Beverly Hills Mayor with Actresses & Their Pooches on Rodeo Drive

Happy Horrors of Halloween

Being a Scorpio, Halloween has been my favorite holiday since childhood.  Never portrayed the blonde haired, blue-eyed princess; but usually the dark haired villain, witch ... Continue Reading →
SmartShell from Speck

Moving From PC to Apple – Part One

After a few decades in the PC world, I made the shift to the world Steve Jobs built. I am now an Apple kinda guy, at least as far as laptops go. Future installments will ... Continue Reading →
Ciara Renée (center) and Patrick Page (right) ; photo by Kevin Berne.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – La Jolla Playhouse

It is likely that everyone goes through at least one Disney phase. It is inescapable that as a kid you would have succumbed to Disney’s pull. When you become a parent, ... Continue Reading →
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How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, by Steven Johnson

How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, by Steven Johnson (Riverhead Books) Johnson presently tops my list of most intriguing non-fiction writers. ... Continue Reading →
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones

The Theory of Everything

The study of physics has had a fascinating history in the arts. The latest foray explores the life of the greatest living physicist. Director James Marsh has built his ... Continue Reading →
Pippin the musical (photo:TerryShepiro)

Pippin is pure magic at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood

Pippin is a musical that has “magic to do”…and does it well at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, running through November 9, 2014. It is spectacular, with ... Continue Reading →
Susie 2014 Hero Dog (photo by Margie Barron)

Hero Dogs Awards 2014 a tail-wagging celebration, Oct. 30 Hallmark Channel

The fourth annual Hero Dog Awards is a tail-wagging celebration of man’s best friend, airing as a Hallmark Channel special October 30. It’s part of the network’s ... Continue Reading →
PPB president Chuck Street, Carl Reiner, Tom Bergeron

Carl Reiner and Tom Bergeron in spotlight with Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters

  The Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters honored Carl Reiner at their latest awards luncheon. Two chairs were placed on the Sportsmen’s Lodge ballroom stage for the ... Continue Reading →