Friday March 12, 2010

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Today in History
*Girl Scouts were founded. (1912)
*(Baseball great Joe Dimaggio agrees to a new contract with the NY Yankees, and gets a $6,250 raise. (1942)
Theater Extras
For the Price of a Single Broadway ticket, you and a guest can enjoy 365 days of FREE Tickets to the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Theater Extras assists theaters in filling seats when shows need the benefit of a full house. They offer tickets to Theater, Dance, Children’s Events, Music, Opera, Comedy, Lectures, Sports and more. All tickets are charged a $4 fee of which portions are donated to Broadway Cares. JOIN NOW FOR ONLY $79(reg: $99) Enter Code TELA77NDYT in Coupon Box on Join Page!

Introducing AT&T U-verse
It isn’t cable or satellite TV. We have it and it’s AWESOME! AT&T U-verse is new fiber optic technology, which brings you advanced TV service. It lets you record up to 4 shows at once and view from any TV in your home(amazing feature!). You can access music and photos from your PC with media share, and view your photos from Flickr directly on your TV. With over 130 HD channels and growing.  AT&T U-verse brings you the most up to date technology available. With the high-speed Internet, you also receive free Wi-Fi where ever you go. The phone service, U-Verse Voice offers over 20 calling features and unlimited calls within U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. With so many great features, Better service, Better prices, No Contracts, all in one Low Bill. AT&T U-verse is the best choice. Call Robert Bertram at 323.363.3211 or email (he is the Home Solutions Manager for AT&T) for a great deal including free installation and up to $300.00 Cash Back.
It’s a new year – time to take of you and YOUR SKIN!!
My skin, seriously, feels amazing! Mindy’s microdermabraision treatments are terrific! She is wonderful and I had to share her experience with ALL of Jens List! Don’t wait in a doctor’s office – Stay home and let Mindy come to you! Not only is she bubbly and outgoing, sweet and friendly, but being a seasoned RN (and still working in a doc’s office once a week), she knows her stuff backwards and forwards, up and down. I learn more and more every time I speak to her in about skin care than I ever have at any dermatologist appt in my 39 years. She is very low pressure – not in it to sell any products, does not represent a product line, in fact, she swears by over the counter regimens, which are both economical and easy to find.  She herself performs microdermabrasion with a Diamond Tome machine, used in doctors’ offices and ONLY doctors and RN’s can own. No need to use messy crystals others leave behind. She also has slew of other services (all mobile) that she her associates perform, such as, haircuts & coloring, massage, make-up application, manicures/pedicures that will come to your home. Also, if someone hosts a party at their home for 6 people or more, the hostess will receive a service for free.  Peels on Wheels has been featured in many publications and used by tons of celebrity’s – check out the press –
Call 818.825.4399 or visit for more information.  She is terrific and the prices are comparable if not lower than going someplace. Plus, mention Jens List and get 10% off your 1st treatment!! You will love her!
Aloha Beach Camp Summer Camp Open House This Sunday
Aloha Beach Camp, an aquatic sports day camp for kids and teens ages 3 to 15 in Los Angeles and Malibu, is having an Open House
Sunday,March 14, at Taxco Trails Park in the San Fernando Valley from 1 to 3 pm.
This is a free, family-friendly event where you can learn about the program, meet camp staff, enjoy refreshments, play games, win free prizes get free surfing lessons and more. Check out the camp’s Facebook page for camp activity and safety information plus lots of and pictures and videos, or visit for more information
Jen’s List to Host Family Fitness Event at Club 360 with O2 MAX April 24th!
When: Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at 10am
Where: Club 360 in Reseda
How much: $20/family (FREE to F2 Members- $75 annually)
Why: Join other Jens List members for a morning of food, fun and fitness, and get to know other families like yours. More info Coming Soon!
For more about the Family Fitness (F2) program visit or e-mail
Women’s Entrepreneurial Group — March 17th at 10:30 am
Don’t miss hearing Libby Gill, branding expert and former head of marketing for Universal Studios, speak to the WEGs group at the Malibu Jewish Center, PCH, Malibu. WEGs was formed last summer by two moms starting up their own businesses. There are no membership dues and women in various stages of business development are welcome to join. They foster an inclusive supportive atmosphere where they try to help one another grow our businesses, learn and share our experiences. They are the wrong forum for multi-level marketers. They are a business networking group. For an evite or more information, please contact

Boy’s 911 Call Thwarts Attackers
Now – Teach your kids how to use 911
Brooklyn mom expecting her third set of twins says
Come and read with the dogs!
READ (Reading Educational Assistance Dogs) will be at the Slavin Family Library in the Jewish Federation Building
Sunday, March 14 from 2:30-4pm.
6505 Wilshire Boulevard. in Los Angeles – Free parking.
Whale Watching Boat Excursion
Join the team at Malibu Outfitters on this exciting adventure departing from the Malibu Pier™. Now extended throughout March! A morning excursion will depart at 10:30 AM and an afternoon excursion at 1:30 PM. All trips last approximately 2 1/2 hours and are led by a California State Parks Ranger. $45 Adults $35 Children and Seniors 15% off groups of 10 or more Family Ticket Promo 2 Adult tickets and 2 Children
Email for more info
Maxwell is a 3 yr. old 65 lb. lab mix. A total lover, extremely affectionate, best dog in the world!! Friendly with people & animals. He has a lot of energy, needs to be exercised daily. Preferably looking for a home with children and a yard. He loves interacting. Up to date on all his shots and has a chip in his ear. Loves swimming in pools & the ocean. House trained and has had basic professional obedience training. Loves to snuggle. Family sadly moving to Michigan and cannot have a dog. Please call Breanne @ (818) 681-0742
First Aid Information to help you during a medical emergency
From the Mayo Clinic site: 53 topics from Anaphylaxis to Toothache.
Kehillat Israel Early Childhood Seminar Presents
RX for Discipline 5 keys to healthy discipline for children birth-adolescences presented by Pediatric Nurse Practioner and Parent Educator Dana Entin, R.N.,M.N
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 9:15am
16019 W. Sunset Blvd Pacific Palisades, 90272
R.S.V.P 310-459-7539 cost: $10
Chaparral Elementary Annual Auction is online today!
Go to:
Bid on over 400 items and get great deals on items for children and families.
Featuring summer camps, amusement parks, vacations, restaurants and more!
All proceeds go to supporting the music, art and P.E. classes at this public school!
An opportunity for a FREE mini-portrait session with Jennifer Kelley Lublin Photography. Jennifer specializes in children and family portraiture, capturing your precious moments as they happen. You can view Jennifer’s portfolio at and see daily updates by visiting  Jennifer has 12 slots open for a free mini-portrait session at Lake Balboa during the Cherry Blossom blooms on Saturday, March 27.  You will receive 1 high res image of your choice as a gift via email and the remaining images from your session will be available via an online gallery for viewing, sharing and ordering. Email for more details.
Jonathan Wilson will come to your child’s birthday party & take photos! VERY reasonably priced, quick turn-around time to have the images posted on a private online gallery, and will send a cd with all of the high quality images. Check out his photo blog at – the pics are works of art! Email Jonathan at
Claire is offering a free sitting fee and prints at a reasonable price to Jen’s list members. Take advantage of this promotion during spring break! Limited time offer. For more info, please call: 310-920-2227 or email at
Jacquie Brennan is a fantastic preschool teacher with a penchant for shooting beautiful pictures of her students. She’s turned that love into a side career and will shoot your family in your home, on location or in her at-home “studio” for a very reasonable fee. She gives you all your shots on CD format to be used however you’d like. Call 818-599-3525 and or for more info
Silent Auction Donation Items Needed
The 17th Annual Race to Erase MS event is taking place on May 7, 2010 to raise money for multiple sclerosis research with musical performances by legendary artists. The Nancy Davis Foundation for MS is on a mission to find a cure for this devastating neurological disease that primarily affects young women and children. They are in need of items for their silent auction. With your help they can heighten the awareness of this disease and bring hope to millions of people afflicted with multiple sclerosis. All proceeds go directly to the Center Without Walls program, a unique collaboration of the world’s leading MS research scientists representing UCSF, Harvard, Yale, Cleveland Clinic, Oregon Health Science University, Johns Hopkins and USC. The combined efforts and collaboration of these doctors have fostered cutting edge research discoveries, bringing renewed hope and inspiration to all those afflicted with this debilitating disease. In addition to combating MS through research in a clinical environment, they hope to increase awareness by educating the public about this mystifying disease. The Nancy Davis Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Tax ID # 84-1238541. For more information or to make a donation please contact Mandana Farman at
Couple of Recipes for DIY Baked Dog Treats
Scroll to find them. Copy & paste. Get the kids to help make them. Good training treats.
Style in 5 Interior Design would like to inform homeowners, especially those with children under 6 yrs., about the EPA’s lead paint removal requirements. Please go to their website ( and click on “Services” for a download of the requirements for homeowners and the contractors they may hire. This is a new State requirement regarding remodeling that goes into effect April 2010. Be family safe out there everyone! And remember the Style in 5 promise: They will listen to and work with you closely, they will deliver great design within your budget, and working together will be fun!
Cultured Containers has developed the Bananabunker to protect this delicate fruit from bruising when placed in your backpack, nap sack, soft carrying case, or briefcase. The container also protects your backpack’s valuable contents, such as CD players, textbooks, binders, and business documents.
Organic-Style Charm Necklaces and Rings from Heart & Stone Jewelry
Stylish handmade charm necklaces and stacking rings made from Recycled Silver. Choose from a variety of shapes and gemstones and then personal with names, initials, dates and meaningful words. Shop Super Early for Mother’s Day for the very best price. For a limited time use the code SSEJL15 at checkout to receive 15% off your entire order. Offer expires March 22nd.
Miss Debbie and Mr. Blue Oven Mitt Live!
Deborah Ellen is a professional singer/songwriter with credits in film and television. She has created a delightful album and show for children entitled Mr. Blue Oven Mitt (see Miss Debbie and Mr. Blue Oven Mitt will be performing at the SIDS Walk on March 13, 2010 at Constitution Park, 1287 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo. Registration 8am, Run/Walk 9am, Concert 9:45am. Register for the race, or just come to meet Miss Debbie and Mr. Blue Oven Mitt and make a donation. For more information about the event and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) go to
Ask Mr. Dad: Dads get the baby blues, too
Dads and PPD (post partum depression).
EDAR (Everyone Deserves A Roof)
A 501(c)(3) charity that provides unique mobile shelters to those living on the streets all around us. Each EDAR is a four-wheeled mobile unit which carries belongings and facilitates recycling during the day and which unfolds into a special, framed tent-like sleeping enclosure with a bed at night.
LOST YOUR JOB AND NEED HELP PAYING YOUR COBRA PREMIUMS? OR, WHEN YOU LOST YOUR JOB, DID YOU NOT TAKE COBRA BECAUSE YOU COULD NOT AFFORD THE PREMIUMS? If you were involuntarily terminated on or after September 1, 2008 and are not eligible for other health coverage (such as a spouse’s health plan or Medicare), then you may be eligible for a 65 percent reduction of your COBRA premium for up to 9 months. If you didn’t elect COBRA, you may have an additional opportunity to elect it now and take advantage of the premium reduction. For more information, ask your former employer or contact the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration at: 1-866-444-3272 or visit
Looking to add a 450 sq. ft. master suite addition to home in Chatsworth and would like leads for a licensed framer to give estimates. Email
Looking for leads on small, in-home Russian-speaking daycares in the valley (Sherman Oaks / Van Nuys / Encino / Tarzana / Woodland Hills). Looking for a caring, nurturing environment where most or all of the kids are 2 years old or under. Email
Any experience and/or feedback with Bikram Yoga of California, in Agoura? Email:
Need someone to paint a large 4 drawer black file cabinet white and do some cute artwork on it. Email
Looking for anyone who has had experience at St. Mel, OR, experienced at both St. Bernardine and St. Mel. Child will be entering kindergarten, and do not know the major differences between the schools. Email
Looking for a place to sublet/rent near UCLA from June 10 until July 31st. Friend works at UCLA and needs a place nearby to stay with her family (total of 2 adults+2 kids – ages 6 and 4). Email
Looking for a temporary/fill-in babysitter March 23-April 8 in Sherman Oaks while current nanny is on vacation – 3-5 days per week for a 16 month old girl. Preferable 9-5:30, speak English, driving not required but a plus. Email
Looking for Mommy and me groups around Glendale or Burbank for a 5 month old.
Need a teacher for a healthy crock pot cooking class. Email
Looking for a lead for an orthopedic doctor or someone who specializes in adult scoliosis. Email
Looking for a vendor to participate in a preschool boutique in the spring who sells items for boys such as clothing, toys, etc. Email
Forget “Where Babies Come From”…Where Do They Go?
Save a Bundle by Planting Seeds – Seed-starting Tips
World’s 1st nuclear meltdown in 1959 in Simi Valley, CA
Story covered by The History Channel:
Also covered on CBS2 News:   
Mattel Imagination Toy Testing Center Testers
If your child is already opinionated about everything, channel that energy into reviewing something they are most naturally suited for: toys! The Mattel Toy Testers program will give your kids the first opportunity to play with and test toys new to or not even on the market yet. It will hardly seem like “work” when your kids (ages 5 and older) share their very important comments, reviews and opinions about all the toys they just got done playing with! Your child will even get swag to take home. Call (310) 252-3811 to sign up or get all the details. 
“One Angry Chick”
Brittney’s mission to empower others to educate themselves about what they put in their bodies, and the consequences that can ensue. She believes, that as educated consumers, we can make the necessary changes to improve our societal health and take a stand.  
Ideas to Organize your Kitchen
About shelves, cabinet space, counter space and cupboards.
Twin & triplet mommies are having a multifamily yard sale
Saturday, March 13th from 8am-2pm
Car seats, pack n plays, exersaucers, clothes newborn-6X, toys, toys & more toys!!! 23801 Califa St. Woodland Hills, CA 91367 across from Hale Middle School
For more info: AnnMarie or 818-203-9683
10 Reasons Why You Want To Attend This Exclusive Event…
1. Immediate Earnings
2. Part Time or Full Time
3. Company Car Program
4. Health Insurance For Individuals & Families
5. Tax Benefits
6. Simple Marketing & Complete Training Program
7. Ongoing Repeat Business
8. Recognized In Fortune, Forbes & Inc. Magazines
9. Ongoing Mentoring, Support & Training
10. Rewards & Recognition
Monday March 15th at 6:45 pm in Thousand Oaks
You must RSVP to attend and get the exact location –
Calabasas home for rent.  Beautiful 3,000+ sq. ft., 5 BR 3BA home in quiet neighborhood.  Gated pool/spa, large yard, stainless appliances, highly desirable Las Virgenes schools.  Great family home.  Available furnished. $4,850 mo.  Call Tracey at (818) 720-4211.
Amazing duplex available from June 20th through August 20th. Great location/Robertson-Pico area. 2000 square feet. 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. AC. Fully Furnished. Full equipped kitchen. Please call 310-894-3591 for more details.
Remodeled 3 Bedroom & 3 Bath Home with 1600 sq ft in Encino Park. Kitchen with Granite Counters & Stainless Steel Appliances, Hardwood Floors, Recessed Lighting &Master Bedroom with Jacuzzi Tub + Steam Shower. Separate Laundry+2 car garage. Turnkey available April 1 for Lease for $2500. Pets ok with Deposit. Call 818-469-5007 for more info.
3 Bedroom & 2 Bath Home with Great Yard and Open Floor Plan.  Master has own Bathroom and Den has Fireplace.  1400 sq feet in the heart of Encino Park.  Available for Lease April 1 for $2200.  Pets ok with Deposit.  Call 818-469-5007 for more info.
For Sale:4 Bedroom & 2 Bath Remodeled almost 1600 sq ft in Reseda. Dream Kitchen with Center Island & Granite Counters & Stainless Steel Appliances, Master with own Bath + walk-in closet.  Enclosed Patio & Grassy Yard. Turnkey Home! Upscale Living for Reseda Price! E-mail for info & photos.
West hills Ranch Pool Home for Rent in great neighborhood Call Lynn 818 439 6260 or email Address is 6901 Bobbyboyar Avenue-Do not disturb current occupants. Drive by first than call to make an appt. Thank you! Rent: $2,575 Deposit: 4000.00 Available: May 1, 2010 Tile, Hardwood, 2 car garage, laundry room, well maintained 1600 sf house includes pool & gardener Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms 1 3/4 Bath One year minimum lease Pets: Will consider small pet with deposit
For Rent: 4 bedroom home in Woodland Hills. Next to Pierce College. Located at end of cul-de-sac on quiet street in great neighborhood, near fabulous public transportation. 2-full baths, eat in kitchen, and separate dining room and living room. Den provides nice views of backyard. R.V. parking, 2- car garage and really nice neighbors. Available immediately. Please contact Lucy at -1-818-999-2101 $2475, includes bi-monthly gardener service.