Studio City Neighborhood Council presents
Summer Movies in the Park
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
6:30 pm - 10 pm Movies start at dusk
* Free Popcorn (while supplies last)
Event held at Beeman Park at 12621 Rye St., Studio City, CA 91604
Bring your picnic blankets to watch family-friendly movies on a big screen under the stars!
* Photo Booth
* BBQ, drinks, snacks sold by Studio City Recreation Center
* Free Popcorn (while supplies last)
Visit website for updates www.StudioCityNC.org/SCNCMoviesInThePark2015
No glass or alcohol allowed.
Limited parking in this residential neighborhood. Carpool, walk, take public transit or bike.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
NBCUniversal, FILML.A., Studio City Recreation and Parks, Councilmember Paul Krekorian of Council District 2 and CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue, Editorial 2, Room 6
Studio City, CA 91604
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Have you seen this viral video on Mashable? LinkedIn? YouTube?
I thought I would share it.
Did you know that today, April 17, 2012, is Equal Pay Day? I fell upon this factoid when I found the story on the Huffington Post blog for Women. I learned that Equal Pay Day promotes the fact that women in America have to work an extra 3.5 months -- which takes us to April 17th -- for their 2011 earnings to match what men were paid on average in 2011.
U.S. Congresswoman from California's 12th District, Rep. Jackie Speier, wrote the very informative article, which I hope you check out and share your thoughts on my blog. From her article and a Google search on Pay Equity, I got to see a pay trend chart of full-time employment of men vs. women since the Equal Pay Act was signed in 1963. Bottom line, the wage gap has been closing at a snail's pace...we are talking the wage gap has narrowed by less than half a cent per year. For In 1963, "women who worked full-time, year-round made 59 cents on average for every dollar earned by men. In 2010, women earned 77 cents to men's dollar," per the National Committee on Pay Equity.
If you have interest in this movement for equal pay, a good place to start is by connecting to the National Committee on Pay Equity and seeing you individuals, businesses, employers and your House Representative and Senators are getting involved: http://www.pay-equity.org/cando.html
I was intrigued to find out more about Ms. Speier, so I visited her official website. There, I found a helpful page, which can assist small business owners on making strides to succeed. Here is the link (http://speier.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=21) and below is the content.
Business Owner Assistance
President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 on September 27. It will provide critical resources to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs. The new law extends SBA Recovery loans and offers billions in lending support and tax breaks. This Fact Sheet explains what's in the new law.
SBA Mortgage Relief Program to Small Businesses The Small Business Administration is offering a program that will help small businesses facing maturity of commercial loans or balloon payments refinance their mortgage debt.
The temporary program will permit business owners to use a version of SBA’s 504 loan program to refinance mortgage loans that would mature before December 31, 2012. Applications will be accepted starting February 28, 2011 until September 27, 2012.
Congress authorized the SBA to approve $15 billion in loans under this program, $7.5 billion this year and $7.5 billion in 2012. SBA estimates that the program will benefit up to 20,000 businesses in the U.S., up to 5000 of them in California.
Download a Fact Sheet about 504 Loan Refinancing For Eligible Small Business Assets Under the Jobs Act at: http://speier.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=21.
FDIC opens hotline for small businesses The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. launched a hotline on January 13, 2011 that enables small businesses to express concerns or complaints about the availability of bank credit. The hotline is (855) 334-2249. Information related to credit programs, SBA, the hotline, and submission forms can be found at www.fdic.gov/smallbusiness.
The Congressional Research Service prepared this Information Gateway for Members of Congress in January 2010. It provides guidance and online procurement procedures for doing business with the federal government.
I just started working on CATS for Cats, a one night only benefit performance of a celebrity re-imagining of the musical CATS. As it did last year, the star-studded event will raise supportive funds for Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats (www.kittybungalow.org), a 501c3 nonprofit organization that rescues, neuters, socializes and find homes for feral kittens while providing outreach, education and Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) services in Los Angeles, focusing efforts in the under served South Los Angeles area. Kitty Bungalow reduces the stray and feral cat population while providing loving, nurturing homes to ferals and strays decreasing the government’s burden for animal control and euthanasia.
Currently Los Angeles cats entering City Shelters have only a 30% chance of ever getting out alive. Kitty Bungalow is committed to giving Los Angeles city cats a real chance at life in a warm lap!
CATS for Cats is staged from T.S. Eliot’s original letters to his godchildren which eventually make up the book “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” that inspires the musical CATS. Fred Willard stars as T.S. Eliot and his poems come to life by celebrity interpretation and a live orchestra. This one night only Broadway caliber celebrity musical review will be a night the residents of Kitty Bungalow will remember all of their lives, as they are tucked away, asleep in their new home, courtesy of CATS for Cats.
WHERE: Historic Orpheum Theatre, Downtown Los Angeles
WHEN: July 14, 2012
WHO: The Talented Performers (Partial*)
James Cromwell (The Artist)
Fred Willard (Anchorman)
Kevin McHale (Glee)
Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist)
Sara Rue (Rules of Engagement)
Peter Gallagher (Covert Affairs)
Paul Vogt (Madtv)
Rachel MacFarland (Family Guy)
Keith David (Princess and the Frog)
Choreographer: Mandy Moore (So You Think You Can Dance)
*Pending final availability
Take a peak at last years event here: http://www.kittybungalow.org/catsforcats.html
There are ticket sales, donations, sponsorships, ad sales and other opportunities CATS for Cats is looking to secure on a local, regional and national level. Limited after party tickets also available.
CONTACT: Shawn Simons 323.578.4523 firstname.lastname@example.org, Lisa Cahan Davis 312-882-4246 email@example.com
SPONSORSHIPS: This is varied and multi-layered as to the benefits received per each sponsorship level. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for specifics. i.e. Branding on and/or in: Step & repeat for red carpet, VIP room, pre- and post-party, event program, marketing collateral, website, posters, etc.
DONATIONS: Email: email@example.com Fax: (818) 729-0394 Contact Leslie Tresun at (818) 729-0639. Your generous submission to this year’s gift bag is due June 25, 2012. We can send you the form which allows you to provide a detailed catalog item description (quantity, size, color, restrictions or other information pertaining to the item being donated). We are preparing 100 VIP bags and 50 celebrity bags. You may use your discretion as to whether or not you submit the same product for both the standard and celebrity bags. Items need to be received by July 15th. Items received after the deadline are not guaranteed to be listed in the event program. NOTE: We are also seeking donations for a RAFFLE. Please let us know if this is something of interest to you, too.
PROGRAM AD SALES: Size Options $500 Full Page $250 Half Page $100 Quarter Page
The file formats which are acceptable are high resolution pdf, .eps. 300dpi minimum resolution. HARD DEADLINE for artwork June 21th, 2012. All inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks must be made payable to: Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats.
All the people involved with CATS for Cats are excited to bring Los Angeles some good o'song and dance for a good cause. I welcome you to share this information with your network and help bring in the funding to support this worthy cause. Every little bit helps.
We thank you for your support!
I have a hard time leaving my work "compound" during working hours unless I have appointments. So, after I met with my client, Linda Wehrli of Pastimes for a Lifetime, Inc., I decided to stop by the perfectly social but not too social (loud, in other words) M Street Coffee on Moorpark. Ms. Wehrli had hosted her student piano concert at M Street on Sunday evening. A great setting to discover this little neighborhood gem while I photographed the students post their wonderful holiday, classical and jazz piano performances (see photos).
The bright interior of white-washed walls with a new collection of art, Recycled Art Series, is strategically arranged for the guests to see as they walk in, order their drink of choice and sit at tables, the one gray couch or multiple cushie ottomans. Indie music plays lightly so not to disturb those working on the free Wi-Fi available for customers.
My yellow duckie tea steeper from M Street Coffee.
The vibe is cool, the cups are Karat Earth Cups (compostable) and there are treats to eat, drink and purchase as gifts. I bought several yellow duckie tea steepers as holiday gifts. Cute, right?
Well, it's 2:54 pm and I have to get some work done.
Until then, bottoms up!
Have you ever been to Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York? If not, you really need to add this destination to your Bucket List.
On July 9, 2011, my friend Jodi and I took my 11-year old nephew, Duke, to Coney Island. I couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to share the Coney Island experience with him. After an hour’s commute on the D train from midtown Manhattan to the Coney Island stop, we arrived at this family-friendly amusement park and beach community.
Just a few days earlier, Joey Chestnut engulfed 62 hot dogs (including buns) in 10 minutes to win his 5th consecutive championship at the annual July 4th Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Believe you and me, if I could have rallied my NY friends to go see this event, I would have. But now, being there and seeing Coney Island through the eyes of a young boy was exciting enough.
We started the day by walking the boardwalk. The seaside attractions were calling us, so within a few minutes we slapped down some money and tested our fishing skills at a "Go Fish”-like game. We three came out of the fishing challenge with our very own mini Teddy bears. Next up were the bumper cars, Tilt-a-Whirl ride (which was so crazy fast and furious that I had to collect myself after the ride operator gave us extra time of spinning) and some kind of jolting up-down ride that I could have done without.
We wound our way to the arcade room where 40 minutes went as fast as the $25. And for our keen sharp-shooting, motor cross riding, skeet ball tossing, etc. we received a stream of tickets to exchange for…hold on, wait, it’s almost here…a noise maker. Ta-da!
By now it was time to wrap up the afternoon and grab our late lunch at Nathan’s before leaving this land of good times. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to Nathan’s--no ketchup, just mustard on my hot dog. Duke, on the other hand, went for the hamburger. Both were deeeelicious.
Umpteen games, $20s worth of rides, 1000-plus laughs, two lost-then-found sunglass incidents, five stuffed toys, one order of a hotdog, hamburger and side of fries and two bottles of ginger ale later, we headed back into the City. The bottom line is this place is full of numerous rides, food, games and shops. And if it weren’t for the fine New Yorkers who knew how important it is to preserve the past for the future, I wouldn’t have these amazing memories of the day my nephew and I went to Coney Island.
If you want to keep up on the preservation efforts to “restore Coney Island as the Playground of the World”, please connect with http://www.saveconeyisland.net.