Sep 142016

Stanley Sheinbaum Champion Of Social Justice And Peace Died at 96

Stanley Sheinbaum was an economist, University professor and a publisher. In the 1960’s, he ran for Senate twice, both times unsuccessfully. Even though he never formally entered the political arena, he was an activist who played an important role on it.

He took a stand against the war in Vietnam, helped pave the way to peace negotiations between Israel and PLO and – in the aftermath of the brutal police beating of Rodney King – helped orchestrate the ouster of Los Angeles Police Chief, Daryl Gates.

Sheinbaum served on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) National Advisory Council, established the American Civil Liberties Foundation of Southern California and founded People for the American Way.

Sheinbaum and his wife Betty lived in Brentwood and regularly entertained people in a position of power (politicians, business tycoons and celebrities) encouraging discussion on peace, social justice and civil liberties. Together with his influential friends, Sheinbaum supported individuals and causes that furthered the agenda of common good.

Stanley Sheinbaum’s life – which wasn’t controversy-free – was a life well-lived. His legacy survives him.

On the passing of Stanley Sheinbaum, Mayor Eric Garcetti said:

“Stanley Sheinbaum embodied what it means to be an Angeleno — giving freely of his time, wisdom, and resources to the causes of justice, equality, peace, and democracy. He loved Los Angeles, and was a tireless advocate whose courageous stances breathed life into monumental change on both the local and global stages — from helping to guide our police department during some of its most difficult days, to clearing the way for historic Middle East peace talks and pushing some of California’s top universities to divest from apartheid-era South Africa. Stanley’s legacy is defined by his generosity, integrity and incredible heart for service, and his work will forever inspire everyone who believes in bringing people together to transform our world for the better.”


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Aug 282016

Dream Wedding For A Cancer Patient

The wedding which took place in Brentwood was out of this world! The bride looked absolutely beautiful. The groom couldn’t stop smiling. The love that started 16 years earlier while both attended college was finally properly celebrated. And this couple had more to celebrate than most.

Archie De Asis and Tamara Santo Domingo, originally from the Los Angeles area and currently living in Las Vegas, have been together for 16 years and always intended to get married. Life got in their way.

They already had one child together, when Tamara pregnant with the second baby was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. They had to make a choice: save their baby or fight the advanced cancer. They chose the baby and delayed cancer treatment. Their joyous anticipation of the baby’s arrival was marred by nightmares of the cancer spreading. Archie feared that “I was going to lose her, or worse I was going to lose them both.”

The baby arrived without a scratch. Tamara Santo Domingo was able to get the much the needed treatment and because of the delay caused by pregnancy the treatment was very aggressive. She had to undergo a double mastectomy, lymph node removal, hysterectomy and chemotherapy which she continues to receive still.

Between the expenditures for a new baby and medical costs, the couple eager to get married now was unable to afford a wedding. They shared their story with a non-profit organization called Wish Upon A Wedding and lo and behold their wish was granted!

Archie De Asis and Tamara Santo Domingo wed at Mountain Gate Country Club in Brentwood surrounded by family and friends. Everything from the venue, food, flowers and dress (I’m certain, I omitted something of importance!) was donated. The ceremony and the wedding were grand and the memories will surely last a lifetime. (A wedding like theirs would cost over $50,000.)

The bride is still receiving chemotherapy but her prospects of recovery are good.

Tamara expressed her gratitude to Wish Upon A Wedding explaining that the wedding wouldn’t be possible without their generous support. On the happiest day of her life – her on-going battle with cancer not withstanding – Tamara said: “Look how blessed I am.”

Many blessings from Anything L.A. Magazine, too. We wish Tamara successful recovery and the newlyweds a future together as spectacular and happy as their wedding! Love conquers all!

Anything L.A. Magazine’s Editor / E. Elrich

Oct 092012



This year’s BRENTWOOD AUTUMN ART SHOW brings the arts to the community with an emphasis in “Handmade in America,” and packs a triple-treat of family fun presenting three events simultaneously: the 18th annual “Brentwood Autumn Art Show,” the 15th West LA Chamber of Commerce “Health Fair” offers exhibits, wellness products and health screenings, and Kids Are 1st “Family Safety Festival,” provides child fingerprinting, ID kits, car seat safety, and child-friendly activities.

The one-day show, set for Sunday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., takes place along the eastbound lanes of San Vicente Boulevard, beginning at Saltair and running east to Barrington, in downtown Brentwood (CA). Admission to the event is free and plenty of metered parking is available along San Vicente Boulevard, at pay lot parking at the VA on Gorham, as well as several public lots near the show.

For more information contact:

Brentwood Autumn Art Show – or (818) 421-2133

Health Fair – or (310) 441-2900

Kids are 1st –

The BRENTWOOD AUTUMN ART SHOW presents a juried selection of media and styles, from whimsical to contemporary intermixed with traditional art festival favorites — fine art and photography, clothing and accessories, jewelry, sculptures, stained glass, hand-blown glass, porcelain and ceramics, paper and textile art, potpourri, soaps, candles, flowers bonsai trees, children’s toys, furniture, and more. Additional activities include live musical entertainment (EdWing Trio, Rhubarb Meringue Pie, and the JazzZone Trio with drummer Stephen Foster, pianist Mikal R. Majeed, saxophonist/vocalist Reggie Alexander), a children’s entertainment area and an international food court.

A few of this year’s artists and craftspeople include:

Ceramics – Betsey Carter, Betsey Carter Ceramics, Los Angeles

Oil Painting – James Goodridge, San Gabriel

Tropical Watercolor Painting – Martino Dorcé, Pasadena

Gourd Purses – Kay Jones and Dennis Johnson, Jones & Johnson Gourd Crafts, Ontario

Fine Art – Muramansa Kudo, Pacific Palisades

Photography – Paul Renner, Renner Images, Laguna Beach

Bead Jewelry – Phoebe Neil, Vintage and Then Some, Los Angeles

Jewelry – Gina Davis, Bejeweled by Gina, Pasadena, CA

“There was a time when almost everything came from the hand of individuals, hammered or stitched one at a time, and the connection between the maker and the user was unbroken,” said Ray Leier, the event’s producer. “People can still experience the value of handmade items through the work of weavers, woodworkers, potters, metalsmiths, and every other craft that exists, at this year’s show”

Leier explained, “Despite the overwhelming wave of cheap mass produced products that are laid at our feet each day, there are people who continue to create functional objects that are beautiful to look at and a pleasure to use. Their work is appreciated by people that make room in their lives for high touch items because of the thoughtfulness that goes into their creation. Today’s craftspeople though, have the unique disadvantage of having to rationalize the work they do in the face of the inexpensive, easily accessible, pervasive products that fill big box stores from coast-to-coast.”

“Art is both passionate and positive, and we all need to see it and embrace it – it’s uplifting and refreshing. Sure, everyone is more cautious with how they spend their money these days, but art lovers buy art and one-of-a-kind collectibles no matter what the economy dictates. It’s time to cast a fresh eye on Southern California’s contemporary craft movement and embrace emerging artists, crafters, and designers working, exploring and evolving in traditional and nontraditional media.”

“Community support is essential to the continuation of local arts & craft events and other community events. Our show is fun-filled experience for each participant, the surrounding retail and residential community, and for the enjoyment of our visitors. It’s a great event and the admission price is perfect for today’s economy, it’s free!”

The 18th Annual Brentwood Autumn Art Show is produced by Ray Leier for del Mano Productions, LLC and co-sponsored by The West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.