Fashion & Beauty: Sleek, sunkissed hair with Dani Hernandez

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BY ALLISON RAE MARSH In a town full of hairstylists whose dramatic personalities often over-shadow their own work, Dani Hernandez of the Byron and Tracey Salon in Beverly Hills, has mastered his craft as a premiere hair colorist and a trained … [Read more...]

Interior Design: Onyx and Granite and Marble…. Oh My!

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BY CATHERINE MONROE If you are renovating your kitchen or bathroom, one of the most important choices that you have to make is picking out tile and stone. Lucky for Valley residents, there are plenty of local stone yards with some of the most … [Read more...]

First Hand: My Daily Find — Kindness of Strangers

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BY ALAN MARC LEVY Friday afternoon, while watching highlights of the Tour De France, I felt inspired. So inspired that I pulled down my road bike, not ridden in at least six years, wiped it off, pumped the tires, put on those deadly clipless shoes, … [Read more...]

Greuel collects nearly $3 million in delinquent taxes

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF City Controller Wendy Greuel announced in a press conference July 22, that her delinquent taxpayer program has successfully collected nearly $3 million from 16 delinquent taxpayers in just the past four months. In … [Read more...]

Community groups honor City Controller Wendy Greuel

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BY KAREN YOUNG The Sherman Oaks, Studio City and Encino Chambers of Commerce joined with the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council on July 16 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Sherman Oaks for a luncheon to honor City Controller Wendy Greuel, whom many … [Read more...]

Toluca Lake’s Pergolina hosts Italy’s Sergio Boldrin’s latest art

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BY  KAREN YOUNG A small strip of Toluca Lake  was alive with "Viva Italia" on July 19  when Pergolina celebrated an exclusive collection of  paintings and masks by artist Sergio Boldrin with a full house of guests.   Famous for his mask art and … [Read more...]

Ovation winner “The Big Voice: God or Merman?” benefit for kids

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF "The Big Voice: God or Merman" returns to the  Avery Schreiber Theatre in North Hollywood on July 25, where it played to sold-out crowds, won a 2005 Best Musical Ovation Award and laid the groundwork for an incredible … [Read more...]

Encino Neighborhood Council tackles mansionization

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BY ERIKA OBLEA The growth of towering mansions in a typically suburban area, also known as mansionization, can be more than an eyesore for residents. Many claim it destroys the character of the community. In response, the Encino Neighborhood … [Read more...]

It Takes a Village in the San Fernando Valley

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BY TARICE L.S. GRAY There is an old African proverb that claims: It takes a whole village to raise a child. The idea of raising a child  proposes that a child should be nurtured, taught, and groomed to be a well adjusted person. In the long run, … [Read more...]

Part of Van Nuys is now Sherman Oaks despite opposition

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BY PAMELA TURSKI One day before part of Van Nuys officially became Sherman Oaks, the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) discussed the heated topic in its monthly board meeting July 13 at Sherman Oaks Elementary School.   However, despite … [Read more...]