Showing posts from May 11, 2014

The Heat is On! Tips for staying safe this summer.

This weather is great if you are on holiday, but not so good for those of us who live and work in it. Below are a few tips and reminders. Email us here if you have a tip you want to add to the list.
1. Wear Sunscreen

2. Dogs Die In Hot Cars

3. Conserve Water
4. Fire Season
5. Stay Hydrated

Weekly Stars by Annie Shaw 5/16/2014

Weekly Stars By Annie Shaw 5/16/2014
ARIES The financial situation for you could be getting a boost as early as the mid week. This week ahead a massive joining of planets in your sign can bring up a lot of unfinished business so best to keep a low profile.
TAURUS The sun is moving out from under you and into your money area next week and could bring several areas to the front.  If any situation that is unresolved takes note its best to deal with this promptly. Happy Birthday.
GEMINI You will be travelling emotionally or otherwise to a place where you can put things in order in which ever area needs it. Be sure to follow through on any promises. Now is the time to plan forward.
CANCER Movement is good for you and this week it’s all around you and in the air.  You crabs don’t like to be confronted with out warning so it’s best to keep those famous verbal nips under control. Especially next week.
LEO. Health and diet is much on your mind as the summer months approach so hats off to you if you make it…

Meet A Member - Peter Morton

Meet Peter Morton from Buckinghamshire,  who moved to LA four years ago to pursue 'the lifestyle'
Was there a particular reason you chose LA ? My girlfriend chose LA for me. I had never been before but she was adamant that she was moving here and she knew that I would Love it. She was 100% correct.
What one thing do you miss from home? Lucozade Original, apparently it cannot be acquired out here due to an ingredient  that is banned in the US*
What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus the UK? The sunshine, which I think puts people in generally better moods.
Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us? Franklin Park Hiking Trail nice and secluded plus there are Turtles!!
What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here?  Plan carefully, make sure you have enough set up money then buckle up and enjoy the ride.
Lastly , how can we find you on the Internet ?  My songwriter alter ego is Mortzo


“Letters From Zora: In her own words” by Gabrielle PinaPasadena Playhouse, 11 May 2014
Reviewed by Catherine Siggins
Maybe it is because of my Irish upbringing that I can sit and hear a good long winding saga of someone’s life, and not start shifting in my seat. Certainly, it’s not a hard thing to do when it’s the life of one Zora Neale Hurston. I must confess my ignorance when it comes to African American authors, having only read Chester Himes, and Alice Walker, so I am delighted to have been introduced to this fascinating woman in Pasadena Playhouse’s production of “Letters From Zora”.

This one-woman multi-media show takes us from her strained family childhood, sheltered from racism in the first self-governing all black town in Florida, to her tragic demise. In between is a true artists life, creativity and survival, friends and foes, triumphs and tragedy, she wore many hats- BA graduate from Barnard, published novelist, anthropologist studying African folklore across the States, Jama…



Review for The Lion In Winter The Colony Theatre,  Saturday 3rd May 2014

It’s 1183AD. The place, Chinon, France. We get to spend Christmas eve with King Henry II, and his wife of 30 plus years, the magnificent Eleanor of Aquitaine, and witness them verbally, and almost literally, go to war over which of their three sons will become heir to the throne. The presence of Henry’s mistress doesn’t help matters. This action packed Plantagenet Christmas makes the average aggravating, squabble filled, family gathering tame in comparison, thanks to the bristling anachronistic writing of James Goldman. Hardly a Cliff Richard Christmas....

Though dealing with issues of power, strategic marriages, deceit, plots, politics, mortality and legacy, really, it is on the matrimonial battlefield that this man and woman fuel their fighting, and they’ve used their children as weapons, when not neglecting them, to focus on hurting each other.  Take away the crowns, and you are le…