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To Becca, Ted, Margie, Paul, Victor, Allie, Jairo & Roman – Applause! Applause!

Applause! Applause! To “Impressarios” Becca Godinez (Executive Producer “GODINUSMUSIC)),  Ted Benito, (Producer PAE Live), Paul Alexander Morales (Artistic Director), Victor Usabia (Ballet Master), Allie Eguia (Company Manager), Jairo Ibarrientos (Stage Manager) and Roman Cruz...
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Southland Germans/Greek celebrate Octoberfest/Greekfest

It has long been known that Octoberfest is one of the world’s largest (if not the largest) funfair held annually in Bavaria, the southern part of Germany.  It is a 16-day festival which usually runs from late September to the first […]
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Understanding coffee & espresso at Williams Sonoma

A morning spent at the Williams Sonoma technique class on learning and understanding coffee and espresso was more than what this writer had bargained for last Sunday. The brief but intensive class was conducted by Merchandise Specialists, Tracy Bellwood and Sen Lim, attended by...
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Local Bank/Furniture/Gelato Shop promotes outstanding customer service

The City of Alhambra is known as “The Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley.” It has approximately 330,000 Chinese residents, around 400 businesses, including a choice of  around 40 restaurants, three hospitals, three major supermarkets (two Raphs and one Albertsons),  two...
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‘Off the Beaten Path’ – Mimi Peter’s photo exhibitiion now at the AIA Building

Photographer/artist, Hanae Mae “Mimi” Blanco-Peters’ photo exhibit called “Off the Beaten Path” is now open to the public for free viewing at the American Institute of Architects Building on Wilshire Boulevard, from September 1-30, 2014. There will be an artist’s reception...
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UPAAGLA welcomes UP Eng’g Dean Dr. Aura C. Matias

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles (UPAAGLA) headed by its president, Vicky Achacoso-Gancayco had a reception for UP College of Engineering Dean Dr. Aura Castillo-Matias at the Malburg Atrium of Woodbury University in Burbank recently.....
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Labor Day Weekend Getaways – last hurrah for summer

There was a time when our family would go on long weekend getaways a week before Labor Day weekend in order to avoid the rush in flying or driving to our “destinations of choice.” Flying an hour to nearby Sacramento, San […]
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Educators discuss changes in protecting integrity of education at recent forum

New America Media sponsored a recent forum at the UTLA auditorium to discuss changes in protecting the integrity of education. Among those invited in the panel of discussion were: newly-elected National Education Association (NEA) President, Lily Eskelsen-Garcia, Alex...
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Rehab Czar Panfilo Lacson submits ‘Comprehensive (P170.9 B) Rehab Plan’ to Pnoy

On a leisurely weekend evening, I happened to have watched broadcast colleague Karen Davila’s “Headstart” Program on TFC on her very enlightening interview with Rehab Czar Panfilo Lacson. During the interview, Ms. Davila asked Mr. Lacson on the update of his […]
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Double jeopardy Chinese aggression in Zambales?

Manila journalist Jarius Bondoc recently published a story regarding Chinese aggression not only on the Panatag/Scarbourough Shoal controversy in Bajo de Masinloc, Zambales, but  the current invasion of a part of the West Philippine Sea-side in the town of Santa Cruz, Zambales....