The Ladies of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Host Premiere Party For “Charity”

Posted on Jul 6 2014 - 1:06pm by Reality LuLu

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Do you live in New Jersey and have an extra $100 lying around? If so, youse guys can attend “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” premiere party on July 13th at a place called “Pure Parsippany.”  The party will go from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. with the show airing at 8 p.m. EST.

Housewives that will be there to party with paying guests will be: Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dina Manzo and newbie Amber Marchese. (It was not mentioned if Teresa is staying true to her ‘cash only’ routine. Memba, Feds are still watching).

I’ve checked out the website for “Pure Parsippany” (which in my humble opinion sounds more like a strip club) and must admit it looks like a nice place with good food. The majority of online reviews give them 4 out of 5 stars. (I reached out to Pure Parsippany for a comment on this event but hadn’t heard back by time I finished this article).

The premiere party apparently is a fundraiser for Dina Manzo’s “Project Ladybug” which raises money (and eyebrows as there were reports a few years ago about the legalities of it) to enrich lives of children with life threatening conditions. It also helps families face financial and emotional hardships. Reports have been that all of the Laurita sisters started this charity but once Dina signed on for RHONJ, she took it over with hopes of raising awareness for it. Interesting enough there is no mention about THIS even on the PLB website.

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Anyhoo back to the Premiere Party.

Reports are that the rift between sister-in-law’s Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga has been put on the back burner. Teresa has bigger things to worry about after accepting pleading guilty to multiple counts of fraud along with her hubby, Juicy Joe. (Although from all of the appearances & photos that Teresa posts you would think she doesn’t have a care in the world). This coming season will do everything possible to (try) and gather sympathy points for the Giudice’s – including tugging at our heartstrings while showing the children crying over the mess their parents created.

[READ] GUILTY: Teresa And Joe Giudice Are Convicted Felons

Is it me or does Melissa look more and more like Jennifer Lopez? (Perhaps we will hear a remix of JLo’s song with title change to Melissa from the Block). Wait even better – – – Teresa from the C Block. Hit me up Melissa, I have a ton of ideas!

Of course Dina Manzo is coming back after being gone a season or two or three (does anyone remember?). She’s going through a divorce, her daughter is growing up, she still isn’t speaking to her siblings and she is Teresa’s BFF. (It was at this point in the article I laid down and took and 3 hour nap. Dina bores me).

Speaking of boring, Jacqueline Laurita will not be back this season. She is writing a book called “Drinking, Tweeting and Playing with Play dough.” (Watch out Brandi you have competition). Caroline Manzo also will not be back she and her fambly will have their own show “Manzo’d with Children” this fall.

[VIDEO] Caroline Manzo’s New Series “Manzo’d With Children” Officially Picked Up By Bravo!

Kathy Wakile and sister Rosie Pierri were reduced to friends of the “Housewives” although in previews we see “Kath” long enough to know that Teresa sticks it to her by announcing she is starting her own desert line. (There is no SHAME in this woman).

We have three new cast members to get to know. Amber Marchese, a longtime friend of Melissa’s, is a cancer survivor and mom of four. She has a Master’s degree in bio-behavioral studies/exercise physiology from Columbia University.

[READ] RHONJ Exclusive: Was Jim Marchese The Whistle-Blower or The Ring Leader of The Fraud?

Next are the twins – Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea are identical twins. Nicole is a divorced mom of two teens who moved back home with her parents. After her divorce, she made a name for herself as a jet broker. Teresa married her husband, Rino, in 1991, got divorced and then married him all over again 11 years later. She helps him run their successful restaurants.

As we reported, Melissa described the drama on upcoming season as “It’s a bumpy road… There’s a lot of things you won’t expect to happen.”

[READ] Real Housewives of New Jersey Preview RECAP: Felons, Fakes, And Frenemies

Tickets for the premiere party cost $100 plus a $5.99 “fee” in advance.

Hold on we aren’t done yet!!  If these ladies aren’t your favorite or if you want to mingle with them as much as you can, The Wakile’s and Rosie will also be hosting a party in the form of a meet and greet on July 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Di Paolo’s Italian Restaurant. Those tickets are $65!

Whose party would YOU rather go to? Sound off in the comments.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey” season 6 premieres next Sunday, July 13 at 8p.m. EST.

 

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  • WestCoastFeed

    Thanks, Reality LuLu. You’ve had the same reaction to Dina as most of us. She puts us all to sleep.

    Now, if I were to pick a party, I’d choose the Wakiles’ affair. For one thing, it includes dinner. But mostly because it includes Rosie. And I doubt there will be any Fraudelini served at all..

  • Excellent blog Reality Lulu!

    Great so another cash only, no receipts rip off. Don’t this crew get tired of the BS. We all know their lives are lie. None of them are rich.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Doc! Aren’t the “newbies” well-to-do?

      • For all outside appearances but they all are up to their foreheads in debt.

        • WestCoastFeed

          And we know that one of the twins had to move back home to her parents after her divorce. Is that Nicole? I don’t have them straight yet.

          • Not sure which one but yup, one of them is living back home with her parents. And the other, her hubby owns restaurants. And the restaurant businesses pretty much operates on debt.

  • TartLemon

    Who do they honestly believe is fooled by this ‘charity’ event? $100/ticket get you “passed hor doeuvres” and ONE glass of Fabellini with Fabellini specials throughout the night?

    Clearly another ‘cash only no receipts’ event. It’ll all be revealed.

    • WestCoastFeed

      What, Tart? You don’t want to fork over $10 for a Fabellini Mojito? And watch Teresa’s side kick stuff your tenner into a paper bag?

    • You see it too! I think Stevie Wonder could see this is bogus event from a mile away.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Tart! It sounds more like admission to party with the housewives.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Who wrote the poster? And misspelled hors d’oeuvres? The restaurant?

    • Marsbars09

      Good catch, WCF. I didn’t notice that.

  • Marsbars09

    What’s up with the cast members throwing parties for “charity”? I feel if they were holding these parties for a charitable organization, the fee would be a lot more than $100 or $65. It sounds more like the price of admission to “party” with the housewives.
    Also, if part of the proceeds are going to Project Ladybug, why doesn’t it list it on the flyer?

    • WestCoastFeed

      The other published flyer says, “All ticket proceeds goes to Project LadyBug and Deborah Hospital Foundation.”

      • TartLemon

        Yeah, the ticket proceeds may go to charity to keep it on the up and up, but where to the ‘fabellini specials’ throughout the night proceeds go? Hmmmmm…..let me guess……

      • twifan2

        Is the place ‘donating’ the space for this event? What about their staff? Those people aren’t serving for free-they have bills to pay. :/
        Again-all shady here!

        • WestCoastFeed

          And will the housewives deduct their appearance fees before the balance is turned over to the charities? Probably.

          • twifan2

            WHO’S paying them? THIS is supposed to be a charity event!
            Are they saying they are ‘being paid’ for tax deduction purposes?

          • Marsbars09

            True dat! Why would the wives expect to get paid for doing something for a “worthy cause”?

    • Walks like a duck, quacks like a …….

      Sounds shady as hell to me.

  • cait

    I always wondered if Teresa had mental health issues, as even when she is shown film that disproves her blatant lies, she still stands her ground with the lie. I thought these people had to be psychologically assessed before appearing ! What went wrong ?

    • WestCoastFeed

      Since we aren’t going to know her legal fate until the end of September, I will be watching the new season to see if I can find any signs of remorse from either Teresa or Juicy. I am sure they are going to regret what they have done to their daughters, but will we say any regrets from what they have done to their creditors?

      • cait

        How many people lost their jobs through this $13m fraud ?

        • twifan2

          Don’t forget Juicy’s scamming of the Hurricane victims also.
          OH & their tenants that time Juicy didn’t pay the utility company were forced out of their apts during the winter for a time.

          • cait

            t/f2, I didn’t know that ! Not sure that Juicy had the balls to do all this on his own, and what about the suspicious ex-partner ? Love this site as Bravo sites are so out of date !

          • twifan2

            Balls—>GREED, that’s Juicy’s & Tre’s motivation thru out their whole mess.

          • twifan2

            Which ‘suspicious’ ex-partner?

          • cait

            Hi T/f2, the partner whose signature Juicy forged, though he said that was normal in their business !

          • twifan2

            Oh Mr. Mastrangelo. That’s the man who just lost a ruling on his lawsuit against juicy. BUT Mr. Mastrangelo is still pursuing the lawsuit!

          • Marsbars09

            I have a feeling Mr. Mastrangelo was an honest businessman. I think he got scammed by Joe.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I’ve been looking at that name and wondering why it didn’t seem right. You mean Joe Mastrapole. But I am not sure of the spelling.

          • twifan2

            That’s it! Thanks again, WCF!
            I couldn’t remember his name-I sounded it out as close to what I thought it was. 😀

          • Marsbars09

            I thought the correct spelling was “Mastrapole” as well, but I copied the way Twi spelled it.
            That’s what happens when you copy Twi. 😉

          • twifan2

            hehehe
            I couldn’t remember his name either, Mars.
            I spelled it as close as to what I thought it was. Next time, I’ll look it up or ask WCF! 😉

          • Marsbars09

            No problem dear. 🙂

          • Marsbars09

            That was the worst!
            Hi Twi!

          • twifan2

            Hi Hi Mars!
            Good Sunday afternoon to you! 🙂

          • Marsbars09

            I hope you’re having a lovely afternoon too.

          • twifan2

            I was til I gave Chats a bath! 🙁
            Addie wasn’t bad. She loves water. 🙂

          • Marsbars09

            I didn’t know you could give cats a bath (?)!. Cats don’t like water, right? Yikes!

          • twifan2

            Chats does. He goes in the shallow end of our pool at home. He wades in the lake. When he’s able to touch the floor, ground-he does ok.

        • WestCoastFeed

          The mortgage fraud? Probably no one. But the bankruptcy fraud is another matter. How many of those creditors were severely impacted? The various constructions crews? That laundry supply company? Joe’s ex partner?

          • Marsbars09

            Doctors and mainly businesses that provide services.
            The Giudices’ are the scum of the earth for bilking decent, honest, hardworking people what’s rightfully owed to them. :/

      • cait

        Joe did show sadness when they were at that ranch and it upped my opinion of him !

        • WestCoastFeed

          Teresa’s crisis PR manager has recently said that she thinks we will see a more real Joe this coming season. And that what have have seen in the past was just a character created by Bravo.

          • cait

            I think he is probably a decent guy with little business acumen and a lot of huzpah ! ( Is that the OK J. Judy saying )

          • WestCoastFeed

            I think he thought that he was outsmarting the system. He probably also thought that everybody else was doing what he was doing, but that he was getting away with more because he was so clever.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            That’s funny “clever”. I wouldn’t NEVER use that word to describe Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            I think you nailed it!
            I’d think that he was more like a “used car salesman” after a couple of hard liquor throw backs.
            RRrrrreeeeerrrrffffftttttt! I’m so catty.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            “This coming season”. I wonder what that means.
            Does it mean then that Bravo caught him on his extra “dates” and on his “drunken monkey” bar hopping? Just Sayin’.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I don’t know what she thinks our opinion of him is now. But I think she meant that we are going to like him better.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Ahhhhh…I don’t believe that she’ll win that bet, if she’s a bettin’ woman.

    • twifan2

      They do go some sort of psych evaluation by the prison committee. Just what sort of evaluation is involved, idk.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Cait! I too am curious to know what’s wrong with Tre and Joe. Doc suggested they may be diagnosed with some kind of psychological disorder while they are incarcerated.
      In regards to potential cast that want to be on reality TV, the producers look for the most histrionic, narcissistic personalities to appear on their shows.

      • cait

        Have you noticed that when Juicy is not around the “Evil One” he comes across as quite a nice guy ? His interaction with li’l Joe and the gorgeous Rosie are so good at times.

        • Marsbars09

          Yes I have noticed. However, I’ve noticed that there is tension between Joe and Joey when they are together. I think Joe and Rosie get along great when they are together (without the “evil one” ;)).

          • cait

            And who created that tension with her lies, M/b09 ? She’s a high maintenance broad, both mentally and materially !

          • Marsbars09

            Agreed. Tre is not the easiest person to be around and appease.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Juicy and Rosie both have that “Hail fellow, well met.” persona. Both are very pleasant and easy to talk to.

        • twifan2

          He does seem to tense up when around the ‘Evil One’! 😀

          • Marsbars09

            Yeah, it’s like he has to be “on guard” or something.

    • Hi Cait…. Welcome to AATT! 🙂

      • cait

        Thank you DS ! So glad to be here and not reading YaBoo, et al trash, and the rubbish posts on Bravo ! Love Andy Cohen, though as he’s not afraid to ask the questions, unlike thatVivica Divaca woman !

        • twifan2

          cait. are you near to Selby?

          • cait

            Is that Selby, Yorkshire ? Cos I am in South Manchester.

          • twifan2

            Yep, Yorkshire

          • cait

            Lots of bikes at mo, hey ! Lucky Bl**d*rs, cos I’ve been stuck here with a gin ‘n tonic and a good film ! I’m now having a PITY PARTY ! THANKS A LOT !

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Gin ‘n tonic, ay. That doesn’t sound like a pity Party.
            That sounds like a Pahrtee!
            I just got myself a Hard Cider to wash down some Trader Joe’s Hawaiian Barbeque P. Chips. Yumm.

            Thanks for the subliminal suggestion!

          • cait

            Got me !

          • twifan2

            What’s the film?
            Cheers! 🙂

          • cait

            Apparently Kim told Andy, just before his match, that Bambi’s mother didn’t make it, and it broke his heart !

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Are you speaking of the Tour De France?

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      I personally think that the Tre household of females has a low grade Turner’s Syndrome possibility. “Demonia” especially has the “look”.

      • twifan2

        I think it’s mostly greed.

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          Oh yeah, Greed goes without saying.
          But Milania/Demonia actually “looks” like she has some degree of Turner’s Syndrome. It’s a rare syndrome that reads out with having one of the characteristics that “reproducing” is pretty much ziltch.

  • nan/4

    Would I go? Hell no! Not even if I OWNED the place!! ;-/

    • cait

      Hey nan/4, just think how much you would save on the heating bill !

      • twifan2

        LOL cait. 😀
        I need to save on my electricity bill.
        32C here today. 🙁

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          Oh My…Dat’s wayyyy too cold!
          In the OC it’s like 90. Yesterday it was 94 degrees.
          Yeow!

          • twifan2

            32C=90F
            Hot, humid=STICKY

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Oh…Open mouth, insert foot up to the hip! I didn’t pay attention to the “C”.

          • twifan2

            🙂
            Cheers

      • nan/4

        LOL! 🙂

    • twifan2

      Oh nan! Let’s both of us go. We’ll get Vince to be our arm candy! 🙂

      • nan/4

        HA! 😉

  • cait

    Humour a poor Irishwoman ! Who is the Giudice’ s 4th child, how old and where is she ? Can’t be a behaviour prob as Milania is shown !

    • twifan2

      Audriana. I don’t remember how old she is tho. I think maybe 5yrs old.
      I don’t see her as being as bad as Milania. 😮

      • WestCoastFeed

        Audriana is 4. I think she was born in September, so she is close to 5. Teresa claimed that she was the first baby born on reality tv. However, Nicholas Laurita was really the first. He had his 5th birthday recently. I am hoping that Manzo’d with Children shows his birthday party.

        • twifan2

          Thanks WCF! 🙂
          As usual, Tre is wrong. 😀
          Maybe in terms of first baby girl born on reality tv?
          I rather see Nicolas’ birthday party over the Juicys’ birthday parties. From pics on Instagram, Nicolas’ party looked family based, fun. 🙂

          • WestCoastFeed

            As usual Teresa thinks the world revolves around her. Of course her baby was the first, Nicholas just doesn’t count.

          • twifan2

            Will Tre be the first HW to be in Federal prison?

          • WestCoastFeed

            Now there is something she can really boast about!!

          • twifan2

            We need Bam to make a tee shirt for that occasion! 🙂

          • WestCoastFeed

            Tell bam the 4th of July is over and it is no longer his birthday and that he needs to get cracking on a new t-shirt for Tre’s incarceration. Or else we will all be submitting rush orders.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Drat!
            West,
            HAPPY BIRTHDAY, happy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THIS IS YOUR DAY TO HAVE GREAT OLD TIME!
            Badah Boomp!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Thanks. TPaA. Almost time to break out the boxed wine.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Do you need a straw??
            I’d bet that Twi already sent out the Sprinkle Cookies, to YA.

          • twifan2

            Left yesterday! 🙂
            I have straws too. Bendie ones 🙂

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            West can go on a “bender”. Arn Arn Arn!

          • twifan2

            :p
            LOL 😀

          • WestCoastFeed

            It’s almost 5 o’clock. I’m getting prepared.

          • twifan2

            WAIT!!! I’m supposed to wait til 5pm?!
            I never got that memo! :/
            *tells Chats to hide memo under the bed*

          • twifan2
          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            THAT…was great fun to watch.
            I know that West really enjoyed it! I had a big ole smile watching the whole thing!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Oh, my. how did I miss seeing this one? Two great cards today. Thank you so much!!!!

          • twifan2

            You welcome. Enjoy! 🙂

          • Pinky Pie

            I’m to the point where I don’t believe Teresa will ever be punished. It is taking way to long. Does anyone know whether Joe’s DMV fraud is still going to court on July 14th? Did that get post phone as well?

          • Pinky Pie

            It’s not that I want to see someone marched off to jail. But, to me, these two have admitted to so many crimes for such an extended length of time. I just don’t understand how they are getting away with it. I find it frustrating, and I’m sure you agree. Seriously, Joe got tagged in 2010 ( or 2009) and still no trial. HOW? Do you think they turned over evidence on someone? Wouldn’t it be kind of funny if it was his father, and the old guy found out? I just don’t understand how they are doing this. Plus, I think they hid a lot of that money somewhere. Also, I don’t think Teresa should be allowed to leave this country until ALL of their debt is paid if her husband is deported. Sometimes it makes me feel Ike I am rooting against her, when in reality, I just want to see some justice. Even a small punishment of 6 months to a year in jail would make me happy.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            BAM and BOOM!

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Tre’s just too Macho!

        • cait

          Wouldn’t put it past Teresa to make Jaq shove her boy back so “Tre”thful
          is the winner once again !

          • WestCoastFeed

            I just had a visual of Teresa in the hospital labor room with Jac, shouting, “Cross your legs!!! I am first!!!”

          • cait

            Just had a great laugh WCF, 38yrs ago I begged doc, during labour, to shove my baby back, and make it all go away ! Well it was New Year’s Eve and I had other places to be ! BTW he’s a great son !

          • WestCoastFeed

            That’s a great story!!

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Ha He Ha Ha Hah.

          • LMAO!!! Why didn’t you tell me it was your birthday????

          • WestCoastFeed

            I whispered it, but you were busy partying,

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            You are so kind…West.
            I heard about it when the Bambino said he was a boomer baby (on the 4th) on the third.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Love your snark, Cait!

          • cait

            I’m old I’m allowed to SNARK !

          • twifan2

            Snarkism knows no age! 😉

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            I particularly think that it gets better with age. No vinegar, or perhaps it’s more vinegar with age, for Snarking.

          • twifan2

            Panache! 😉

          • cait

            I love you, if I was 6 months younger I would marry you !

          • twifan2

            LOL ok! 🙂

      • Pinky Pie

        Yet.

  • cait

    No, No, No ! We have Gia, Demonia and Adriana ! WHO is the FOURTH ?

    • twifan2

      Huh?
      Gia, Gabriella, Milania, Audriana

      • cait

        Ta t/f2, thought Gia and Gabriella were the same kid ! Where is Gabriella ?

        • twifan2

          2nd born

        • WestCoastFeed

          Gabriella is the 2nd daughter. She’s the one that doesn’t look like a mini Teresa. She takes after Juicy’s side of the family. She is camera shy and quiet and gets overlooked all the time. She is 9.

          • cait

            Does she look like a mini Joe ? What an improvement !

          • WestCoastFeed

            She is the prettiest of the Giudice children.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            I totally agree with you. She really is a gem.

          • cait

            The others have THE EVIL LOOK, especially Demonia, but I think Gia was not as innocent as it seems ? Maybe she was used, but at 13yrs I was in the know, plus they told her all the family probs going on !

          • Pinky Pie

            I agree with you 100%. I have wondered if that little girl is shy, or being ignored because she doesn’t look like Teresa. What do you think? Shy or ignored, or the smartest person in the family:)

          • twifan2

            Oh no, she’s a prettier version of Juicy. 🙂

          • cait

            You guys are making me laugh and I’m trying to watch CSI ! Not fair !

          • twifan2

            Which CSI?
            nvm, I don’t watch any of them any more.
            Tonite is True Blood! 🙂

          • cait

            An old Grissom, but am loving Ted Danson !

          • twifan2

            Ted Danson from Cheers?

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Yeah, T. Danson was a follow up after Grissom bagged the program.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            I’ve gotten hooked on MI5. Also really liked “Luther” a lot.

      • cait

        Gosh, she didn’t make an effort to give her 2nd child a unique name of her own !

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Hi Cait, I’m Tre’s pics aren’t Angelic. And indeed, welcome to AAtT.
      We are quite an eclectic bunch of gals and guys. You’ll quite enjoy this site!
      I love your Demonia tag

      • cait

        Ta TPaA, The kid’s a monster, even the Manzo boys were scared of her !

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          I second your emotion (and the Manzo boy’s as well).

          • cait

            They said if they not watch out she’d stab them in the eye with a fork !

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Unfortunately, I think that a lot of folks have that same fear for “Demonia”. That doesn’t bode well for her future, ay.

  • cait

    Will miss Jacq as she is a lovely person and was raising awareness of autism, though so shy ! My grandson has severe autism, but being the UK, once diagnosed, has had great help ! I imagine if you are poor, in the US, you can just jog on and suffer by yourself !

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Actually, our schools particularly attend to students with Autism at least in California.
      I teach students with all degrees of special needs from being part of the general education program, learning disabilities/challenges up and through multiple handicapping conditions including students with Autism. I particularly like the students with severe handicapping conditions. My students are between Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. They keep me young.
      It’s seriously great to hear that students with all ability levels are getting good assistance in the UK!

      • WestCoastFeed

        California is a blue state, we take care of our children. But I worry about kids in the deep South where so many think all the poor are undeserving poor.

      • cait

        So sorry TPaA, we hear over here that if you guys don’t have good insurance, you get left aside which is why I thought Jaq was helping. Then we had the story of the autistic boy, kept in a cage, though most people were sympathetic to the parent’s plight !

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          I work in L.A., CA. But not in LA Unified.
          If a child is at risk at birth, they get assistance almost immediately. When they get close to 3, the wheels are turning to get them into preschool and are part of the program that fits their needs from 3 years old and on up. That goes from severe/profound involvement up through the whatever least restrictive environment there is that works for that child.
          If they aren’t initially recognized to have needs for assistance there is a secondary program called Search and Serve that seeks to identify students/kid who have needs but haven’t been attended to.
          Like West said, in CA (and I presume across the USA as well) this state really attends to the needs for our students with extra educational needs.
          No insurance necessary.

          • cait

            Sweetheart, I understand, but this family dropped under the radar.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            My heart hurts for them and YOU since you had to see your cared for one’s get treated so poorly.
            You never forget.

      • cait

        TPaA, worked for years, with the abused children that nobody wants, then they closed the homes and pretended to foster the kids ! What they did was put them into private care homes for half the cost and half the care ! Broke my heart.

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          I totally believe you that your heart just felt like it was pounced on with very sharp nails piercing it
          What a shame! Has it gotten any better?.

          • cait

            Never will. I remember all the kids I tried to help !

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Uhhhh…I’m so sorry that the cherubs who were fortunate to have YOU work with and for them had at least that opportunity to know that someone cared for them, like YOU!
            Always Blessings and Hugs too.

      • Pinky Pie

        TPAA, you are right. Our schools in California give wonderful care to ALL students with disabilities, at least as a teacher we do share the same view. I cannot believe the students that have seen me in stores recognized and hugged me. They are truly sweet souls. I loved your post.

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          You’re sweet and fuzzy Pinky.
          Thanks for backing up the CA info.

          • Pinky Pie

            It’s easy to say when it is completely true. I just thought you should have some support.

  • twifan2

    Happy Birthday West Coast Feed from all of us here on AATT! We wish you the happiest of happiest birthdays! 🙂
    Hope you having a great one!

    http://www.rubberchickencards.com/cards/sc_rube_bday.swf

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      SOH COOL!
      I was absolutely enthralled watching it all happen!
      You’re dah Best and it’s not my B-Day!
      Too much… country fried lips!

      • Hey TTaA!!!!

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          Yoh Mama!
          What’s shakin’ bacon?

    • What?……Why didn’t I know about this?

      A BIG Happy Birthday to phenomenal woman. YOU are the glue that holds this site together. Love you West!!!! May your day be filled with happiness and joy.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Thanks. Doc. Not only is it my birthday, but the Giants won today.

        • twifan2

          Whoa! Double hitter! 🙂

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          WooHoo. West is Swinging for a Homer!

        • Awww, CONGRATS! That’s the perfect b-day gift for a perfect woman. You’re da best, West!

        • I hope you like the cake! 🙂

      • Marsbars09

        Awwww….how sweet!

      • Birdie11

        CUTE!! 🙂

    • WestCoastFeed

      Aww, thank you, twi. What a great card!!!

      • Marsbars09

        Happy b-day, WCF! I hope you enjoy your special day.

      • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

        Happy happy birthday West! Hope you have an awesome birthday!

        • Hey lady!! You got mail 🙂

          • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

            Howdy Hey Doc! Thanks will check it out right now. Happy Sunday!! Hope you & the family had a great 4th.

          • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

            Got it! Thanks Doc. Hope to have some free time tomorrow so I will be able to send you one back. We are way too busy. Work & life is just way too busy lately. Hoping for some kind of respite soon. Enjoy the rest of your evening Hon!

      • Birdie11

        I’m so late! HAPPY BIRTHDAY WCF!! Hope it’s been a wonderful day!

      • Norrth

        Aw! Sorry I’m late. I hope your big was a BIG DAY and that you were treated well on your special day.

    • This was so cute. Loved it, Twi.

  • Caroline posted the pic below pic of Lauren Manzo and Vito. This is 1st pic I’ve seen of Lauren where she looks like she’s finally starting to lose weight. Her arms looks smaller. She still has a broad face but there’s not much she can do about that. I think she looks good here.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Great picture of Lauren. And Vito looks like he has dropped a few pounds, too.

      • You can really see the weight loss now.

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        Holey Moley…she looks fabulous and he looks like he’s her father. Ooops!

    • Norrth

      Such a great picture. It’s funny to think that Albie tried to kill the relationship when it first began, because Vito was his buddy, and now they’re getting ready to tie the knot and he’s still a single man. Good for Vito and Lauren for following their hearts.

  • Norrth

    I wouldn’t put a wooden nickel in Dina’s hands. Add Teresa to that mix and I wouldn’t put an imaginary nickel in either hand.

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