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‘Dancing Like the Stars,’ a great event with a noble cause/Neale Adams’ rare singing engagement

Once again, RSG Foundation’s “Dancing Like the Stars Part 3” held at the Omni Hotel last Saturday, was a smashing success. The event, benefits educational scholarship programs in San Miguel, Bulacan, which is the hometown of producer/entrepreneur, MaryAnn Ramos-Samadi. The perky...
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Colorful ‘giant bubbles’ in the sky at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic Festival

My daughter Marissa and I spent our Father’s Day weekend, amused and totally entertained watching the more than a dozen hot air balloons soaring above the sky at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Festival held at the Kaiser Community […]
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Thankful for the presence of Father-figures around

Growing-up without a father to love and protect us is devastating for some, but not when one is surrounded with father-figures around. Among the father-figures whom this author have learned to respect and admired was a respectable uncle who was […]
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Awesome Raptors, T-Rex, Waterworld: A ‘must see’ at Universal

It’s been awhile since this author last joined the studio tours at the famous Univeral Studios Hollywood. But as luck would have it, my son and his family asked me to join them at the theme park, along with a […]
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Cell phone group texting can sometimes be offensive

The baby boomer generation grew up with simple things in life. Though some of us were raised in the city, we longed for country life whenever we can, so our mom would make sure we visit our hometown every couple […]
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Sorority ‘sisterhood’ – the unconditional bond of friendship

It’s really difficult to define what sorority “sisterhood” really means. People from the “outside” looking in will never understand it, while those from the “inside” can’t seem to explain it. This writer is proud to be part of the “unconditional […]
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Lydia V. Solis, a woman of substance elected PWUAASC President

A woman of substance, Lydia Vergara Solis, was recently elected President of the Philippine Women’s University Alumni Association of Southern California. Ms. Solis is not just Philippine News’ Southern California Chief Correspondent but she’s an active leader in the community as...
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Remembering Pinoy traditions in celebrating the Glory of Easter

Pinoys all over the southland observed Palm Sunday this past weekend to commemorate the entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem, “the King of Kings riding a donkey, symbolizing Peace” rather than a horse which in the olden times meant “power as in overthrowing a nation.” ...
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Cooking Hawaiian style

The regular Sunday morning cooking class held at the Williams-Sonoma store in Arcadia’s Woodfield Santa Anita Fashion Square came to an end last Sunday, when the more than a dozen cooking class participants said “hasta la vista” ( or ‘til we see you again) to Chef...
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Charmed by singer/composer Engelbert Humperdinck at the Saban

A lovely girlfriend treated some of us to watch the recent one-day showing of  Engelbert Humperdinck’s concert at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. We’ve all heard  his popular songs when we were in high school and we were all surprised […]