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Afropix

About Afropix

When my father gave me a Kodak Brownie as a child, I fell in love with photography. I have been shooting pictures ever since. I am also an avid genealogist and can trace one of my family lines back to 1620! Check out my photography at afropixphotography.com!

Cross Town Capades: UCLA v USC in Ice Hockey

Since I grew up with brothers who played ice hockey, I am pretty sure that UCLA did not have a hockey team when I went there, or if it did, I never heard about it. So when I received an alumni … Continue reading

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Freebie Days at the National Parks

One of the quick trips that I like to take out-of-state visitors to see is the Joshua Tree National Park.  It’s about a two-hour drive for Los Angeles and offers a view of California’s topography and botanical variety in one … Continue reading

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Tillman Paddleout November 2015

If you are an Internet animal purveyor you know of Tillman. He was a Renaissance pup of sorts – an English Bulldog who skated, surfed and even had an endorsement deal representing Natural Balance! Tillman even held, at one time, the Guinness … Continue reading

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Flashback: When Outstanding In The Field did Wattles Farm — They Return on November 3rd

My niece Vanessa runs the local canyon on a regular basis. It was from her that I first learned about Wattles’ Farm. Having received the outside looking in tour of the gardens, I always said I need to come back … Continue reading

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Tillamook Wild Food Foraging Workshop

Photography by Paula Lauren Gibson/AfroPix Looking at a Malibu hillside, I would have never thought “Food!”  That is until now. Tillamook, the cheese, ice cream, etc cooperative – as part of promoting their “#ForRealFood” campaign, – sponsored a wild food … Continue reading

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Special Olympics – Host Town Costa Mesa and the Bahamas Team Visit the OC Fair

7,000 special needs athletes representing 177 countries have descended on Los Angeles for the 2015 Special Olympics Games. Leading up the opening ceremony and games, various towns around Southern California have played Host Town to the athletics, coaches and volunteers. … Continue reading

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Caribbean Film Festival Tonight through June 19, 2015

Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19 CaribbeanLens International Film Festival www.caribbeanlens.com http://www.caribbeanlens.com/index.php/screenings El Portal Theatre 5269 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91601

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Los Angeles Cat Con 2015

Cat lovers rejoice! The first cat convention is happening this weekend at The Reef on Broadway. Ends Sunday June 7, 2015. For more details visit their website.

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Stray Cat Alliance’s Pop -Up Thrift Shop Coming to Santa Monica

As summer approaches, remember “warm weather brings kittens.” Cat heat cycles are in rhythm with the warm weather. The influx of spring and summer kittens keep cat rescue groups very busy trapping feral cats. These trapped cats are neutered for … Continue reading

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Fogo de Chao: New Brazilian Steakhouse in DTLA

I’ve been a fan of Fogo de Chao since the one in Beverly Hills opened many years ago. In days of old, south american cowboys – known as Gauchos – roamed the county side. I assume since kitchens weren’t handy, … Continue reading

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