Archive for January, 2013

Shot or Not? It’s Flu Season

By Frank Sheftel As I noted in my last column, I spent the holidays in and out of the emergency room at Kaiser Hospital. I had a terrible cough and chest pains so bad I thought I was having a heart attack. My fever at its highest was over 104 and I was sore with […]

Dr. David Gyertson Appointed Headmaster of Maranatha High School

The Board of Trustees of Maranatha High School has elected Dr. David Gyertson as the new Headmaster for the institution. He will begin his duties on May 1. Gyertson brings substantial executive leadership experience to his new role having been President of three Christian Universities – Regent University (Virginia), Asbury University (Kentucky), and Taylor University […]

I caught two worthy plays on the weekend …

I caught two worthy plays on the weekend …

Both coming from female viewpoints, and performed by women … yet each one will entertain the menfolk as well. Both “slice of life” stories, with plenty of laughs and much to ponder … do try to catch them! Menopause The Musical Directed playfully by Seth Greenleaf, and cleverly written by Jeanie Linders, this is an […]

The Hollywood Style of Acting

The Hollywood Style of Acting

By Toni Attell Welcome to Hollywood! You will find many excellent coaches, agents, and managers here. However, please take baby steps as you start out in this business. Acting is a business. Your face, body, and talent are all embedded in “YOU.” You are the merchandise. The casting director already has your image in a […]

The Last Stand

The Last Stand

The Last Stand Runtime 107 minutes. Not for children. There’s a time and place for everything. Bloody videogame-style shootouts have their place in an action movie that is clearly totally divorced from reality like The Last Stand. They do not belong in a movie like the recently released Gangster Squad that makes pretensions of being […]

Hyundai Raises the Bar on the Santa Fe Sport

Hyundai Raises the Bar on the Santa Fe Sport

After all of 15 minutes inside Trader Joe’s, I made the short journey down the sidewalk to where I’d parked on the street. Approaching the silver crossover SUV, I stopped in my tracks. “Oops … that’s not it,” I said to myself, and realized that the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport was several spots farther […]

Frank Pooler Dies; Co-Wrote “Merry Christmas Darling”

Frank Pooler Dies; Co-Wrote “Merry Christmas Darling”

By Jon Konjoyan Longtime Cal State Long Beach choral director Frank Pooler, who mentored the 1970s pop duo Richard and Karen Carpenter, and co-wrote the holiday standard “Merry Christmas Darling” with Richard Carpenter, passed away Jan. 19 in Los Alamitos. He was 86 and had battled lung cancer. Pooler met the Carpenters when they were […]

Real Big

When San Francisco and Baltimore meet in Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday at the Superdome in New Orleans, it will mark the first time ever that brothers will face each other as head coaches in the NFL’s showcase game. Older brother John Harbaugh is the Ravens mentor, while Jim will direct the 49ers, and both […]

Dogs Survive Scare

Based solely on height and athletic ability, the Pasadena High boys’ basketball team should have easily romped past Hoover, and though the Bulldogs posted a 70-60 win last Friday night in a Pacific League contest, it took a 7-1 outburst over the final two minutes and 35 seconds, and power forward Brandon Jolley’s game-high 22 […]

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