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The Northridge Quake - One I'll Never Forget

By Digidave, published on May 20, 2009

...looked at the kitche and got a general sense of the damage. Plates and glase was broken everywhere. Our chimney came off and parts of the stucko ceiling had come down.

Luckily my parents had earthquake insurance and I can't recomend this enough for anyone who lives in Southern California. Earthquakes are just something we have to deal with and while insurance can feel like a suckers bet - when the time comes and it's needed, one is very glad to have it.

The lesson I learned was one of being calm in the eye of the storm. When the aftershocks seemed to subside my... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california

People To Schwarzenegger: We're Not Your A. T. M.!

By D. E. Carson, published on May 20, 2009

...pretty much on the money there “Ah-nold”, but now, the question is, “what are you going to do about it?”

Well, how about not threatening to cut the paychecks of the people who actually make this state run? How about cutting your salary and the salaries of the members of the California State legislature? There’s a good start. How about stop footing the bill for the medical costs of illegal aliens? That would make a HUGE dent in the budget deficit. It works like this:

ER Admin Clerk: Are you a citizen of the United States of America, legally able to hold a... (more)

Tags: california, mexico, california bankruptcy, governor arnold schwarzenegger

Shame On Shaan

By wolviela, published on May 18, 2009

This is for all my Northern California Readers. I don’t normally like to write bad reviews but this is warranted, especially in the times where money is tight and if you do go out to eat, you want a pleasant dining experience for your money.

As a promise to my mom when I move down here to lovely sunny and recently Earth shooken Los Angeles, I come home once a month to visit.

Usually we go shopping, movie or dinner. You know the mother/daughter stuff.

My neighborhood that grew up in has had interesting changes over the last 30 years, and I’m glad to see... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, california, restaurant

Immigration: Economy Friend Or Foe?

By Christopher Wager, published on May 17, 2009

...U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $37 billion a year by increasing the size of the labor force, complimenting the native-born worker. Again, we have conflicting information on the subject of wages, in this report by Giovanni Peri, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California-Davis. Immigration raises wages for most Americans, by availing themselves to lower paying jobs and not competing for higher educated requirements of some jobs.

To further support the benefits of the presence of immigrants another report done by Selig Center for Economic Growth ... (more)

Tags: california, education

Santa Monica Festival: greener And Greener

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 11, 2009

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Santa Monica-I arrived at Clover Park at 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. just in time to catch the last couple of tunes performed by Masanga Marimba as they presented a set of popular music and dance of Zimbabwe and Latin America. I had the pleasure of seeing this group on two prior occasions-California Plaza during Grand Performances Concert Series and at Hollywood and Highland. The group has since recorded two CD’s- self titled Masanga Marimba Ensemble and Mas Masanga and added two energetic dancers Ronnie Daliyo and Julia Chiyambo.

The 18th Annual Santa Monica Festival... (more)

Tags: new york, jazz, hip-hop, california, environment, hollywood, music, fashion, santa monica

Truth Or Dare Part 2

By Credo, published on May 10, 2009

...it is information like this that the authority structure of the JW is afraid of, so rummage around the internet, read books, check it out for yourselves (check out his video on freemasons on the internet it’s entitled Jordan Maxwell “Basic slide Presentation” January 20, 1993 Arcadia, California). What you will learn is that the big secret has been all around us everyday of our lives, (“us” being the common men and women of the world, and the big secret is the massive symbolism that is all around us, staged there by the secret society, symbols that represent their control over... (more)

Tags: new york, religion, jesus, movie, california, israel, education

20th Annual Black Business Expo

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 2, 2009

...of seminars presented by the Tom Bradley Business Institute. Dr. Joseph Dyer-Retired African-American Television Broadcaster served as Master of Ceremony.

Assembly member Curren Price addressed the crowd about the great opportunities available for local businesses in the state of California. Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn seconds his thoughts in stating “Inglewood has created and fostered an environment where businesses can inspire and prosper.” City Administrator Timothy E. Wanamaker stated “Inglewood is fast becoming a Gateway of opportunity in the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, environment, music, education

Thunderous Latin Rhythms Reverberated Thru Ucla & Westwood

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 28, 2009

...Stage. Susie Hansen Latin Band was holding court on this outdoor stage. Violinist Susie Hansen Latin Band is a popular group here in Los Angeles. The salseros on the West coast are sure to catch this hot band on many occasions between now and the end of the year at various events throughout California. This tight ensemble consist of Susie Hansen-violin; Joe Rotundi-keyboards;Rene Camacho-bass; George Balmaseda-vocals;Kaspar Abbo-vocals;Tiki Pasillas-drums;Victor Baez-bongos; and Jose “Papo” Rodriguez on congas. They played material from previous CD’s Solo Flight and The... (more)

Tags: los angeles, global warming, jazz, movie, california, music, brazil

Reefer Sadness

By Robert Harris, published on Apr 9, 2009

...or cultivated. Card carrying patients can possess one ounce of “usable” marijuana and cultivate seven plants without the fear of arrest. Unfortunately, the amending of state drug laws cannot trump federal drug laws. This has been made painfully obvious in the last few years in California, where federal authorities raided several medical marijuana “pharmacies.” The United States Federal Government doesn’t care about the wishes of the majority except during election time.

Apparently, the passing of Ballot Question 9 has ruffled a few feathers in the... (more)

Tags: california

Fallen Heroes

By AmyO, published on Mar 27, 2009

...nation. We want the police to get the danger off our streets, but we have made them out to be bad guys, rather than good guys. Granted, I am the first to admit I have a prejudice against police sometimes. I have seen them talk on their cell phones while driving (I thought that was illegal in California?), heard stories of abuse of power and incompetence, and gotten mad when they pull me over for going too fast, even though I know I am in the wrong. However, they are out there doing their jobs and sacrificing their lives to make our cities safer. We may not always like it, but we would be a... (more)

Tags: california, police, shooting

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