Archive for February, 2010

A New Way of Thinking about Mental Fitness

A New Way of Thinking about Mental Fitness

Belmont Village Develops Research-Powered Program for Residents By Amy W. Self Mental agility among older adults is not just a matter of luck. For years, it was thought that the brain did not change in adulthood, but recent research has shown that brain plasticity actually occurs whenever something new is learned and memorized—indicating new cell […]

Forgotten Stars III

Forgotten Stars III

When the final history of great American actors is written, one name that belongs among the top of the list is Fredric March. We hear the term “actor’s actor” bandied about all the time, so much so, in fact, that it has become an empty phrase, a meaningless hyperbole. In the case of Mr. March, […]

Pleased to Be Present

Pleased to Be Present

I want to talk about who I’ve been missing, and what I would have missed. David, my sweet spouse, has been wintering in England solo (you will read about some of the lovely places and super restaurants he was enchanted by in an upcoming Lawrence and Lawrence column in The Tolucan Times). And why didn’t […]

So many of you have written to me lately that I decided to devote the entire column strictly to your letters. Let’s get started!

Dear Kenny, I’m a 24-year-old woman. I love my job, and have been dating the same man for nearly a year now, so my own life is fine. My problem is with my father. My boyfriend and I were out to dinner the other night and just as we were being seated in the restaurant, […]

Golfing in Ireland

Golfing in Ireland

Ireland offers golfers the complete package with top championship courses, stunning scenery, fascinating history, and some of the best “craic” (good fun) around. Irish Heritage From ancient Neolithic monuments to 20th century troubles, Ireland enjoys a rich heritage and an exceptionally compelling history. Only in Ireland! The sand dunes at Castlerock Golf Club in County […]

Jews Renew Their Support of Day of Rest

Jews Renew Their Support of Day of Rest

On Friday, March 5, 2010, members of Burbank’s Jewish community will gather from 6 to 9 p.m. at Burbank Temple Emanu El for a “Shabbat Across America” service and dinner, nationally organized by the National Jewish Outreach Program. The event is to inspire the Jewish community to renew its’ interest in the fourth of the […]

Out of Patients

Compassionate care to the sick and otherwise infirmed has always been a source of, not just American pride but, of all persons throughout history who seek to lessen the pain and suffering that our fellow travelers often, and through no fault of their own, find themselves the victims of. It’s why we are locked in […]

Announcing the 20th Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala

Announcing the 20th Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala

Celebrating the 82nd Annual Awards On Oscar® Sunday, March 7th, the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom will once again provide the venue for the arrival of approximately 150-200  stars who will attend the hottest celebrity Awards party in town with even bigger names than last year. The formal sit-down dinner viewing party has always included […]

Oscar® News

Oscar® News

Miley, Zac, Taylor, and Kristen Join 82nd Oscar® Show Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart will present at the 82nd Academy Awards®, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today. This will be Cyrus and Efron’s second appearance, and Lautner and Stewart’s debut on an Academy Awards telecast. Cyrus, who is […]

Arunee House– Infusing the Best of Thai and Chinese Cuisine

Arunee House– Infusing the Best of Thai and Chinese Cuisine

Ask anyone what they love most about Chinese or Thai food and it would undoubtedly be the fresh flavor of deliciously savory sauces uniting a diverse orchestra of ingredients from coconuts and peanuts to garlic and ginger. Of course, not every Thai-Chinese restaurant can boast the use of high quality ingredients coupled with the ability […]