Archive for 2014

A Labor Day Resolution

Last week I popped into Gelson’s to pick-up a loaf of bread. Walking by the bakery section, I spotted a bag of dinner rolls and also grabbed those. The check-out clerk rang up the bread and rolls and then asked me, “For here or to go?” Huh? Confused, I said, “To go – don’t think […]

Celebrate Labor Day with the Hollywood Piano Family

Celebrate Labor Day with the Hollywood Piano Family

By Taly Oehler For twenty years, Labor Day has meant a weekend of true festivities for siblings/owners Glenn Treibitz and Cheryl Treibitz-Fox, and their expert staff at the Hollywood Piano Company. While their customers enjoy a long work-free weekend to celebrate, Hollywood Piano owners and staff work tirelessly to get their customers the best possible […]

GAP Honors Homeboy Industries Founder at Annual Sheraton Universal Brunch

GAP Honors Homeboy Industries Founder at Annual Sheraton Universal Brunch

Grandparents As Parents (GAP) will hold their 5th Annual Brunch Event Sunday, Sept. 7th at the Sheraton Universal Hotel from 11am-3pm. The public is invited. Former Council Member Dennis P. Zine will serve as host, while Father Gregory “Greg” Joseph Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, is this year’s honoree. Also scheduled to […]

Welcome to the Jungle: LA Zoo’s Electro-Wildlife Soiree Proves a Roaring Success

Welcome to the Jungle: LA Zoo’s Electro-Wildlife Soiree Proves a Roaring Success

By Susie Ruckle When the lights go down in the city, a low hum pulses from the secret enclave that is Roaring Nights, LA Zoo’s contribution to the valley night scene. In the gathering twilight of the final night, an eclectic crowd assembled against the botanical backdrop for a unique nightlife experience. Guests enjoyed cocktails […]

My Labor Day “I Love My Job Because I Meet the Most Amazing People” Column

My Labor Day “I Love My Job Because I Meet the Most Amazing People” Column

There can be no doubt that I love my job. Interviewing celebrities and interesting people is pure joy for me, and there is an abundance of fascinating folks all around us. It seems everyone has great stories to tell, and I love to put the spotlight on them. I am lucky enough to get the […]

21 Scientific and Technical Achievements Under Consideration for 2014 Academy Awards®

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 21 scientific and technical achievements, and 16 distinct investigations, have been selected for further awards consideration. The list is made public to allow individuals and companies with similar devices or claims of prior […]

08-27-14

TOLUCA LAKE Around 3:20AM on Sunday, our friends in the Bay Area encountered a 6.0 magnitude quake that shook many homes and buildings, and sent approximately more than 200 people to the hospital. As of yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency due to the damages, power outages, and continued aftershocks resulting […]

Fig and Olive Hosts Doris Bergman’s Emmy Bash

Fig and Olive Hosts Doris Bergman’s Emmy Bash

Her sense of humor draws them in. Doris Bergman, queen of the gifting suites, held her annual Emmy extravaganza for the crème of the Hollywood crop with a Moroccan themed sit-down gourmet lunch. In an adjoining room at the tone-y Fig and Olive, about two dozen vendors set up shop expo style to showcase their […]

Did Gastric Bypass Fail You? Call Dr. Ara Keshishian

Did Gastric Bypass Fail You? Call Dr. Ara Keshishian

By Kerry F., Florida Being overweight my entire life, I thought I finally found the answer when I had my gastric bypass surgery in July 2001 at the age of 24. I was 354 lbs at 5’9” and lost down to my lowest weight of 192 lbs. I kept that weight off for six years, […]

Sanger: Her Own Words

Sanger: Her Own Words

By Natasha Lewin Mother, wife, birth-control advocate and — unbeknown to most — proponent of eugenics, Margaret Sanger is not the bleeding-heart, Planned Parenthood-liberal some would say she was. Starting her nursing career in the slums of the East Village, Sanger began her quest as a contraception activist after watching the toll overpopulation and back-alley […]