Archive for April, 2012

Lucy’s 51 Story

Lucy’s 51 Story

Jazz, blues, burgers, cocktails and good times—that’s what Lucy’s 51 is offering in a fresh re-do of one of Toluca Lake’s oldest and most popular watering holes. Formerly the Money Tree, the bar and restaurant was renamed Lucy’s 51 in 2004. The pub’s new owner is Baret Lepejian, the well-known Toluca Lake resident and Valley […]

Cadillac Secures the Escalade

Cadillac Secures the Escalade

Almost since its inception in the late 1990s, the Cadillac Escalade has had both admirers and detractors. The large body-on-frame truck stuffed with leather and slathered with chrome has been a desirable luxury ride for some, but derided as ostentatious and wasteful by others. But there’s one segment of our population that’s been particularly smitten […]

Who Doesn’t Love Ice Cream?

Who Doesn’t Love Ice Cream?

After more than twenty years at this location, the Baskin-Robbins Store, located at 10563 Riverside Dr. in Toluca Lake (Wow – time flies!), the owners decided it was time to do necessary upgrades and renovations, so they had to close the doors to their many loyal customers to complete these changes. On Saturday, April 14, […]

HOW A CITY HALL GANG CHEATS THE PUBLIC

The Los Angeles City Charter establishes two separate branches of government — the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch. Charter Sections 230 and 231 describe the Mayor’s powers and duties, while Section 240 describes the Council’s legislative power. And Section 242(b) — a portion of which is cited here — describes the duties of the […]

Blooming News Items

Ahh, spring is here and once again all kinds of things are blooming, I mean besides flowers, like blooming idiots. Check out this bunch of blooming idiotic news events of late…. Item #1: As part of its Easter Egg Roll festivities, the White House conducted a basketball clinic for kids featuring pro players. As reported […]

Baby Boomers – More Active Than Ever with No Plans of Slowing Down

(ARA) – Baby boomers are emerging as one of the largest generations, and nearly 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 years old every single day over the next 19 years. As a generation that refuses to compromise, baby boomers are reshaping everyone’s view of aging because they are living healthier, more active lifestyles and have […]

Wesley and FUMC Welcome You to a New Kind of Blood Drive

North Hollywood, CA. April 2012 – Most of us are all too aware of the urgent and continuing need for blood donors. Someone needs a blood transfusion in the United States about every two seconds and volunteer donors are the only source. Unfortunately, adults often don’t participate if they are unable to donate blood. Welcome […]

St. Charles Festival “Kick-Off Pancake Breakfast” Celebrating 28 Years of Fun

The 28th Anniversary of the St. Charles Parish Festival is coming soon with many new exciting additions and to start off the big event will be the “Kick-Off Pancake Breakfast” on Sunday, April 22nd. Breakfast will be served by the Knights of Columbus from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm in the St. Charles Parish Social […]

What Our Readers Are Saying

Re: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the VEEP [Frank Barron’s March 21 column] While Ms. Dreyfus may portray the first female vice president in the new HBO series VEEP, there already has been a female president on TV. Patty Duke portrayed President Julia Mansfield on ABC’s Hail to the Chief from April to July 1985. But it […]

Internship Opportunity: Do You Have What It Takes?

The Levine Communications Office Intern and Volunteer Program is one of the best and most dynamic in the industry. Over the last 25 years, more than 4,500 people from all over the world began their professional careers as interns or volunteers for LCO, and an estimated 500 have continued to establish themselves in prominent positions […]