Archive for November, 2012

The Wesley School’s Holiday Boutique

The Wesley School’s Holiday Boutique

The Wesley School proudly invites the community to their annual Holiday Boutique on Friday, Dec. 7, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Annual Boutique is the School’s second largest fundraiser, and all proceeds from the event benefit the continued improvement of the program, which impacts every student. This event is as much about uniting […]

Hope Estate in Toluca Lake to Be Sold; Garage Sale This Weekend

Hope Estate in Toluca Lake to Be Sold; Garage Sale This Weekend

By Jon Konjoyan Seventy years of storied Toluca Lake history will be sold off in the coming months as the famous Hope estate, the longtime home of comedian Bob Hope and his wife, singer Dolores Hope, will officially hit the market for the first time ever. The expansive parcel, at 10346 Moorpark St. at the […]

A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair Runtime 138 minutes. OK for children. This is an historical movie that lasts well over two hours but doesn’t have one slow moment in it. Denmark’s official Oscar® entry as Best Foreign Language Film, it gives an obviously biased view of a controversial time in Denmark’s history, but it does shine the […]

No play reviews this week. Instead, I will use my space this time to honor and celebrate the visionary life of a friend …

No play reviews this week. Instead, I will use my space this time to honor and celebrate the visionary life of a friend …

Whose time on earth has played out. I’m quite sure that he is on a stage in heaven, passionately coaching the angels! Gene Bua – Oct. 7, 1940 to Nov. 17, 2012 The community and theatrical world has recently lost a very unique, talented, and special man, after a 13 year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Gene […]

The Jacket

The Jacket

National ninja theater sensation NANDA brings their highly anticipated, original show The Jacket to North Hollywood’s famous El Portal Theatre, Nov. 30—Dec. 9. NANDA is a four-man performing arts group characterized by an impressively calculated chaos of dancing, juggling, music, acrobatics, slow motion, pop culture comedy, and high energy kung-faux fighting — all ages welcome! […]

After driving past the Gold Star drive in Restaurant for three decades

After driving past the Gold Star drive in Restaurant for three decades

I finally ventured in to the spacious adjoining parking lot until hunger pangs gripped late on a harried weekday morn when I found myself heading south beyond Glendale’s endless Brand Boulevard auto row and suddenly there it was. The sign promised hamburgers and pastrami so I was surprised to find a lengthy, varied menu posted […]

“Donny & Marie, Christmas in Los Angeles” at the Pantages

“Donny & Marie, Christmas in Los Angeles” at the Pantages

The wait is over, “Donny & Marie, Christmas in Los Angeles,” the family holiday musical production starring the ultra-popular Osmond siblings, is at the legendary Pantages Theatre Dec. 4—23. A song and dance spectacular, the show is in the tradition of all the “Osmond Family Christmas” television specials with America’s favorite brother and sister duo […]

Ford’s Explorer Gets Sporty

Ford’s Explorer Gets Sporty

There are two different kinds of Ford Explorer. The “old” kind, which spent nearly 20 years as a truck-like family vehicle and had its share of misfortune (the famous tire failure and rollover issue of 2000). Then there’s the “new” Explorer, which came out a couple of years ago and is built more like a […]

O’Luck

It’s funny how Notre Dame entered the college football season unranked, but now sits atop the Bowl Championship Series standings after holding off USC at the Coliseum last Saturday night, 22-13 as 93,607 fans looked on. The Fighting Irish (12-0) will play the winner between Alabama and Georgia in the Southeastern Conference championship game to […]

Football Season Fun

Having covered prep football for more than two decades for the Pasadena Star-News, Glendale News-Press, Los Angeles Times (Valley Section), and several weeklies, I’ve seen my share of outstanding players whose brilliance spilled over to college, and a few the NFL like Kyle Boller, who starred at Hart High, UC Berkeley, and had a nine-year […]