Archive for December, 2012

Changes

There’s no denying that human beings have changed through the years. For one thing no one has a tail anymore, at least no one in my acquaintance. I have read somewhere, either in various scientific journals or maybe it was Mad Magazine that people have grown larger over the centuries and live longer lives now […]

Celebrities, a Taco Stand, and Good Holiday Cheer

Celebrities, a Taco Stand, and Good Holiday Cheer

Who says that a celebrity can only make a personal appearance with a publicist, manager or agent, and an entourage including a partridge and a pear tree? Not Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul or The Hobbit’s Elijah Wood, who spent a drizzly Sunday afternoon outside at Henry’s Tacos in Studio City when they could have been […]

Enjoy Every Moment — Life Is Short

By Frank Sheftel I am sad to see another icon of the Valley shuttering its doors after 51 years of providing delicious food to the community. Henry’s Tacos in Studio City, with its kitschy retro sign, has announced that it couldn’t work out a deal with its landlord and will close on Dec. 31. An […]

Music Icons Dave Brubeck and Ravi Shankar Are Latest Celebrity Deaths for 2012

Music Icons Dave Brubeck and Ravi Shankar Are Latest Celebrity Deaths for 2012

By Jon Konjoyan Jazz innovator Dave Brubeck and master of the sitar Ravi Shankar are the latest stars to leave us in 2012. Both were 92-years-old when they passed away earlier this month. On August 23, The Tolucan Times reported a long list of famous deaths for the year up to that date. Listed below […]

Toluca Lake’s Homegrown Kids’ Charity The Kling Street Kids Will Surpass $100,000 Raised for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at This Year’s 11th Annual Event

Toluca Lake’s Homegrown Kids’ Charity The Kling Street Kids Will Surpass $100,000 Raised for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at This Year’s 11th Annual Event

The Kling Street Kids are back again for the eleventh year this Dec. 23 and 24 on Kling Street in Toluca Lake! Once again, all of the money raised is donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. They are selling Starbucks coffee, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, hot chocolate, pizza, other baked goods, gift items, and much, much […]

Eric Benz Installed as President of the Burbank Association of Realtors

Eric Benz Installed as President of the Burbank Association of Realtors

On Dec. 6 at Lakeside Golf Club, Realtor Eric Benz was installed as the 2013 President of the Burbank Association of Realtors. He also received the Realtor of the Year Award, the first time an incoming President has received that recognition. Over 300 guests and dignitaries attended including, Mayor Golonski of the Burbank City Council, […]

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

JJ: We want to Talk about unforgettable Florence, I via memories and David from his fall trip. DAVID: Florence. Firenze. I call it Fabulous! An ancient city that never grows old, Art everywhere (Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation), sculpture in the piazzas (Michelangelo’s David), churches galore (the Duomo), super restaurants, and a river runs through it […]

12-19-12

12-19-12

TOM LABONGE NEWS Councilmember Tom LaBonge to Host Reopening of Griffith Park Bird Sanctuary Councilmember Tom LaBonge will reopen the Griffith Park Bird Sanctuary this Wednesday, bringing another park amenity back online after the devastating Griffith Park fire of 2007. “The reopening of the Bird Sanctuary ends another chapter of recovery for Griffith Park,” Councilmember Tom […]

World’s First “Lighted” Holiday Gift Basket from Hollywood’s Most Famous Cookie Maker

World’s First “Lighted” Holiday Gift Basket from Hollywood’s Most Famous Cookie Maker

During the holidays, everyone wants the latest trends in toys and gifts. So famed Snookies Cookies of Glendale — a favorite of the stars and Hollywood celebrities — decided to take festive to a whole new level! They launched the world’s first “Lighted” Holiday Gift Basket! The idea was created by Snookies’ General Manager Brigitte […]

Laugh and Worship at Toluca Lake United Methodist Church

Laugh and Worship at Toluca Lake United Methodist Church

The Toluca Lake United Methodist Church has a new pastor and a new mission: to become L.A.’s COMEDY CHURCH! Their new pastor, the Rev. Jane Voigts, is a former professional stand-up comic and improviser from Chicago, and she brings to the pulpit a huge passion for building bridges between humor and spirituality. “There is actually […]