard.  Southern California’s roots and Americana musical collective The Sound of Ghosts bring their explosive performance to Pasadena followed by acclaimed punk indie rock band The Regrettes.  Indie pop songstress VERITE brings her rich and ethereal vocals to the stage while acclaimed roots rock’n’roll sister duo Larkin Poe headline the festival at 4pm.  DJ William Reed is spinning throughout the day between sets, making sure to keep the crowd moving.

Tastes & Sounds on South Lake is a South Lake Business Association culinary celebration presented by Logix Federal Credit Union. The South Lake Business Association gives special thanks to Allied Universal, Barrister Executive Suites, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Logix Federal Credit Union, KCRW 89.9, LA Weekly, Pasadena Outlook, Pasadena Star News, and Pasadena Weekly.

“Tastes & Sounds celebrates and showcases the South Lake Avenue District while providing the ideal community building experience. The event is also our way of welcoming guests and thanking them for being patrons of the South Lake Avenue District.”– Gina Tleel, Executive Director of the South Lake Business Association.

Participating restaurants & businesses include Barrister Executive Suites, Breakthru Fitness, Contessa Collections, Corner Bakery CafĂ©, Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery, Facile Dermatology & Boutique, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Jersey Mike’s, LA Fitness, Logix Federal Credit Union, Macy’s, Mendocino Farms, Mercado Pasadena, Nekter Juice Bar, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Salad Farm, San Sai Japanese Grill, Sanrio Pasadena, SunLife Organics, Ten Thousand Villages, The Counter Custom Built Burgers, The Vitamin Shoppe, Urbane Cafe, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Woore Alternative Medical Group, Yogurtland and more.

Date: Saturday September 29th, 12pm – 5pm
Location Live Cooking Demos: The Commons, 140 S. Lake Avenue
Location Music Stage: The Shops on Lake, 345 S. Lake Avenue
Admission: FREE

o    Arms Akimbo – Named by Billboard as a band to watch, Arms Akimbo create infectious feel-good indie rock.
o    The Sound of Ghosts – The LA based, Americana roots musical collective delivers an engaging, explosive yet intimate live performance.
o    The Regrettes – The LA based four-piece create infectious, punk driven tracks with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly.
o    VÉRITÉ  Indie pop artist praised by TIME for her ‘rich and ethereal vocals’
o    Larkin Poe – Acclaimed roots rock n’ roll sister duo praised by Rolling Stone among other high profile outlets.
o    *DJ William Reed spinning between sets

o     12:00pm: Luisa Fabbri – Owner of Contessa Foods.  Join Luisa for an olive oil tasting the way professionals do it!
o      1:00pm:  Jose Acevedo – Mercado Pasadena’s Executive Chef/Partner. Classic and contemporary cuisine inspired by fresh, local ingredients and Chef Jose’s Mexican roots.
o    2:00pm: Ronald Russell – Renowned vegan and raw food chef, co-owner of celeb hangout Sun Café in Studio City.
o    3:00pm: RG Enriquez – Host of Astig Vegan Cooking Show, making healthy Filipino cuisine.

General Public: For more information, please visit or call 626.792.1259.