Archive for August, 2013

NEW YORK – SAN PIETRO – ELYSEE – LORETTE

NEW YORK – SAN PIETRO – ELYSEE – LORETTE

I want to Talk about some highlights that put a special glow on our recent New York visit. Great theater, a superb restaurant, a dear hotel, and special friends…. NEW YORK, NEW NEWS NYC in July was hot in the best of ways. We started our stay at The Elysee, built back in the elegant […]

Coronet Debutantes

On the first Saturday in August The Coronet Debutante Ball Board announced their Debutantes for 2013. The setting was a luncheon in the Bel Air Country Club. Presiding over this year’s events was Coronet Ball Director Irene (Mrs. Peter) Moy. As the teenage girls and their mothers stepped up to the podium, Irene gave them […]

08-21-13

08-21-13

TOM LABONGE NEWS Ventura Boulevard ‘Street-Lift’ Continues The “street-lift” on Ventura Boulevard continued this week. Above, see Ventura Boulevard in the midst of its resurfacing effort. Below, a new concrete bus pad has been installed to preserve the life of the street. Work on Ventura Boulevard should wrap up by the end of the month. […]

Kol Tuv: A New Jewish Community

Kol Tuv: A New Jewish Community

Kol Tuv is a warm and inclusive new Jewish community, where Jews from all different backgrounds are invited to come together to explore and enrich their own personal relationship to Judaism and to themselves. Co-founders Gregory Metzger and Cantor Rebekah Mirsky believe that every member of the community is an integral part of its mission, […]

Cal Phil Concludes 2013 Summer Season on a High Note on Saturday, Aug. 24

Cal Phil Concludes 2013 Summer Season on a High Note on Saturday, Aug. 24

Another memorable Cal Phil summer ends with a spectacular season finale, Les Miz and Bernstein, during Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track on Saturday, Aug. 24. Concluding the 2013 series, presented by Westfield Santa Anita, the concert features special guest singers Randal Keith and Melissa Lyons Caldretti, stars of Les Miserables on […]

What No Perfectionist Wants to Talk About

My godson, Leo, leaves this week to start his undergrad at a prestigious Chicago university. Since it’s an expensive school, he and his parents were thrilled when he was invited to interview for a four-year scholarship that is awarded to only ten freshmen. Leo is bright, articulate, and charming. I knew that if he could […]

Martin M. Cooper Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Recipient Announced

Martin M. Cooper Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Recipient Announced

Erik Echegoyen is the first recipient of the Martin M. Cooper Boys & Girls Club Scholarship. The $4,000 scholarship was established to benefit a Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) incoming freshman who is, or was, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley. Echegoyen, an immigrant from Mexico City, says that […]

One-On-One with Gloria Gifford

One-On-One with Gloria Gifford

Actor, director, teacher, and mentor Gloria Gifford didn’t allow her exotic model beauty to detour her from becoming a much sought-after talent. She has conquered pretty much playing any role on stage, television, and the silver screen. Throughout her career she has appeared on All My Children, The Nanny, ER, and Thirtysomething. She also had […]

Alumni of Burroughs’ Vocal Music Association Take Center Stage

Alumni of Burroughs’ Vocal Music Association Take Center Stage

The John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association will host a special Alumni “Pop Show” Concert on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m., in the John Burroughs High School Auditorium. This year’s event, which has become a biennial tradition, pays tribute to the 35th Anniversary of the JBHS […]

Hilton Hotel’s Café Sierra Serving up the Best Buffet in Town

Hilton Hotel’s Café Sierra Serving up the Best Buffet in Town

Café Sierra is known for its Vegas-style Seafood & Prime Rib Buffet and is the domain of Executive Chef George Sit. Chef George has taken contemporary cuisine and infused a Pacific Rim influence, enhancing each dish with his own personal international flair. Chef George has amazed the taste buds again with a redesigned Seafood & […]