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Stellar ceremony for McConaughey on Walk of Fame

By Jonathan Van Dyke, 11/20/2014

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Matthew McConaughey with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard. The Texas native began his career after a chance meeting in Austin with casting director and producer Don Phillips, who led him to director Richard Linklater — the man who would cast [...] [...more]

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Sonoma Wine Garden

By Jill Weinlein, 11/20/2014

Come in for the wine, stay for the cocktails

When he played professional baseball in Japan, Jeremy Umland enjoyed visiting the country’s outdoor rooftop beer gardens. When he moved to California, he attended a few winemaker dinners, and the culinary experience inspired him to create an outdoor wine garden in Southern California. Soon afterwards, he opened the Sonoma Wine Garden rooftop dining deck at [...] [...more]

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Thanksgiving Dining

By Jill Weinlein, 11/20/2014

Sushi Roku Celebrates 14 Years Sushi Roku in Old Pasadena has been a favorite since 2000, and the Japanese restaurant is hosting the ultimate throwback birthday party today, Nov. 20, with a special menu offering 14 of its most iconic dishes, and 50 percent off all lunch and dinner items. The 50 percent off anniversary [...] [...more]

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‘Foxcatcher’ is grueling Oscar bait (in a good way)

By Tim Posada, 11/20/2014

This isn’t the thriller or dark story you expect, as with most films based on actual events. For most, “Foxcatcher” might be rather dull. They’re not entirely wrong, but all good things come to those who wait (or something like that). Sloth-pacing aside, Steve Carell has never been this visceral. The former boss of the [...] [...more]

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A new playground for Grand Park

11/20/2014

Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina will host a dedication ceremony for the new Grand Park playground on Saturday, Nov. 22, as part of the “Day of Play at the Park” celebration. The new play area, which was constructed in four months, is designed to meet the needs of the more than 1,500 families who [...] [...more]

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Farmers Market fetes 80th holiday season

11/20/2014

The Original Farmers Market, corner of 3rd and Fairfax, is celebrating its 80th holiday season with music and fun activities, a family Hanukkah celebration and the Dickensian carolers. The holiday season launches on Monday, Nov. 24 at 5 p.m. with the annual Salvation Army Kettle Kick-Off. The event, which has been hosted by the Market [...] [...more]

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Los Angeles Auto Show drives into city

11/20/2014

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show returns from Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More than 60 new vehicles will debut at the show, including 30 global unveilings from BMW, Cadillac, Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai, Lexus and many other auto manufacturers. Visitors will be the first to see [...] [...more]

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Dante’s View celebrated

11/20/2014

Councilmember Tom LaBonge (center) recently celebrated the life and work of Dante Orgolini on the 50th anniversary of his founding of Dante’s View in Griffith Park. The park-within-a-park is located along a hiking trail to Mount Hollywood, and the celebration included a tree planting ceremony with hikers. The late Orgolini was a muralist, actor, translator [...] [...more]

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NKLA celebrates 1,800th cat and dog adoption

11/20/2014

The NKLA Pet Adoption Center in West Los Angeles recently celebrated a milestone on Oct. 19 when it marked its 1,800th cat and dog adoption since opening last year. The center, operated by Best Friends Animal Society as part of its No Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) initiative, houses approximately 100 adoptable dogs and cats, most [...] [...more]

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Walking to stop diabetes

11/20/2014

The “Los Angeles Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes”, the signature fundraising and awareness walk of the American Diabetes Association, was held on Nov. 15 in Griffith Park. More than 3,500 local walkers participated, raising funds for to support the association’s programs to prevent and cure diabetes. More than 29 million Americans — including over [...] [...more]

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