Archive for July, 2012

Sunny Thompson as Marilyn Monroe Is the Real Deal at the El Por-tal Theatre Aug. 2–5

Sunny Thompson as Marilyn Monroe Is the Real Deal at the El Por-tal Theatre Aug. 2–5

Is it a coincidence that Marilyn Monroe and the El Portal Theatre inNorth Hollywoodwere both born in the same year, 1926? Is it a coincidence that Marilyn (Norma Jeane Baker) lived on Odessa Street in Van Nuys and attended the Lankershim Elementary School in 1937 for her 6th grade — and concurrently  spent a good deal of […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Tolucan Times: Greg Crosby’s recent columns have absolutely knocked my socks off. He really has been “digging in” and the result is like dynamite! So many of us think like he does … but, unfortunately, so few of us say it loudly enough. We, as Americans, must continue the struggle to maintain our country’s […]

More News You Probably Never Heard

Last week your hard-hitting correspondent brought you a few items of news that were not widely reported in the mainstream media, or if reported, did not tell the whole truth. Since I believe that the more you know, the more you … er, know; here are a few more items… for you to know. The […]

When Going Green Isn’t Good

I’m all for living a green life. I use a cloth bag when I buy groceries. I recycle when possible, though I do think I’m doing a good deed when I just throw a can in the trash and then see the look on the homeless lady’s face that comes by on trash day as […]

No Free Lunches!

Not limited to diamonds, but you have probably seen TV commercials and newspaper ads that claim that the diamond you buy from them will be appraised for at least twice the price! Do you really believe this? Many of these establishments base their selling philosophy on the premise that most people that buy these diamonds […]

Walt Disney Archives’ Largest-Ever Collection on Display at Reagan Library

Walt Disney Archives’ Largest-Ever Collection on Display at Reagan Library

As Mickey and Minnie Mouse looked on, Mrs. Ronald Reagan stood alongside Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, on July 5 and officially opened the “D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum inSimi Valley,Calif. The 12,000-square-foot exhibition presented by D23, Disney’s […]

Avis Anne Hope Eckelberry 1956-2012

A niece of comedian Bob Hope has died. Avis Anne Hope Eckelberry died inLos Angeleson Saturday, July 14, from complications related to ovarian cancer. She was 56. Avis was born to George and Mary Hope inColumbus,Ohio. The family soon moved toLos Angeleswhere George worked with his brother Bob on show business projects. In fact, George […]

Chi Gung and the Power to Heal

Chi Gung and the Power to Heal

“Healing Hands” Workshop Alan Lamb is fromEnglandand aHong Kongtrained master (Sifu) of Wing Chun Kung-Fu and Chi Gung Energy Healing. He will be holding a Chi Gung Energy Healing workshop atSpiritWorksCenterfor Spiritual Living located at260 N. Pass Ave.inBurbankon July 29, from 12 p.m.–2 p.m. The price of admission is $20 per person, paid at the […]

That’s Amore! Villa Largo Luxury Apartments

That’s Amore! Villa Largo Luxury Apartments

By Art Tavana, Staff Writer It was as if I was standing on the rooftop of my own private villa inTuscany: the Mediterranean wind gliding off my forehead, the sun radiating off the tint of my sunglasses, even the smell of fresh inland mountain air had a uniquely Italian aroma. But as it turns out, […]

The Curious Palate

Hi there. I am not retired, deceased, or bored with turning out a dining column. I am on the outer edge of a series of painful and time consuming physical problems that began with a broken hip and proceeded through the alphabet of complications. I’m nearly recovered courtesy of some skillful medics and especially the […]