Archive for December, 2011

Goodbye to 2011 …

Goodbye to 2011 …

Welcome to 2012 and its endless, unknown experiences and opportunities. Another year has come and gone…. As always it offered joys, sorrows, challenges, triumphs, surprises, the passing of many loved ones and new births of others. As usual we will greet the new year with well-intended “vows” to improve our lives and habits. Good luck […]

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Run time 110 minutes OK for children. These “cavalcade of stars” movies are generally a complete waste of time. This one, directed by Garry Marshall, is better than most, mainly because Marshall knows his way around a comedy, plus he gets good performances from some members of his cast, like Zac Efron, […]

Magnificent, Outrageous Family Fun, Cinderella Christmas at the El Portal Theatre Through Jan. 8

Magnificent, Outrageous Family Fun, Cinderella Christmas at the El Portal Theatre Through Jan. 8

Cinderella Christmas was brought back to the El Portal Theatre by popular demand, and it continues to be a magnificent holiday treat. The fun-filled family friendly British Panto-style musical was a hit last holiday season, and lovely newcomer Veronica Dunne has returned in triumph to the titled role. Her sweet voice is ideal for the […]

Lexus GS Steps Out of the Shadows

Lexus GS Steps Out of the Shadows

The Lexus division of Toyota has had a great number of successes over its more than 20 years of existence. From the first LS sedan, which took the large luxury sedan world by storm, to the high-tech high-dollar LFA supercar, the brand hardly misses a step. But in the crowded world of mid-size sporty luxury […]

Suzanne Ackerman 1920 – 2011

Suzanne Ackerman 1920 – 2011

Suzanne was a long-time resident of Toluca Lake. She did volunteer work for most of her life, but the Discovery Shop was fortunate to have her time for the last 15 years. Her faithfulness and dedication were exemplary; and working behind the counter, she always looked like she had stepped off the cover of Vogue. […]

Big Roar

It’s not every year the Detroit Lions make the NFL playoffs. A once-great franchise who won titles in 1935, 1952, 1953 and 1957, runner-up in 1954, and boasts such legends as quarterback Bobby Layne, linebacker Joe Schmidt, cornerback Dick “Night Train” Lane, defensive tackle Alex Karras, and running backs Billy Sims and Barry Sanders, did […]

Girls’ Night Out

Maya Okamoto didn’t do everything for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team, but came pretty close. In her role as floor leader, Okamoto was able to get other players involved, but also scored a game-high 18 points in the Rebels’ 44-29 rout of Holy Family during last Thursday’s 15th Annual Pioneer Shootout at Providence High […]

12-28-11

APARTMENTS FOR RENT—UNFURNISHED 1+1 NOHO—$875. Hardwood floors, fully updated. Lg kitchen. 6 unit bldg, garden setting. (818) 521-1107 NOHO-2+2-$1250. 3+2-$1600. Holiday Move In Special.Lg pool,garden setting 6545 Simpson Ave. Cat ok. 818-317-6887 818-760-3547. TOLUCA LAKE-xtra lg 2bd/2ba on 2nd flr-new carpet, tiled flrs in baths & halls.Elevators. C/A sec cams, lndry rm- no dogs $1475. […]

Ramsey-Shilling Associates

Ramsey-Shilling Associates

Experience The more than 75 agents at Ramsey-Shilling are among the most experienced residential real estate experts in Los Angeles. With more than 700 years of combined experience, our agents have proven their success through the local market’s many booms – and busts. That’s what happens when you’ve cultivated Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley […]

The Travel Facter: Top Travel Destinations 2012, Part 2

The Travel Facter: Top Travel Destinations 2012, Part 2

The gift of travel is an education and a delight. Below is part two of our top 2012 destinations: SAN JUAN ISLANDS, Wash.: If you enjoy sea kayaking, whale-watching, boating, hiking, golfing, camping, or horseback riding, you’ll want to visit this serene area. There are 172 islands in the archipelago, some a little more than […]