Archive for January, 2010

The Sheri and Roy P. Disney Center for Integrative Medicine

The Sheri and Roy P. Disney Center for Integrative Medicine

Where East Meets West The new Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is not only equipped with the latest technology but it has a complete floor reserved for Eastern-style therapies such as herbal medications, yoga and meditation. With the goal of treating body, mind and spirit, the Sheri […]

Forgotten Stars

Forgotten Stars

Part of what makes writing my weekly column so enjoyable is the fact that I don’t restrict myself to any one particular subject matter. While there are columnists that specialize in political commentary and others that do celebrity gossip, and still others that review books or movies or TV, I write about whatever the heck […]

CRA/LA Brings “Sentient Beings” by Los Angeles Artist Cliff Garten to NoHo Commons III

“Sentient Beings,” landmark artworks by Los Angeles artist Cliff Garten, is the newest contribution by the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) to the East Valley region. This crown jewel marks the final phase of the NoHo Commons retail and residential complex in the ever-expanding NoHo Arts District in the CRA/LA’s […]

Anything Worthwhile Is Worth Fighting For, Isn’t It?

Anything Worthwhile Is Worth Fighting For, Isn’t It?

This is a rather unusual column, Sweet Spirits. I’m going to answer the concerns of so many young men and women who have written to me, sent photos, or come up to me after I’ve done a lecture or television appearance, over the years. They all say a variation of the same thing: “Am I […]

On Being Humane

On Being Humane

I want to talk about the continuous need to be humane. To show the better aspects of human character, especially kindness and compassion. Caring, gentle, bene-volent, civilized, charitable; that is the best of us. The mind-boggling tragedy in Haiti has stirred us all. And the pride and admiration felt watching President Obama, together with former […]

Betty White Is Red Carpet Ready!

Betty White Is Red Carpet Ready!

No one was lovelier than Betty White strolling the red carpet, ready to pick up her well deserved Life Achievement trophy at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The saucy “Golden Girl” showed everyone how beautiful you can look at any age with a smile on your face and a twinkle in your eye. Even George […]

Faster and More Efficient Audi S4

Faster and More Efficient Audi S4

As more and more people are concerned about consumption of resources and output of emissions, the tide is turning on how our cars are propelled. Gone are the days of larger and larger engines to satisfy performance cravings, for the most part at least. In a few years, government-mandated fuel efficiency standards will tighten as […]

Improving Human Resource Management in City Service

Improving Human Resource Management in City Service

A recent editorial in a large metropolitan newspaper described the City of Los Angeles as a “poorly managed” city. It confirms what this column has been reporting for the past three years. As we’ve said before, the City of Los Angeles typically spends $4B a year—60 percent of its budget—for employees. And it’s good to […]

Oscar Nominated Screenwriters Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna Host Beverly Hills Celebrity Event to Aid Motion Picture Home Residents

Oscar Nominated Screenwriters Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna Host Beverly Hills Celebrity Event to Aid Motion Picture Home Residents

Oscar Nominated and Emmy Award-winning screenwriters and well known actors Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna host a Fundraiser Lunch and Auction at their  residence in Beverly Hills for actors, celebrities, collectors and media to benefit the remaining residents at the Motion Picture Home- Academy actors helping actors. Celebrities attending and supporting Renee and Joe include: […]

Dodgers Sign Padilla to One-Year Contract

Dodgers Sign Padilla to One-Year Contract

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed right-handed pitcher Vicente Padilla to a one-year contract. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. “Vicente did a tremendous job for us down the stretch and his continued success in the postseason proved that he can pitch when there’s a lot at stake,” said Colletti. The 32-year-old Padilla has won […]