| Feb 17, 2011
| 5:14 PM
This past week I had the opportunity to attend a pre-screening of a very inspiring movie called "Soul Surfer."
The story is based on the life of Bethany Hamilton, a gifted young surfer who suffered a shark attack while surfing her local break on the...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 1:05 PM
In 2003, teen surfer Bethany Hamilton made international headlines in a tragic way when she lost her left arm to a tiger shark. Her story is recounted in this drama, based on her own book, that doesn't stint in re-creating the attack ... something that...
| Jul 7, 2011
Mayor Jess Tablemates joined us to talk about the city of Burbank -- the brunt of Johnny Carson's jokes for years -- turns one hundred on July 8th -- there will be a big free community party but more importantly it's a city with a long, colorful, and...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Del Valle Avenue, in the Verdugo Woodlands area of Glendale, is named for Lucretia del Valle, granddaughter of the owner of Rancho Camulos, one of the original land grants near what is now Piru. She was also an actress, which is what brought her to...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 10:10 AM
The Davenport University Excellence in Business Dinner will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the DeVos Place Steelcase Ballroom where James P. Hackett, President and CEO of Steelcase, Inc, will be honored with the 2011 Peter C. Cook Excellence in...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:10 AM
You suffered three strokes at the age of 38. Were there any warning signs that something was wrong? If so, what did you think they could mean?
I had tingling and loss of feeling in my fingers and hand, my fingers turned cold and eventually blue, and I...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:27 AM
AITUTAKI, Cook Islands — "Where is that?"
I must've heard the question a hundred times before arriving in the Cooks. Some friends placed the islands in the Caribbean. Several guessed "around Australia." No one nailed it until I spoke with a...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 1:30 PM
David Cromer's increasingly famous production of "Our Town," which began at The Hypocrites in Chicago, then moved Off-Broadway for a record-breaking run, and was a recent hit in Los Angeles in a version starring Helen Hunt, is now headed to the Huntington...
| Feb 28, 2012
“Project X” puts you right in the center of the action—in this case, what may be the biggest onscreen party of all time. Or to put it another way, says “Project X” co-star Jonathan Daniel Brown, the movie has an “anti-...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The Broad Stage's 2012-13 season, which will be announced Wednesday, will feature appearances by a number of prominent performers including actor Hal Holbrook, violinist Pinchas Zukerman and thespians from Shakespeare's Globe in a production of "Hamlet."...
| Jan 17, 2009
I'm talking to my buddy Irv about women -- of which I know precious little -- and I confess upfront that I refuse to chase her anymore.
"You can't give up so easily," Irv says.
"It's been 30 years," I say.
"Thirty years," yells Irv. "That's nothing!"...
| Jan 20, 2010
Robert B. Parker, who died Monday in his Cambridge, Mass., home at age 77, spent his final moments doing exactly what he'd done for almost four decades: sitting at his desk, working on his next novel. He didn't concern himself with looking back. Instead,...