Tag Archives: Los Angeles

LATISM’s LA Reception for the White House Connects Community

Jose Rico with Jes Sofia Valle
It’s been a while since I’ve attended a Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) event in Los Angeles. Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve attended any kind of function in downtown LA that didn’t include picket signs, marching, and chanting.

So when my friend Jes Sofia Valle (@jessofiavalle) invited me to attend the LATISM reception for the White House at the Biltmore Hotel on April 4, I couldn’t pass it up and brought bring my camera along to support the event she helped plan. Continue reading

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Occupy Bridge Action In Los Angeles #N17

Good Jobs LA with the help of hundreds of community members, students, and labor groups like SEIU Local 721 led a rally across Downtown LA which culminated in a bridge action. The November 17th action started at the Bank of America Plaza and end up near a downtown bridge next to the Westin Bonaventure hotel. Twenty three people were arrested included staff from SEIU Local 721, USWW, and SEIU UHW. Continue reading

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Raul Porto On How He Grew The Largest Retail Bakery In The US

Raul Porto is CEO of Porto’s Bakery, the largest retail bakery in the United States. Porto rarely does public speaking engagements so it was a treat to hear his presentation at the Latino Entrepreneur + Social Media Forum. Continue reading

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Always Commit – Comedy lesson by Kevin Pollak at the 140 Conference – 2010

Kevin Pollak (@kevinPollak on Twitter) made me bust up laughing at how he played the interviewee in this bit..oh, wait, it was really supposed to be an interview?

Alan Weinkrantz (@alanweinkrantz on Twitter) plays the “straight man” in this interview snippet at the 140 Conference in Hollywood. The 140 Conference is a unique collection of Twitter related presenters (“characters”) who present on an eclectic set of topics – everything from online psychics to personal online stories to global social media campaigns by major networks.

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POLL: Using Fingerprint Scans For School Lunch Programs

This is the news article that prompted the creation of this poll:

LAUSD to use fingerprint scans for school lunches

This is an interesting issue for several reasons:

  • I used to work for a company that sold fingerprint recognition components
  • I taught for eight years
  • And, I’m fascinated by the overlap of technology and culture

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JOB – CDI is seeking an Account Mgr for Los Angeles FPGA market

CDI/Octera is seeking an account manager for the Los Angeles market.

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