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The Witches Of Fairfax Manor

Maybe you have heard about the Griffith Park Monster, you may have even heard about all of Hollywood’s haunted hotels that are cursed with the spirits of old Hollywood’s brightest stars from the past, but, has anyone ever told you the story about the witches of Fairfax Manor? It is a dark story that has yet to be fulfilled, some say the Fairfax Manor has a rich and colorful history that has been documented in films, written about in novels, sung about in songs, and enjoyed by many throughout the decades. Countless nights in The Manor have been filled with… Keep Reading

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District 4 Presents-What do you think?

Did you ever wish you had a mentor? A mentor that could give you the life changing advice that would take you to the breaking point and then lead to you succeeding? Well District 4 understands that not everyone is able to get access to the people at the top of the game (in whatever profession). We decided to do something special for this article. We compiled some of the tried and true advice methods together and present them for those who may not be sure if they are going down the right road or if they have completely falling off… Keep Reading

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LGBT+ Communities Facing Healthcare Discrimination Thanks To Trump Administration

Imagine the feeling of growing up in a body that doesn’t reflect the person you are in your heart, having that feeling of being singled out for most of your life and when you are finally accepted for who you are you go to your doctor for a routine check-up and get turned away for it. That is a world that many transgenders are currently facing by being unable to access modern healthcare due to their personal welfare and gender identity. This year the Trump administration proposed to roll-back healthcare rights that protect against the discrimination of LGBT people and… Keep Reading

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Camp Lightbulb

1: What is Camp Lightbulb purpose? To create a fun environment for LGBTQ youth that allows them to be carefree and connect with peers while challenging them to grow and step out of their comfort zone. 2: What made you decide to create this environment? We saw that there was a need for LGBTQ youth to have a space they could share with their peers and let their guard down and just have fun and let loose. 3: What do you hope to achieve by having this summer camp? We hope to cultivate a group of LGBTQ youth that will… Keep Reading

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District 4-Members of Ground Zero-An Interview with Dan Pena

Everyone understands that working hard, discipline, and networking are major components to succeeding. There is lots of basic advice offered for aspiring moguls, entrepreneurs, and wannabe millionaires. This article is not that, in fact it will do its best to get you as the reader to understand that you may not want what you are asking for; to be successful-truly. Let’s be honest for a moment, most people when they say I want to be “famous” “rich” “own my own business” Or “Self-made” are not really asking for those things. What they are really saying is I want enough money… Keep Reading

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Raif Derrazi Shares His Experience Living With HIV

Raif Derrazi has created a lane of his own by truly embracing his identity and taking on every obstacle in his path head first, inspiring and motivating so many people along the way. As an award-winning body-builder, he never misses an opportunity to take his shirt off but there is so much more to his story than his impeccable physique, he is HIV+ and has become an advocate for educating the public about HIV/AIDS awareness and information. He speaks about breaking stigmas and living his best life by fully exposing his personal experiences to share with the world. I was… Keep Reading

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Interview District 4-Follow up David Ryu

When District 4 began it really took off, a lot of the reason why is because we introduced the riveting section with an interview introducing a great Councilman. We promised to continue that interview and here it is, as District 4 presents the follow up; an interview with Councilman David Ryu. We began the interview with the question of homelessness. Understanding that Los Angeles is one of the homeless capitals in America despite the efforts of non-profits like Community Nest Foundation (CNF) and PATH (just to name a few) the homeless epidemic this year was on the rise. We asked… Keep Reading

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District 4 Presents Back Lot- Strategies for Future Hollywood Moguls

When you look at the “entertainment business” you often see the directors, producers, and stars getting all of the glory in Hollywood. However, it is actually the studio moguls and head executives that really run the business for the entertainers. This is an article for the striver, that person that has stars in their eyes believing that show business is all about the show. Many have come to Hollywood seeking a creative outlet, fame and fortune but before long (sometimes even long after one achieves their intended goal of being a well-known in their chosen career) one realizes that however… Keep Reading

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SaMo Pride 2019: Santa Monica’s First Premiere LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration

Join the experience with The LGBT Sentinel while we celebrate Santa Monica’s premiere LGBTQ+ PRIDE’s month-long calendar of events which began June 1, 2019. The city of Los Angeles has always been a pioneering community in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender-inclusive heritage festivities by being first to ring in celebrations such as the first ever PRIDE parade and the continuous fight for the human civil rights of LGBT+ citizens. The City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources (OHR) released America’s first LGBT Historic Context Statement through Survey LA which gives an in-depth description of the history of our LGBT… Keep Reading

The Gender Identification Flags You Should Know About For Pride Season!

How many gender pride and identification flags do you know about? The ‘complete’ guides to queer pride flags on the internet do little to recognize the multiplicity of gender identities and their respective flags. So, this pride season we thought we would share some flags you don’t see everyday! We have seen transgender, agender, non-binary, genderqueer and genderfluid flags before – but what about the others? Some of you may be thinking- there are more? The simple answer is yes- a lot more. With more gender identities gaining visibility under the transgender and non-binary umbrella, this guide highlights some lesser… Keep Reading

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