Archive for February, 2011

The Jim Henson Studio Hosts Kids and PBS SoCal

The Jim Henson Studio Hosts Kids and PBS SoCal

By Frank Barron It was a place to meet your favorite characters from PBS Kids shows. Sid the Science Kid, Curious George, Martha from Martha Speaks and Buddy from the popular PBS Kids series Dinosaur Train joined Mel Rogers, president of PBS SoCal, for a special reception at the Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood. Lisa […]

George Washington World Theme Park

One of my many gripes has been that for quite awhile now real places have been slowly turned into “family friendly theme parks.” Las Vegas, the ultimate adult getaway spot, one day decided to remake itself into a family vacation destination. As it turned out, it didn’t work and now the Vegas city fathers are […]

Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Landmark Legislation to Capture Roadside Energy

Hybrid vehicles capture the energy lost while slowing down a vehicle and use that energy to power the car independently from the engine for significant stretches of time. But what if we could capture the energy lost as all automobiles move along a stretch of pavement and place that power into the electrical grid? A […]

Rock of Ages the Musical for Rock Stars

Rock of Ages the Musical for Rock Stars

Rock of Ages is the crazy-fun musical about the Sunset Strip’s music scene in the wild ’80s. A Broadway triumph, the show is now at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre playing Feb. 15 through 27. It stars ultra-popular American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis and Rebecca Faulkenberry, both of whom have gotten rave reviews for their powerhouse performances […]

Performance Standards for City Government

It’s not widely known, but the people of Los Angeles have set high performance standards for City government. When they approved a new Charter in 1999, the voters declared, “Every City office and department and every City official and employee is expected to work with diligence and dedication on behalf of the people of Los […]

Ask The Expert

Hi Robert, We are planning to install two stop signs in our community in Valencia. Is there a height regulation we need to abide by? If so, do you know what that would be? Are there any regulations determining what they are attached to? Thank you, Janet M. Hi Janet, Yes, there are codes for […]

Universal CityWalk’s “The Awesome Date” Adds Sizzle and Great Values to Date Night

Universal CityWalk’s “The Awesome Date” Adds Sizzle and Great Values to Date Night

Universal CityWalk introduces “The Awesome Date,” a convenient, flexible and exciting date night experience featuring dinner and a movie for two, plus valet parking, for an affordable $25 per person. Whether it’s a romantic evening for two or a pals’ night out on the town, “The Awesome Date” is designed to bring affordability, convenience and […]

An Exciting Celebration

An Exciting Celebration

At One Fitness, located at 11116 Weddington St. in North Hollywood, is one of the most complete facilities of its kind I have ever seen. On Saturday, February 5, they celebrated their second anniversary all day long with free classes, health screenings, free food, chair massages and more! From 7:30 a.m. on, the crowds began […]

Keeping Flowers in the Family at Flowers Talk

Keeping Flowers in the Family at Flowers Talk

Family and friends, get together for a new adventure: FLOWERS TALK is a nice family run flower shop with the best prices. A place where you can get what you want or you can make your own arrangement from our DO IT YOURSELF SECTION. We will teach you how, so stop by and we can […]

Down Time?

“All the lead roles in pilots are going to names right now, and in March when the names turn down roles, things should pick up for you.” “Great,” I say — feeling less than great — to my manager who I’ve had to ask 4 times to repeat this phrase. This newly purchased headset is […]