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A Blog Revival

With all of the changes coming our way, time differences, not everyone in our families on Facebook, etc…we decided to revive the blog :) I decided on a name change, something that suits us as a family of nerds. Being that I’ve always been a big Tolkien fan, it made sense. In a few short weeks we will be leaving this chapter in our life and beginning a new one in Japan. I’m scared, nervous, excited, overwhelmed…pretty much all emotions rolled into one. Continue reading

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Las Fotos Project Looking for Your Help to Build Community …

Las Fotos Project Looking for Your Help to Build Community Gardens Map | Streetsblog Los AngelesDesigning Cities Fellow, 2 weeks agoPolicy Analyst/Advocate (Full-Time Position), 2 weeks agoPrincipal Planner, 3 weeks agoNew York City Bike Ambassadors, 4 weeks agoCommunity Affairs Coordinator (Full-Time Position), 4 weeks ago ” /> 13 comments so far today Select Month April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 Select Category“Accidents” (77)(Un)Friendly Fridays (1)2011 Election (12)30/10 (17)36th Congressional Special Election (3)4sbb (3)AAA (4)AASHTO (10)Aauto Insurance (3)Access to Foods (2)Ad Nauseam (54)Agency Watch (8)Air Quality (45)Alan Lowenthal (5)Alfredo Hernandez (1)Amir Sedadi (1)Amtrak (22)Antonio Villaraigosa (73)APTA (1)Ara Najarian (11)Art (13)Art Leahy (10)Baldwin Hills (2)Barbara Boxer (53)bcycle lanes (52)Bernard Parks (2)Beverly Hills (28)Bicycle Boulevards (9)Bicycle Friendly Streets (3)Bicycle Licensing (11)Bicycle theft (2)Bicycling (684)Big Blue Bus (3)bike box (1)Bike Counts (1)Bike Friendly Fridays (3)Bike Master Plan (67)Bike Nation (8)Bike Parking (36)Bike Sharing (37)Bike Summit (8)Bike Talk (2)Bike Writers Collective (10)Bikeside (6)Bill Rosendahl (37)Blogroll (12)Blue Line (11)Boyle Heights (97)BRT (19)Building Healthy Communities South LA (2)Burbank (2)Bus Rider’s Union (26)buses (83)C.I.C.L.E. (13)California Bike Coalition (2)California Highway Patrol (8)Calpirg (6)CALTRANS (30)Car Congestion (5)Car Culture (182)Car Dependence (7)car free (19)car share (1)Car Sharing (13)Cartoon Tuesday (62)Cash for Clunkers (13)CD 2 Special Election (9)CicLAvia (76)Cities 4 Cycling (2)City of Industry (1)City Planning (51)Civil Rights (8)Climate Change (74)Clitoral Mass (2)CNU (1)Communities (4)community gardens (13)Complete Streets (12)Congestion Pricing (54)Crenshaw Corridor (19)Crimanimals (1)Critical Mass (37)Culver City (19)Damien Goodmon (4)DASH (15)David Vahedi (3)DC Streetsblog (649)Deepwater Horizon (1)Dennis Zine (3)Denny Zane (2)Department of D.I.Y. (6)Dianne Feinstein (1)Distracted Driving (1)Dodgers (5)Donald Shoup (10)Doug Failing (1)Downtown LA (80)Earl Blumenauer (11)East Los Angeles (7)Eastside (141)Echo Park (5)Editorial (18)El Monte (3)Elana Sotomayer (1)Election 2008 (57)Election 2010 (15)Election 2012 (10)Election 2013 (44)Electric Car (1)En español (1)Enci (1)environmental justice (7)Eric Garcetti (4)EuEurope (1)Events (1150)events (18)Expo Construction Authority (50)Expo Line (55)ExpressLanes (4)ExpressPark (1)Fare Hikes (6)Federal Transportation Bill (95)Fix-It-First (17)Foothill Extension (1)fracking (6)Freight Rail (11)Friday Poll Day (21)FTA (10)Fuel Efficiency (10)fundraisers (13)gangs (4)Gas Tax (33)Gavin Newsom (2)gentrification (1)George W. Bush (1)Ghost Bike (3)Give Me 3 (12)Glendale (1)Gloria Molina (2)Gold Line (7)GOOD (7)Governor Greenhouse (59)Green L.A. (2)Green Line Extension (1)Greenhouse Gas (23)Greig Smith (7)health (14)Henry Waxman (3)Herb Wesson (1)Hertz on Demand (1)High Speed Rail (75)highway expansion (70)Historic Preservation (2)hit and run (13)Hollywood (21)Infrastructure (24)Interactive Model (3)Interview (21)Issues (2)Jack Weiss (5)Jaime De La Vega (4)James Oberstar (22)Jan Perry (2)Jane Harman (2)Janette Sadik-Khan (7)Jerry Brown (12)Jesse Jackson (1)Jobs Board (19)Joe Biden (3)John Boehener (1)John Fisher (2)John McCain (2)John Mica (15)Jose Huizar (5)KABC (2)L.A. Continue reading

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Developing Courage and Self-confidence for Effective Public …

Developing Courage and Self-confidence for Effective Public SpeakingJo Anne Sucion |March 21, 2013Delivering an effective speech in a huge crowd is difficult especially if it is your first time. But there are ways you can develop the courage to face your audience and build your self confidence.In order to develop your courage you must be willing to face your fear and move forward. Learn to transform your fears to courage,the only way is too be ready and well prepared.Here are some ways to develop courage and self confidence.Be knowledgeableYou have to be well informed about your topic. Being knowledgeable increases your confidence and courage and you can speak with authority. The key is to research,study and read more.Be preparedBeing well prepared will make you feel more confident and comfortable. Continue reading

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Building Your Resiliency: Part VII – The Art of Manliness

This is the final part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI.If you’ve been following along with our resiliency series, you probably know by now that it’s much easier to read and understand these principles than it is to incorporate them into your life. Much of how you think and cope with challenges solidified way back when you were a kid and thus transforming those thinking patterns now is a difficult task.While you can’t go back and change your childhood, you can play a huge role in shaping the resiliency of your children and give them this vital leg up in life. A resilient spirit is one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids. Continue reading

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PRIDE Learning Center in Redondo Beach goes through a Growth …

PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 15, 2012 – PRIDE Learning Centers, a rapidly expanding one-on-one tutoring service designed to help students with reading and learning disabilities from Pre-K through 12th grade, offers the community of Redondo Beach, California a specialized catch-up and get ahead in school program.The rise of one-on-one tutoring for students with learning challenges is becoming almost essential in the Los Angeles and Orange County communities. Due to heightened program cutbacks for students in the public, private and governmental programs, parents are desperately seeking outside resources to help their children obtain the proper intervention and remediation they need to succeed in life.“PRIDE is not like a typical tutoring center,” says Karina Richland, founder of PRIDE Learning Center. “We specialize with students that need to learn differently. About 90% of our students have an IEP in their current schools for dyslexia, auditory processing, visual processing, ADHD and other learning disabilities.” In addition to only hiring teachers with teaching credentials, PRIDE Learning Center also makes sure that all of their teachers have a strong background in Special Education and have gone through a vigorous training program in multisensory and Orton-Gillingham teaching approaches Continue reading

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Much of what AR&C clients do at the organization’s facility involves the packaging of small items that go on sale at stores throughout the country.” title=”AR&C part 2 pic 1″ width=”415″ height=”311″ class=”size-full wp-image-16325″ />Much of what AR&C clients do at the organization’s facility involves the packaging of small items that go on sale at stores throughout the country.Nick DiamantidesStaff WriterWith a 4.25 percent cut in state funding, Advocacy for Respect and Choice (AR&C) needs to raise approximately $200,000 from individual and corporate donations in order to provide the same level of services it has provided to intellectually disabled people for many years.The AR&C facility is located on a four-acre site just east of the northeast corner of Stearns Street and Lakewood Boulevard. The organization leases the property from the City of Long Beach for $1 per year. The campus contains five buildings, which house the organization’s administration and the various programs.Some AR&C clients live with their families, and others live in group homes. Many of them are transported to and from the AR&C campus in busses and vans, or cars driven by family members. Others take public transportation, and a few of them drive themselves.Harry Van Loon, AR&C executive director, noted that approximately 400 individuals depend on the services provided by the organization, which offers four different programs to its clients.“In our supported-employment program, we get the clients to fill out the application and get them hired at various businesses in the area,” Van Loon said Continue reading

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What Does IT Mean « cravesadventure

August 3, 2012What Does IT MeanBy cravesadventureSelf – AcceptanceI have been working on self-acceptance this year and it is certainly a work in progress.The 1st Steps; Baby StepsAccepting Yourself for Who You Are NOT Afraid to Look at Yourself for Who You Are STOP Burdening Yourself with Your Own Problems and/or Drama For me self-acceptance is tri-fold; 1) accepting myself, 2) embracing my talents and 3) changing for the better.Some lessons I have learned along the journey; a) get out of your own way, b) letting some things just go and c) do not add to the drama.One of These are NOT the Same & That is Okay (Photo by RSheridan)Leave the Attitude at HomeWe ALL have attitude and lets ALL confess to it – ha! You do not like someone up in your business, especially yourself. Why is there drama and unnecessary drama at that? I think we need to stop watching so many reality shows because those suckers breed, suck and drip with negative drama and drama overload Continue reading

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Taking Care of the Skin Through Spider Vein Treatment

So what is Spider Vein Treatment really all about? The following report includes some fascinating information about Spider Vein Treatment–info you can use, not just the old stuff they used to tell you.Today, more than ever, people are paying more attention to physical beauty. This is because of the changing times, which makes it inevitable for women and men to look good. Experts say that one of the ugliest skin problem and most women and some men suffer from is the spider veins Continue reading

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Miss Country Western USA Pageant Moving Back to Burbank

Due to unforeseen scheduling circumstances, the “Miss Country Western USA” Pageant is now being held in Southern California. The pageant which will assist UN-Married Girls, ages 16-29 into a show business connection, in their reach for the crown, and awards ranging up to $3,000 in Cash, Prizes and Bonds, has been slated for the show business mecca of the Hollywood area.The scheduled date of Saturday, August 11th will remain the same. All the contestants who compete will have that Hollywood Connection Opportunity, as the judges from inside the industry continue to be in place.According to officials at the pageant, “We tried something in placing the pageant into a resort community, however, it really belongs in Southern California where the excitement of the Hollywood Connection abounds with opportunity for those driven to such a career that can be honed and pursued.”The opportunity to experience the refinement and the positive attitude gained with self-promotion and building self-confidence can be achieved by performing in a pageant. This is a compelling consideration for becoming a contestant.There were many considerations that came into play in making the bold move to reel the pageant back to Southern California, according to Pageant Officials.The new venue in staging the pageant has been secured, and official announcement will be made within the week by the Host Community.By bringing the pageant home where the crown originated and into the midst of the excitement of the entertainment industry, it has added additional promotional packages connected with Hollywood Agencies to the new “Miss Country Western USA” and her Court.The Burbank based Pageant, to enhance the opportunities for contestants, has turned its focus on the best interests of all contestants.Special Southern California accommodations are being arranged for out of the area contestants while the field of participation is expected to increase. Continue reading

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The Self-Esteem Playlist | Psychology Today

Feeling down on yourself? Make a self-esteem playlist! It might sound silly, but music can have powerful effects on mood. Continue reading

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