Samo Indie Offers Friendly Haven for Independent Filmmakers

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The Santa Monica Independent Film Festival (SaMo Indie) is one of the most filmmaker friendly independent film festivals in the world. Home to one of the largest film markets in the world, Santa Monica is located just west of Hollywood and is home to thousands of entertainment professionals. Come be part of the fun that […]

American Cinematheque at the Aero

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Movie presentations by American Cinematheque, a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization, dedicated to the public presentation of the moving picture in all its forms, from classics to the outer frontiers of the art form. Weekly screenings of art, independent and classic films. Also sneak peaks of upcoming movies with celebrity guest appearances and discussions with film-makers. […]

Pop DJ, Calvin Harris, Goes Big in Beverly Hills

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Per the RealEstalker, DJ Calvin Harris has quietly dished out $15 million+ on a considerably more significant compound off a celeb-lined street in the Beverly Hills post office area. The 2.66-acre property encompasses 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in 18,000 square feet of interior space that includes a newly constructed main house with four bedrooms […]

How seniors can lessen the mortgage burden

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Depending on circumstances, those retiring with a mortgage can take a variety of steps to lessen the financial burden. If payments are unmanageable, seniors can sell their home and move to a smaller place, said James Wells, a housing counselor with ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions. By downsizing, seniors can not only reduce their mortgage payments […]

How To Buy A Good Feng Shui House

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As the real estate market improves, I find myself property-scouting with clients more and more often for properties to buy and live in. But how to buy a good Feng Shui house “as is” is rather complicated, mostly because Feng Shui was only introduced to the U.S. on a large scale very recently; hence, most […]

Lovely 1920s Mediterranean in Los Feliz Asking $2.3 Million

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If you like making a dramatic entrance (and who doesn’t?), this new listing in Los Feliz oughta tickle your fancy. Built in 1928, the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath Mediterranean Revival is blessed with a wealth of lovely vintage details, starting with its magnesite-tiled rotunda entryway, replete with wrought-iron chandelier and gorgeous fresco. The 4,063-square-foot residence also features […]

Pacoima Looking For a Walkable Culver-City-Style Renaissance

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Pacoima’s on its way to getting greener, but another kind of green continues to elude the neighborhood: money. So, says the LA Times, a plan’s been formed by some local small business owners and boosters to create—from scratch—a walkable “Main Street” area along Van Nuys Boulevard which, they say, would attract retailers and change the […]

Hello Kitty, Roy Choi and Spam musubi

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  While the world continues to debate Hello Kitty’s feline and human attributes, Roy Choi will be busy crafting his version of a super-cute Spam musubi in her honor. It’s all connected to Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary celebration, and the 2014 Hello Kitty Con fan convention, which will be headquartered at the Line Hotel in […]

See How the Movie Museum Will Transform the Miracle Mile

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So there’s a little tension with the architect and local critics hate the design, but plans still sail ahead for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures at Wilshire and Fairfax, on the edge of LACMA’s campus. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just released the draft environmental impact report for its movie […]

Millennial Mixed-User Hopes to Break Bland Mold in South Park

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A brand-new village of mixed-users in cropping up on Olympic Boulevard, sandwiched between Grand Avenue and Hill Street (Olympic & Hill, Olympic & Olive, 1000 Grand Avenue). And a fourth mixed-user just announced its groundbreaking today, though work has been going on for months. This is the 201-unit Olympic & Olive project from Miami developer […]

Cool Mapping of Every LA Neighborhood’s Favorite Dog Name

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We’ve seen maps of Los Angeles’s cats sourced from people’s pictures, but this map of LA’s dogs is based on a bit more official data: KCRW has used licensing records to create a detailed, interactive map showing which breeds and names are most popular among LA-area dogs. Some of the organizations in charge of that […]

 
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