Archive for July, 2011

Bombay Palace Brunch: Sizzle This Summer with Samosas and Mimosas

Bombay Palace Brunch: Sizzle This Summer with Samosas and Mimosas

If you don’t want to make the trek to India, you’re in for a treat at Bombay Palace, a Beverly Hills Wilshire Boulevard retreat. It’s Michael Douglas’s favorite Indian restaurant. Michael, his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and his family recently visited. During summer Sundays, the elegant eatery is offering a $20 brunch, including bottomless Mi-mosas. We […]

The Best Is Yet to Come at The Towers at Laguna Woods Village

The Best Is Yet to Come at The Towers at Laguna Woods Village

Now that we are in the midst of a sandy, sunglass-tinted, umbrella-shaded summer, let our thoughts drift lazily to our youth — when summer wasn’t so much a number on the thermometer as a state of mind. Before summer jobs, a time when the day was long, hot and filled with activities: swimming, baseball, matinees […]

Burbank Barber Shop

Burbank Barber Shop

Sometimes, just by chance, it’s possible to find a great new place that you like, and that’s what happened to a friend of mine when he discovered the Burbank Barber Shop. The Shop is owned by Jerry Obsepyan, and even though he opened less than a year ago, he has developed a very pleased clientele […]

26th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts to Be Held August 14 at Paramount Pictures

The Hollywood Arts Council’s 26th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts will be held Sunday, August 14, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Paramount Pictures Studio located at 5555 Melrose Ave. This free Children’s Festival is a day-long celebration of the arts and culture in Hollywood. The festivities will include a full schedule of performances […]

How’s That “Change” Working out for You?

Barack Obama’s big campaign promise was “change.” He promised that if elected, he would transform America. At his presidential announcement speech on Feb. 10, 2007, two of his actual quotes were as follows: “I’m in this race not just to hold an office, but to gather with you to transform a nation.” “In the face […]

Slowing the Gas Price Roller Coaster

Slowing the Gas Price Roller Coaster

(ARA) – Gas prices are on a roller coaster ride again. A bargain these days is anything under $4 a gallon, which is especially difficult since it’s summer and everyone’s hitting the road for vacations. Inching closer is fall’s “back-to-school” drive cycle. In short, there is a lot of driving ahead and higher gas prices […]

Five Time-Saving Tips to Get Ready to Go Back to School

Five Time-Saving Tips to Get Ready to Go Back to School

(ARA) – Summer trips are wrapping up and kids are counting down the days until they have to go back to school. With many parents weighed down by worries about escalating back-to-school costs, brushing up on tips and tricks for making the summer-to-school transition smoother will be helpful for the entire family. In fact, a […]

Old Familiar Faces on TV Enjoy Success

Old Familiar Faces on TV Enjoy Success

By Frank Barron The Madison Avenue men — those who buy commercial time on television and other media — insist that the best market for sales is the 18-49 age group. And Hollywood producers strive to present shows for that segment of the population. Despite that myopic mindset, the entertainment industry is also aware of […]

Mad Tea Party

Colorful clean clothes spill out of the laundry basket and create little walkways leading to the bathroom and the closet. I have my very own personal bridges and I cross them carefully, making sure I don’t move anything out of place. I don’t want to start another path leading straight to…the wall. Because that just […]

New Baseball Campaign Turns Fast Strikes into Fast Relief for American Red Cross

New Baseball Campaign Turns Fast Strikes into Fast Relief for American Red Cross

(ARA) – For many, summer means warm weather, hot dogs and baseball games with friends and family. And depending on which team you’re rooting for, an umpire yelling “strike” usually leads to cheering. During the 2011 Major League Baseball season, strikes are a reason to cheer no matter which team you’re cheering for. Speed Up […]