Archive for April, 2009

Aging Gracefully and  Confidently

Aging Gracefully and Confidently

By Lilith Berdischewsky, R.N., B.S. I remember my grandma at the age of 55 as a beautiful woman who looked like… a grandma. No doubt, the times have changed. Average 50-60 year olds are still actively in the work force, and are not hesitant to date after a divorce. Our mentality has changed. We no […]

“Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes” is Coming to the El Portal Theatre

By Jim Farber During his tragically brief life — just 29 years — Hank Williams changed the face of popular music in America, and inaugurated the modern era of Country Western Music. 11 of his recordings reached  No. 1 on the Hit Parade including classics like “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” […]

Circle of Care Foundation’s 6th Annual Art Sale and Exhibition Dreams on Canvas

Circle of Care Foundation’s 6th Annual Art Sale and Exhibition Dreams on Canvas

This extraordinary event will be held May 2-3 at CityArt Gallery in Van Nuys. Featuring over 200 pieces of original works of art, Dreams on Canvas will once again delight art enthusiasts and collectors with a wide array of mediums. The VIP gala on Saturday, May 2 will feature live music, great food, cocktails, a […]

Why Carmen Trutanich Should Be the Next City Attorney in Los Angeles

On Tuesday, May 19, the voters of Los Angeles will go to the polls to elect a new City Attorney. They’ll replace the termed-out incumbent with one of the candidates who survived the primary election. But will that be Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich? Or will Jack Weiss be the next City Attorney in Los Angeles? Make […]

Raising a Reader – Instilling a Love of Reading in Your Children

By Dr. Raymond J. Huntington Most parents understand the importance of reading aloud to young children – it encourages listening, helps develop language skills and vocabulary, and teaches children to associate reading with enjoyment. However, as your child grows older and becomes busy with school, homework and extracurricular activities, he or she may not have […]

Nuts to You

104 degrees in April! It is amazing how quickly the weather changes from extreme cold to extreme hot here in Southern California. One night a few days ago, we made a fire (in the fireplace, of course), and we were bundled up on the couch. Today, the air conditioner is pumping its brains out because […]

Exciting Summer Classes Available for Bright and Gifted Children

Exciting Summer Classes Available for Bright and Gifted Children

Enrichment Classes for Gifted Children (ECGC) is offering an exciting summer education program for bright and gifted children at the Valley Magnet School (VAS) campus in Lake Balboa. This summer’s theme is called “Exploration Nation,” and classes are specifically designed for bright and gifted children. More than 80 exciting and unique educational topics are being […]

Ask The Expert

Hello Mr. Lamoureux, We live in an HOA and our water pressure is very low. We had a plumber come out and he said, “The city is bringing it in at 55 lbs. of pressure which should be fine.” I don’t know if this is high or low but our shower pressure, especially upstairs, is […]

Friends of the Studio City Branch Library

Friends of the Studio City Branch Library

New Jersey native Robin Maxwell was a successful occupational therapist when the 15th and 16th centuries and women “ahead of their time” became her obsession. She moved to Hollywood, became a parrot tamer, casting director and finally, a screenwriter. Working for the major studios and networks, Maxwell wrote comedies, dramas and feature animations for Disney. […]

TV Land Awards Puts Spotlight on Classic Shows and Stars

TV Land Awards Puts Spotlight on Classic Shows and Stars

Walking out on stage at the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal Studios, producer Michael Levitt gave a pep talk to an audience packed with classic TV stars. Prior to the taping of the TV Land Awards, Levitt thanked the showbiz veterans “for giving us so much happiness. You gave us the shows that we remember so […]