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Lauren Selman

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Yoga Goes Hollywood this Solstice!

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 4:54 AM

If you've been to Los Angeles recently, you are probably very familiar with yoga pants. Yes, the tight, black, close fitting spandex that holds everything in its perfect place. Los Angeles is the nucleus of Yoga in America with 1000+ Yoga studios and hundreds of thousands of devoted practitioners. However,...

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To Dream or Not To Dream?

(4) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 4:20 PM

This spring, over three million students will graduate from U.S. high schools. Many will join their fellow millennials and have a chance to pursue their American dream. Some will choose to go to college, others will join the workforce, while a select group of approximately 65,000 youth won't even get...

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Vietnam Vets and How I Got That Story

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 12:42 PM

Earlier this week, the world witnessed the funeral of Marie Colvin, an American reporter who was recently slain in Syria. With bold headlines, high definition footage and live streaming, it often feels like we are just a click away from war. Yet, behind every article, photo and blog are the...

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Kumble Plays With the Politics of Preschool

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2011 | 6:29 PM

Roger Kumble's new comedy Girls Talk, at the Lee Strasberg Theatre in West Hollywood, has everyone talking. Kumble (Cruel Intentions, Furry Vengeance) is not your typical playwright of female satire, in fact, he stated, "I didn't want to write about men in Hollywood and I wanted to challenge myself. I...

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The Creatives Dinner

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2011 | 6:12 PM

In the wake of the tsunami in Japan, we are seeing organizations and governments leaping into action to help. In an almost turn-key fashion, planes are shipping over supplies, organizations and celebrities are raising funds, and people are adding their names to volunteer lists. The formula for response makes it...

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Urban Romantic Artist

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2011 | 1:48 PM

For most, Valentine's Day is a day of chocolate and love, but for Oakland's new Victorian Rat Gallery, it was all about art. Local artist Brianna Brandow celebrated the day of love with her one-of-a-kind showing of paintings and collages about love. The converted garage, now art gallery...

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Art Bridges the Great Divide

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 4:10 AM

Art Bridges the Great Nor Cal So Cal Divide

Everyone seems to have their mind made up about Californians--you're either from the North or the South. Just like New England clam chowder (the red or the white), Northern and Southern California can easily feel like two completely different...

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A Holiday Choice to Make a Difference

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2010 | 9:20 AM

We have all heard the concept of paying it forward, right? Or that one person can make a difference? I was recently informed this holiday season that James Caan, well-known UK business tycoon, is doing just that and is ditching his lavish 50th birthday celebrations in favor of undertaking aid...

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ATTIRE: Pajamas!!

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 6:42 PM


What do you get when you combine a group of powerful women, circus performers, pajamas and Heather Hope-Allison's vision? You get, The Buzz Girls 3rd Anniversary Pajama Party at the new supperclub in Hollywood!

The Buzz...

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Chevron's Casting Call

(7) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 12:32 PM

Any working actor will tell you that the job begins in the audition. It's true. Enter the room like you have the job, and you're much more likely to nail it. And so it was for the job of challenging the latest deceptive ad campaign from Big Oil.

Like most...

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Changing the Man in the Mirror

(4) Comments | Posted September 6, 2010 | 5:31 PM

"I'm Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life," these are the opening lyrics to one of Michael Jackson's most critically acclaimed songs, "Man in the Mirror" released in 1988, but they are also the words that filled Royce Hall at UCLA last week during the closing performance at...

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Brita Climate Ride Gearing Up for West Coast Environmental Bike Ride

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2010 | 12:21 AM

More than one hundred cyclists from all over the U.S. will soon set out on a 320-mile, 5-day ride in Northern California to raise awareness of the climate crisis and clean energy.

Brita Climate Ride California is nearly ready to roll this September 21-25, 2010 from Fortuna, CA...

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Firemen to Run Across the USA

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2010 | 9:05 PM

In 2005, I had the honor and priveledge of riding my bicycle nearly 4,500 miles across the continential United States with Habitat Bicycle Challenge. Together with 25 other University students, we rode our bicycles for 63 days from coast-to-coast, raising money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity. The...

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DEEPAK CHOPRA & 40 Evolutionary Leaders Address Global Concerns in LA - Aug. 31

(4) Comments | Posted August 16, 2010 | 7:54 PM


August 31, 2010
Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Campus -Royce Hall

A rare gathering of some of the greatest thought leaders of our...

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X Games ... X cited about the Environment

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2010 | 2:47 AM

This weekend at the X Games in downtown Los Angeles, ESPN is putting forward their Most Valuable Player...the Environment. This year's special move is an innovative and interactive effort to encourage spectators to recycle beverage containers. The event features Global Inheritance's TRASHed Recycling Store where anyone can exchange...

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Surf's Up and Get Creative!

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2010 | 10:11 PM

This past Saturday, surf icons, art collectors, environmentalists and children gathered together at The CAMP in Costa Mesa on Saturday night for the opening reception of "Ithaka's: The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard," an exhibit which features wall sculptures that once glided along cresting waves.

Ithaka's brightly colored recreated surfboards hanging...

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'Larsen' Narrates Life

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2010 | 1:18 AM

"What have you accomplished" whispers the little voice in my head. Constant questions about my life and my purpose run through my head and I wonder, dear reader, if you have ever had the feeling that you weren't in control of your life? Or that the voices in your head...

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Stage Change

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2010 | 9:00 PM


In our current climate, we often rely on the computer, television and new media sources for the latest news and opinions about global issues.

Last week, however, I turned to one of the longest standing forms of information and storytelling to get some...

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Activist On and Off Screen

(2) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 9:02 PM

Sometimes the screen really is a reflection of real life. This time, the reflection was of Q'orianka Kilcher who plays the Hawaiian Princess Kaiulani in Marc Forby's new film "Princess Kaiulani." It is the story of a young woman who takes a stand to protect the rights of the Hawaiian...

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La Mission Opening Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2010 | 8:50 PM

This weekend, La Mission, starring Benjamin Bratt, Erika Alexander and Jeremy Ray Valdez, directed and written by Peter Bratt, opens in theaters across the country. The film takes us to the heart of the Mission District in San Francisco as we follow the story of Che, his son Jesse, the...

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