March 23, 2012
More overnight closures on the 405 Freeway are planned for Friday and Saturday as construction crews continue to work on the Mulholland Drive overpass. Caltrans said it would close the northbound 405 between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard around 11 p.m. with some ramps closing as early as 7 p.m. On Saturday, crews will close southbound lanes from the 101 Freeway to Getty Center Drive, using the same time schedule. Full closures are expected to be in place by about 1 a.m. each day with lanes expected to reopen by 6 a.m. Continue reading > > -- Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2006
Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids (MACK), Mountain Avenue Elementary's Foundation kicks off its annual MACK Movie Nights on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. with Curious George. The school's students, their families and friends are invited to the cafetorium to enjoy the movie, which is compliments of MACK, though a $1 donation per person at the door is welcome. "This is a wonderful, fun family oriented program that has become a Mountain Avenue tradition and attracts up to 100 guests with each movie," said Greg and Peggy Grande, chairs of MACK Movie Night.
September 5, 2009
CITY HALL — The next chapter in the fight of residents angry about construction of the San Fernando Corridor “flyover” bridge project will come to the City Council dais Tuesday. In the latest development of the contentious project, the City Council will consider granting residents affected by 13 nights of construction with an electric-bill reduction. Residents, who have long protested the noise and traffic related to the massive projects, have argued that the construction will force them to keep their windows closed and run air-conditioning units when they normally wouldn’t.
August 20, 2004
My wife and I joined a "westside" college friend and his wife last Friday night for an evening out. The conversation drifted to community arts and I asked what community activities they took their two teenagers to. They kind of looked at each other and confessed that the only "community" Brentwood activities of which they were aware were the 3rd Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Farmer's Market. I thought of our community this past summer when we've visited a free arts event almost every night of the week.
March 7, 2007
Some 82-year-olds settle into their rocking chairs and sing the blues about their aches and pains. But Linda Hopkins prefers to rock the house while singing blues favorites twice a month at Revo Art and Jazz Café in Glendale. The veteran actress has made a career of cabaret singing and in December Revo owner Henry Kazarian invited her to start a talent showcase on Sunday nights. "I'm trying to build up and get young artists known," Hopkins said. "And get people here looking for good talent."
April 1, 2009
The quiet upstairs nook of Left Coast Wine Bar transforms into a vibrant space filled with the sounds of Cuban jazz on Friday nights. Singer and pianist Iliana Rose performs with her band while audience members sip wine and sample some of the dinner menu items. Others sing along with Rose or shake the percussive instruments on their table to Cuban classics like “Guantanamera.” Sergio Gonzalez on drums, David Zasloff on trumpet and Roy Alnashef on bongos complete Rose’s quartet band.
June 24, 2009
Zarian to host talk on columnist The ongoing contention over Glendale News-Press columnist Dan Kimber will be the subject of a dialogue Thursday on ?The Larry Zarian Show.? Columnist Patrick Azadian and Glendale resident and Forum page writer Patrick Grant will sit down to discuss the social implications of the back-and-forth that has played out in the News-Press? Forum section for more than a month since Kimber?s column on the Armenian Youth Federation and assimilation.
July 10, 2009
Bob’s Big Boy is considering a move to bring back one of its restaurants to our area, where it all began for the chain, and all I can say is, “Yahoo!” I had my first Big Boy when I was about 3. Our family had just moved from Los Angeles into our home in Montrose, and in celebration we went to Bob’s. It was love at first bite for my brothers and me. A little later in my life I got to go to Bob’s after piano recitals as a reward, not for my stellar performance, but just for having made my way through it. One memorable piece that I recall mangling badly, “The Donkey Serenade,” had my brothers sitting in the audience and braying out when I descended the stage to a chorus of “hee-haws.
July 2, 2009
It’s 7 a.m. as I write this, so maybe it’s just the tequila talking. But this was a lousy June. A never ending series of Portland mornings; dreary days that drive men to bars for breakfast and cause teenagers to pierce cartilage. On a lifelessly gray morning last week I was driving north on the 101 Freeway, and the radio was airing endless reports on Michael Jackson’s sudden death the day before. The clouds outside mirrored the shrouds of sounds and sadness, white noise and unknowing on the airwaves.
February 2, 2005
Jacqui Brown GLENDALE--Joan Marie Whelan has plenty of things on her mind, but it's what's on your mind that matters. Whelan, a psychic who lives in Glendale, has been featured on KBIG-FM (104.3) radio talk show "Angels in Waiting" on Sunday nights and two shows on KPLM-FM (106.1) in Palm Springs. As a medium, Whelan helps clients cope with the loss of loved ones and clarifies unresolved issues with those who have passed on. Those skills will be exhibited Thursday during a presentation at the Holiday Inn at the Burbank Media Center.