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Dance Studio No. 1

Students from Dance Studio No. 1 (DS1) perform at the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Sunday, October 20, 2019.  DS1 offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Hiphop & Acrobatics. They are well-known for its strong and successful Classical Ballet Program; its fun and endearing Young Children’s Program; as well as being a “home away from home” for many dancers in West Los Angeles. DS1 was featured in Los Angeles Magazine's "Best of Los Angeles" "Hall of Fame" as an "exceptionally qualified Dance Schoo.l” For more info visit

Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 12:08PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Community Sukkot Fair 

Highlights from Chabad in Simcha Monica’s Community Sukkot Fair in Santa Monica on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Sukkot commemorates the years that the Jewish people spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, and celebrates the way in which God protected them under difficult desert conditions. The word sukkot means huts, and building a hut is the most obvious way in which to celebrate the festival.

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 08:11PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Pier del Sol 

Highlights from Special Olympics Southern California's 23rd annual Pier del Sol at the #SantaMonicaPier on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Pier del Sol is a fun-filled fundraiser for the entire family that benefits more than  38,900 athletes of the Special Olympics Southern California.

The guests enjoyed unlimited rides and games at Pacific Park, a VIP outdoor brunch with over 35 of Greater L.A.'s top restaurants including Angelini Osteria, The Arbour, El Cholo, Luxe, Maison Giraud, Sprinkles, Pink's Hot Dogs and many more. 

Founded in 1969 by Olympic decathlon gold medalist Rafer Johnson, Special Olympics Southern California serves children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in year-round sports training and competition. Participation develops improved physical fitness and motor skills and greater self-confidence in our athletes.

Special Olympics has become the world’s largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics programs are offered at no cost to the athletes and their families. #PierdelSol #WeAreSOSC#SpecialOlympics 

Posted on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 04:21PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint


Top competitive eaters compete in the 2nd annual World Taco-Eating Championship at Pacific Park during National Taco Day on Friday, October 4, 2019. Joey "Jaws” Chestnut won the competition by eating 82 carnitas tacos in eight minutes. Photo by

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 04:18PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint



Wire mesh pubic art sculpture of camels wandering down the street by Robin Murez, 2015, at 600 Main Street, Venice, California.

Text from the plaque: Mr. Abbot Kinney created Venice of America in 1905 as a ash up of Venice, Italy and Coney Island. He built miles of canals, Italian architecture, dance and concert halls, a salt water plunge, wild roller coasters, and, in time for the grand opening, he brought amusements from the Chicago and St. Louis Worlds Fairs, including: "Streets of Cairo," with its live camel rides. My topiaries recreate this snapshot of that colorful time.



Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 02:06PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Abbot Kinney Festival

Live from the 35th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival on Sunday, September 29, 2019.  The Abbot Kinney Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Southern California, attracting nearly 150,000 attendees each year. The street festival features more than 300 vendors, 4 music stages, 5 beer garden, dozens of top food trucks, Smorgasburg food vendors and a KidsQuad with games and rides. ‪#‎AKF2019‬

Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 01:15PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Opera at the Beach

LA Opera presents Opera at the Beach, a live broadcast sponsored by Los Angeles County and by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The season opener of La Boheme, broadcasts live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier.

LA Opera is the 4th largest opera company in the US, and under the direction of Plácido Domingo and James Conlon has become an important force in American Opera. Presenting benchmark productions of standard repertoire as well as new and rarely-staged operas, the Company brings together world-renowned singers, designers, directors and conductors to create opera that attracts the attention of international audiences and critics.

LA Opera’s Opera at the Beach is made possible with generous support from
Los Angeles County and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

#OperaAtTheBeach. ‪#‎laoboheme‬

Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 01:13PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Coastal Cleanup Day

Volunteers pick up trash  at Santa Monica Beach during Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019. More than 60 nations participated making this the largest volunteer day on the planet! Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) began in 1985 and has grown into a huge annual event. Every state with a coastline participates, including the Great Lakes states, and even some inland states clean river and lake shores. Heal the Bay and the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors are the Los Angeles County coordinators for the state of California's Coastal Cleanup Day. They bring out over 10,000 volunteers to clean up sites each year in L.A. County to over 50 sites along Santa Monica Bay and along inland creeks and waterways. Last year, over 12,000 volunteers from Los Angeles County joined together to pick up over 180,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches and waterway. Coastal Cleanup Day involves individuals, schools, community, and company volunteer groups. Volunteers in Los Angeles County typically collect tens of thousands of pounds of trash and recyclables during a three-hour period. By filling out the trash "data cards" during the cleanup, volunteers are helping to identify and stop polluters in the future. Most people clean at the beach and on foot, but there are also special cleanups for inland creeks, boaters, kayakers, and divers. By far the most common item picked up are cigarette butts. Some of the more unusual items found in recent years were a chandelier, a briefcase full of graham crackers, and a bridal gown.

Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 03:42PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint
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