SANTA BARBARA,CA - Aside from a guitar that had belonged to her late father, the yellow diamond Tiffany & Co. engagement ring was one of Laura Rao’s most prized possessions. But recently, when Rao, 39, and her husband Ishu, 48, were forced to evacuate their home in Goleta, California, amid a raging wildfire, the ring was left behind in a dish next to the bathroom sink. “It’s not like me to not grab the ring right away because I treasure it,”
NORWALK,CA- To celebrate Yoga Day, the Gujarati Society of Southern California hosted Bhupendra Soneji and Marge from Sarathi Yoga Foundation at the Sanatan Dharma Temple on June 24. This event was attended by yoga enthusiasts of all ages ranging from grandparents to grandkids. The event began with Soneji introducing the purpose of yoga followed by the ‘Gyan’ hand mudra which improves our concentration and sharpens our memory.
ANAHEIM, CA – The Palana Association of America – West Coast, held its 6 th annual picnic at the La Palma Regional Park here on June 24. Families enjoyed the large variety of food along with games for young and old including bingo. The picnic was sponsored by Rameshbhai and Rambhai Patel of La Habra. More than 100 families of Palana village near Nadiad in Gujarat, who reside on the West Coast of Southern California get together...
By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN
INGLEWOOD, CA - All that Salman Khan needs to do is to show up. And all he needs to do when he shows up is be himself: swaggering and keenly aware of his super stardom. It was evident at The Forum here on June 24, when he made a dramatic entry through a LED screen that had thus far not shown any signs that it could split open.
ARTESIA, CA - RAD, making a Real Autism Difference, held a press conference on June 12 at the Himalayan Cuisine restaurant here, to announce the opening of its California chapter on August 25. RAD was officially launched on April 28, in Las Vegas, NV. RAD aims at fundraising and working with the Indian-American community to help children with autism get the necessary care and services that can be hard to find.
By a STAFF REPORTER
ARTESIA,CA - Shivaji Maharaj America Parivaar celebrated the 344th Rajyabhishek ( coronation) Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on June 8 at the Himalayan Cuisine here with 200 people in attendance. Dr. Jose Fierro, President of Cerritos College, and his wife, Dr. Manohar Shinde, founder of Dharma Civilization Foundation...
BY RITU CHUGH
IRVINE, CA - The simplicity of white, in its purest form! A tall, slender figure clad in a simple sari of that color. Single handedly, she touched a crowd of thousands. She is known to do this every time she opens her mouth - most easily and most comfortably. She is the face and voice of the Brahma Kumaris -- she is Brahma Kumari Sister Shivani.
POMONA,CA- The Indian Healthy Food Competition was held at the Human Nutrition and Food Science Department at CalPoly Pomona. Dr. Harmit Singh, Professor and Chair of Nutrition and Food Science Department at CalPoly Pomona had this idea for last two years. Four teams from the greater LA area participated in the competition. The teams were judged for best tasting, best health benefits and best diet analysis.
BY RAVJOT KAUR
NORWALK, CA – The Bhakta Parivar and Next Level Group organized a talk show on “How to be Happy No Matter What” at the Bhakta Cultural Centre here on May 22, attended by around 150 guests. The program started with a short introductory speech by Raj Bhakta, one of the sponsors; who shared that the program was the...
BY A STAFF REPORTER
SAN DIEGO, CA - CRY, Child Rights & You America [CRY America], that works towards ensuring underprivileged children their basic rights, hosted their first Annual Gala Dinner here on May 6 at the Marriott La Jolla and the second CRY Dinner in the SF Bay Area on May 5 at the Crowne Plaza in San Jose.