Archive for August, 2010

Summer Stuff and Free Fun

Summer Stuff and Free Fun

I want to talk about unexpected gifts of good times offered by The Music Center. Besides the fine theatre experiences at the Mark Taper, Ahmanson, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Walt Disney Concert Hall, the open air spaces in between have a brilliant schedule of FREE dancing and sing-a-longs. (Keep reading.) And I want to give […]

The Village at NorthRidge Offers Extraordinary Lifestyle of Choice

The Village at NorthRidge Offers Extraordinary Lifestyle of Choice

At the Village at NorthRidge retirement community, life is about choice. Developed and managed by senior housing innovator, Senior Resource Group, The Village at NorthRidge takes an integrated approach to support the vitality, longevity and health of its residents by offering a hospitality-centered lifestyle, first-rate amenities and services and a host of new opportunities. Residents […]

2 Americans in Barcelona

“The only person I miss is my therapist.” My little sister informs me of this while she adjusts her seat on the train to discover it does not lean back. This makes me audibly laugh, because I so get it. We’ve just arrived in Barcelona after spending twenty hours on the ever-so-popular and raved-about rail. […]

Hidden Gems: Where Celebrities Vacation

Hidden Gems: Where Celebrities Vacation

After recent news about an arrogant flight attendant, who wants to hit the friendly skies? For a quick getaway, Angelenos can fill up the tank, avoid long security lines and visit unknown celebrity hideaways. Just two hours away is picturesque Temecula wine country. We recently spent a brief time at the Temecula Creek Inn, situated […]

Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet Stays Traditional

Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet Stays Traditional

If you’re in the market for a luxury convertible these days, your choices are numerous. Lexus, Infiniti, BMW and Volvo all offer open top cars with loads of comfort and style. The convertibles from those brands all have one modern feature in common: a folding hardtop. The trend of late is to do away with […]

American Entrepreneurs – Pioneering the Take-Back of American Business

They may not be farmers and shopkeepers like their forefathers, but there is a revolution brewing amongst American workers and the movement is growing stronger with every lost paycheck. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of July 2010: The National unemployment rate is 9.5% California’s current rate is at 12.3% The drive […]

What to Expect on the Primetime Emmys Hosted by Jimmy Fallon

What to Expect on the Primetime Emmys Hosted by Jimmy Fallon

TV’s best will grab the spotlight at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, airing Sunday, Aug. 29 on NBC. It stands to reason that the more nominations for a show, the better the chance at winning a golden statuette. So let’s tally up the nods, and see who has the greatest advantage. Leading the list […]

Ask The Expert

Hi Robert, I had a leak in my bedroom. It started out as a little stain then kept going until the ceiling was dripping. We are retired and on a fixed income so I was not looking forward to paying for a plumber to come out, but then I thought I’ve been reading your column […]

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Youthful Mike Azarian is keeping the entrepreneurial spirit alive despite the economy’s negative impact on the restaurant business. Last year he rescued the greasiest spoon of all, the Los Feliz Cafe, which had earned its bad reputation through the decades since it opened way back in 1957. Suddenly the food and service of the American […]

Memoirs of a Mulatto

Memoirs of a Mulatto

This a gem of a one-woman show, about Juliette, who’s learned the hard way how to find her place in the world, and in turn find love, strength, and most of all, herself. Many playwrights and writers before her have dealt with the daunting experience of being black in America – James Baldwin (Notes of […]