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June 29th, 2017 by Cherry

Loni Love to Celebrate Her Birthday on July 12 with a Comedy Roast at the Improv Benefitting “Dress for Success”

Get ready to laugh with Loni Love and her funny friends this July 12! She’s celebrating her birthday but the GIFTS are for Dress for Success with a comedy roast at the Improv. The charity comedy roast and after-party next door at the Improv Lab next door will have 100% of the ticket sales going to Dress for Success an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help them thrive in both their working and personal lives. So get ready to laugh with Loni and her funny friends!

Celebrity guest and roasters include:

Sherri Sheperd – Hosting

Scruncho – Roaster

Sidney Castillo – Roaster

Willis Turner – Roaster

Aida Rodriguez – Roaster

Adrienne Balon – Guest

Melanie Chomacho – Roaster

Joe Torry – Roaster

Guy Torry – Roaster

Lil Rel – Roaster

Tamera Mowry – Guest

Erica Ash – Guest

Mike James – Roaster

Rodney Perry – Roaster

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Love co-hosts the national Emmy-nominated  talk show, The Real, and also co- hosts the Sirius XM radio show, Café Mocha, which just earned its first Gracie Award.  She is a best-selling author and actress.

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May 9th, 2017 by Cherry

Well I’d love to pitch an idea of mobile grocery stores for disadvantaged neighborhoods. Take 2 or 3 buses that can be stocked with healthy food at a reasonable price and that would be able to take SNAP. So instead of people have to pay overpriced amount of money for food and staples instead the trucks would have scheduled stops. My other idea is to have a voter education and registration program. So many people don’t seem to understand the basics of the three branch of the Federal Government, how local elected officials directly effect their lives and comprehending all of the ballot propositions.

The deadline was extended to 5/10/2017 read below for details. What would you like to pitch leave your ideas below ….

Deadline extended to Wednesday, May 10 at 5pm!

In 2015, design east of La Brea was honored to receive its second ArtWorks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for our Making LA series. The first phase of Making LA explored the Los Angeles issues of TransportationWaterDensity and Community through a series of public programs, culminating in the Making LA conference in fall of 2014.

In early 2016 we launched the second phase—Making LA: Connect, Flourish, Thrive, Prosper—with the plan to build upon our successful programming series at a design charrette to craft proposals for real-world solutions to issues facing LA.

Then we had a presidential election.

As a proposed budget seeks to completely eliminate federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, we realized that charrettes and proposals would not be enough. The de LaB community is made up of designers, architects, and artists who are out in the city working hard on real-world solutions today. We want to amplify your efforts and bring four projects—your projects—to life.

We want to show the powerful impact that the NEA has on our cities by empowering four projects that help LA connect, flourish, thrive, and prosper.

On Saturday, June 10, Making LA Together will feature teams pitching projects in front of a live audience that address issues of Transportation, Water, Density, and Community in Los Angeles. A panel of experts will ask questions and offer commentary about the projects, and the audience will vote for the best project in each of the four areas. We’ll work to make the winning ideas happen with a project fee of $2500 and the help of volunteers from the de LaB community. In addition to workshops and volunteer days, de LaB will also host four programs to introduce the public to each of the four completed projects.

Making LA Together will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 10 at City Market South, a brand-new creative space located in one of LA’s oldest produce markets, as part of the Los Angeles Design Festival. Here are more details about the event.

How to apply

Deadline extended to Wednesday, May 10 at 5pm! Fill out this brief form telling us about your project, including a 200-word description and which area your project addresses (Transportation, Water, Density, or Community).

When you submit your form, email *one* image of your project (can be a rendering, photo, drawing, sketch) to hello @ designeastoflabrea.org

Finalists selected to present at Making LA Together will be announced by Friday, May 12 and asked to prepare a 5-minute, fast-pitch presentation with visuals onstage at the Making LA Together event. (Think Project Runway meets Shark Tank).

FAQ

What kind of projects are you looking for?

Show us how NEA’s funding can solve a problem and create real-world change for an LA community east of La Brea. The only real qualification is that the project must address one of the challenge areas (Transportation, Water, Density, or Community) and be easily replicable elsewhere in the city.

Some examples of projects might be: A wayfinding system (Transportation); a parkway stormwater garden (Water); a creative adaptation of a parking space (Density); a neighborhood mural (Community).

How many people can be on a team?

As few or as many as you like, although only two people can be onstage to present.

Can I submit multiple projects?

Team members can only work on one project.

Can it be something I’m already working on?

Definitely. We are particularly interested in projects that have already been tested elsewhere in LA and can easily be rolled out in multiple locations.

Does the project absolutely have to happen somewhere east of La Brea?

Yes—we will only look at projects that will happen east of La Brea. South of Century Boulevard that’s east of Hawthorne. North of Franklin Avenue that’s east of Vineland. Even if part of your project is east of these boundaries, we’ll accept it.

Who decides which projects are selected?

Finalists will be selected to present by de LaB’s hosts and board members. The winners in each area will be decided by a live vote from the audience at the event.

If you have a question we should answer here, send us an email at hello @ designeastoflabrea.org

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November 27th, 2016 by Cherry

 

Bar Method is making it easy to help the hungry with the LA Food Bank this Holiday Season. The LA Food Bank works to fight hunger in our community and been named by the LA Business Journal as the “Nonprofit Organization of the Year” among large local organizations in 2013 and it is rated a”4-star” organization by Charity Navigator. 

Visit the Bar Method studios in Pasadena, Silver Lake, Downtown LA, Hermosa Beach and Long Beach where they are collecting food. When you bring in five cans of food, dried good or toiletry items (toothpaste, hygiene, shampoo, soap, etc) the Bar Method will give you a free class. Call to make a reservation and let the studio know you are bringing a donation or stop in and see if they have room in the class.

Bar Method West Los Angeles
1950 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 110
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Bar Method West Hollywood
8416 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048


Bar Method Brentwood
13050 San Vicente Blvd (at 26th Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90049


Bar Method Marina del Rey
13400 W. Washington Blvd.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

 

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August 14th, 2016 by Cherry
GIVE BACK AND ENJOY GREAT MUSIC AND FOOD WITH CHEF BRUCE KALMAN AND MARIE PETULLA OF KNEAD & CO. 
JOIN FORCES WITH GREEN WISH 
TO SUPPORT FIVE LOCAL GREEN CHARITIES AT
FOOD AND MUSIC FEST IN DOWNTOWN LA 
AT GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
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Please join Celebrity Chef Bruce Kalman and Marie Petulla of KP Hospitality Group, Green Wish Founder actor Raphael Sbarge (TNT’s Murder in the First, ABC’s Once Upon a Time), and Green Wish President Scott Harris, COO Building Construction Group, and Green Wish Board Members Sharon Lawrence and Ed Begley, Jr. along with celebrity attendees including: Camille Balsamo (Murder in the First, Harbinger Down) & Reid Collums (Harbinger Down, GREEK), Currie Graham (Murder In The First), Lee Arenberg (Pirates of the Caribbean, Once Upon A Time), Lombardo Boyar (Murder in the First), Jamie McShane (Bloodlines, Murder In the First), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Nicholas Guest ( Madam Secretary, Sleepy Hollow) & Pamela Guest (Cleopatra Backstage), KJ Smith (Queen Sugar, Family Time),  James Anderson (NFL Player New Orleans Saints), International Model Carissa Rosario and Saga Elmotaseb (Spice It Up With Saga), among others at KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish. With LIVE entertainmentby Winslet andChef Bruce Kalman’s band, Foie Grock and food by Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market, Ramen Hood, DTLA Cheese, Bar Moruno, Valerie Confections and Coolhaus.

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Green Wish and Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market are teaming up for The KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish, a food and music charity event which is a fusion of great food, live entertainment and passionate people who will come together to keep LA Green to support five local Los Angeles charities: Food ForwardHoneyLoveMuir Ranch PasadenaHollywood Orchard, and FoLAR.

 

KNEAD & CO. pasta bar + market @ Grand Central Market

317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Food Forward-Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.
HoneyLove – HoneyLove is a Los Angeles based non-profit conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees by educating our communities and inspiring new urban beekeepers.
Muir Ranch Pasadena – In 2011, a dedicated team of volunteer teachers and students began converting 1.5 acres of the John Muir High School campus into an urban farm. Muir Ranch grows a variety of flowers, vegetables and fruit that are included in weekly CSA boxes as well as school cafeteria lunches. Students can complete community service or internship graduation requirements by enrolling in classes at the Ranch. Muir Ranch also provides paid internships to students, which are funded by private donations, special events, farmer’s market sales, and subscriptions to the produce box program (CSA).
Hollywood Orchard– To better neighborhood quality of life by operating a community orchard that is a teaching model for sustainability through its workshops on growing fruit locally, and sharing the food in open-air events held in the Beachwood Canyon community, outreach communities, and food-charity organizations.
FoLAR Is a non-profit organization founded in 1986, whose mission is to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship. Once home to steelhead and grizzlies, the Los Angeles River meandered through wetlands, marshes, willow, alder and sycamore, providing desperately needed water for the region. Now running over 50 miles long – from the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley to the ocean in Long Beach – the Los Angeles River flows through 14 cities and countless neighborhoods. When the Army Corps of Engineers initiated a flood control project in the late 1930s, they began the process of paving 80% of the River, creating the world’s largest storm drain. Over the ensuing decades, the River that had been the sole water supply for the City of Los Angeles before the Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 almost disappeared from public consciousness. With the cement came a perceptual shift: the River no longer existed. Instead, it was a “flood control channel,” a no-man’s land, surrounded by fences and signs.
Green Wish – is a grassroots, non-profit organization that funds local, green organizations through customers’ small donations at local retailers. Put simply: We’re a charity that helps fund the green projects in your neighborhood!
Green Wish was founded in 2009 by actor/producer Raphael Sbarge, after the birth of his first child, “I was struck by how alive I suddenly felt as a father,” he explained. “Conversely, I also felt remarkably vulnerable and defenseless to protect this little person’s journey in a world as vast and complex as ours. I had to ask, ‘What can we do to contribute in any small way to leave the world a better place than when we found it?'”
The answer: Green Wish – we help people to support a movement – not just one organization, but multiple ones. When you donate to Green Wish, you’re actually helping numerous environmental groups, right in your own community.
Green Wish partners with local retailers, which place our donation cards right at their cash registers. Customers can “buy” and add Green Wish donations on to their purchase at the retailer.
These donations are collected by local Green Wish chapters and distributed regularly to area organizations that have been carefully vetted. The board of directors in each chapter evaluates and selects deserving organizations with track records of good work across the green spectrum, focusing on air, water, earth and environmental education. * Ninety cents of every dollar* goes to your local green groups.
We started in Los Angeles with a chapter supporting nine organizations in Southern California. We are spreading across the country with the ultimate goal to start Green Wish chapters across the country, all supporting groups in their communities.

 

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March 17th, 2016 by Cherry

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EJ Johnson is using his platform to raise funds for the New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center with the most delicious green nail polish from Chrome Girl!

 

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Jaded by EJ Johnson $14.00

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It’s such a pleasure to see someone use their fame to leverage it for good and EJ working with Chrome Girl makes perfect sense as the stylish young man is in charge of using fashion for self expression! I LOVED the camouflage style he and his crew were rocking that compliments this limited edition color.

 

  It was fun and so individual reflecting each personality! I might have go pick up a pair of camo pants to freshen up my wardrobe for the summer!

Cherry Davis, Steve Gallindo, the Style Guyd and Pia Gladys Perey, Fashion Designer

 Steve Gallindo, the Style Guyd and Pia Gladys Perey, Fashion Designer came and tried out the new polish at the Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge with the entire cast of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills supporting their friend.       Steve, Pia and I went green and have to say that it’s NOT just for St. Patrick’s Day! This color complimented all three of our skin tones so don’t hesitate to support LGBT kids to get off the street AND be fashionable! I especially loved Steve’s French Manicure for those who just want to test such a vibrant rich shade. The Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge staff manicurist even suggested great ideas to keep my manicure looking my best! I will have to go back before Wondercon at the end of the month for some geek nail art using EJ’s ChromeGirl Jade Polish. I LOVED the yummy food and the Sprinkles cupcakes with the ChromeGirl polish on it <yummy>. IMG_5763IMG_5760Refreshments included champagne with H2Rose that comes in Apple, Wild Berry, Peach and Mango. All ending with my fingers dancing on the red carpet AND a lovely goody bag from Chrome Girl that has their Genie Remover Pads Piña Colada scent so the party doesn’t stop when I change nail color! You might even see me dancing on a show!

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October 8th, 2015 by Cherry

 

It’s two full days of panels, comedy, art, book signing and thoughtful discussion from both sides of the spectrum. The schedule is so full of events and a lineup of MUST see people that you are going to want to split yourself in thirds … heck in to FIVE to see everything! Here’s a list of my panels that I MUST see!

Friday

3PM

THE ART OF THE CAMPAIGN SPEECH PRESENTED BY IUPAT

Learn what it takes to write speeches for candidates and elected officials from the best in the business: Jon Favreau, Obama’s speechwriter during the 2008 campaign trail; Jon Macks, whose work as a poltical consultant and as Jay Leno’s 22 year monologue writer led to work with John Kerry and…

MOTHER, MOTHER, MOTHER

A discussion of justice reform, gun control, and social inequality, with two women who share a tragic connection to those issues: Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis and Lezley McSpadden mother of Michael Brown. Moderated by Michael Skolnik.
4PM

HASHTAG POLITICS: USING SOCIAL MEDIA AND APPS IN CAMPAIGNS AND ADVOCACY

A discussion of how online forums, apps and social media are being used in political campaigns and social advocacy. How do current government tech policies affect these platforms? What current changes are making strides for a different type of election in 2016? Moderator: Alice Ollstein Wynter Mitchell Emily Schwartz Nicco Mele…
5PM

WOMEN, ISLAMISTS AND ISLAMAPHOBIA

When Americans talk about Islam these days, the focus is very often on jihad, ISIS and the Taliban, all the ways in which fundamentalist aspects of the religion have posed a terrorism crisis for us and the world. The discussion often boils down to two sides: progressive apologists versus Fox-style fear…

“THE RUNNER UP” SCREENING + Q&A

An all-access look at one of the most unique political campaigns of the past election year – the Congressional run of American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, examining what it takes to run a campaign from the perspective of a candidate who is both a newcomer to the American political scene,…
5:30 PM

“MAD AS HELL” SCREENING AND Q&A

“Mad As Hell” documents Cenk Uygur’s rise from obscure YouTube personality to politically disillusioned MSNBC host to the creator of the wildly successful internet news network, The Young Turks. Watch the film followed by a Q&A with Cenk and director Andrew Napier.
6:30 PM

POLITICO’S SOLVING FOR Y: MILLENNIALS & POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

Join POLITICO for cocktails and a cutting-edge conversation exploring millennials as voters and critical voices in 2016. How are Washington and Hollywood teaming up to tailor civic engagement and social messaging to the millennial audience? How can politicians, media and the private sector learn from these strategies to get this…

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: FROM BAKERIES TO COURTHOUSES

From bakeries to boardrooms to bathrooms, from sex-ed to speech to the Supreme Court: balancing civil liberties in an increasingly complex culture.
7 PM

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE – SCREENING

Amazon’s gives a sneak preview of the first two episodes of their new series: A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war.
8 PM

DEBATE: USC VS UCLA

The legendary rivals go head to head in a full mental contact debate over domestic and international issues. Judge: Steven Olikara Moderated by: Rick Ungar
Saturday
11 AM

“WHITE PEOPLE” SCREENING + Q&A

Jose Antonio Vargas will take questions and discuss his conversation-stirring documentary on white privilege.
12 PM

WOMEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

Hillary Clinton may or may not get the Democratic nomination for President, but if she does, what difference would a female President make? Does a woman have to be a feminist to make a difference for women in politics? This panel will discuss common myths and perceptions, and actual research, about…
12:30 PM

BLACK LIVES MATTER CARAVAN FOR JUSTICE

Black Lives Matter and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will bring their Caravan for Justice tour to Politicon with an event hosted and moderated by Tourè, marking the tours final stop after visiting cities all around Aalifornia highlighting how the families of the victims of police brutality are..

THE POLITICAL SHORT FILMS OF DAVID ZUCKER

The writer/director of Airplane! and the creator of the The Naked Gun franchises screens a selection of his political short films and other clips poking fun poking fun at political issues from a Conservative, but unhinged, point of view.
1 PM

LATINOS IN THE LIMELIGHT: LATINOS AND THE 2016 IMPACT

Alejandra Campoverdi, Managing Editor of #EmergingUS at the LA Times, moderates a lively discussion with Cristobal Joshua Alex, President of the Latino Victory Project, Hon. Marilinda Garcia, and Felix Sanchez, Chairman/Co-Founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, about the role Latinos will play in 2016 and media representation of…

WOMEN’S HEALTH PANEL WITH LIZZ WINSTEAD

A discussion of how politics, and politicians, have an impact on key womens health issues, from legal rights surrounding family planning, to funding for breast and ovarian cancer.
2 PM

SLATE: PODCAST FOR AMERICA LIVE

A new show from Panoply about the human feeding frenzy that is Washington during a presidential campaign cycle, with Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC’s “Now with Alex Wagner,” Mark Leibovich, New York Times Magazine’s national correspondent and author of “This Town,” and Annie Lowrey, contributing editor at New York Magazine.
2:30 PM

LOL-ITICS: USING COMEDY TO EVISCERATE POLITICAL APATHY

They say that laughter is the best medicine, but sometimes it’s also the best way to get an important message across. In a world full of Donald Trumps and Michele Bachmans, it’s hard to keep a straight face while witnessing what’s happening within our political sphere. With the popularity of…
3 PM

DECONSTRUCTING ’16

With more than a year until the 2016 Presidential election, anything can happen. Newt Gingrich, James Carville, David Axelrod, and Alex Castellanos break down the campaign as it stands now, and project what to expect as the quest for the White House ramps up.
4 PM

POLITICOMICS

Watch the rising stars of political comedy perform live and compete for the title of Politicomic 2015!

THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE

Some of your favorite liberal and conservative talk radio hosts switch sides and debate in support of their opposing views. Join the conversation using the hashtag #NotToday.

ONE ON ONE: ANN COULTER VS. CENK UYGUR

The combative Conservative commentator in discussion with the progressive political pundit.
4:30 PM

“THE WAR ROOM” SCREENING & COMMENTARY

“The War Room” earned a nomination for Best Documentary and universal acclaim for its inside look at Bill Clinton’s successful, and controversy-ridden campaign for the White House. Meet the players featured in the documentary, including campaign manager James Carville, as they discuss favorite scenes and offer even more intimate details behind…
6:00 PM

REFUGEES VS. IMMIGRANTS: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?

What role should America take in addressing refugees escaping from war torn regions such as Syria, or immigrants fleeing poverty ridden countries?

POLITICOMEDY HOUR

Politicon comes to a close with a five star lineup of comedy talent, featuring standup sets by Evan Sayet and Robert Powell III riffing on national news and political culture; Jeff Ross in conversation with Jon Macks; and Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead and Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper giving…
7:00 PM

TREVOR NOAH LIVE!

Trevor Noah, the new host of the Daily Show, performs live in front of Politicon, followed immediately by a one on one conversation with James Carville.

Politicon Los Angeles 2 Days, 12 Rooms and 100,000 square feet of Live Broadcasts, Panels, Movie Screenings, Debates, Art, Book Signings, Music and Comedy! Entertain Democracy.

I’m excited to cover the 2015 Politicon at the Los Angeles Convention Center October 9 & 10.  I’m a political geek that’s excited about issues, how technology is changing running for office and fundraising.

ARTIST MICHAEL D’ANTUONO CREATES GRIPPING ANTI-POLICE BRUTALITY PORTRAIT

Am I the only one geeking out about Trevor North? I’m enjoying the first couple of Daily Shows he’s helmed and am interested how he’ll make it his own.

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September 12th, 2015 by Cherry
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Elaine Hendrix is currently starring in the new FX series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll! but we all know her from the movies that include The Parent Trap, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Inspector Gadget 2,  SNL’s Superstar, Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion or the cult classic What the Bleep Do We Know?! as well as from popular series “Two and a Half Men”, “The Client List”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Castle”, “The Mentalist”, “Criminal Minds”,  “CSI: Miami”, the new “90210″, “Joan of Arcadia” and the holiday TV movies: “Anything But Christmas”, “Mr. St. Nick” and “The Munster’s Scary Little Christmas.” She’s a classically-trained dancer at home on the stage where she’s played ‘Blanche DuBois’ in “Streetcar Named Desire” with Tony nominated director Randal Myler, on Off-Broadway doing the hit show “It’s Just Sex”, and in endless local shows from one coast to another, especially Los Angeles.
1. How did you get involved with No to Dog Meat
I’ve been an animal activist for over a decade and work on issues across the board for animals. Specifically with NoToDogMeat, my friends Fia Perera and Lori Alan asked me to join their efforts, and I definitely couldn’t say “no.” When I learned in greater detail what goes on in the dog meat (and cat meat) industry, there’s simply no way I couldn’t do something more. It’s unfathomable what happens to these poor dogs and cats.
2. When did you first learn of the UK based non profit 
Being in the animal activism world, I have met or at least heard of most major organizations, so I already had a vague notion of who NoToDogMeat was. Plus, I had already been a part of many demonstrations against the dog meat trade, so I was especially familiar with the issue. It was when my friends Fia Perera and Lori Alan started the US Chapter of NoToDogMeat that I really became involved and learned more of what exactly NoToDogMeat is doing. I HIGHLY recommend visiting NoToDogMeat.com to learn more. It will blow your mind.
3. What can the average person do to help with No to Dog Meat if they aren’t in the LA metro area
There are THREE easy ways you can help animals from anywhere: 1. help shine a spotlight on their abuse and suffering, SPREAD THE WORD, 2. do not patron nor support individuals, businesses or organizations contributing to the abuse and suffering of animals, SPEND YOUR MONEY HUMANELY, and 2. support those who are on the front lines helping to end the abuse and suffering of animals, DONATE TO HUMANE ORGANIZATIONS
4. Are you a dog and/or cat lover
I’m an animal lover, doesn’t matter what the species is. I just so happen to have 3 dogs and 2 cats in my home at the moment, and usually a revolving door of fosters. I also have my own organizations called The Pet Matchmaker where we inspire and celebrate the rescue, foster and adoption of homeless pets everywhere.
5. Who’s your best pet friend and why
My best pet friend is my soulmate Ellie, a German Shepherd/Collie/Husky mix I rescued at less than a week old from a nearby shelter when her mom and the 6-puppy litter was scheduled to be euthanized. I rescue animals all the time and had no intention of keeping any of them, but Ellie clearly had a different plan. She was the last one left after I adopted them all out and she made it clear she was stuck to me like glue. Now I couldn’t be happier. She is the light of my life.

 

 

 

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September 12th, 2015 by Cherry

 

I’m so excited to cover the first annually Putting for Pups Golf and Gala on Sunday, September 13 at the Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. Lori is one of the organizers bringing attending to the Dog & Cat meat trade in China. She’s gathered animal lovers from all walks of life for this fundraiser and I’m excited to have gotten a chance for a Q&A with EG Daily. Her name might be familiar as the voice of  many animated characters including the Emmy award-winning “Rugrats”, where she is the voice of lead character Tommy Pickles. She can also be heard as the voice of Buttercup in “The Powerpuff Girls” animated series, as Babe in “Babe – Pig in the City”, and as Rudy Tabootie in Nickelodeon’s© “Chalkzone”. Additional voice-over credits include Dizzy in the TV animated series, “Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles”, “Eek the Cat”, “Duck Days”, “Duckman”, “Jungle Cubs”, “Problem Child”, and “Baby Blues”. She also provided the voice of Froggie in the feature film “The Little Rascals”, Bam Bam in “The Flintstones”, and Lorenzo in the Academy Award winning feature film, “Lorenzo’s Oil” as well as being a singer.

How did you get involved with No to Dog Meat?

I’d been hearing about it along with Last chance for animals and other animal support groups.

When did you first learn of the UK based nonprofit?

Lori Alan started posting and doing events for it which was where I became more aware .

What can the average person do to help with No to Dog Meat if they aren’t in the LA metro area?

Come to the event (if in LA), visit the site “Putting for Pups“, learn about it at the NoToDogMeat site! It’s unbearable to look at these Precious animals in Horrific conditions it is so painful to see, it will be hard not to want to do something . Get more awareness. More voices can make a bigger impact .

Are you a dog and/or cat lover?

I am a huge Animal Lover. I tend to lean into dogs more  because Im allergic to cats but I still love cats!!! I will stop in the middle  of an intersection and block all taffic to help out an animal in need. I have made it one of my missions of my career to be a voice for animals  and animal cruelty  awareness. I honestly can’t believe at this time how much awful treatment of animals is still going on!

Who’s your best pet friend?

Best Pet friends are my 3 Dogs  BBY a two lb Chihuahua, Juju a 5 lb Chihuahua and Bumblebee a Huge 110 lb  Rottweiler …Oh we also have many birds that enjoy out property along with a whole family of Lizards that hang out on our Patio furniture 🙂

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July 20th, 2014 by Cherry

Who DOESN’T love pink dolphins and Archer for a good cause?  I’m super excited that I can pull a Pam for $25 with this Pink Dolphin hand puppet from Factory Entertainment.  You just never know who and how people have been touched by cancer.  Most of us .. well all we can do is a walk or donate and of course support our loved ones but if your  Jordan Schwartz, CEO of Factory Entertainment you can merge your geek with charity.  This year Mr. Schwartz with his Archer licensing decided to be inspired to go pink with Susan G. Komen.  In the second season of the FX fan favorite Sterling was diagnosed with breast cancer that was played for laughs and to bring awareness that it’s not just a ‘women’s’ disease and Mr. Schwartz lost his mother to breast cancer.  Well this year he decided that you can merge fun, geek and collectibles with this Pink Dolphin Project.   First of all at only $25 EVERYONE can buy this puppet to keep, love and remember.  If your not able to attend San Diego Comic Con Factory Entertainment also has a pre-purchase option on their site!  Since I’m sure this is going to be one hot item at SDCC!  It’s PINK AND a DOLPHIN!  Even if you’ve never been touched by breast cancer .. it’s a dolphin for $25!!!  So head over to the Factory Entertainment Booth #2747 and grab your dolphin in person or order online to make sure you won’t miss this item.  They carried the dolphin puppet last year as an exclusive at SDCC in the blue color from the show’s first season (in later season’s it’s gray) and it SOLD OUT!  So make sure you grab your dolphin!  I plan to buy one in memory of my beloved grandmother who fought breast cancer and won!   I might even head over to the panel on Friday so I can be one the fans waving my pink dolphin! 

The Pink Dolphin Project–Factory Entertainment fuses the spirit of fun and giving at San Diego Comic Con

The pink dolphins will be available at Factory Entertainment’s Comic-Con booth (#2747) or, for those who want to participate in the fundraiser but aren’t coming to Comic Con, through its website, www.factoryent.com.

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May 20th, 2014 by Cherry
Am I the only one waiting till the last minute for Memorial Day plans?  Am so staycation it this year and plan to binge on movies and tasting events!  Am very stoked for a bit of cosplay with the first ever MAINopoly taste event on Main Street in Santa Monica.  A great opportunity to try new restaurant friends and old ones (I’m talking to you M Street & Stella!) with a cold beer in one hand and a fork in the other! bwa ha ha
Hmmm how to monopoly cosplay is the only question I have.  I’m all about the schnauzer (kicking it old school) but get out of jail would be SOO cute in a black and white top (plus it’s going to be hot over the weekend) or should I do the train??? So many cool outfit ideas and so little time to execute them right.
What will you be wearing to MAINopoly?
Join Us This Memorial Day Weekend for A Monopoly-Inspired Food & Drink Tasting Event!

 

1st Annual

MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street

Sunday, May 25
2-8 p.m.
 
Pass GO and collect $20 MAINopoly dollars for 20 tastings at all participating locations.


Starting Location & Check-In: Enterprise Fish Co. (2-5 p.m.)

Official Afterparty: Basement Tavern (8 p.m.- 12 a.m.)

Visit all the locations and be entered to win a “Taste of Main Street Prize Package” with gift certificates from participating locations.  

 

Wear your best patriotic colors or “Monopoly”-inspired costume!

Send your friends to JAIL where they can enjoy treats from Pretzel Crisps and Vita Coco!

$25 in adv/ $35 day of
A Portion of Proceeds Benefits Heal the Bay

Get your tickets here!

 

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