Archive for October, 2010

Summer Canteen: Chic Asian Fusion at the Edge of Toluca Lake

Summer Canteen: Chic Asian Fusion at the Edge of Toluca Lake

By Carolyn Scott Who would think that in a strip mall that houses a Coffee Bean and a dry cleaners that you could step into a swanky New York loft style eatery. The polished metal décor accented with rich wood and natural lighting really lets diners know that they aren’t in a run-of-the-mill establishment. Summer […]

Going to the Theater

Remember when going to the theater was a special event? You’d plan an entire evening around it. You’d start with dinner out at a good restaurant, then on to the theater, and maybe coffee and dessert afterward someplace to talk about the show. Getting all dressed up was part of the fun and excitement. It […]

Dr. Mindy Dai Combines Western, Eastern Techniques to Provide Sound Medical Treatment

Dr. Mindy Dai Combines Western, Eastern Techniques to Provide Sound Medical Treatment

It is an age-old tradition in China to maintain excellent health and well being. But Dr. Mindy Dai, M.S.O.M., La.c, of Valley Acupuncture and Herb Center, has made it her life’s mission to relieve the pain and suffering for many Southern Californians. Located in the heart of Burbank, Valley Acupuncture is keeping it simple without […]

Women Painters West “Memento Mori” Exhibit at VIVA Gallery

Women Painters West is about to celebrate its 90th year! WPW is proud to announce the opening of its latest show, “Memento Mori.” The artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, November 7 from 2-4 p.m. at Valley Institute of Visual Art (VIVA) in Sherman Oaks. The collection can be viewed from November 3 through […]

Hidden Treasure

I park across the street because if I valet at the hotel I have to pay $20 versus the $5 I pay across the road. I love this hotel because you’d only go there if someone told you about it or if you happen to get lost downtown and stumble upon this desolate street and […]

An Endorsement: Steve Cooley for California State Attorney General

About two years ago, I had the good fortune of meeting Steve Cooley. I’d read about him, and I knew he was the L.A.County District Attorney. But I didn’t know very much about the man or his accomplishments. My initial impression was positive. Cooley is not your traditional politician. He talks plainly and answers questions […]

The Village at Sherman Oaks’ Comfort Cuisine Offers Health Benefits

The Village at Sherman Oaks’ Comfort Cuisine Offers Health Benefits

Over the last nine years, The Village at Sherman Oaks retirement community has become well-known for its unique blend of sophisticated style, unparalleled service and first-class amenities. According to residents, one amenity that truly sets the community apart from others in the area is The Village Restaurant. Open 12 hours daily, The Village Restaurant’s culinary […]

Superior Jeweler Offers Great Deals, Variety of Merchandise

Superior Jeweler Offers Great Deals, Variety of Merchandise

By Rick Bell Here is a not-so-typical holiday gift list. A pre-owned Submariner Rolex with Two Toned Band. A football autographed by Johnny Unitas, Gayle Sayers and Larry Csonka. A pair of 14kt white gold diamond dangle earrings. An 1852 “Liberty Head” $2.50 gold coin minted in San Francisco. Where can you find all of […]

The Muse and Aureole

The Muse and Aureole

JACKIE: We want to talk about too many things, (more that can fit in our allotted words). So, to be as concise as possible, on our way to Mt. Airy for Mayberry Days, we took a big bite of the Big Apple. We stayed at New York’s MUSE Hotel, a prime spot, and dined at […]

Halloween Carnival for Camp Ronald McDonald At Universal

Halloween Carnival for Camp Ronald McDonald At Universal

There were lots of celebrities at the Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times’ 18th annual Halloween Carnival presented by Jakks Cares this weekend. But as I looked around the Universal backlot location for the festive event, I saw the real stars were the awesome kids who have attended the camp. And it was fitting that […]