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National Hellenic Society Celebrates New Milestone at Annual Conference

The National Hellenic Society (NHS), a prominent non-profit organization which promotes Hellenism in America, held its annual conference from October 10 to 13 in Santa Monica, California. Besides honoring important members of the Greek American community for their service to...

Greek Surgeon Stavros Tombris Receives ”Physician of the Year” Award

Stavros Tombris, MD, PhD, DDS was recently given the ''Physician of the Year'' award at the annual Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Conference in Irvine, California. Tombris serves as the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Athens Euroclinic Hospital and...

Greek Play ”My Mother’s Sin” Performed at Loyola Marymount University’s Caloyeras Center

On Friday, October 19th, 2019, Yiorgios Vizyenos’ “My Mother’s Sin” was performed to a packed room of LMU students and community members. The story was interpreted by Rena Kyprioti, an alumna of The Art Theatre of Karolos Koun, in a...

Greek Butchers to Participate in the "Olympics of Meat" in Sacramento in 2020

Greece's national team of professional butchers, dubbed "Meating Greece," will compete in a competition called the "World Butcher's Challenge 2020," which will take place in Sacramento, California on September 5, 2020. The World Butchers' Challenge is a global competition in...

Anthony Kontaratos, The Greek NASA Scientist Who Saved the Apollo 13 Crew (video)

Anthony Kontaratos was truly one of the unsung heroes in the history of NASA, as he was not only the engineer responsible for saving the crew of the Apollo 13 mission, but also one of the scientists who placed the...

LA Lakers Sign Kostas Antetokounmpo, Brother of Giannis

The NBA's Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday signed Kostas Antetokounmpo, the younger brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, to a two-way contract after claiming him off waivers from the Dallas Mavericks. Kostas Antetokounmpo, 21, appeared in two games for the Dallas Mavericks...

Greek Scientist Invents System to Produce Oxygen on Mars

Konstantinos P. Giapis, a professor of chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) recently invented a completely innovative way of producing oxygen from carbon dioxide. His brilliant idea could become the foundation of future human missions to Mars,...

Veteran Actor Ronn Moss talks about ‘The Bay,’ European Tour and Visiting Greece

Veteran actor Ronn Moss (ex-"Ridge Forrester" on "The Bold and The Beautiful") chatted with this Greek-American journalist about his portrayal of John Blackwell on the hit digital drama series "The Bay" on Amazon Prime and his European music tour....

NASA Grants Fellowship to Greek Post-Doc Researcher in California

Dr. Georgia Virginia ("Gina") Panopoulou is one of twenty-four scientists who were recently granted a fellowship by NASA to conduct postdoctoral research in California. Panopoulou obtained one of the very few prestigious fellowships which is sponsored by NASA's Hubble Fellowship...

Eleni Kounalakis Named California’s International Affairs and Trade Chief

Lieutenant Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis has recently been designated by Governor Gavin Newsom as his top representative to advance California’s economic interests abroad. Eleni Kounalakis was sworn into office as lieutenant governor of California in January, becoming the first...