Food Find: Artisanal Bread Handcrafted and Made-To-Order

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BY JUDITH A. PROFFER You’re strolling on the tree-lined street of one of your favorite Sherman Oaks neighborhoods when the yeasty, hearty, warm and swoon-worthy aroma of freshly baked bread stops you in your tracks.  Your head snaps to the … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Celebrate Earth Day All Year With “Green” Recipes

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY   Earth Day, which was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970, was first organized  to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet, as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG The Studio City restaurant scene seems to be on a non-stop roll. Word on the street is that the owners of Stout Burgers and Beer are going to open a seafood pub (that's a twist!) in the former Ole space on Ventura … [Read more...]

FIRST HAND Our House: Where Nobody Grieves Alone

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BY MARLEY SIMS New to the San Fernando Valley, but serving Los Angeles since 1993, Our House is a  remarkable non-profit organization that provides grief support services, education, resources and hope to adults and children (as young as four) who … [Read more...]

Down in the Valley: Love Goddess Judy Tenuta hits the Jon Lovitz stage with Love Bites

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BY KAREN YOUNG The Love Goddess is back — or rather, Judy Tenuta never left — the Sherman Oaks resident is appearing for a very special Valentine's show at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City this Saturday, February 12 at 8 p.m.  The … [Read more...]

GREEN TRIPPING: CicLAvia – A Valleyite’s Journey

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BY JANET LOEB AND KATIE ASCH, When we were kids, our bikes were our  superior means of transportation -- the lessor one being our sneakered feet. On our bikes, possibilities abounded. On a typical morning, we'd wake up, race out … [Read more...]

The next Vin Scully? Oakwood 9th grader David Gottlieb is True Blue

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David Gottlieb interviews Joe Torre.

BY JO PERRY At the close of a frustrating season, Dodger fans still have reasons to celebrate: the pitching of Clayton Kershaw, veggie dogs at the stadium concession stands (Sorry, Farmer John), news that the beloved Voice of the Dodgers, Vin … [Read more...]

In My Next Life: Tales from our European Vacation

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Eiffel Tower at dusk

(Editor's Note: This is a continuation of a series about writer/producer David Nichols' adventures in his next life.) BY DAVID NICHOLS They say if you’re going to steal, steal from the best. So allow me to pilfer these words from A Tale Of Two … [Read more...]

Green Tripping: A Day at the Dump

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Where does all that stuff go? Now you know.

Editor's Note: We welcome  GREEN TRIPPING — a new column exclusively written for My Daily Find by Green Catalyst. GREEN TRIPPING is about hitting the road, carpool-style, to investigate “green” businesses, activities and destinations in the … [Read more...]

In My Next Life: The Trials and Tribulations of Skinny Legs

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BY DAVID NICHOLS Lately I’ve been checking out other guys quite a bit. Don’t get me wrong. Things are fine between N. and me. It’s not that I’m contemplating…a lifestyle change. I’m just interested in how my physique compares to the … [Read more...]