Illinois Improbable: A Story of Upending Expectations

When I was a high-school student in Bethesda, Maryland, and beginning to think about college, my parents sat me down and set a parameter: they would only allow a school within 1000 miles of our home, with the idea that I would be more likely to visit over holidays if within that range. My elder … Continued

Who Are We? The Three Lessons of the Grasshopper

The Three Lessons of the Grasshopper Parashat Shelach-L’cha Shabbat sermon at Stephen S Wise Temple by Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback        Shabbat shalom. Some of you might remember the old 1970s television show, Kung Fu which aired from 1972-1975 on ABC. I remember it from re-runs. The main character of the series, Kwai Chang … Continued

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New Zealand: Every day a Different Journey

article by Dean Nelson @GayWhistler PART 2 OF 2 Every day a Different Journey There is one thing to be said about jet leg it allows you to get up and going first thing in the morning. In my case, I knew I would wake up early so the night prior I had stopped at … Continued

Fresh and Fast in Beverly Hills: Pure By Michèle La Porta

Pure By Michèle La Porta is located on the popular Beverly Hills street, South Beverly Drive. On a weekday, you can’t miss all of the people on their hurried lunch breaks, grabbing a bite up and down the street. If this is you, look no further than Pure. It’s the perfect spot for fresh, healthy food … Continued

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Australia: A Fifth Continent for American Airlines

Scott Kirby, President of American Airlines, announced yesterday, June 9 2015, at LAX that they will begin flying from Los Angeles to Sydney in December 2015. Vanessa Hudson, SVP of Qantas, shared the excitement about this partnership and new flights direct from San Francisco to Sydney. JC Liscano, Managing Director of American Airlines at LAX, invited … Continued

Doctors For You: NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND

The earthquake that shocked Nepal last month left more than 8,000 dead as well as over 20,000 injured and countless more left homeless.  Recovery efforts have been slow as the country’s already crumbling infrastructure has deteriorated even more after the earthquake, essentially cutting off aide routes to remote villages spread out over the country.  In … Continued

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New Zealand: An Unexpected Journey

article by Dean Nelson @GayWhistler PART 1 OF 2 An Unexpected Journey to Middle Earth I really enjoyed my flight with Air New Zealand from Vancouver to Auckland, non stop on their Boeing 777-200. I arrived in plenty of time to YVR – Vancouver International and was greeted by a friendly smiling face behind the … Continued

Restaurant Spotlight: Captain Kidd’s in Redondo Beach

The next time you run away from Los Angeles to the beach, stop at Captain Kidd’s in Redondo Beach. Captain Kidd’s is a seafood market and restaurant located in King Harbor in Redondo Beach. It was founded in 1976 by the current owner’s father. Today, John operates the business and travels around Southern California for … Continued

Helping Nepal: Earthquake Devastation in Rasuwa

It has been just over a month since the magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck the poverty stricken country of Nepal.  In the time since, people still have not received help as the rugged landscape and lack of infrastructure has made it nearly impossible for rescue crews to get to the most remote villages.  In most cases, the … Continued

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