Archive for July, 2013

My Meeting with the New Mayor

Los Angeles has a new mayor. I was delighted with the outcome of the election. Our new Mayor Eric Garcetti has a proven track record of leadership and accessibility. During his time as president of the City Council, Eric led with great authority and fairness yet wasn’t nonresponsive or wishy-washy. His term as mayor should […]

BRIGHTEST OF THE 3-STAR CHEFS

BRIGHTEST OF THE 3-STAR CHEFS

JACKIE: We want to Talk about great cooking and fine dining David discovered on his last trip (without me). So, I’ll enjoy his report with you. BRIGHTEST OF THE 3-STAR CHEFS DAVID: Among the galaxy of Michelin-starred Chefs, one name shines, sparkles with an undying light – Guy Savoy! (Pronounced (hard G) Gee Sav wah.) In […]

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas

By Raymond Jallow, PhD Last Saturday the world of journalism lost Helen Thomas. A tenacious journalist who stood her ground in asking the toughest questions to the presiding U.S. President in his White House and in front of the watching millions of Americans, as well as the world at large. She served her country well. […]

Strategy — The Key to Successful Communicating

On the final night of my UCLA class last quarter, Brad told me that he looked forward to every class and had learned a lot. Then he smiled and said these immortal words: “I still don’t see why I have to change just to please people, so I’m not going to.” Sadly, Brad didn’t understand […]

Dancing with the Stars Derek Hough Taps Cal Phil for Worldwide Symphonic Singing Debut July 27 (National Dance Day) and July 28

Dancing with the Stars Derek Hough Taps Cal Phil for Worldwide Symphonic Singing Debut July 27 (National Dance Day) and July 28

Award-winning dancer, Emmy Award-nominated choreographer, musician, and Dancing with the Stars phenom Derek Hough joins Cal Phil for Dance Fever, Saturday, July 27, at Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track – which also happens to be National Dance Day – and Sunday, July 28, at Walt Disney Concert Hall! In addition to […]

Let Realtor Gregg Goulet Guide You Through

Let Realtor Gregg Goulet Guide You Through

By Cindy Ortiz Did you know now, more than ever, is the best time to sell or buy a home? You may think otherwise because of the state of today’s economy, but real estate agent Gregg Goulet, of Keller Williams Realty Studio City, sets the record straight. Why should you sell or purchase property now? […]

Wrap Your Heart Around It Reveals Acceptance

Wrap Your Heart Around It Reveals Acceptance

Wrap Your Heart Around It creatively wraps itself around the dramatic issues of addiction, co-dependence, and birth defects, emotionally bringing LynnMarie Rink’s life story to the stage. Entertaining and inspiring, it shows how forgiveness and acceptance allow her to fully enjoy each second of life. Rink, a renowned Nashville musician, documents her life through exciting […]

One-On-One with Joe Mantegna

One-On-One with Joe Mantegna

We all recognize award-winning actor Joe Mantegna as ‘David Rossi’ on Criminal Minds, and we’ve heard him as the voice of ‘Fat Tony’ for the past 23 years on The Simpsons. He has taken home a Tony for his role on stage in Glengarry Glen Ross, an Emmy for co-writing Bleacher Bums on PBS, and […]

07-24-13

07-24-13

TOM LABONGE NEWS Brand New Toluca Lake Gateway Sign Shines After being destroyed in a vehicular collision, Toluca Lake has a new getaway sign, installed in the past six months. Councilmember Tom LaBonge helped to fund the sign, as he has long believed that gateway signs help to bring recognition to great neighborhoods. The next […]

I only caught one production for review on the weekend. Sometimes it works out that way … It’s “feast or famine”….

I only caught one production for review on the weekend. Sometimes it works out that way … It’s “feast or famine”….

Nickel and Dimed This “slice of life” script is based on Barbara Ehrenreich’s best-selling book, Nickel and Dimed. As a human research writer, here she explores working folks stuck in menial jobs. How they struggle on minimum wages, and what it does to their spirit and quality of life. On the subject of (not) getting […]