Archive for April, 2010

“Chicago” Starring Michelle Williams as Roxie

“Chicago” Starring Michelle Williams as Roxie

Following in the fabulous footsteps of Broadway legend Gwen Verdon is Michelle Williams. The Grammy-winning former Destiny’s Child singing sensation Michelle is playing Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago, now through May 9th at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. And she is putting her own spin on the role. “Roxie seemed spunky and smart to […]

Fresh Approach to Retirement Living Comes to Historic Northridge; The Village at NorthRidge Now Open

Fresh Approach to Retirement Living Comes to Historic Northridge; The Village at NorthRidge Now Open

Over the last 100 years, Northridge, California has become known for its vibrancy, uniqueness, and community spirit. Adding to the distinctiveness of this historic community is a new option in senior living – The Village at NorthRidge. While the Northridge section of Los Angeles offers a wealth of opportunities for shopping, recreation, and healthcare services, […]

Verdugo Hills Scouting Council Celebrates BSA Centennial

Verdugo Hills Scouting Council Celebrates BSA Centennial

From one coast to another as well as border to border, this is the year to upstage all other for every Boy Scout of America and certainly for the sizable regional Verdugo Hills Council. Along with all nationally recognized Scout troops and Cub Scout packs representing hundreds of thousands of boys, together they are collectively […]

Technology Helps New Infiniti’s MPG

Technology Helps New Infiniti’s MPG

It’s fun to be a witness to all the technology surrounding us these days, especially when it comes to cars. Things to make them safer, more comfortable and easier to drive are certainly nice. But the new Infiniti M model also gets some technological help under the hood to not only increase power but improve […]

Andy Garcia On Acting, Movies, and Life

Andy Garcia On Acting, Movies, and Life

Andy Garcia was the opening-night guest for the KCET Cinema Series, a great parade of movies each Tuesday night at the Television Academy. The night is hosted by Pete Hammond, who conducts a Q&A with stars and filmmakers after each screening. It was a return visit for Garcia, who happily screened his latest film City […]

YMCA’s “Healthy Kids Day”

YMCA’s “Healthy Kids Day”

What a fun day for all ages! This is the largest health day held in the nation for kids and their families. The local annual event was put on by the East Valley YMCA located in North Hollywood at 5142 Tujunga Avenue across from the large North Hollywood Park. Crowds started arriving early for this […]

Betty White Opens New Pink’s Hot Dogs at CityWalk

Betty White Opens New Pink’s Hot Dogs at CityWalk

Legendary actress Betty White (Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, The Proposal) likes her hot dogs naked!—as in a delicious Pink’s hot dog in a bun…with no toppings, no enhancements. Miss White was recently accorded an homage offered to select notables, a hot dog in her name, at the opening of the new Pink’s […]

Logan Riese, A Tony Neighborhood Cobbler

Logan Riese, A Tony Neighborhood Cobbler

Blockbusters, Leather (Even Faux), and Zen He’s got a celebrity clientele that rocks the charts, yet you’ve never heard of him (yet). The reason: He caters to his clients and not himself. Think fashion for Jon Bon Jovi, Megan Fox, Shaq, Lenny Kravitz and Slash, as well as blockbuster films. The recession did not stop […]

Her Name is Margaret M. Whelan, and She’s Wasting Your Money

In Los Angeles, she’s general manager of the Personnel Department, the city’s #1 authority on HRM. She’s vested by the charter with “the power and duty to administer the civil service system.” And she’s paid $220,000 a year to assert that power, to discharge that duty. Now, administering the civil service system means “attending to […]

Quinton Aaron, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Kurtis Blow receive honors from The New Frontier Democratic Club 50th Gold Anniversary celebration

Quinton Aaron, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Kurtis Blow receive honors from The New Frontier Democratic Club 50th Gold Anniversary celebration

Newcomer actor Quinton Aaron, who made it onto the Hollywood scene in a huge way by starring in The Blind Side (Oscar-winning film for “Best Actress” Sandra Bullock, America’s darling film star), hosted the New Frontier Democratic Club 50th Gold Celebration held at Club 740 downtown. Glamorous stage and screen siren and internationally known star […]