Monthly Archives: October 2023
Oct 20 2023
Pasadena Reports Extremely Rare Case of Locally-Acquired Dengue
Pasadena Reports Extremely Rare Case of Locally-Acquired Dengue; Exposure Risk to Local Residents
Remains Very Low
PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) reports a case of dengue in a Pasadena resident who did not travel outside the United States. This is the first confirmed case of dengue in California not associated with travel and is instead an extremely rare case of local transmission in the continental United States. The risk of exposure to dengue for residents is very low and standard precautions are effective at preventing all mosquito-borne illnesses, including dengue.
PPHD is conducting surveillance and field teams have visited a Pasadena neighborhood to offer information for preventing mosquito breeding around their homes and preventing bites. In addition, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has deployed traps to assess the mosquito population and, importantly, testing to date has not identified any Dengue infected mosquitos. Testing of mosquitos from additional traps will continue over the next few weeks. A person can be infected with the dengue virus from an infected Aedes mosquito. Although Pasadena is home to the Aedes mosquito, the disease is not established (endemic) in California. In the U.S., dengue cases are typically seen in travelers who have visited countries where dengue is found.
“Pasadena Public Health Department has been conducting surveillance and investigation of mosquito-borne diseases in Pasadena for years,” stated Dr. Matthew Feaster, PPHD Epidemiologist. “Our work so far, in partnership with the Vector Control District, gives us confidence that this was likely an isolated incident and that there is very low risk of additional dengue exposure in Pasadena.”
Reducing mosquito populations decreases the chances of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and West Nile Virus. Mosquitos only need a small amount of stagnant water to breed, which can quickly result in mosquito breeding sites around your home and yard.
We urge the community to follow standard precautions to reduce mosquito populations and the risk of mosquito-borne diseases:
  • Eliminate standing water in clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, discarded tires, buckets, watering troughs, or anything that holds water for more than a week.
  • Ensure that swimming pools, spas, and ponds are properly maintained.
  • Change the water in pet dishes, birdbaths, and other small containers weekly.
  • Report neglected swimming pools in your neighborhood to your vector control district.
To prevent mosquito bites, PPHD recommends:
  • Wear insect repellent containing CDC and EPA approved active ingredients: DEET®, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
  • Wear loosely fitted, light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
Symptoms of dengue may be mild or severe and include fever, nausea, vomiting, rash, and body aches. Symptoms typically last two to seven days and although severe and even life-threatening illness can occur, most people recover after about a week. There are no specific medicines or vaccines to prevent this disease. Treatment is supportive and may include rest, fluids, and monitoring for early signs.
“Pasadena is working with healthcare providers to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of dengue infection and is coordinating prevention efforts with local and state public health officials,” stated Interim Health Officer, Dr. Parveen Kaur. “Eliminating mosquito breeding sources is essential to reducing the spread of mosquitoes and the diseases they carry.”
To find your local vector district agency and for tips on mosquito prevention and approved mosquito repellents visit Additional information regarding dengue is available from the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Pasadena Public Health Department is coordinating with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, two partner local health jurisdictions in the Los Angeles region.
Oct 19 2023
Fall Brewery Artwalk – October 21st & 22nd 2023
Join us for the fall Brewery Artwalk!

October 21st & 22nd

11am to 6pm each day

It’s going to be a gorgeous, sunny weekend!

The Brewery Artwalk

Enjoy FREE ADMISSION & Parking at one of the most

unique and beloved cultural events in Los Angeles!

With over one hundred participating artists,

the Brewery Artwalk is a perfect place to buy art

directly from artists and visit them in their studios.

See our Artist listings to get a taste of what’s on display

and to help plan your visit. (This is a partial list)

Come grow your original art collection, and

get a jump on your holiday gift giving!

Barbara’s Beer Garden will be open

in the central part of the property,

and there will be five food trucks on Avenue 21

Big News!! The I-5 Gallery has a new location!

We are now on Avenue 21 (near the food trucks)

and currently have a special

Painted Dot show with artworks for purchase!

Visit our Website to learn more, and we will see you soon!

Things to know before you come

There is Free Parking at the UPS lot at the end of Moulton Ave, but arrive early to secure a good spot. The lot closes at 6:30pm.

(There is no parking on the Brewery campus during the event). Please be mindful of our neighbors if parking in the neighborhood.

Map your Uber and LYFT drop-off to 1910 N. Main St, 90031

Updated Daymaps will be available from our docent team as you enter the Brewery, and also available for download on the “Visit” page of our website before you get here.

Our self-guided Tour App is already updated and is available for both Apple and Android. (Links on Visit page)

Kids: Children are welcome and encouraged!

Dogs: Although the Brewery Artwalk is open to the public, all work is displayed within the private living spaces of each individual artist. We therefore kindly ask that you leave your furry friends at home.

Oct 16 2023
Tesla Door Handle Stuck

Are you experiencing issues with your Tesla door handle staying stuck in the open position, and then when you close your door the door doesn’t close?

This issue is a fault with not only the Model 3 but the Model S.

Use some silicon spray on the pivot pin of the door handle. Also some spray helps near the window rubber gasket.

Oct 9 2023
L.A. Magazine’s Food Event 2023 @LAmag LAMag’s Food Event 2023 Tickets

Los Angeles magazine’s The Food Event 2023

Don’t miss your chance to eat and drink yourself happy @ LAMag’s Food Event 2023!

Get your 🎟 tickets now:

✨ Los Angeles magazine
⁠🌮 The Food Event 2022 🥂
📅 Sunday, November 12
🕑 2 – 5 p.m.⁠
📍 Hummingbird Nest Ranch
2940 Kuehner Dr. 93063

Join Los Angeles magazine at The Food Event 2023, our 17th annual epicurean extravaganza, set in the beauty of Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Santa Susana Mountains.
This annual culinary festival features samplings from a variety of L.A.’s best restaurants, live cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs, craft beers, boutique wines, spirits and cocktail tastings, and special experiences courtesy of our sponsors.
Participating Restaurants:
Our exciting 2023 line up will be announced soon!
Participating Wineries:
• Bernardus Winery, Santa Lucia Highlands
• Bianchi Winery, Paso Robles
• Bouchaine Vineyards, Los Carneros
• Caymus Vineyards, Napa Valley
• Grace + Vine, North Coast
• Jaffe Family Wines, Napa Valley
• Knights Bridge Winery, Knights Valley
• Le Vigne Winery, Paso Robles
• Leto Cellars, Napa Valley
• Limerick Lane Cellars, Sonoma County
• Miner Family Winery, Napa Valley
• Montage Vineyards, Malibu Coast
• Moraga Winery, Bel air Estate
• Nectar of the Dogs Wine, Simi Valley
• New Zealand Wine Navigator, New Zealand
• Opolo Vineyards, Paso Robles
• Tensley Wines, Central Coast
• The 50 by 50 Wines, Sonoma Coast
More brands added daily
• 196 Lemon Vodka Seltzer
• Delta Air Lines
• Knox & Dobson
• Mezcal 33
• Mountain Valley Spring Water
Nonprofit Sponsor:
L.A. Works

This is the video for the 2022 event.

Oct 4 2023
The Crush Pad Pasadena for Wine, Beer, and Kombucha and Entertainment #thecrushpad #jonescoffee @jonescoffee

The Crush Pad Pasadena is located in the same location as Jones Coffee, and in the late afternoon and evenings on Wed-Saturday it turns into a place to gather and enjoy local beer, wine and kombucha along with entertainment.

You can view what’s on tap and also take a growler of beer or wine or kombucha.

The wines are curated from a selection of wines, and available by the glass, carafe and growler.

The beer selection includes local breweries Craftsman and Del Pueblo offering everything from lagers to sours including a coffee IPA and Kolsch.


Located at:  693 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

Wed 04:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Thu 04:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Fri 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Sat 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
All other days Crush Pad is closed.