Monthly Archives: November 2019
Nov 22 2019
42nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade 2019 November 24 11am @pasadenadoodah #pasadenadoodah
Fun to the World!
42nd Pasadena Doo Dah Parade this Sunday! 11:00 am
doo dah info line: 626-590-7596
starts at: 2627 E Colorado Blvd. Between Altadena Dr. and San Gabriel Blvd.
Doo Dah checklist: lawn chair sunglasses, wig, outrageous clothing cooler fully charged phone cash for t-shirt Twohey’s Food Truck refreshments later comfortable shoes

626-590-7596 public recorded hotline 24/7

42nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
This Sunday Jumping off at 11am

WHAT: (Pasadena, CA – November 20, 2019) The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade celebrates 42 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena this Sunday, November 24th. On Doo Dah day, over 85 unique entries will be joining in the fun from all over Southern California. 

Queen Jesselynn Desmond and Grand Marshals Seismo Sue and the Seismo Sistahs lead dozens of inventive, if zany, if zany, art cars, floats, and 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, political pundits, lone wolves, steam punks, makers, and merrymakers.  

WHEN: Doo Dah steps off at 11am. Immediately following the event, many after-parties will take place in the Parade vicinity. 

WHERE: The Parade loops along Colorado Boulevard, between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard, in East Pasadena. Start location is 2627 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107.

COST: The event is always free-of-charge to the public!

MORE INFO: Doo Dah is delighted to welcome first-time entries Heads of Hair Band, Mother Earth & Monarch, When Life Gives You Lemons, Nova Star, Cookie Monster, The Church of the SubGenius, Running with the Clowns, Tiki Kiki’s Moon Girl, Piano Team, Taco Car, Universal Basic Income YangBots, Monkey Boy and the Wild Tiger, and Tortilla Village. Entries also include perennial favorites: the Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums, RoboBee, Flying Baby, LA Derby Dolls, Wisdom Arts Lab, Golffin, Rock ‘n Roll Preservation Society, Murrugun the Mystic sword swallower, Recumbent Revolution, the Auto-ettes, Firewall of China, Toy Soldiers, Samatronics, among many others. Jingle Balls Junior College Marching Band will close the parade and ring in the holiday season. And… not a rose will be harmed in the making of this parade! 

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

EVEN MORE INFO: 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’s “America’s Best Parade,” and was 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!

PARKING: Plenty of street parking is available ~ Parade route is also just west of the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station (at Colorado Blvd. and Sierra Madre Villa). City busses go directly to the area. Call Uber or a cab.

FOOD TRUCK: Located off the parade route next door to Poo Bah records (at 2636 E. Colorado Blvd.) include Twohey’s food truck.

OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY: American Legion, 179 N. Vinedo St. (2 blocks from Parade at Vinedo & Walnut) immediately following the event. New Astroturf and Queen Ruby Chard & the FunGuys, dancing, cheap food and drinks!! $3 cover.


PooBah Records, one of Pasadena’s favorite independent music stores, will feature live in-store DJ with real records. Poo Bah’s is located at 2636 E. Colorado Blvd., right on the parade route. No cover

The famous Colorado Bar, located right next door at 2640 E. Colorado Blvd. will feature 3 Fingers live rock band, along with salty chips and drinks! No cover

Old Towne Pub: Live music by Lightning Dan & the Crawdads (2-5pm), Spyders from Memphis (5:30-6:30pm), and Soul Fuzz (7-9pm). Enter through the alley at 39 E. Holly St. No cover

MEOWMEOWZ! Retro 80’s Thrift Shop at 2423 E. Colorado Blvd. just a block west of the parade route. Live music by Radio Active Chicken Heads, treats, concert ticket giveaways, free and all ages welcome! Last year’s Queen Veronika, owner. No cover

For more information go to:
Check out the website for all the after-party info!
@pasadenadoodah #pasadenadoodah
Nov 22 2019
Vroman’s Bookstore Wine Bar 1894 @vromans

Vroman’s Bookstore Wine Bar named 1894 is slated to open soon, the window sticker shows as November 2019.  Located at 695 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA  (626) 449-5320

The 1894 at Vroman's Bookstore. Serving Wine, Craft Beer and Small Plates.

This is the website link for the wine bar.

Nov 20 2019
Transformations in Animation: 11th Creative Talent Network animation eXpo Returns to Burbank @creativetalent

Transformations in Animation: 11th Creative Talent Network animation eXpo Returns to Burbank

Post Date: 11/20/2019 11:40 AM

Burbank, CA (November 20, 2019) – International animation sensation CTN animation eXpo will be taking over the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Hotel and Convention Center with 400+ top creators on the exhibition floor along with 10,000 fans and attendees from the world-wide animation industry, Thursday, November 21 through Sunday, November 24. Tickets start at $40 and are available at

For the 11th year, the CTN animation eXpo will turn the spotlight on production artists and creative visionaries in the animation, visual effects, and video game communities. The 2019 theme is “Transformations,” shedding a light on growth in both the hard and soft skills of being an artist in the animation industry, providing rocket fuel to creators establishing their talent and position in the industry. Animators consistently empower the content that brings films, CGI, special effects, and virtual reality to life across a wide spectrum of entertainment, signaling the importance of the CTN eXpo to filmmaking.

Special appearances at this year’s CTN animation eXpo include:

• Adonna Khare, an American master carbon-pencil storytelling artist. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose, Mashable, and more.

• Award-winning fantasy illustrator and educator Ed Binkley, who has crafted a masterful style of illustration that is finely detailed and signature to him.

• Acclaimed and highly sought-after fashion illustrator Jacqueline Bissett. Her clients include such fashion giants as Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Cartier, Ralph Lauren, Vogue, Disney, and more.

• Paul Heaston, an obsessive sketchbook-keeper who has spent his life mastering the concept of drawing normal everyday things and turning them into visual symphonies of sketch art.

• Sergio Pablos, one of the most successful animators transformed to writer, director, and studio owner working today.

Additional appearances include animators Will Weston, Ross Tran, Jake Parker, Charles Hu, Mac Smith, Glen Keane, Kris Pearn, Max Ulichney, Don Hahn, and Peter Schneider.

Sneak Peek Screenings include: 

• Sneak screening of the most-awaited Disney sequel, Frozen II.

• A preview of Netflix’s exciting slate of 2020 films with special guests and never-before-seen footage of projects including Kris Pearn’s The Willoughbys and Glen Keane’s Over the Moon.

• Late night screening of I Lost My Body with director Q&A.

• A premiere screening of Klaus, written and directed by Sergio Pablos in his directorial debut, and distributed by Netflix as its first original animated feature.

• Premiere of Walt Disney Animation’s Short Circuit, an experimental short film due for release in 2020.

• Additional screenings include Waking Sleeping Beauty and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. 

Long-format Master Classes include Michal Makarewicz for animation; Oliver Thomas, Jerrica Cleland and Dave Zaboski for story; and Goro Fujita for VR.

Attendees are encouraged to make a connection with talent on their own or through CTN’s Information Scavenger Hunt and Design This challenge, where participants are encouraged to bring a sketchbook, and connect with as many of the headliners in the Featured Artist Live Studio as possible.

Nov 18 2019
Ford Mach-E 2021 #MustangMachE

Ford Motor Company with the announcement of the Mach-E is attempting to change the game. Funny thing is that they are trying to copy Tesla in many aspects. Tesla is the leader and all the big auto companies are playing catch up, The big auto companies have the distribution and manufacturing capacity to crank out the volume. Tesla is far behind in the ability to meet demand. Ford has a name and it will be interesting to see how the public reacts and if it accepts the Mustang brand as an EV. 300 mile range is certainly increasing the game and others will soon follow. Expect to see 300+ as a standard range in the next year. Nissan Leaf will be left in the dust.

All new Mach E was announced on November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Jim Hackett CEO of Ford. Fast 4G modems. When will test drives be offered? When will we be able to test drive? Made in Mexico.

Nov 17 2019
Big Chicken Glendale Opening Jobs Cashiers, Cooks, Supervisor @BigChickenShaq


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We are excited to be bringing Big Chicken to The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California! Before we can open the doors to California’s first Big Chicken, we need to find the hardest working and most talented people to join our team! Please join us November 19 – 22 at our Job Fair where we will be hiring for Cashiers, Cooks, and Supervisors.


Community Room inside The Grand Lobby
(between Apple and H&M)
The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendade, CA 91210


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Friday, November 22, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM


Please check-in at the Concierge Desk upon arrival. You will then be directed to the Community Room where interviews will be held. Interested candidates should bring their resume, work cards, be prepared to complete an application and possible interview on-site.

Nov 13 2019
Disney+ Streaming Service Free? @verizon @disneyplus

Verizon is offering new and existing customers of certain plans a free 12 mo subscription to Disney+, this move should prove to move Verizon and Disney into a partnership of content and bandwidth providers. You can sign-up here, the rate of 12 mo is $6.99 per month. Disney advertises the service as

The best stories in the world, all in one place.

Only Disney+ gives you endless access to your favorite movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.With Disney+, you get:

  • Classic films, the latest movies, and your favorite TV shows.
  • Exclusive new Originals from master storytellers at Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
  • Unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices- take Disney+ with you.
  • Streaming on up to 4 devices simultaneously.
  • Select titles in stunning 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos Sound.

Nov 5 2019
Spectrum Charter Billing Practices @ask_spectrum #bait&switch

Being a long time Charter Spectrum customer I have experienced all the bait and switch tactics used by these companies all in an effort to raise their revenue per subscriber. There is much debate as to the harm long term they are doing to the “relationship” many believe they have with their customers. One thing for sure, is that Spectrum is one of the worse companies at “bill creep”, they tout no “monthly contract” but that means basically they can raise their rates as the please, although they claim to lock rates, but according to an online chat yesterday their “policy” is that there is real “lock” , which is really deceptive.

The customer service representatives must really take a lashing from irate customers with the way Spectrum handles business, why doesn’t Spectrum honor current promotions for existing customers? It is all about the margin and bottom line. These companies don’t care about long term. It is really unfortunate but you see it time and time again. My bill went from $49.99 to $79.99 within 6 months, that is for basic internet and phone. There are customers who are paying double to triple that when you factor in video service.

Spectrum has a customer retention department, which is basically the cancellation department, the chat function online is not very effective.

I was able to chat with a representative who basically knocked $10 off my monthly bill, but get this. Since you pay in advance with Spectrum, if you adjust services, they do not prorate your service adjustment! That is their policy. Really! So if you pay for a full tank of gas at the gas station and only fill up half way, you don’t get your money back with Spectrum, imagine how many gas stations would disappear if they did that to customers.

Spectrum has a lot to learn, spending millions on advertising and churning customers, is a long term disaster waiting to happen. AT&T and even SpaceX with their internet offerings will gradually eat away at Spectrum and with 5G looming, internet will be ubiquitous, and inexpensive, under $50 for 1GB will be standard, this will blow Spectrum out of the water. AT&T is lagging with their fiber services, otherwise Spectrum feels like they have no competition, and that becomes a FCC and government oversight issue. Surely Spectrum is paying millions in lobby PAC donations to protect their interests. But Apple, Amazon, Google can all swing the access game very quickly, just look at what has happened with digital content. Although many traditional media companies are still in business, you now have Netflix, Amazon, Apple, etc all producing content and garnering a respectable market share of subscribers of content, Spectrum is not even a player when it comes to content and they are getting slaughtered with carrier fees and royalties.

Spectrum can turn the tide, but it starts with treating customers with care. And so far that’s not happening. The number of lawsuits will continue to plague Spectrum including class-actions.

Nov 1 2019
Klatch Coffee Coming to Pasadena/San Marino @KlatchRoasting

Klatch Coffee Roasting

Klatch Coffee is scheduled to be opening a location in Pasadena, near San Marino, on San Gabriel and Huntington Drive. Slated for a Spring 2020 opening.

In the same location previously occupied by Starbucks and home to Trader Joe’s. The location at 3007 Huntington Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107

Learn more about Klatch a local roaster to Southern California.