BENTLEY’S BANDSTAND: Miles Davis, Shane Theriot, George Thorogood

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BY BILL BENTLEY Miles Davis, Sketches Of Spain, Columbia Legacy Records Miles Davis made a career out of creating albums that defined their time, and Sketches Of Spain is surely one of those crowning creations. Recorded in 1959 and arranged and … [Read more...]

Home & Garden:Raindrops on Roses, Whiskers on Kittens

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BY CATHERINE MONROE For this column, I decided to  do something a little different and list some of my favorite things that have to do with Home & Garden. I encourage you to do the same.  It's fun, while at the same time, thoughtful, because … [Read more...]

Raucous, bawdry camaraderie at Banshee

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BY AMY LYONS A Seisiun of sorts is filling Theatre Banshee's little theatre with accordion bleats and bodhran beats. Traditional Irish music is the backbone of the company's current production of Brendan Behan's "The Hostage," a play about … [Read more...]

Pure Strength training pushes the limits

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BY SHELLEY BOYLE In a quiet corner of a Studio City shopping center, between a doctor's office and a chocolate shop, sits what seems to be a "gym," but is actually a professional fitness facility. For the last six years, Pure Strength has grown to … [Read more...]

Have it your way at The Counter

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BY CAROLE ROSNER The concept behind Studio City's The Counter is "choice." This recently-opened neighborhood burger joint is all about having it your way.  You choose everything you want on a burger — the meat, the toppings, the sauces, the … [Read more...]

Sherman Oaks’ Pink Cheeks: Where “Bruno” got waxed

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BY CAROLE ROSNER I drove by Pink Cheeks Salon in Sherman Oaks the other day and saw their giant banner — WE WAXED BRUNO!!! See it in the Movie!!! Although I didn't see the movie, I must say I was intrigued. I went home and checked out the Pink … [Read more...]

A My Daily Find exclusive with City Controller Wendy Greuel

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BY ERIKA OBLEA [Editor's Note: Reporter Erika Oblea sat down with City Controller Wendy Greuel in her City Hall office on July 23, 2009 for this exclusive interview for MY DAILY FIND.] A true native of the San Fernando Valley, Wendy Greuel took … [Read more...]