Archive for December, 2012

The World Didn’t End – So What Now?

The World Didn’t End – So What Now?

By Jennifer Speer Greg Bedrossian, owner of Burbank Athletic Club’s two locations, wants you to know that now that we’ve survived the apocalypse, it’s time to get your health in gear. All kidding aside, it’s safe to say that most of us, even those that knew there would be no “end of the world” on […]

Farewell to 2012

Goodbye, farewell, and good riddance to 2012. What a year it was! A presidential election year that will rank as one of the all-time dirtiest, negative campaigns this country has ever gone through. Did you ever think you’d actually see a presidential campaign where the President of the United States accused his opponent of being […]

Oh Joyful Night

Oh Joyful Night

And what a joy to behold: It was Monday evening at the Pantages Theatre as “The Actors Fund, for everyone in entertainment” held a very special benefit with five special ladies of the theater. Ladies of an Indeterminate Age was a more-than-special evening which began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and ended with desserts and […]

See Venice and Live!

See Venice and Live!

DAVID: Once more, my amazing Eurail Pass from RailEurope.com was my simple and economical way to travel, this time from Florence to Venice. The train was sleek and comfortable and fast. And there were plenty of willing hands to help me on — and after an easy ride complete with included newspapers, orange juice, and […]

Do-It-Yourself Retirement Planning

For the past six years, this column has focused on the high cost of personnel mismanagement in City government. But the subject of employee compensation has not received much attention. Now, however, that subject is in the headlines. Recently, the talk at City Hall was all about a plan to put future City employees in […]

Travel: What’s Hot in 2013

(BPT) – There are two kinds of travelers out there: those who plan and those who wing it. But what they have in common is a love of travel and exploring new destinations. Whether you take two-day weekend trips or 10-day vacations, here are some must-see destinations that travel-inspiration site Away.com selected for 2013. Two-day […]

Just “Too Busy”

Last week I was frantically finishing various projects before flying to NYC for Christmas. I hadn’t sent out holiday cards; and kept thinking about friends and business associates whom I wanted to get together with before I left. Without exception, each person I called apologized that they couldn’t meet up because they were just “too […]

12-26-12

12-26-12

TOM LABONGE NEWS Councilmember Tom LaBonge Honors Seymour Rosen Councilmember Tom LaBonge invited Seymour Rosen into his Valley Field Office to give him a commendatory plaque this past week. Rosen has been a Reserve Police Officer for the past 22 years, and he serves as the 1st Vice President of the Los Angeles Police Parker […]

A New Look in the New Year: Fashion Head to Toe

A New Look in the New Year: Fashion Head to Toe

As we say goodbye to 2012, it’s never too soon to look ahead to Spring/Summer fashions for 2013. The most recent L.A. Fashion Weekend event put the focus on the latest collections from acclaimed and emerging designers. The three-day runway extravaganza held at the Sunset Gower Studios propelled new trends into the spotlight as an […]

Downton Abbey’s Lady of the House, Elizabeth McGovern

Downton Abbey’s Lady of the House, Elizabeth McGovern

To no one’s surprise the international phenomenon Downton Abbey has just been nominated for the Golden Globe’s best television drama series. It follows on the heels of the show’s well-deserved Emmy attention this year. The much-acclaimed PBS Masterpiece Classic show launches season three Sunday, Jan. 6. And fans can anticipate more down the “Abbey” road […]