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August 11, 2011

AUG 13: WestFest LA Brings Premiere Food & Wine Festival to Century City

Posted by Don Rose - FEATURED EVENT

WestFest LA Premiere Food & Wine Festival features 100 wines and spirit purveyors, over 40 of Los Angeles’ chefs from fine dining restaurants and lifestyle exhibitors happening in the upscale Century City.

The festival was created to raise awareness and funds for the West Los Angeles Community Police Station Youth Programs, the most effective youth gang prevention programs for a safe and secure future in Los Angeles!

More info below, and at www.westfestla.com .



Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 5:00 to 10:30 pm

5:00 pm:  Gates open for VIP ticket holders

5:00 to 6:00pm:  VIP reception, media & red carpet

6:00 pm:  Gates open for general ticket holders

5:00 to 9:00 pm:  Interactive food, wine and spirit presentations throughout the Festival

5:00 to 9:00 pm:  Live local music throughout the Festival

9:30 to 10:30 pm:  Desserts and coffee served during the live concert in Century Park

10:30 pm:  Conclusion

WestFest LA Premiere Food & Wine Festival features over 100 wines and spirit purveyors, more than 40 of Los Angeles’ chefs from fine dining restaurants, gourmet foods, celebrity signings, tasting tents, live local music and concert, VIP area, dessert, coffee and much more. The event will take place below the stars and lights of the Century City backdrop, a perfect setting with a warm summer night in Southern California.

At 9:30 pm, guests will be invited to Century Park where the live concert will take place on the main stage. Headlining artist will perform to celebrate the night and provide entertainment to the event. (Performing artists to be announced soon!)

The 2011 festival will be a night to remember while raising much needed funds for West Los Angeles Community Police Station’s Youth Programs which benefits the safe & secure future of the Los Angeles Communities.

August 2, 2011

"Give PC A Chance" (A 30th Anniversary Ode to the IBM PC)

by Dr. Don Rose, Senior Contributor, BYTE

The PC, or Personal Computer, was born
Way back in A.D. '81
A mere 30 years or so ago
When computers all weighed a ton.

It came from the halls of IBM
with floppy drive, CRT,
and an OS named DOS from Microsoft
run by a kid named Bill G.

The first killer app was VisiCalc
A spreadsheet that blew all our minds
Because it would update and crunch in real time
And show patterns mortal minds couldn't find.

TIME Magazine named it "Machine Of The Year"
Which sure shocked a lot of old folks
Who thought only humans could get that award
While cynics just thought it was a joke.

Sure, there were tough times, when I hated PC
and wanted to toss it on the street
It made me scream and turn blue with its Blue Screen of Death
And of course, there's "Control-Alt-Delete".

But here's to you, old friend, you're still lookin' good
You've thrived, and even survived MS "Bob"
Yet you better be careful, 'cause still on your tail
Is that old nemesis named Steve Jobs!

Oh PC, I guess some things just never die
And that goes for you too, so don't weep
About cellphones, tablets and Macs -- you're my fave
'cause I know what you really stand for: "Pretty Cheap"!

**** Happy 3-0, PC! ****