Archive for February, 2010

Life is Subject to Change Without Notice

Life is Subject to Change Without Notice

By Reverend Pam MacGregor Life is subject to change without notice, as we all know too well. We have no control over circumstances and events anymore than we do the weather. We all experience loss: loved ones, jobs, homes, businesses, health, peace of mind. The list of possible changes is endless. Evolution continues. You can’t […]

Is it the Miracle Mile or the Tragic Mile?

Is it the Miracle Mile or the Tragic Mile?

When I was young, my family and I loved to drive slowly down the famed Miracle Mile, which was Wilshire Boulevard between Fairfax and La Brea, and just stare at the buildings. The Miracle Mile was special. In the early 1920s, Wilshire Boulevard, west of Western Avenue, was an unpaved farm road extending through dairy […]

WORLD NEWS

Los Angeles Examiner TALIBAN’S TOP COMMANDER CAPTURED: The Taliban’s top military commander was captured in a secret joint operation by Pakistani and American intelligence forces in Pakistan. American officials have described the Afghan commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, as the most significant Taliban figure to be detained since the American-led war in Afghanistan started more […]

March Blending Bash at MINDFULnest!

March Blending Bash at MINDFULnest!

Please join us at our store MINDFULnest to formulate your own “signature” fragrance. You will be able to create, blend and walk away with a roll-on perfume & an extreme moisture shea lotion in a fragrance of your own creation! We’ll supply everything, including bubbly beverages and tasty snacks created by a guest chef! It’s […]

Purim in Toluca Lake!

Purim in Toluca Lake!

Purim is one of the most joyous festivals of the Jewish holidays, complete with prizes, noisemakers, costumes, and treats as part of the fun. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression, and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Megillat Esther. The story of Purim dates back to […]

The Automotive Future in the Windy City

The Automotive Future in the Windy City

The Chicago Auto Show is underway, right in the middle of what’s known as “auto show season.” And as is the case at just about every auto show, car companies are using the event to show off their latest ideas, many being unveiled for the first time. It’s not as big a deal as the […]

“In My Father’s Shadow”

“In My Father’s Shadow”

Let’s Read: There has always been a conflicting mystique about actor and filmmaker Orson Welles. Was he a suave, creative genius – the mastermind behind the classic film “Citizen Kane” and the historical “The War of the Worlds” radio broadcast? Or was he an overweight, failed Hollywood personality best known for his TV ads selling […]

Stars, Events and More Good News!

Stars, Events and More Good News!

All the performers in “Valentine’s Day” have been gushing praises of filmmaker Garry Marshall, who was at the helm of the romantic comedy. Lots of movie goers also loved the sassy sweetheart romp enough to crown Marshall king of the box-office heap this weekend. The all-star cast was irresistible, including his “Pretty Woman” star Julia […]

Something Fishy This Time…

Something Fishy This Time…

For decades I’ve observed the golden rule for dining out: “Never order fish or seafood at a steak house!” That’s an adage that’s still generally good advice “except when dining at Gary Bric’s Ramp,” where they evade tired, old rules. Start with thick and steamy clam chowder ($3.75), ample appetizers include crisp fried clams ($6.95) […]

“The Cove” Selected for “Kat Kramer’s Films That Changed the World” Series

“The Cove” Selected for “Kat Kramer’s Films That Changed the World” Series

Feb. 28 Screening to Raise Awareness of Dolphin Slaughter The Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Cove” has been selected as the next motion picture to be screened in “Kat Kramer’s Films That Changed the World” series, on Sunday, February 28 at Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood. The invitation-only event, which will include speeches by filmmakers, is […]