The trappings of the joyous Christmas season are popping up all over our city. As if by magic colored lights have been appearing in gardens and tracing the roof lines of houses. My grandchildren, as all little children everywhere, are trying to be on their extra-special good behavior to ensure that Santa will visit their house.
I just flew back in town Monday after an extended stay for the Thanksgiving holiday. As our plane was landing I could see that busy elves had been decorating houses and businesses with bright lights — it looked so festive from many hundreds of feet in the air as we made our descent to the runway.
Celebrations, a hallmark of the season, are happening all over the greater Los Angeles basin. Read on and you will get an idea of what is going on in and around our fair city.
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The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) was honored at a cocktail party hosted by Lucrezia Buccellati at the elegant Beverly Hills Buccellati Salon. The reception, attended by some 50 guests, not only marked Buccellati's ongoing recognition of iconic international wildlife through art but also the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens' highly-anticipated new Elephants of Asia exhibit opening later this month.