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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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KATÉA’S BIG HOLLYWOOD DÉBUT

STORY & PHOTOS: TOMI HINKKANEN Katéa in Hollywood. Finnish singer Katéa was introduced to the Hollywood music professionals at the annual Musexpo music convention held at the Roosevelt Hotel across…

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HAPPY CAMPERS TIINA & KIMMO

REPORTER: TOMI HINKKANEN – JOSHUA TREE, CA PICTURES: TIINA PURTONEN, JONNY KAHLEYN & TOMI HINKKANEN Tiina Purtonen and Kimmo Heinström know how to survive in the wilderness. Tiina Purtonen and…

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THE DAYS OF YRJÖ AND LEONORA PALOHEIMO

  Fenyes Mansion has gone through a complete renovation and is now open to public. The fabled Fenyes Mansion in Pasadena recently reopened to the public after a three-year, 1.7…

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OBAMA WINS SECOND TERM

Obama gives a rousing victory speech in Chicago, after having won the election for the second term. The long battle for the White House is over and Democratic Barack Obama,…

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PASTOR JARMO TARKKI SERVES WESTERN FINNS

Story, pictures: Tomi Hinkkanen There’s a new pastor in town. Jarmo Tarkki began his tenure as the Lutheran pastor of California and Texas Finns April 1st, 2012.   Pastor Jarmo Tarkki…

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