Travel: Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes for Ocean Views and Gourmet Dining

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BY MARY McGRATH Complimentary champagne upon check-in?  I’m in! And so began our overnight visit to the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes.  We were there to dine at their renowned Mar’sel, and rather than slogging our way back to Los … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: What’s Happening All Around Los Angeles

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Don't miss "Memorizing Rome" at the Whitefire Theater this Sunday. Playing Thursdays and Sundays through October 21.

BY KAREN YOUNG ALL WEEKEND The Bel-Air Film Festival: This independent international film festival is dedicated to film education and exploration with a series of film panels, music performances, and networking opportunities with some of … [Read more...]

This Weekend: The Best of What to Do From Downtown L.A. to Eagle Rock, Santa Monica, Venice and The Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   FRIDAY TO  SUNDAY 8th Annual Reyes Adobe Days: This  three-day family festival  in Calabasas kicks off  Friday with a luncheon for ages 50 and older and continues Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Carmaggedon 2 Discounts and Deals, Plus Local and Nearby Events

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BY KAREN YOUNG It's CARMAGGEDON II.   Last year's traffic scare turned out to be a non-event.  Forecasters say this year will be the real deal and since many of us have decided to remain sequestered in our neighborhoods, the Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Register Now for weSPARK’s 4th Annual 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk on the Universal Studios Backlot

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BY KAREN YOUNG Actress Wendie Jo Sperber left a tremendous legacy with WeSPARK when she died in 2005 at the age of 47 after an eight year battle with breast cancer.  She created a warm, home-like environment where cancer patients and their … [Read more...]

Come Aboard the Green Vanity for Work or Play

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Green Vanity is available

BY KAREN YOUNG What’s green, perfect for parties or  production work, decked out for beauty and relaxation, customizable, just a little bit retro, available to rent three ways, and gives back to community? It’s  Green Vanity — a … [Read more...]

This Weekend: The BIG List of Events from the Valley to the City

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BY KAREN YOUNG   THURSDAY-SUNDAY Los Angeles Food & Wine:  This popular event is back for the second year with city-wide events August 9 - 12. Get close-up with chefs and winemakers throughout the weekend at themed parties, … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Theater, Movies and Music Highlight

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BY KAREN YOUNG THURSDAY-SUNDAY Marilyn: Forever Blonde:  This limited run through Sunday at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood is about  what might have been Marilyn Monroe's last chance to tell her story in her own words. Starring … [Read more...]

Tula’s Restaurant and Decoy Lounge: An Unexpected Surprise for Casual Food and Drink

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BY KAREN YOUNG There’s nothing like being pleasantly surprised by a restaurant about which you  have little expectations.  And that’s exactly what happened when I was invited to dine at Tula’s in North Hollywood.  It's a quiet option … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Outdoor Concerts, Movies, Food Fests and More for All Ages

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BY KAREN YOUNG Make sure to check out the LA Street Food Festival and Galco's Soda Pop Shop events this weekend. Also, keep this Outdoor Cinema for weekend screenings all over L.A. list handy. SATURDAY Wonderworld Puppets at the … [Read more...]