Archive for November, 2012

The Bistro Garden: A Tradition of Elegant Dining

The Bistro Garden: A Tradition of Elegant Dining

By Jennifer Speer Enchanting is the word that comes to mind when thinking of the Bistro Garden in Studio City. On a busy night, the tables full and servers bustling, conversation and laughter and sumptuous scents fill the air, and the lights on the trees in the winter garden shimmer all around you. Piano music […]

Burbank Christmas Nativity Festival

Burbank Christmas Nativity Festival

The Burbank Christmas Nativity Festival is a great way to kick off the Christmas season. Catch the Christmas spirit as you marvel at hundreds of nativities from around the world. Step back in time and visit Bethlehem on its holiest night as you tour our Live Nativity Scene, complete with live animals! Bring the entire […]

Season’s Greetings

Christmastime in the San Fernando Valley may not be exactly the white Christmas of Vermont or the big city hustle bustle of New York, but there are still lots of ways to get into the holiday spirit out here. As a native Angelino and Burbankian, I know all the best places to go for good […]

Wonderful Women Creating Joy for the World

Wonderful Women Creating Joy for the World

There were great stories and warm laughter coming from friendly folks sitting around a colorfully decorated table. This scene was not from a Thanksgiving feast; instead it was a typical gathering at the La Knitterie Parisienne shop. That’s the knitting yarn boutique in Studio City where wonderful women, and some guys too, are busy crafting […]

Scintillating Seductive Siena!

Scintillating Seductive Siena!

JJ: We want to Talk about Siena, a medieval marvel full of magical memories. David will do most of the chat as, for this recent trip, he was there. (I was tending garden – at home.) DAVID: If you were traveling to Italy, you would undoubtedly hit her most famous cities – Rome, Florence, Venice […]

Hotflash: Menopause The Musical® Comes to North Hollywood & Glendale

Hotflash: Menopause The Musical® Comes to North Hollywood & Glendale

The international hit show Menopause The Musical® has selected North Hollywood as a “hot” national market and will play the El Portal Theatre at Mainstage Theatre for 15 performances only, Jan. 23—Feb. 3. It doesn’t necessarily mean women in The Golden State are more prone to symptoms of “The Change.” It does mean they will […]

Why Do We See What We See?

Last Friday, my friend Norman flew in to town from back East. I picked him up at LAX and by the time we got back to my place it was 11:30 p.m. As he was settling in, the phone rang. The caller ID indicated it was the building’s front door intercom. Since I wasn’t expecting […]

Slapstick and Genius, Jerry Lewis’ One-Man Show

Slapstick and Genius, Jerry Lewis’ One-Man Show

Even at 86, he still commands a room. Jerry Lewis conducts his orchestra, sings a song, and tells jokes within the first few minutes of his one-nighter at the Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas. There are cameras above, as PBS is shooting a special for his 87th birthday in March. A few hundred friends, family, […]

11-28-12

11-28-12

TOM LABONGE NEWS Christmas Tree Lit at Universal CityWalk Above, Councilmember Tom LaBonge stands with children from Los Angeles Family Housing at the Universal CityWalk tree lighting ceremony. Councilmember LaBonge took the stage along with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Universal Studios Hollywood President Larry Kurzweil to kick off the holidays. The holiday season has officially […]

Universal Is Ready for the Holidays with the Spirit of the Season

Universal Is Ready for the Holidays with the Spirit of the Season

It was hard to be a Grinch (really!) during several recent visits to Universal Studios Hollywood. The spirit of the season is all around there, and was especially evident with the theme park’s eighth annual “Day of Giving” community outreach program. Hundreds of USH employees volunteered to help out at four charitable projects across Los […]