CitiMortgage a division of Citi Group has apparently decided to exit or sell their loan servicing business. The company to handle the loans is Cenlar. A company who has nothing but bad reviews.
The letter we received from Citimortgage comes two weeks before the first payment is due! With no prior notification, and nothing mentioned on the CitiMortgage portal /dashboard. it is alarming that the letter looks like a total scam, but apparently as confirmed by a rep from Cenlar and CitiMortgage in the Philippines, the letter is accurate.
The issues are countless as Cenlar cannot setup accounts, less than two weeks from the due date. Both parties claim that auto payments will be transferred and there will be no late fees.
If you are a Citi Mortgage customer you should be very worried that this transition is plagued with problems especially since Citi claims they are doing everything to ensure a smooth transition. You can read more about the 2017 Citi press release here
Citi was fined for unscrupulous practices of $8.6 million by the Federal Reserve, not much has been written about this. Here is the story.
Come Visit Caltech’s Campus, Interact With Caltech/JPL Scientists, Participate In 50+ Science Activities, Hear TED-Style Science Talks, And Listen To Keynote Speakers
The Caltech Postdoc Association (CPA) along with Graduate Student Council (GSC), Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach (CTLO) and Theater Arts at Caltech (TACIT) are organizing the “Science for March” event on March 16th from 10am – 3pm, at Beckman Mall, Caltech.
The idea behind this event is to engage the local community in science and help elevate the community’s understanding of what science is and what scientists do and hopefully inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Visitors can interact with 50+ science activities, hear TED-style science talks, and listen to keynote speakers.
This event is free and open to the general public with many activities for K-12 children !
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds celebrate Captain Marvel with Hollywood flyover
Formation of six F-16 Fighting Falcons to fly over Hollywood
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” will fly over Hollywood in celebration of the upcoming film Captain Marvel during the afternoon of March 4, 2019.
The formation will feature six F-16 Fighting Falcons, the Air Force’s
premier multi-role fighter aircraft, soaring over Hollywood from 12:15
p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Marvel Studio’s newest film, Captain Marvel, will release in theaters
nationwide on March 8. The film follows the story of Captain Carol
Danvers, an Air Force fighter pilot who goes on to become the most
powerful superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“This flyover is a unique moment to honor the men and women serving
in the Armed Forces who are represented in Captain Marvel,” said Lt.
Col. John Caldwell, the Thunderbirds Commander/Leader. “Being part of
this event is a tremendous opportunity, and we look forward to
demonstrating the pride, precision and professionalism of the 660,000
total force Airmen of the U.S. Air Force over the city of Los Angeles.”
The Thunderbirds have close ties to the film’s production. Last
January, in preparation for the film, lead actress Brie Larson and
director Anna Boden visited the team during an Air Force immersion and
F-16 flight at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
During production, the team provided two Thunderbird pilots to advise
cast and crew on fighter pilot traditions and culture. One of the
advisors was Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, who passed away in a mishap
during a routine Thunderbird training flight in Nevada only a week
after consulting on-set.
“Executing this flyover is a fitting tribute to Cajun,” said Maj.
Matt Kimmel, the Thunderbirds Lead Solo pilot who advised the Captain
Marvel team with Maj. Del Bagno. “He lived to share his passion for
aviation with everyone he met and always left you with a smile. We carry
his legacy each day and can’t wait to make him proud by showing off his
U.S. Air Force and his team in his backyard.”
Residents along the flight path can expect a few seconds of jet noise
as the aircraft pass overhead, along with the sight of six
high-performance fighter aircraft flying less than three feet from each
other in precise formation.
The Thunderbirds welcome and encourage viewers to tag the team on
social media in photos and videos of their formation with the hashtags
#AFThunderbirds, #CaptainMarvel, #SuperHeroAirman and #AirForce.
For more on the team, go to afthunderbirds.com or follow @afthunderbirds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Bringing the authentic taste of Italy to Pasadena, Sapori(flavor in Italian). Trained in Italy. Authentic ingredients brought in from Italy fresh on a regular basis. Olive oil, flour, cheese, tomatoes, and more.
There aren’t a lot of self-taught Chef Pizzaiolos out there who have achieved the status of recognition in the culinary world in such a short span of time. Ali Haider, a cerebral chef if there ever was one, isn’t your ordinary chef. He opened his own restaurant leaving behind his successful career as a spokes model following his vision and passion to form 786 Degrees in Sun Valley, CA which in turn in a year and a half of opening was presented the Title of the Best Restaurant in California by USA Today 2016. Welcome you to the most awaited Second Location -Sapori Di 786 Degrees in Pasadena .
Besides being awarded the Best Restaurant in California 2016, Best Pizzeria in the Nation 2018 and having several articles in LA Weekly, PMQ Magazine & Pizza Today. He appeared on several TV and Radio stations from Food Network to ABC7 to KTLA5 to name a few. Recently competing at the International Baking Industry Expo in Las Vegas he got awarded 1st place for Best Pizza in the Nation 2018 – 2019.
Sapori di 786 Degrees
1709 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104
Currently in soft opening check hours. Thur, Fri and Sat 11-2
Building the Infrastructure for Tokenizing Ownership of Non-Crypto Assets
Blockchain technology provides a means by which a secure database may
be replicated reliably in multiple locations, with protection against
fraudulent transactions. A very high value application of Blockchain is
the reliable recording of ownership of things in the real world,
ranging from stocks and bonds, to real estate, even to ownership of fine
Blockchain shows promise for leveling the playing field as the world
shifts from a small number of computer systems that monopolize their
respective markets to a set of databases that can be distributed and
coordinated among independent players. To do that will require the
development of technologies and technical infrastructure that do not yet
exist. Now and in the near future, there will be many opportunities
for entrepreneurs who produce the technical solutions.
This program will sort out the various opportunities and will attempt
to identify which current players are likely to continue to dominate
the marketplace and become customers for the new technologies.
A3/Airbus Heritage Project
Senior Advisor, Head of U.S.
Intain Fintech Pvt. Ltd.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
Networking with refreshments from 8:00 – 9:00 AM / Program: 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Networking with refreshments from 8:00 – 9:00 AM / Program: 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Advance Ticket Sales:
General Admission: $30.00 ($40.00 at door)
Students: $20.00* ($25.00 at door)
Caltech Students – No Charge*
Advance Ticket Sales end on Friday, March 22nd at 1:00 PM PST.
If you live in the San Gabriel Valley you have most likely noticed the increasing number of breweries. We are excited to see cities step up and take the lead on allowing brewers to showcase their craft and open breweries.
Here’s a list of breweries we know of so far as of February 12, 2019.
Some are in the neighboring communities of the San Gabriel Valley, there’s no particular order, we will update this list as we learn of new and upcoming breweries. Some cities with more than one brewery include Monrovia and Pomona.
Mt. Lowe Brewing – Monrovia 150 E St Joseph St Arcadia, CA 91006 Phone (626) 244-7593 Website mtlowebrewing.com Hours:
Ogopogo Brewing – San Gabriel Opened: 864 Commercial Ave San Gabriel, CA 91776 Phone: (626) 427-1652 Website ogopogobrewco.com Hours: Info:
Progress Brewing – South El Monte Opened: 1822 Chico Ave South El Monte, CA 91733 Phone (626) 552-9603 Website: progress-brewing.com Hours: Info:
Pacific Plate Brewing Company – Monrovia Opened: 1999 S Myrtle Ave Monrovia, CA 91016 Phone (626) 239-8456 website pacificplatebrewing.com Hours: Info:
Arrow Lodge Brewing 720 E Arrow Hwy Unit C Covina, CA 91722 Phone (626) 498-0557 Website arrowlodgebrew.com
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.
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
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 cityofpasadena.net/humanservices.
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 https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/; 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.
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
-BREW FOR THE PEOPLE AS YOU WOULD BREW FOR YOURSELF-
independent beer. south american inspiration.
141 W. Bellevue Drive #100 Pasadena, California 91105 (626) 658-7652
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.
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.
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: https://www.proxyvote.com
Meeting Date: March 1, 2019 For Holders As Of: January 2, 2019
PROXY VOTING DEADLINE:
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):
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.
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.
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 www.thebroad.org 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 www.getty.edu to make a reservation.)
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
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
(Free tickets available at descansogardens.org/tickets.)
Japanese American National Museum
(Free tickets available at janm.org/freeforall.)
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
(General admission only; free tickets available at tarpits.org/freeforall.)
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
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 nhm.org/freeforall.)
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: SoCalMuseums.org
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.
Today’s Supernova of Information and Opportunity
Saturday, January 26th
8:00 AM Coffee & Networking
9:00 – 11:30 AM Program
Caltech Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
1216 E. California Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
Big Data has exploded and engulfed us all. It has led to a technology and business revolution. Every
website, email, SMS text, mouse click, download, and Internet of Things
(IoT), sensor input now predicts epidemics, calculates risk,
understands consumer behavior and formulates public policies.
Entrepreneurs are pursuing these Big Data opportunities in what is becoming the 21st century equivalent of the gold rush.
us as we kick off 2019 with this information-packed program. Our
speakers will share their views on the opportunities and challenges
entrepreneurs face in building these new ventures, and give a clearer
view of what’s coming our way.
Keynote Speaker: Gil ElbazFounder & CEO, Factual Inc.Co-Founder, Applied SemanticsSpeakers: Wes NicholsBoard Partner, Upfront VenturesIndependent Board DirectorPublic and Pre-IPO Technology CompaniesDominique (Mike) HanssensDistinguished Research Professor of MarketingUCLA Anderson Graduate SchoolFounding Partner, MarketShare, a global marketing analytics firm
Producer/Moderator: Stan Tomsic, Managing Director, Magna Point Group
Advance Ticket Sales:General Admission: $30.00 ($40.00 at door)Students: $20.00* ($25.00 at door)Caltech Students – No Charge*Advance Ticket Sales end on Friday, January 25th at 1:00 PM PST.*Current Valid ID required for all student admissions. Full admission price will be charged without ID.REGISTER NOW
Quantum Computing – February 23, 2019
Blockchain – March 23, 2019
Equity Funding – April 13, 2019
AI/Robotics – May 11, 2019
Watch your e-mail or check our website for updates! Calendar of Events
Caltech Entrepreneurs ForumEncouraging the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California.