Cher, Kim Kardashian attend premiere of genocide film ‘The Promise’

Armenian-American singer/actress Cher along with Armenian-American reality stars Kourtney and Kim Kardashian attended the L.A. premiere of the new film The Promise at the TCL Chinese Theatre last Wednesday. Actor Christian Bale, the film’s star, joined them on the red carpet.

People magazine’s Karen Mizoguchi reported: “Director Terry George’s new historical drama, also starring Oscar Isaac, focuses on the Armenian Genocide carried out by the crumbling Ottoman Empire during World War I. As the war drags on, the national mood gets worse and Armenian citizens become the victims of raging hate crimes.”

Following the screening, Kim Kardashian tweeted: “So proud of the movie #ThePromise Everyone please go see it and finally hear the story of the Armenian people.”


Local playwright considered for Pulitzer Prize


“A Thorn in the Family Paw” was under official consideration for a possible Pulitzer Prize.

Theatre West in Hollywood is thrilled to announce that local playwright Garry Kluger’s play, A Thorn in the Family Paw, was considered for a possible 2017 Pulitzer Prize.

The play had its world premiere at Theatre West in June of last year.

Kluger congratulates playwright Lynn Nottage for the winning play, Sweat.

Caitlyn Jenner to speak at Ace Hotel May 2

Formerly known as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner talks about her transition May 2 in downtown L.A.

Formerly known as Bruce Jenner, American TV personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner will be interviewed by author Buzz Bissinger and journalist Patt Morrison at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. on Tuesday May 2nd, 7:30pm.  They’ll discuss Jenner’s new book, The Secrets of My Life, her past, her transition and more.

Call (213) 623-3233 for more information.


Sanitation Dept. ‘Area Cleaning’ on Riverside Dr.

Who says the City does nothing?

On Thursday, April 13th the Sanitation Department conducted a cleaning of the sidewalks and streets near Riverside Dr. and Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.

Flyers posted before the event read: “An area cleaning will commence on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:30 am. Please remove all personal belongings, including bulky items. The effort is designed to clean, improve and maintain a safe environment for the general public.”

Items collected can be retrieved for up to 90 days by calling (213) 806-6355.


Free Earth Day screening of ‘Dr. Keeling’s Curve’ April 22

Best known for TV’s M*A*S*H, actor
Mike Farrell will appear
for a Q&A following the screening of “Dr. Keeling’s Curve.”

On Saturday, April 22nd there will be a screening of Dr. Keeling’s Curve, written by Studio City playwright George Shea and starring Mike Farrell as Dr. Charles David Keeling. Farrell is scheduled to appear at a Q&A after the screening, which takes place at Faith Presbyterian Church in Valley Village.

The 77-minute video of a performance by Farrell at Caltech tells the story of how, in 1955, Keeling became the first scientist to accurately measure CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere and give the world its first warning that CO2 levels were dangerously rising.

Faith Presbyterian Church is located at 5000 Colfax Ave. in Valley Village. Admission is free. Seating is limited. For reservations call (818) 980-6769. Parking is free in the church lot.


Arts & Crafts Faire April 22

Visit the Rotary Woodland Hills Arts & Crafts Faire on April 22 and 23rd.

The Rotary Club of Woodland Hills will host its 48th Annual Rotary Arts & Crafts Faire on Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd, 10am-5pm, at the Promenade Mall in Woodland Hills at 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

The two-day event will present handcrafted, locally sourced and trending gifts. The faire will also fund a new free-to-low-cost Rotacare Clinic in the Valley for families in need.

Admission is free to the public.


Ferret owners hopeful as Fish and Game Commission considers permits

Ferret lovers hope the California Fish and Game Commission votes yes on ferrets April 26.

Legalize Ferrets, a California organization that advocates for ferret legalization in the state, has a watchful eye on The California Fish and Game Commission this month. The commission is set to consider issuing permits for ferrets during its April 26th meeting in Van Nuys.

Currently, ferrets are legal in 48 states – California and Hawaii are the exceptions.

“Previously, the commission rejected a proposal to remove ferrets from the prohibited species list,” Pat Wright of LegalizeFerrets.org says. “It said doing so would remove ferrets from its jurisdiction and that ferrets could pose a threat to wildlife.”

However, prior to 1985, the commission had issued permits for neutered male ferrets. So, ferret advocates countered the recent proposal rejection asking it to revisit its previous position.

To read an open letter to the Commission and to learn more about the movement visit LegalizeFerrets.org.

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