With Honors


Photo by Kevin Scanlon

Professor Emeritus, feminist and now Poet Laureate.  Meet Eloise Klein Healy, L.A. local and storyteller.  Read the full story here at L.A. Weekly


‘Made In California’

A proposed bill for a label which would identify products as “Made In California” is being presented in the California state legislature.  Consumers will be able to identify products made in California which is a great advantage for buying local.  Read The Whole Story HereImage

Something Good Is Brewing in Los Angeles

We’re always so happy to welcome another great Los Angeles business and thanks to our friends at LA Weekly we learned that a new brewery has come to town.  Smog City Brewing Company in Torrance is starting off the summer right and ready to brew its award winning beers at its newly built facility in Torrance.  Keep your eye on them, we know we’ll be paying them a visit as soon as their doors open.  Read the LA Weekly article here.317479_193637170705514_77272750_n

California To Manufacture Google Glass

We were so happy to hear that Google Glass will be added to the list of tech manufacturing produced in California.  We’re looking forward to bringing new jobs and new technology home.  

Read the Los Angeles Times article here.


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Our New Favorite Thing, “Made In LA”


Today we had the pleasure of meeting Raphael, the owner of “Made In LA”, a manufacturer of quality crafted leather bracelets that are designed and made right here in Los Angeles California.  The style is sexy, chic and very Californian if we do say so ourselves.  I got the “Matador” bracelet and it feels like a little piece of bohemian heaven wrapped around my wrist. My summer style just got a major upgrade.  It’s made of fine quality leather, really beautiful and best of all its made locally by our new friend and neighbor here in L.A.  

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L.A. Buses To Be Made In USA

The City of Los Angeles has contracted with a Canadian company to make its new city buses here in the U.S.  Its a great start, all aboard for more American manufacturing jobs.

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L.A.’s new clean fuel buses to be manufactured domestically. Credit Flickr user Waltarrrrr

Griffith Observatory to hold Memorial Service for Huell Howser Today


There will be a memorial service today January 15, 2013 for Huell Howser, long time public television icon and host of KCET’s “California’s Gold”.

The “Sunset Salute” is free to attend for Fans and Friends of the late Huell Howser.  Read the whole story here:


Buy It From Home For The Holidays

With all the great choices we have here in L.A. its now easier than ever to buy local when it comes to holiday gifts.  L.A. manufacturers love your business and you will love supporting your local community by keeping your dollars close to home.  Here are a few of our favorite choices for gifts made by our neighbors right here in Los Angeles.



You’ll love these hand milled goat milk soaps made with care by our friends at Chivas.  Local herbs and goat milk straight from their family farm and fair trade ingredients make these soaps simply the best.  Fragrant and great for the skin, give Chivas soaps as a gift or buy some just for yourself.




Cast & Paint Kits are great gifts for the kids.  Get the creative juices flowing with Bead Sets, Chalk Kits, or Movie Monsters.  These kits will keep kids and adults busy spending time together on fun and simple projects.  Casting and painting is a great artistic outlet  and fun for everyone in the family. Image



Aromatic and flavorful fair trade tea brought to you by our local favorite.  Zhena’s Gypsy Teas are skillfully blended with the finest tea leaves, herbs, flowers and spices.  Zhena’s offers a variety of teas to sooth and stimulate.  Loose teas and individual sachets packaged in beautiful tins are great for gift giving.



Organic Cotton Basics by Bgreen Apparel are great stocking stuffers.  Give the gift of comfort with soft quality crafted underwear and tee shirts made locally.  You will love the look and feel of Bgreen products and enjoy knowing you’re supporting this great local business.


Local L.A. manufacturers are making quality products right here at home and you can find these and more at

Legendary Lakers Star Statue Unveiling

Immortalized in bronze, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue to be unveiled today at Staples Center.  Since 1975 this legendary athlete’s career has been Made In Los Angeles.

Read the full story here:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Getty Images)

L.A.’s Orange Line, Now With More Color

Los Angeles has long been a city known for its support of the arts.  L.A. is ever adding to the beautiful and modern art in our outdoor environment and the public spaces we frequent everyday.  L.A. City Metro has long incorporated art into their public transit spaces and now is adding more spaces to that list, Orange Line stations.  The art installments are reflective of the historical and cultural influence unique to each location.

Read the L.A.Weekly article by Alyssa Walker Here:


Photo courtesy of L.A. Metro