More than 30 years ago, Kama Maharaj founded Sacha Cosmetics with a humble ambition: to develop a line of makeup for women of different ancestries that would enhance their natural beauty. What started as a family operation in Trinidad has grown to include boutique shops that span the globe, from the luxe sidewalks of Rodeo Drive to coasts along Africa and the Caribbean. These stores carry full lines of cosmetics for the eyes, face, and lips, as well as accessories such as brushes made with fine badger hair, sable hair, and synthetic bristles. For examples of Sacha’s ability to enhance the natural beauty of the subject, one need look no further than the Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Bahamas, or Miss Jamaica pageants, as Sacha Cosmetics was the official makeup line for each competition.
All of the procedures at Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center unfold under the expert guidance of Dr. Gregory T. Fisher. The board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon earned his M.D. at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. After finishing his training, publishing research, and holding surgeon positions at various hospitals, he settled on the West Coast, like many of Paul Bunyan’s tee shots. He still performs surgical procedures, such as facelifts, and has expanded his practice to include minimally invasive and noninvasive treatments such as laser sessions to fend off wrinkles and blemishes, and dermal-filler injections to firm up the facial skin.
Since becoming established in 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles' workforce has constructed or renovated more than 350 homes for low-income families throughout 112 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The organization relies largely on volunteer labor and donations of building materials, home decor, furniture, and appliances, which are used in building projects or sold at the ReStore. These sales not only help raise funds for building projects, but have also helped save more than five million pounds of reusable materials from ending up in local landfills.
Every tree on the Christmas Tree Village lot is fresh-cut in Oregon, flown by chopper to a fleet truck, and delivered, tinsel-ready, to the Village lot. Staff members are always on hand to share their expertise on tree varieties such as Douglas fir, grand fir, or the popular noble fir, whose branches are often used to make Christmas wreaths.