Author Archives: 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!

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 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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Deadline to Enroll in Health Care Coverage is this Sunday!

Sunday is the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2015. If you miss this deadline, you may not be able to get coverage until 2016. And while you may not get sick in 2015, if you … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Homeless Count 2015

Every two years the homeless population in Los Angeles county is counted.this date account is required to repeal requirements of the US department of housing and urban development. The data gathered from the count is used by not perfect and … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 31, 2015: 10th Annual Museums Free Admission Program

This Saturday, January 31, 2015 there is free admission to many of the museums throughout the city as part of the 10th Annual Museums Free-for-all program. Right now LACMA is showing paintings from the Hudson Valley River School, Haunted Screens: … Continue reading

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El Velorio – Remembering the dead

It’s that time of the year when not all of the skeletons you see are for Halloween. “Dia de los Muertos” or “The Day of the Dead” is a Mexican celebration which dates back to the 16th century if not … Continue reading

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