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Wellness: March 2015


Where the Wild Things Are.
LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Griffith Park) - http://www.lazoo.org 
Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach) - http://www.aquariumofpacific.org
Horseback Riding in Sunset Canyon (Hollywood) - http://www.sunsetranchhollywood.com 
Where you can Taste (once) Wild Things. 
Belcampo Meat Co. (Downtown and coming soon to Santa Monica) - http://www.belcampomeatco.com/restaurant/los-angeles
Animal Restaurant (Beverly Grove) - http://animalrestaurant.com 
Jiraff Restaurant (Santa Monica) - http://www.jirafferestaurant.com 
Langer’s Deli (Westlake) - http://www.langersdeli.com 
Or Not…Eating Not-Meat can be Good Too. 
Crossroads (Mediterranean-themed vegan restaurant with Oprah’s former chef, Tal Ronnen - Beverly Grove) – http://www.crossroadskitchen.com 
Gracias Madre (Mexican vegan - West Hollywood) - http://graciasmadreweho.com
Shojin (Japanese vegan and macrobiotic cuisine - Downtown and Culver City) - http://www.theshojin.com/index.htm 
Hatfield’s (Contemporary American with four-course, vegetarian prix-fixe option – Hollywood) - http://www.hatfieldsrestaurant.com
We love you. Take care of yourselves. 
Work hard. Play hard.
Feed your minds. Feed yourselves.
Explore and be happy.

Wellness: February 2015

Things to do that will tickle “other” parts of your brain piece
Museum of Jurassic Technology (Century City) - http://www.mjt.org 
Metropolis II at LACMA (Downtown) - http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/metropolis-ii  
Downtown LA from Observation Deck at City Hall (Downtown) - http://www.365-la.com/2013/03/256-la-city-hall-observation-deck.html 
The real Lebowski House (Beverly Hills) - http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/greystoneparkmansion/?NFR=1
Star Party at Griffith Observatory (Los Feliz) - http://www.griffithobs.org/programs/publictelescopes.html 
Eat this - Sawtelle ("Little Osaka") Edition
Morinoya (Japanese tapas) - http://www.restaurant-morinoya.com 
Seoul Sausage (Korean-infused street food) - http://www.seoulsausage.com 
Tsujita (Japanese noodles) - http://www.tsujita-la.com 
We love you. Take care of yourselves. 
Work hard. Play hard.
Feed your minds. Feed yourselves.
Explore and be happy.

Regional SGIM

THANK YOU to all SGIM attendees/presenters and CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners from this weekend’s Regional SGIM Meeting!
(of note, not all attendees or winners present in photo)
Clinical Vignettes

1st Olawale Amubieya University of California, Los Angeles "Heart failure presenting as abdominal pain"

2nd Angelica Zen, University of California, Los Angeles /Cedars-Sinai “Surfer’s myelopathy: a rare nontraumatic spinal cord injury associated with novice surfers"


Student Clinical Vignettes

3rd Natasha Cuk University of California, Los Angeles "Management of treatment refractory gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma"


We are so proud.


Wellness: January 2015

Laughter is an instant vacation – Milton Berle
Louie CK at The Forum 1/11/2015 - https://www.louisck.net/tour-dates 
Riot LA in Downtown 1/16-2/2015 - 1/18/2015 - http://www.riotla.com 
Body Exercise
Will Rogers State Historic Park – hike, visit the horses, and tour the amazing retreat of the 1930s icon, Will Rogers - http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=626 
Ice skating in LA (open until 1/19/2015)
— The Rink in Downtown Burbank (Burbank) - http://dtnbur.com/event/the-rink-in-dtn-bur-2
— Woodland Hills Ice (Woodland Hills) - http://woodlandhillsice.com/ice
— Downtown on Ice (Pershing Square) - http://holidayicerinkdowntownla.com 
— ICE at Santa Monica (Santa Monica) - http://www.downtownsm.com/ice 
Right Brain Exercise
Sink or Swim: Designing a Sea for Change – Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City) - http://annenbergphotospace.org
Target Free Monday at the LACMA (Downtown) 1/19/2015 - free day at the museum and live music by Minyo Station at 12:30 and 2:45 pm - http://www.lacma.org/event/target-free-holiday-monday-0 
Eat this
Cheeseburger Week (Pasadena) 1/11/2015-1/16/2015 - http://www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com 
LA Cookie Con (Pasadena) 1/25/2015 10am-5pm – Pasadena Convention Center - http://www.lacookiecon.com 
We love you. Take care of yourselves. 
Work hard. Play hard.
Feed your minds. Feed yourselves.
Explore and be happy.

Wellness: December 2014

Thanks for all of your outstanding work and dedication this year and this holiday season.  Take some time to enjoy your friends, family, and various festive activities around LA in your time off this year.


ICE at Santa Monica

Think the only skating to be done in LA this holiday season is on four wheels? Think again! Head to downtown Santa Monica for some good old fashioned ice skating. 


ICE at Santa Monica



LA Zoo Lights

Holiday lights return to Griffith Park-- now at the LA Zoo!



Old Pasadena Artisanal Holiday Market

Enjoy the quaint streets of Old Pasadena at this festive day of crafts, eats, and holiday cheer.





Happy Thanksgiving!

Teresa was kind enough to get Thanksgiving delivered to the residents on call this Thursday! The chiefs could not be more thankful for all our outstanding residents who worked so hard this holiday weekend to care for all our sick patients. 

Wellness: November 2014

Exposition Park – for the big kid in all of us!
Natural History Museum – Blue diamonds, dinosaurs, nature lab!
California Science Center – Space Shuttle Endeavor, Galapagos in 3D!
California African American Museum – Films, plays, studio art!
Los Angeles Coliseum & Sports Arena – Walk in the footsteps of giants or just watch a football game!
Eat This
Mercado La Paloma - Mexican, Oaxacan, Thai, Ehtiopian, and shops!
Local Fun
ICE in Downtown Santa Monica – Ice skating in Southern California, Admission with skate rental : $15 (November 1, 2014 — January 19, 2015) 
We love you. Take care of yourselves. 
Work hard. Play hard.
Feed your minds. Feed yourselves.
Explore and be happy.


Congratulations, Dr. William Finch, Dr. Brenton Bauer, and Dr. Faysal Saab for winning the Doctor's Dilemma Competition (Jeopardy-style game) at the ACP Regional Meeting!  They will be representing Southern California at the national competition in Boston in April! Go team UCLA!


Wellness: October 2014

Fall foliage anyone? Autumn has come!



ROGA: Santa Monica Pier

Enjoy a free group run and yoga on the beach!





Halloween comes to LA:


Take your pick! From theme parks, to “Haunts on Wheels”, to haunted houses, a cauldron of fun and spookiness is brewing…



Downtown LA Art Walk:

Music, galleries, people galore.  Enjoy this free event the second Thursday of every month!




Have fun, and take care of yourselves :)









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