Restaurants: Hidden Patio Dining in the San Fernando Valley

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Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon

BY KAREN YOUNG Summertime means dining al fresco. But what does that mean for the San Fernando Valley?  The sidewalk patio is indeed making a comeback with a sprinkling down Ventura Blvd, but where are the  patios you can't always see?  We … [Read more...]

New Store! No Roses Gallery Showcases Artisan Jewelry and Fine Crafts

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No Roses Gallery   Photo Courtesy: No Roses Gallery

BY KAREN YOUNG Just in time for Mother’s Day, there’s a new boutique/gallery opening in Sherman Oaks on Thursday, May 5 featuring artisan jewelry, as well as other fine craftwork, including limited edition photographs, glasswork, ceramics and … [Read more...]

My Four-Legged Find: The K9 Mind

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BY RACHEL WEIL Brandon McMillan has been training companion animals his entire life and his commitment and passion for training dogs both in films and in the homes of his clients continue to inspire him. His insight into the canine mind is what … [Read more...]

My Four-Legged Find: Bingo for the Animals

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BY RACHEL WEIL Sunday, May 23, join German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County for a night of Bridgette’s Bingo to help German Shepherds in need. If you’ve never been to Hamburger Mary’s for bingo night you are in for a real treat! Veronica … [Read more...]

My Four-Legged Finds: Applaws Please

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BY RACHEL WEIL Scott Sorrentino is an animal advocate who hits all the right notes. Playing the piano since the age of 5, this classically-trained musician has performed throughout the greater LA area as well as around the world. His unique … [Read more...]

My Four-Legged Finds: Get Pampered While Helping Animals in Need

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BY RACHEL WEIL This train is headed to Sherman Oaks! Join the Rescue Train for their 1st annual Beauty for the Beasts on Sunday, April 25th, from 11 am – 4 pm. Enjoy mini spa treatments, sample sale shopping, sweets and champagne… money well … [Read more...]

My Four-Legged Finds

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BY RACHEL WEIL East Valley Animal Care Center, Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405, 818-756-9323 Impound # 1104694 Poodle, 3 years, 10 lbs I’m Truman and was found on the street all alone. I’m great with dogs and super friendly with people too. … [Read more...]

My Four-Legged Finds for Easter Weekend

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BY RACHEL WEIL Many animals are in need of homes, if you can't adopt, please consider volunteering at your local animal shelter, sponsoring an animal in need, or becoming a foster parent. For more info, please email or contact your … [Read more...]

My Four-Legged Finds: Don’t Pass-over Us

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BY RACHEL WEIL Need help with your dog? Call the Dog Schlepper! There is nothing she can't do — dog walks, park romps, vet appointments, errands for your four-legged friend —whether you need a pet care provider for an animal with special needs … [Read more...]

My Four-Legged Finds: Shelters in Need

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BY RACHEL WEIL In the past 12 months, over 54,000 dogs and cats have been impounded in the 6 LA City Animal Shelters alone. This is SHOCKING! If you find this as disturbing as I do, please spread the word — for a $300 tax-deductible donation you … [Read more...]