Two hundred years of US military tradition changed when women fought in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Retired Marine Captain Anu Bhagwati, the former head of S.W.A.N. (Service Women’s Action Network), speaks about the new reality for the United States armed forces.
Chapman University’s new Hilbert Museum of California Art throws open its doors for the first time, with a two-day Grand Opening and Open House for the campus community and the public on February 26th and February 27th.
Start sorting out your summer plans now at Westridge School’s Summer Opportunities Fair held on Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be over 100 camps exhibiting, ranging from traditional day camps to international travel to programs designed for children with special needs.
The day after Super Tuesday, Hammer Forum will dig into the numbers, discern trends, and survey the political landscape ahead from Democratic, Republican, and independent POVs with three political analysts: Ed Kilgore, managing editor of the Democratic Strategist; Republican strategist John Thomas; and Sean Trende, senior elections analyst for RealClearPolitics.
Fifty people were killed and 53 injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. Officials have said it may have been an act of terrorism. See updates from the Orlando Sentinel.
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The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia
What it is:
These seventeen large sculptures were built by one man, Simon Rodia, without the help of machine equipment, scaffolding, bolts, rivets, or welds.
Why it's cool:
In addition to their unique beauty, the towers are an amazing demonstration of Rodia’s tenacity. He spent over 30 years building it, using rebar and concrete, as well as bits of glass, tile and other objects he collected nearby.
You should know:
There are tours available every 30 minutes, Thursday to Sunday until 3pm. Adults pay $7, teenagers $3, and children 12 and under are free!