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Rescue Train’s Race For The Rescues Event Sunday Oct. 24

Are you a Gleek and a pet lover? Then this event is for you!*

The Rescue Train is holding its 5th annual Race for the Rescues event this Sunday, October 24 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The day will include a 5k, 10k and kids fun run along with lots of entertainment along the way. The proceeds benefit 10 non-profit pet rescue organizations in LA. There will be a huge silent auction, face painting for the kids and lots of pet shopping to dress up your four legged friend in time for Halloween. And if you were looking to adopt a new four legged friend, there will be dog and cat adoptions all day through the LA Animal Services and Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

And  your celebrity hosts for the event? Jane Lynch from Glee along with Carrie Ann Inaba from “Dancing With The Stars” and Danielle Fishel from the Style Network’s “The Dish.” Get your Gleek on!

Registration starts at 7am with races starting at 8:30. All events will wind down around 1pm. For a full schedule of events and to sponsor racers or make general donations to The Rescue Train, click here.  For more general info on The Rescue Train, please click here.

*I’m looking at you, Blogging.la author Queequeg!

Photo of "Jetta Rose," one of many pets who need homes via Rescue Train

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale: They’re Just Like Us!

During my freshman year of college in Oregon, I brought a friend home for his first-ever LA visit. He told me he’d be satisfied if he saw one of two things: A hooker, or a celebrity. I’m proud to say that I was able to produce both. (Courtney Cox was the celebrity, and this was during the height of the Friends craze, so it was pretty spectacular. She looked hot, and actually talked to us for a little while. My friend, who was from Scappoose, Oregon, was totally thrilled.) I’m definitely not a starf*cker, and I’ve lived in this city long enough to be decidedly unfazed by celebrity sightings. That said, there’s always something slightly amusing about encountering recognizable personalities in real life. It’s this strange collision of fantasy and reality, illusion and truth. In any case, today’s encounter was cute. My man and I walked the dog over to the La Brea Tar Pits park, where we immediately encountered a handful of paparazzi shooting a couple with a baby exiting the Page Museum.

“Who is that?” I asked Charlie Cox, resident musician there.

“Gwen and Gavin,” replied the somewhat smug couple standing with him.

“Oh,” we said, and continued on across the park, where we started kicking a soccer ball around.

A few minutes later, the paparazzi had joined us, and my man was saying hello to someone behind me. Continue reading Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale: They’re Just Like Us!