‘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...

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 Ken Benjamin,...

Holiday Events: ‘Tree Lighting’ at NBC Universal; ‘In Nomine Matris;’ ‘Pedro Calungsod’

NBC Universal, the “entertainment capital of LA,” welcomed LA Mayor Eric Garcetti last Thursday, December 4th as he kicked off the lighting of the very first “Grinchmas” tree. In his message, Mayor Garcetti spoke on behalf of LA tourism’s growth and that the city’s goal of “...

Giving thanks to people that mattered most and those who made a difference

A couple of years ago, a dear friend and former media colleague, Dave Casuco, who suddenly passed away this year, included this writer in  his poignant Thanksgiving article thanking me for our “five-o’clock let’s beat the happy-hour rendezvous at Glendale Americana’s Cheesecake...

2014 Senior Tours, Alhambra Style

by Myrna Aquitania Newshen colleague Lydia Solis, her sister Lulu Alcayde and I once experienced joining the senior outing tour sponsored by Alhambra’s Joslyn Recreation Center. They usually sponsor a couple of different tours every month. We were lucky to have joined one of LA’s...

BONIFACIO DAY CELEBRATION AND BOOK-LAUNCHING OF FAITH AND STRUGGLE ON SMOKEY MOUNTAIN

Los Angeles, 27 November 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, in cooperation with the Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) and the Philippine Expressions Bookshop (PEB), hosted a reception on 26 November 2012 at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate...

Revolutionaries set theme for Kalayaan 2011

Rizal, Aguinaldo, Silang Memorialized through Sponsorship By Lydia V. Solis LOS ANGELES – What do a poet, general, and woman warrior have in common, other than being the pride of the Philippines? The revolutionaries, both peaceful and fierce, are part of the sponsorship...

Kalayaan 2011 sways to harana

OVERVIEW By Lydia V. Solis To celebrate the Philippines’ 113th Independence Day, the Kalayaan 2011 Executive Council plans a night of cultural dance and song. The 113th Anniversary Gala Dinner Ball on June 11th unfolds at the Sheraton Universal Hotel at 333 Universal Hollywood...

Consulate prepares Fil-Am community for emergencies

By Lydia V. Solis LOS ANGELES – The Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles, during times of emergencies, will become the central coordinating office for the Filipino American community, with the Philippine Disaster Relief Organization (PeDRO) accepting the challenge of...