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Ford Sustainability & New Raw Materials

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How would you like to drive a car made out of soybeans? Well, if you drive a Ford made in North America from 2011 on, you already do. Each of those Ford vehicles has foam padding made from soybeans already in it, and Ford is working with many other non-petroleum products as raw materials as well. Ford is committed to improving sustainable practices, not just using sustainable materials, and reducing ... Read More »

Dara the Bow Girl Now on DreamWorksTV

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Dara the Bow Girl, who came to fame as a runner-up on Master Chef Junior, and well-known for her colorful hair decoration, has just produced her first three episodes for DreamWorksTV, the Youtube channel for kids ages 6-12 that just celebrated its one-year anniversary. Dara, a poised and talented young woman I’ve watched grow up since her mother and I met at Mommy & Me Yoga class years ago, says ... Read More »

World’s Largest Lego Model Ship Now at the Queen Mary

Queen Mary Lego Model

Take your Lego fans to the Queen Mary this Summer to see the world’s largest Lego model ship, built by Bright Bricks, now on display in the lobby of the Queen Mary, and while you’re at it, you could take a tour of the grand ship itself. Details of the Queen Mary Lego Model Length: 25’ 11” Weight: 604 pounds Width: 3’ 1” Height: 4’ 7” Number of Lego Bricks ... Read More »

Peering into the Future of Mobility with Ford #FordTrends

Ford Concept Car of the Future? #Fordtrends

Ford Motor Company has looked into the Future and seen new ways to get people from here to there, because guess what? Mobility is not always going to happen in a car. Or if it is a car, it may not be one you own, or even drive. I attended the Ford Trends/Further with Ford conference in Palo Alto, where Ford gave us a peek at what a car company looks ... Read More »

Chef Roy Choi Launches New 3 Worlds Café Food Truck

Roy Choi by the 3 Worlds Cafe truck

You can call it the food truck with a heart of gold. The brand new 3 Worlds Café truck, an adjunct to the 3 Worlds Café on Central Avenue, is a labor of love project by Chef Roy Choi and Dole Packaged Goods, delivering healthy food and creating jobs in South Central, and now delivering it all over Los Angeles. Dole and Choi partnered up with the Coalition for Responsible ... Read More »

Shyp App Launches in LA; Offers Easy Shipping

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Shyp has launched in Los Angeles and it’s coming soon to Chicago. Recently well-funded by VC and celebrity money, the Shyp app was created to make it easy for you to ship things anywhere, taking the work of boxing an item and carting it to the post office out of your hands. All you have to do is shoot a photo of the item on your smartphone, tell the app ... Read More »

Free “Silver Linings” Guide for Women Impacted by Breast Cancer Now in English & Spanish

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Allstate has partnered with Hollye Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of “The Silver Lining,” to help women diagnosed with breast cancer as well as their friends and families. Empowering women to take control of their health and their happiness, Allstate and Jacobs are on a mission to connect women nationwide by sharing their silver lining stories. In addition, Jacobs and Allstate have made the companion guide available for free ... Read More »

Harry Potter Coming to Universal Spring 2016

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Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood!  The countdown to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” begins as Universal Studios Hollywood announces the Spring 2016 arrival of the west coast’s most anticipated entertainment experience and the introduction of the land’s signature attraction, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” in hyper-realistic 3D-HD.  Hogwarts castle will sit at the heart of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” where the land’s signature ride will take ... Read More »

ShiftCon Blogger Ticket Sale This Weekend

ShiftCon social media conference

Bloggers: tickets for ShiftCon Eco Wellness Social Media Conference are on sale this weekend! Buy your tickets with our MomsLA50 promo code and get $50 Off the ticket price! This conference, in its 2nd year, will take place September 24-26th at the Manhattan Beach Marriott. Here’s a peek at the lineup for 2015 ShiftCon: Robin O’Brien, Gunnar Lovelace, Gary Hirschberg, and Lisa Leake are all scheduled as speakers. Last year’s ... Read More »

Old Hollywood in North Hollywood: The Garland Hotel

poolside at Garland Hotel North Hollywood

Step back into the best of the 70’s at the newly-remodeled Garland Hotel in North Hollywood and you’ll be greeted by macramé planters, an orange and brown color scheme and even a portrait of the hotel’s namesake: actress Beverly Garland. But don’t worry, they’ve also added the best of today as well, including high-speed Internet, Dive-In movie nights poolside, a fabulous restaurant and craft cocktail bar (The Front Yard), and ... Read More »

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