May 17 2022
Apple iOS 15.5 Update Released
 

iOS 15.5 includes the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Wallet now enables Apple Cash customers to send and request money from their Apple Cash card
  • Apple Podcasts includes a new setting to limit episodes stored on your iPhone and automatically delete older ones
  • Fixes an issue where home automations, triggered by people arriving or leaving, may fail

 

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

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May 10 2022
Amazon Fresh Pasadena Opening Soon?
 

Could the Amazon Fresh store in Pasadena, CA be opening soon?

The sign is now on the building.

With over a dozen stores in California Amazon Fresh continue the fast pace of opening stores throughout the state.

Here’s the California locations officially open:

CALIFORNIA

Fullerton
Irvine
Long Beach
Los Angeles – Ladera Heights
North Hollywood
Northridge
Whittier
Woodland Hills
Cerritos
La Habra
Moorpark
Mission Viejo
La Verne
Murrieta

Can we look for Pasadena to be added soon?  I think it could be a month or less given the progress of the store.  Could be before Memorial Day.

 

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May 9 2022
Virtual Community Town Hall for Pasadena Police Chief Selection
 
Virtual Community Town Hall for Police Chief Selection. You’re invited to attend a virtual community town hall meeting to share your thoughts about the characteristics, experience and background you would like to see in the City’s next police chief. The City has selected the firm of Koff & Associates to conduct the search for the next police chief. The meeting will be facilitated by Recruitment Manager Frank Rojas. Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86459880033 Join by Phone: (669) 900-6833 Webinar ID: 864 5988 0033 According to Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz, “It’s important for the new city manager and City Council to know what qualities our citizens believe a chief of police must possess to best serve the interests of our city and our community. What we hear will bear heavily in our selection process.” Appointed by the city manager, the police chief plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the overall public safety program of the City in the enforcement of law and order and in the prevention of crime; and coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies. This includes ensuring the department provides courteous and expedient customer service to the public and City department staff, and assumes full management responsibility for all department services and activities. If you’d like more information or if you are unable to attend the community meeting and would like to share your input, contact Recruitment Manager Frank Rojas, Koff & Associates, at (510) 495-0448 or frojas@koffassociates.com. Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center [cityofpasadena.net/CSC] Monday through Friday during business hours at (626) 744-7311.
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May 9 2022
Tesla Super Chargers coming to Pasadena South Lake Shoppers Lane @tesla
 

12 TESLA CHARGING STATIONS IN THE CITY-OWNED SHOPPER’S LANE SOUTH PARKING LOT LOCATED AT 410 SHOPPER’S LANE IN PASADENA

 

South Shopper’s Lane parking lot located at 410 Shoppers Lane, Pasadena, CA

On the City Council Agenda for May 9, 2022

 

AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT WITH TESLA, INC., DBA TESLA MOTORS, INC., FOR THE INSTALLATION OF 12 TESLA CHARGING STATIONS IN THE CITY-OWNED SHOPPER’S LANE SOUTH PARKING LOT
LOCATED AT 410 SHOPPER’S LANE IN PASADENA
         Recommendation:
It is recommended that the City Council:
(1)    Find that the proposed action is exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (Class 1- Existing Facilities) and that there are no features that
distinguish this project from others in the exempt class, and therefore, there are no unusual circumstances;
(2)    Authorize the Interim City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement (all documents and instruments to fulfill the Agreement), without competitive bidding pursuant to City Charter Section 1002(F), contracts for
professional or unique services with Tesla Motors, Inc. (“Tesla”), for a ten-year term with an option for two additional five-year extensions by mutual consent, for the installation and operation of the “Shopper’s Lane Charging
Depot” at the South Shopper’s Lane parking lot located at 410 Shopper’s Lane, Pasadena, CA. As described in the agenda report, the agreement authorizes the City to reimburse Tesla, or receive reimbursement from Tesla, in
an amount not-to-exceed $300,000 for shared expenditures necessary to complete the project; and
(3)    It is further recommended that the City Council grant the proposed contract an exemption from the Competitive Selection process pursuant to Pasadena Municipal Code Section 4.08.049(B) contracts for which the City’s
best interests are served.

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Apr 26 2022
Pasadena Community Job Fair on Thursday, May 5th 2022 at the Rose Bowl
 

Pasadena Community Job Fair
on Thursday, May 5th at the Rose Bowl

The Pasadena Community Job Fair will be held on Thursday, May 5th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Please bring a copy of your current resume or updated work history and state-issued photo identification.

  • Please pre-register prior to arriving at the Rose Bowl Stadium
  • Business / Interview Attire Recommended
  • Parking in Lot F
  • Enter and Check-In at Gate A (to the left of the Rose Bowl marquee sign)

Employer Participants: Levy Restaurants, American Golf, Pasadena Convention Center and Ice-Skating Center, Huntington Hospital, Centerplate/ Sodexo, Rose Bowl Stadium Guest Services, Local Hotels (Langham, Westin, Hilton, Sheraton), Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), UPS, FEDEX, Home Instead, Transdev/Foothill Transit, First Transit, The Valley Hunt Club, Flintridge Center, City of Pasadena, Mission School Transportation, Right At Home, City of Hope, Bridgestone Tires, Retail Odyssey Company, Trader Joes – Huntington Drive Location, Trader Joes – Arroyo Parkway Location, Foothill Workforce Development Board, 301 Organics and
Meridian Barriers.

Register for the Pasadena Community Job Fair:
Pasadena Community Job Fair

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Apr 9 2022
Bad Injection Flu/Vaccine SIRVA Compensation Program VICP
 

SIRVA (Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration) and a compensation program called VICP. Did they receive the injection from the same place ? and yes somehow it is worse for women.

This SIRVA as it is called is from a bad injection not done in the right place on the arm usually too high. You will know if you have this as it has been three months and I am still in pain. can’t raise my arm above my head or reach in back and wake up all night in pain from turning over. Even getting dressed is a challenge. There is a class action law suit in progress for those affected with SIRVA. You can see what it is on google.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
That’s an injection site reaction most likely Is there as bump. Call your doctor just in case because it can become an abscess
Get an MRI. Look up VICP and SIRVA
There have been very cases of this, in 2016 there 206 cases reported in the US. With the rapid launch of the Covid vaccine I am sure we will see more .. https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/Nair_Special%20Highlight_SIRVA%20remediated.pdf
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Apr 8 2022
ArtNight Pasadena April 29, 2022
 

ArtNight Pasadena

April 29 | 6-10PM
Enjoy a free evening of art, music, and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. Participating in the Playhouse Village in this edition of ArtNight Pasadena are:
  • Pasadena Playhouse with Improv for Actors, a class facilitated by teaching artists Lisa Fredrickson and Jen Reiter, co-artistic directors from Impro Theatre (Jane Austen Unscripted, Sondheim Unscripted). Learn how to play theater games, create improvised stories, and build characters from scratch. All ages and experience levels are welcome—no acting or improv experience needed. Get ready to play and laugh!
  • USC Pacific Asia Museum and Pakistan Arts Council invite you to a celebration of Pakistan’s arts & culture and 30 Years of Pakistan Arts Council. The evening features live music, hands-on art activities and more.
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Apr 8 2022
Avoiding Forced Insurance Freedom Mortgage Mortgagee Clause for Insurance @FreedomMortgage @p_loanprotector
 

If your loan was recently sold off to Freedom Mortgage and have ever been caught with a mortgage attempting to force insurance on you, be aware. This is a common practice and a way for mortgage companies to make more money off services.
Also be aware of fees that mortgage companies charge customers. That is a whole other area that needs to be watched.

Update your homeowner insurance and make sure it gets to the mortgage company to avoid forced insurance.

Mortgagee Clause:
Freedom Mortgage Corporation
ISAOA/ATIMA
P.O Box 5050
Troy, Michigan 48007-5050

fax: 866-751-9324 Fax
email: freedommortgage@pfic.com

pfic.com Is the company which apparently administers and manages insurance policies on mortgages for Freedom Mortgage.
Proctor Loan Protector
@p_loanprotector
Proctor Loan Protector is the leading provider of lender-placed insurance and insurance tracking for mortgage servicers.

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Mar 31 2022
Apple iOS 15.4.1 Update Fixes Battery Drain Issue Released
 

This update includes the following bug fixes for your iPhone:

  • Battery may drain more quickly than expected after updating to iOS 15.4
  • Braille devices may become unresponsive while navigating text or displaying an alert
  • Made for iPhone hearing devices may lose connection within some third-party apps

 

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

https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

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Mar 29 2022
LA County To Offer 2nd Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Doses To Residents 50 And Older @lapublichealth
 

LA County To Offer 2nd Booster Doses To Residents 50 And Older

Second Booster Doses Available to Eligible Residents at Public Health Operated Vaccination Sites Tomorrow

 

Earlier today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after they received their first booster dose. Public Health sites will be prepared to administer second booster doses to those eligible starting tomorrow.

 

Sites administering second booster doses for those 50 years of age and older starting tomorrow include

Obregon Park (East Los Angeles),

Ted Watkins Park (South Los Angeles),

Balboa Sports Complex (Encino),

Commerce Senior Citizens Center (Commerce),

Market Street Center (Santa Clarita),

Palmdale Oasis Recreation Center (Palmdale), and the

Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex (Norwalk).

Visit VaccinateLACounty.com for more information.

 

Eligible residents can also check with other vaccination sites about the availability of the second booster dose.

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19. The number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the holiday weekend.

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