Monthly Archives: January 2020
Jan 31 2020
Tesla Battery Day April 2020

Tesla Battery Day

Tesla Battery Day April 2020

With 400 mile range now being slated for the Model S and X updates, we could see 500 mile range with the next model updates, perhaps with smaller battery footprints and intelligent power management systems.

The engineering technology with battery and autonomy that Tesla is developing is outpacing and at scale to leave competitors wondering how they can catch up, perhaps Tesla will license their technology to others.

Much like Tesla Autonomy Day Event in 2019.






Jan 30 2020
Porkys Pit Stop BBQ Pasadena

Porkys Pit Stop BBQ Pasadena
1531 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104

Jan 30 2020
Apple Releases iOS 13.3.1 #apple #ios

iOS 13.3.1 includes bug fixes and improvements. This update:

  • Fixes an issue in Communication Limits that could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode
  • Adds a setting to control the use of location services by the U1 Ultra Wideband chip
  • Addresses an issue that could cause a momentary delay before editing a Deep Fusion photo taken on iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro
  • Resolves an issue with Mail that could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled
  • Fixes an issue that could cause multiple undo dialogs to appear in Mail
  • Addresses an issue where FaceTime could use the rear facing ultra-wide camera instead of the wide camera
  • Resolves an issue where push notifications could fail to be delivered over Wi-Fi
  • Addresses a CarPlay issue that could cause distorted sound when making phone calls in certain vehicles
  • Introduces support for Indian English Siri voices for HomePod

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

Jan 29 2020
Cheeseburger Week Pasadena 2020 @626food #cheeseburger #burger #dinela #visitpasadena #pasadenaca #foodie #CheeseburgerWeek

Celebrating the Invention Of the Cheeseburger in Pasadena

Lionel Sternberger invented the cheeseburger in 1924, while working at his father’s roadside stand in Pasadena, California. The restaurant was called the Rite Spot and Lionel called his creation the Aristocratic Burger. Restaurants and locals pay homage to Lionel’s achievement annually with a week-long celebration starting January 26th through January 31st, 2020. Restaurants throughout Pasadena offer special menu items and deals during Cheeseburger Week. Take part in the Cheeseburger Challenge by voting for your favorite cheeseburger and more.

During Cheeseburger Week from January 26th to January 31st, Pasadena honors Lionel Sternberger’s genius in being the first to put cheese to hamburger and serve it at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924.

Forty of Pasadena’s favorite restaurants, lounges and burger joints offered their signature burgers, some special creations and great deals during Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

Sunday, January 26, 2020 – Friday, January 31, 2020

For more information.

Jan 29 2020
Le Petit Biscuit Cafe Opens in Pasadena @626food @626Biscuit

Founded by travel & food connoisseurs, Le Petit Biscuit is a hub where friends can enjoy a great coffee, daily baked goods, and gelato at the heart of Pasadena.

After three years, Le Petit Biscuit is finally open, seating is being worked on and should hopefully be available soon.  This a great addition to the area.

1009 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 765-9333

Twitter: @626Biscuit
Facebook: @626Biscuit
Instagram: @626Biscuit


Jan 28 2020
Things To Know About Wuhan Coronavirus Los Angeles So Cal #coronavirus

Updated 1-30-20
– 9821 infected, with some estimates now over 15,000.
– 213 dead.
– 171 recovered.
– 15 238 suspected cases.
– 20 countries affected.
– Italy has stopped all flights from China.
– WHO has declared it a global public health emergency.
– It surpassed SARS in number of infected.

Things To Know About Wuhan Coronavirus in Los Angeles and Southern California

  1. There are cases that have been confirmed in the US, including Los Angeles(Orange County), Chicago, Seattle,
  2. Expect to see more cases as there are those who have traveled to the region and are back, potential carriers of the virus.
  3. There is no vaccine
  4. Wash your hands and cover your mouth and don’t touch your eyes and nose with your hands
  5. Hard to detect, symptoms are similar to cold

As of this time 107 people have died with close to 5,000 cases confirmed, and thousands of people are believed to be exposed.

CDC has issued warning to those traveling to and from China.

Economic impact is hard to measure, but there will be depending on how the spread is controlled.

Gates Foundation is granting emergency $10 million to fund support to contain the global spread of the virus

Transmission is through coughing or sneezing from infected person or touching contaminated objects.





Jan 26 2020
Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant And Daughter Gianna Among Nine Killed In Helicopter Crash

Updated: Number killed increased to nine.

Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant(41) And 13 year old Daughter Gianna Among Nine Killed In Helicopter Crash.

Christina Mauser, assistant basketball coach at Harbor Day School in Orange County. 

In these images the crash debris field can be seen over a large area.


Believed to be fog related, occurred at 9:47am, PT. Near Calabasas, California, no survivors.

4200 block of Las Virgenes Road


The identity of the other three on board was not released.

The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter had five people on board and there appeared to be no survivors.

Bryant’s wife Vanessa was not believed to be on board.


Jan 20 2020
Tesla Charging Adapters for CCS or Chademo @tesla @ElectrifyAm

For Tesla owners frustrated by the lack of options when charging their vehicles, it seems things are getting worse.  Here’s an example of what is happening in Pasadena. CA.  Where Pasadena officials are claiming that this EV charging facility is the largest west of the Mississippi.  It has been weeks since the Pasadena Water and Power chargers having been installed and they are still hit and miss, many of the chargers do not appear to work, some have credit card machines, some appear on the Greenlots app.  I attempted to charge a few weeks ago and the charger failed to start. I used on this past weekend and it did charge, although it stopped at approx 80%, which apparently must be part of the design?

What seems like a missed opportunity for the EV community is having the ability for Tesla owners to utilize these underutilized chargers like this one and others around, like the WalMart in Burbank where a week ago I was by and could not use the chargers because they are on CCS capable.  Electrify America made a decision to not support the Chademo charging adapter with only 1 out of 10 chargers supporting the Chademo.  It seems like an oversight on the behalf of those in charge of the initiative and basically managing the $2 billion as part of the settlement with VW.

Perhaps, if those in charge at Electrify America, CEO, Giovanni Palazzo and COO Brendan Jones, worked with Tesla to build adapters for customers to use.

An interview with Electrek has comments closed.   I would very much like to hear from Mr Jones and Mr Palazzo about the reasons for not having Chademo chargers at stations?  It sure seems like an issue for those who drive Nissan Leaf and other EV’s that use the Chedemo.


Jan 19 2020
Timeless AI Insights at the GRAMMYs Changing the Fan Experience
See a new video-enriched experience that leverages IBM AI and Cloud technologies to integrate insights into the GRAMMY Red Carpet livestream

About this Event

The AI LA Community is hosting a special event with IBM after the GRAMMYs!

How do you create timeless AI insights about musical artists for the GRAMMY Awards? Is it possible to analyze hundreds of thousands of pieces of content about artists from over 100,000 sources and turn them into usable insights using cloud computing? And how do you ensure that each artist insight is a fact or substantiated opinion that is accessible during the Red Carpet broadcast and video on demand?

The GRAMMY Awards, hosted by the Recording Academy, is a cultural moment that brings together the biggest artists, celebrities and influencers to celebrate and foster a love of music with the world. Last year, the broadcast reached 43 million people, and had 3 million visitors in search of information about their favorite artists.

Once again, IBM is partnering with the Recording Academy to contextualize artists’ experiences at the Grammy Awards with insightful factoids. AI, with the help of Watson Discovery, discovers and reveals human journeys that led to a nomination at the Grammy Awards. Each of the insights will be timeless, unambiguous, interesting and a magnification on any facet of an artist’s life. Now, fans around the world will be able to relate and understand the importance of their favorite celebrity’s accomplishment.

Throughout the 2020 Grammy awards show, we will showcase a new video-enriched experience that leverages IBM AI and Cloud technologies to integrate insights into the GRAMMY Red Carpet livestream. During and after the event, we will also provide Video on Demand content that can be viewed on any device.

Food and drinks will be served.


Jan 16 2020
In Conversation: Alzheimer’s Los Angeles – Brain Health and The Fight Against Alzheimer’s @playhousedist @PasPlayhouse February 3, 2020
In Conversation: Alzheimer’s Los Angeles – Brain Health and The Fight Against Alzheimer’s

In Conversation: Alzheimer’s Los Angeles –

Brain Health and The Fight Against Alzheimer’s  |

Monday, February 3, 2020

Monday, Feb 3 at 7:30PM

In The Father, a family is confronted with Dementia and what it means to care for someone with this disease.  Join Heather Cooper Ortner, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles President & CEO, and Margaret Gatz, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Gerontology and Preventive Medicine, for a discussion about brain health and preventative care for yourself and your loved ones. This discussion will be moderated by former KCET Reporter Val Zavala.


PANELIST: Margaret Gatz, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Gerontology and Preventive Medicine

Margaret Gatz, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology, Gerontology, and Preventive Medicine. Studies in the Gatz lab encompass age-related change in depressive symptoms, personality, and cognition; risk and protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; how families manage aging and dementia; and evaluations of the effects of interventions to treat mental disorder or to improve preventive health behavior.

PANELIST: Heather Cooper Ortner, Alzheimer’s LA President & CEO

Heather joined Alzheimer’s Los Angeles as President & CEO in Fall 2017.  Since that time, she has worked with the Board of Directors and a team of dedicated staff to spread the organization’s mission to improve the lives of local families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia by increasing awareness, delivering effective programs and services, providing compassionate support, and advocating for quality care and a cure. She is a highly respected nonprofit leader, recognized for bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to the healthcare arena. Heather’s proactive approach and passion for her work have contributed a wealth of experience for healthcare-based organizations. Previously, she served as chief executive officer of Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, whose mission is to achieve a future without breast cancer. Prior to Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, Heather served as executive vice president at the International Myeloma Foundation.

MODERATOR: Val Zavala, former distinguished KCET reporter

Val Zavala spent 30 years as a broadcast journalist at KCET public television in Los Angeles winning numerous journalism awards, including 19 L.A. Area Emmy® Awards. She retired in 2018. During her time at LA’s preeminent PBS station, she served as a reporter, anchor, producer, and V.P. of News and Public Affairs. For much of that time, she was also the anchor of Life & Times and executive producer/anchor of SoCal Connected. She covered a broad spectrum of Southern California issues including politics, education, healthcare, environment, demographics, the economy, arts, and culture. She currently serves on the board of the combined KCET and PBS SoCal broadcasting company.  She lives in Altadena with her artist-husband Mark and dog Casey.


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