Archive for March, 2012

Hollywood Piano’s Song Remains the Same

Hollywood Piano’s Song Remains the Same

By Cindy Ortiz BURBANK, Calif. – We’ve all seen pianos featured in big-time TV shows and films such as Casablanca, All in the Family, I Love Lucy, and Frasier, but where do these masterpiece pianos come from? “Almost all of the major television shows, whenever you see a piano, those are ours,” says President of […]

Tavira House Now Offering One Year of Paid HOA Dues

Tavira House Now Offering One Year of Paid HOA Dues

Tavira House has just introduced a special limited-time offer: up to one year of paid HOA dues with the purchase of a new residence between April 1 and May 15; homes must close escrow by June 30. This opportunity can make owning a home at this sought-after community even more affordable. Tavira House is a […]

Left-Wing Ice Cream

Welcome to modern day America, where even ice cream has political consequences. I think lots of people who pay attention know that the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream company supports left-wing causes – for many years. Liberals who know this are OK with it and those of us who are not liberal simply don’t buy […]

Fashion Week features fabulous Fall collections

Fashion Week features fabulous Fall collections

Fashion Week in L.A., which was held earlier in March, has a more West Coast laid-back style, compared to the fashion industry festivities that play out on the catwalks of New York, Paris, London, and Milan. It has a more wearable vibe to it, as witnessed by those attending the runway shows around town. California […]

THE ODDS OF MARCH

THE ODDS OF MARCH

I want to Talk about some odds and ends of this leonine month. Full of family swirl and professional tumult, packing and stacking, change and solidity. It’s a good time to have a ping-pong table…. WAS IT THE LAST AFTRA NATIONAL BOARD MEETING? As I write, the results of the SAG-AFTRA merger vote are unknown. […]

Woman of the Night.

I’m caking dark-purple eye shadow all over my eyelids and then using a softer, slightly rounder brush to spread some color upwards, toward my brow bone. I’m trying to look cheap. Then I draw liquid-black eyeliner across the lid of my eye, past the eye crease, giving that “cat eye” appearance. After a few failed […]

It’s Your Last Chance to Enter The Tolucan Times’ Columnist Contest!

We’ve received a diverse crop of submissions for our first-ever Columnist Contest. Some are funny, others are inspiring, and a few make you think. We’ve been quite impressed with the talent of our readers, so it’s a relief that we’re not responsible for choosing the winner – you are! And it’s not too late to […]

A Man’s Guide to Making High-Impact, Low-Fuss Romantic Meals

(ARA) – It’s time to banish that old stereotype that the only guys who can cook are professional chefs. Men, even if your culinary expertise starts with boiling water and ends at the microwave, you can serve a dazzling one-pot meal for your significant other, your best buds or just yourself. “Dining well doesn’t have […]

Five Things to Consider Before Sharing Photos and Videos Online

Five Things to Consider Before Sharing Photos and Videos Online

(ARA) – More people are sharing photos and videos online with friends and family, as well as those they’ve never met. Consider this: One hour of video is uploaded to YouTube every second. Pinterest, which lets people collect and share digital images, has grown to about 12 million users since launching in 2010. The growth […]

Adapt Your Vehicle and Driving Habits to Combat Rising Gas Prices

(ARA) – Just as Americans are gearing up for warm-weather road trips and family vacations, prices at the gas pump are rising. For most people, driving is essential for getting to work, taking kids to school and going out to have some fun, so filling up the tank is a non-negotiable expense. However, costs add […]