Archive for August, 2012

Barking up the Wrong Tree

Let me start off by saying that I’m a dog person. I grew up with a dog in the house. When I was a little kid we had Pixie, a Boston terrier. When I turned 11 or 12 we got Snoopy. He was a purebred dachshund — a wiener dog, hot dog. By whatever name […]

Life After Prostate Cancer Surgery Seminar

Life After Prostate Cancer Surgery Seminar

By Ken Laba On Thursday, Sept. 13, 6– 7:30 p.m. at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, a free health seminar will be presented by Martin Gelbard, M.D., Urologist. The focus will be on the successful treatments/solutions available regarding two common problem areas that develop for men, post surgery. Learn how you can overcome either Sexual […]

Old Habits Die Hard

By J.P. Reynolds A year ago, Claire, who works in HR, attended my UCLA Extension class on interpersonal communication. Her boss, Megan, suggested she sign up and Claire resented having to attend. As the weeks progressed she warmed to the class and stopped feeling like it was “punishment.” Claire finished the course feeling more confident […]

The Young and the Restless Celebrates 10,000th Episode

The Young and the Restless Celebrates 10,000th Episode

This was daytime drama at its best. Since The Young and the Restless has been number one for 29 years, it’s also TV history. The soap’s mainstays celebrated 10,000 episodes (to air at the end of September). “Primetime does an hour show in 8 to 10 days,” said Eric Braden. “We do 80 pages a […]

The Curious Palate

The Star Café in Montrose is a charming landmark at 2217 Honolulu Ave. that lures a steady following with its varied menu of Italian and seafood specialties as well as an elaborate choice of breakfast dishes seven days and nites a week. Just bite into a brunch of Italian Sausage Frittata with onions, mozzarella, and […]

Dodger and the Dodgers

Dodger and the Dodgers

I want to Talk about the Los Angeles Dodgers and a Dodger Dog that is so good, he doesn’t even need a bun … you just want to eat him up! DODGER THE DOG: His name is no coincidence. Dodger is a puppy in training for Guide Dogs of America, sponsored by the Dodger Dream […]

Focusing on Labors of Love This Labor Day

Focusing on Labors of Love This Labor Day

Some people labor away at jobs they don’t enjoy. I am not one of them. I enjoy being an entertainment journalist, for almost thirty years, getting a chance to mingle with interesting showbiz folks and writing about them. I wouldn’t trade the experience for any other job, but don’t think it’s all schmoozing with the […]

One of the Original Lexus Models Grows Up

One of the Original Lexus Models Grows Up

The year was 1989. Toyota was making a bold move into the luxury market, introducing a new upscale car brand called Lexus. Some cynics scoffed, but adventurous buyers stepped up and took a chance on a new name in premium cars. And the rest, as they say, is history. Lexus has not only survived, but […]

Tyra Banks Talks About the Business of Modeling

Tyra Banks Talks About the Business of Modeling

Tyra Banks is beautiful and an incredibly successful business woman. She’s an international fashion icon who runs a multi-million dollar empire, which includes being the creator, executive producer, and host of the America’s Next Top Model series. We caught up with Tyra at the CBS/CW all-star party during the Television Critics summer press tour. Of […]

For the first time in ages, I didn’t see any plays to review for you on the weekend (I’m having withdrawal symptoms)

For the first time in ages, I didn’t see any plays to review for you on the weekend (I’m having withdrawal symptoms)

In fact, dealing with “the killer backache from Hell” … I didn’t do much of anything. Mark Your Calendars This weekend I’ll be seeing The Fantasticks at Theatre West, and will tell you all about it in my next column. A charmingly sweet story, that I, and most theatre goers, have seen numerous times over […]