Archive for January, 2012

Are You Ready for Your Close-up?

Are You Ready for Your Close-up?

By Greg Smith, Staff Writer For our Annual Beauty, Health, & Fitness Issue, we’re all about helping you recognize your full potential. And who better to be the “face” of this edition than the dermatology office of Lisa Benest, MD? With 15 years in Burbank under her belt, Benest gives patients a healthy glow and […]

Core Beauty — Time to Redefine What Beautiful Means

Core Beauty — Time to Redefine What Beautiful Means

By Melissa McNamara It’s a New Year, and it’s time for a New You. Right? Isn’t that what we all strive for? The truth is that beauty is so much deeper than a resolution that is impossible to keep. It is a reflection of who you really are and the uniqueness you bring to the […]

A Different Kind of Fitness

A Different Kind of Fitness

AERIFORM ARTS is a new studio located in North Hollywood! Aeriform Arts was born from a dream to create an Aerial/Pole/ Stretching based playground. One studio, with no judgments, where everyone and every “body” can come together to work out and have fun while doing it. We offer classes in: Aerial Yoga (which combines traditional […]

Why Study Wing Chun Kung Fu?

Why Study Wing Chun Kung Fu?

By Harold Davis Many people enter a Martial Arts school and really aren’t sure what they’re doing there. So I decided to try a class to see if this was for me and I enjoyed it immensely. I’m 34-years-old and always wanted to do Kung Fu but always put it off. After I tried the […]

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy

By Trish Ostroski Does hypnosis really work? Yes, it works! Thousands of people have improved their health, wealth, career, and personal lives through the power of hypnosis. Frequently, while working on one issue in the hypnotic process, other areas of your life improve as well. How does hypnosis work? Our minds work on two levels: […]

Friday Nights with Sid and Company

Friday Nights with Sid and Company

The Friday night gathering of friends and admirers of Sid Caesar is fast becoming a semi-regular event. (Semi-regular is one of those terms that are contradictory. How can something be semi-regular? Either it happens on a regular basis or it doesn’t. But let’s get back to the column.) Every few weeks or so Sid has […]

Celebrating Hollywood

Celebrating Hollywood

After taking a walking tour of Hollywood Boulevard, Kate Linder (of Young & the Restless fame) remarked, “I have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and yet today I learned so much about all the places that we pass almost every day.” Joining her on the tour was Romi Dames (Hanna Montana) who […]

Beautiful People

Beautiful People

The ABC series Revenge has a cast of beautiful people, but none is more stunning than Madeleine Stowe (The Last of the Mohicans) who plays the powerful matriarch Victoria Grayson and the Hamptons’ Grand Dame of dark secrets. It’s a delicious character whose past includes having an affair with a good man who she wrongly […]

War Horse The Steven Spielberg Epic Movie

The highly anticipated movie from Steven Spielberg held its world premiere at the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on Dec. 5, 2011. How apropos the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of the play War Horse is currently running at the nearby Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Reviewers have called it “Spielberg’s finest hour” […]

Statement to the Los Angeles City Council

In Los Angeles, residents know City government is ripping them off; they know they’re paying more than they should for the services they get. But some residents may not be fully informed about their City Council’s failure to do its duty. That’s what this statement is about. Charter Section 242(b) provides that “…the duty of […]