Monthly Archives: May 2019
May 24 2019
10th Annual LA Food Fest 2019 @LAFoodFest


Sat, June 29, 2019 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Santa Anita Park 285 Huntington Dr Arcadia, CA 91007



YES. EVERYTHING! This is it! We’re bringing LA’s largest and longest running tasting event to the grassy Santa Anita Park infield for one last time to celebrate ten years of supporting world class, award winning top chefs and restaurants, out of town headliners, your favorite street eats, and more – all in one place.
Our vendors are hand picked to help you discover new favorites you won’t find anywhere else. Sample signature bites from a curated selection of 100+ (yes, one hundred!) booths from hot restaurants and celebrity chefs to old school carts and stands plus craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars, tequila tasting, wine 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 from one of our craft beer booths

* Keep going with caffeinated treats from our Iced Coffee Lounge

* Chill with signature cocktails at one of our six bars ft LA’s top mixologists and top shelf brands

* Sip a glass in the Wine Garden

* 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 or get a shot with your favorite chef

* Enjoy tunes from our DJs

* Support your community, local economy and small biz owners

* No charges on site – Everything included in one ticket price!


* All of the above plus…

* Special Parking

* Access to the VIP Lounge

* Hour Plus Early Admission

* Signature Swag (first come, first served)

Only 750 early admission VIP HOUR+ tickets available!

May 24 2019
Santa Maria Style BBQ at San Antonio Winery June 23, 2019 Tickets @SAWineryLA

Sunday, June 23, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Purchase Tickets $55 per person
Includes wine, beer & food

Savor Santa Maria style BBQ tri-tip, teriyaki chicken, sausages, veggies, and all the fixings. Wine and beer will be offered and live music will be playing. Bring your friends and enjoy this lively afternoon event! * Menu Subject to Change
737 Lamar Street
Los Angeles, California 90031
May 22 2019
Devil’s Gate Reservoir Pasadena Dirt Removal Truck Traffic Debris @LACoPublicWorks #SaveHahamongna @hahamongna

Devil’s Gate Reservoir

If you are like me you probably are not a fan of having hundreds of trucks rolling through neighborhoods and on and off ramps and highways dropping debris, and as of this morning a rock flew off one truck and hit my windshield.

This is the information from the Los Angeles County Public Works website:


The Devil’s Gate Reservoir Restoration Project is a four-year effort to increase flood protection for communities downstream of Devil’s Gate Dam and restore habitat within a popular section of the Arroyo Seco Watershed.

Los Angeles County Public Works will remove 1.7 million cubic yards of sediment from the reservoir immediately behind the nearly 100-year-old dam. In addition to providing flood relief to communities that have endured nearly a decade of elevated flood risk along the Arroyo Seco, the project will establish a permanent stormwater maintenance area that allows for the creation of 70 acres of enhanced habitat and recreational opportunities for local communities.

For more information on the Project, please contact:

For questions regarding the construction project, please contact:
The Devil’s Gate Hotline – (626) 458-2507

May 17 2019


Saturday June 29th & Sunday June 30th, 10am to 10pm. Tickets good for either day.

Join us for a day full of watermelon fun! This year will be the best ever, as we host our largest event yet with over 60,000 pounds of fresh-off-the-farm California watermelons, chilled, sliced and served fresh to you!


  • All-You-Can-Eat Watermelon!
  • Kids: Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Children’s Theater, Magic Shows, Bubble Parties, Balloon Hats, Crafts, crazy Arena Games, Wildlife Exhibit, Butterfly Feeding, BMX Bike Pro Stunt Show and more (Kid’s Zone open from 10am – 7pm)
  • Beautiful Watermelon Carvings, Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings
  • Great Bands including
    • Saturday 8 PM: Flux Capacitors, Totally Awesome 80s Tribute Band
    • Sunday 8 PM: Selena Tribute Band


  • Everything from BBQ to Vegan to Tasty Watermelon Desserts and Drinks
  • Beer and Wine Garden. Try our Watermelon Ritas!
  • A full carnival: Purchase 10 Ride Super Saver Packages and Save up to 70%!

All tickets are good for 1 day of your choosing: Saturday the 29th or Sunday the 30th.

Read our FAQs to learn more about rules, regulations, and event services

See more videos and pictures on our website at

May 16 2019
Glendale Tech on Tap + DishDivvy Present: “Soufra” at the Laemmle Glendale!

“SOUFRA” DOCUMENTARY SCREENING DishDivvy & Glendale Tech on Tap are pleased to present, for the first time in Glendale, the premier screening of “Soufra.” Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who now share this camp as their home. See the trailer here. DishDivvy is a proud sponsor and organizer of this screening. DishDivvy is a food-tech platform connecting Approved HomeCooks with hungry neighbors, with a mission to provide economic opportunities to underrepresented labor groups who are traditionally left out of the commercial food sector. The struggles and challenges of the Palestinian refugee women, as documented in “Soufra”, have resonated deeply with the founders of DishDivvy. We are excited to bring this story of entrepreneurship and hope to our local community. The film will be screened at Glendale’s beautiful Laemmle Theater. Guests will enjoy a Soufra-inspired boxed meal to enjoy during the film, prepared by local DishDivvy HomeCooks. An interactive Q&A / audience discussion will follow, led by community leader, Fr. Vasken Movsesian.  
IMPORTANT EVENT INFO: Please arrive by 6:30 PM to check in and receive your seat assignment and boxed meal. The film will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. No late seating. A 30-minute Q&A / open discussion will follow the film. Free 90 minute parking is available at Exchange Parking Garage on 115 Artsakh Ave, Glendale, CA 91206. This event is made possible by our amazing sponsors: NextHome Luxe Group Bruno Group Friendly Filmworks Inverselogic KEEN Fitness New York Life agent Roya Ebrahimi Fenwick & West, LLP
Buy Tickets – $15
Glendale Tech on Tap is a monthly meet-up created to strengthen the ecosystem of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Glendale. Past partners include UCLA, NASA, ServiceTitan, Mobileforming, Age of Learning, the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound, CBRE, Rolling Robots, Interactivism and the Pasadena Angels. Raise a glass to tech every fourth Wednesday of the month in Downtown Glendale.
May 15 2019
LitFest Pasadena is this Weekend @LitFestPasadena Jonathan Gold’s Effect on City

How Jonathan Gold Reinvented Los Angeles
May 19, Sunday, 8-9 p.m., Pasadena Playhouse, main stage
Laurie Ochoa gathers friends and colleagues, including LA Times “Food” section writer Amy Scattergood, Vogue magazine film critic John Powers, author Jervey Tervalon, and City of Gold Director Laura Gabbert, to celebrate and remember the unique life, wit, and wisdom of LitFest Pasadena co-founder Jonathan Gold – and his profound effect upon the City of Los Angeles.

#LitFestPasadena (May 18 & 19) is more than just a #free literary festival-it’s a #GREEN one! But we need your help: 1. Download the schedule to your phone:  2. Bring a (full) reusable water bottle. 3. Bring a reusable bag. See you this weekend! #Pasadena
8th Annual LitFest Pasadena Two Action-Packed Days and Nights of Literary Events the weekend of May 18th & 19th Free in the historic Playhouse District 1:00pm – 9:00pm
• Over 150 Diverse Authors • 50+ Panels, Workshops, Performances & Podcasts Visit our website
The mission of LitFest Pasadena is to provide an opportunity for authors and community members to celebrate literature of all kinds, to instill a love of reading and writing, and to provide a public intersection of dialogue around the variety of topics and ideas that books inspire.
photo by Rosalind Helfand
May 14 2019
iOS 12.3 Apple Released

iOS 12.3 includes support for AirPlay 2-enabled TVs and features a redesigned Apple TV app. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

AirPlay 2

  • AirPlay 2 now supports sharing videos, photos, music and more from your iPhone and iPad directly to your AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV
  • One-tap playback automatically plays your chosen TV show or movie on the last screen you used based on time and location
  • Siri Suggestions to watch movies and TV shows now include an option to AirPlay
  • Intelligent suggestions are all done on-device so your personal information stays private

Apple TV app

  • The Apple TV app features an all-new design that highlights expertly curated collections and personalized recommendations
  • Apple TV channels offer subscriptions to HBO, Showtime, Starz, and more, available to watch directly in the Apple TV app, online or off
  • Subscriptions to Apple TV channels can be shared with up to six family members, with no new apps, accounts, or passwords needed
  • New release movies are available to buy or rent in the Apple TV app, including the full catalog of over 100,000 movies and the largest selection of 4K HDR titles
  • A new dedicated kids section helps you discover editorially-handpicked shows and movies safe for kids of all ages
  • The Apple TV app can now intelligently suggest playing to the most likely Apple TVs or AirPlay 2-enabled TVs nearby

This update also includes bug fixes and improvements. This update:

  • Adds the ability to follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view
  • Apple Music’s For You tab now updates multiple times a day suggesting music based on themes like genres, artists, and moods you love
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Apple TV Remote from pausing video, controlling video, or changing volume on supported receivers
  • Addresses an issue that could cause calls made using Wi-Fi calling to drop
  • Fixes an issue where song information from a connected iPhone may not appear in a car’s display

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

May 14 2019
Pasadena Daydream Festival at the Brookside at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, August 31, 2019 @HollandsOpusFdn @RoseBowlStadium
The Cure headlines and curates Pasadena Daydream Festival to take place at the Brookside at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, August 31, featuring performances by Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, The Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle and Kælan Mikla.
Following their 40th anniversary appearance at BST Hyde Park, London in 2018, The Cure have invited a selection of their favorite artists for another summer headline event, this time set against the West Coast backdrop of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. In Robert Smith’s own words, “Hyde Park was a fabulous experience, the whole day was really magical, and we wanted to create something with a similar celebratory vibe for this summer.”
Recently inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, The Cure has been instrumental in shaping the global, post-punk musical landscape. Earning a reputation for melancholy with albums such as Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers, the band has also produced an astonishing succession of pop hits, including, among many others, ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, ‘The Lovecats’, ‘In Between Days’ ‘Close To Me’, ‘Just Like Heaven’, ‘Lullaby’, ‘Lovesong’ and ‘Friday I’m In Love’.

PASADENA DAYDREAM FESTIVAL General Admission: $149 + $1 charity + fees VIP: $299 + $1 charity + fees Preferred parking: $40 + $1 charity + fees
$1 from every ticket sold will go towards music and arts education organizations and local charities, which include Mr. Holland’s Opus, Little Kids Rock, Free Arts for Abused Children, Inner-City Arts and The Painted Turtle.
May 14 2019
Trade War

Trump has escalated the trade war with China.

May 7 2019
Pasadena Playhouse Block Party June 8, 2019

After more than 12,000 attended to celebrate the community arts in Pasadena last year, the Playhouse Block Party returns this summer! Join thousands of people in a celebration of arts and culture at our second annual FREE Block Party.

Playhouse Block Party

June 8, 2019

El Molino Ave @ Colorado Blvd

Pasadena, CA

12 pm – 10 pm

In partnership with Pasadena Playhouse and the Playhouse District Association, Playhouse Block Party is a family-friendly event featuring live music, food, libations, guided tours, and interactive activities, all curated by our local arts organizations and community partners.

For more information, please visit

MAKE YOUR VISIT TO PASADENA AN ALL-DAY AFFAIR: Also on June 8 from noon-8pm, don’t miss the third edition of BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena. The free, community art event showcases 16 temporary art installations throughout Old Pasadena’s unique network of pedestrian alleys, giving visitors the chance to interact with art that is BOLD – in color, scale, materials, and concept. Come play with the art, meet the artists, snap photos, and experience historic Old Pasadena with new eyes! Learn more at