Archive for August, 2009

The COOP—Dreamed Up By Two Moms, Adored By All Kids!

The COOP—Dreamed Up By Two Moms, Adored By All Kids!

Juliet Boydstun and Lucinda Lent (the founders of the COOP) were friends for over 15 years before they had kids. They hung out in cool places, had interesting conversations, and wore high heels. Then Juliet had a baby. Then Lucinda, and one more for each quickly followed. No more cool coffee houses or leisurely lunches; […]

Love is in the Air – and Wendy & Jon Will Soon Be There Too!

Love is in the Air – and Wendy & Jon Will Soon Be There Too!

Your Tolucan Times is happy to announce the grand prize-winners of the American Airlines contest providing two first-class, round trip tickets. And the winners are… Wendy and Jon Hauptman, long-time Toluca Lake residents whose travel dream has just come true. When we met the young couple, along with Tolucan Times head honcho Mardi Rustam and […]

It’s Magic

It’s Magic

The very first time I went to the Hollywood Magic Castle, I didn’t get in. It was the occasion of my 25th birthday, and it was to be a surprise. Cal Howard, a fellow Disney gag writer and friend of mine who knew Milt Larson (co-owner of the Castle with his brother Bill), had arranged […]

Burbank Temple Emanu El Holds Annual Open House

Burbank Temple Emanu El Holds Annual Open House

By Lori Oliwenstein Burbank Temple Emanu El’s Religious School — like BTEE itself — is a small, tightly-knit community, dedicated to creating a supportive, nurturing environment, and instilling a love of Judaism and a solid foundation in Jewish learning. “We have a holy task ahead,” notes Religious School Director Rabbi Janet Bieber. “The initiation of […]

Dear Tolucan Times Staff,

(In regards to Nadia Eftedal’s Rhythm Room cover 8-12-09) Dear Tolucan Times Staff, Your cover feature on August 12, “Nadia Eftedal’s Rhythm Room Brings Ballroom to Kids,” inspired us to attend an event where Nadia’s students gave a demonstration. They were superb! Nadia’s kids performed beautifully. Nadia and her teachers are to be congratulated! Thank […]

Theatre-Lovers LOVE the Falcon

Theatre-Lovers LOVE the Falcon

By Chelsea Sutton Since 2002, the Falcon Theatre has offered 5-play subscription seasons to theatergoers across Southern California. While most subscribers are local San Fernando Valley residents, the Falcon attracts subscribers from Apple Valley to Orange County to Ventura– and they return year after year. Theatergoers love the Falcon, and the love is mutual. Longtime […]

Emmys to the Engineers who made TV History

Emmys to the Engineers who made TV History

The summer of 1969, 40 years ago, the crew of Apollo 11 landed on the moon. If you were around then, I’ll bet you remember exactly where you were when you first saw the unbelievable images on TV. It was a live transmission from the lunar surface that was shared with more than 600 million […]

A New Version of a Very Old Mother Goose Rhyme

Hey! diddle diddle, a City Hall riddle. Our “leaders” are trampling the rules. They waste our money, our rights they ignore. They betray our trust behind the closed door. Our Leaders Are Trampling The Rules. They routinely violate Civil Service Rule 1.26. They act as if Charter Sections 541 and 1019(a) don’t exist. They think […]

Studio-837- A Transformative Urban Living Environment

Studio-837- A Transformative Urban Living Environment

Prospective homebuyers and real estate investors will marvel at Studio-837, a stunning new 4-story condominium complex from Canfield Development. Canfield, (who brought us the trend-setting Universal Lofts and upscale residences in Brentwood, Bel-Air, Westwood and Marina Del Rey), has created another contemporary masterpiece of urban architecture and unmatched modern design. Located on Moorpark Street in […]

Auto Nirvana in Monterey

Auto Nirvana in Monterey

It could be argued that the Monterey Peninsula is one of the most scenic and serene locales in the state, if not the country. Between the terrain, the coastline, the forests and the climate, the area situated along California’s central coast is a great place to spend some time. That’s even truer for any fan […]