Secret Summers

Secret Summers

BEL AIR—Panic Buttons are words or topics that trigger an emotional response. When pushed, it makes you go crazy and sets you off.  We all...

MALIBU—My daddy always said… fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. He wasn’t big on giving second chances, although...

HOLLYWOOD —I rarely meet people that I truly connect with. The few times I have… I secretly think my parents are sending angels to...

BEVERLY HILLS—Just about the only perfect thing in my life… was my dad. As I watched my insecure friends go through broken dysfunctional relationships, I...

WRIGHTWOOD—Word on the street is if you want to really have fun on the slopes, avoid Mountain High. However, I had visited before and...

BEVERLY HILLS—When you’re deaf people seem to push anything “deaf” on you. For years I have been nagged to watch "Switched at Birth," mostly...

UNITED STATES—Recently while experiencing some trust issues with my boyfriend where it got rather heated with quite a bit of emotion. He denied doing...
I Love Nails Canyon News

LOS ANGELES—Whenever I am stressed, disappointed, overwhelmed or just plain sad there is only one solution to pick up my spirits…. a mani-pedi, also...

BEVERLY HILLS—My mother once said, "It doesn't matter if you love or hate the person who brought you into this world, you owe respect...

BEVERLY HILLS—It’s 6:00 a.m. as I sit here in a cold, dark, lonely flat with my heart shattered into countless pieces. They tell me...
Suicide

Editor's Note: This is Part Three of a Three-Part Series. Click here for Part One, My Suicidal Secret and Part Two, My Secret was Her Suicide. LAUREL...
Secret

Editor's Note: This is Part Two of a Three-Part Series. Click here to read Part One. LAUREL CANYON—As expected, Tara's mother contacted me that...
Suicidal

LAUREL CANYON—Tara was my best friend. People always said our age difference didn't matter because I was wise beyond my years and she was chronologically...

Editor's Note: This is Part Four of a four-part series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 are instrumental in understanding this article. MALIBU—We were getting closer by the day...
Statin nightmare

Editor's Note: This is Part Three of a four-part series. Part 1 and Part 2 are instrumental in understanding this article. MALIBU—My young, fit, healthy...
Battle

Editor's Note: This is Part Two of a four-part series chronicling the medical history of Hazel's father and the complications of his prescribed choleserol...

MALIBU—This is the true story of the rise and fall of a successful healthy business man simply because he opted for a physical exam where...

BEVERLY HILLS—A few months ago, my friend came to me in hysterics. She was sobbing so uncontrollably, she could barely talk. She was so...

BEVERLY HILLS—Why is it that men are ashamed of their internet movie addiction? Hint: I’m not talking about YouTube or Netflix. Why do some say...

BEVERLY HILLS—A few nights ago, someone asked me the age of my readership. Of course, being a newer columnist to the paper, I didn't have...

ENTERTAINMENT

HOLLYWOOD—Its June and the past 2 months have been quite disappointing if you ask me when it comes to summer blockbusters. So many flicks...