Archive for January, 2011

Massage Offers More Benefits than Just Relaxation

Massage Offers More Benefits than Just Relaxation

By Elizabeth John Massage recipients often claim to feel better, more relaxed and rejuvenated. New research suggests that there’s a scientific reason for that: massages may actually change the body’s chemistry. The National Holistic Institute, California’s oldest and largest nationally-accredited college of massage therapy, references a study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center published in the October […]

The Last of the Great New York Joints

The Last of the Great New York Joints

Our recent trip to New York City included New Year’s Eve at the famous 21 Club. This was the second year in a row that we dined at 21 on New Year’s Eve, and I guess if you had to choose a place to have your last meal (for the year, anyway), you couldn’t find […]

Thomas Realty’s Secret Agent

Thomas Realty’s Secret Agent

Like the real estate market, real estate clients have changed during John Gevorkian’s 22 year real estate career in Burbank. “Clients are more sophisticated and have more sources for information,” said Gevorkian, a past recipient of the Burbank Leader’s, ‘Best Realtor Award.’ His expertise in all areas of real estate is what has allowed him […]

Amethyst – Birthstone of February

According to biblical lore, the deep, violet-hued amethyst means perfection; and where beauty is concerned, this jewel may truly be called ideal for many reasons. It offers the qualities of transparency, lovely coloring and soft brilliance which brought it into popularity centuries before the Christian era. It was the third stone in the third row […]

Put it on Tape

“So why don’t you just go ahead and put that on tape for me and get it to me by tomorrow,” my high-powered, panicky agent says. I can picture him. He’s wearing a black Hugo Boss suit tailored just right. His matching cashmere socks poke out from the leather wingtip Italian dress shoes handcrafted and […]

KNBC Wins Big at Golden Mikes

By Erin Dittman KNBC won two out of the three RTNA Golden Mike Awards for Best Newscast, including Best Daytime News Broadcast (any length airing between Midnight and 4 p.m.) and Best 30-Minute News Broadcast (airing between 4 p.m. and Midnight). Today in LA at 6 a.m. took home the prestigious honor for top Daytime […]

If You’re Running for a Council Seat, Being an Incumbent May Be a Big Advantage

A previous Trouble-Finder column identified 10 ballot measures to be decided in the City’s Primary Nominating Election. This column, too, is about that March 8 election; it focuses on the seven Council Districts in which residents will choose their candidates for the General Election in May. In six of those seven districts, the incumbent Council […]

The Walt Disney Studios Celebrates 12 Oscar® Nominations

Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced five nominations for Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3, including for the coveted title of Best Picture; three for Alice in Wonderland, and one each for Day & Night, Tangled, The Tempest and TRON: Legacy. “2010 was a banner year for The Walt Disney Studios, and we […]

Television Academy Hall of Fame Gala

Television Academy Hall of Fame Gala

I want to Talk about a thrilling and elegant occasion, incandescent with star power, low-key but high power. While other seasonal celebrity-laden shows are highly publicized and full of fireworks, the inductions to the Television Academy Hall of Fame quietly occur and offer a most heartfelt happening. David, as a former president of the Television […]

‘Rodgers and Hart Revue’ Presented by the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale

‘Rodgers and Hart Revue’ Presented by the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale

Get a head start on Valentine’s Day by attending a Rodgers and Hart Revue, presented by the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale and artistic director Terry Danne at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 5 at Pierce College’s Theater on the Hill. This sparkling performance will include beautiful romantic songs, plus comedy numbers and a few […]