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Ava Anttila by Jonny Kahleyn Dieb   In honor of International Women’s Day this week (March 8), we are featuring an Around LA with Ava column from a few years ago entitled…

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Around LA with Ava® DEFLATED IN LA

Around LA with Ava® DEFLATED IN LA Ava Antilla A deflating and inflating spring in LA Do you ever feel like the wind has been kicked out of you? If…

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AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Around in Circles

. AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Around in Circles It’s here! Welcome to 2017, Finland’s 100th year of Independence. The collective excitement is palatable and unbounding as this year opens and…

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AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Gratitude

Ava Anttila AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Gratitude There is a restaurant in Larchmont Village, CA called Café Gratitude.  This vegan establishment definitely has the “LA vibe”.  The menu heading is…

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AROUND LA WITH AVA ®: Spooks and Saunas

AROUND LA WITH AVA ®:  Spooks and Saunas Ava Antilla The Sauna; Part 2 Celebrating saunas and the Finnish sauna culture should be a fun adventure in this year leading…

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AROUND LA WITH AVA®: The Sauna Starts In Southern California

Ava Anttila by Jonny Kahleyn Dieb AROUND LA WITH AVA®: The Sauna Starts In Southern California A benefit of being on Planning Committees is that you hear of lots of…

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From Finland to Stardom, an Afternoon with Actress Taina Elg

From Finland to Stardom: An Evening with Taina Elg Event photos by Jonny Kahleyn Dieb   Finlandia Foundation hosted ‘From Finland to Stardom: An Evening with Taina Elg’. Through anecdotes,…

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AROUND LA WITH AVA®: A DATE FOR LIFE

Los Angeles is a city of great love stories—real and fantasy.  Let me tell you one of them.  After all, February 2016 has Valentine’s Day and Sadie Hawkins’ Day—that every…

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AROUND LA WITH AVA®: MANY HAPPY RETURNS

  Many Happy Returns??  Americans have never quite bought into Boxing Day when the rest of the world blatantly returns gifts that “… do not fit” without guilt.  And, to…

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WOMEN

Ava Anttila by Jonny Kahleyn Dieb   In honor of International Women’s Day this week (March 8), we are featuring an Around LA with Ava column from a few years ago entitled…

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FINNISH EDUCATOR PASI SAHLBERG TOURS THE U.S.: WHY THE FINNISH EDUCATION SYSTEM WORKS

FINNISH EDUCATOR PASI SAHLBERG TOURS THE U.S. Reporter: Tomi Hinkkanen Photos by P. Shalberg, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho, Karri Huhtanen and  ‘Tungsten’ Finnish education system has repeatedly been ranked as the best in…

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SUPERMODEL SUVI’S GREEN HAVEN

REPORTER: TOMI HINKKANEN – LOS ANGELES PHOTOS: JONNY KAHLEYN SUPERMODEL SUVI’S GREEN HAVEN Suvi Koponen’s modeling career got started at 16 when she won a Finnish modeling TV show. The…

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DARUDE, THE FINNISH STAR DJ TOURS NORTH AMERICA

DARUDE, THE FINNISH STAR DJ TOURS NORTH AMERICA REPORTER: TOMI HINKKANEN – ATLANTA, GA PHOTOS BY MICKEY McNULTY AND TIM WILSON Ville Virtanen, aka Darude, is best known for his…

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THE PIA PAKARINEN PHENOMENON

STORY: PIA PAKARINEN REPORTER: TOMI HINKKANEN – LOS ANGELES PHOTOS: JONNY KAHLEYN MAKE-UP AND HAIR: KRISTINA DUFF Pia Pakarinen by Jonny Kahleyn  © The Finnish beauty queen was crowned Miss…

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Lotta vei tarinat Amerikkaan – Elma Maisack December 6, 1918-April 16, 2019

Kaliforniassa syntynyt Elma Maisack (entinen Manninen) palveli lottana Suomessa talvi- ja jatkosodassa. Sodan jälkeen hän palasi Kaliforniaan. Hänen päiväkirjansa kertoo sota-ajasta yksityiskohtia, jotka tuppaavat muuten jo unohtumaan – kuten Hitlerin…

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Advance voting in the United States for the Presidential Elections of 2018

Advance voting in the United States for the Presidential Elections of 2018 Advance voting for the Presidential Elections 2018 is possible in the United States on January 17. – 20.,…

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AROUND LA WITH AVA®: FULL COSMIC CYCLE

Ava by Jonny Kahleyn Dieb Full Cosmic Cycle Around LA with Ava® Did you map your way to the path of totality of the eclipse this summer? Did you plan…

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Around LA with Ava®: Shades of May into Hues of Blue

Around LA with Ava®: Shades of May into Hues of Blue A children’s ditty goes: “Spring has sprung, The grass is riz, I wonder where the flowers is?” The traditional…

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