Archive for October, 2012

Arte de Mexico, a High-End Furniture Haven

Arte de Mexico, a High-End Furniture Haven

We walked into a little slice of heaven, a 250,000 sq. ft. warehouse on a serene street in North Hollywood where the Gods joined forces with Mother Nature. You feel like you have left Los Angeles and are a million miles away. The store is closing soon, so hurry up. Madonna and Sean Penn would […]

Steve Cooley Looks Back

Steve Cooley Looks Back

Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, only the second person in Los Angeles County history to be elected to three consecutive terms as District Attorney, will retire on December 3, 2012. Until 2010 when he moved to Palos Verdes to be near his children and grandchildren, Cooley was a 35-year resident of Toluca Lake. […]

Which One?

As Election Day grows nearer I wonder how many voters (meaning people who actually go out and vote) are really undecided at this point? Hard core liberals and hard core conservatives have known from the beginning who they were voting for, but what about the so-called independents? It’s hard to believe that serious voters haven’t […]

Argo

Argo

Argo Runtime 120 minutes. OK for children. Even though director Ben Affleck is not shy about his leftwing political leanings, this is still a tense, relatively non-political telling of the CIA’s rescue of six Americans who fled the US Embassy into Iran on Nov. 4, 1979, and were given sanctuary at the home of Canadian […]

Your Cell Phone Camera: Don’t Be Afraid to Use It

By Lawrence A. Ajalat Have you ever tried to buy a pass to ride the Metro, but noticed the kiosk was out of order? Or when exiting a toll road, the automated money collector was jammed? In these scenarios, you would have no choice but to proceed and fear the inevitable receipt of a ticket […]

The Curious Palate Part II

Burbankians are fortunate because they claim to Lancers, the most versatile full service restaurant in or around their fair city. A sign above the busy pick-up station says it all: “If you’re not proud of what you prepared don’t serve it.” For more than three decades (and counting) I’ve eaten breakfast, lunch, or dinner at […]

Laurel Hall School

Laurel Hall School

Laurel Hall School is often called “the hidden gem in the Valley.” Many prospective parents exclaim, “I wish I had known about your school when my older child started.” Although we are prominently placed off of the 170 freeway and Oxnard in North Hollywood, Laurel Hall is a pleasant surprise to many. As a ministry […]

Too Afraid to Want What You Want

By J.P. Reynolds Todd hired me because he wanted guidance as he searched for a new job. The financial situation at his company is such that he doesn’t see room for either advancement or a raise and he doesn’t want to be stuck on a Titanic. He works in the entertainment industry as a technical […]

Growing Younger

Growing Younger

By Universal City Medical Group Unless we live in the magical world of Benjamin Button, the clock and the calendar move relentlessly forward. As they do, so we age. That’s a fact, yet one we eventually don’t want to agree with. Science tells us that our skin will wrinkle, we will exchange 10 lbs. of […]

Louisville High a Growing Center for Academic Enrichment of Young Women

Louisville High a Growing Center for Academic Enrichment of Young Women

Louisville High School is a Catholic, college preparatory high school located in Woodland Hills. Louisville was founded by the Sisters of St. Louis in 1960 and continues to be a growing center for the academic enrichment of hundreds of young women each year. Louisville provides small, challenging classes with exceptional one-on-one attention from faculty. Louisville […]