Archive for May, 2010

Dr J Luis Ruiz The Smile of Your Dreams is Closer Than You Think

Dr J Luis Ruiz The Smile of Your Dreams is Closer Than You Think

With so few dental offices conjuring pleasant memories, many have relinquished all hope of finding a place where they are more than just a dollar sign and their teeth impersonal numbers to be cleaned, drilled and filed. But at the office of Dr. J. Luis Ruiz, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. & Associates Inc, nestled near the heart […]

Cathedral Chapel School Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Cathedral Chapel School Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Cathedral Chapel School (known as CCS by its students and alums, like me) first opened its doors at 8th & Cochran Streets on September 8, 1930. Twenty-eight students comprised the first graduating class. When the school was built, two rooms were specifically designed for music, and piano lessons were given outside school hours for $1.00 […]

Giada De Laurentiis, Author and TV Chef

Giada De Laurentiis, Author and TV Chef

Passion, Lights, Camera, Food! In a world where nepotism is prevalent, Giada De Laurentiis, wanted to do it her way. Granddaughter of famed director Dino De Laurentiis, she lives her life with as much gusto, but celebrates it with creating sumptuous cuisine rather than blockbusters. Giada attests that as she grew up in an Italian […]

Let Uncle Remus Go

From the time I was a kid my favorite movies were the Disney films. Movies like Pinocchio, Dumbo, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, and Song of the South were among my favorites. As I sat there in the dark of the theater I imagined myself soaring through the skies high above London […]

Being Helpful, the Society of Singers, and Everychild Foundation

Being Helpful, the Society of Singers, and Everychild Foundation

“Unforgettable,” just like the title to her dad’s famous song, can also be used to describe songbird Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole, who has established her own legacy in the music world. So it is fitting that Natalie will be presented the Ella Award at this year’s gala for the Society of Singers […]

Retirement Living Like No Other at The Village at NorthRidge

Retirement Living Like No Other at The Village at NorthRidge

The Village at NorthRidge has proven to be well worth the wait. Since its opening, more than 500 dignitaries, special guests and new residents have toured the luxury retirement community, commenting that it is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. The community is owned and operated by senior housing innovator, Senior Resource Group. According to […]

Yes They Still Build Real Jeeps

Yes They Still Build Real Jeeps

Chrysler is on the verge of launching an all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee, its first new vehicle since the bailout amid last year’s auto industry financial disaster. While small cars are on the way from new corporate parent Fiat, the Grand Cherokee is one of the company’s most successful large models. The Jeep brand is actually […]

Ask The Expert

Hello Robert, This is the second time I’ve written in with a question, if that’s okay. This is more of an emergency than last time and has already been going on for a couple of weeks. My ceiling was dripping so I cut open the wet area and saw that water was coming from some […]

Dateline Milford on Sea England I want to talk about timing

Dateline Milford on Sea England I want to talk about timing

When this column hits the stands, I’ll be happily at home (unless the volcanic ash cloud looms). Due to deadlines, I’m writing in advance, overlooking the beautiful Bay of Christchurch. This is the finale of our trip, a blessed peaceful time to just do the laundry, cook, enjoy the magical Chewton Glen Spa, and be […]

Statement from the Los Angeles Dodgers on the Passing of Jose Lima 1972-2010

Statement from the Los Angeles Dodgers on the Passing of Jose Lima 1972-2010

Dodger owner Frank McCourt made the following statement today regarding the passing of former Dodger pitcher Jose Lima. “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Jose Lima. Though he was taken from us way too soon, he truly lived his life to the fullest and his personality was simply unforgettable. […]