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...]

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...]

Celebrate Earth Day in and around the 818

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is April 22 and is now celebrated in over 190 countries by one billion people. Founded in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in at colleges across America and … [Read more...]

Notre Dame HS graduate/UCLA Student remembered: A Musical Celebration of Brooks Paul's Life

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Studio City resident, UCLA student and 2009 Notre Dame High School graduate, Brooks Paul, died on March 26, 2010, twelve days shy of what would have been his 19th birthday,  after nearly a four year battle with … [Read more...]

Massive art collection to be auctioned to benefit Valley Rescue Mission

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Art collector Bruce Stern and

BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF San Fernando Valley resident Bruce Stern, an inventor and entrepreneur, is offering his 1,110 art piece collection to The Valley Rescue Mission for a massive fundraising sale on Saturday, April 17 from 2:30-6:30pm. According … [Read more...]

FREE: See Hollywood 2010 Academy Award nominated costumes at the FIDM Museum

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Nine: costumes by Colleen Atwood, 2010 Academy Award Nominee for Achievement in Costume Design. These costumes can be seen in the 18th Annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition in the FIDM Museum & Galleries at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles.  Penélope Cruz an Academy Award nominee for: Actress in a Supporting Role  (L to R):  Costumes:  Penélope Cruz as Carla, Showgirl, Kate Hudson as Stephanie, Showgirl, Nicole Kidman as Claudia and Marion Cotillard as Luisa Contini. Photo Credit: John Sciulli © Berliner Studios

BY CAROLE ROSNER The “Hollywood 2010: The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition at downtown’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising is a reason to get in to your car and go — and of course, the perfect way to get into the … [Read more...]

Harvard-Westlake student presents debut novel at Barnes and Noble Encino

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Harvard-Westlake student, Melissa Gertler

BY ATINA HARTUNIAN San Fernando Valley resident and Harvard-Westlake student Melissa Gertler, 16, stood before a group of a people at Barnes and Noble Encino late last month, speaking about writing her first novel, The Champion of Valens. The … [Read more...]

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots on KCET

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BY KAREN PACKER Perhaps the most obvious of America’s hypocrisies is its promise of liberty and justice for all. And perhaps the irony of these words is most clearly witnessed in the centuries-long, conflicted history of Black Americans. Even … [Read more...]

Local Heroes: Sherman Oaks residents Lee and Patty Kagan help to save lives in Haiti

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BY JO PERRY For the past two years, Sherman Oaks internist Lee Kagan and his wife Patty, a critical care nurse and nurse educator at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, have visited the Dominican Republic with teams of medical students and faculty … [Read more...]

The Legacy Masters keeps memories alive with video biographies

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The Legacy Masters founders, Dan Anderson and Doug Minnick.

BY KRIS KELLEY RIVERA “Time goes very fast. Enjoy everything you can, while you have the opportunity.” These words of wisdom come from 85-year-old Joyce Robinson, an interview subject of The Legacy Masters, while talking to the camera and … [Read more...]