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Ericka Lozano-Buhl


Ericka is the Associate State Director of Digital Strategy for AARP California, managing the state office's social networks and online outreach.

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Porgy and Bess

AARP Member Discount to Porgy and Bess in Los Angeles

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

If you love live performances, we have an AARP member discount just for you at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles! On select dates, the Ahmanson Theatre is offering AARP members and their guests a special ticket offer* on the Gershwins’ legendary Porgy and Bess. Porgy and Bess, one of theatre’s most unforgettable love stories, has come of age in a contemporary new adaptation celebrated with the 2012 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical. At the heart of this production is a score of Gershwin standards, including …

Golden Ticket

Get Your Free “Golden Tickets” to the Second Wind Tour in San Francisco and Los Angeles!

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

We have a limited number of FREE “Golden Tickets” available for the Second Wind Tour coming to San Francisco on Wednesday, April 16th and Los Angeles on Friday, April 18th. The tour, inspired by Dr. Bill Thomas’ new book, will offer a unique theater experience blending the spoken word, innovative set design, film, and music to start a conversation about “life after adulthood.” The Second Wind Tour is visiting 25 cities this spring to offer audiences powerful insights into slower, deeper, more connected ways of living …

Donna Davis

Chief Evangelist for California’s Small Business Owners Ready to Help You Dream Big

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

After speaking with Donna Davis, it would be difficult not to be excited about the idea of becoming an entrepreneur. Her official title is Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region IX, but she calls herself the region’s “Chief Evangelist,” an apt term for a woman who is a leader, motivator, and tireless advocate for small businesses in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, and Guam. Her passion for small business stems from her own experience as an entrepreneur. Davis, …

Blanca Castro, AARP California Manager of Advocacy

The Turning Point: A Caregiver’s Story

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Guest post by Blanca Castro, AARP California Manager of Advocacy We all have a turning point in our lives. Mine came when I was 15 years old, as I witnessed my mother collapse during a massive stroke. She was just 39 years old and the stroke left her permanently paralyzed on her left side. On that day almost 40 years ago, I went from a typical teenager in a family with six children to one of several caregivers for my …

Debbie Dalton, AARP California

Entrepreneurship: Risky Business or Fulfilling Encore?

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Guest post by Debbie Dalton, AARP California Associate State Director of Outreach When you were young, did you have a lemonade stand, a paper route, a babysitting gig, or yard care business? I did. When I look back at those early jobs, I realize I was experiencing my first taste of entrepreneurship. I was making many of my own decisions, managing my money, and marketing my work. After working all these years for someone else, I get the craving sometimes …

Cesar Chavez movie poster

AARP California Presents Free Screenings of Cesar Chavez

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

We’re proud to host three free screenings of the new film Cesar Chavez on March 27, 28, and 29 in Los Angeles, Whittier, and South Gate. The movie, directed by Diego Luna, is a cinematic portrait of the well-known union and civil rights leader. Admission is free, but space is limited and RSVPs are required. The film stars Michael Peña in the title role, along with America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich. Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn …