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The Jewish community of Los Angeles is gearing up for the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah starts this coming Friday. Although gift giving is more associated with Hannuka, it never hurts to start off the new year with a special token for a friend or relative. Here are three interesting ideas: It's based on only a few lines from the Bible that are read in synagogues during the Jewish New Year, but the new biblical novel THE SONG OF HANNAH offers readers a 288-page tale of love, jealousy, revenge and redemption. The book, by Eva Etzioni-Halevy follows the lives of Hannah and Pninah. Once close... (more)
... private female space explorer, bought a $20 million ticket for the International Space Station and launched successfully from Russia (9/18). Well-wishers are logging in to her blog (anoushehansari.com) from around the world. There are entries in many languages, including Farsi. An entry by Los Angeles-based novelist Vanna Bonta just before launch salutes Anousheh Ansari, the first Space Ambassador. Bonta wrote, "You take the heart and hope and of all humanity with you, among them, mine! The human heart knows no nations but is a citizen of the stars that have witnessed our collective tears ... (more)
Los Angeles is full of hustle, bustle and flux. Everything is constantly changing or re-inventing itself to keep up with the latest trends or to stay on top of the perverbial "heap". Although, I am the first to rush out and experience the hip new hotspots, its a welcome relief to have staples in the everyday routine that you can depend on to always come through with consistency. "Who's on Third", a quaint cafe nestled in between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills at 8369 W. 3rd Street is such an establishment. Boasting open doors since 1989, "Who's.." has become a kind of hidden treasure to the... (more)
... touchdown passes to Matt Willis in the third quarter and Marcus Everett in the middle of the fourth. A Justin Medlock field goal early in the fourth quarter accounts for all of UCLA's scoring. It seems that the Bruins' performance may have been motivated by some Utah players' comments. The Los Angeles Times reported that a few Utes were quoted in local papers and experessed little confidence in UCLA's quarterback or defense. "They were talking a lot of trash and that kind of got under our skin," junior middle linebacker Christian Taylor told the Times. "They were talking as if they were... (more)
Do you think your neighborhood is safe? You may be wrong...
But at least, you now have the means to figure it out very quickly and in real-time. LAPD provides web users with up-to-date crime statistics for your area. Just type in your address, click 'submit' and that's it! You can now see a map decorated with colorful dots: red for burglary, orange for violent robbery, green for rape, yellow for homicide... Crime statistics have never been so fun! The website let you choose a mile radius, a date range, and a few seconds later the map is populated with data from the LAPD database.... (more)
Greg Maddux picked up his 330th career victory and led the Dodgers to a milestone of their own as they beat the Cincinnati Reds, 7-3, in a series sweep Wednesday night. The win set a franchise record for the Dodgers. Their 21 wins in August are the most in any month since moving to Los Angeles in 1958. And their 71 victories on the season match their total for all last year. Maddux was his usual efficient self, throwing 77 pitches over seven innings, 54 of them strikes. He also made a couple of great defensive plays--turning a double play off a comebacker in the second and making the final... (more)
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I have often heard the phrase "People don't come from Los Angeles, people come to Los Angeles". (Check out that Jen Aniston film "Rumor Has It" if you don't believe me). I am one of the many migrators who has made the cross-country trip to the place where dreams come true. Two friends and I quit our fabulous jobs in St. Louis, Missouri,packed up a couple compact vehicles, signed a lease on an overpriced, un-airconditioned apartment in West Hollywood and as they say, the rest is history!!!! Then three weeks went by..... While blogging on myspace has led the folk back home to believe I am leading... (more)
Getting to Israel from Los Angeles will be a lot easier. Israel's El Al Airlines will now be offering the only nonstop service between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv. The inaugural flight will take place on Sunday, July 23rd. The flights, which will take about 14 1/2 hours, will operate three times a week on Boeing 777 aircraft. The planes feature personal TV screens at every seat. At a press conference held at the Luxe Hotel in Bel Air, El Al's Chairman Izzy Borovich expressed excitement about his company's new venture. He says Los Angeles is an important gateway for El Al. "There is not just a large... (more)
Itâ€™s another blistering hot day in Southern California, and from the moment I wake up and look outside my window, Los Angeles has long been buzzing. Routes are suffocated by cars and SUVs determined to get to their destination, gas pumps are working overtime despite soaring gasoline prices, and a lingering grey haze seems to leave no one deterred. A harrowing visual of the Earth pulled downward in a tug of war with traffic grips me. I feel claustrophobic, unnerved, and like I need a cold splash of water. After seeing â€œAn Inconvenient Truthâ€ â€“ the Al Gore narrated documentary... (more)
...of trendy sneakers for all styles, a little bit pricy though. Much to my surprise, sitting on a bench trying new shoes were Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. They both seemed pretty laid back and low key. A bunch of other "famous looking" persons were hanging out with them but I don't read tabloids often enough to know who they were. It's always funny to see stars walking around these very chill areas of Los Angeles, shopping for affordable clothes, eating a burger at Joe's Diner. I wonder if they think that eating a slice at Dagwood Pizza on a late afternoon is as awesome as I do. (more)
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