Archive for October, 2012

Chi Gung and the Power to Heal

“Healing Hands” Workshop Alan Lamb is from England and a Hong Kong trained master (Sifu) of Wing Chun Kung-Fu and Chi Gung Energy Healing. He will be holding a Chi Gung Energy Healing workshop at SpiritWorks Center for Spiritual Living located at 260 N. Pass Ave. in Burbank on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 12 p.m.–2 […]

The Annual Family Picnic at Villa Scalabrini

The Annual Family Picnic at Villa Scalabrini

A cherished tradition at Villa Scalabrini is the annual Family Picnic, when residents, their families, and guests gather for a day of pure fun. On Sunday, Oct. 7, a crowd nearing 300 people filled the Villa’s courtyard, to enjoy plenty of food, games, music, and the wonderful camaraderie that unites all the members of this […]

Obama or Romney? Local Volunteers Needed Now

Obama or Romney? Local Volunteers Needed Now

By Jon Konjoyan Major party candidates seek volunteers! The word went out this week from officials at Democratic Party Headquarters in Van Nuys and Republican Headquarters in Woodland Hills that volunteer help is needed to get out the vote as the general election nears on Nov. 6. Romney supporters are calling swing states and visiting […]

I Miss My Old Friends

By Frank Sheftel I was driving down Riverside Drive the other day in the mood for some lemon meringue pie. I instinctively headed for Marie Callender’s only to be jolted into the reality that Marie was gone. She took her pies and packed up and headed off into the sunset leaving an empty lot in […]

Atomic Musical Chairs & Periodic Table Bingo Help Sixth Graders Grasp Chemistry

Atomic Musical Chairs & Periodic Table Bingo Help Sixth Graders Grasp Chemistry

Sixth grade students recently took on the roles of electrons as Sixth Grade Science Teacher Chiquita Battle turned chemistry into play. The students barely contained their excitement as they “orbited” during Atomic Musical Chairs, acting as structural components of a classroom-sized atom while using colored balls in a basket to represent protons, neutrons, and a […]

A Spook-tacular Halloween Carnival

A Spook-tacular Halloween Carnival

There was a warm atmosphere on a cool afternoon on the backlot of Universal Studios last weekend. Lots of young celebrities were seen celebrating at the Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times’ 20th annual Halloween Carnival presented by Jakks Cares. Kids and adults were dressed in costumes, with many witches, vampires, princesses, pirates, and Hulks […]

A Fun Affair for a Serious Cause

A Fun Affair for a Serious Cause

Try to imagine the theatrical love child of Politically Incorrect and Forbidden Broadway and you’ll have an idea of what the “Les Girls 12” show was like. It validated the fact that politics is a funny business, especially if you get celebrities to do political satire for the “Les Girls” cabaret song-fest event. The song […]

BMW’s Hottest Sedan is Now Less Thirsty

BMW’s Hottest Sedan is Now Less Thirsty

In the coming years, pretty much every car model sold will have improved fuel economy. Primarily because of more stringent government regulations, but also because more and more car buyers are looking at mileage numbers. That holds true for performance and luxury cars as well, though the actual cost of fueling up is obviously less […]

“An Evening on the Lake” Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser

“An Evening on the Lake” Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser

By Patty Schaller Over 200 members of the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce and members of the community were entertained and enchanted under the stars Saturday night at “An Evening on the Lake” fundraiser. The event was hosted by Vana and Robert Farina at their lakeside home, a magnificent 1939 Paul Williams design. The Farinas […]

Urinetown: The Musical Shines at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood

Urinetown: The Musical Shines at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood

Fraggled Productions ambitiously selected the Tony Award winning Urinetown: The Musical for its first production. What an impressive job they have done. The show is a hilarious musical satire that offers new perspectives on the dangers of big corporations and the need for environmental sustainability. It is especially fun in an election year. Jessica Aquila […]