Archive for May, 2012

Summer Shape-Up at Burbank Athletic Club

Summer Shape-Up at Burbank Athletic Club

By Art Tavana With summer fast approaching, many of us are in the process of shedding those excess pounds we’ve been accumulating. But as the weather grows warmer, we all seem to be making the same excuses as last year. Some of us aren’t willing to spend the money on a pricey gym membership. Others […]

A Memorial Day History Lesson & Programs That Honor Our Military

A Memorial Day History Lesson & Programs That Honor Our Military

As a veteran of more than four years in the U.S. Army, I look forward to Memorial Day (May 28), just as I do July 4, Flag Day, etc. All are reminders of time spent in service, and the reason for the holidays. The current members of the military, the veterans, and their families are […]

The King of (Soda) Pop is Ba-ack

“The king is dead, long live the king.” The resurrection of Michael Jackson is at hand. Say “Halleluiah!” The second coming of The King of Soda Pop will soon blanket the country with TV spots, internet, Twitter and Facebook ads, billboards, movie theater spots, bus benches, newspapers, you name it. So hide your children, ‘cause […]

Pondering in the Garden

Pondering in the Garden

I want to Talk about my hodge-podge, my serenity spot, my garden. When my whirlwind of real life to-dos is making me tipsy, the garden clears the mind and all focus is on flowers. And on the produce and shrubs, and the passing parade of folks and critters in my sweet hood. So long to […]

Scott Caan’s No Way Around But Through Premieres at the Falcon Theatre

Scott Caan’s No Way Around But Through Premieres at the Falcon Theatre

By Chelsea Sutton After closing an exciting tenth anniversary season, which included a trip down memory lane with Laurel and Hardy and a gaggle of love stories, musicians, and Troubie extravaganzas, Toluca Lake’s own Falcon Theatre is kicking off the summer with a brand new dark romantic comedy, No Way Around But Through, written by […]

Elevate the Traditional Wedding with Contemporary Flair

(ARA) – If long-standing wedding traditions seem a little confining and out of date for your modern nuptial celebration, you’re not alone. Lifestyles are trending toward practical and tasteful simplification. An easy-going elegance and a balance of formality and fun is now the norm. So you might ask, “How can creative couples introduce more contemporary […]

Ask The Expert

Hello Robert, Now that the summer is around the corner, my wife wants me to build a planter box. We are thinking about using a red brick and using the stucco wall of the house as basically the fourth side. The more I think about this though, the more it seems I should not have […]

05-23-12

05-23-12

TOLUCA LAKE Middle-Aged Actors Are you tired of the lack of roles for your age group? Then come and audition for a play written especially for you — The Middle Ages. Drop by either Wednesday, May 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. or Saturday, June 2, from 3 to 6 p.m. Auditions for this Toluca […]

What Is Depth Psychology?

What Is Depth Psychology?

QPacifica Graduate Institute’s motto — Animae Mundi Colendae Gratia (for the sake of tending soul in and of the world) — sets the tone for this unique school. It speaks to Pacifica’s insightful approach to the study and practice of psychology, and to the caring restoration of the Institute’s two campuses which are located between […]

The Winner of The Tolucan Times’ 2012 Columnist Contest Is…. 1: The Great Communicator — J.P. Reynolds

Congratulations, J.P.! We look forward to hearing your story weekly. What an exciting journey this has been! Thanks to everyone who participated, and a special thanks to the rest of the Final Five: Wendy Hauptman, Mary Jean Tucker, Frank Sheftel, and Mark S Vass. The voter response was so tremendous that we’d like to offer […]