Archive for November, 2012

Whose Laundry Can I Fold?

Last week, on a day when I felt especially anxious, after having listened to way too much cable business news, I decided to do laundry — something practical. My condo building has two laundry rooms on each floor. I did a load, later tossed it into the dryer, and then did what annoys me when […]

11-21-12

11-21-12

TOM LABONGE NEWS Remarks from Councilmember LaBonge on Passage of NBCUniversal Evolution Plan The Los Angeles City Council gave its unanimous approval to the NBC Evolution Plan today. The plan, which was forged from years of building consensus among various groups, will invest $1.6 billion into the Los Angeles metro area. With it will come […]

Home Is Where The Hearth Is: Is Your Fireplace Ready For The Holidays?

Home Is Where The Hearth Is: Is Your Fireplace Ready For The Holidays?

Vision is by definition a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination. When Bob Vartanian, owner of Encino Fireplace Shop, Floyd S. Lee Fireplace & Barbecue in Pasadena, Glendale-Burbank Fireside, and Thousand Oaks Fireside and Design had his vision, it was one of a destination — a design-center oriented showplace where the most up […]

Hooray for Hollywood … High Honoring the Legendary Carol Burnett

Hooray for Hollywood … High Honoring the Legendary Carol Burnett

Hollywood, Calif. – Grammy-nominated musical composer and director Stormy Sacks announced today that he, and The Friends of Hollywood High School Performing Arts Center, will produce a major fundraiser called “Hooray for Hollywood … High,” on Jan. 10, 2013, 8 p.m. at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The event will honor Hollywood High School […]

World-Class Chef Calls the Shots at NoHo’s Pyramido

World-Class Chef Calls the Shots at NoHo’s Pyramido

By Patty Schaller It’s not often that one gets to enjoy cuisine prepared by an international high-end chef right here in the Valley, but that is a treat everyone can find at Pyramido Greek and Mediterranean Grill in NoHo. Located under the NoHo sign on Lankershim Boulevard, the year-old establishment is owned by Chef Mido […]

Christmas Shows for Tia & Tamera, and Families of Their Own

Christmas Shows for Tia & Tamera, and Families of Their Own

Before their hit series Sister, Sister debuted on TV way back in 1994, we sat down with the twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry. They were two happy and talented teenagers who enjoyed entering talent contests and traveling the world as Army brats, since both their dad and mom were in the U.S. Army. They […]

Lincoln

Lincoln

Lincoln Run time 140 minutes. OK for children. When you see a movie purporting to be an historical drama, it’s vitally important that its verisimilitude is established at the outset. Director Steven Spielberg and writer Tony Kushner start this movie with an opening scene that is so contrived and so contrary to fact that the […]

Volkswagen’s New Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen’s New Jetta Hybrid

When it comes to hybrid cars in the sub-$30,000 price range, you tend to get fuel efficiency at the expense of any kind of sporty driving feel. And actually, that trade-off applies to most hybrids in higher price ranges as well. Then along came German brands like Porsche and BMW, offering hybrid powertrains that worked […]

Bears

USC has had a stranglehold on the city’s bragging rights versus UCLA, having won 12 of 13 meetings [two were vacated], but this may be a thing of the past after the Bruins’ resounding 38-28 victory in a Pacific 12 Conference battle at the Rose Bowl last Saturday before 83,277 fans who braved a steady […]

Lancers Bite Dogs

There were few answers for Norwalk High’s pulverizing ground attack in a recent CIF Southern Section Southeast Division opening-round playoff match against Burbank as the Lancers gashed the Bulldogs for 412 yards and prevailed 49-14 at Memorial Field. “We knew they were going to be a tough opponent,’’ said Burbank Head Coach Hector Valencia. “They […]