Archive for June, 2011

Infiniti Offers a Luxury Hybrid

Infiniti Offers a Luxury Hybrid

When you’re a car maker selling luxury, you’re actually selling features beyond plush seats and a smooth ride. Powerful engines, crisp handling and handsome styling are all part of the overall package as well. And increasingly, technology helps sell luxury cars too. And one technology that’s finding its way onto more luxury buyers’ shopping lists […]

Baseball Report

Davey Johnson has returned to the dugout as a major league manager, but not in the way he expected. Just a few days after Jim Riggleman resigned as manager of the Washington Nationals, Johnson took over as the team’s skipper, losing 4-3 on Monday night to the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim. The Nationals are […]

Lefty

Cliff Lee is a pitcher with Philadelphia, and can unleash five different offerings ranging from a two-seam fastball, four-seam fastball, cut fastball, circle change and knuckle curve. Ask any hitter why Lee’s been so dominant, and they’ll likely say he doesn’t issue many walks. Through last Sunday, Lee has recorded 1,199 strikeouts and 375 base-on-balls. […]

Blue Still Smarting

Can a win before taking the road salvage an average week? Maybe, but the Dodgers (35-44) are still seeking a prolonged winning streak after rallying for a 3-2 inter-league victory over the Angels last Sunday at the Stadium. Tony Gwynn Jr., who had three hits and two runs batted in, laced a single to right […]

06-29-11

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Dickens’s “Oliver” Gets a New “Twist” in 1920s New Orleans

Dickens’s “Oliver” Gets a New “Twist” in 1920s New Orleans

By A. Scott Galloway TWIST — An American Musical is a spectacular and historically challenging theatre production opening at The Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, June 26. The concept is taking Charles Dickens’s old English classic Oliver Twist and loosely adapting it for Depression-era America as set in 1920s New Orleans. Filled with dazzling modern dance […]

Tavira House Brings Inspired Village Living to Toluca Lake

Tavira House Brings Inspired Village Living to Toluca Lake

Tavira House is a new condominium community in Toluca Lake that brings a unique spirit and harmony to living. Spacious and elegant interiors are complemented by handcrafted accents and rich character; resort-like amenities offer places for gathering, relaxation and retreat — all creating a personal refuge just minutes from the studios of Burbank and North […]

A Sparkling Fourth of July!

Once again The Studio City Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Fourth of July extravaganza at the CBS Studio Center, located at 4024 Radford Avenue in Studio City! In addition to a spectacular fireworks show set to music, the event includes headliner Boogie Knights on the main stage, with The Diane Lotny Band and […]

The Heart of Doris Day

When Doris Day made the decision to retire from show biz, it was a sad day for her fans. We took some consolation in the fact that she was devoting herself to her beloved animal causes like the Doris Day Animal Foundation, but we missed her sunny smile, her uplifting attitude and her beautiful voice. […]

Let’s Get Wild at the “Voices for Wildlife” Gala

Let’s Get Wild at the “Voices for Wildlife” Gala

Cougars and eagles and gators, oh my! They are among the magnificent creatures that the National Wildlife Federation works to protect. So they were on hand for the NWF’s 75th anniversary gala. Over the years we’ve seen some wild events in the ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, but the furry, feathered and scaly critters […]