Archive for February, 2011

Summer Canteen: Thai with a Twist

Summer Canteen: Thai with a Twist

Inside Summer Canteen, the first thing you may notice is the atmosphere. The modernistic, industrial style compliments the vintage Thailand mural bursting with color. Laughter reverberates throughout the place; a large communal table is filled with what seems to be local artists discussing something rather passionately. One of them sketches on a notepad, glancing up […]

Berserkly, California

So just what is it about Berkeley? Is it something in the drinking water? Is it the weather — does the low morning fog dampen the brain cells? Ever since the 1960s hippie, dippy days when Berkeley was the birthplace of the dropout and drop acid crowd, it has not exactly been a bastion of […]

The Norby Walters 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Awards Gala Celebrating

The Norby Walters 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Awards Gala Celebrating

On Oscar Sunday, February 27, the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom will once again provide the venue for the arrival of approximately 150-200 film and TV stars who will attend the hottest celebrity awards party in town — with even bigger names than last year. Norby Walters, veteran music agent, reprises his role as producer […]

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

The last time I saw her, she was married to a well-known first husband. She seems to get more beautiful with age. Perhaps this glow is a result of her happiness with current husband, singer Keith Urban. An elegant vision in white and with her hair swept up, Nicole Kidman received the Cinema Vanguard Award […]

An Open Letter to the Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin

Governor Walker, my name is Samuel M. Sperling. I write a column for The Tolucan Times, a local newspaper in Southern California. I’m writing to get first-hand information about your “repair the budget” proposal, and about the continuing opposition to certain provisions of that proposal. First, I should tell you that I’m a retired Los […]

Green California Dental Group Offers Cosmetic and Family Dentistry with an Environmentally Conscious Approach

Green California Dental Group Offers Cosmetic and Family Dentistry with an Environmentally Conscious Approach

Green California Dental Group has been serving the community in every aspect of dentistry including implants, prosthetics and restorative dentistry, focusing on periodontal health and maintenance. GCDG is a private dental office located in Burbank. The office is operated by Dr. Kerikorian and his staff. The main objective of GCDC is to provide general and […]

Ask The Expert

Hi Robert, My wife and I have been arguing about this and we have decided to go with whatever you say. She wants to nail into our wall to give vines something to hold on to so they will one day cover the wall. I think you said never nail into stucco but I don’t […]

The Best of Laugh-In on PBS SoCal, No Kidding!

The Best of Laugh-In on PBS SoCal, No Kidding!

By Frank Barron The Best of Laugh-In is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning March 5 and airing throughout the month. That’s right, no kidding, Laugh-In is coming to PBS. Locally it will be on PBS SoCal KOCE. The revolutionary comedy-variety show that began in the psychedelic ’60s changed the face of […]

The Fashion Photographer

Suze Orman is ruining my life. Suze Orman has taken my trips to Urban Outfitters and tossed them in the garbage can to rot. Suze Orman would never approve of what I’m about to do. I hear her glottal-fry yet very direct voice swimming through my brain as I browse the laptop aisle. I start […]

Found and Lost

Found and Lost

I want to talk about a recent get-together of the cast of Josie and the Pussycats. The Marriott Convention Center in Burbank was the location for the Hollywood Show, an elegantly done memorabilia event with an awesome gathering of celebrities. David Elkouby and Kevin Martin were thoughtful hosts (they even had swag bags). And I’m […]