California museums rally behind statewide health initiative By Sofia Santana In response to the ongoing statewide restrictions put into place over the last year, SoCal Museums and the California Association of Museums have joined in a collective effort to support health guidelines across the state. The #MuseumsForMasks initiative includes over 45 participating museums and cultural institutions from San Diego to the Bay Area, and reminds people to wear masks, stay six feet apart from others, wash their hands frequently, and to stay home if they are feeling sick through social media and digital ad campaigns. Since the annual SoCal...Read More
For Westchester photographer Zsuzsi Steiner, taking photos is a way to keep memories alive By Shanee Edwards Westchester resident Zsuzsi Steiner has been photographing local families for over six years and her vivid photos of local people and places have also brought the pages of The Argonaut and our sister publication Playa Vista Direct to life for the last three. Charming and upbeat, she is known for her ability to make even the most reluctant subjects have an enjoyable experience in front of her camera. When asked what led her to become a professional family photographer, she shared her...Read More
Owner of studio (mdr) credits her strong community for helping her through tough times By Shanee Edwards Originally from Rockland County, New York, Lisa Hirsch-Solomon planned to become a doctor when she attended Tulane University in New Orleans. She had a few classes to go before taking the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) and was sitting on a beach at Fire Island when a young woman struck up a life-changing conversation that led to Hirsch-Solomon taking a job with RCA Records. “I interviewed on Tuesday and started on Thursday,” she said, thus beginning a long career in the music...Read More
WeHo smoothie spot Earthbar pops up in Santa Monica with a blend of new items every week By Holly Jenvey As the pandemic hit, beloved West Hollywood health food institution and smoothie bar Earthbar responded with innovation and creativity. By introducing The Discovery Bar, a new pop-up in the heart of Santa Monica which opened Aug. 10, customers can now experience and vote on Earthbar’s latest creations while still being able to enjoy their all-time favorites. Aside from bowls, supplements and their popular smoothies, Earthbar is planning to offer gluten-free paninis, waffles, toasts, superfood wellness lattes, herbal tinctures, vitamins...Read More
Welcome! Rotary Connects the Community & the World Greetings, and Welcome to Westchester Rotary! Our Rotary Club was founded in 1950 and we are proud of our 70 years of service to the Westchester community and the world! Our mission is “Service Above Self” and never has this been more evident than during the very challenging pandemic. This special issue of the Argonaut will spotlight many of the 30+ annual projects that the Rotary Club of Westchester supports, both within our community and internationally. We hope that one or more of these projects will pique your interest and that...Read More
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