Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Tom and Ray Magliozzi on Friday told listeners they will stop making any new episodes of their funny auto advice show at the end of September. This is 25 years after "Car Talk" began rolling in Boston. The show has aired every Saturday morning and is National Public Radio's most popular program.

Older brother Tom is 74 years old and the brothers says it is "time to stop and smell the cappuccino." "Car Talk" isn't ending on NPR, though. NPR says it has repurposed episodes that it will continue to air every week with material culled from the show's archives.

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Next time you get pulled over by a motorcycle policeman in any state in the country, it’s very likely the officer will be riding a Harley. The relationship between cops and H-Ds goes back more than a century. More police departments use Harleys than any other type of motorcycle and by a wide margin, because they have the power, reliability and comfort they desire. So, whether it’s a California Highway Patrol (CHP) motorcycle policeman, or one from Alaska to Hawaii and everywhere in between, Harleys are a big part of law enforcement on the roads of North America.

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Note: I met Tim about two years ago. He knows his motorcycles, his ladies and his rock 'n roll--so he is a blast to hang out with. He is also a spectacular photographer and a mega-talented writer. You can find his work on

Tim Zimberoff is the author of two best-selling motorcycle books, Art of the Chopper and Art of the Chopper II. Zimberoff was born in Los Angeles and raised in Las Vegas. As proficient with a clarinet as with a camera, he succumbed to the lure of photography while studying music at the USC School of Performing Arts.

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Old School Taste of Soul

Los Angeles- The Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper hosted the 6th Annual Taste of Soul, on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 from 10:00AM-6PM. This event, a trifecta of a music festival, food festival and community festival has been named the largest street festival in Los Angeles.

Crenshaw Blvd., between Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. and Rodeo Road was blocked off to traffic for the festival. The Taste of Soul was founded in 2006 by Danny Bakewell Sr., Publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper. The festival has grown from 50,000 in its inaugural year to... Read More

I have been privileged to have seen many places in my travels around the world. Some exotic; some historic; all of them a life experience I will cherish and be thankful I've had the opportunity to see…

There is one place, however, that I am drawn to; I constantly find myself yearning to return to its land of marsupials and platypi; of “Vegimite” and didgeridoos: Australia!

This wonderful landmass is about as unique as the Galápagos; here you will find animals and vegetation unlike any other place on earth – and most of it is publically accessible. Having just returned from there,... Read More

Auctions and charity raffles don't have to be boring. There are great little tricks you can use to jazz up your events. So throw away those boring raffle tickets.

One of the hottest trends for event raffles and give-ways is using ten liner strip cards. These cards work great for big auctions, events and galas. It’s easy to create a bonus game to give away coupons, drink tokens, gift cards, etc.

Instead of using boring raffle tickes, use the strip cards for raffles. Sell each line for a certain amount of money (make it easy - charge $5 or $10 per line but make sure you make money... Read More

1. Stroll the Highline. New urban oasis on an obsolete elevated railway on the westside. 2nd section opens this week on June 8th.

2. Visit MoMA; World class museum where you can impress your date with your infinite wisdom of Picasso's eating habits. Hours extend to 8 on Fridays, and 8:45 on Thursdays in July and August.

3. Kayak the Hudson or East River. Maybe not for a 1st date (unless you decide your date is a jerk in the first few minutes, and you want to take the chance on seeing them tip into the murky East River after a barge comes by) but brilliant for those who are outdoor-inclined.

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