Archive for February, 2013

Caring Hearts, Friendly Smiles, and Great Food Await You at Scholl Canyon Estates

Caring Hearts, Friendly Smiles, and Great Food Await You at Scholl Canyon Estates

Scholl Canyon is setting the new standard for gracious independent senior living in Glendale. We take great pride in providing our residents affordable retirement living without sacrificing style, comfort, or amenities. Scholl Canyon offers the fun and excitement of a vibrant retirement community along with the independent lifestyle that our residents value. We know that […]

Lunatics and Race Baiters and Actors, Oh My

As I write this, the latest news is that Christopher Dorner, the rogue Los Angeles ex-cop who went on a killing rampage and has done in (so far) four people, has barricaded himself in a cabin in Big Bear. Shots have been fired, hitting two deputies — one fatally — but it appears that Dorner […]

CART Offers Great Performances & Imagination Stimulation

CART Offers Great Performances & Imagination Stimulation

My imagination enjoyed a feast at the most recent show presented by the California Artists Radio Theater. CART observed the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. And the romantic classic was brought to life thanks to the stellar group of CART performers who gathered at the well-attended theatre at the Beverly Garland Holiday […]

Michael Chiklis Embraces the ’60s Casino Era with Vegas on CBS

Michael Chiklis Embraces the ’60s Casino Era with Vegas on CBS

Walking around the set of the CBS series Vegas, filmed in Santa Clarita, it was a treat to observe the detail that has gone into recreating vintage Las Vegas. From the neon lights, one-arm bandits (aka slot machines), to the costumes for the showgirls, the authenticity is impressive. Classic cars are even lined up outside […]

SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES and ALOHA NEW TIMES

SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES and ALOHA NEW TIMES

I want to Talk about talented friends, old and new … and, the excitement of going to Maui with my group of Jr. High girlfriends edging 80. I can sense the deep massage from the waterfalls that pound into the pools; my neck feels better just thinking about it! The muumuus are in the suitcase […]

Mismanaging a Four-Billion Dollar Workforce

When it comes to managing employees, City leaders have a lot to learn. They don’t know what they don’t know, and much of what they do “know” is no longer relevant. They’re reluctant to embrace new ideas about human resource management. So they just keep doing what they’ve been doing — mismanaging a workforce which, […]

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Part I

Since writing last week’s column, I’ve had nine clients vent to me their frustrations over not being respected — by bosses, colleagues, direct reports, and a mother-in-law! My week was filled with the refrain, “I don’t feel respected!” Each of these men and women feels hurt, angry, confused and each has reached the point where […]

From the Horse’s Mouth III

By Patty Schaller Since it’s the month of lovers with Valentine’s Day and romance in the air, I thought I’d tell you the story of Spike, the cat. I call it, Sex and the Kitty. Monica is a lovely lady who had six cats when I met her. She loved these wonderful kitties very much […]

02-20-13

TOM LABONGE NEWS Save the Date: Los Angeles River Fun Run Coming The second annual Los Angeles River Fun Run will be held May 5, 2013. Early registration continues from now until March 31. For more information on the event, which is sponsored by Councilmember Tom LaBonge, visit lariverfunrun.com. 100% of the proceeds go directly to […]

Still Texting While Driving? Quitting Might be Easier than You Think

Still Texting While Driving? Quitting Might be Easier than You Think

(BPT) – Most Americans know texting and driving is dangerous but it continues to be a problem, especially for young drivers. While 97 percent of teens agree that texting and driving is dangerous, 43 percent still admitted to continuing to do it, according to a recent survey. The 2012 AT&T survey of teen drivers also […]