New Production of The Wizard of Oz: Segerstrom for the Arts - February 11 - 23

Posted on Feb 08, 2014

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts proudly presents a new production of The Wizard of Oz, an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic devel... read more

This Year, Make More Time for Fun

Posted on Jan 21, 2014

Hi all!  Can you believe we are already well into January 2014?!  I am optimistic that it’s going to be a great year, and I’ve made... read more

FREE Public Event: Saturday, January 11 - "A Feast For the Nose: The Perfumed Banquet in Old Damascus"

Posted on Jan 07, 2014

Free and open to the public! This Saturday, January 11th at 10:30 AM the Culinary Historians of Southern California present Charles Perry speakin... read more

January 2014 Issue

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

Check your local news stands for the current issue as of January 1. Follies star Maureen McGovern on the cover.... read more

Holiday Events - Now through Christmas Day

Posted on Dec 18, 2013

Hello readers! Check out these fun holiday events going on now through Christmas Day: DESCANSO GARDENS 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, ... read more

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David Hedison - A Voyage in Science Fiction

By Nick Thomas

David Hedisons’ Hollywood “Voyage”
Recognized widely as Capt. Lee Crane in Irwin Allen’s 1960’s sci-fi/adventure TV series, “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”, David Hedison’s credits began long before and lasted well after his underwater ‘voyages’ ended (see

In just his second film, “The Fly”, a big sci-fi/horror hit of the 50"s, Hedison received top billing playing scientist Andre Delambre who is transformed into a creepy human/bug hybrid.

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Greetings from the Editor -  


The international obsession with ‘soccer’ is fascinating. It is a much more civil sport than American Football. However, it does have many of the same emotional outbursts and outcomes exhibited by the fans.

FIFA, Fédération Internationale de Football Association was founded in Paris in 1904 and currently has headquarters in Switzerland. It is a non profit that has come up against critical review, due to the intriguing way business is being handled and compensation is being paid to the directors.

Qatar is the next country to hold the World Cup slated for 2022. Temperatures average 120 degrees. Yikes!

Currently, soccer is being played more intensely by the young people of America. Look for the USA to be a true contender some day.

Vivian Stancil

Vivian Stancil is a Champion Swimmer and has earned over 175 medals in senior swimming contests. Some of her medals accompany her to schools where she gives motivational talks to students about positive thinking and getting good grades. “I tell them, I’m blind and 67 years old. If I can accomplish this, think what YOU can accomplish if you put your mind to it!”

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