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Yvonne in LA

Blogging. What’s That Again?

After years of talking about it, I’ve finally switched over from Blogger to WordPress. I finally have category pages so… Continue reading »

Yvonne in LA

Resolution Shmezolution: I’m Just Trying to Get Through the Day

Uggh. Everywhere I go people are talking about their New Year’s resolutions. It was even a homework assignment in my… Continue reading »

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PBS Winter Press Tour: My Chat with Ray Suarez

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend the PBS Winterpress tour in Pasadena. The highlight for me was a panel… Continue reading »

Piece from We Art the 99 percent at the Latino Museum in Downtown Los Angeles

We Art the 99%, Celiac Disease, and Happy Endings

Things have been very busy over at where I am editor and cofounder. I haven’t been posting as much… Continue reading »

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Tedx Women – A Call to Action

This post first appeared on Technorati Women  Shamila Kohestani was trapped in her house for years. She couldn’t read a book… Continue reading »

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The Plastic Surgeon: Part 2

This is the second of a 2-part post. Part 1 was published Oct. 19. “That settles that. There’s no chance… Continue reading »

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The Plastic Surgeon: Part 1

The surgeon walked in the door looking like he’d just come from pumping iron in the hot sun. His rolled… Continue reading »

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Disneyland: Still Magical

When I was a kid we did the same thing every summer. We got in the car and drove from… Continue reading »

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Today I wanted to tell you about a new website called MomsLA. It was founded by Me, Elise of Elise’s… Continue reading »

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Life After Haiti

One year ago today, my friend Lorraine got some terrible news. The girl she was trying to adopt from Haiti… Continue reading »

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Heart of Haiti

Last year’s earthquake in Haiti took the lives of more than 200,000 people. It’s an unimaginable catastrophe and its aftermath… Continue reading »

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Tragedy in Tucson

Saturday morning I was working on a post about Arizona’s new law that makes it illegal to teach Mexican-American studies… Continue reading »

Yvonne in LA

Beyond Shelter Cancels Adopt-A-Family Program

A few years ago some friends and I adopted a family for the holidays from the organization Beyond Shelter. Each… Continue reading »