LA LIFE: Mojo, Ragu, Darwin, Eco Station, Renewable LA

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February is blooming and full of light. It is also the perfect time to jump start 2018 with a bang of positivity and fun.  So, don’t miss out on The Three Tomatoes “Ignite Your Mojo Tour” event. Frank Ingrasciotta, is bringing his truly funny, warm and heart felt show, “Blood Type: Ragu” to LA for one night only.  Wondering what our fair city’s renewable energy future looks like.  Well, all you have to do is stop by the Hammer Museum to find out that and much more gals. Oh my. I just learned about a supercool place – the Star Eco Station in Culver City. And Darwin is having a big B-Day Tomatoes and you are all invited to celebrate like it is 1809! Woo Hoo!

February 24.  Ignite Your Mojo

LA LIFE: Mojo, Ragu, Darwin, Eco Station, Renewable LAJoin Deborah Kagan, Mojo Recovery Specialist, me and other FAB women at “The Ignite Your Mojo Tour” Pasadena event which is presented by The Three Tomatoes LA and powerhouse Deborah Kagan. We will ply you with delish food and drinks in a beautiful home, with a motivating workshop for living a “Turned On” life, gift bags with super great stuff and a few surprises. It’s going to be a rockin’ time Tomatoes so get your tickets now.

Deborah Kagan helps women conquer self-doubt and indecision to step into their full power, love who they are and live a “turned on” life. Deborah is the creator of the Rock Your Mojo™ programs and the author of “Find Your ME Spot: 52 Ways to Reclaim Your Confidence, Feel Good in Your Own Skin and Live a Turned On Life”. Deborah is a popular speaker and has been interviewed on shows such as KTLA Morning News and Dr. Drew Midday Live. Find her socially on all platforms for more MOJO.

February 14.  Blood Type: RAGU

LA LIFE: Mojo, Ragu, Darwin, Eco Station, Renewable LA

Writer/Performer Frank Ingrasciotta is making his Los Angeles debut performing his critically-acclaimed one-man play at the Whitefire Theatre for one night only. RAGU is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story, that will resonate with anyone, explores an Italian immigrant child’s delicate dance between culture, identity, and forgiveness Tomatoes. It’s not just a comedy, not just a drama – It’s family and will resonate with everyone Tomatoes.

Ingrasciotta gives a tour-de-force portrayal of over 20 characters who live, love and laugh Tomatoes.  Wow! “Blood Type: RAGU” ran off-Broadway and has won tons of accolades & awards in the US and Canada including a rave review from the New York Times. He also performed for Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislators where it received honors on the house floor of the New York State Capital. Ain’t that something gals!  Sounds like a very fun theatre experience and a great way to spend Valentines. So, you might want to get your tickets fast since it is only in LA for one night.

Feb 12.  Darwin Birthday Party

LA LIFE: Mojo, Ragu, Darwin, Eco Station, Renewable LAI’d hurry up and make your reservations for Darwin Birthday Party at the splendid and out of this world Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden.  It’s not just anyone’s birthday Tomatoes…It’s the Father of Evolutions’ Birthday with a free tour and a reception after. How loverly!

You can celebrate plant evolution as well at this amazing garden and there is plenty blooming this time of year. Can’t make the birthday party? Well the garden has tours the first of each month so you might want to check that out. Why? Well ladies. The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is a “living museum” and a 7-acre public garden on the UCLA campus, is open and free to the public tomatoes. Approximately 5000 species in 225 families, including many tropical and subtropical plants, reside in what is considered one of the most important botanical collections in the US.  Wow!  Who is Mildred Mathias? Well, an inspirational and super duper tomato that’s what!

Mildred was an extraordinary “herbarium botanist” (google it) and a definitive trail blazer. The list of her awesome achievements and awards is as long as an arm and she left an incredible legacy. Her contributions to the UCLA Botanical Garden and to the world of horticulture were honored in 1979 by giving this special garden her name. She is worthy of our esteem, ladies as is Darwin.

STAR Eco Station

LA LIFE: Mojo, Ragu, Darwin, Eco Station, Renewable LAThe STAR Eco Station is an environmental science museum, wildlife rescue center and educational facility AND it was built from recycled materials! Holy Moly!  This place is truly a unique experience with an amazing mission and definitely the place to meet, pet or stroke over 200 rescued exotic animals. Methinks Tomatoes and kiddoes will fall in love!

In 1997, Erick, Sr. and Katya Bozzi, and their children, Erick, Jr. and Katiana, founded the STAR Eco Station in Culver City, CA, working in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other government and environmental organizations, to provide a last chance haven for illegal or abandoned at-risk exotic wildlife, as well as environmental education outreach programs in over 40 California school districts. It doesn’t get any better than a hands on experience with exotic birds, reptiles, mammals and ocean life in a tropical jungle atmosphere. The Eco Station is all heart and education Tomatoes.  Love that.

Feb 7. LA’s Renewable Energy

LA LIFE: Mojo, Ragu, Darwin, Eco Station, Renewable LAThe “Los Angeles & 100% Renewable Energy” talk & panel discussion at the Hammer Museum, will examine LA’s bold efforts to shift our city from fossil fuels to a renewable and clean energy future and how the city can achieve that.  Now that’s a conversation I would like to hear Tomatoes and it’s free.

It’s free but you need to make reservations. The event is hosted by The Hammer Museum and UCLA Grand Challenges whose mission is to support ambitious research projects that connect hundreds of faculty, students, community members and leading experts across every field to solve society’s toughest problems. The amazing panel of experts include Angelina Galiteva, founder and board president of the Renewables 100 Policy Institute; Richard Wirz, professor at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science; Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer at the LADWP; and David Hochschild, Commissioner at the California Energy Commission.  It makes this Angelino Tomato proud that our City Council in 2016 asked the LADWP to figure out how we can achieve that goal.  Go LA renewable energy!


  • Debbie Zipp

    The Three Tomatoes LA Life editor, Debbie Zipp is your friendly guide to the best of everything in LA with a tomato style perspective. Debbie is an actor, producer, and writer. She is best known for her recurring role as Donna on the CBS series "Murder She Wrote" starring Angela Lansbury. She has had many other TV and stage roles and has starred in over 300 national TV commercials. As head of In The Trenches Productions, Debbie produced, directed, acted in many short films for her company. Her book, The Aspiring Actor's Handbook: What Seasoned Actors Wish They Had Known was recently published. Buy her book: The Aspiring Actor's Handbook: What Seasoned Actors Wish They Had Known

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