Archive for August, 2011

Poetry at Priscilla’s

Poetry at Priscilla’s

Priscilla’s Gourmet Coffee House in Toluca Lake was host to an extremely talented group of individuals on Sunday evening, August 14. It was led by James Levin, a writer himself. The group has been meeting every three months since February, 2007, always at Priscilla’s. The evening started with the first reading by Beverly Collins, sharing […]

See Clearly with Dr. Shuldiner

See Clearly with Dr. Shuldiner

There could be good news for people with vision loss, their loved ones and caregivers. With the use of technology, physicians are helping many overcome the effects of such eye diseases as Macular Degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and other similar diseases that lead to very poor vision that can’t be corrected with regular […]

What They’re Not Teaching, and What They Are

Remember going to school and learning the three R’s? Readin’ and writin’ and ‘rithmatic. Okay, so they weren’t really three R’s, but you get the idea. Welcome to the 21st century where kids don’t have to learn those useless three R’s anymore, now it’s the three T’s – tweeting, texting and typing. That is if […]

Doubling One No Trump

Most experts will agree that the hardest contract to make is One No Trump. The reason is that if someone opens 1N and partner passes, it means that opponents probably have an equal number of points or better because Opener’s partner will bid with 8 HCP. If partner passes, the odds are that she has […]

The Industry’s Best Non-Secret, Cinema Secrets, Preps for All Hallow’s Eve

The Industry’s Best Non-Secret, Cinema Secrets, Preps for All Hallow’s Eve

By Carolyn Scott-Hamilton For Angelenos in “The Industry,” makeup and effects are a way of life. For almost 30 years, Cinema Secrets has been the premiere beauty and theatrical supply store and educational facility for makeup professionals in Los Angeles. However, locals may know them best for their fantastic Halloween display, costumes and makeup. While […]

William & Catherine: A Royal Romance Movie Is Totally Charming

William & Catherine: A Royal Romance Movie Is Totally Charming

The royal love story that captivated the world, when Prince William married Catherine Middleton in a modern day fairy tale wedding in London this spring, has been turned into a movie for the Hallmark Channel. It is totally charming and focuses on how the sweet young couple met at school, and follows their friendship, then […]

Ask The Expert

Hi Robert, We’ve got problems with the stair steps in our community. A lot of the steps are rotted as is much of the wood that holds the steps in place. One of the stairways has a step missing! Management has sealed it off with tape and boards. I don’t think it’s a good idea […]

The French Cafe

“Well how was I supposed to know you can’t let a dog swim for nine hours?” My mother explains and inhales the Capri Ultra light that hangs from her lower lip, no doubt. My mother is mid-story here, recounting the events of last weekend’s escapades involving the family dog and the swimming pool. “I dunno […]

Thank you from Toluca Village Pharmacy

On behalf of myself and the staff at Toluca Village Pharmacy, we would like to take the time to inform our valued customers and neighbors that, after 12 years of serving the Toluca Lake/Burbank community, Thursday, August 18, will be our last day of business, and we will be closing our doors for good. It […]

Hey, Lefties: You’re Right on!

Would you believe August 13 was Lefthander’s Day in the USA? They used to cover this up when movies began, but it’s out in the open now. I started checking this out, and came up with interesting facts from films, musicians and the art world that are filled with left-handed individuals. Did you know that […]