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Summer's here and the time is right!

Summer is turning up the heat – get out there and enjoy it!July 8, 2017 6:44 am· Summer is officially here, I hope you had a wonderful July 4th celebration. Although the loss of the American colonies was not a great thing for the British empire in the short term, for those of us who live here I think it’s turned out rather well, don’t you? Family fun: with my niece at Universal Studios There were a zillion fabulous displays all over the city this week, and I for one was amazed to see the coverage from one of the local news helicopters which revealed the entire city, from East LA to the Marina, getting lit up like the proverbial Christmas tree. According to my British friends, the gridlock on the Westside to get near the fabulous display at the Marina was horrendous, so the smart money was on finding a friend with a good view and enjoying the display from their balcony. Another famously wonderful spot to see the fireworks is the Hollywood Bowl. This year I was lucky enough to get last …


Meet a Member: Marc SallisJuly 8, 2017 9:43 am·
Meet Marc Sallis from the Isle of Wight (via Essex and London) who moved to LA five years ago to pursue music and the arts. Was there a particular reason you chose LA? From the very first time I visited Los Angeles on tour I felt at home here. I’d lived in London for over 12 years before moving to LA, so when I was on tour with my band The Duke Spirit we couldn’t wait to get to LA and the sunshine. Even though when we’d pass through New York it felt like a slice of home and being back in London for a few days, when we’d hit Los Angeles it felt like I could stay forever. This city has everything I love about London and the Isle of Wight, where I grew up from the age of eight-years-old. It can have the urban hustle and bustle of London when you want it in downtown and Hollywood, but it also has all this greenery, like Griffith Park, the mountains, and the beach, which remind me of the best things about growing up on the Isle of Wight. So when…