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March 2, 2006

Important Info for the Deaf/ Hard of Hearing Community ( In California )

From: Dhhreport (WRAD) - Calif, USA - Mar 2, 2006


1. News Flash- Brokeback Mountain with Open Captions- March 5 (12:30pm) and March 6 ( 7:00pm)- Culver City, CA
2. WRAD Gathering at Century City Mall- March 3rd- CANCELLED
3. "Hitchcock Blonde", a play - March 11- South Coast Repertory
4. WRAD Italian Night- March 28- Monte Carlo's in Burbank- BACK AGAIN!
5. WRAD Bike Day- Saturday April 8 ( New date)- Santa Monica, Ca
6. "As You Like It" - A Play at Pasadena Playhouse- Sunday April 9th
7. Holocaust Remembrance Day- Sunday April 23rd, Los Angeles
8. National Racquetball Association of the Deaf Tournament- April 28-30-
Fullerton, CA


BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN will be shown in Culver City in the Los Angeles area with open captions

Sunday March 5th- 12:30pm showing with OC
Monday March 6th- 7:00pm showing with OC

Rated- R

Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams

Pacific Theatres
Culver Stadium 12
9500 Culver Blvd
Culver and Washington
Culver City, CA

310- 360-9565


The film tells the story of two young men-- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.

This is a good film and has been nominated for many Academy Oscar awards.
Do not miss seeing it.

WRAD Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gathering at Century City Mall is CANCELLED on Friday March 3rd due to lack of interest. This event is also cancelled on the first Friday of the month as we are going to relocate to an event in the San Fernando Valley on the first Friday of the month starting in April. Look for our future announcements.

ASL Performance at South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA

written & directed by Terry Johnson

interpreted by Paula Dunn

Saturday March 11 at 2:30pm

Segerstrom Stage

"A big, bold adventure!" raved London's Evening Standard when the inimitable Terry Johnson premiered his fascinating new play that's part theatre, part cinema. What was the dark secret that caused the great Alfred Hitchcock to obsess over beautiful blondes in jeopardy? At a villa in the Greek isles, a British professor and his beautiful young assistant sift through the clues (and the reels of disintegrating celluloid). As the cinematic mystery cuts back and forth between 1919 on a London soundstage and 1959 during the filming of that unforgettable shower scene, illusion and reality collide with shocking results.

Please call the box office at 714-708-5555 (voice) and mention code 73 to get the special ASL discount rate of $20 per ticket.

Recommendation: This fascinating jigsaw puzzle of a play is for mature theatre-goers who will be caught up in the mystery—and in the complex relationship between the man and woman who unravel it. Adult content, sexual situations, nudity and smoking.

WRAD is happy to present a 30-mile round trip bike day along the beach from Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach round trip !!!!!! The date has been changed from March 18 to April 8th.

All day Saturday
April 8th, 2006
10:00am to 4:00pm.

The bicycle path along 15 miles from Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach takes you through some of the most colorful beach towns anywhere. We will stop for lunch at the Hermosa Beach courtyard around noon. Food there is fabulous and affordable. You may shop, eat, rest, and entertain other friends at the courtyard. Everyone is welcome. This is going to be a fun day to meet new and old friends. Also, it is a very good exercise for your body and strengthen your muscle legs to have 30 miles round trip on the bicycle. You will have a good night sleep after you are exhausted from riding all day. This is a fun ride for everyone. We are not racing against Lance Armstrong.

Meet us at the Santa Monica Pier parking lot betweeen 9:30am and 9:45am prior to our departure at 10:00am SHARP!!!!!! (The event will be cancelled if rain or heavy fog) Go to to get directions by clicking on the website "map". If you don't have a bike , you can rent them near the pier. Come early to get good bikes at the rental shop. Parking fee is $7.00 for the day. The weather for this time of the year would be cool and breezy so you may want to bring a light sweater just in case.

Reynaldo Llarena, WRAD 1st Vice President and Coordinator of DHH Bike Day at the Beach. For more information, contact Reynaldo Llarena at

Sunday, April 9, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.

The Pasadena Playhouse invites WRAD friends and members of the deaf and hard of hearing community to join us for an ASL Interpreted Performance of Cornerstone Theater Company's adapation of "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare. The Bard's comedy is set in Pasadena and tackles issues of love, same sex marriage and politics! These timely issues unfold hilariously in this two-act play. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased online. Use code ASL for your discount. There will also be a post-performance discussion with cast immediately following the performance. This will be ASL interpreted as well. Please help support our 2006 ASL Series at the Pasadena Playhouse! ASL students welcome ($15 tickets with valid I.D.). For more information contact Gay Iris Parker at gparker@pasadenaplayhouseorg.


The Nuremberg Trials
and their legacy

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary
of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg


SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2006
1:45 p.m. program

Pan Pacific Park (north end of the park) between Beverly Blvd. and Third St.
(adjacent to The Grove and Farmers Market)

A canopy will provide shaded seating for all attendees

Richard Fendrich, Sign Interpreter
Requests for reasonable accommodations
must be received no later than March 17, 2006

Free transportation available by pre-registration only - buses will leave at 1:00 p.m. from the Federal Building (corner of Veteran and Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood) and at 12:15 p.m. from the Bernard Milken Jewish Coimmunity Campus located at 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills and from Valley Beth Shalom located at 15739 Ventura Blvd. in Encino.

For further information, call 310-821-9919 or 310-280-5010
We must teach our children and all humanity to never forget.

DIRECTIONS: The site of the Los Angeles Holocaust Monument is at the north end of the city of Los Angeles' Pan Pacific Park, situated between Beverly Boulevard and Third Street.

By car it is equidistant from the San Diego 405, the Santa Monica 10, the Harbor 110 and the Hollywood 101 Freeways.

By bus, the MTA offers continuous service on Fairfax and La Brea Avenues traveling North and South as well as on Beverly Boulevard and Third Street going East and West.

The National Racquetball Association of the Deaf
21st National Racquetball Tournament
April 28-30, 2006
Please visit their website at if you want to register to play in
the tournament. Fans are also welcome to visit.

The Fullerton Marriott is the racquetball tournament headquarters. The address of the hotel is 2701 East Nutwood Avenue, Fullerton, California 92831. Click here to get a map and directions. It is only $86 per night for up to 4 people staying in the room during the tournament weekend. Call at this number 800-228-9290 this to make a hotel reservation by April 6th.

April 6, 2006 is the deadline to reserve at this special rate.

WRAD hosted the past National Racquetball Tournament in the 1980s in the San Fernando Valley, California with over 100 players and it was really fun. We are glad to see the National Racquetball Tournament coming back to Southern California in Fullerton, Orange County, and hope for a great turnout of players.

NOTE: There are more events sponsored by WRAD and other organizations listed on the WRAD website at (You can look at the WRAD homepage or go to the Calendar) or you can go to for more general deaf and hard of hearing community events.