Monday, March 31, 2008

Twiistup 3 Showoffs

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YellowBot is essentially a local search site for finding and reviewing the places you go to in your community (and elsewhere). As an integral part of the site we are building ways for patrons and business owners to exchange tips and experiences. We’ve set our sights on “solving” Local because we just don’t think anybody’s done it right yet. We’ve worked at many of the big and small dotcoms that have receded from view in the rear-view mirror of the proverbial Information Superhighway and finally figured it was time to stop complaining and create Something Useful. Or at least something that we’d like to use ourselves.
We look at it this way: You live your life in the real world, at least as much as you have to. That’s where your house is, and where the people are who love you, and where you find the food that tastes good and the wine that has yet to be drunk. Oh yeah, and the dry cleaner and the veterinarian and the gas station. Those places are the stage where the story of your life is unfolding. We just want to help you pull it all together a bit more and share it with the world.

Aloha Airlines Files Chapter 11

Sad news for Aloha Airline as they filed for bankruptcy Chapter 11.

There could be some hope of the state of Hawaii steps in with some tax/tarriff relief.

Cesar Chavez Day

Today is Cesar Chavez day in Los Angeles.

Food Stamps

In the news this morning.... Heard there are over 28 million people in this country on food stamps!

Friday, March 28, 2008

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Water vs Beer and Wine

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine... and those who don't.

As Ben Franklin said: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in
water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated
that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would
absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) - bacteria found in
feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum,
whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification
process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.

Remember: Water = Poop, Wine = Health

Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water
and be full of shit.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Jim Griffin to Warner Bros

Portfolio magazine did an exclusive on Jim Griffin and his new position at Warner. Based on the story and what we are getting on Pho. There appears to be support around the concept of a monthly fee based model that would allow users to have unlimited access to music.

The real issue is going to be, will users find workarounds, how will this be enforced, is it optional, or will all users pay this fee regardless. More details to follow. But this could change the music industry.

Site of the Day: Boombacker

Check it out: (emerging startup Internet Label, Execs include Jim Fifield, Doc McGee, and Bob Jamieson). Interesting concept. We will see how it goes. I like the concept and platform.

Relationship Economy book

Book from Happy About"The Emergence of The Relationship Economy" by Scott Allen, Jay T. Deragon, Margaret G. Orem and Carter F. Smith

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The Web is steadily becoming a utility of the masses. We have become familiar with using the Web for communicating, surfing, shopping, receiving information in different forms, and a host of other usage attributes--both personal and professional.

The Web economy has largely been fed by advertisers vying for eyeballs and attention. Advertisers have been a fundamental resource of the Web economy. When a change occurs that alters the old models and creates improved models with a promise of higher returns, then changes are likely to create systemic shifts across the entire Web that influence the system from end to end.

Innovation inevitably spawns further innovation throughout the supply chain of interconnected elements that fuel Web usage patterns, and the social Web facilitates systemic changes which are fueled through such innovation. The social Web brings more influential human elements with global reach than any previous technological development in the history of the Web. Combine the influence of the human elements with the economic power of relationship driven commerce and you have a scenario that will create further changes unforeseen, unpredictable, and unimaginable.

These changes are profound and create historical shifts that open opportunities for those who prepare and embrace the factors that enable a successful transition from the old economy to the new.

About the Authors

Scott Allen is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Link to Your World, LLC (, a full-service company that helps organizations transform virtual relationships into real business

Mr. Allen is co-author of The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online (AMACOM, 2005). He is a contributing author to Blog!: How the Newest Media Revolution is Changing Politics, Business, and Culture and executive editor of LinkedIn for Recruiting and I’m on LinkedIn – Now What?

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Happy About Publishing - Books on Career and Jobs

March 28, 2008 - Victor Caballero

I have just learned about this new site:

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Here are some of the products:

Happy About Outsourcing

Happy About Working After 60

Happy About Global Software Test Automation

Happy About Joint Venturing

Happy About Linkin For Recruiting

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Solar Investments and Financing

SoCalTech is reporting this event:
April 7, San Diego -- Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit. The Summit will bring together the Solar industry's leading utility scale and commercial/industrial rooftop project developers, investors, lenders, solar technology companies, venture capitalist and other key industry players to discuss cutting edge developments in Solar power finance and investment, as well as the various challenges and prospects for 2008 and beyond. See

Community Next Conference coming up this weekend

March 29, Hollywood at Level 3
Los Angeles -- "The Next Generation of Media and the Web"
CommunityNext. Share the love and focus on how different forms of media are taking over the web. Not only will you hear from leaders working in the television, movie, music and print industries about how they’re going mobile, getting the word out and building social networks, but you’ll also learn how the web is changing and what you can do about it; socialize and connect with others who know just as much as you do and maybe even more.

Social media is here to stay!

Get more info here:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Aptera Buzz is building

Saw a piece on the news last night on the Aptera.

I would like to get one, but the price is still a little high.

Question is, why would someone spend more money on an Aptera if they can buy a Prius for less?
The 300mpg?

Check out this video just released on the Aptera.

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Charter Internet Outage

It is pretty interesting when you have Charter running a promo for High-Speed for Life and most of the state of California drops Charter internet service.

Perhaps the bids should have been reduced on the auction.

We have Charter at the office and it is way more problematic that AT&T DSL. The main advantage to cable is that it can be significantly faster.

Charter has much work to do in have tiered services for residential and commercial businesses. If I am a business account I should not be running off the same pipe that residential customers are. I am paying a premium for that "special" service.

It appears that as of 12:30pm the internet is back up, although it has been in and out.

No reason why it went out either.

That's another thing Charter Communications can add is a dashboard on the internet that shows the health of their network. Perhaps because they have so many problems they don't want to air their dirty laundry.

I used to be with Charter at home and I am a stockholder in the company. I have thought of going back to Charter and they I encounter this, doesn't make me anxious to go back and try them out.

Then I hear from other people of the horror stories they have had, from poor customer service to complete botch of service calls.

Customer Service needs to be #1 with companies. It amazes me how bad customer service can be.

Does anyone else have any experiences they would like to share with Charter?

Charter Internet For Life Auction

Charter's ''High-Speed for Life'' Internet Auction Draws Over a Half-Million Visitors
BusinessWire - March 24, 2008 5:00 PM ET

Charter Communications, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: CHTR) innovative marketing campaign is opening new sales channels and driving heightened awareness of its blazing fast high-speed Internet service. Charter's "High-Speed for Life" Internet auction is aimed at surfers of social networks, blogs and other online communities. Consumers can bid on receiving Charter High-Speed(R) Internet service, along with wireless home networking, for life.
An independent research firm, comScore, Inc., ranked Charter's high-speed Internet speeds to be faster and more reliable than combined Internet offerings provided by national phone companies in areas where Charter provides service(1).
"The participation and awareness generated by this auction has far surpassed our expectations and we are astounded by the enthusiasm it is attracting. Online communication has become an integral part of our daily lives, and all of our services - video, high-speed Internet and telephone - contribute to our brand promise that 'Charter Brings Your Home to Life.' This campaign offers just that, for life," said Bob Quigley, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Charter. "As a company committed to the communities we serve, when the auction is over, we will donate the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity, another organization dedicated to bringing homes to life."
Over the past year, Charter has invested over a billion dollars in capital to serve its customers and to upgrade its networks. Charter is committed to investing in its communities to make them strong, and providing value to all its customers by offering high-quality products and services backed up by superior customer care.
Bidding in Charter's "High-Speed for Life" Internet auction ends on March 26, 2008. More information on the auction, including registration and bidding, can be found at .
Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than one million people. For more information, visit

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Google Webmaster Live Chat

Join us for an online live chat this Friday!
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 6:50 PM Written by Adam Lasnik, Search EvangelistMany of us Webmaster Help Group guides have happily gotten to meet Group members at various functions around the world. Over sandwiches in San Jose. Salads in Stockholm. Sweets in Sydney. And it's been super!
But some of you are hard to find and so we haven't had the pleasure of chatting with you. Therefore, we've decided to visit you right through your beloved monitor screen.
On Friday, March 28 at 9am PDT / noon EDT / 16:00 GMT, we'll be having our first-ever all-group live chat, where you'll have a chance to hear and see us answer some of your most pressing questions. All that's required is a phone (we'll pay for the call), a sufficiently-modern web browser, and an internet connection.
We'll be posting a "sticky note" with more details in the Random Chitchat section of the Group a day or two before this online meetup, and we're looking forward to chatting with you soon!
Talkatively yours,
Adam and the English Webmaster Help Guides

cfares for airline travel savings

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Fabian Wealth Strategies on KTLA

Fabian Wealth Strategies was on KTLA this morning giving some tips to young women.

Interesting fact is that people in the US save -2% of their earnings. That means we are in debt!

Germans save 8% and Japan 15%!

Living beyond our means is the biggest problem. Buying things we don't "really" need.

Fantastic Machine Video

Glamour Gowns Los Angeles:

We are trying to get the word out about this event, especially to foster families and group homes.

There's an event coming up in less than two weeks. I saw it on the KTLA news this morning with Michaela Pereira.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th from 10 to 2, They are are giving away prom dresses to girls in foster homes and in residential care.
They are in their 6th year.
They can always use more volunteers.

It is open to all high school aged girls in dependency care in Los Angeles. You MUST RSVP for this event (just so we can have a better handle on the flow)
Call 323-526-6329 asap if you know a girl that should be at our event or if you would like more information.
Event is being held at the LA Convention Center. April 5 and 6 from 10-2, 2008.

This is the info from the site.

Glamour Gowns
When: Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th 2008 Where: Los Angeles Convention Center Why: Our Glamour Gowns soiree has successfully turned dreams into reality for hundreds of young ladies in foster care each year. For the past six years, CASA with the help of countless volunteers, helps to strengthen the self image of young ladies by giving them special princess powers for the day. Our young ladies are assigned a personal shopper dedicated to helping them find that perfect gown with fabulous matching accessories!
Glamour Gowns Fact Sheet is here >>
Information on what to donate is here >>
Glamour Gowns Media Advisory is here >>
For donation sites please click here.
For Tickets, Sponsorship Opportunities or Volunteer Information please call 323.526.6329

Restaurants certificates on save money

60% off at $25.00 Gift Certificates for $4.00 with code GENIUS.

Granville in Burbank on San Fernando is participating in this offer. We went recently and found the food to be very good.

Click the link above and then search for Granville or Burbank restaurants.

Firefly in South Pasadena is also participating.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Morton's to Pasadena

There are rumblings Morton's is coming to Pasadena. There is speculation that Morton's is possibly moving into the old Holmstead store location which is in the Playhouse District on Colorado.

It is possible that another steak house will move in and that the location is different.

Roy's is set to open their new Pasadena location in the next two months. Roy's will be a great new addition to Pasadena and especially the Playhouse District.

More to follow....

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Fire at the Warner Center

Fire consuming Valley condo construction site
From the Associated Press 9:10 AM PDT, March 24, 2008
Firefighters are battling a massive blaze consuming a five-story condo complex under construction at the Warner Center in the San Fernando Valley.Los Angeles fire spokesman Brian Humphrey tells KTTV-TV that more than 100 firefighters are on the scene of the Monday morning blaze, with more firefighters on the way.He says the fire is burning from the top floor of the construction site, but that the structure will likely be a complete loss.No injuries have been reported.

Blogger - Blogpost Errors

Recently I have been running into many errors when clicking the PUBLISH POST button on Blogger. The errors are apparently being send to Google.

The one good thing is that recently the autosave function has saved practically every post I have started and have lost no work. This is great, because as of several months ago I would hit publish post and half my post would disappear.

This is a sample of the error I just got when trying to post this blog.

We're sorry, but we were unable to complete your request.
When reporting this error to Blogger Support or on the Blogger Help Group, please:
Describe what you were doing when you got this error.
Provide the following error code and additional information.
Additional information
blogID: 7908237185558726835host: www.blogger.compostID: 1543066931665355409uri: /
This information will help us to track down your specific problem and fix it! We apologize for the inconvenience.

Affiliate Summit West 2009 Dates Announced!

Affiliate Summit 2008 East is coming soon.
Affiliate Summit

In the meantime the dates for Affiliate Summit 2009 West will be January 11-13, 2009. Right as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is the biggest show in vegas and beyond with well over 100k people attending.

Get your schedules ready as it looks like Affiliate Summut 2009 West will be amazing!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

auctionPAL for ebay sellers

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Great Weekend in SoCal

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. The weather in LA is almost like summer. Very clear and warm. The pollen is being blown all over as the windws and flowers blossom.

Even the Oak trees are releasing pollens.

This must be a tough time for those who have allergies.

Happy Easter Sunday to all.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

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Coffee Roasters in Pasadena: Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters

There are three coffee roasters in Pasadena.

This morning we stopped in at Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters a fairly recent newcomer to the Pasadena area as the micro coffee roaster industry continues to expand.

Jameson BRown is located near the Goldline stop at Allen.

The corner location is great and the insde the facility is open and very clean.

For a great cup of coffee Jameson Brown is one of the best places in Pasadena, surely giving Starbucks a run for the money.

Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters
260 N. Allen
Pasadena, CA 91106

We talked to the owner today about them bringing in an Australian and Chinese coffee and talked about the coffee from Maui being just as good as the beans from Kona. Kona Coffee is world renowned but also very expensive. Maui coffee is less expensive and just as good.

Our coffee for this morning was Sumatra, Jennifer liked it so much that we bought a half-pound too.

More on Jameson Brown sooon.

If you live in Pasadena and enjoy a good cup of coffee you have to make a point to stop in.

freshred going away?

This was the email I received last night:

Dear l.a live music fans:
This is our last issue of freshred's newsletter. We would like to thank all of you who have shown interest and support over our stint on-line. We hope that you contine to enjoy l.a's music scene and to support local music where ever you are.

rock on,

freshred is a great service that keeps up with the local happenings, music scene. Billing itself as the "Your complete l.a. live music guide". The email newsletters are extensive about all the happenings in town.
I'm sorry to see them go. Take a look at the and maybe they will find a way to keep it going.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Google AdSense Stickers

You may or may not want a Google Adsense Sticker. But here's the info anyway....

Stick 'em up!

If you're well versed in webspeak, you're probably familiar with the concept of stickiness -- the quality that entices web users to stick around a given site. Here at AdSense, we're down with the web version of stickiness, but we've got a different kind of adhesive in mind: the kind that lets you take the AdSense logo a-go-go.

That's right, we're talking stickers.

We've printed up a batch of AdSense stickers, and we'd be delighted to send one or two your way, wherever you are in the world. The stickers are designed for laptops, but they'll work just as well for placement on mugs, skateboards, or temporarily on a shirt. (Note: turning a pal into a walking Google ad without their knowledge is not recommended.)

So how do you get one of these glue-backed masterpieces? Easy: send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope with enough postage to return 1 oz of sticker goodness to you from our office in California via standard U.S. mail. (Sorry, we can't help you calculate the postage to your location). Send your envelope, along with a note if you'd like, to:

Google AdSense
c/o Arlene Lee
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
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Supplies are limited, so send your envelope soon! Then you can stick with AdSense wherever you go. (And one last thing to keep in mind: while we're flattered that you might want a whole box, note that we're only able to provide one or two per publisher.)

SearchMe Beta from TechCrunch

This is a special beta page that will get you right in!

Here's the info:

New Sequoia-backed visual search engine SearchMe is just starting to send invitations to their private beta, which launched last week. The company says there are 30,000 people now on the waiting list. But if you want to get in now, just click here and enter your email. The first 1,000 people get in immediately.

You will want to hurry they are going fast!

Country Clothing Sale

PFI's Biggest Tent Sale Yet!

Every Spring at PFI's headquarters in Missouri we have one of the largest Tent Sales in the country and this year we are having our BIGGEST SALE EVER in store and online at We have Ariat Fat Baby Boots starting at only $49.99! Thats over 50% OFF! Ariat Gem Baby Boots over 50% OFF starting at only $59.99! Men's Ariat Boots Starting at only $79.99! Brand Name Mens Shirts up to 60% OFF for only $29.99! Retro & Vintage Western Shirts 20% - 30% OFF! All Cinch and Cruel Girl Jeans are $10 OFF! And Womens Jeans and Skirts are up to 50% OFF!!! Womens Tops and Shirts up to 50% OFF! Womens outerwear up to 50% OFF! All Saddles 20% - 35% OFF! Plus FREE Shipping to anywhere in the continental 48 states! Tack and Horse Supplies 20% - 50% OFF! Plus FREE Shipping on ALL orders over $200 to anywhere in the continental 48 states!!! Also anyone that signs up for our newsletter is entered for a chance to win $500 to PFI!!!! More deals will be added over the following weeks! The Sale has already started and we have had extraordinary response!

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Everyone is Dancing

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Resources for Bands getting started

A bundle of eBooks, software, and directories. This includes 101 Music Business Contracts software, volumes 1-6 of The Industry Yellow Pages (which reveals insider contact information to succeeding in the music business), and countless other eBooks and valuable reports.

The Ultimate Music Industry Power Pack

Site of the Day; Diigo

I am getting on board with a new site called Diigo.


I am going to give Digsby a run. It is supposed to work with all the major IM services.

Hopefully it is more stable than Trillian for IM. I am testing it now and will report back.

Check it out at:

Here's some the features!

Instant Messaging
One combined buddy list for all your AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber Accounts.
Manage multiple conversations with tabbed conversation windows. You can drag tabs out into their own windows for important conversations.
Rename contacts with an alias so you don't have to remember buddy names like 'giantsfan123'.
If one of your friends has more than one IM account you can combine them into a single merged contact to eliminate duplicate buddies.
Send your friends SMS messages right from the IM window.
The InfoBox lets you check everyone's status message and profile just by moving your mouse down the list.
Changing your status has never been easier. just one click right on the buddy list!
Multitask while you chat. Minimize the IM window and you see popups of new IM's. Best of all, you can reply right from the popup and get back to what you were doing.
Log conversation history and find the information you need our search-enabled log viewer.
And so much more.
Manage your Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL/AIM Mail, IMAP, and POP accounts right from digsby.
Get popup notifications when new email arrives. Clicking a popup takes you right to the message with auto-login into webmail accounts.
The email InfoBox gives you a snapshot of your unread messages with just one click
Perform actions such as "Mark as Read" or "Report Spam" right from the email InfoBox.
Send emails to your friends right from the IM window. The email is sent directly from any account digsby is tracking for you.
Social Networking
Stay up to date with everything happening on your Facebook or MySpace account (other network support coming soon).
Receive alerts of events such as new friend requests, messages, group invites, etc.
The social network InfoBox gives you a real time NewsFeed of what your friends are up to. Everything from new photos, to status updates, to upcoming birthdays is just a click away.
Customize digsby with application skins to give it a personal look and feel.
Change the way your conversations look with themes – everything from simple AIM-style windows to 3D conversation bubbles.
Complete control over the layout of buddies on the buddy list. Change everything from buddy icon size to whether or not to show a snippet of their away message.
Sort your buddy list how ever you want! You can organize buddies manually, by status, by service, by name or by log size to place those you communicate with most at the top. You can even choose a secondary sorting method.
Customizable notification system lets you choose what events you want to be alerted about and how.
Digsby offers complete synchronization between computers and installations. Everything from the skin you chose to your pre-defined status messages follows you from place to place.
You can place a widget on your blog, website, or social network profile so you can chat with visitors right from digsby.
Manage multiple simultaneous file transfers from one simple transfer manager.

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Ashley Alexandar Dupre in Girls Gone Wild Video

We are learning that Ashley Dupre appeared in numerous videos for Girls Gone Wild.
Here's the AP report.

This story doesn't seem to be getting any better for Eliot Spitzer.

You can get more info on the Girls Gone Wild videos here.

Ink for your Primera - Bravo II

Looking for replacement ink cartridges for your Primera Bravo II printer?

Here are the two carts you will need for the Primera.

Part 53331 and 53330.

PRIMERA 053330 Color Ink Cartridge For Bravo/Bravo II Disc Publisher

PRIMERA 53331 Black INK Cartridge

Stephen Hawking - Out of a Black Hole coming to Caltech

Stephen Hawking is coming to Caltech April 9, 2008.

8pm in the Beckman Auditorium. Expect this to be PACKED!

Caltech is opening up to about 870 seats, that may not be enough.

No tickets required, get there early, first come, first served.

More info here:

Job Sites

Starting a research project on job sites. I'll be reviewing the most popular ones. If you have suggestions please post a comment.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Experian TripAlert Credit Check



Adobe had a good day climbing approx. 9%. Mostly on increased revenue.

LinkShare Management Changes: Stephen Denton Resigns

Just got an email from LinkShare that Stephen Denton is leaving.

Read more here:

We hope to have more details soon.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Home Prices in Southern California and Foreclosure Auctions

This LA Times Story is reporting that the median price for a Southern California home last month was $408,000, down 17.6% from a year earlier and 19.2%, on average, from peaks reached last year, according to research firm DataQuick Information Systems.
Read the whole story here about how there are now auctions weekly and for many the first line to buying a home. The issue is can you get a good price? What is the condition of the home. Will you pay too much?,1,6803302,full.story

Check out some of the foreclosure listing services to learn more. Many have 7 day trials.
We are now even seeing ads on tv during prime hours for foreclosure auction companies holding auctions.

RealtyTrac, Link - reported by SoCalTech

SoCalTech is reporting that RealtyTrac and DotHomes have made a deal. DotHomes will provide foreclosure listings from RealtyTrac.

RealtyTrac, Link
Irvine-based foreclosure real estate information provider RealtyTrac is in a deal to provide its listings to, a London-based vertical search site, said today. said that users using the firm's site today can now quickly search and click through to foreclosed home listings on RealtyTrac. The deal covers more than 400,000 foreclosure listings across the United States. Financial deals of the arrangement were not released. RealtyTrac provides an online, national database of homes in various states of foreclosure; the firm provides its listing through its own web site, along with MSN, Yahoo! and other web sites.

Home Bargains! Sign up for your Free 7-day trial at RealtyTrac.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Business Assistance in the San Gabriel Area

Good write and congratulations to Bob Machuca and the staff on the writeup in the Pasadena Star News, Saturday March 15, 2008.

The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership in Irwindale can be reached at (626) 856-3400.

Here's another great resource for businesses:

Studio Directory

Whether you are looking for a rehearsal studio or recording studio there's a new directory available.

If your studio is not listed, then go ahead and input it here.

Newegg #2 after Amazon #1

Southern California Newegg located in City of Industry is ranked #2 after Amazon!
Congrats to the folks at Newegg for continued success.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Magic Ears Hi-FI Wireless Headphone!

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Paul Hawken - Newport Beach Public Library

Today we went to see Paul Hawken speak.

Here's a great good video of the things he talked about from another lecture he gave which covered many of the same topics.

Pasadena Custom Winery: 1st Anniversary Open House

Pasadena Custom Winery
260 E. Colorado Blvd, Ste 221
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 793-8898
Maps Driving Directions

Store Hours
Tuesday to Sunday: Noon – 8 pm
Monday: Available for Special Events & Parties

1st Anniversary Open House
March 15th, 16th - 4:00 pm to 8:00pm
Free Wine Tasting
Hors D'Ordeurves
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance to blow out the candle on the cake and cut the VINE

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