Archive for June, 2013

InForm Fitness

InForm Fitness

By Cindy Ortiz TOLUCA LAKE — InForm Fitness, not your everyday average gym, has recently opened a location in no other place but Toluca Lake. But what is InForm Fitness really all about? Their slogan is “Safe Efficient Exercise.” That, in a nutshell, is what the philosophy of this fitness center is all about — […]

California State University Northridge: In Recognition of Your Academic Achievements

California State University Northridge: In Recognition of Your Academic Achievements

I am pleased to congratulate you on your graduation. Commencement represents the culmination of your commitment to success and excellence as a CSUN student. You should take great pride in being one of the many points of light that truly makes CSUN shine. You have enriched the university through your contributions and presents. As you […]

Fred Roggin Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at L.A. Press Club’s 55th Annual SoCal Journalist Awards

Fred Roggin Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at L.A. Press Club’s 55th Annual SoCal Journalist Awards

Fred Roggin, NBC4 Southern California’s sports anchor of more than 30 years, received the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement from The Los Angeles Press Club. Hall of Fame inductee Bob Miller, best known as the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Kings, presented the award to Roggin at a ceremony on June 23 […]

Cranky Day

Lucky, lucky you! You picked the right day to read this column. Today is CRANKY DAY and that means only one thing – you get to read venom-laced diatribes on a wide variety of aggravating subjects. So settle in, sit back, relax, and get ready to be thoroughly annoyed right along with me. Remember, on […]

Take Three Laps for Kids’ Good Dental Health with NASCAR Star Greg Biffle

Take Three Laps for Kids’ Good Dental Health with NASCAR Star Greg Biffle

(BPT) – What can a kid do in two minutes? If they want good oral health, they’ll spend that time brushing their teeth twice a day, recommends the American Dental Association. When it comes to racing, NASCAR driver Greg Biffle can do a lot in those two minutes – run three laps in his racecar, […]

Disney World Is Truly MORE Than a Magical Place (As Is Universal Studios, Too!)

Disney World Is Truly MORE Than a Magical Place (As Is Universal Studios, Too!)

By Lorenzo Marchessi What an amazing adventure I had while celebrating my Birthday in the largest of all the Walt Disney Properties in the world with over 30,000 acres comprised of 24 themed resorts, parks, reserves, and amusement centers. It opened on Oct. 1, 1971 and subsequently Epcot opened in 1982. I am going to […]

Take Steps to Protect Your Home and Family During Severe Summer Weather

Take Steps to Protect Your Home and Family During Severe Summer Weather

(BPT) – The warm summer brings about plenty of fun in the sun with picnics, camping and backyard parties. However, these months can produce severe weather, from tornadoes to hurricanes. In addition to planning fun outdoor activities to enjoy in the summer heat, Americans should also prepare their homes for the worst that Mother Nature […]

How to Keep Your Scents Light and Sensible This Summer

(BPT) – The seasons affect everything we wear, eat and feel – including the scents we choose. When weather warms, Americans turn to lighter scents in everything from body lotions and perfumes to clothing fabric softeners. “Annual American perfume sales are around $5.2 billion,” notes Sue Phillips, founder and president of Scenterprises, Ltd., a custom […]

Stay Safe On the Road This Summer

Stay Safe On the Road This Summer

(BPT) – As you hit the road for this year’s vacation, you may see an increasing number of vehicles on the sides of the highway broken down either with mechanical problems or flat tires. Don’t derail your travel fun by being one of them. A few simple steps will help you avoid being stuck on […]

How to Be a Standout

I recently participated in a college application workshop for high school juniors. At one point I asked for a show of hands as to who looked forward to applying to college. Out of fifty students, no one raised their hand. Then I asked how many were nervous. Fifty hands shot up! Their driving fear could […]