Archive for March, 2011

All-New Ford Explorer is Very Different

All-New Ford Explorer is Very Different

The SUV boom of the 1990s had many players, but the Ford Explorer was arguably one of the bigger ones, in the figurative sense that is. With a just-right size, optional luxuries and a macho, adventurous look, the Explorer almost defined the segment. It was joined in 1997 by a bigger brother, the Expedition, and […]

Fab Four

It takes talent and some luck to make it to the Final Four. Butler, Connecticut, Virginia Commonwealth and Kentucky all punched their ticket to Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, the site that will determine this season’s best college basketball team. Last Sunday, Kentucky outlasted North Carolina in the East Regional Final, and pulled out a […]

Baseball Report

Last season, the San Francisco Giants surprised everyone by winning the National League West and going on to a victory in the World Series. Perhaps the fact that the Giants weren’t even a favorite to win their division helped them sneak under the radar. The same can’t be said about the 2011 Boston Red Sox. […]

Glendale Loses to Claremont

Volleyball is similar to basketball in a variety of ways, the least of which is it involves a net. When playing hoops it certainly helps to be tall and athletic, and it never hurts if you’re also able to get off the floor. In fact, some of the best volleyballers were also involved in basketball, […]

03-30-11

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All Pleasure, No Guilt at Gindi Thai

All Pleasure, No Guilt at Gindi Thai

By Greg Smith, Staff Writer A reliable gauge of a restaurant’s quality is whether the owner frequents the establishment himself or not. There’s a fine line between simply being proud of your food and absolutely loving it yourself. Owner of Gindi Thai Eric Sansangasakun finds himself in the latter camp, sampling dishes up to six […]

The Celebration of the Century

The Celebration of the Century

Gordon Sherwood, of Burbank, just celebrated his 100th birthday this week and what a party it was! How many of you have had the opportunity to have a friend or family member reach this milestone? Probably never! But if so, you would either go to a hospital or a retirement home for such an event […]

Feuer Issues Statement About Blue Shield’s Decision to Cancel Major Health Insurance Rate Hikes

Responding to Blue Shield of California’s announcement March 16 that it will cancel further health insurance rate hikes for individual policyholders until January 2012, Assembly member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), issued the following statement: “Families and businesses should not have to depend on the whim of an insurance company to halt a major rate increase. […]

How Fast Priorities Can Change

Notice how all of a sudden nobody cares about Charlie Sheen or Lindsay Lohan anymore? It didn’t take much. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake followed by a catastrophic tsunami and the possible meltdown of a nuclear power plant — that’s all it took. Thousands of people dead, thousands more missing, and millions of people short of […]

“A Night At Sardi’s”

“A Night At Sardi’s”

A Memorable Gala for Alzheimer’s Association A touch of Broadway came to Hollywood for the 19th annual “A Night At Sardi’s” awards gala. A star-studded lineup performed in the “Red, Hot and Cole” show featuring songs from Cole Porter musicals. Robert A. Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, received the Abe Burrows […]