Simms

10 Dec 18
Jack Wright's Blog

Is conflict between Britain and the European Union inevitable? Brendan Simms, author and founder of a political organisation with intellectual backing from Tory politicians, thinks so, and explains why Britain cannot buckle and allow the European Union to dictate the terms of the post-Brexit peace  You may not know of Brendan Simms. But you should.  […]

10 Dec 18
Free Gas For Your Think Tank (A blog to jog your mind and unclog your heart . . .)

If you don’t learn how to grow happiness inside of your heart, you won’t find it anywhere you go and nothing you get can produce it. Life goes better when you go better! Don’t just say the same. Improve your conversation with positive, uplifting, life-enhancing words.  When you want to do what’s right, go for it. […]

10 Dec 18
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  The Adult Book Club at San Fernando Library meets on Dec. 12. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 10. The group meets every Monday. Wendy’s Restaurant, 22611 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Email: wingsoverwendys@outlook.com. Ed, 818-421-8946. www.wingsoverwendys.com Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Sherman Oaks Elementary School, auditorium, 14780 Dickens St. 818-503-2399. www.shermanoaksnc.org Wings Over Wendy’s: The veterans group’s second get-together of the week, 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 11. The group meets every Tuesday. Tarzana Community & Cultural Center, 19130 Ventura Blvd. Email: wingsoverwendys@outlook.com. Ed, 818-421-8946. Friends of the Platt Library: A representative from LA Opera discusses the upcoming production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel,” 6:15 p.m. Dec. 11. Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386. Northridge West Neighborhood Council: Holiday board meeting and dinner, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 11. Reservations requested. Northridge Christian Church, 18901 Chatsworth St. 818-697-0639. northridgewest.org Winnetka Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Winnetka Convention Center, 20122 Vanowen St. www.winnetkanc.com Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology: Drs. Karim Chamie, Alexandra Drakaki and Allan Pantuck discuss “Advances in Bladder and Kidney Cancers,” 7-9 p.m. Dec. 11.  Free. Parking $12. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Auditorium (Room B130), 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles. 310-794-6644. www.simmsmanncenter.ucla.edu Book Club for Adults at San Fernando Library: Discusses “Siracusa” by Delia Ephron, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. 217 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando. 818-365-6928. lacountylibrary.org/san-fernando-library Pacoima Library Book Club: Discusses “Rain of Gold” by Victor Villaseñor, 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Pacoima Branch Library, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd. 818-899-5203. bit.ly/2Upujld Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. North Valley City Hall, 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. 818-951-7411. www.stnc.org Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. American Legion Hall, 5320 Fallbrook Ave. 818-639-9444. whcouncil.org Van Nuys Neighborhood Council: 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Marvin Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. 818-533-8662. www.vnnc.org Woolsey Fire Town Halls: Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl hosts two gatherings on two dates and venues to answer questions that have arisen following the fire plus resource information: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 (King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas), and, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 16 (Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu). www.lacounty.gov/lacountyrecovers California Retired Teachers’ Association: Discussion on pension matters, 10 a.m. Dec. 14. Lunch follows the meeting, call for cost and reservations. Northridge Woman’s Club, 18401 Lassen St. Nancy, 818-371-8013. Canoga Park Women’s Club Bingo Night: Enjoy the games and spaghetti dinner, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14. Admission $20 includes 10 games and dinner. Additional game books, $5; extra charge for beverage. Reservations required. 7401 Jordan Ave. Cindy, 818-767-3428. Email: keelstux@hotmail.com. 21 Collections – Rockhound Treasures and Adventures: Emmy Lam discusses how to identify fossils, minerals and  attendees may touch the specimens and try out a metal detector following the presentation, 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd. 818-226-0017. bit.ly/2zPdkQJ Adult Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “The Heart’s Invisible Furies” by John Boyne, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. bit.ly/2EaTP7Q Novels at Night Book Club at Westlake Village Library: Discusses “The Death of Mrs. Westaway” by Ruth Ware, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. 31220 Oak Crest Drive. 818-865-9230. bit.ly/2L1ZzSP 20/30 Somethings Book Club at Agoura Hills Library: Discusses “Maeve in America” by Maeve Higgins, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Book club is for adults in their 20s and 30s. 29901 Ladyface Court. 818-889-2278. bit.ly/2yyzczc National Alliance on Mental Illness-San Fernando Valley: Kim Bunnell, from the San Fernando and Santa Clarita affiliate, discusses a change from affiliate to chapter and other local matters, 7-8:45 p.m. Dec. 19. 14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 818-994-6747. www.namisfv.org Contemporary Literature Book Club at Woodland Hills Branch Library: Discusses “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd. 818-226-0017. bit.ly/2UrAo0C NoHo Book Club: Discusses “Silas Marner” by George Eliot, 4-5 p.m. Dec. 22. North Hollywood Regional Branch Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave. 818-766-7185. bit.ly/2Ekhjs5 Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library Book Club: Discusses “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation” by Michael Pollan, 2-3 p.m. Dec. 29. 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. 818-352-4481. bit.ly/2Potmpr   ONGOING   Alliance of Relative Caregivers: The group offers free support groups and related services for relative caregivers in the San Fernando Valley. Sylvie de Toledo, 818-789-1177 (sylviedetoledo@gmail.com); Pam Meeker, 818-203-2763 (pmsmom61@aol.com). allianceofrelativecaregivers.org World Literature Through the Short Story: Susan Mahler leads two classes at two times and venues on Mondays: 10 a.m.-noon (West Valley Regional Branch Library, 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda) and 2-4 p.m. (Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd.). Classes repeat on Mondays except for holidays. 310-455-2781. www.lapl.org Rotary Club of Woodland Hills: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays (except check website for last Wednesday of the month for time and location). Check website for scheduled speakers Cost $20 lunch. Dress code: no denim. Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. 818-754-4743. www.whrotary.org Rotary Club of Granada Hills: 12:10 p.m. Thursdays. Call for cost of lunch. Porter Valley Country Club, 19216 Singing Hills Drive. 818-408-6007. www.granadahillsrotary.com Magnolia Park Optimist Club: Meets 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month. Burbank Elks Lodge, 2232 N. Hollywood Way. 818-845-7949. www.optimist.org/ClubDetail.cfm?club=14530 Send information at least two weeks in advance to holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]  
10 Dec 18
Cemetery Dance Online

The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice by Deborah Vadas Levison WildBlue Press (June 2018) 358 pages; $12.99 paperback; $6.99 e-book Reviewed by Dave Simms There are true crime stories and then there are books that delve so much deeper that they embed themselves under the skin and burrow into the psyche. The Crate […]

10 Dec 18
Cemetery Dance Online

It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life edited by Eugene Johnson Crystal Lake Publishing (December 14, 2018) 280 pages; $3.99 e-book Reviewed by Dave Simms There are books on writing that inspire, ones that feed the muse, ones that teach, but rarely has there been one that encompasses all three aspects that result in a must-read, must-have companion […]

10 Dec 18
www.actvets.cc

Hello Vets, In this week’s Bleat; Christmas Wheel Race From the Desk of the Handicapper Racing this Week Race Reports Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc Ian Morton Christmas Wheel Race Roll up! Roll Up! The Crit races due to be held on December 18th marks our Christmas Wheel Race. Catering will be provided and […]

10 Dec 18
Trendy Craze

Supplied footage obtained December 10, 2018 of ACCC Chair Rod Simms speaking to media in Sydney about a preliminary report into Google and Facebook and the need for more consumer protections. Simms details how consumer’s data might be protected by strengthening privacy laws. The watchdog has recommended that a new or existing regulatory authority be […]

10 Dec 18
Trendy Craze

Supplied footage obtained December 10, 2018 of ACCC Chair Rod Simms speaking to media in Sydney about a preliminary report into Google and Facebook which recommends an ombudsman and a regulator for the industry. Simms details how the regulator would work but suggests further discussion around funding. The watchdog has recommended that a new or […]

10 Dec 18
Trendy Craze

Supplied footage obtained December 10, 2018 of ACCC Chair Rod Simms speaking to media in Sydney about a preliminary report into Google and Facebook’s impact on news and advertising. Simms says the government and regulators need to be alive to the challenges posed by the market dominance of such players. The watchdog has recommended that […]

10 Dec 18
Trendy Craze

Supplied footage obtained December 10, 2018 of ACCC Chair Rod Simms speaking to media in Sydney about Google and Facebook’s impact on journalism and wide-ranging data collection. Simms says the two internet giants impact on online advertising journalism has led to less journalists being employed. He also says the depth of data held by the […]