Archive for April, 2009

Why Do I Need an Appraisal?

1. Insurance: Provides information which will assure a replacement of equal utility, quality and value. 2. Estate: For tax liability purposes, when the fair market value of the jewelry exceeds $5,000.00. 3. Comparison: Used to verify the identity and quality claimed by a third party, or to verify the value. 4. Divorce Settlement: An appraisal […]

My Unwelcome Mat

One of the nice things about having the opportunity to write a column, besides the contribution I have no doubt made to birdcages throughout the Valley, is that I get to express my opinions to the public, and although I try not to be a kvetch, I’m not above it either. In case you are […]

Lakers Take 3-1 Lead Over Jazz

Lakers Take 3-1 Lead Over Jazz

There are home-court advantages in the NBA, and then there is Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The place is noisy, with a loyal fan base, and many of the more than 19,000 cramped along the sideline and baseline, making it nearly impossible for opposing players to hear one another. The arena resembles a […]

Elijah Dukes Sends Good Message

Elijah Dukes is an outfielder for the Washington Nationals, and made headlines recently when he was fined by the team for being late to a game. His reason was that he was attending a Little League function. Now what’s wrong with this picture? Dukes was at an Opening Day ceremony in nearby Virginia, and after […]

Community Calendar

April 29 Skirball Cultural Center- Brandeis National Committee of the San Fernando Valley Chapter will be holding an author’s lecture and luncheon entitled “Words, Wit and Wisdom” on Wednesday. All proceeds benefit the Brandeis Life Program Research in curing Neurodegenerative Diseases, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s (ALS) Disease. We invite readers to join us. For […]


Brand Library Art Galleries The Brand Library Art Galleries is pleased to present Selected Curiosities featuring the artwork of Monica Furmanski, Janet Neuwalder, Michael Pearce and Jennifer Tenace. Their work will be on display May 16-June 19 with an opening reception Saturday, May 16 from 6-9pm. Selected Curiosities showcases the work of four Los Angeles […]

Los Angeles

The Norwalk Regional Library is Now Hosting the AARP Driver Safety Program It’s an 8-hour course that teaches drivers, age 50+, how to compensate for age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction times. The course will be held May 12 (Tuesday) and March 14 (Thursday) from 10-2pm. Please call the library to register. The course […]

North Hollywood

International Speech and Evaluation Contest Toastmasters Rising Star Club is proud to announce that one of our members, Joshua Dann, has won in the speech category of this year’s International Speech and Evaluation Contest held April 15. Josh will soon be advancing to the next level.


Annual Juried Art Student Show This popular annual exhibition features work by currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate art students at CSUN. Selected from over 300 entries, 60-70 works are chosen by art professionals. Works in various media including animation, computer design, graphic design, video, drawing, ceramics, painting, printmaking, illustration and sculpture, and more are on […]


Fatal Pasadena Crash Highlights Lessons for Parents During Special Enforcement Period The fatal crash Wednesday, in which an Altadena mother and her 9-year old daughter were killed and two younger children severely injured, marks a tragic wake-up call to parents, according to an Altadena-based non-profit. “Our hearts go out to the family impacted by this […]