Archive for February, 2014

The Heart Valve Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

The Heart Valve Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Do You Have a Heart Murmur? Heart murmurs — that whooshing sound a doctor may hear through a stethoscope when he listens to your heartbeat — are normally nothing to worry about. But if a heart murmur is accompanied by such symptoms as rapid heartbeat, swelling or sudden weight gain, shortness of breath, a chronic […]

Announcing the Norby Walters 24th Annual Night of 100 Stars Awards Viewing Gala Celebrating the 86th Annual Academy Awards

Announcing the Norby Walters 24th Annual Night of 100 Stars Awards Viewing Gala Celebrating the 86th Annual Academy Awards

On Oscar® Sunday, March 2, the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom will once again provide the venue for the arrival of approximately 150-200 film and TV stars who will attend the hottest celebrity Awards party in town with even bigger names than last year. Norby Walters, veteran music agent, reprises his role as Producer and […]

Next Week’s One-on-One

Next Week’s One-on-One

Coming in next week’s One-on-One Celebrity Interview it’s RICHARD ROUNDTREE! The Toluca Lake resident talks about playing Gabrielle Union’s father in BET’s new huge hit show ‘Being Mary Jane’, his fondness for the late Peter O’Toole, his experience filming 1977’s historic ‘Roots’, his photography business and of course, how he landed the iconic role of […]

Keeping Prosperity Out

If you think that community organizers are always looking out for the best interests of the community, consider the Trader Joe’s story which was reported about two weeks ago. The Trader Joe’s grocery chain had to pull out of a planned expansion to a poor area in Portland, Ore., after a community organizing group objected. […]

Scorsese and DiCaprio Celebrate a 20 Year Film Collaboration

Scorsese and DiCaprio Celebrate a 20 Year Film Collaboration

“I’ve always been fascinated with wealth in America,” says Leonardo DiCaprio. “There’s something about the American dream and its corruption. It’s something I always wanted to put up on screen.” He got his wish in the Oscar-nominated Wolf of Wall Street as producer and actor. His director: Martin Scorcese. The duo revealed all at the […]

“I Have No Opinion”

Ken, a client of mine, told me that he had great confidence in high school and even was on the debate team. With the passing of the years, though, he’s lost confidence in himself. He tries to be so agreeable he doesn’t know what he thinks any more and desperately wants to regain his confidence. […]

Oscar Fever & Hollywood Happenings

Oscar Fever & Hollywood Happenings

The Hollywood Museum caught Oscar fever by hosting a special celebrity-packed party to launch a new exhibit featuring the Best Picture contenders, as well as television shows that were noteworthy during the 2013 awards season. The Hollywood Reporter sponsored the exhibit that showcases costumes and props from the year’s most popular and critically acclaimed films […]

Peace Corps Week Is Feb. 23 — March 1

Peace Corps Week Is Feb. 23 — March 1

Editor’s note — Trish Ostroski, who was a longtime theatrical reviewer for the Tolucan Times, is currently serving in the Peace Corps. Peace Corps Week celebrates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. We are encouraged to reach out to America during this time. Visit peacecorps.gov. I work in community and […]

Benefits of Cochlear Implants in Older Adults Go Beyond Restored Hearing

Benefits of Cochlear Implants in Older Adults Go Beyond Restored Hearing

(BPT) – As a private pilot and frequent commercial passenger, John Walkup’s hearing worsened over a number of years. But during one memorable airline flight, he suddenly lost most of his hearing, leading to enormous life changes. The impact of his hearing loss went beyond simply not being able to hear. His career ended abruptly. […]

Five Sure-Fire Steps for Planning the Most Memorable Family Vacation of Your Life

Five Sure-Fire Steps for Planning the Most Memorable Family Vacation of Your Life

(BPT) – It’s no secret that families are busy these days. Between mom and dad’s careers, the kids’ school demands and extra-curricular activities, quality time together as a family is hard to come by. This busy lifestyle is inspiring a new travel movement, and 2014 is positioned for the grand rebirth of the family vacation. […]