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...]

Down in the Valley: Sherman Oaks’ Rico Rodriquez (Modern Family) and Raini Rodriquez (Paul Blart: Mall Cop)

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BY KAREN YOUNG Four years ago, Rico and Raini Rodriquez did what many child actors do in hopes of fulfilling a dream — their family packed up the car and moved to Los Angeles.  The move from their home in College Station, Texas was initially … [Read more...]

Down in the Valley: Jen’s List — West Hills’ Jen Levinson

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BY KAREN YOUNG “I found it on Jen’s List.”   That’s a statement that rings across the Valley, and as the website and free daily newsletter has  grown to nearly 10,500 daily subscribers, it is now heard throughout Los Angeles. Jen’s … [Read more...]

Down in the Valley: Judith Hoag

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BY KAREN YOUNG If you watch HBO, you've surely seen Judith Hoag.  She's guest-starred on "Six Feet Under" and "Carnivale," and has had a recurring role on "Big Love" for the past three seasons as 'Cindy Price,' the sister of 'Barb' … [Read more...]

Down in the Valley: Wanda Colon

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BY KAREN YOUNG Sherman Oaks resident Wanda Colon is quite the hyphenate - interior designer/television personality/screenwriter/filmmaker - or simply, a modern day renaissance woman. With an infectious energy and imaginative style, Colón has … [Read more...]

Down in the Valley: Debi Derryberry

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BY KAREN YOUNG Toluca Lake resident Debi Derryberry is a popular children's entertainer and voice-over artist  who has two award-winning CDs — "Very Derryberry" and "What A Way To Play."  Most recently, Debi  introduced  kids and families a … [Read more...]

Down in the Valley: HBO’s “True Blood” William Sanderson

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BY KAREN YOUNG Toluca Lake resident William Sanderson is perhaps one of the most versatile character actors working in both film and television today.  His body of work has run the gamut from drama to westerns to comedy to science fiction.  … [Read more...]

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The View according to Yul Spencer BY KAREN YOUNG Many know actor/comedian Yul Spencer  from the hit shows Comic View and Make Me Laugh, his appearances at comedy clubs, not to mention numerous TV and stage appearances; most recently The Shield, … [Read more...]