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Yo! Venice!

By Ariel, published on Aug 12, 2007

When I moved to Venice a year ago, one of the first things I did was looking for a local blog giving me the latest news about my beloved neighborhood. I was surprised to realize that for such a vibrant community, the Venicians didn't seem to be that much into the blogging scene. A year later, this blatant gap in the blogosphere is finally filled. Yo! Venice! was started by two friends, Keri and Bret, who, in their own words decided "to create a communal blog for residents of Venice Beach California to post about their community. In today’s world of RSS feeds, they felt that a blog would... (more)

Tags: venice beach, california

BrooWaha Facebook Application Has Arrived!

By Ariel, published on Jul 7, 2007

Sharing your BrooWaha articles with your Facebook friends is now a just a click away with the fully integrated BrooWaha application. With the BrooWaha application, your profile will automatically post your most recent articles for all your friends to see. Now you can show the world your stuff, and get your friends to be a part of YOUR Citizen Newspaper! Just click the following link to install it: Add the BrooWaha plugin now! (more)

Tags: facebook, broowaha

The Simpsons in Burbank

By Ariel, published on Jul 2, 2007

The Simpsons Movie is coming up, and the marketing wizs are starting their magic to promote the event and make sure you will be in a movie theater on July 27th. Selected 7-Eleven stores are turned into Kwik-E-Marts for the occasion and sell "Squishees" and other Simpsons inspired merchandise. The stores undergoing this transformation are located in Bladensburg, Maryland/Washington DC; Burbank, California; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada; Los Angeles, California; Mountain View/San Francisco, California, New York, New York; Orlando/Lake Buena... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, san francisco, simpsons, movie, california, flickr, burbank

New Whole Foods Stores Coming to L.A.

By Ariel, published on Jun 19, 2007

Whole Foods Market will open two new locations in Los Angeles in the coming year, in Venice and Tustin. In Spring 2008, Whole Foods will open a 47,317 square foot store at the corner of Lincoln Blvd and Rose Ave in Venice. Marci Frumkin, Marketing Director for the Southern Pacific Region adds that it is not clear yet if the new store will replace Big Lots, CVS or the 99c stores currently housed at this location as they are currently working out the details of what will stay and go. Combined Properties , owner of the location, seems to already have the info regarding which stores are... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, hollywood, burbank

The Broo Sprawling in the U.S. (and Global Warming)

By Ariel, published on May 13, 2007

Dear beloved readers, The Broo has started its sprawl in the U.S. Your favorite citizen newspaper is now present in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and freshly in Atlanta, Houston, and Miami. As a member of the BrooWaha community, you are invited to comment, vote, and message users in any of these BrooWaha editions. You may however only publish articles in the edition you are registered in. You are highly encouraged to seek out your friends in these communities and make them join BrooWaha, as well as make new friends via the friend function! I'd like to take this opportunity to... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, global warming, san francisco, atlanta, miami, movie, broowaha

La Haine, now in the US

By Ariel, published on Apr 18, 2007

More than 12 years after it hit the theaters in France and took the international film world by storm, La Haine (French for 'hate'), was finally released on DVD in the US today. Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz when he was just twenty-nine years old, this masterpiece of French cinema depicts the lives of three teenagers facing the realities of France's deep identity crisis. As the writers at rivetingly describe the plot: "Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui)—a... (more)

Tags: france, movie, broowaha

Understanding the world with TED

By Ariel, published on Apr 8, 2007

Every year, in Monterey California, a 'group of remarkable people gather to exchange ideas of incalculable value'. This conference called TED (Technology Entertainment Design) covers a broad variety of topics including science, technology, economics, arts and many more. The very exclusive event ($6000 to attend the annual conference and receive a couple of DVDs) recently released some videos of the talks held during the conference. The amazing talk below (video) was given by Hans Rosling, professor of international health at Sweden's world-renowned Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder,... (more)

Tags: ted

Freelance Writing: An Interview With Mayrav Saar

By Ariel, published on Mar 16, 2007

Three months ago, the Los Angeles Times published an article by Mayrav Saar about BrooWaha and citizen reporting's mass appeal. Mayrav is the co-editor of Fishbowl LA and a freelance columnist for the Orange County Register. As she says in her blog, she is "fearlessly writing the stuff other women are too smart to say out loud". She gracefully accepted to grant BrooWaha an interview to talk about her career as a journalist and her thoughts on the future of the profession. Why did you become a journalist? I took summer school one year in high school to get a class credit out of the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, journalism, environment, hollywood, broowaha

79th Academy Awards tonight

By Ariel, published on Feb 25, 2007

Tonight on ABC, Ellen DeGeneres will host the 79th Academy Awards ceremony. She succeeds Jon Stewart, who hosted the show last year which saw the movie Crash (Paul Haggis & Cathy Schulman) win the award for Best Motion Picture. The event will be held a the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, home of the Oscars since its opening in 2002. This year's nominees for Best Motion Picture are: * Babel * The Departed * Letters from Iwo Jima * Little Miss Sunshine * The Queen Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: * Leonardo DiCaprio for Blood Diamond * Ryan Gosling for Half... (more)

Tags: movie, hollywood

The Mars Volta in L.A. in April

By Ariel, published on Feb 19, 2007

The Mars Volta, led by the hairy duo of Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (formerly from At The Drive In), are coming back to Los Angeles on April 3rd. This show will be part of a short West Coast tour covering LA, Berkley (March 31st) and a couple of other cities in our sunny state of California. The band is currently ending their Australian tour and will soon re-enter the studio to work on their next album. The Mars Volta will be playing at The Orpheum Theatre, in Downtown. About 1000 fans of the psychedelic rock band will be able to get a seat there. That's not a lot so be sure... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, myspace, california

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