Archive for May, 2014

05-28-14

05-28-14

TOM LABONGE NEWS 3,000 LAUSD Student Leaders In Arts, Sciences, and Civics Projects Celebrated At Spotlight On Success Of the 160,000 students that participate daily in after school programs under the auspices of Beyond the Bell – LAUSD branch, 3,000 students who have distinguished themselves as leaders in arts, sciences and community involvement were celebrated […]

Ask Marjorie B!

Ask Marjorie B!

One of the most popular questions I’m asked comes from people who have good paying jobs, and are ready to buy a home in the area. However, they don’t have cash on hand to afford a 20% down payment. Burbank City Mortgage Services may be able to help by offering FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loans […]

Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival Is Saturday, May 31, & Sunday, June 1

Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival Is Saturday, May 31, & Sunday, June 1

2014 will mark the 31st anniversary of the Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival, one of the oldest events of its type in California and the largest public event in Glendale. Montrose Shopping Park Association sponsors this two-day festival running this Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 1, from 10 […]

Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance (UGLA) Celebrates Gay Pride Month

Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance (UGLA) Celebrates Gay Pride Month

Eagle Rock-based Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance (UGLA) celebrates Gay Pride Month in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) with three events. On Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m., a Gay Pride banner will be hung at Eagle Rock City Hall, at Colorado and Maywood in Eagle Rock. The next day, Sunday, June 1, starting at 10:30 […]

Margaret O’Brien and Randal Malone present at The Rose Breast Cancer Society’s “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” Event

Margaret O’Brien and Randal Malone present at The Rose Breast Cancer Society’s “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” Event

Screen legend Margaret O’Brien spoke and presented a red rose from her garden with film star Randal Malone, President of the Southern Calif. Motion Picture Council, to Carmelita Pittman, Founder of The Rose Breast Cancer Society and recording artist. Avid supporters of the organization for several years, they informed Carmelita, board member of the Southern […]

Blended

Blended

Blended Runtime 117 minutes. OK for children. Since my original estimate of the movie was so negative, I felt guilty when it actually made me laugh out loud just a few moments after I wondered if I could give it a rating lower than 0/10. How could I laugh out loud if it was such […]

Games on a Bombed Out Beach

Games on a Bombed Out Beach

By Natasha Lewin Two self-centered former lovers, one altruistic celebrity, and a Hollywood producer with an iPhone—what could go right? Written and directed by Shirl Hendryx whose television credits include Columbo and Mission Impossible, Games on a Bombed Out Beach centers around socially conscious, A-list action hero Jim Branson (Richard Chassler) and the production of […]

Against the Wall Forces Change

Against the Wall Forces Change

Blending romance and stand-up comedy, Against the Wall thoughtfully yet hilariously examines how it often takes moments of great desperation to face difficult emotional truths. Featuring excellent acting and some laugh-out-loud one-liners, the show steps behind the curtain to present the difficult realities of not only the shaping of a career, but the shaping of […]

Diary of a Rich Man’s Kid Entertains

Diary of a Rich Man’s Kid Entertains

Filled with charming, breezy stories about the famous and infamous, Diary of a Rich Man’s Kid takes a fascinating trip through the twentieth century, as it reveals Charles C. Pettijohn Jr.’s adventures meeting the rich and famous. The book offers tasty, bite-sized anecdotes of celebrity meetings, perfect for picking up and reading during a quick […]

Potpourri People & Events

Potpourri People & Events

Almost 18 years ago I attended a surprise 13th birthday party at Fox Studios for a darling young performer, Lacey Chabert, who was starring in the acclaimed Party of Five series. Since then I have followed her career with admiration. Ten years ago, sweet little Lacey went against type for the hit movie Mean Girls. […]