Archive for October, 2011

Historic El Portal Theatre’s Love Affair with the Brits and Hollywood Icons Reaches New Heights with A Sentimental Journey: The Story of Doris Day Nov. 2-20 in NoHo

Historic El Portal Theatre’s Love Affair with the Brits and Hollywood Icons Reaches New Heights with A Sentimental Journey: The Story of Doris Day Nov. 2-20 in NoHo

Since the re opening of the historic El Portal Theatre in the year 2000 there have been two underlying themes: Hollywood and all things British. Shows about Hollywood starring the icons themselves on stage at the El Portal have included Bea Arthur at the El Portal, Debbie Reynolds (three times!), Charles Nelson Reilly, Kitty Carlisle […]

Amoro: Saving Breasts with Bling

Amoro: Saving Breasts with Bling

While we have been saluting National Breast Cancer Awareness month, one of our own has sadly been diagnosed with the disease. E! Network anchor, Guliana Rancic underwent a double lumpectomy last week. She is expected to do well, because of early detection. Many companies are doing what they can to find a cure. We caught […]

Introducing Mr. Bing, Canine for Peace — A New Breed of Dog

Introducing Mr. Bing, Canine for Peace — A New Breed of Dog

By Rozanne Taucher “I had completely given up trying to find a dog. I was very specific about what I wanted, and everywhere I turned, I was blocked from getting it. So I turned the situation over to God. I said, ‘Thy will be done, not mine. The perfect dog is going to have to […]

Losing at Wynn

All I can say is, Bugsy would have hated it. Frank would have hated it. Elvis too. My father definitely would have hated it. The last stop on our terrific road trip was to be in Las Vegas, at the Wynn Hotel. I wanted an elegant ending to our month-long travel adventure across the country, […]

Neighborhoods, Good Eating, at Home & in Paris

Neighborhoods, Good Eating, at Home & in Paris

I want to Talk about good food, good neighbors, and interesting neighborhoods, at home and in Paris (lots more to share about Paris) … and how good it is to be home. Secret Wish at the Luxembourg Gardens The flowers were still in bloom as we headed to my favorite day in Paris. We took […]

The King of the Desert at NoHo’s El Portal Forum Theatre

The King of the Desert at NoHo’s El Portal Forum Theatre

Audiences feel connected with the story about a Mexican American boy and his journey to adulthood, reports Stacey Martino, the writer and producer of The King of the Desert, playing at NoHo’s El Portal Forum Theatre from Oct. 27—Dec. 4. “People with Irish, Italian, or other backgrounds come up to me and say, ‘That’s my […]

Questions About the City’s New Fraud Policy

Recently the Los Angeles City Council voted to get tough on “Waste, Fraud, and Abuse.” No longer will City employees just be expected to report such wrongdoing; they’ll be required to report it. Moreover, employees will no longer have the option of taking their concerns to one of three City agencies; they’ll now have to […]

Male Wisdom

Steve Jobs said in a commencement speech he gave at Stanford University in 2005: “I look at myself every morning and ask, ‘If I were going to die, would I be doing what I’m about to do today?’, and if the answer is no for too many days in a row, I would have to […]

Happy Birthday to the Camaro

Happy Birthday to the Camaro

There are lots of people who like to study and analyze history. My cousin, for example, loves world history and military history. For me, the history of the automobile is much more interesting. (I’m even a member of the Society of Automotive Historians.) For example, General Motors recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Chevrolet […]

Ask The Expert

Hey Robert, I’ve noticed that you’ve been writing a lot on gates recently. I hate to be redundant, but you said that as people either come in or out they jump on the loop but that will not cause the gate to open. We have a loop inside our garage and when you step on […]