| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:29 PM
The Aaron Nigel Trio performs at 5:30 p.m. at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The show with reggae-inspired tunes for families is free with general admission which is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and $3 for...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 10:25 PM
I read a story in the Leader about the first murder in Burbank since 2009. A 70-year-old man beat his 64-year-old wife to death in Burbank, just a few miles away from me and the whole thing has left me with many questions about the victim, Marie Brancato....
| Jul 14, 2011
| 1:42 AM
Dina Morrone invited me to come see her new play, "Moose On The Loose," in Hollywood to write about it for Beverly Hills Times Magazine, one of my many freelance jobs, but it was so good, I'm writing about here too.
Morrone wrote and performed in the...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 1:46 AM
Some of my favorite stories as a freelance reporter are those about how music and arts programs make a positive difference in young students' lives. The idea that we wouldn't balance music and art with academics in education is sinful to me.
| Oct 2, 2010
Las Candelas plans biennial fashion show
Members of the Glendale-based nonprofit organization Las Candelas celebrated their annual summer gathering at El Portal in Pasadena on Sept. 12 after a three-month break from their programs. Honored that...
| Oct 21, 2010
They come to be healed. They are people afflicted with everything from paralysis, cancer to blindness. Some travel great distances for a promise to be healed instantly in the name of Jesus Christ. ABC's "Nightline" this week aired a report titled "Turning...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 7:33 AM
More than 100 cancer survivors celebrated their victory over cancer at Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday evening during a patriotic themed event.
Each survivor wore a red, white and blue-striped ribbon and enjoyed a meal with friends and family as they...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:57 PM
Sprawled across an overstuffed couch on a recent afternoon, PlayStation video game controller in hand, Adam Cartwright looked utterly at home in his one-bedroom apartment in West Glendale.
Prior to moving in two weeks ago, he hadn’t slept...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 1:28 AM
Sometimes I get tickets to sitcom tapings and game shows. Most recently I got tickets to "Let's Make A Deal" at the Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood.
I invited my wonderful dog-walker Julie Cummins and her 18-year old daughter, Nicole, an adorable...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 5:05 PM
There's no better way to meet people when you're new to a city than walking your dogs around the neighborhood, especially when your dogs are adorable and friendly. Well, at least mine are always adorable.
I have had very friendly dogs in the past but...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 1:11 AM
I love going to sitcom tapings even though it can be time-consuming. It's a very fun way to see actors, writers and directors work, upclose and personal.
I try to catch at least one show per month and this month it was "The Exes," the new TV Land...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Every man should be so lucky to have a cheerful, energetic wife to support him when his mind and body begin to fail. “On Golden Pond” is a placid story that points out the value of strong, committed marriage with a deep undercurrent about...