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 By Zane    Business    July 21, 2017 

At the Warrior Games: Boeing donates $1 million to six nonprofits

Boeing has announced a $1 million donation to benefit six nonprofit organizations providing rehabilitation and well-being services for veteran and civilian groups, globally. The announcement was made...

 
 By Zane    Science    July 21, 2017 

Santa Monica's NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik Live Interviews Before Space Station Mission

Santa Monica's NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, who is making final preparations for his launch to the International Space Station later this month, will be participating in live satellite interviews...

 
 By Zane    Movies    July 10, 2017

Winner Of DIY Spider-Man Suit Contest Announced

Super hero fans around the country had a chance to put their own Spidey senses to the test by creating original DIY suits inspired by Sony Pictures' new movie, "Spider-Man: Homecoming," in theaters...

 
 By Zane    Lifestyle    July 10, 2017

Southern California Surge in Opioid-Related Diagnoses 31,897% over Ten Years

In rural areas around the country, in the period 2007 to 2016, private insurance claim lines with opioid abuse and dependence diagnoses were found in every age group from 13-18 years to over 80...

 
 By Zane    Lifestyle    July 10, 2017

Save The Date: Starting August 7 You Can Get Married At Taco Bell

In the most craveable matrimonial experience to ever hit Las Vegas, Taco Bell has unveiled that beginning August 7, fans everywhere can tie the knot Taco Bell-style at the brand's flagship Las Vegas...

 
 By Zane    Science    July 10, 2017

NASA Celebrates International Asteroid Day with Special Broadcast

NASA will mark the worldwide observance of International Asteroid Day at noon EDT Friday, June 30, with a special television program featuring the agency's Planetary Defense Coordination Office and...

 
 By Zane    News    July 3, 2017

Man Visits Disneyland 2000 Days in a Row

Huntington Beach resident Jeff Reitz, who has visited the parks of the Disneyland Resort every day since January 1, 2012, marked his 2,000th consecutive visit on Thursday, June 22. When Reitz, a...

 
 By Zane    Entertainment    July 3, 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood Brings American Horror Story to Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios Hollywood announces the return of FX's critically-acclaimed, Award-winning television series "American Horror Story," bringing Ryan Murphy's demented "Roanoke" installment to life...

 
 By Zane    Business    July 3, 2017

Santa Monica Business on List of Most Pet-Friendly Companies

At home, Fido is often the first one to greet you at the door, tail wagging and smiles abound. What if you could bring that same enthusiasm to the workplace? A new survey from Wellness Natural Pet...

 
 By Zane    News    July 3, 2017

Beyoncé Partners With UNICEF to Bring Safe Water to Children in Remote Areas

Global entertainer and humanitarian, Beyoncé has teamed up with UNICEF through her BeyGOOD philanthropic arm to announce the launch of BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, a multi-year partnership to provide safe water...

 
 By Zane    News    June 26, 2017

Vladimir Putin Gives Parenting Award to Members of "Extremist" Faith

On May 31, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the Order of "Parental Glory" to Valeriy and Tatiana Novik, Jehovah's Witnesses from Karelia, who are raising eight children, during a ceremon...

 
 By Zane    News    June 19, 2017

CA Court Allows Suit to Overturn Medical Aid-in-Dying Law to Go to Trial

A California superior court today ruled that a lawsuit to overturn the California End of Life Option Act will proceed to trial to determine the merits of the case (Ahn vs. Hestrin - Case RIC1607135)....

 
 By Zane    Entertainment    June 19, 2017

Joshua Bell - The Classical Collection: Available August 18

Sony Classical announces the release of Joshua Bell – The Classical Collection, a 14-CD set of albums of classical repertoire that the internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award winning violinist has...

 
 By Zane    Politics    June 19, 2017

Wind, Solar Power Could Overpower Political Winds

Demand for renewable energy by consumers and businesses – along with a long-term commitment to cleaner portfolios from utilities – seems to be fundamentally shifting energy attitudes and...

 
 By Zane    Lifestyle    June 12, 2017

In Santa Monica: Museum of Flying Announces Summer Hours

The Museum of Flying is pleased to announce that its Summer Schedule begins this week as the Museum will be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with last...

 
 By Zane    Lifestyle    June 12, 2017

LA Event: Mixed-Race and Multiracial Americans Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Interracial Marriage

The Mixed Remixed Festival, the largest nationwide gathering of mixed-race and multiracial families and people, will take place at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles (514 S....

 
 By Zane    Science    June 12, 2017

Monterey Bay Aquarium will be a 'Voice for the Ocean' at U.N. Ocean Conference

The ocean produces half the oxygen we breathe, regulates climate by absorbing atmospheric carbon, and is the primary source of protein for 3.5 billion people. These and other critical benefits are...

 
 By Zane    Lifestyle    June 12, 2017

Yoga in America Study Reveals Growth and Benefits of the Practice

The newly released 2016 Yoga in America Study Conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance shows that the number of US yoga practitioners has increased to more than 36 million, up from 20.4 million in...

 
 By Zane    Business    June 12, 2017

Tiger Beer and WWF Join Forces to Fight Illegal Tiger Trade

Tiger Beer and WWF are inviting people around the world to help fight illegal tiger trade and be part of 3890Tigers, a digitally-led campaign that uncages art and creativity to raise global awareness...

 
 By Zane    Politics    June 12, 2017

Union Raises Questions about NV5 Global's Trump Connections

The Culinary Union in Las Vegas has raised questions about NV5 Global Inc. California segment in connection with company executives' support for President Trump. The company is holding its Annual...

 
 By Zane    Business    June 12, 2017

W Hotels Worldwide Unveils Recording Studio Suite at W Hollywood

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, in partnership with Coca-Cola, has unveiled the latest W Sound Suite at W Hollywood. The private music studio and writers room offers hotel guests a...

 
 By Zane    News    June 8, 2017

New Crowdfunding Platform Fuels Investments in Renewable Energy and Cleantech

GridShare LLC announced today the launch of its independent crowdfunding platform to help renewable energy projects and cleantech companies raise capital. By creating an online platform where investor...

 
 By Zane    Entertainment    June 8, 2017

The Beach Boys Open The Vaults For '1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow'

The Beach Boys have personally overseen the creative process for a new 2CD and digital collection, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow, to be released worldwide on June 30. 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow features...

 
 By Zane    Business    June 8, 2017

Tomahawk electric car set for 2018 production - Contender for fastest supercar in the world

800 Horsepower 1000 Pounds-feet of torque 0-60 mph in 2 seconds when in Race Mode, 4 seconds in Street mode 1.2 G-force in cornering 100 kWh, lithium-ion battery 370 Mile range Lightweight Carbon...

 
 By Zane    News    June 8, 2017

The Y Receives $1M to Reduce Equity Barriers in Early Childhood Education

YMCA of the USA, the resource office for the nation's 2,700 YMCAs, has received a $1 million Early Childhood Equity Improvement Project grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in support of a project...

 

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