Archive for 2014

Best of Old Time Radio

I started life in the radio era, although we got our first TV when I was 8. I still remember listening to radio. Episodic radio and shows other than news and music disappeared in the early ‘60s. Now, however, anyone with satellite radio can access vintage radio shows and it’s the channel to which I […]

Rosh Hashana – September 24th until September 26th This Year

Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year and this year, the holiday falls out on Wednesday, Sept. 24th until Friday, Sept. 26th. The term Rosh Hashanah translates to “Head of the Year” and it is celebrated on the Jewish month of Tishrei. The holiday falls ten days prior to Yom Kippur (October 3-4) and the […]

What I Learned This Summer

This past week I finished teaching an eleven-week course at UCLA Extension on “The Dynamics Of Interpersonal Communication.” It was a remarkable experience for many reasons – and since I haven’t received the class evaluations, I’m presuming that my students also enjoyed the course! There were twenty-six participants, only four of whom were from the […]

JACKIE: We want to talk about what we learn from travel

JACKIE: We want to talk about what we learn from travel

Education is enhanced just by roaming historic towns and inhaling the atmosphere. David shares his knowledge … Two French Fantasies Lovely Lille DAVID: About an hour north of Paris, Lille is a vibrant city with awesome Flemish-influenced architecture, good restaurants, great shopping, and (ta da!) a very special deluxe five-star hotel, L’Hermitage Gantois, now brilliantly […]

Palos Verdes Peninsula Artist Studios Tour Set For Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27th and 28th

Palos Verdes Peninsula Artist Studios Tour Set For Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27th and 28th

Imagine a day in the country beside the sea visiting studios and seeing “art in action.” Self-driven, relaxed, inspiring and fun, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Artist Studios Tour is set for Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th from 10am to 5pm. Go at your own pace and linger where you’d like. Your $30 ticket […]

Cat Lovers Alert! The LA Feline Film Festival is Coming to Los Angeles

Cat Lovers Alert! The LA Feline Film Festival is Coming to Los Angeles

Cats have taken over the Internet. And now they’re taking over Los Angeles. On September 21st, the LA Feline Film Festival comes to Christmas Tree Lane at Exposition Park. Presented by Organikat and Walker Art Center, if you love cats or cat videos, then this is the place to be. The Cat Channel calls it, […]

09-17-14

09-17-14

TOLUCA LAKE CORRECTION — Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council General Board Meeting TODAY, SEPT. 17th (7pm – 8:30pm) Every last Sunday of the month is CLEAN UP DAY IN TOLUCA LAKE. Always 10am – noon. Come and bring your kids! CORRECTION: In the August 27th edition, the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council General Board Meeting […]

Don’t Let Germs Hitch a Ride Home From School

(BPT) – As a new school year gets into full swing, parents know that along with library books, art projects and worksheets, their kids often bring home a ton of germs. As students travel on the school bus, sit in the cafeteria, and participate in classroom studies, they can pick up viruses and bacteria. By […]

It’s Time to Give Back to Los Angeles Valley College

It’s Time to Give Back to Los Angeles Valley College

By Raul Castillo, Class of 1988 I find it surprising that many folks don’t think about Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) the way they do about CSUN, UCLA, or USC with annual donations or membership to the alumni association. After all, LAVC is where many of us began our college education. The quality of the […]

Career Colleges Play Key Role in Demand for Skilled Workers

(BPT) – Education is not a one-size-fits-all system. Much like each public university has its own unique culture, so does each type of higher education institution. In addition, the goals of each student are not the same. Some students are fresh out of high school and looking forward to the social opportunities that a public […]