Archive for June, 2010

As the weather heats up, so do tempers.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano was caught on camera in yet another meltdown, yelling at first baseman Derrek Lee and storming through the dugout after the first inning of last Friday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. And Tampa Bay’s B.J. Upton got into a heated discussion with teammate Evan Longoria in Sunday’s game against […]

06-30-10

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Paty’s Restaurant Marks 50 Years with an Anniversary Celebration

Paty’s Restaurant Marks 50 Years with an Anniversary Celebration

By Kirsten Reinking Since 1960, Paty’s Restaurant has served up classic diner-style food to the community in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Located in Toluca Lake’s Riverside district, Paty’s is the perfect place for a lingering lunch in a comfortable booth, a quick meal at the kitchen counter, or dessert and people-watching on the outdoor patio. […]

Every Day is Fathers Day

Last week I wrote how so much of the time it seems that fathers are taken for granted, how Fathers Day gets much less attention than Mothers Day. Since that column came out I received some wonderful feedback from readers and some even sent me personal experiences with their own fathers as well as poetry […]

A Tea Party with the PSJMC Guild, and Other Delightful Happenings

A Tea Party with the PSJMC Guild, and Other Delightful Happenings

It was a delightful afternoon to enjoy a tea party in Toluca Lake with a group of very capable and charitable women. The members of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Guild gathered at the Lakeside Golf Club for the installation of their officers. There was also recognition from Sister Rose Byrne and Dr. Raul Mena […]

The Big, Comfy Lincoln MKT

The Big, Comfy Lincoln MKT

The persistent rumors finally came true in recent weeks. Ford has decided to discontinue the Mercury brand, a nameplate that had been lost in anonymity in recent years, but often thought of as necessary to split the Ford and Lincoln brands with a third choice. With little to distinguish the Mercury models from very similar […]

Your Retirement Lifestyle: Is Staying Home the Best Option?

Your Retirement Lifestyle: Is Staying Home the Best Option?

Electing to stay at home and age in place may seem a viable option for seniors, especially in today’s economy. However, it may prove less desirable than it appears. First and foremost is the stress of renovating an existing home, an emotional strain most seniors would like to avoid. Unforeseen financial expenditures and significant decision-making, […]

Ask The Expert

Hi Robert, Periodically I’ll have guests in the house and the toilet will back up. I hear there is some kind of a snake you can use in a toilet? I use the plunger and sometimes I work and work and it takes forever to get the toilet unclogged. Beth E. Hi Beth, Don’t use […]

Colonel Bro

Those of you who have read my columns regularly know how I feel about our military. I am in awe of what they do. They are, as I have expressed before, “Freedoms Heroes.” Today I want to pay a personal tribute to one such hero. Of course, the name I’ll use is a person that […]

My Father

My Father

By Samir Rustam We are reprinting the Father’s Day article, because the article was written by my younger brother Samir and not by me. I have to give credit where credit is deserved. Thank you. –Mardi Rustam My father was very handsome. He was tough and courageous; but on the other hand, he was sensitive […]