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Markos Geneti and Buzunesh Deba Set Records at The 26th Annual Honda LA Marathon

March 22, 2011 by  
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26th Annual LA Marathon 2011On March 22, 2011 LA Marathon LLC announced that a first-time marathoner and a 400-pound sumo wrestler highlighted a stunning 26th Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss with a pair of spectacular performances. Theirs were only two of nearly 20,000 amazing stories on a wet and wild race-day.
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Marathon rookie Markos Geneti of Ethiopia, known primarily for his exploits on the track, broke away from a bunched field in the middle miles and elevated the race to world-class status with a sensational new race record of 2:06:35, the second-fastest time in the world in 2011. He shattered the previous race record of 2:08:24 by almost two minutes, and before catching a stomach cramp in the 21st mile, was on pace to run 2:04:49, which would have been the fastest debut marathon ever and the fastest marathon ever run in the United States. As it was, his 2:06:35 final time is the 14th-fastest marathon ever run in North America.

Kenya’s Nicholas Kamakya was the only one close to Geneti in the last half of the race, and finished second in 2:09:26, with countryman Laban Moiben third (2:13:12) and two-time defending champion Wesley Korir fourth in 2:13:23.

Geneti’s feat was all the more remarkable due to the conditions, with heavy rain throughout most of the race and gusting winds, which peaked near 60 miles per hour in the afternoon. Geneti took home the first-place prize of $25,000 plus a Honda EX Insight sedan, as well as $100,000 for winning the unique L.A. Marathon Challenge, finishing ahead of women’s winner Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia by two minutes and 56 seconds after starting with a 17:03 handicap.
TO MALE RUNNERS:                                   TOP FEMALE RUNNERS:
Markos Geneti 02:06:35 (1st Place)           Buzunesh Deba 02:26:34 (1st Place)
Nicholas Kamakya 02:09:26                        Amy Hastings 02:27:03
Laban Moiben 02:13:12                                Mare Dibaba 02:30:25
Wesley Korir 02:13:23                                  Diane Nukuri 02:33:47
Jason Gutierrez 02:13:24                            Iuliia Arkhipova 02:33:55

Deba posted her seventh marathon win in nine tries and ran a personal best by 50 seconds in 2:26:34, the ninth-fastest women’s performance in race history. She broke away from American Amy Hastings, also making her marathon debut, in the final three miles. For her part, Hastings became the eighth-fastest American woman ever to run the marathon in 2:27:03, the third-fastest mark ever posted by an American woman running a first marathon. Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba finished third in 2:30:25.
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But the elites were only a small part of the story on a brutal day for running, but during which an astonishing 97.0% of all those who started the race (20,537) actually finished. Temperatures ranged from 50-55 degrees during the day, with heavy rain and wind, especially near the finish in Santa Monica. Incredibly, the average finishing time in 2011 was 5:16:33, more than eight minutes faster than the weather-perfect 2010 edition (5:24:37), the first run on the Stadium to the Sea course. The new race-tracking system that sent intermediate and finishing times via text message, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, used for the first time at a major marathon, distributed 153,460 messages during the race with nearly instantaneous delivery.

Among the finishers was American sumo champion Kelly Gneiting, who will submit his race results and supporting documentation to the Guinness World Records office for certification as the “heaviest person to complete a marathon.” He jogged and walked the course in 9:48:52, finishing in 19,626th place out of a preliminary total of 19,928 finishers, and cut more than two hours off of his 2008 marathon time of 11:52:11. He weighed in at 400.0 pounds at the start and 396.2 pounds at the finish.

“The people of Los Angeles are amazing,” he said afterwards. “There was lots of honking and yelling, ‘Go, you’re almost there’ by both marathoners and spectators.” Asked before the race why he was doing this, he said “I love the thought of showcasing what a 400-pound person can do; you don’t need to let that stop you from accomplishing anything.”

Also setting a personal best was Joe D’Amico of Palatine, Illinois, who “trained” for the event for the last 30 days prior to the race by eating all of his meals at McDonald’s, and raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. He finished 28th overall in 2:36:14, shaving 40 seconds off his old best from last year’s Twin Cities Marathon in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Charitable contributions made in conjunction with the race also set a new record, with $2.15 million already collected and more continuing to be received. Contributions can be made through March 31 via www.Crowdrise.com to any of the race’s 68 affiliated charitable organizations.

“The 2011 edition of the Honda LA Marathon was one for the record books,” said LA MARATHON LLC chief operating officer Nick Curl. He continue “Our runners, from Markos Geneti to Kelly Gneiting to everyone in between, would not be stopped by very challenging conditions, overcoming both the distance and the weather. They are all to be congratulated.”

“We are also very proud of our volunteers who worked a long day in the rain and cold, and of the public safety and transportation departments from Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Veterans Administration and Santa Monica, who were outstanding. Their professionalism, flexibility and rapid response made sure that our runners were just as well cared for after the race as they were on the course.” Mr. Curl concluded.

The 2012 Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, 2012.
About LA Marathon LLC:
They inspire athletes and connect communities. With thousands of volunteers, tens of thousands of participants and hundreds of thousands of spectators, the Honda Los Angeles Marathon presented by K-Swiss is one of the largest organized road races in the country. For more information, visit www.lamarathon.com.
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Photos Courtesy and (C) 2011 By Francois Palais for Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

Editor’s Note: Special Thank you to Francois Palais for covering our event on a wet and wild day at LA Marathon 2011.

21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards

March 3, 2011 by  
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21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar AwardsWhile actors, actresses and directors were in line for the red carpet photos and interviews at the 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards in Beverly Hills, CA and The 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA actors, actresses, directors, agents, publicists and media from all over the world were witnessing the Oscar Awards at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences pre-telecast and then later award show broadcast live by the ABC Television Network in Hollywood, CA.

The 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards sponsored by Richard Mille was held on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom from 4:00 pm.
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Some of the celebrities and personalities the attended the the 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala event were Kate Linder, Dennis Haysbert, Doris Roberts, Natasha Alam, Quinton Aaron, Gloria Allred, Maria Conchita Alonso, Bai Ling, Sofia Milos, Carla Ortiz, Jaimie Hilfiger, Jenna Jameson, Jennifer Tapiero, Marina Pahomova, Gisele Rebeiro, Tamara Henry and many more.

The event publicist was Edward Lozzi & Associates PR from Beverly Hills, CA.

Photos (C) 2011 & Courtesy of Daniela Hubbard from PRPhotos.com & Daniela Hubbard Photography  for Diversity News Magazine & LA County Events Examiner. (C) 2011 By Diversity News Publications.

2011 Honda Los Angeles Marathon presented by K‐Swiss on March 20th

February 6, 2011 by  
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LA Marathon 2011The 26th running of the Honda LA Marathon presented by K‐Swiss will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2011 on the nation’s most dramatic marathon course, from Dodger Stadium to the Pacific Ocean.
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A visit to Los Angeles often includes landmarks such as Dodger Stadium, Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and the beaches in Santa Monica for a dip in the Pacific Ocean.
Imagine seeing them all . . . without a single car in front of you! It’s possible only for participants in the 26th Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss on March 20, 2011.

“The morning was perfect,” said 2010 runner-up Richard Limo of Kenya, who made his firstever visit to Los Angeles for the race last year. “The run to the sea was great. Mile 24 [on San Vicente Boulevard] was a great place to see balloons and flowers and the breeze from the ocean was really great.”
Although the race has been among the top-ten marathons in the world since its inception in 1986, the new Stadium to the Sea course – from Dodger Stadium to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica – helped to set a new record of 26,054 registrants for the 2010 race. And registrations are coming in briskly for 2011.
“There will be no race-day registration for the Honda LA Marathon in 2011,” noted LA MARATHON LLC Chief Operating Officer Nick Curl. “We had to cut off registration early last year and we’re asking people to register now and not be disappointed at the last minute.”
Race registration is easy and takes only minutes on the race Web site, www.LAMarathon.com.

Out-of-town runners are being welcomed with excellent hotel options, either close to the start in downtown Los Angeles, or close to the finish in Santa Monica, Venice and Marina del Rey, beginning at $99 per night (plus applicable taxes). A menu of five downtown hotels and 18 Santa Monica-area properties is available through the “Travel” section of the Marathon Web
site, with full details on pricing and complimentary raceday transportation options from both areas to the start at Dodger Stadium, and from the finish in Santa Monica back to the official downtown hotels.
All runners receive a specially-prepared “technical shirt” for raceday, with a specially-struck commemorative medal waiting at the finish line, and a finisher’s certificate which can be retrieved electronically after the race results are certified.
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Looking back on the record-setting 2010 race, many of the runners agreed with women’s runner-up Teyba Naser of Ethiopia that “I enjoyed the course, especially the scene as we approached the finish area at the beach.” The same excitement awaits those who register in time to be included in the 2011 edition on March 20.

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Please note that the times shown are tentative and subject to change.
18 March Friday Honda LA Marathon Expo @ Dodger Stadium 10:00 a.m.‐8:00 p.m.
19 March Saturday LA 5K @ Dodger Stadium 8:00 a.m.
19 March Saturday KiDSMARATHON @ Dodger Stadium 8:30 a.m.
19 March Saturday Honda LA Marathon Expo @ Dodger Stadium 9:00 a.m.‐6:00 p.m.
20 March Sunday Honda LA Marathon XXVI ~7:00 a.m.
• Elite field:
A world‐class field of men and women will vie for a prize purse of $256,200 in the 2011 race, including a $100,000 bonus for the winner of the unique Honda LA Marathon Challenge for the first runner – male or female – to cross the finish line (the women will start with a handicap of several minutes):
1st place: Men & Women: $25,000 plus a new Honda Insight EX sedan
with Navigation (MSRP of $23,100).
2nd place: Men & Women: $12,500.
3rd place: Men & Women: $10,000.
4th place: Men & Women: $ 5,000.
5th place: Men & Women: $ 2,500.
Challenge Bonus:
$100,000 for the first runner to finish!
Kenyan men have won this race 12 years in a row, with Wesley Korir as the two‐time defending champion; Kenyan Edna Kiplagat’s win in 2010 broke a streak of five straight wins by Russian women. Kiplagat won the Challenge; women have won it four of the seven times it has been held.
The race records are 2:08:24 for men (Wesley Korir of Kenya in 2009) and 2:25:39 for women  (Tatiana Petrova of Russia in 2009).


We inspire athletes and connect communities. With thousands of volunteers, tens of thousands of participants, and hundreds of thousands of spectators, the Honda Los Angeles Marathon presented by K-Swiss is one of the largest organized road races in the country. For more information, visit www.lamarathon.com.


Editor’s Note: Photos courtesy & (C) By LA Marathoon LLC
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U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker Struck Proposition 8 Down, but Marriage Still On Hold

August 4, 2010 by  
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The controversial Proposition 8 was overturned on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 by U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker who ruled Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.

 Proposition 8 was passed on November 4, 2008 by CA Voters with 52.1% againts 47.9% with 94.6% precincts.

“It has been over five years since I voted to place same-sex marriage in the Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform when I was a delegate at the Democratic Convention. Today’s decision by Judge Walker of the Federal District Court to overturn Proposition 8 now indicates that we are on the verge of having marriage equality from coast to coast. Though there is a long road ahead of us to the U.S. Supreme Court, this ruling is an important win for the families involved, the entire LGBT community, and for all of those who sacrificed their time, energy, and even their lives to promote a nation where everyone can be treated equally under the law. This rally in West Hollywood today has been an exhilarating event and I am proud to be in the company of so many who have done so much for the LGBT community.” said Dr. John Carvalho, Political Action Committee, Human Rights Campaign.
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Court documents states “Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that oppositesex couples are superior to same-sex couples. Because California has no interest in discriminating against gay men and lesbians, and because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis, the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.
Plaintiffs have demonstrated by overwhelming evidence that Proposition 8 violates their due process and equal protection rights and that they will continue to suffer these constitutional violations until state officials cease enforcement of Proposition 8. California is able to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as it has already issued 18,000 marriage licenses to samesex couples and has not suffered any demonstrated harm as a result, see FF 64-66; moreover, California officials have chosen not to defend Proposition 8 in these proceedings.

Because Proposition 8 is unconstitutional under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses, the court orders entry of judgment permanently enjoining its enforcement; prohibiting the official defendants from applying or enforcing Proposition 8 and directing the official defendants that all persons under their control or supervision shall not apply or enforce Proposition 8.”
The clerk is DIRECTED to enter judgment without bond in favor of plaintiffs and plaintiff-intervenors and against defendants and defendant-intervenors pursuant to FRCP 58.
IT IS SO ORDERED. VAUGHN R WALKER, United States District Chief Judge.

Please click to view the originals Proposition 8 Ruling Documents

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Also click to view the Temporary Ruling Document from the Judge.

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An Evening of PRIDE with 2010 LA PRIDE Parade Grand Marshals, Sharon & Kelly Osbourne

June 10, 2010 by  
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Sharon OsbourneOn Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Christopher Street West (CSW) held An Evening of PRIDE with 2010 LA PRIDE Parade Grand Marshals, Sharon & Kelly Osbourne.

The event was held from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at at Eleven Night Club & Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA.

Sharon Osbourne walked the red carpet and got interviewed by media outlets (Kelly Osbourne did not make it to the event). Also recording artist Taylor Dayne make an appearance to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of LA PRIDE.

CSW 2010 Honorees are Jane Velez-Mitchell – Person of the Year Award, Nadia Sutton – Morris Kight Lifetime Achievement Award, Best in Drag Show – CSW Special Community Award, HONOR PAC – CSW Special Community Award, Guy Baldwin – Berman/Schaffer Award, Bamby Salcedo – Connie Norman Award, Ari Ruiz – Outstanding Youth Leader Award, Sheryl Lee Ralph – George Moscone Award, Reverend Dr. Neil G. Thomas – Harvey Milk Award, West Coast Singers – Pat Parker Arts Award, D.I.V.A. – Torie Osborn / Dick Michaels Media Award and M·A·C Cosmetics – The Sheldon Andelson Award.

About Christopher Street West:
A non-profit organization, Christopher Street West, is a leading partner in the advancement of rights and equality for the LGBT community. Led by professionally-driven, volunteer-based board members, Christopher Street West produces one of the largest Pride Celebrations in the United States with an expanding global presence reaching millions of people every year. For more information about the LA PRIDE Parade and Festival visit http://www.lapride.org

Editor’s Note: Photos  courtesy of Daniela Hubbard, Diversity News and for Examiner.com You can contact Daniela at danielahubbard@gmail.com (C) 2010 Diversity News Publications

West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman hosts CSW 40th LA PRIDE Kick-Off Celebration

June 3, 2010 by  
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CSW LA PRIDE 2010, Los Angeles Pride Month, LA PRIDEWith the sky high views from the roof top of the London West Hollywood Hotel, CSW LA PRIDE held the official kick-off party celebration of LA PRIDE 2010 hosted by West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman on June 2, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Momma opened the night by welcoming every one to the event and then she introduced West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman. The Mayor of West Hollywood acknowledged key people at the event. Also The Mayor of Manhattan Beach Mitch Ward spoke at CSW LA PRIDE 2010. To end the event Rodney Scott, CSW LA PRIDE 2010 President & Board of Directors thanked everyone at the event and provided PRIDE events and news information. He encouraged them to subscribe to the CSW PRIDE newsletter and become fans of their social media network Facebook.

Some of the CSW Board of Directors, volunteers, politicians, non profit leaders, CSW 2010 Pride honorees and celebrities present were Worthie Meacham aka Momma, West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman, Manhattan Beach Mayor Mitch Ward, Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin, Sierra Madre Mayor Joseph Mosca, Irwindale Mayor H. Manuel Ortiz, West Hollywood Council Abbe Land, Sunnie Rose Berger, James Flood, Chris Bradshaw, Brian Putnam, Sam Borelli, Jeffrey Prang, CSW Publicist Stefanie Lees, CSW LA PRIDE 2010 President & Board of Directors Rodney Scott, CSW Board of Directors Jason Roundy,CSW Board of Directors Karina Samala, Ari Ruiz, Bamby Salcedo, Rev. Dr. Neil G. Thomas and Nelson Melegrito. Also recording artist Taylor Dayne attended the event. She was introduced by Claudette Sexy DJ who played the music for the evening.

“The West Hollywood Mayor’s Reception on the Rooftop of the London Hotel was a fantastic kick off to the 40th Anniversary of LA PRIDE and we couldn’t be more pleased with the turn-out.” said Stefanie Lees, CSW Publicist. Ms. Lees concluded “LA PRIDE is open to all citizens. Please join us for this milestone celebration.”

CSW LA PRIDE received three proclamations from the following Mayors from City of Redondo Beach Mike Gin, City of Sierra Madre Joseph Mosca and City of Irwindale H. Manuel Ortiz.
“I think the event was flawless! A perfect and classy way to launch CSW Pride and the 40th Anniversary. I know the CSW team has worked hard at this and all the other Pride events and I’m more than certain none will disappoint!” said Sunnie Rose Berger, The Life Group LA Executive Director.

The West Hollywood London Hotel provided a variety of cocktails and included some food bites for every one. Per CSW Publicist there were over 300 people in attendance. Napster, LLC

The 40th Anniversary of LA PRIDE will be held in the city of West Hollywood from June 11 through June 13, 2010.

About Christopher Street West:
A non-profit organization, Christopher Street West, is a leading partner in the advancement of rights and equality for the LGBT community. Led by professionally-driven, volunteer-based board members, Christopher Street West produces one of the largest Pride Celebrations in the United States with an expanding global presence reaching millions of people every year. For more information about the LA PRIDE Parade and Festival visit http://www.lapride.org
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Editor’s Note: Story was proof read by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com
Some photos courtesy of Sunnie Rose Berger and a special thank you to publicist Stefanie Less. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
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Pamela Anderson makes her all-vegan Milkshake at celebrity hot spot Millions of Milkshakes

April 13, 2010 by  
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pamelaandersonDancing With The Stars, BayWatch TV Show actress and animal lover Pamela Anderson took the time to create her own all-vegan milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) representatives joined Pamela in hope to raise awareness for animals.

A source tells Diversity News, a consumer news magazine, that the lady with red hair and a child wearing an animal vest is a long time friend of Pam’s and they lost contact for years, but this friend found about the event and came to meet and surprise the actress.

Pamela walked to Millions of Milkshakes, and stopped for the big media frenzy where representatives and fans took photos of her. Then she went inside the store and made her shake. Later, Pamela came out and signed authographs for her loyal fans that waited for hours.

The event was held at Million of Milkshakes On Friday, April 9, 2010 from 3pm to 5pm. Pamela’s Anderson vegan shake consisted of a non-dairy soy base, pineapple, coconut, banana and peaches.

The owner/founder and CEO of Millions of Milkshakes is Sheeraz Hasan, who also owns Hollywood.TV. Millions of Milkshakes is located at 8910 Santa Monica Boulevard., West Hollywood, California 90069 and is open from 12:00 noon to 3:00 am.

The event was held in collaboration with the PETA organization and it was coordinated by Devon Guzzie and Eric Zuley from Gith Public Relations. http://www.githpr.com

About PETA’s Mission Statement:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.

About Millions of Milkshakes:
Millions of Milkshakes is a family place, where every teenager wants to be seen and where you can’t get your children to leave because everyone loves the experience. You design your own perfect milkshake with over 50 delicious toppings to choose from. Millions of Milkshakes was opened in October 2008. For more information visit http://www.millionsofmilkshakes.com

Sources: DiversityNewsPublications.com, MillionsofMilkshakes.com & Millionsofmilkshakes.blogspot.com

Editor’s Note: Story was proof read by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com
Photos courtesy of Jeff Knight Photography. You can contact Jeff at jeff@jeffknightphotography.com for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
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2010 Christopher Street West to present the 40th Anniversary of LA PRIDE

April 10, 2010 by  
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cswlapride2010On April 6, 2010 Christopher Street West producer of LGBT Pride announced the they will presents the 40th Anniversary of LA PRIDE to be held in the City of West Hollywood on June 11 through June 13, 2010.

The LA Pride consists of LA Pride Festival, LA Pride Parade, Pride Days during the month of June and Dyke March. “PRIDE 365: Power. Passion. Purpose.” is the organization vision. The LA Pride Festival features live entertainment, including DJ’s playing at various pavilions stages. Local community vendors, exhibitors and other non-profit organizations takes the opportunity to provide a diverse mix of food, drinks, education, awareness and fun. LA Pride features: Circuit, Dance, Country, Latin, Rhythm & Soul Dance pavilions, including Erotic City, Community Village & Children’s Garden. The Festival will open on June 12 from 12:00 noon until 11:00 p.m and on June 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Last year LA PRIDE Main Stage show performances were held on Saturday, June 13, 2009 by Deborah Cox, Fantasia, Erika Jayne and Debby Holiday and on Sunday, June 14, 2009 the line up were Expose, Blake Lewis and Terri Nunn and Berlin. Both days were hosted by Billy Masters & Momma.

Also last year some of the speakers at the press conference were West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Christopher Street West Board President Rodney Scott, Actress Kate Del Castillo, and Kristal Vick, People of Faith Standing Up for Equality.

The Festival admission, cost is $20.00 per day or if buy in advance at www.lapride.org is $15.00 ticket which includes access to all entertainment venues. The event organizers expect around 400.000 people. The first LGBT Pride Parade was held on June 28, 1970 in Los Angeles. The Parade starts at Crescent Heights Blvd an runs along Santa Monica Blvd to Robertson Blvd and is held on Sunday from at 11:00 am. Also the Parade is broadcast live via www.lapride.org/webcast

About Christopher Street West:
Is a non-profit organization, Christopher Street West, is a leading partner in the advancement of rights and equality of the LGBT community. Led by professionally-driven, volunteer-based board members, Christopher Street West produces one of the largest Pride Celebrations in the United States with an expanding global presence reaching millions of people every year. For more information about the LA PRIDE Parade and Festival visit http://www.lapride.org

Source: http://www.diversitynewspublications.com
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Actress Stephanie Pratt from MTV show The Hills makes her new Milk Shake at Millions of Milkshakes

January 18, 2010 by  
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stephanieprattActress Stephanie Pratt from MTV show The Hills makes her Milk Shake at the popular Celebrity Store Millions of Milkshakes on 01-09-2010.

Her shake name is “Steph’s Slumber Party” Shake a.k.a “The Comatose” Millions of Milkshakes is located at 8910 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069. Also Actor Martin Klebba and Roddy Piper daughter make their own MilkShakes.

Per representative of WTV Networks and GLOBAL INDEPENDENT TALENT HELP (Gith Public Relations) more then 200 fans including media show up to Stephanie Pratt milkshare event.

Per representatives of Gith there purpose and mission are to a full service public relations firm that caters to the needs of individual and business clientele. From coordinating publicity campaigns and press tours and overseeing all media interviews to fostering client relations with charitable organizations, we help our clients reach their target audiences. We orchestrate premieres, release parties, photo shoots, award shows, celebrity events and the launches of high-end night clubs, upscale restaurants, lounges, fashion lines and product promotions. By bridging the gap between the media and the general public, we excel at making every event a success. We recognize the importance of image, and that is why we offer to arrange travel, make-up and styling for our clients. Gith PR ensures that each client gets the right media to tell the right story to the right people.

Sources: Gith, MillionsofMilkShakes.com & DiversityNewsPublications.Com

Danicar Bergancia is the winner of Los Angeles Local Celebrity Singing Competition

November 17, 2009 by  
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WinnerOn Sunday, November 15, 2009 six contestants competed to win at Los Angeles Local Celebrity singing competion. The event was produced by California Talent agency and it was held from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Eleven Restaurant & Night Club in West Hollywood, CA.

The event judges were international dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer, Arnold G, recording artist, songwriter and performer Fawn and singer and songwriter Kris Searle.

“I feel great, it is a great experience and it shows the local community that there is talent everywhere in this city.” Said Danicar Bergancia of Long Beach, CA and the winner of LA’s Local Celebrity singing competition. She concluded “I wanted to take a chance and see if I can accomplish winning the competition and see if my talent can get me further on this industry.”

Los Angeles Local Celebrity Singing Competition contestants were Thallon Rose, Ivan Estrada, Adrian Reyes, Danicar Bergancia, Dil Reyes and Vanessa Simon. November 15, 2009 winner is Danicar Bergancia and she was selected by the majority support from audience fans.

The winner of this contest received $200.00 cash, also will have the opportunity to open up the 10 week competition starting after the New Year.

Event organizers hope to do it again and will be held auditions on 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19, 2009 from 2 pm to 4 pm outside on the Club Eleven patio. Contentants must bring a headshot or photo and must have at least 2 songs ready to sing acapella. The competition will begin on 1/17/2010 and more info will be available via the Eleven Club website and California Talent agency at http://www.eleven.la & http://www.caltalent.net

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