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A Night in Old Hollywood with Cirque du Soleil

A Night in Old Hollywood with Cirque du Soleil

By on Jan 13, 2013 in SoCal Life | 0 comments

Last night, I got to cross another item off my bucket list: I finally caught my first live performance of Cirque du Soleil. I’m kind of ashamed it has taken me this long: Cirque has been performing on and off  in Los Angeles since 1984, when it made its US debut at that year’s LA Arts Festival. I was busy. And broke. And that has been my excuse for the...

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In an Epidemic, It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

In an Epidemic, It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

By on Jan 12, 2013 in Health and Fitness | 3 comments

It’s official: the CDC has declared an epidemic in the 2013 flu season. 7.3% of all deaths last week were attributed to pneumonia as a result of flu. And as alinsertways, Americans are advised that the best defense against the virus is to get a flu shot.  Flu vaccines no longer require a special trip to the doctor: here in Southern California, they’ve...

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Old Friends

By on Jan 11, 2013 in Blather, Original Blogsta | 0 comments

This is one of a series of old blog posts I’m re-publishing in honor of my 9/10’s of a decade writing SoCal Mom. This is from February 2005. Last night, we dined with a couple I had not seen for over five years, formerly close friends who had been there for me through good times and bad. When Gareth and I were married, they not only flew up to Sacramento...

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Huell Howser: A SoCal Inspiration

By on Jan 8, 2013 in Celebrities, Current Events, SoCal Life, Television | 7 comments

My husband was such a fan of Huell Howser that he called me from work yesterday when he heard the news. We both enjoyed watching the venerable human interest reporter with the seemingly endless curiosity about our local treasures. Howser was such a presence on local public television that most Angelenos may have forgotten that he started in LA on CBS owned and...

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