CALIFORNIA & CUBA IN THE NEWS

 

Los Angeles Times: Malpaso Dance brings its breezy, charming surprises from Cuba

The Cuba-based Malpaso Dance Company's Los Angeles debut Saturday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion was a pinch-me moment, one of those times when you catch an artistic dawning. Malpaso's dancers were exceptional.

KCET: Porto's: From Communist Cuba Secret to Southern California Icon

In Los Angeles, Porto’s Bakery is an icon, known for their crisp potato balls, guava strudels, croquettes, thick Cuban sandwiches and grandiose cakes. The lines are impressively long, and they’ve had a steady following for nearly fifty years.

LA Times: Hollywood in Havana: Film posters by Cuban graphic artists are love letters to American cinema

In one black and white poster, Charlie Chaplin peers, curiously, around a darkened corner; in another, musical notes fall from the sky, lingering in the air beneath an open umbrella; in yet another, a black bowler hat containing a bulging brain hovers over a kitchen juicer.

 

CALIFORNIA'S CHAMPIONS

  Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA)   Cosponsor of  Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA)

Cosponsor of Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act

  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)   Cosponsor of  Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)

Cosponsor of Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act

  Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01)   Cosponsor of   Cuba Agricultural Exports Act  

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01)

Cosponsor of  Cuba Agricultural Exports Act