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Obama, Clinton and Carter to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Obama, Clinton and Carter to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

File: Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.; Credit: AFP/Getty Images Washington DC will be buzzing on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The most notable event will be at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. once […]

Los Feliz makes room for new Scientology building

Los Feliz makes room for new Scientology building

Courtesy Church of Scientology The Church of Scientology on Sunday held a grand opening for their new mission – a newly constructed, two-story, Spanish Colonial Revival-style  building – in Los Feliz. Church officials estimated that about 1,000 Scientologists and guests attended the grand opening for the new mission. The 8,000-square-foot  Church of Scientology Mission Los […]

Small businesses feel sticker shock from workers’ comp insurance hikes

Small businesses feel sticker shock from workers’ comp insurance hikes

A survey by the LA Business Journal found that employers have been seeing rate hikes in workers’ compensation insurance.; Credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images A spot survey by the Los Angeles Business Journal found some local employers hit with premium hikes exceeding 40 percent in the last year for workers’ compensation insurance. The shock is especially […]

Five Acres annual golf classic and dinner Sept. 23

Five Acres annual golf classic and dinner Sept. 23

from Five Acres Five Acres continues celebrating 125 years of service at its annual Golf Classic and Dinner to be held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at San Gabriel Country Club. Proceeds from this event will benefit Five Acres’ pioneering services that ensure safety, well being and permanency for more than 6,500 children and families […]

Sangria!

Sangria!

Ingredients: 1 bottle red wine 2 cups orange juice 1 can club soda Sliced seasonal fresh fruit 1-2 shots rum (or brandy or triple sec) 2 tablespoons sugar Directions: Place fruit (I used a plum and a white nectarine), rum, and sugar together in refrigerator for an hour or more. Chill all other ingredients. When […]

Women’s Equality Day and National Dog Day

Women’s Equality Day and National Dog Day

Could say lots about this.  Have to wonder which will receive greater general coverage.Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington – the event from which we known Dr. Marin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Wondering if we know some of the speeches of the women who were martyrs for the […]

The L.A. River is for the birds

The L.A. River is for the birds

Photo by Martha Benedict Photographer Martha Benedict joined a group of bird lovers last week for a bird watching walk along the L.A. River in Elysian Valley. Those on the Friday morning tour, sponsored by the Audubon Center at Debs Park,  encountered a wide variety of birds as well as kayakers and anglers enjoying the […]

Could criminal charges be next for San Diego’s Bob Filner?

Could criminal charges be next for San Diego’s Bob Filner?

SAN DIEGO, CA – AUGUST 23: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner leaves the podium after announcing his mayoral resignation to the city council on August 23, 2013 in San Diego.; Credit: Bill Wechter/Getty Images California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office is investigating Bob Filner for criminal wrongdoing, but her office has not provided any details. […]

Folly Bowl: "Threading" event Saturday-Sunday night

Folly Bowl: "Threading" event Saturday-Sunday night

The Folly Bowl welcomes Carole Kim in a two-night event combining visual art and sound. "Threading: hidden folds of the query" will take place Saturday and Sunday night at the outdoor amphitheater. Doors open at 7:30 PM, $10 suggested donation, $5 for children. Performers include: CAROLE KIM video, hand sewn scrim KAORU MANSOUR hand sewn […]

Smokey Joe’s at the Playhouse

Smokey Joe’s at the Playhouse

When we read, see, or hear “Hound Dog,” many of us think, Elvis Presley. This song by composer Mike Stoller and lyricist Jerry Leiber was originally a hit in 1953 for blues singer Big Mama Thornton. Three years later, Elvis would bump and grind and the song would forever be linked in people’s minds to […]

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