Archive for December, 2011

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 […]

A Visit from Santa Cros

‘Twas the night before Christmas and down in the street Each driver was texting or sending a tweet; Some drivers drove fast while some drivers drove slow Ignoring the rules of the road as they go; Their children were strapped in the car seats in back Hands busy with video games, mouths filled with some […]

Home for the Holidays and Celebrating Christmas

Home for the Holidays and Celebrating Christmas

Nothing says “Home for the Holidays” like a brassy Vegas-style band blasting classic holiday tunes! That was the essence of the Home for the Holidays Concert to Benefit the Angeles Clinic Foundation. The audience got a warm fuzzy feeling, especially when hearing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” sung ultra-cool by Kevin Richardson (of Backstreet Boys fame) […]

Au Revoir

“A—l—i—c—e” Hugh’s low voice takes several beats to fully pronounce my name because with us, we don’t do formalities. I believe that I could call him up any day/any time and say, “What’s up freak?” and he would laugh, with that low, mature chuckle he has. I don’t though, really because it’s out of my […]

Coronet Debutante Ball

Coronet Debutante Ball

Backstage was full of excitement as the Coronet Debutantes dressed for their Debut at the 62nd Coronet Debutante Ball in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Saturday evening Nov. 26. The Gold twins, Caitlyn and Jessica, zipped up each other’s gowns. Meanwhile Miranda Curry practiced the courtly Bow. Elizabeth Johnson buttoned up her […]

El Portal Theatre Mainstage New Year’s Eve: Sam Harris & Friends, an All-Star Lineup

El Portal Theatre Mainstage New Year’s Eve: Sam Harris & Friends, an All-Star Lineup

If you’ve never spent New Year’s Eve at the El Portal Theatre in NoHo, you’ve missed a lot of fun and good cheer. Besides a Broadway-level performance with Sam and his friends, there will be hats, noisemakers, refreshments, desserts, champagne, and even dancing for the 10 p.m. show. The fun 4 p.m. matinee will be […]

News from Councilman Tom LaBonge’s 4th District

It’s the busiest mailing day of the year for folks sending holiday cards and packages. Councilmember LaBonge wants to learn more about the economic impacts of the proposed Postal Service closures and cutbacks. There aren’t many people who don’t mail something via the US Postal Service during the holidays. Today is the busiest mailing-day of […]

Your Greatest Gift

Your Greatest Gift

By Rev. Pam MacGregor When changes are taking place in your life, faith will overcome doubts and fears about your situation. Faith must be active. It is not hoping and wishing, and it is more than just believing. Faith is based on the unseen side of life. Faith is to know, and that knowing instills […]

What Do Angelenos Get for Their Investment in City Employees?

This column is about a fact, a conclusion, and an observation. The fact is, nearly 60% of the current budget goes for employees. That fact leads logically to the conclusion that the City’s 4$-Billion workforce must be well-managed. Yet, it’s my observation that City Officials seem comfortable with the status quo; they don’t feel any […]

A Different Holiday Perspective: It’s the Little Things That Matter Most

(ARA) – The “magic” of the holiday season across the U.S. seems to arrive earlier and earlier each year, and so by late October, many store shelves are already stocked and awaiting excited shoppers. Families snap up Rudolph figures with light-up noses, jolly Santas for front porch displays, and whimsical decorations with which to deck […]