Favorite Summer Read Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Favorite Summer Read Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

  My favorite book this summer, hands-down, is Cheryl Strayed’s Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Stories about people on the edge who turn to nature…

Four Car Family

Four Car Family

Life as a Beverly Hills mom got a whole lot easier this summer when we decided that High School kid could have a car. You’d think he’d be doing cartwheels…

My Nemesis Sugar

My Nemesis Sugar

Saturdays I walk with fellow 90210er producer/director Gavin Polone and talk raising kids, saving Chimps and lately, my diet. I’m a woman of an age where things previously put on…

Guest Blogger Bobby Baseman: What It’s like to be a Law Intern

Guest Blogger Bobby Baseman: What It’s like to be a Law Intern

The elation I felt when landing an internship at the non-profit legal services organization Bet Tzedek fizzled into uncertainty on the first day of orientation. Sure, I’d done my homework and…

Random Thoughts on Independence Day

Random Thoughts on Independence Day

  Independence Day is a symbol of American patriotism traditionally celebrated with barbeques and fireworks, but I’m skipping the fireworks this year since the noise scares the hair off my…

Playing Hooky

Playing Hooky

The first day of summer arrived last week but with College Kid donning dress shoes for his full-time internship and High School Kid slinging a backpack over his shoulder for…

Why I Walk

Why I Walk

  All my life I’ve had dogs and I don’t think I could walk as fast or as far without their companionship. Many years ago I suffered a partially ruptured…

Get Your Sprint On with Olympian Shannon Rowbury

Get Your Sprint On with Olympian Shannon Rowbury

by Guest Blogger, Hal Lifson Shannon Rowbury is a two time Olympian and 1500-meter Bronze Medalist, so if anyone knows how to motivate a mom to run, it’s Shannon. Here are…

The Beverly Hills Bandito Tiburcio Vasquez

The Beverly Hills Bandito Tiburcio Vasquez

Last week the Salinas, California school board named an elementary campus after 19th-century horse rustler, bandit and convicted killer Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez eluded the law for 23 years on a…

The Almost Accidental Tourist

The Almost Accidental Tourist

Ask any Beverly Hills Starline tour guide and he’ll tell you Marilyn Monroe lived here. So did Will Rogers and Tom Cruise and Madonna.  On my thrill-o-meter? Any member of…


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