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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — If you’re in the mood for some laughs and  latkes (potato pancakes) and other delicatessen delights, I’ve got just the places – and they’re right next to each other (8001 and 8017 Sunset Blvd.) in West Los Angeles. The Laugh Factory has been cranking out laughs since 1979 with its lineup […]
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As many of you know, I have three boys whom I had the extreme privilege of coaching in La Verne’s youth basketball leagues, one of the great joys and benefits of living in our great town. Like any coach, I was looking for an edge when I heard about this guy, Tom Amberry, who sank […]
  BREAKING NEWS: St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, brought this surprise: Only three votes now separate Mayor Don Kendrick from challenger Tim Hepburn. The totals now stand at 3,186 votes (50.02%) for Kendrick and 3,183 votes (49.98%) for Hepburn. Official results won’t be certified by the L.A. Register Recorder until March 31, 2017. As of early […]
You’ve probably heard the saying that there are few guarantees in life. Whoever first mentioned this bit of wisdom must have been an inventor, who despite having secured a patent, wasn’t able to fend off all the sharks unfairly wanting a big bite of the inventor’s intellectual property. The whole idea behind a patent, of […]
I lived in the San Fernando Valley for nearly 40 years. Two years ago, I married a Gal from my Hometown, Youngstown, Ohio. I introduce LuAnn as ‘My First Wife’ … because she is! People are surprised, as we were, that we found each other… especially when they hear that LuAnn was living in Cleveland, […]
Forget about the results of the national election, there’s more important business at hand. We all need to rejoice over the passage of Measure M, which won with a whopping 70 percent of the vote (okay, 69.82%). At the macro-level, it could create more than 450,000 jobs in the county, fueled by $860 million a […]
REPRINTED FROM APRIL 15, 2012 April 15th. Quite an important date in American history. Yes yes yes, I know, it’s tax day. But that’s not it. As I write this, on April 15th, 2012, it is 100 years to the day since the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic. One hundred years ago exactly. Pretty […]
Have any of you been following all the trades and free agent signings in football lately?   Does your head hurt too? Seriously.   This time of year there are so many players switching teams that not only can’t you keep track of it, but frankly it gets a little comical. I texted my son the other […]
Yes, Steven Spielberg’s “LINCOLN” is a triumph, even though it didn’t triumph at last week’s Academy Awards. “ARGO” won best picture. That’s fine. But “LINCOLN” did pull down the least-suspenseful Academy Award in history. Specifically, the great Daniel Day-Lewis won the Oscar for his dazzling portrayal of our iconic 16th president. Well earned, well done. […]
A few of you might have read my column last week wrapping up the Super Bowl.   It wasn’t bad.   But it wasn’t great either.   Certainly not my best work. And it’s not because I suddenly forgot how to write. It’s more that I had failed to grasp the true, underlying significance of this year’s Super […]