Archive for November, 2011

Ask The Expert

Hi Robert, We may have messed up here at our HOA. One of our board members hired a contractor and did not check his license or references or anything. I think it’s going to bite us where we don’t like things biting us. He was hired for a waterproofing issue in Santa Clarita. He dug […]

The Paterno Firing Should Put City Management on Notice

Joe Paterno, the Penn State icon, was fired because he didn’t do all he could do to end a brutal practice in his organization. When he learned that a young boy had been sodomized by his subordinate, Paterno did what he was legally required to do: he reported the incident to his superior. But he […]

Experience Muppet Domination at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood!

Experience Muppet Domination at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood!

Starting Nov. 23, Disney’s The Muppets dominates the El Capitan Theatre and offers fun for the entire family. Plus, before every screening, enjoy a special holiday sing-a-long with Kermit and Miss Piggy, LIVE on the El Capitan stage! Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre is thrilled to celebrate the holidays Muppet style with its special engagement […]

We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym a Special Place for All Kids

We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym a Special Place for All Kids

By Kimberly Mack Dina Kimmel, a successful entrepreneur, is giving to the community, and word is spreading. She is giving strength, love, patience, and acceptance. Kimmel, president and owner of We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Tarzana, has designed and built her kid’s gym with a specific clientele in mind. Thirty percent of the […]

NCIS and NCIS: LA, Top-Rated High-Tech Investigative Procedurals Thanks to Show-Runner Shane Brennan

NCIS and NCIS: LA, Top-Rated High-Tech Investigative Procedurals Thanks to Show-Runner Shane Brennan

By Frank Barron The most popular dramas on TV are NCIS and its spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles, and fulfilling the task of keeping the CBS shows at the top of the ratings heap is the executive producer and show-runner Shane Brennan. The key ingredient for that task is storytelling from great writers. The focus on […]

I didn’t have any plays to review on the weekend

Around Thanksgiving, openings of productions are pretty scarce! I did go back for the closing night of Phil Olson’s Don’t Hug Me I’m Pregnant, and laughed as uncontrollably as I did on opening night! The fourth in his hilarious Bunyon Bay, Minnesota, series of “Don’t Hug Me” offerings … they are running in theatres all […]

Tower Heist

Tower Heist

Tower Heist Run time 104 minutes. OK for children. Sparked by the return of the old Eddie Murphy of Beverly Hills Cop fame, this is laugh out loud funny, with a terrific cast of accomplished comedians, including Murphy, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Michael Peña, Alan Alda, and Judd Hirsch. With Ben Stiller as the glue, […]

Electric Cars Everywhere at Auto Show

Electric Cars Everywhere at Auto Show

It’s not a new situation by any means, but the floor of the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show is filled with electric cars. From ones you can buy right now to concepts that are still years away, cars powered by kilowatts instead of combustion are everywhere. Some we’ve seen before, like the Chevy Volt, Nissan […]

Matty

It’s uncertain whether Matt Barkley will make himself eligible for next year’s NFL draft. If he does, the USC junior quarterback has already cemented his legacy after last Saturday night’s 38-35 upset victory over Oregon at Autzen Stadium in a Pacific 12 Conference showdown as 59,933 fans looked on. The strong-armed gun-slinger from Orange County […]

Locals Earn Split

For St. Francis High its season continued, but Crescenta Valley’s was halted last Friday night in CIF Southern Section opening-round games. The visiting Golden Knights cruised to a 45-28 triumph over Paramount in a Western Division contest, while the Falcons lost to host La Mirada, 35-30, in a Southeast Division encounter. St. Francis running back […]