Archive for February, 2012

Kung Fu Hall of Famer Teaching Bruce Lee’s Style in Burbank

Kung Fu Hall of Famer Teaching Bruce Lee’s Style in Burbank

By Nik G Vorter California Academy of Martial Arts has been located in Burbank for over 17 years. It’s an established Burbank landmark. In fact when the Mayor gives tours of Burbank, he passes by the school and mentions its rich heritage to the lineage of Martial Arts in Film and the school’s instructor Todd […]

Life’s Too Short for Ricky Gervais

Life’s Too Short for Ricky Gervais

There’s a strange — oh, strange indeed — new comedy series that was just launched on HBO. Life’s Too Short from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant is a faux documentary-styled show starring “little person” Warwick Davis. The fine actor who has been in the most prestigious productions throughout his career, such as Willow, Star Wars, […]

Announcing The Tolucan Times’ Columnist Contest: Share Your Story!

Do your friends tell you that you could host your own talk show? Do people come to you for advice? Are you an expert in something and want to share your knowledge? Are your anecdotes a hit at parties? Well, this is your moment! We’re looking for a new voice in the pages of our […]

Divine Love Dissolves All Discord

Divine Love Dissolves All Discord

By Rev. Pam MacGregor Today, I recognize only the divinity in others and myself. Divine Love governs all of my relationships and all of my experiences. My whole being is immersed in peace and unity. I attract opportunities and possibilities that are motivated and sustained by Divine Love. I believe that I am always guided […]

Oscar Season News: Experiences of Actor Ed Lauter, Co-Starring in Oscar-Nominated The Artist

Oscar Season News: Experiences of Actor Ed Lauter, Co-Starring in Oscar-Nominated The Artist

Ed Lauter’s non-stop career (from Hitchcock to Weinstein films) is legendary. In a film career that has extended for over four decades, Ed Lauter has starred in a plethora of film and television productions since making his big screen debut in the 1972 Western The Magnificent Seven Ride. Lauter has portrayed an eclectic array of […]

The Fight for Good Government in Los Angeles — Round One

The City of Los Angeles is home to an estimated four million people. They’ve come from places all over the world, but in L.A., they populate 15 Council Districts and more than 90 fairly well-defined neighborhoods. Some Angelenos speak fluent English; some speak English with a noticeable accent. Others, who may speak little or no […]

Big Dogs

There are two big dogs on either side of me. Sniffing. They’re also drooling heavily and I try not to act like I’m repulsed by the smell. I’m not sure if they’ve had baths in … a while. “They’re not bothering you, are they?” Alexander asks nonchalantly while typing away at his computer, eyes glued […]

Charities, No Guilt Trips Please

You’re sitting in front of the idiot box minding your own business, watching some innocuous program, just a little diversion to take you out of the realities of your daily life, when suddenly out of nowhere you’re hit with a guilt trip. A commercial for a worthy charity comes on using graphic images of its […]

Part II: The Current State of a College Education

(A recent interview with Rose Neilsen, the wife of Kenneth Neilsen, President of Woodbury University in California) PB: Are you finding that there are more students who qualify for either type of scholarship, or is it about even? RN: I think it’s about even. However in college, 50% are women and only 43% are men. […]

02-22-12

02-22-12

TOM LABONGE NEWS Friendship Grove Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge on Thursday, Feb. 16, dedicated a “Friendship Grove” of Flowering Cherry Trees in Griffith Park. The grove of ten trees was a gift to the City of Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Nagoya Sister City Affiliation, which were donated by Huntington Library Art […]