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  • The Islands Of Loreto

    Mona Day|Sep 29, 2014

    The fishing village of Loreto on the Baja California Peninsula sits on miles of coastline with year-round sunshine averaging 80 degrees. Looking out on five islands on the Sea of Cortez, it offers majestic scenic backdrops along with a wealth of flora and fauna for hiking, trekking, bird watching, while its coast offers a wealth of water sports - island-hopping, snorkeling, kayaking or just plain relaxation on quiet beaches. The islands have formed a physical barrier that has created an 800...

  • An Oxnard Weekend

    Mona Day, Travel Columnist|Sep 8, 2014

    Oxnard is a hidden gem close enough for an impromptu day trip, and certainly a relaxed weekend. Checking in at the Embassy Suites, I walked across the hotel's central court with its pool and water landscaping to my suite and was delighted to find that both the bedroom and the living room looked out on the beach with the ocean and the Channel Islands in the background. I stepped out to my own private patio from where I could continue walking over the paths through the rocks and the shrubbery to...

  • East LA Meets Napa

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    Familiar Santa Monica Latin restaurants La Sandia, El Cholo, and Loteria Grill will be attending East LA Meets Napa & Beyond on Friday, July 18, 6-9 p.m. at Union Station. The food and wine pairing tasting event celebrates the richness of Mexican food and success of Latino-owned restaurants and vineyards in California and beyond. The outdoor event on a warm summer night will let the approximately 1,500 guests pair their favorite foods with distinctive wines to discover their own perfect blend....


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    Angeleno Magazine will present its 12th Annual Food and Wine event Live and Dine in LA on Sunday July 20, 4:00-7:00 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica. The event celebrates the city’s best chefs who continue to shape and evolve LA’s culinary scene. This year’s event benefits the non-profit Share our Strength. The magazine’s restaurant selections this year includes: Acabar, Adoteca, Al Mare, Bestia, Café Röckenwagner, Caffé Roma Beverly Hills, CAST at Viceroy Santa Moni...

  • MAKING WAVES 2014: From the City to the Sea

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    Los Angeles Waterkeeper will celebrate their Making Waves 2014 Event at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica on June 19. Over 10 years ago, LA Waterkeeper sued the City of LA for sewage spills that contaminated our beaches and waterways. The Collection System Settlement Agreement (CSSA) developed through the case required the City to take drastic measures to clean up their system and eliminate pollution, resulting in the City's 82% reduction in sewage spill overflows since the baseline...


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    by Mona Day Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Global Green USA , will bring together industry thought leaders and eco-conscience activists on June 7th at the Fairmont Hotel. The organization will take the occasion to present its annual Millennium Awards to recognize and honor the advancements made in industry, building, media and public policy in moving the world toward a more sustainable and secure future. David Crane, President & CEO of NRG Energy, will be honored with the Corporate...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Mona Day|Mar 31, 2014

    Bristol Old Vic in association with Handspring Puppet Company will present The Midsummer Night's Dream at The Broad Stage. The two companies previously collaborated on the highly acclaimed and Tony-Award winning War Horse that played at the Ahmanson Theatre a few years ago. Adapted from the Shakespearean play, the show interweaves the lives of lovers, actors, friends, foes, and fairies. The themes revolve around love, transformation and survival in a place where the mystical presence of fairies...

  • FOOD FARE 2014

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    Planned Parenthood's Food Fare will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Thursday, March 6th, 2014. From its humble beginnings as a cooking demonstration with Julia Child in 1979, the event Fare is not only one of the oldest, but now one of the most prestigious food events in the city. With the closure of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, this year's event has re-located to Barker Hangar. As usual the event will feature two sessions, an afternoon lunch session and an evening dinner session. The...