Huntington Learning Center Recognized

U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman, 27th District, Calif., has presented a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition to the Huntington Learning Center in honor of its 15th anniversary in Encino. This coincides with the upcoming 35th anniversary of the nationwide network of 300 Huntington Learning Centers, the first provider of supplemental education services of its kind in the United States.


In?fleur?essence: Rob Outwater & Gabrielle McKenna

Rob Outwater, Photography: A rose may be a rose, but no two are seen alike in this new exhibition. As captured by photographer Rob Outwater, flowers radiate beauty in this stunning display of 3D Digital Lenticular prints and traditional ink-jet prints. Visceral and surprising, the Lenticular process created in the 1940s provides an illusion of movement in static images. Viewed from different angles, the 3D images appear and change depending on the viewer’s position.

Gabrielle McKenna, Paintings: Looming larger and more intimate than in real life, the floral paintings of Gabrielle McKenna push the classical boundaries of “still life.” Vivid, deeply colored and felt, these paintings reflect Gabrielle’s “outward expression of her interior experience.” A fine artist since high school, her work has been displayed in galleries from Soho to Santa Fe to West Hollywood.

The Creative Arts Center Gallery
1100 West Clark Ave.
Jan. 6—26, 2012; opening reception is on
Friday, Jan. 6, 7–9 p.m.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.—8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.—7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Please contact the Gallery at (818) 238-5397 for additional information.


Free Educational Conference for Blood Cancer Patients

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) Greater Los Angeles Chapter will be hosting its First Annual Blood Cancer Highlights Conference featuring eight disease-specific breakout sessions.

LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Speakers include local experts from City of Hope, Cedars-Sinai, USC’s Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and UCLA Health System Division of Hematology-Oncology. Additional speakers include: Lisa Solis DeLong, a registered nurse, certified bereavement facilitator, and the author of Blood Brothers: A Memoir of Faith and Loss While Raising Two Sons with Cancer; Dr. Janet L. Franklin, MD, MPH, Clinical Research Medical Director of Hematology/Oncology with Amgen Inc.; and Dr. Deborah Banker, LLS’ Vice President of Research Communication.

This is a great opportunity to educate Greater Los Angeles patients on the latest developments, current treatments, and local clinical trial options.

Everyone is welcome, but local blood cancer patients and survivors; relatives of patients; caregivers; and health care professionals can register at www.lls.org/los.

Marriott Warner Center
21850 Oxnard St.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, 8:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m.


Help Shape Your Community

Every 10 years the people of Los Angeles have an opportunity to shape the fifteen L.A. City Council district boundaries.

If you care about public safety, transportation, city services, and parks in your neighborhood, come tell the Commission about where you live, work, and play.

Attend one of the fifteen hearings throughout the City of L.A. starting with the hearing nearest you. Light refreshments will be provided.

Council District 4
Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Dr.

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 6:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.

An Evening with Joan Rivers

Reprise Theatre Company presents “An Evening with Joan Rivers” for one performance only. Ticket sales from “An Evening with Joan Rivers” will benefit Reprise Theatre Company and support Reprise’s mission to produce musical theatre of the highest artistic quality and make this art form accessible to new audiences through education and outreach programs.

Joan Rivers is a force of nature and one of the hardest-working celebrities in the world. An entertainment legend of unparalleled accomplishment and talent, she’s an internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy-winning television talk show host, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer and cosmetic company entrepreneur, red carpet fashion laureate, businesswoman — and most importantly, a proud mother and grandmother.

UCLA’s Freud Playhouse
Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, 8 p.m.

For tickets, please call the UCLA Central Ticket Office at (310) 825-2101 or visit www.reprise.org.


Celebrities and Musicians Join with L. Ron Hubbard’s Winter Wonderland for a Successful Toy Drive

This Christmas Eve, L. Ron Hubbard’s Winter Wonderland was the site of a huge toy drive, hosted by actors John Savage (The Deer Hunter, The Godfather: Part III), Miguel Angel Rodriguez “El Judicial” (El Judicial, Juan Charrasqueado y Gabino Barrera) and actress Blanca Blanco (Hollywood En Vivo, Showgirls 2). Donations provided hundreds of toys that were then handed out to children at the event by Santa Claus and the hosting celebrity elves.

Winter Wonderland is located at 6724 Hollywood Blvd. and will be open through the 1st of January, Mon-Fri 5 p.m.—10 p.m.; and Sat & Sun 2 p.m.—10 p.m. On Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, Winter Wonderland will be hosting a huge party open to everyone, to be followed on New Year’s Day by an event full of international performances. Don’t miss it!

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