Earlier in June, China launched a week-long series of anti-terrorist drills called "Great Wall 5", in preparation for the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games. The drills involved emergency responders, "police forces, the People's Armed Police, the People's Liberation Army and the health, environmental protection, meteorology and transportation departments." according to China's Xinhua News Agency.…
Kenichi Horie is a sailor, environmentalist and an adventurer, setting his first world record at age 23 when he was the first person to cross the Pacific on a sailboat. Now, at a more seasoned, retirement aged 69, he’s still out there setting records.
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The Lotus Festival will be at Echo Park (home to the largest lotus bed in the US) and this year's theme is the celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander culture. It all starts on Friday night with a Jazz series that goes on from 5pm-9m. The opening ceremony is Saturday at noon and includes live music, dancing, and entertainment. Fireworks will take place on both Friday and… Continue
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In one luminous all-night event, "Glow" will transform the historic Santa Monica Pier and adjacent Santa Monica Beach on Saturday, July 19th from 7pm to 7am. Inspired by the wildly successful Nuit Blanche in Paris, Glow will showcase a collection 20 multi-media art installations by international artists who will entertain visitors with compelling, enchanting and effervescent sights, sounds and interactive activities.
Summer is here, So Cal is scorching, and it's time to jump in the pool! Every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-7pm, the Standard Hotel in Downtown LA hosts a raging rooftop pool party! Listen to different DJ's every week while you enjoy your drink, the view, and your nice new tan. I haven't gone yet but have heard good things about it and plan to go soon.
I found this to be funny and amusing. Portfolio.com created an interactive NCAA tournament-style "blame game" bracket where you can pick who you think is mostly at fault for our struggling economy. Choose from people like Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernake, Anthony Mozillo, George Bush, and many more.
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Jen Stark: "It started when I was attending Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and decided to study a semester abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. I could only bring two suitcases with me for five months so I decided to only bring necessities and purchase art supplies when I got there. The Euro was high and when I went into the store to look for supplies I decided to get something inexpensive, but with potential. I saw a stack of construction… Continue
What could be more fun than hanging out in Long Beach on a hot mid-August day, hanging out with friends, and listening to some jazz? The 21st annual Long Beach Jazz Festival will be held at Rainbow Lagoon Park and will showcase a handful of very talented Jazz musicians in an incredible outdoor setting with a great selection of food and art. 26,000 attendees are expected.
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Went to the Cameo Bar at the Viceroy hotel and I fell in love with it again as always. The modern design and classy colors designed by Kelly Wearstler, and plenty of seating in the pool and cabana area makes this a prime location to have drinks with friends. Cameo bar has no cover, however, drinks are pretty pricey at $15 a pop. With plenty of parking available on the street, the Viceroy is my pick for best Hotel Bar on the… Continue
The OC fair is back and this year's theme is "Say Cheese!"
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When I first saw Caia Koopman's work, it immediately drew me in. “My philosophy behind this body of work is that there is a strained relationship between nature, humanity and femininity. Nature and femininity have a huge presence in my art. Not only is nature beautiful and strong, but simultaneously fragile as are my female characters. I want to provide a message… Continue
Everyone has at least one teacher that has made an impact in their life. For MIT professor Walter Lewin, it's clearly his intention to be that teacher.
When I saw that Babe's and Ricky's Inn was rated the #2 nightlife venue in LA on Yelp, I had to see what the commotion was all about. Located in Jefferson Park, it's the oldest blues club in LA and has been around for almost 40 years. Every Monday night is open-mic night, and the band gets continually mixed up as each guitarist, drummer, singer, and harmonica player takes a turn on stage. The cover charge is $8. We got there at 8:30pm, left at… Continue
An izakaya is a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks.
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Just from watching the trailer of the new Batman movie, Heath Ledger's electrifying performance as "The Joker" gives me chills. In this clip, Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier sits down with Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart and Gary Oldman as they remember their late co-star.