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record wall with a giant Rudolph ornament in front
Daniel Tures, December 10, 2021

The temperature has plunged below 82. You’ve switched from cold brew to hot coffee and you’re thinking about putting on a sweater. Lights twinkle from the palm trees along the boulevards… the Kings are battling the Ducks out on the Staples Center ice… it’s holiday time once again in the Southland!


The cast of Tommy Turnabout's Circus onstage at Turnabout Theatre
Tina Lerno, July 14, 2021

Well today is my birthday! Happy Birthday to me, and all the other July birthdays out there. I do tend to claim the entire month of July as my time to celebrate.


the Eiffel tower with fireworks
Daniel Tures, July 14, 2021

July 14 is the French national holiday, marking the date in 1789 when a Parisian mob stormed the Bastille, officially kickstarting the French Revolution—the first of many, but certainly the most notable. As Louis XVI asked the Duc de la Rochefoucauld at the time, Is it a revolt?


red orange yellow flames with banned books
Sheryn Morris, September 27, 2020

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


fireworks at Los Angeles City Hall
Tina Lerno, July 02, 2019

Independence Day aka the Fourth of July commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen (American) colonies were no longer subject to Great Britain's rule, but were united, free, and independent states.


Chihuahua held in a purse
Tina Lerno, April 18, 2019

When it comes to cats versus dogs, or birds, rabbits, and horses, what makes your pet special? Is it all your love and nurturing? Its abject cuteness and sass? What if you could receive a blessing for your pet—more special still?


waffle with syrup and strawberries

Cooked right, they’re warm and fluffy, with a glaze of buttery-syrupy goodness and a golden color to get anyone up and running to Denny’s at 2 a.m. Cooked wrong, well, waffles are still pretty delicious.


Deaf students in class
Danielle Ball, March 15, 2019

National Deaf History Month, which runs from March 13 to April 15, celebrates deaf history and promotes awareness of American deaf culture. The celebration spans two calendar months to include several key dates:


hand tinted bird photo
Diane Garcia, March 20, 2019

The hills of Los Angeles blossom in spring. This time of year can make traffic a bit more pleasant as the sun squeezes its lemon-yellow rays onto the mint colored hillsides of our metropolis. In the northern hemisphere, the March equinox marks the beginning of spring.


Classic Poetry or the Book of Songs written in traditional Chinese characters against a Chinese painting.
Julie Shu, March 06, 2019

Ancient Chinese classic poems are complex works of art. As far back as 3,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work called Book of Songs and Elegies of the South. They later created more splendid poetry during the Tang and Song dynasties.


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