Monthly Archives: January 2019
Jan 22 2019
City of Pasadena Celebrates Grand Reopening of Robinson Park Recreation Center

City of Pasadena Celebrates Grand Reopening of Robinson Park Recreation Center

January 22, 2019News Releases

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to the grand reopening of Robinson Park Recreation Center (RPRC), 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., on Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will begin with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and will continue with tours of the new state-of-the-art facility, free demonstration classes, and light refreshments.

“We are excited to return high-quality recreation programming for all ages and abilities to Robinson Park Recreation Center. Recreation programming improves neighborhood quality of life and well-being, strengthens public safety and brings people together. We look forward to welcoming the community back to the Center and to our programming,” says Department of Human Services and Recreation Director Brenda Harvey-Williams. 

Seasonal activities planned for the RPRC include arts and crafts, dance, adult fitness classes, yoga, summer day camp, aquatics, and youth enrichment classes, such as guitar and drawing, and much more. For more information about current programming or to register, visit

The Robinson Park Recreation Center Renovation Project began construction in May 2017 and included the demolition and reconstruction of the Recreation Center’s approximately 9,000-square-foot multipurpose room, administrative offices, kitchen, open courtyard, restrooms, and conference room as well as an approximately 4,900-square-foot addition of fitness and dance rooms, storage, and common areas. The building is fully accessible and includes energy-efficient lighting, audio-visual technology and security upgrades, and new drought-tolerant landscaping. In addition to the Recreation Center improvements, the existing 7,300-square-foot gymnasium at Robinson Park underwent renovations that included extensive structural upgrades, aesthetic improvements, and the installation of a new hardwood court.

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena!  Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.

Jan 18 2019
Verizon To Offer Robocall Blocking Tool for Free

Kudos to Verizon for being the first major wireless provider to offer a tool that can combat robocallers. The pace of robocallers has progressively worsened over the past year. Most people don’t answer calls they do not recognize, as it is most likely a robocaller. The amount of calls being made by these operators worldwide is in the millions of calls. In hopes that even a small percentage of those being called answer and engage and fall for the scam.

Verizon has implemented on its network the new technology labelled STIR/SHAKEN STIR (Secure Telephone Identity Revisited) and SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) standards

Jan 17 2019
Del Pueblo Beer Pasadena Brewery @626food @delpueblobeer #626beer #sgvbeer

cervecería del pueblo


independent beer. south american inspiration.

141 W. Bellevue Drive #100
Pasadena, California 91105
(626) 658-7652

Pasadena, CA

Del Pueblo Brewery is among a few craft breweries to operate in Pasadena, including Craftsman brewing. Stone has a tap room in Pasadena, but does not have brewing operations in Pasadena. There are rumors of others working on opening locations in Pasadena, including the Playhouse District. What sets Del Pueblo apart is that it will be the first brewery with taproom having beer served at the location.

Many welcome this development in Pasadena as many surrounding cities are welcome to those opening breweries, including Glendale, Burbank, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Eagle Rock, San Gabriel, Alhambra, El Monte, all of which have at least one if not several breweries serving beer to eager customers looking to support a craft beer in their local community.

Jan 17 2019
2nd Annual Education & Family Resource Expo @ Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel

2nd Annual Education & Family Resource Expo @ Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel

January 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, January 27th 1:00-4:00 PM                                                                         

2ND Annual Education & Family Resource Expo


Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel

Visit our website

Hilton Hotel Los Angeles/San Gabriel 225 West Valley Blvd.
San Gabriel, 91776 United States + Google Map Phone: 626-270-2700

Jan 15 2019
Ring Video Footage Not Secure or Encrypted

Millions of homes are equipped with Ring security systems and reports have been released with evidence that employees of Ring have access to video footage. And to make matters worse, video is not encrypted and is also available by folders and customer emails.

Not encrypting video or accounts is surely a bad sign for Ring, the rational given is that the cost was too high.

Many users are now looking at alternatives and trying to figure out what Ring is going to do to repair the damage done, perhaps video has already been downloaded.

We surely expect Ring will make a formal announcement on this issue. Silence is surely not going to be acceptable to users of Ring. Amazon owns Ring. Amazon head Jeff Bezos is under scrutiny for an alleged affair with Lauren Sanchez and divorcing his wife of 25 years.

Ring recently announced a new improved line of products at CES, apparently none address the vulnerabilities.

We sincerely hope that Ring addresses this issues brought about through the various reports.

Perhaps this is an opportunity for Google’s Nest, to strike on the shortcomings of the Ring platform and capitalize revenue opportunities.

Jan 15 2019
APPLE INC. Annual Meeting 2019 Proxy and 10-K Filings
We are writing to let you know that APPLE INC. has announced its Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

You’re invited to the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. PT. The meeting will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park campus. Advance registration is required to attend. Registration opens here on February 6, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. PT.

You may enter your voting instructions and view the shareholder materials by clicking on the link below and entering the following control number:

Meeting Date: March 1, 2019
For Holders As Of: January 2, 2019

Internet voting is accepted up to 11:59 p.m. (ET) the day before the meeting or the specified/cut-off date.
Additional supporting documents can be found at the following link(s):

Proxy Statement
10-K Report
Jan 11 2019
Pasadena Sunday Brunch at New School of Cooking @626food @NewSchoolofCook
Jan 9 2019
Indian Vegetarian Cooking Pasadena City College PCC @PCCLancer @626food



Indian cooking is delicious, healthy, and easy to make. In this demonstration only classes, students will discover Indian cooking from veteran cooking instructor of more than 20 years and cookbook author, Farhana Sahibzada. Farhana’s cooking classes were voted a top event at L.A. Weekly’s Best of L.A.! Join us for a wonderful experience. $20 materials fee payable in class.

Class Menu: Aloo Methi Palak, spinach with potatoes seasoned with fenugreek leaves, Daal (lentils) with grilled onions, Vege Raita and Basmati Rice

Note: Classes are held in the cooking classroom located in the Campus Center (CC-Building). The instructor will meet students at the entrance to the Piazza, in the lobby of the Campus Center where they will be taken back to the classroom.

Register here

Jan 9 2019
Jones Coffee Opening in South Pasadena Buster’s Mother Moo Previous Location @JonesCoffeePas

Jones Coffee Opening in South Pasadena Buster’s Mother Moo Previous Location

From Instagram:


Thank you so much for your support and kind words! We are beyond touched by the influx of comments, messages, and emails expressing enthusiasm and congratulatory sentiments. We feel so welcome into a neighborhood that is near and dear to our hearts. We look forward to sharing many delicious and locally roasted cups of coffee with each and every one of you in our new home at the former Buster’s location in South Pasadena. Stay tuned for updates. 📸 by Steven Lawrence for the @southpasadenan!

Mother Moo Creamery had most recently occupied the location, but in November 2018 made the difficult decision to close the location and focus on the Sierra Madre flafship.

Jan 8 2019
14th Annual SoCal Museums Free-for-All

Los Angeles, CA (January 8, 2019)—SoCal Museums announces the 14th Annual
Museums Free-for-All on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 2019. Over
forty museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open
their doors and invite visitors to attend free of charge.
“For fourteen years, this event has brought many thousands of additional visitors from
across the region to our exciting and vital museums. It’s a special weekend that invites
Southern Californians and others to branch out and explore museums they may have
never before visited, or to return to familiar spots,” says Jennifer Caballero, SoCal
Museums President and Marketing Director at the Skirball Cultural Center. “We are
thrilled to continue this tradition, which helps keep Southern California culture
accessible to all.”

The Free-for-All also serves as a reminder that free visitor days are available yearround at museums across Southern California. A calendar of free days can be found

This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed
exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. Consult individual museum
websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information. Please note which days
museums are participating below:

Both Saturday and Sunday
Armory Center for the Arts
Automobile Driving Museum
The Broad (Free advance general admission tickets strongly recommended to avoid waiting in the standby line. Visit to make a reservation.)
California African American Museum
California Science Center (General admission only. A timed reservation with a convenience fee is required for Space Shuttle
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Forest Lawn Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
The Getty Center
The Getty Villa
(Timed tickets are required for the Getty Villa. Visit to make a reservation.)
Hammer Museum
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Laguna Art Museum
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Museum of Contemporary Art
Orange County Museum of Art
Pomona College Museum Art Museum
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
USC Pacific Asia Museum

Saturday Only
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
(Opening late 2019; Free-for-All pop-up accessible via Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Autry Museum of the American West
Columbia Memorial Space Center
Descanso Gardens
(Free tickets available at
Japanese American National Museum
(Free tickets available at
Kidspace Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
(General admission only; free tickets available at
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
USC Fisher Museum of Art
Wende Museum of the Cold War

Sunday Only
Bowers Museum
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Museum of Latin American Art
Museum of Tolerance
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
(General admission only; free tickets available at
Palm Springs Art Museum
Skirball Cultural Center
(Noah’s Ark timed-entry, one-hour tickets are limited and distributed first-come, first-served.)
Valley Relics Museum
Zimmer Children’s Museum by Sharewell

When: Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3
More information:

SoCal Museums (SCM) is a group of marketing and communications professionals from museums
all over Southern California. The mission of the organization is to foster dialogue between marketing
and communications museum professionals in Southern California in order to learn from each other,
network, conceptualize and execute ways to increase visitation to and awareness of museums in
Southern California, and develop collaborative opportunities between museums.


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