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 By Preity Upala    Lifestyle    July 1, 2020 

My Vote For The Best new Deli in town is the Carvery Kitchen LA!

Move over Cantors and Factors Deli! There is a new Deli in town- The Carvery Kitchen. The only high- end Deli experience offering fresh, delicious and classic Deli items. Carvery Kitchen is a brand...

 

Where to Take a Date in Semi Open, Covid-19 Era Santa Monica

There's no doubt about it: Restaurants are beginning to serve diners again, albeit with outdoor seating and waitresses in masks. As always, some place are cooler than others. Where to take that high...

 

The Benthophonicks: A Cartoon Starring a Christmas Tree Worm and a Venomous Blue-ringed Octopus

Delilah Demilo is a frustrated songwriter, a college dropout, and a venomous blue-ringed octopus. In The Benthophonicks, my debut comic, she sets off on a journey to find herself as an artist, but...

 

Father's Day Letter to My Husband, My Hero, My Best Friend From Tracy Ryan to Josh Ryan

Tracy first met Josh on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA in 2007 through mutual friends. They knew immediately they wanted to be together and rarely spent a day apart until they married 5 years...

 

Virginia Tokunaga's 90th Birthday Party at Silvercrest Underlines Stop Senior Scams

A party with her friends from the community and fellow residents at Silvercrest Senior Apartments was planned but it did not happen. Instead there was a birthday parade to celebrate Virginia Tokunaga...

 

Treat yourself at the luxurious LASKY Aesthetics & Laser Centre in Beverly Hills

7th June 2020, Beverly Hills- With the lockdown easing up in California, one of the best ways to take advantage of this situation is to spoil yourself! If you live near the Los Angeles area, the best...

 

The Spiritual Transformation of Our Time Has Been Set in Motion by the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are living in interesting times indeed. Perhaps the most challenging, perplexing and fearful time ever in our history. We are in the Twilight zone in many ways. The COVID19 Pandemic has affected...

 

Stepping Out: Dance School Graduation in the Age of Coronavirus and Quarantines

The Five Westside Ballet graduating Seniors look forward to an uncertain Freshman year at Universities and accept they leave the legacy ballet school with no final performance or cast party to say...

 

Last Remaining Cast Member From "Gone With The Wind," turns 104 Years Old

Olivia de Haviland will celebrate her 104th birthday on July 1, 2020. A birthday event is being organized by Spring de Haviland, who is "related to Olivia, but no one is entirely sure how." And no one...

 
 By Rachel Ganz    Lifestyle    June 2, 2020

Chasing after the Phenomenal Blue Bioluminescent Waves in Southern California

When the California beaches reopened this past weekend, after being closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, I had an insatiable desire to see the remarkable blue bioluminescent waves before they...

 
 By Rachel Ganz    Lifestyle    June 2, 2020

George Floyd Was a Peace and Love Man Says Close Friend Christopher Harris, Who Preached Non-Violence

After speaking with several of George Floyd's family members and close friend Christopher Harris I cried. Tears rolled down my cheeks as I heard the countless stories of how everyone who was lucky...

 

Westside Ballet: Even With Social Distancing, the Show Must Go On

It's 2020, and all sorts of arts and educational programs are looking for ways to continue teaching, in a time of social distancing. Santa Monica's Westside Ballet has some brave and innovative contin...

 

AllTogether LA: a Nonprofit Serving Seniors, Saving Lives, Building Community

The good doctor could have describing Lorena Camarena, President and Executive Director of AllTogether LA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping seniors stay home and stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic by...

 

Metro Church Feeds Homeless During Coronavirus Pandemic

Metro Church at 6th Street and Arizona Avenue in downtown Santa Monica feed a number of homeless people and others in need on "Giving Tuesday," says the groups website. "At Metropolis we have been...

 

Santa Monica Reopens Palisades Park Thursday, May 13, 2020 Despite Covid19

The City of Santa Monica will remove the fences around Palisades park on Thursday, May 13. This according to City Council member Ted Winterer, speaking at the Ocean Park Association Meeting...

 

Destiny Church donates lunches to Staff at Hospitals and Grocery Stores.

Destiny Church has a program to give "Care Bag" lunches during the pandemic, "Just to show the hospital staff we care about them." They also give out lunches to grocery stores. The Church gives out...

 

Blue Waves at Night Draw Beach Crowds Despite Closed Beaches Last weekend

Crowds of people defied LA County lockdown orders to watch Dinoflagellates turn waves blue on Santa Monica beach this week. The annual event was more visible this year, due to a major red tide that...

 

Local Man Celebrates his 100th Birthday With Drive-by Neighborhood Block Party

Sam Marquez turned 100 on Tuesday, and his family, friends and neighbors didn't want to let a little thing like Covid-19 get in the way of a celebration. So they threw him a drive-by 100th birthday...

 

Teenager Uses Three D Printer Technology to Craft Facial Shields for First Responders

14 year old Mikey Strauss found a way to use his three dimensional printer, in order to help first responders working in the Coronavirus age: Making plastic face shields for them. "My 14 year old has...

 
 By Stan Greene    Lifestyle    May 8, 2020

May the 4th Be With You Day Corresponds to Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

In case you've been locked down all day, which many of you are; today is international Star Wars Day, May 4th. But did you know that the PErseid meteor shower has been scheduled tonight to celebrate...

 

LAMO Footwear Creates Braille Labeled Boot for the Saving Sophie Foundation and Seven-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Sophie Ryan

LAMO footwear in support of the Saving Sophie Foundation, has teamed up with seven-year-old cancer survivor, Sophie. Having gone blind as a result of her tumor, LAMO collaborated to release the...

 

Pop-up market at the Victorian Restaurant Sells Meat, Fish, Produce, Sanitizer, Gloves and oh yes Toilet Paper

if you're looking for some interesting shopping on a sunny day down on Main Street in Santa Monica, the Victorian is the place. Kelly Stromberg and Caitlin say that they are selling, fish, meat,...

 

CNBC's Melissa Lee Returns to Host Fast Money, After Giving Birth To Twins

Harvard educated Melissa Lee returned to host CNBC's Fast Money on Monday night, 4/20/20. Each of the shows personalities, such as Karen Finerman and Guy Adame, welcomed her back and said how glad...

 

Covid-19 Brings New Dating Apps, New Sex Toys, Online Orgies and Virtual Hookups

With over a billion people in seclusion because of the world wide Corona-virus Pandemic it's not surprising that single people are seeking new ways to pass the time and socialize while practicing...

 

A California woman who needs Hysterectomy on an Emergency Basis, Sent Home During Covid-19 Shutdown

A woman wrote us today that she is suffering from an acute medical problem of the female variety. She needs an obstetrician to perform a hysterectomy on her. It will not wait, she is in great...

 

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