Archive for September, 2009

WOW, the Emmy Winners and Events We Really Enjoyed

WOW, the Emmy Winners and Events We Really Enjoyed

The Emmys had a few surprises and a lot of effort by host Neil Patrick Harris to put a new spin on the awards. The busy look and cutesy bits on the CBS broadcast were a little clumsy at times, but with his usual wry humor Neil was always likable and earnest about his duties. […]

Time for Jo Anne Worley

I want to talk about Toluca Lake’s official fun lady, Jo Anne Worley. She is in high gear working on stage and staging the big yearly Celebration of Caring benefit for Actors and Others for Animals, of which she is the very busy and diligent President. Save the Dates October 4 or 5, and November […]

Johnny Ow and Alice L. Walker Present “Cinderella: A Rock n’ Romance Ballet”

Johnny Ow and Alice L. Walker Present “Cinderella: A Rock n’ Romance Ballet”

Johnny Ow, executive producer, and Alice L. Walker, producer and choreographer, of A Sorta Big Productions (ABSP) will present their first production of “Cinderella: A Rock n’ Romance Ballet” at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood October 9-17. This imaginative rendition of the beloved fairytale promises to enthrall children and adults of all ages. […]

Restoring the Board of Civil Service Commissioners

In Los Angeles, the Board of Civil Service Commissioners dates back to 1907. That’s when Civil Service was approved as the employment system for a sprawling 126-year-old Pueblo. Since that time, the board has been a powerful force for good government. Civil Service was established in Los Angeles because it was needed. It was needed […]

Technology Improves Safety for Teen Drivers

It can be a little scary for the parent of a teenager who is approaching driving age. When your son or daughter turns fifteen, driver’s education classes can begin. Then comes a learner’s permit, on-the-road lessons, and finally that ultimate privilege of becoming a sixteen-year-old, a driver’s license. Then, they’ll be out driving around by […]

Patrick Wayne Swayze August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009

Twenty months upon his diagnosed of pancreatic cancer, Patrick Wayne Swayze passed away at the mere age of 57 with his supportive family at his side. Swayze was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in late January 2008, and underwent chemotherapy and other treatments at the Stanford University Medical Center. After many months of therapy, […]


Creative Arts Center The City of Burbank Creative Arts will host the “Art Instructors Exhibit” showcasing art instructors who teach pottery, painting, jewelry making and weaving. Pottery will include a variety of techniques, featuring functional as well as sculptural forms. Paintings will consist of various media, including watercolor, oils and acrylics. Jewelry will also include […]

Los Angeles

A Shopping Extravaganza Helps Local Charities in Los Angeles Make it a girls’ day out on Saturday, October 10, 2009 for a day of shopping, savings and fun. Citadel Outlets is hosting the 4th Annual Shopping Extravaganza, which is a special shopping event that benefits 22 local charity organizations in the Los Angeles County area. […]

North Hollywood

10th Annual First Family FREE Festival in North Hollywood 10th Annual First Family FREE Festival for adults and children (Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 12-4pm) where everything is FREE: food (hot dogs, chili, snow-cones, popcorn, cotton candy, beverages); festivities (petting zoo, large dinosaur jumpers for kids, face painting, games, great live music); hourly prize giveaways […]


Colin Farrell, Benjamin Bratt and other Hollywood Elite to Hold Dramatic Readings to Benefit CHIME Students Acclaimed actors Benjamin Bratt, Amy Brenneman, Colin Farrell, Laura San Giacomo and Muse Watson will be gathering in Topanga Canyon next month to take part in dramatic readings to raise money for children served by the CHIME Institute, which […]