Wolf Connection

Driving through scenic stretches of Angeles National Highway an hour north of Los Angeles, a sign appears. It points drivers in the direction of the remote Aliso Canyon. Down a dirt driveway, one arrives at a small cabin. It's only the photos on the wall that might give away the hosts of this remotely beautiful destination. Until we step outside and hear the howling. Within seconds, the cry of one ...

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An Attitude of Gratitude

The holiday season allows us to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. During this season of family gatherings, celebration and gratitude, also consider ways to give back. Donate time and resources to spread some joy into the lives of others. Think of it as an attitude of gratitude. Thanksgiving and beyond We are big fans of the work being done with LA Mission Thanksgiving. The celebration fed hundreds of people ...

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Celebrities Who Give Back

These celebrities who give back raise millions, putting their star power—and sometimes their wallets—to good use. The oft cited maxim “to whom much is given, much is expected” doesn’t always hold true when it comes to celebs and charitable work. However, some stars align their names and fame to meaningful causes. They are a driving force, from  vocal advocacy for change to giving millions to those in need. Here’s a look ...

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Urban Community Gardens

According to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Los Angeles is home to a bustling economy with one of the largest populations in the United States. Yet 1.4 million people (14 percent of our county’s residents) experience food insecurity. With thousands of empty plots of land sitting vacant and unused, how can this be? Thankfully, several L.A.-based organizations are working hard to turn food deserts into urban community gardens. As ...

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Pampered Parties

A glam tent company created out of love gives back to those in need. There are three things that Trish Healy has known for as long as she can remember: She wanted to be a parent, giving back would be a lifelong driving force, and she has an keen eye for beautiful  things. What she could not have imagined years later was that these factors would be intertwined as the anchors ...

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Front-Row Philanthropy

The Geffen Playhouse Los Angeles has long been the capital of entertainment, the gold standard destination for film, television and music. But over the past decade, L.A. has emerged as the hotbed of another important medium of art and creativity: theater. To be present for the premieres of new and exciting plays, one used to have to hop on a plane and head to Broadway. But no more. It’s happening here ...

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Five Ways Your Honeymoon Can Support Worthy Causes

“For it is in the giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi After a couple announces their engagement, they spend the months before their wedding being showered with love, good wishes, happiness and excitement. Between engagement parties, showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, the rehearsal dinner, and the actual wedding, the couple’s proverbial champagne flutes will be full to the brim with appreciation. In the spirit of this gratitude, many ...

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