Archive for September, 2009

Universal Studios Hollywood Presents All New “Halloween Horror Nights”

Universal Studios Hollywood Presents All New “Halloween Horror Nights”

For 16 Nights Beginning This Friday, October 2 Four new maze experiences, six new scare zones, a new “Terror Tram” backlot experience, a “Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute” and a new “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” production all add up to completely re-imagined Halloween Horror Nights for 2009 at Universal Studios Hollywood. The […]

Bob Turns Sixty… Big Boy That is!

Bob Turns Sixty… Big Boy That is!

  Master of Ceremonies, the entertaining Bill Nye “The Science Guy.” Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant in Burbank/Toluca Lake is celebrating its 60th year by going solar! A wonderful celebration was held on Thursday, September 24 with a dedication ceremony and many renowned business and community leaders present. It began at 11am with the entertaining Bill […]

22nd Annual Taste of Encino

22nd Annual Taste of Encino

October 11 is quickly approaching and with it comes the 22nd Annual Taste of Encino. The Taste of Encino has evolved into an incredible street festival in the San Fernando Valley. From its simple beginnings with a few restaurants in 1986 with a few hundred visitors, the Taste of Encino has evolved over the years […]

In Defense of Dead People

True story. A friend of ours was at our home recently for dinner. During the course of the evening, she happened to see an autobiography on our bookshelf of a very famous movie star, someone that she liked. Since she had never read the book, she asked if she might borrow it. My wife was […]

TRU, Chicago

TRU, Chicago

Jackie: We want to talk a little more about Chicago. Our weeklong summer visit was so outstanding; it’s hard to let go of our thoughts. And the dining! If you want a real, knock-your-socks-off steak, it’s hard to go wrong in Chicago. I melted at a steak house called Rosebud. Basically memorably-delicious and over abundant. […]

The Fitness Legend, the Custom Car Legend and the Jazz Legend All Have Something to Celebrate!

The Fitness Legend, the Custom Car Legend and the Jazz Legend All Have Something to Celebrate!

Godfather of Fitness It was a night to celebrate life, health and vitality at Jack LaLanne’s 95th birthday party. The “Godfather of Fitness” enjoyed turning another year old and told everybody, “I can’t afford to die—it would ruin my image.” Lou Ferrigno and Montel Williams laughed, along with hundreds of Jack’s friends and family. After […]

Ask Sandy

Dear Sandy, Over the years I have loaned money to a number of family members and friends, and some have repaid me but most of them have not. I now find myself in financial need but the people to whom I’ve loaned money are not stepping up to pay back what they owe. They don’t […]

Not Your Father’s Station Wagon

Not Your Father’s Station Wagon

One of the success stories out of General Motors in recent years has been the Cadillac CTS. Now in its second generation, the crisply styled sedan shows that an American company can build a world-class car to compete with the best from Europe and Japan. People who would never have considered a domestic car in […]

If You Ever Happen to Be in Such and Such an Area…

Many reviews in this space have begun as dining tips from readers. The suggestions usually go something like “Hey, Gregg. If you ever happen to be in such and such an area, try such and such restaurant. We especially like the such and such dish.” Well, this time I happened to be in South Pasadena, […]

Women in Theatre (WIT) Honors Lainie Kazan and Others at Sixth Annual Red Carpet Awards in Burbank October 17

Women in Theatre (WIT) Honors Lainie Kazan and Others at Sixth Annual Red Carpet Awards in Burbank October 17

Lainie Kazan tops the list of awardees for Women in Theatre’s sixth annual Red Carpet Awards to be held Saturday, October 17 at The Castaway in Burbank starting at noon. Ms. Kazan has reached a pinnacle in film, television and a wide range of live performance. Active in the community, she serves as an adjunct […]