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‘360Karma.com’ Being Launched To Promote Empowerment Of Women

Deborah Alessi, founder/CEO of Beverly Hills-based Face Forward, and local philanthropist Annette Shapiro are among eight women who have joined author/filmmaker Catherine Gray in launching the latter’s 360Karma.com, designed to help women help each other reach their highest potential, so as to create powerful positions of influence. Read More

LAMOTH Honors Portuguese Diplomat & Holocaust Rescuer With Screenings, Reception Tomorrow

Portuguese diplomat and Holocaust heroAristides de Sousa Mendes, with a visa. The Los Angeles Museum of The Holocaust will honor Portuguese diplomat and Holocaust rescuer Aristides de Sousa Mendes with screenings and an invitation-only reception tomorrow.  An exhibition of original artifacts from the Sousa Mendes family as well as families that survived thanks to his help, Visas to Freedom: Aristides de Sousa Mendes and the Refugees of World War II, will run through March 1. Read More

Rising Star Jazz Pianist Justin Kauflin To Launch Wallis’ ‘Next Generation’ Series

Justin Kauflin Rising star jazz pianist Justin Kauflin will launch The Wallis’ ‘Next Generation’ Series Friday with a concert of standards and original compositions. The performance will be preceded by a screening of the much-lauded documentary "Keep On, Keepin' On," chronicling the jazz prodigy's relationship with legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry; and followed by a Q&A with famed music producer Quincy Jones. Read More

DWP Offering $30 Million In Incentives To Replace Lawns

More than $30 million in financial incentives offered by the Department of Water and Power to encourage residents to replace their turf lawns or install water-efficient appliances had a relatively small effect on residents' overall conservation efforts over the past fiscal year, according to an audit released today.   Read More