December 3, 2008
Like cupid with his bow and arrow, the owner of a two-year-old speed-dating company hopes to hit a bull?s-eye with a British approach to introducing singles in the Glendale area. Anoush Lauren, owner of Beverly Hills-based SpeedLA Dating, introduced her unique first-date experience to Glendale on Tuesday night at Katsuya in the Americana at Brand. Lauren started the business in London, where she was born and raised. ?When I moved here two years ago, I hired all English girls to help me,?
January 28, 2006
speeddateLocal singles try six-minute `dates' to make friends and maybe more.Ken Kurisu is an outgoing guy who has never had trouble meeting people, he said. But when the La Crescenta resident heard about a speed-dating event, he thought he'd give it a try. He made a connection that first night. No one was more surprised at the match than Dena Gould. She had only gone to the event to provide moral support for a girlfriend, and wasn't even looking for a date, Kurisu said. But that was October 2004 and they've been a couple for more than a year.
August 28, 2002
SERVICE CLUBS Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club has started a new approach to serving the youth of the community by presenting musical instruments to Burbank schools. In the first year of the program, the club presented four cellos to Bret Harte Elementary School. It is the only elementary school in the district that has a string orchestra. Club member Judge Rand Rubin presented the instruments to the school's music teacher, Chris Kneisel, at its annual June concert.
March 17, 2010
The area in and around the Austin Convention Center resembles a college campus with the undergraduates removed. Serious-looking types pound real-time critiques of Web typography panels into their iPhones. Lines for beer and coffee are ubiquitous and lengthy. Napping conventioneers lie on the grass between sessions, undisturbed by the outdoor concerts that begin in the afternoon and last long into the night. Everyone here has badges, and the first thing people often do when meeting one another is look at that plastic lanyard, determining whether the name or occupation makes the conversation worthwhile.
November 8, 2013
UC Irvine students have been trying a relatively new thing called “speed faithing.” The idea, much like speed dating, is to get as much information across to another person in a set amount of time, and hopefully make an impact. Religious students and two atheists gave their 10-minute talks to groups of UCI students, trying to distill their belief - whether Catholic, Mormon, Islamic or none - in a concise way, yet still making it understandable to those outside their faith. Speed faithing was developed by Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core as a way of getting youngsters to interact with people of different faiths.