Archive for August, 2012

The Legend of “Big Sue”

By J.P. Reynolds Years ago I taught high school on the remote Pacific Island of Chuuk. At the beginning of my second year, a new science teacher arrived. Sue had a cute smile, a sharp wit, and she was 6 feet, 350 lbs. She came from Los Angeles and in this town of starlets and […]

The Stars Talk About True Blood’s Fifth Season on HBO

The Stars Talk About True Blood’s Fifth Season on HBO

HBO’s True Blood stars went to Comic-Con this summer and were treated like rock stars, as was the producer Alan Ball, who gave the enthusiastic crowd some plot teasers. Now the HBO drama’s season finale airs this Sunday and Ball reports it’s been great storytelling with three new romances that surprised everyone. Plus there was […]

“Hidden Thailand Wildlife Eco-Tour” Vacation

“Hidden Thailand Wildlife Eco-Tour” Vacation

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) presents a breathtaking “Hidden Thailand Wildlife Eco-Tour” from Nov. 10 to 20, 2012. Escorted by Zoo Director John Lewis, the unique vacation explores the country’s remote corners with views of authentic wildlife by foot, jeep, long-tail boat, and silent kayak. Among the animals that travelers might see are […]

Political Rambling or Fuel for Thought

“I don’t know about you, but my idea of healthcare for everyone is not waiting for ten years to stand in line to take a number for a hip replacement or kidney transplant, to be performed by a doctor not of my own choosing.” I hear those words from many proud people that want to […]

My Business Has No Borders

My Business Has No Borders

That’s the message Nancy Weckwerth sends to the potential buyers and sellers who visit her website. Based in Southern California, Nancy says it’s been a long-time goal of hers to become a “Global Realtor®.” Step one was to earn her TRC [Transnational Referral Certificate], which she did in October 2011. “I met some wonderful Realtor® […]

NBC4 Newscasts Sweep L.A. Emmys Two Years in a Row

First Station to Consecutively Dominate Newscast Categories BURBANK, Calif. — NBC4 Southern California captured seven Emmy Awards and swept the honors for all three highly competitive regularly scheduled newscasts for a second consecutive year, including the best daily morning newscast for “Today in L.A. at 6 a.m.,” best daily daytime newscast for “NBC4 News at […]

Flappers Is Comedy & Dinner Made Fantastic — Right in Downtown Burbank!

Flappers Is Comedy & Dinner Made Fantastic — Right in Downtown Burbank!

By Lorenzo Marchessi Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Burbank, is having their special two-year Birthday Party on Sept. 7, 8, and 9; admission is free for this celebration! Headliners include Darren Carter the Party Starter, James P. Connolly, Michael Rayner, and several SURPRISE celebrity comics! The club/restaurant was conceived […]

The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy Runtime 134 minutes. OK for children. This is a movie in search of an ending. For 100 minutes, it is a slam-bang, humdinger of a movie. But then when you sit through 30 minutes of a mindless chase through the Philippines, on foot and vehicle, it dawns on you that writer/director Tony […]

What Gives the Mayor the Right to Kill Civil Service?

The Mayor of Upland gets caught breaking the law; he goes to jail. The Mayor of Bell gets caught in some serious wrong-doing; he gets charged and goes to trial. The Mayor of Cudahy gets caught accepting bribes; he resigns. In Los Angeles, Mayor Villaraigosa is accused of a different kind of lawlessness: changing civil […]

Elegantly Renovated Suites Greet Guests at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Elegantly Renovated Suites Greet Guests at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

POIPU, Hawaii — Having completed a major guestroom revamp earlier this year, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa has just finished a thorough renovation of their 37 suites. In the resort’s legendary Hawaiian classic style, suites offer all the comforts of home with a graceful elegance. Creating an exclusive retreat for guests, tastefully appointed suites […]