👓 Unhappy Would-Be Shopper Goes on Rampage in Local Best Buy | Pasadena Now

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Pasadena police officers arrested a 32-year-old Pasadena man who reportedly went on a rampage at a local Best Buy store Tuesday afternoon, yelling and tossing items, after a store employee refused to run his credit for purchase of several smartphones. The incident happened at about 3:44 p.m. in the store located in the 3300 block of East Foothill Blvd., police Lt. Pete Hettema said.

📅 RSVP for DevFest LA 2018

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A tech conference carefully crafted for you by your GDG community! All about Android, Web, and Cloud from the world experts!

Join us for one day of talks, codelabs, and breakout sessions from the GDGLA team, Googlers, and major companies using Google Technologies.

We will be serving morning refreshments and lunch. More importantly we will be giving away over hundreds of dollars worth of prizes throughout the day! All attendees will have a chance to win Gift Cards, Google Home devices, Google Daydream Headsets, and much more.

Come learn about Android, Firebase, Machine Learning, Artificial Reality, Virtual Reality, and more

Sun, December 2, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST
at Cross Campus, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017

👓 Famous “Wild West” Novelist Zane Grey Died in Altadena 79 Years Ago Tuesday | Altadena Now

Read Famous “Wild West” Novelist Zane Grey Died in Altadena 79 Years Ago Tuesday by Angela Underwood (Altadena Now)

Famed American author Zane Grey died too soon.

The Altadena resident, who passed away from heart failure on October 23, 1939, still remains a presence in the region.

Renowned for his “Wild West” storytelling, Zane composed volumes of work that were later produced into motion pictures after migrating to California from Ohio and Pennsylvania, where he was born and raised.

👓 Altadena Filming Committee submits report on filming permit accountability | Altadena Filming

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The Altadena Filming Committee has prepared a report addressing accountability in Los Angeles County’s filming permit approval and enforcement processes. The report was prepared in response to the issue raised most often to the Committee: the lack of accountability by County departments.

👓 What 2018 Election Results Mean for California Climate Policy | ColoradoBoulevard.net

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The midterm elections produced some big wins for California (and therefore national) climate policy.

👓 You Think Your Vote Doesn’t Count? Read This! | ColoradoBoulevard.net

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Five votes. That’s the number of votes that finally put Denise Menchaca over the top to win a seat on the San Gabriel City Council in 2016. But those five votes came at the end of a long and torturous road. By Cher...

👓 CA Housing Shortage to Flip House and Senate? | ColoradoBoulevard.net

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As the midterm election nears this coming Tuesday, California’s restrictive housing policies in its urban job centers could play a central role.

👓 Three Historical Designations Approved in Pasadena | ColoradoBoulevard.net

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Perhaps dwarfed by being on the eve of the significant 2018 mid-term elections, the Monday night meeting of the Pasadena City Council had only six peop...

📅 RSVP to DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2018

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DTLA Mini Maker Faire is back for the third time! Los Angeles is again joining a global network of Maker Faires to celebrate invention, creativity, craftsmanship, science, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Do-It-Together (DIT) culture with more diverse representations of all of the kinds of making in Los Angeles and beyond!

Proudly hosted by the Los Angeles Public Library, the DTLA Mini Maker Faire will take place at the gorgeous and historic Central Library in downtown Los Angeles (otherwise known as DTLA).

Questions? Want to talk to an organizer? Interested in becoming a sponsor? Visit our Contact page.

FAQs

Attendance is Free! Why sign up for a ticket?

Due to the limited space at the Central Library, participants are strongly recommended to register for a ticket. In addition, signing up for a ticket will help us better plan our exhibits and interactive displays so that we will have enough materials for everyone to take part and enjoy.

And there's more! All registered attendees will receive a DTLA Maker Faire sticker at check-in that will be accepted as a discount voucher at various nearby eateries. A complete list of participating stores will be provided at check-in. Also, all registered participants will be automatically entered to win a really cool prize tote at check-in. Winner will be notified via email.

Do I need to bring my ticket with me?

Yes, please bring your printed ticket or have your confirmation QR code ready on your smart device for faster check-in at the event entry.

When will DTLA Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?

It will be on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST

More information at dtla.makerfaire.com.

Where can I park?

You may park in the commercial parking garage located at 524 South Flower Street.

Please enter and exit the Westlawn parking garage from Flower Street entrance; it's the first driveway, with a ramp going down. With the anticipated traffic congestion and several street closures and detours due to the construction work in the vicinity, please plan your travel time and route accordingly and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.

When entering the garage after 9:30 a.m. and exiting by 5:30 p.m., parking is $1.00 flat rate with LAPL library card validation. To obtain a validation, you must show your Los Angeles Public Library library card at the Information Desk on the first floor. If you do not have a LAPL library card, you may apply for one on the day of the event. It's free to get a library card.

Where is the handicap parking located?

The Central Library is fully accessible to the disabled throughout the building. Flower and Fifth Street entrances have ramps.

There are two options for handicapped parking:

  1. There are two handicapped parking spaces with no meters or charge located on the south side of Fifth Street close to the Fifth Street entrance to the building for vehicles with a disabled placard.
  2. The Westlawn commercial parking lot at 524 S. Flower Street has the disabled parking symbol on its sign. The spaces are available immediately to the right as you enter the garage.

Is public transportation available?

The Metro Blue Line and Metro Red Line both have stops near Central Library. Most buses which come downtown stop near the Central Library. Check the MTA website for rates, routes, and schedules. Please note that due to the ongoing Metro Regional Connector Transit Project, Metro Rail and Bus service may be impacted.

For real-time rail and bus service information, please click here or call 323.GO.METRO

Will you have bike parking?

Yes, the Central Library has 12 U-bike racks in front of the 5th Street entrance, 4 U-bike racks on Hope Street near the library's Hope Street entrance, and there is a single-sided grid bike rack by the staircase next to the Library's Flower Street entrance.

Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?

Yes! Please contact the Volunteer Engagement Office at volunteer@lapl.orgor call (213) 228-7490.

What if it rains?

The show will go on! Only a portion of the exhibits will be outdoor. Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. We will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.

What can I expect?

To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised, intrigued, and inspired with every corner that you turn.

DTLA Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

I understand that by registering here, Maker Media may provide me with updates and information about Maker Faires, other events, and products of interest to the maker community. I understand that I may opt out of these communications at any time. Maker Media Privacy Policy

👓 Fritz Coleman Speaks to a Generation at the Ice House | Pasadena Now

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Setting out to prove that aging isn't pretty...but it's funny! NBC weatherman and stand-up comedian Fritz Coleman will perform his show “Fritz Coleman Speaks to a Generation” at the Ice House Comedy Club on Sunday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.icehousecomedy.com or through the Ice House box office at (626) 577-1894. This is a Special Event show.
I never knew he was a comedian…

👓 Half-million-dollar settlement offer would bar embattled director from ever returning to work at the Altadena Library | Pasadena Weekly

Read Half-million-dollar settlement offer would bar embattled director from ever returning to work at the Altadena Library by Andre Coleman (Pasadena Weekly)
A local attorney contends that an element of a settlement offer made by the Altadena Library Board of Trustees to embattled Library District Director Mindy Kittay would bind future boards in choosing a qualified person to run the library. In a letter to Jeffrey Thompson, lawyer for the Library District, Kittay’s attorney Dale Gronemeier said his client, who is currently on administrative leave, would not agree to a $501,000 settlement offer if it included a clause prohibiting Kittay from accepting future employment at the library. “Director Kittay does not assert an entitlement to be the next full-time director, but she will not agree to prevent the new board from bringing her back if it chooses to do so,” Gronemeier wrote.
Sounds like she’s a relatively innovative librarian following the trends of many local libraries in the US to redefine themselves. It’s sad to have a contentious outcome like this with such a huge settlement in which the money could have been far better used for public good instead of in-fighting like this. We deserve better from our public officials.

👓 Squatters’ takeover of Torrance home illustrates landlord frustrations with state law | Pasadena Star News

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California law protects squatters who take over rental properties, drawing the ire of landlords such as Cindy Oye-Marquez, who must initiate an arduous eviction process to force out the people who …