Archive for March, 2014

I have two currently running productions to tell you about this week …

I have two currently running productions to tell you about this week …

Very different in style and content … but both are ambitious efforts, worthy of your time. The Petrified Forest Written by Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955) in 1934, the filmed version starred Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, and Leslie Howard. An offbeat variety of society’s quirky misfits interact in a combination gas station and luncheonette, in the […]

Subaru’s First Hybrid

Subaru’s First Hybrid

When hybrid cars first came onto the scene at the dawn of this millennium, they quickly became a natural for drivers who felt a connection to earthy pursuits. Between their fuel economy and green image, hybrids are often the darling of people who identify themselves as environmentalists. And for many years, Subaru has built all […]

Lorraine Desmond Ramisch

Lorraine Desmond Ramisch

October 17th, 1928 – March 22, 2014 Lorraine passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Burbank. Originally from Bronx, New York, she married Carl Ramisch and raised her family in Westwood, New Jersey. In 2003, she moved out to California to be with her children and grandchildren. Always with a smile on […]

Julian R. Schwab

Julian R. Schwab

May 9, 1921 – March 14, 2014 A native of Chicago, WWII found Julian in line to serve his country in the Armed services in Europe until the war ended. A decision to enter the newly formed stenotype school led to a lifelong career as a “court” reporter. His first job was reporting the Nazi […]

Bonnie A. Ross

Bonnie A. Ross

Bonnie A. Ross, 91, retired teacher, World War Two Veteran, rights supporter, naturalist, and lifelong Burbankian, passed from this world peacefully in her sleep on March 24th 2014 at 1:50 AM. She is survived by her daughter Beth Levin, grandchildren Joy Arbor, Laura Caban, and Brian P. Levin, and great grandchildren Samantha and DJ El-Hadidy […]

Real Sweet

College basketball’s Sweet 16 was set over four days this past week and a dozen games are on tap to determine the Final Four. Several stood out such as No. 3 seeded Duke losing to No. 14 Mercer in the Midwest Regional, 78-71, No. 12 Harvard taking out No. 5 Cincinnati in the East Regional, […]

G’day, Mate!

Major League Baseball wants to expand its brand, and the Dodgers were selected to open the 2014 season this past weekend in Australia against National League West rival Arizona. The trip was profitable for the Dodgers, who took two games from the Diamondbacks at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground. Clayton Kershaw’s Opening Day assignment was […]

03-26-14

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Noël Coward’s A Song At Twilight, at The Pasadena Playhouse until April 13

Noël Coward’s A Song At Twilight, at The Pasadena Playhouse until April 13

“Seeing A Song At Twilight will be like opening a very expensive bottle of wine that you’ve been saving for years. It’s rich. It’s complex. And it will be an evening unlike any that people have witnessed, because this play has not been done in a major production for decades. So it’s a rare opportunity,” […]

One-on-One with Economist Dr. Raymond Jallow

One-on-One with Economist Dr. Raymond Jallow

Economist Dr. Raymond Jallow has been Chairman of Jallow International Ltd. in Los Feliz since 1981. The Baghdad native relocated to the United States 50 years ago to attend college in Los Angeles. At UCLA’s Anderson School of Management he earned his PhD in Business Economics and also studied Finance, Accounting, Quantitative Methods along with […]