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TreePeople to Lead Mountains Restoration Trust

Move creates the largest community-driven environmental organization in Los Angeles. The Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT), a conservation organization that oversees 3000 acres of open space in the Santa Monica Mountains is now…

Topanga Nutcracker #39

There are bigger productions of The Nutcracker, but there are few as well loved and with as much heart as the Topanga Nutcracker, celebrating its 39th year this holiday season.  The ballet…

Documenting Your Valuables

If you have ever dealt with a major property loss or know someone who has, chances are that you or they were asked by an insurance adjuster if there was documentation to…

Why Malibu Still Does Not Have A Pesticide Ban

In general, cities and counties are forbidden to regulate pesticides. Only state agencies can do so. This is due to a 1984 law the Pesticide lobby pushed through the California legislature called…

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Two Dolls in Westside Nutcracker

SoCal’s longest running production of The Nutcracker returns for its 47th magical Holiday Season. This year, Westside Ballet of Santa Monica’s talented pre-professional dancers share the world class Broad Stage with seven…

A Marketing Misstep Clutters the Canyon

Driving my son and his friends in the carpool to Pali High the morning of November 4, I noticed something incongruous as I reached the “S” curves—a sign planted in the dirt…

100 Drawdown Solutions

Paul Hawken’s book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (amazon.com), inspired Cecilie Stuart, founder of Move the World, a youth activist dance troupe, to hold free Drawdown…

Alarming Death Rate Among LA County Homeless

Homeless Mortality Prevention Initiative Launched The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a mortality study that provides new and alarming data on deaths among people experiencing homelessness in LA County.…

Hearts for the Holidays

Thanksgiving has always been a time for family and friends to come together and give thanks. The push to turn the holiday’s focus from gratitude into a shopping frenzy is generating a…

Wild at Hart One Night Only, November 16

Kamakshi Hart’s one-woman show, Wild at Hart, will be performed at Santa Monica Playhouse on Saturday, November, 16, at 8 p.m. The entire proceeds will benefit the 60-year old Santa Monica Playhouse…