Thousands of styles of shoes from cobblers such as Nike, Jordan, Converse, Skechers, Adidas, and Puma reside at WSS Footwear. A 62-store Southern California footwear chain, WSS allows customers to browse their extensive shoe selection online and find a store nearby. New styles, such as Nike Running shoes, arrive daily alongside classic Vans Authentics, which come in sizes to accommodate the feet of both adults and future adults. Women's fashion shoes ready feet for holidays parties, weddings, or walks in the park, and WSS also offers trendy clothing and accessories such as hats, backpacks, and sports balls.
Reflecting their zeal and do-it-yourself confidence, the LA. Derby Dolls zip around a 100?x60? banked oval track that they built themselves with the help of friends and family members. The track?s customized slope and elevation enables them to hit breakneck paces normally reserved for cheetahs that can afford their own cleats. Bout attendees can wander over to the factory?s Doll Mall for Stila Cosmetics, apparel and jewelry, food from the likes of Garage Pizza, and visit the Mohawk Bend Bar for craft beers from Golden Road Brewing or a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum cocktail.
Although fans keep the air moving, the Doll Factory doesn?t have air conditioning or heating, so audience members should dress according to the season. Bout attendees can park their cars for $10 at Silver Lake Medical Center or their motorcycles and scooters for $5 at the Westlake entrance.
Recognizing the opportunities that having such a large track gives them, the Derby Dolls have expanded their community involvement by offering the venue for events such as the TwentyWonder fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles.
Ribet Academy college preparatory instructs students from preschool through 12th grade. We offer students an engaging curriculum, superior instruction and numerous opportunities to practice and apply learned concepts. At Ribet students are given the challenge and the chance to excel.
Knobby bonsai trees and cacti sprout wildly in the front yard, corralled by a hand painted stone wall bearing tarot motifs and the studio's name, House of Intuition Healing Studio. Small painted symbols even grace a few of the steps leading up to the house, establishing a cosmic energy that extends into the house's private treatment rooms and spiritual boutique.
Inside, experienced healers provide counsel and insight as they administer tarot readings, I Ching, reiki, and clairvoyant readings. During aura readings, healers leverage their sense of intuition to pinpoint energies surrounding the body and light bulbs hovering above the head. They further delve into manifestations of self during past-life consultations, which explore patterns of experience.
In the boutique, crystals of all sizes and colors glint and shimmer under display lights. Some items, such as purifying bath salts, dressed magic candles, and anointing potions, are created by the studio's staff.
Working with one high-school student at a time, The Attendance Improvement Program of the L.A. Unified School District’s licensed social workers seek to dissuade at-risk students from dropping out of school before its too late. Understanding that attendance issues are often an indicator of larger problems, the counselors work directly with students and parents to get to the root of the issues and convince them that attending school every day and earning a diploma pays off in the long run. For further incentives, they also reward students who show attendance improvement with events such as afterschool movies, field trips, and drawings. Through their reward program, the staff also aims to inspire students to pursue careers in science and technology, fields in which the minorities groups that make up the majority of L.A. Unified School District’s students are underrepresented.
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Barbara’s at the Brewery is a hidden gem in Los Angeles’ Lincoln Heights neighborhood, just off downtown. The restaurant can be hard to find given its location at the center of the Brewery Arts Complex, but its perky yellow exterior is a dead giveaway. Inside is a dining area and a separate bar space that works for locals swinging by for a quick drink, or the many on-site artists that occupy the surrounding arts complex and amble down in search of a midday meal. Large groups usually find seating easily, as there’s also an outdoor patio for enjoying the endless LA. sun. Handwritten plaques hang over the taps to highlight the rotating craft beer selection, while the eclectic menu runs the gamut from sandwiches and salads to tacos, pizza and more.