Archive for March, 2013

Raise Me Up Rises to the Brink at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Raise Me Up Rises to the Brink at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Lisa Phillips Visca’s writing of Raise Me Up is touching, heartfelt, and even comedic. This is a true story of love at first sight and a love that rises above some cultural and social obstacles of the time to ensure its fruition. In the journey the audience is treated to a “moonstruck” couple’s forbidden love, […]

I only caught one production on the weekend

I only caught one production on the weekend

It was a voyeuristically titillating and provocative drama … and worthy of your time. Orange Flower Water Written passionately by Craig Wright, known for his writing on blockbuster TV shows such as Six Feet Under and Lost, this is a most unique and captivating script. A hauntingly in-depth look at the dissolution of two marriages […]

Starbuck

Starbuck

Starbuck Runtime 109 minutes. Not for children. This film presents a unique moral dilemma. What is the responsibility of a sperm donor to the offsprings created through his sperm? David Wozniak (Patrick Huard) needed money so he was constantly donating to a sperm clinic. He signed a confidentiality agreement each time he donated, protecting his […]

Big Fun

It’s time to let the fun commence as three of the four No. 1 seeded teams in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament reached the Sweet 16 after this past weekend’s games. Louisville (31-5) is the No. 1 overall seed and smothered No. 8 Colorado State, 82-56, in the Midwest Regional behind junior shooting guard […]

Smith’s on the Loose

Like an extraordinarily beautiful woman with extremely high intellect, there are a handful of people who are brilliant and athletically gifted. One who shares both traits is Kenyatta Smith, who starred in basketball and volleyball for Flintridge Prep in La Canada. And if that wasn’t enough, Smith, who led the Rebels to their first-ever CIF […]

03-27-12

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Your Period Doesn’t Have to Be a SENTENCE

Your Period Doesn’t Have to Be a SENTENCE

By Matt Harris As medicinal knowledge and technologies improve, so does our understanding of many health issues, especially those with attached stigma. In his March 26 lecture titled “Your Period Doesn’t Have to Be a SENTENCE,” Dr. Steven Rabin focuses on the somewhat taboo and often misdiagnosed and misunderstood issue of heavy vaginal bleeding. It […]

Vet Prices Going Up Thanks to Obamacare

Remember way back when “Obamacare” was first proposed and Nancy Pelosi was asked by reporters what was in it? Remember how she opened her eyes wide (even wider than usual), put on her phony stretched-out smile, and said, “We’ll have to pass it to find out what’s in it.” Well, since then we’ve discovered what […]

2013 Women’s Health Symposium

2013 Women’s Health Symposium

The Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater California will host an educational fundraiser; the sixth annual Women’s Health Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.—2 p.m. at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. The program will include boutique shopping and lunch. Distinguished keynote speakers will include: Dr. Eisner, MD, PhD UCLA Physician, Researcher […]

Laura Bush Visits Maranatha High in Pasadena; Advises Students to Look at Books Not Phones

Laura Bush Visits Maranatha High in Pasadena; Advises Students to Look at Books Not Phones

By Jon Konjoyan Former First Lady Laura Bush came to Pasadena last week and advised students at Maranatha High School to “Turn your face away from the (computer and phone) screen. Read a book,” she urged. “Or go for a walk and be outdoors.” Laura Bush may be the former First Lady, but she’s still […]