My Thank You Note to President Trump

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Mr. President, I did not vote for you and I never thought I would be saying this but I owe you a debt of gratitude. Less than a week into your presidency you have already done for me something I do not think Mrs. Clinton could have or would have done had she been elected president.

Your words and actions have inspired me. They have struck a chord deep within me. You have challenged me to be and do better. The violence in your words and actions have been a mirror before me. I do not like what I see. I do not want to be what I see. I may not have said or done many of the things you have; that, however, is not an excuse or justification for the violence that does inhabit some of my thoughts, words, and actions. In that regard, maybe we are not…

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Hollywood’s Legendary Formosa Cafe Has Closed! Another Iconic Institution Dies In Tinseltown!

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Goodbye To The Legendary Formosa Cafe…

Alison Martino, who created the great website “Vintage Los Angeles”, posted this on Instagram tonight:

“Well, it’s unfortunately official. @theformosacafe has closed and the building is for lease.”

Alison told me that “Esotouric’s Secret Los Angeles” broke the story, but once she shared it on her website, it went viral.

Alison has spent so much of her time trying to keep vintage Hollywood alive, and this is just more awful news…but the building owners are apparently looking for new tenants – so there is hope!

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Hollywood’s Legendary Formosa Cafe!

Here’s the history of the restaurant, according to wikipedia:

“The Formosa was founded in 1925 by 1920s prize-fighter Jimmy Bernstein. Bernstein operated his establishment initially in a Red Car trolley located just east of The Lot Studios.

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Generations of movie stars such as Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable have eaten meals at The Formosa. Frank…

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