A cutting-edge exhibit comes to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, entitled: "Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement." Traditionally Chicano art has been defined as art created by Americans of Mexican descent, politically charged by the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the '60s and early '70s, but this exhibition features a "new breed" of Chicano artists who are more defined by their diversity, than one ethnicity. Paintings, sculpture and photography make up this unique display, running through September 1, 2008.
For more information, visit: lacma.org
AN ACTOR'S RETREAT
"Leo Carrillo Ranch," also known as "Rancho de los Quiotes," is an historic ranch in Carlsbad. The ranch was the creation of the late actor Leo Carrillo. Inspired by his childhood, Carrillo developed this ranch to honor his Hispanic heritage and ancestors. This tranquil hacienda is reminiscent of early California and has become a getaway for many Southern California residents. Considered Carlsbad's "Sleeping Beauty," the ranch is open to the public for self-guided tours, special movie nights, school trips and much more.
To visit or for more information about the Leo Carrillo Ranch: carrillo-ranch.org
A VISIT TO WHITTIER
Vista L.A. tours Whittier, a historic city nestled against the Whittier Hills, located about 12 miles Southeast of Los Angeles, with a population that is more than fifty-percent Latino, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This charming neighborhood has a small-town feel with modern touches. It's filled with residents who have grown-up here and have chosen to stay in Whittier, including many who today run local businesses in Uptown, Whittier -- a hotspot for dining and unique boutiques. For more information on the boutiques featured or to visit:
CREPES & GRAPES
6560 Greenleaf Avenue
Uptown Whittier, 90601
6743 Greenleaf Avenue
THE WISHING WELL
6723 Greenleaf Avenue
CASITA DEL PUEBLO
6738 Greenleaf Avenue
6734 Greenleaf Avenue
FINDING THE RIGHT FIT
Lisa Rudes Sandel and her father George Rudes decided to combine fashion with function and create their own line of jeans called "Tummy Tuck Jeans." They're made for baby boomer women who want to look stylish but also want a flattering cut that enhances their figure. Designed to hide the tummy, "Tummy Tuck Jeans" are popular with 40+ women who love how they look and feel in these jeans. "Not Your Daughter's Jeans" is headquartered in Vernon, where over 40,000 pairs are shipped weekly from their warehouse.
For more information on "Tummy Tuck Jeans," visit: tummytuckjeans.com