Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 7:20 am
Fireworks shows to mark the 239th anniversary of the nation's independence will be held tonight at several of Los Angeles County's iconic venues along with parks and high schools.
Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 7:11 am
Pet owners are being urged to keep a close watch on their animals on the Fourth of July since fireworks frighten them, prompting them to run loose onto streets and freeways, get lost or wind up in shelters.
Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:29 am
Century. That word is more than just an insurance company; It’s 100 years. In the U.S. alone from 1915-2015, four generations passed, there were two world wars and the cold war, as well as Vietnam and Korea, among others. The country went from the roaring ‘20s to the Great Depression to McCarthyism to Civil Rights, and everywhere in between. Now imagine living through all of it.
Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am
More than 8,000 spectators are expected along the sidewalks of Main Street this Saturday for the 9th Annual Fourth of July Parade in Santa Monica.
Posted Jul. 2, 2015, 8:20 am
While the City of Santa Monica does not have a fireworks display on the 4th of July, there are many professional fireworks displays and events planned in and around the surrounding area.
Posted Jun. 22, 2015, 9:32 am
The 9th Annual 4th of July Parade will once again return to Main Street in Santa Monica on Saturday July 4, beginning at 9:30 am.
Posted May. 25, 2015, 9:48 am
Memorial Day in Los Angeles County today will include removing ivy from a wall at Rosie the Riveter Park in Long Beach that will have a list of the names of the armed forces members who gave their lives in service to the country since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Posted May. 10, 2015, 9:09 am
Mother's Day in the Los Angeles area will include tributes to foster parents and mothers in senior citizen housing today while Major League Baseball will dedicate all its games to the fight against breast cancer.
Posted Apr. 6, 2015, 9:32 am
The generosity of a Las Vegas man who goes by the nickname "Robin Hood 702" and restaurant partners RAO’s and Tender Greens hosted an Easter dinner for the needy and less fortunate in Santa Monica on Sunday.
Posted Apr. 2, 2015, 8:55 am
St. Anne Catholic Church & Shrine in Santa Monica will host a free Easter Sunday dinner this weekend for the needy and less fortunate in our community.
Posted Feb. 16, 2015, 9:09 am
Admission will be free at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda today for Presidents Day, while the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley will mark the holiday with a free set of family-oriented activities.
Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:08 am
The 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade will be held today under the theme "Love & Respect: Let It Begin With Me," and with Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson serving as grand marshal.
Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 9:08 am
A "Candlelight Vigil for Peace and Justice" will begin outside All Saints Church in Pasadena tonight on the eve of the federal holiday marking the birth of Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:42 am
Parades will be held in Long Beach and Gardena today to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., while other observances will take place in Culver City, Lancaster, Pasadena, West Hollywood and at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 9:08 am
The 38th annual KwanZaa Gwaride parade will be held along Crenshaw Boulevard Friday to mark the start of the seven-day African- American festival of Kwanzaa with the theme of "Perfect YOUR Temple."
Posted Dec. 24, 2014, 9:28 am
Gratitude infused the love I felt as I looked around the full Sunday morning brunch table. I’ve been thinking lately about the value of gratitude in the personal, daily experience of life and about its meaning in human history.
Posted Dec. 24, 2014, 9:25 am
While thousands of Los Angeles-area residents will be opening presents Thursday, there will also be several efforts to help thousands of the region's poor on Christmas Day.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:24 am
With the arrival of Hanukkah, followed by Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day, there is likely to be no shortage of calories between the latkes, ham, turkey, and tamales!
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:23 am
The Santa Monica community generously came together on Sunday, Dec. 14, to donate about 8,500 pounds of non-perishable food during Meet Me Under the Fig Tree, a free annual event hosted by Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and MSD Capital.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:34 am
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, a vice president of the American Jewish University in Bel-Air, his wife Elana, and their daughter Shira participated in an afternoon Hanukkah reception at the White House today.
Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:15 am
Hanukkah, Judaism's eight-day commemoration of the temple rededication that followed the Maccabees' victory over a larger Syrian army in 165 B.C., begins at sundown tonight, amid a call to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 9:19 am
The third annual Fiesta Chanukah Celebration will be held from 2-4 p.m. today at the Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights and will include a Hanukkah sweater fashion show, a holiday boutique, games, live screen printing and food.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 11:21 am
Perched on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea Resort is gearing up for the holiday season with special dining options this Christmas and New Year’s.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 9:10 am
Santa Monica’s controversial nativity installations will be unveiled for their annual Christmas display in the Ocean Park neighborhood this Sunday, Dec. 14. The lifesized Nativity Scenes grabbed national attention two years ago after efforts were successfully made to ban them from public land.