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Education: 09/07/14 16:48 THE RULE - A Must-See Film about Engaged Education
Like it’s title, the film, THE RULE, is deceptively simple. Referring to the concise, document St. Benedict wrote in 641AD as a pattern for monastic life, as spiritual and rich as it is practical to create community, THE RULE film profiles how the monks at St. Benedict Prep(SBP) use it as a pattern for stunning success in their inner city Newark school with at-risk students. THE RULE is a must-see -- inspiring, witty and engaging, even if it is primarily the unique, extraordinary Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey that are the key ingredient to make a school work.
Events: 09/07/14 15:26 Third Annual Banana Festival in Port Hueneme
– It’s time to ‘Go Bananas’ once again when the 3rd Annual Banana Festival takes place on Saturday105 East Port Hueneme Road., September 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port of Hueneme, Oxnard Harbor District. The all-day free festival enjoy a day is filled with learning about the journey of the banana and inner workings of the Port. Popular festival highlights include delicious food and banana treats, such as banana empanadas and tamales, grilled bananas with chocolate. Hot local bands, interactive displays, recipe contests, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, Port tours are also featured.
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Dining: 07/30/14 21:36 Best Breakfast and Bakery in Town
A pretzel croissant, salt-sprinkled and so light it floats, deserves this lovely presentation with service to match at M Street Kitchen bakery. Also from the oven are irresistible over-sized cookies: a salted chocolate chip (divine), a peanut butter so moist you don't miss the jelly, and a flourless chocolate with a chewy crunch. But wait- there are scrumptious main meals. We always order the Farmers Market Root Vegetable Hash with tarragon aioli and perfectly poached eggs though our friends vouch for the Crispy Hash Browns Benedict. And it's two blocks from the ocean in Santa Monica.
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Events: 07/29/14 14:50 Famous Fresno Fig Festival
Fresno has long been rightfully world famous for figs. Sample and learn at the annual Fig Festival, one of the most tasty, fun and healthy events, August 9 from 9AM-1PM at Whole Foods Market in Fresno. Chefs form the Valley's finest restaurants prepare fig sample dishes and do live cooking demos. Admission is only $10 per ticket with goodie bags for the first 150 guests. There are so many activities in town to make it a full week-end (the underground farm is our favorite).
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Dining: 07/29/14 10:04 Kids Love Caviar at Petrossian
The historic, international Petrossian Caviar company's pretty, airy restaurant on Robertson Boulevard is perfect for introducing kids - along with their parents - to the world's best caviar - or just enjoying a refined meal in a California casual setting inside or on the patio. Cooking classes, caviar tasting sessions and special events are offered under the able and congenial direction of General Manager, Christopher Klapp, and Executive Chef, Giselle Wellman. Details are on the website.
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Activities: 07/20/14 11:27 Romeo and Juliet in the Park and in Los Angeles
Enjoy Shakespeare locally in the park with a picnic with the Los Angeles-centric production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton. Artistic director Ben Donenberg says, “This July, we light up the Japanese Garden with a new production of Romeo and Juliet that draws its inspiration from 1920’s Los Angeles.
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Events: 07/18/14 15:22 ChocoVivo Store One-Year Celebration
Celebrate Patricia Tsai's CHOCO-VIVO store --its one year old! On Friday, July 18, 6:00 PM 'til close Patricia and her crew will thank loyal customers with free tastes of Beer & Chocolate-- and raffling off door prizes
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Activities: 07/18/14 14:51 Original Farmers Market Celebration
Meet up "under the clock" for the 80th Birthday celebration of the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles as friends and families have been doing for decades! Many of the families of the original vendors are still on site, like McGee's. Food specials, entertainment, and events will be part of the summer celebration. Strolling market is special enough by itself.
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Events: 07/18/14 13:48 Oxnard Salsa Festival 2014!
We're grown-ups now! A Friday Night Concert introducing the Oxnard Salsa Orchestra kicks off this year's special 21st annual Oxnard Salsa Festival -- all tempered by cool ocean breezes, on July 25th, 2014 Located on the quaint, original town square. The sizzling festival follow on July 27 & 28, open 11 am to 7 pm. (Sorry, no pets or coolers on sites). Everything salsa is celebrated from music and dance to food, including the award-winning salsas from professionals and amateur competitions!