Archives for January 10, 2018

Chip is Pet of the Week!

Five days before Christmas, this little guy was brought in to our shelter after being struck by a car in front of the Long Beach Fire Department. Leave it to our firefighters to make sure he got safely to Animal Care Services, where he got all the medical attention he needed for 100 percent recovery! The shelter staff named him Chip; he’s neutered, friendly and great with other dogs! Meet Chip at the shelter side of the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A601237.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford Com[anion Animal Village (the shelter side).

The LA ART SHOW Announces Kid Family Friendly, Interactive Programming by UCLA & More! January 11 – 14, 2018 The LA Art Show, Los Angeles’ Largest International Art Fair, Returns For 23rd Annual Showcase

Already the city’s largest international art fair, for its 23rd edition, the showcase is continuing its expansion into the global art market with a new partnership with The Museum of the Arts of Guadalajara. The fair will host even more international exhibitors than last year, with over 100 galleries from more than 18 countries with an emphasis on the Pacific Rim, including China and Japan, as well as France, the United Kingdom and Mexico.


Returning exhibitors so far include heavyweights Patrick Painter, Timothy Yarger, SM Fine Art and more. ROOTS, a section devoted to historical works, returns for the second year in a row with exhibitors such as MS Rau Antiques, Rehs Gallery and Maxwell Alexander, to name a few. Littletopia will return with the rising galleries of the contemporary lowbrow art scene. DESIGN LA will be a new addition to the show, focusing on functional art, modern furniture, accent decor, architectural objects, jewelry and more. Additional details will be announced as they are confirmed.


For the 2018 edition, the LA Art Show Show will continue the on-site programming debuted last year in partnership with SoCal art institutions such as LACMA, The Autry Museum of the American West, the Museum of Latin American Art and more. Special presentations confirmed so far include SM Fine Art’s Kim Tae-Ho showcase, Timothy Yarger’s exhibition of Cristobal Valecillos, Antuan Rodriguez’ “Left or Right” punching bags, and the sculptures of Lee Jae Hyo.


“There is a spotlight on Los Angeles today,” says LA Art Show producer and partner Kim Martindale. “It has become a center of excellence for the production and presentation of contemporary art. Last year, the Show expanded its civic role by providing a platform to some of Southern California’s largest art institutions. With the balance between museums and exhibitors established as our new base, this year we are redoubling our efforts to engage visitors with the wealth of world-class art being produced and presented all around the globe as well as here in Los Angeles.”


LA Art Show’s Opening Night Preview and Premiere Party, which will be held on January 10, 2018, will donate a portion of its ticket proceedings to a charitable organization. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is returning as this year’s beneficiary. Last year, the evening was attended by more than 7,000 VIPs and hosted by Emma Roberts.


Gallery submissions are currently being accepted. For more information please contact or call 310.822.9145.


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Credit: The LA Art Show.


The LA Art Show creates one of the largest international art fairs in the United States providing an exciting, immersive, insider art experience to sponsors, their select guests and VIP clients. The show attracts an elite roster of national and international galleries, acclaimed artists, highly regarded curators, architects, design professionals, along with discerning collectors. This innovative, exceptional cultural environment attracts executives and board members of Southern California businesses, state, county, and municipal government representatives, as well as leaders of the region’s cultural institutions. Attendees are trend setters, influencers and alpha consumers, who seek and demand the newest and the best in all areas of their lives—art, design, food, technology and travel being specific passion points.

Celebrate Chinese New Year! Eight Ways to Welcome The Year of The Dog In Beverly Hills

In February, the city of Beverly Hills will welcome guests with Chinese New Year celebrations that embrace Chinese culture and cater to its luxury-driven guests. We’re pleased to offer an overview of what the city has in store for the Year of the Dog, including a variety show at The Saban Theater on 2/11/18 and a host of hotel packages and amenities including “Tray of Togetherness” and “China Ready” teas, dim sum inspired desserts, Mandarin monogrammed pillows, Mandarin-speaking personal shoppers, Lai See (red envelope) welcome gifts, and more.


SPECIAL EVENT: Join the city of Beverly Hills at the Seventh Annual Chinese New Year Celebration variety show happening at 2p.m. on Sunday, February 11th at the Saban Theater. The Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau has partnered with the China International Culture Association (CICA) and the Beijing Association for Cultural Exchange (BACE) to celebrate the Year of the Dog with a special public performance featuring the “Charming Jing Jin Ji” variety show with live acrobatics, musical performances and more! Tickets will be available on January 5 and are $8 each plus handling fees. Please visit for more information.


HOTEL PACKAGES: Seven of the Beverly Hills’ leading hotels have prepared special offerings for visitors during the Chinese New Year celebration, including:


The Beverly Hilton is offering comforting amenities such as Chinese breakfast available either in its restaurant, Circa 55, or through In-Room Dining as well as a pair of the hotel’s custom slippers, a Chinese newspaper, tea and a traditional “Tray of Togetherness” filled with sugared fruits and sweets for a new year.


Guests can celebrate in the heart of the city at Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel with two tickets for a Starline Celebrity Home Tour in addition to its “China Ready” welcome tea amenity and lush hotel slippers for ultimate relaxation after an adventure-packed day in the city.


The Mosaic Hotel Beverly Hills, a luxury boutique hotel in the city, offers an overnight package that includes a special fortune cookie amenity each night, in addition to complimentary breakfast and Chinese staples like in-room tea and slippers.


Montage Beverly Hills entices its visitors with a Mandarin monogrammed pillow, a dim sum inspired dessert, a breakfast voucher valid for In-Room Dining or at one of its two restaurants, Georgie or The Rooftop Grill, that offer stunning views of the city as well as a traditional in-room Chinese tea set up.


At The Peninsula Beverly Hills, guests can enjoy a private consultation during the hotel’s afternoon tea service with a personal shopper, followed by a customized shopping experience guided by a Mandarin-speaking personal interpreter that will take guests to the city’s most sought-after boutiques.


The stunning Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills will whisk visitors to shops, restaurants and more with its chauffeured services included in its overnight package that also entails custom amenities and a curated shopping experience.


The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills unveiled its Lunar New Year package this year that includes a traditional Lai See (red envelope) with a surprise welcome gift from the hotel, a citrus fruit amenity that symbolizes wealth and luck in Chinese tradition as well as a Chinese tea turndown amenity for the first evening.


Please visit for additional information and reservations.

Credit:  City of Beverly Hills.    Photo: Chinese New Year Variety Show at the Saban Theater.

Slime Announces Next Generation Tire Sealant Kits

If you are like me…you dread getting a flat tire! I have to admit that it is one of the worst things! Luckily, it doesn’t happen too often…but what do you do? I like that this is a simple solution! I mean…we have enough to worry about, don’t we?! There’s no need to worry about a flat tire!

Slime, the nation’s leader in tire sealant technology is pleased to announce its technologically-advanced Next Generation Flat Tire Repair Kits.

“Being the tire repair industry leader, we want to make having to change a flat tire a thing of the past,” said Patrick Mallon, Slime Director of Marketing and Innovation. “Our sealant in the Flat Tire Repair Kits are OEM approved and are easy to use and get you from flat to fixed in a matter of minutes.  There is no more advanced tire repair kit on the market.”

Slime’s next generation of Flat Tire Repair Kits are fast and simple to use and do not require any tools or jack, thus eliminating any potential injuries and roadside hazards. The new Flat Tire Repair Kits use an easy four-step process to get your vehicle back on the road safely within minutes of a flat tire occurrence.

Features of Slime’s Next Gen Flat Tire Repair Kits include:

  • Simple 4-step process with step by step repair guide
  • Available in Standard or Digital versions
  • Refill cartridge available
  • Trusted technology
  • Sealant approved by leading OEMs
  • No need for jacks or tools
  • Tire sensor safe
  • Repair and fully inflate a flat tire in minutes
  • Standard series retails for $39.99
  • Digital Series retails for $49.99
  • Refill Cartridge retails for $12.99

For more information on Slime Next Gen Flat Tire Repair Kits, please visit:

About Slime: Slime was founded in 1989, in a garage in central California, close to numerous mountain biking trails that created a high demand for “the green slimy stuff” to repair tires.  Since then, Slime has grown into a company that exports its products to 36 countries and is the leader in tire sealant and tire repair technology. Since our founding, we have been committed to manufacturing a product that is safe for our customers and the environment.  For further information please call Slime at 1-888-45-SLIME.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. I have not yet had to use the product but feel confident that this will help when I do get a flat tire.