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2009: A Reach Magazine TV Review

What a great year we had here at Reach Magazine TV!

We finished shooting for Reach Magazine TV and are awaiting the launch in 2010, we have our own network, LA Media TV, and four more shows are in the works:

  1. Eso Es, the first of it’s kind, a daily bilingual talk show with a multicultural music video countdown featuring celebrity guests and an up and coming music artist each episode

  2. What’s Hott, centering on the most current and hottest trends in fashion, beauty fitness, health, dining, and entertainment in the L.A. area

  3. PUSH, an inspirational, extreme sports show which gives the youth an opportunity to check out their favorite extreme sports role models  pursue their dreams through sports, and…

  4. Time Out 4 Billy, shows a glimpse into the Rockabilly lifestyle through fashion, accessories, tattoos and music.

And on top of it all, our faith and strength in our Lord Jesus Christ has only become stronger and clearer and is the main fuel pushing everyone here in the office to get our groundbreaking new shows to you, the true believers, and we would like to thank each and every one of you who has kept up with Reach Magazine TV and Hosts J-Love, Sherrie Marlene and J.O. and we promise that 2010 will be one of the biggest and most exciting years to come! Stay tuned!  Peace and Love

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December 31, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, events, family friendly, music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Facebook Changes Face of Privacy

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s main goal for the last 5, almost 6, years has been to make the world a more open and connected place for internet users, and we here at Reach Magazine TV think that they’ve done a fantastic job.

One of the newest (and most innovative) things to happen at Facebook has been their recent change to Privacy Protection and Control.

The new update, which was rolled out to the 350 million Facebook users worldwide on Dec. 9, was the first among internet services to offer such control.

You may remember seeing a notification box at the top of your news feed page the last time you logged into your Facebook that asked if you wanted to update your privacy settings or keep them the same.

Well if you decided to update, brand new tools are opened that let any Facebook user decide who, what, and how they send their info to.

Instead of using networks like school, city, etc. they are changing settings to include sending info to Friends, Friends of Friends, Everyone & Customized.

Everytime that you make a post you are now able to select a privacy setting within the post and edit your audience to who you want your information to go out to.

So that means that depending on whether you just found a rotten tomato is lameville, you just posted a photo of you and mom, or you want all your friends to know you’re watching J-LoveSherrie Marlene, and J.O. on Reach Magazine TV, your privacy is directly at your fingertips.

Thanks Facebook!

Source: PRNewswire

December 11, 2009 Posted by | family friendly, Informative | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Building a Foundation with Habitat for Humanity

This past Saturday, Reach Magazine TV joined Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity for an event in Chino Hills, CA to help raise a “Dime a Day” to build a home for the deserving Cessna family.  Over a year ago, plans were made to raise money to build the Cessna family a home in the city.

The fundraising began on October 5, 2009 as part of World Habitat Day and will conclude January 5, 2010 with the collecting of the dime jars at Johnny Rockets at The Shoppes in Chino Hills.

A beautiful and deserving home takes a lot of time and effort to build; the Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity knows because they’ve built 10 homes in Chino and 37 throughout the area.

Helping someone in need is something that should be done on a regular basis, it not only makes them feel special, but it will make yours and your families lives that much more rewarding. Like it says in the Bible “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9

“The amazing staff at Habitat for Humanity truly have a heart to help others succeed and that is the exact message we live by on Reach Magazine TV,” says host J.O., “If anyone wants to make a change, contact your local Habitat for Humanity and see what you can do, there are plenty of families who need someone to care.”

Reach Magazine TV will be assisting in building the Cessna home in Chino Hills. “We’re so excited to be a part of this project,” says host Sherrie Marlene, “I can’t wait to see the look on the family’s faces when they see their completed home for the first time.”  J-Love, Sherrie Marlene and J.O. at the Habitat for Humanity Event

November 24, 2009 Posted by | charity, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aint No Party Like a Miracle Party

The Miracle Project creates a comfortable environment for children to express their creativity.  It is a theatre and film arts program for children with special needs and their typically developing siblings and peers.

One of the main things I loved about the Miracle Project is Elaine and the other instructors flowed with whatever direction the kid’s wanted to go while still maintaining structure within the program,” says Reach Magazine TV host Sherrie Marlene, “It was very apparent the kids were speaking straight from their heart, and it was refreshing to me because that’s what Reach Magazine TV is. We bring you heart, whether in the form of a child, an organization, or a situation.  It is shedding a little light on the many things that can make a difference in the world and it all starts with the heart.”

Often times the ability of children with special needs are underestimated.  When given the opportunity, these children can show us all in most cases, they have the biggest hearts to give.  That is what the Miracle Project does, it allows children to show their heart, and in return these children inspire others to help change the world. 
 
“After participating in one session of the Miracle project I was left with a new appreciation for my own children; the class made me realize the importance of supporting my children’s creativity.  I look forward to visiting all my new friends at the Miracle Project again.” – Sherrie Marlene 
 

The Miracle Project was documented for an HBO production called Autism: The Musical, which won two Emmy Awards.

Big thanks to Elaine Hall (Founder & Creative Director) and Diane Isaacs (Co-founder & Producer) for having Reach Magazine TV join the Miracle Project for a night of singing, acting, and expression!

“Elaine founded The Miracle Project in order for children to cultivate rich and joyful milestones with new friends, family, and community members. That sense of belonging amplifies each child’s and parent’s sense of thriving growth. Through her program and the many volunteers who come together to assure its success, Elaine is committed to providing the celebratory experiences and connections with one’s peers, which she believes is every child’s birthright.”

November 19, 2009 Posted by | family friendly | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Is Friday the 13th As Unlucky as They Say?…

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Friday the 13th always brings such mixed feelings to everyone these days.  Is it an unlucky day? Is it a lucky day? Do I avoid mirrors and ladders and cats? Do I stay inside all day long and avoid anything that can bring bad luck???

Try this word on for size…Paraskevidekatriaphobics.  This is someone who is afraid of Friday the 13th and if you are one of these people, you should probably stop reading now or be forever afraid of this day of the week.

Friday has been considered an unlucky day for a long time.  Jesus was said to have been crucified on a Friday according to scripture and there is also “Black Friday” which has been associated with huge sales the day after Thanksgiving and also with stock market crashes and other disasters.

But what about the number 13?  Why is it considered such an unlucky number to some but a lucky number to others?

Some say that the number 13 was considered a lucky number by ancient China and Egypt.  Egyptians believed that the number 13 signified death but not in a bad way.  They believed in 12 stages of life and the 13th is death in a glorious transformation.

On the other side of the spectrum, Norse mythology believes that 13 people sitting and dining with eachother is bad luck and one will die within the next year.  Did you hear that there were 13 people sitting at the Last Supper with Jesus Christ? And he died on a Friday remember?…

It’s said not to change your sheets on your bed on Friday or it will bring bad dreams…

They say not to drive on Friday the 13th because studies show that there have been more accidents on that day…

Don’t start a trip on the unlucky day either…haven’t you heard the story of the H.M.S. Friday?

About a hundred years ago in Britain, Sailors who were afraid of setting sail on Fridays because it was considered unlucky were going to be shown that Friday was not an unlucky day and a special ship was commissioned called the H.M.S. Friday. They launched the ship on a Friday, chose the crew on a Friday, made her captain a man named Jim Friday and she set off on her maiden voyage on a, you guessed it, Friday.  The ship and her crew was never seen or heard from again

But bad luck is not for everyone. Take J.O. at Reach Magazine TV, who both agree that Friday the 13th is just another day.

“I don’t believe in luck,” says J.O., “There are blessings and divine instruments and there’s horseshoes and hand grenades.  I’ve walked across so many black cats and broken so many mirrors and nothing has happened yet.  I LOVE FRIDAY THE 13TH!”

Whether you have a bad outlook or a good one like J.O., remember that Friday the 13th is just another horror movie, just another day.

Here’s some interesting ideas on how to Beat Bad Luck on Friday the 13th.

November 13, 2009 Posted by | events, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How do you know when God speaks to you?

How do you know when God speaks to you? Reach Magazine TV host J.O. shares his personal advice below on how to recognize when God is talking to YOU. 

Imagine yourself blindfolded in a room; now imagine you have to recognize your mom’s laughter. Would you be able to do it? If your answer is yes, then in the same way you’d be able to recognize if God spoke to you. 

Have you ever had a thought that made you smile, or you told yourself ‘I love you’, ‘you’re amazing’, if so, well that’s God.

We don’t normally pat ourselves on the back, so when you have that positive reassuring voice in your head know that it is a message from the higher power.

J.O. of Reach Magazine TV“He speaks differently to everyone, some people think they have to hear His voice and have a back and forth conversation, but that’s not the case. Sometimes He can speak to you through a thought, a person, a book, a sound, or a smile,” says J.O. 

The same way you’d recognize your mother’s voice behind the blindfold is the way you recognize God’s voice, by getting to know Him. 

J.O. recommends you read the bible, “the more you are on the word, the more He will speak to you. If you’ve ever had a thought that made you smile, listen; it’s God.”

November 11, 2009 Posted by | family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reach Magazine TV; Edutaining the Masses

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J-Love remembers “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” with fondness. He wants television to have similar offerings once again – entertainment that’s cool and wholesome, something you can watch with the entire family.

“[Reach Magazine TV is] something that’s fun and cool,” said Sherrie Marlene, “It’s not your cookie-cutter Christian show.”

Reach Magazine TV will feature music videos, celebrity interviews and segments on fashion trends. The first show will feature an interview with actor Ving Rhames (to air on LA Media TV).

To read the full article, click here.

Source: Daily Bulletin, November 3, 2009.

To learn more about Reach Magazine TV, visit the official website.

November 3, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Do You Know About Halloween?

Did you know, according to a Halloween statistics sheet posted on SunnyinLA.com, that…

There were 36 million Trick-Or-Treaters between the ages of 5 and 13 visiting approximately 111 million homes last year on Halloween? Or that…

1.1 Billion pounds of pumpkins were bought, carved, and/or consumed in 2008? And that…

About 23 pounds of candy was consumed per capita by Americans last year?

Go bananas this Halloween just like Reach Magazine TV’s J.O. in his banana suit and Sherrie Marlene playing nurse! Have a safe but spooky Halloween!

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October 30, 2009 Posted by | events | , , , , | Leave a comment

Blogger Beach Cleanup WrapUp

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As you may know, the Reach Magazine TV crew participated in the Blogger Beach Cleanup in Santa Monica at Ocean Park this last Saturday and had an absolute blast!

Over 120+ volunteers and bloggers showed up for the event and in just 20 minutes picked up an amazing 39.5 lbs of trash!!

Big thanks to Siel at green LA girl and Sarah Bayles of The Daily Ocean for coming up with the great idea to spend just 20 minutes cleaning up the beach and making it cleaner and safer for all of us.

The Blogger Beach Cleanup took place on International Day of Climate Action. Learn more here. And don’t forget to stay tuned to Reach Magazine TV ~ you won’t want to miss Sarah Bayles easy tips on conservation and what YOU can do to make a difference!

“It’s good to do something good for the planet,” said Reach Magazine TV host J.O. about the beach cleanup, “It’s really just the small things that can change the overall bigger picture.”

October 27, 2009 Posted by | events, family friendly, Green | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blogger Beach Cleanup

bbc-badge-1The Reach Magazine TV team will be joining Siel of green LA girl, Sara Bayles of The Daily Ocean  and other green-minded Angelenos for the Blogger Beach Cleanup Saturday, October 24 in Santa Monica, CA.

We will be picking up trash on Santa Monica Beach at Ocean Park between lifeguard stations 26 and 27 from 4:20 p.m. until 4:40 p.m.

The 20 minutes cleanup is open to anyone – blogger or not!  Learn why the clean up is only 20 minutes long at The Daily Ocean’s project.

“I’m looking forward to being so hands on with cleaning up the beach and helping to protect the environment at the BBC,” says Reach Magazine TV co-host J.O., “We’re all really excited to help out and spread awareness, and not only for cleaning beaches but helping to pick up trash at the local parks and even just picking up after yourself.”

If you’re in Southern California this is a great opportunity to celebrate International Day of Climate Action, help make a local SoCal beach cleaner and healthier, network with like-minded bloggers and even win prizes!

Learn about the prizes, how to sign up for the BBC, who is participating and more at green LA girl’s blog here.

About the organizers:

The Daily Ocean is a blog written by Sara Bayles, who’s cleaning Santa Monica beach for 365 non-consecutive days and documenting the process in a creative effort to bring attention to beach and ocean pollution.

green LA girl is Siel’s personal blog, covering eco-happenings in the L.A. area and beyond.

October 22, 2009 Posted by | events, family friendly, Green | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment