Archive for March, 2012

Down with Big Oil?

Liberal-left progressives hate the oil and gas companies. I mean they really hate them! They would prefer that we stop the petroleum companies completely in favor of wind, solar, and biofuels. Just stop drilling for oil and “go green” because the oil companies are bad. They are run by greedy, selfish, money grubbing crooks that […]

Using the 5 Senses to Discover Signs of Spring with Children

Using the 5 Senses to Discover Signs of Spring with Children

(ARA) – From the moment a groundhog looks for his shadow in February, until the new baby bunnies, chicks and birds appear, the arrival of spring is marked with celebrations and excitement across the country. Spring fever usually sets in well before the warmer temperatures and green grasses return, making this the perfect time to […]

Actors and Others for Animals, Loves The Petco Foundation

Actors and Others for Animals, Loves The Petco Foundation

I want to Talk about abundant generosity from one animal welfare organization to another. This is not about commerce but about caring. Above and beyond. Those who have read this column (for more than several decades) know that Actors and Others for Animals has been my baby since it was born over 40 years ago. […]

Road Trips: A Mature Guy’s Guide to the Open Road

Road Trips: A Mature Guy’s Guide to the Open Road

(ARA) – The classic American road trip is no longer just for cashless college kids; men of all ages are taking to the road for a unique vacation where driving is just as much a part of the trip as the destination itself. If you work hard every day, maybe it’s time to exchange that […]

WHY LOS ANGELES NEEDS A GOOD, STRONG MAYOR

Obviously, the people of Los Angeles have always wanted their mayors to be good and honest. But until July 1, 2000 the city had a Charter that was specifically designed to limit the power of the mayor’s office. Indeed, under the previous Charter, executive power in City Service was so widely disbursed that Mayor Bradley […]

Spoon Dangling in a Bottle

The teaspoon hangs in the glass bottle, effortlessly. It’s been put inside the open mouth of the bottle and dangles there making a wind chime sound as it taps the sides of the hollow glass; it’s almost calming — pretty even — like a symphony. A woman’s fingertips hold a sugar cube. She presses it […]

03-21-12

03-21-12

BURBANK Trivia Challenge Tickets are now on sale for Trivia Challenge 2012, the Burbank Public Library’s annual fundraiser in support of Literacy Services. Mr. Jack O’Neill, COO Bob Hope Legacy, returns as the Master of Ceremonies for this lively competition between teams from local organizations. Tickets for the event are $20 in advance, $25 at […]

Changing your name? What you should know to protect against identity theft

(ARA) – After the “I do’s” are said, will you change your last name? Brides consider a host of factors when answering that question – everything from how a name change might affect a woman’s sense of identity to how having the same last name can make a family feel more bonded. Our modern world […]

Local Artist Jesse Cowles to Display His Work at An Open Invitation Reception

“I would paint in my spare time, usually working on multiple pieces at once. Sometimes I would forget about one of them while drying, and then later mix a color that I used in another painting and go back to a previously started one and just keep building like that, eventually creating a painting that […]

The Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters honors the best, Lily Tomlin and Florence Henderson

The Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters honors the best, Lily Tomlin and Florence Henderson

Over the years the great organization known as the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters has put the spotlight on the folks who have made an indelible mark on the airwaves. And this season of awards luncheons have seen two of the most wonderful women in the business get honored for their outstanding contributions to entertainment. Lily Tomlin […]