Thursday April 1, 2010

Aquatic Safety Instruction has a new West Hills Home!
In addition to the Encino & Northridge locations, today’s Jen’s List sponsor, ASI, opens their newest pool located at the Kadima Day School. Did you know that ASI is one of the founding Water Safety Instructional schools in the So Cal area? As providers for the American Red Cross, their standards are high and they require that all aquatic staff are Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Lifeguard (LG) certified. Most staff are professional educators with a min of a BA within Physical Education or have their teaching credentials. Planning a Party? With over 700 events under their belts, let them watch your pool so you can enjoy your guests. “Swimming instruction is not enough! Learning to survive is everything!”
All pools are heated to an average of 88 degrees. All Pools Open May 1st – Registration is now open. Email for more info or call 818 363-0221.
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Today in History
·         Oliver Pollack invents the dollar sign $ (1778)
·         Dexter Mason Ferry and partners found Gardener, Ferry & Church Seed Company, now called Ferrry-Morse, the oldest seed company in America (1856) 
·         Daytime soap opera General Hospital first airs on ABC (1963)
·         April Fool’s Day
Traditionally, April Fool’s Day is an opportunity for playing jokes or tricks on one another. The stranger and the more absurd the better. The challenge is to carry out a trick that is believable, if only for a little while. Tricks are most successful if played earlier in the day before a person is wise to what is going on. Younger children are also more gullible. Any tricks or jokes must be harmless and in good taste for the unsuspecting “victim”. And, we suggest you think twice before pulling one on the boss, even if he or she is known to be of good humor. Important: Jokes and gags must be harmless  and fun. They must not be dangerous or hurt anyone’s feelings. Give your jokes and gags some thought before carrying them out. Ten, have fun!
Do you still have that low belly sag from your previous pregnancy?
Do you suffer from back pain or experience bladder control issues? Our babies sure are cute, but do we have to suffer? NO! Restore the Core™ is a mat pilates class that restores the postural changes and muscular imbalances that pregnancy and childbirth bring. Some muscles become too tight and short, others become overstretched. This is exactly why we have to retrain the pelvic floor and every other muscle that was mistreated, underused or overused during pregnancy and childbirth! With these very specific exercises and stretches, the core will tighten up and the result is a slimmer, stronger body and NO MORE LOW BELLY SAG! Plus, gain the ability to run, jump, sneeze and hold it! Eight week session starts this Monday, April 5th on Mondays AND Wednesdays at 8:30 pm in a private gym in Tarzana. The total cost is $289 and it includes your mommymuscle® equipment and access to the entire gym before and after class. Sign up now – SUMMER IS COMING! Email or call 818-631-1257. Space is limited! Restore the Core™ is safe and effective for prenatal moms.
Just wanted to share our recent photo shoot with Andie Kallinger!
Andie is amazing with babies/kids/ high school seniors/adults/pets, she gets GREAT shots and is wonderful to work with! Mention Jen’s List and get 10% off your session and print order! I HIGHLY recommend her! Call her at 818.679.6769 or email her at
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Chubby Delicious children’s clothing is looking for Sales Reps!
If you are interested in hosting a Chubby Delicious clothing party at your home or school, please contact us at Chubby Delicious makes fun and fashionable clothing that kids love to wear! To place an order go to and use code Chubby25 for 25% off your order AND free shipping
Low temps are on the way for Los Angeles
Here are some precautions you can take against frost damage:
• Cover up before dusk! By the time it gets dark much of the stored heat in the garden has already been lost. If you have time, build a simple frame around the plant, or row of plants. (Even a single stake can be used in many cases.) Then drape a cover of newspaper, cardboard, plastic tarps, bed sheeting or any other lightweight material over the frame to create a tent. As a rule, fabric or newspaper is better than plastic as it allows the plants to breathe. It is said that plastic can “trap” cold air around plants. But plastic will be better than nothing.If you don’t have time to create a frame, lay the protective cover directly onto the plant. This will help to slow the loss of heat rising from the foliage and the ground.Remove the covers in the morning, once the frost has thawed, to let the light and fresh air back in, and to prevent overheating by the sun.
• For smaller individual plants you can use glass jars, milk jugs with the bottom removed, paper cups upside down flower pots as heat traps.Don’t forget to remove these covers in the morning.
• Potted plants are particularly susceptible to frosts because their roots are also unprotected.If you are unable to move your container plants indoors or under cover remember to also wrap the pot in burlap or bubble wrap, or simply bury the pot in soil in addition to protecting the foliage.
•  Spread two to three inches of shredded bark, leaves or straw around plants to help the soil maintain a warm temperature. Mulching plants is a great way to protect hardy plants and help control weeds at the same time.
• If your efforts were too late, or too little to protect your plants from a frost, resist the urge to cut off the damaged parts of the plants. To a certain extent, these dead leaves and stems will provide limited insulation from further frost damage.
Looking for couples aged 20-33, for a new study on how Gen Y families use their cars
Couples need to have at least one car they bought new, a household income between $50K and $150K, and a child or children 5 and under only (pregnant moms okay too). They visit you at your home and hang out in your car to learn about daily life and how you use your car. If you are interested, please contact Alex at 866-282-6062 or to see if you qualify.
Union for Reformed Judaism Conference, “Becoming a Community of Action”
Sunday, April 18, 2010.
Presented by Leo Baeck Temple, the three-part conference is designed for congregational leaders to explore ways to take their social action agendas to the next level. Topics includes: Social Action Nuts and Bolts: Building your Toolbox, designed to help congregations take action on issues ranging from Dafur to environmentalism, from community organizing to homelessness, Models for Action, with a special emphasis on congregational greening efforts, and Speak Truth to Power: From Volunteering to Advocacy. For more information and registration about the “Becoming a Community of Action” Conference visit   Registration ends April 14, 2010.
Looking for local businesses to donate merchandise or gift certificates and/or by become a sponsor
The PTA of Justice Street Elementary School in West Hills will be holding its annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 6 pm until midnight at Bell Canyon Community Center. They will be celebrating the school’s 50th Anniversary with a 1980s-themed Solid Gold Celebration. Many sponsorship opportunities are available, and a comprehensive auction catalog listing all donors is being produced as is signage at the event. JSSPTA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are deductible as permitted by law. Current and former parents and staff and adult alumni are invited to attend. Please contact JSSPTA President Marlene Widawer at to participate or visit the school’s website for more information:
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Wildlife Learning Center
Open to the public – Monday – Friday 12:00 to 5:00 and Saturday & Sunday 11:00 to 4:00
Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors & children 12 years & younger free to children 2 years & younger.
The perfect gift for the foodie or traveler who has everything
Recipe Kits from Destination Dinners make cooking authentic dishes from around the world fun, easy and educational. Each Kit contains all of the pre-measured hard to find spices, sauces and dried ingredients, preparation instructions, shopping list for fresh items and trivia about the destination.
Kingfisher Road
Unique boutique that offered gifts that were artful as well as functional. Nestled in the heart of Woodland Hill’s lies Kingfisher Road, a gift boutique that boasts a delicious range of international products. They carry a variety of specialty, hard-to-find accessories for your home and gift needs. They are known for our unique style, special touch, and attention to the finest details. Open 7 days
4922 Topanga Canyon in WH

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Jeweler Lead – Capri INC
Referred by Jens List member
Capri jewelry has established over 25 years of fine jewelry experience.  They are family owned and operated and have only one store location-wholesale jewelry district in Los Angeles. They specialize in buying and selling of certified and non-certified diamonds, high end jewelry, and pre-owned Rolex watches. Capri jewelry is unique. They rarely buy merchandise from traditional sources such as manufacturers, sales reps., or diamond dealers.  Almost all the inventory is imported and manufactured by them. This allows them to pass the savings on to their clients.Capri jewelry does not believe in high mark-ups. They do believe that low prices and great service guarantees repeat clientele.
Hair Stylist Leads
Yaffa Bitton Color Expert & Stylist has conveniently moved to Camden Dr. in Beverly Hills! Yaffa is working her color magic and would like to offer you a $50 gift certificate good towards color and/or highlights – just join her fan page on Facebook! Print out the following ad, become a fan and call for an appointment. Call 310-550-8036 for more info.
Eileen Patel who is European trained has a home salon with soft music/candles. She’s in Lynn Ranch, which is just past Thousand Oaks, off the 101.Call (818)427-3211 or email for more info.
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BRAZILLIAN BLOWOUT – Referral from Jens List member
“I just got my hair straightened with the Brazilian blowout by Jamie who works in Calabasas and I love it!! Its smooth and not frizzy and I save so much time on styling my hair. She’s only charging $215 for short to medium hair (long or thick hair is extra) Call her for question or to make an appointment (818)222-7895 or (818)399-9384.”
Julie Repp, formerly of Oo La La Salon, has moved to Audi’s Hair Studio in Tarzana. She is certified by Brazilian Blowout, the original keratin frizz removal treatment system. She is offering a limited time special, treatments for only $200, while others charge $350+. The treatment improves the health of your hair while adding shine! Go where you want, when you want without having to worry about your hair getting frizzy! For more information or to book an appointment call Julie at 818-974-0792.
Looking for the ultimate summer camp adventure for your child?
Nearly 3,000 kids surveyed say summer camp should include exciting topics like animals, sports, science, and art. KinderCare® listened and developed 12 uniquely themed week-long summer camps that are kid approved and teacher built. Each program infuses the fun of traditional camp with learning, discovery and adventure for children pre-school through school age. Please visit or contact 1-877-KinderCare.
Did you know that many infants and children aren’t getting enough vitamin D?
Clean your carpets with the best Carpet Cleaning Service I have ever found!
Marlene does all the work herself, uses environmentally safe products, and has a passion for making your carpets look impeccable! And they do! Her price is great too!! You must give her a call at 818-422-1432 if you want the best service and absolutely the best price!! I know SO many people personally(including myself) who have used Marlene and everyone agrees that she is the BEST!
Kids,  Teens, & Adults On-Camera Acting Workshop
Sherry has 17 years Math Tutoring experience, and her students love her! She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from UCLA. Sherry tutors grades 6-12 and college level in the West Valley. With patience and a gift for teaching, she specializes in Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2. Sessions in your home or her home in West Hills. She has stellar references from El Camino & Hale Middle School parents. (805) 660-9195. Email:
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling
Friday, April 2nd – Sunday, April 4th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 AM The Los Angeles Zoo’s annual three-day event, Big Bunny’s Spring Fling, features bunny related crafts and activities including the Be-A-Bunny Ear Craft and Funny Bunny Face Painting. Children can also pet fuzzy wuzzy bunnies and plant their own carrot seeds to take home. In addition (for a nominal fee), Big Bunny will be available for souvenir photos.
Saturday, April 3rd from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Grape Arbor Park
Free Egg Hunt & Petting Zoo
Don’t Forget Your Basket!
Candy, Prizes, Bunny Hop Games
Everyone is a winner!
Refreshments for sale at site
Pictures with Easter Bunny ($5 fee)
For more information please call (818) 880.6461
Easter on the Farm
Saturday, April 3rd- Sunday, April 4th from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Scavenger Hunt, Egg Dying, Tractor Drawn Carraige Rides, Baby Farm Animals, Visit with the Easter Bunny and Berry Picking 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark
(805) 529-3690
Saturday April 3rd at 1 p.m., egg hunt, 2 p.m.
Arts and crafts, movie, balloons, refreshments
Our Savior Lutheran Church – 6705 77th St. in Westchester
(310) 670-7272.
Borders Spring Spectacular
Saturday, April 3rd at 11am
Parade .Story time… Crafts…& More
Saturday April 3rd – Events start at 10:30am Bring your own basket, visit with Peter Cottontail, free candy Venice Beach Recreation Center 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice Call (310) 399-2775 for more info AND Easter Hopping at Malibu Bluffs Park Saturday, April 3rd at 11:30 AM (egg hunt starts at 12 sharp) Free egg hunt, bounce house($1.00), Reptile Show, photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts provided by KidzArt and cartoon artist, Larry Scott, stuff & dress a collectible animal, prizes, games, and more!  Please bring a basket and camera. For more info: (310) 317-1364, AND Easter Brunch at the Hyatt Regency – Huntington Beach April 4th from 10 am– 2 pm Fit for the entire family, The Californian is offering a buffet made for a king, a fun-filled Easter egg hunt for kids and a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny! Prices range from: $0-$78 and The Californian is located at 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.For reservations please call 714.845.4776.
Easter Events and Brunch
Sunday, April 4th from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM The traditional Easter brunch menu features egg & omelet stations, a waffle station, hot carving board, seafood & sushi display, pasta kitchen, salad bar, cheeses and Terranea’s delectable desserts also a special children’s buffet. Children will  enjoy a variety of Easter activities, including an Easter egg hunt on the meadows, arts & crafts, a visit from the Easter bunny, and an up-close view of Terranea’s feathered friends – the great owl and the falcon. Children’s activities are available to resort and brunch guests only.
100 Terranea Way,Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
RESERVATIONS, please call 310.265.2836
Adults: $70 ($89 with sparkling wine)
Seniors (65+): $60 ($79 with sparkling wine)
Children: $29 ages 5-10 (4 & under free)
For more info:
LANGO – Foreign Languages for Little Learners
Register today for an amazing 10 weeks of Spanish fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers!  Sunshine Music is excited to offer an expanded Spanish curriculum with three different age-based classes for children 0-18 months, 1 1/2 – 3 years, and 3-5 years.  Lango Mandarin Chinese and French classes are coming soon!  Weekly classes are taught by native speakers and include music, movement, stories, puppets, games and easy art projects.  Lango teachers are trained to provide highly dynamic and engaging classes that lead little ones to learn a new language.  For more about Lango visit  Our Spring Session starts April 7th.  Save $10 on tuition TODAY ONLY by enrolling online at and entering “primavera” as the coupon code. Call (310) 482-7222 for more info.
Handstand Kids Cookbook Company featured on The Today Show
They are extending their 20% off sales to Jen’s list members.
Enter the coupon code TODAY when you check out- only good for next 48 hrs.
Wow!  Asparagus in Your Own Backyard!
Best bet – plant 1-year-old male plants.  Perennial – plant can live for 20 years.
They will Whip Your Resume into Shape! is a professional resume consulting service that is committed to getting your resume in top shape. In addition to resume services, other career related services include Cover Letters, Thank you Letters, and anything else you may need for your job related endeavors. Visit for more information and to read customer testimonials, or send an email to Mention Jen’s List for 10% off!
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Susan’s Pet Sitting/ Boarding/ Day care
In business 20 years Long term discounts available Reasonable, Reliable, Responsible with References upon Request Feeding and TLC- Part of the family Exercise- Secure yard ,cage free with both dogs and kids to play with Home Security Plants, Mail and Trash Call Susan 818 773 8378
Tomato Fever Hits Woodland Hills!
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned gardener Yes, You Can Grow Tomatoes! Learn tips and techniques to assure a successful tomato harvest this summer. Sign up now for Laura Taylor’s class to be held on  Sunday, April 11 from 10 – 12.  The class takes place in Laura’s garden where she grows over 75 different tomato plants! She will cover soil preparation, plant selection, how to plant, water and feed, pest control and so much more.  Laura’s 2010 Month by Month Growing Guide and Calendar will be available for purchase. Pre -registration is a must so we have plenty of supplies on hand. Email or call (818) 716-7130.
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Livi.Lu.Lu “Graphic Gift Sets”? 
Livi.Lu.Lu knows everything a girl wants and packs it all in a funky, reusable grab bag that includes Sparkling Fab and Fruity Lotion,  Shimmering Shower Gel, Glittery Lip Balm, and fun nail polish. Spa flippies are also included so painted piggies dry perfectly. And since Livi.Lu.Lu lives in Texas where girls are just a little bit ornery, the set also includes colorful little rubber balls perfect for tossing with your BFF.  Oh, and don’t forget the shimmery “LOL”, “Wow” or “Whatever” ornament and peace and love stickers also packaged in because, really, that’s what Livi.Lu.Lu is all about.  Just $14.95 at
Fan-tastic Folded Paper Paintings
April 4th – We’ve all done paintings on plain flat paper, but have you ever painted over folded paper? You will paint over this special paper today, and no one knows how our paintings will turn out! All Sunday drop-in programs run from 2:00-4:00pm and are free for members and $3.00 per child for non-members in addition to the entrance fee.  Entrance fee is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 3 and over.  Children 2 and under and grandparents are free.  Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048.  Sunday hours are 12:30pm-5:00pm.  Please check or call (323) 761-8984 for further information.
BUY WINE, HELP CHILE… it’s that simple!
Raise a glass to make a difference. Woodland Hills based TGIC Importers makes contributing to the earthquake repair efforts in Chile as easy as popping the cork off a world class bottle of wine. For every bottle of Chile’s Montes and Santa Ema wines sold between now and May 31st, TGIC will donate a portion of the proceeds, up to $50,000 to help rebuild Chile. Montes and Santa Ema wines are sold at Costco, BevMo, Safeway and local wine stores. Salud! Contact Nancy at for more info.

April 15th is quickly approaching!
After more than 15 years of national and large local firm experience, CPA and Jen’s list member, Susan Feldman has opened her own practice. She provides a variety of accounting, tax and consulting services for small businesses, individuals, trusts and estates. She prides herself on providing excellent client support as well as comprehensive tax assistance. She can be reached at (818)883-2220 or
Beautiful, designer Marina del Rey Townhouse for rent; Amenities include Marble, Carpet, Hardwood, and Tile Floors, pool, quiet neighborhood, includes refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, yard/patio, controlled access building, air conditioner, fireplace, washer and dryer. Conveniently located close to shopping and movie theaters. $2900/month. If interested, call David at (310) 306-9555 or (310) 487-6885.
Beautiful Vacation Condo For Rent in Palm Desert The condo unit is located in the prestigious Desert Falls Country Club. The unit is a 2 bedroom 2 bath room upper unit condo with a balcony. The community offers resort like amenities including swimming pool/spas within steps, tennis, fitness center, and a championship golf course (fees apply for golf). Located in the heart of Palm Desert with shopping and entertainment for the kids nearby. Call Jimmy Clegg at (805) 815-6594
3bed/2 bath- Incredible House on a corner lot!! Beautiful Tree-lined quiet street with lots of curb character. The house has hardwood floors throughout, travertine floors in kitchen and natural stone counter tops and backsplash. Carpet in den that opens up with french doors to tranquil backyard with lattice covered patio. Master bedroom has a dual sink with jet shower heads. Guest bathroom has a skylight that brings in great lighting. Kitchen has some newer appliances and a washer/dryer hook up in utility room. Lots of closet space in hallway and in bedrooms. Great 2 car garage that was used as a office at one time so it’s convenient to work from home.  Close to the 405 fwy, 101 fwy, and all major supermarkets. Very close to Encino and Lake Balboa Park. Lake Balboa (west Van Nuys)APRIL 1st AVAILABLE! Credit Check and completed application , First and last for deposit – Contact Sharon Lomax (818) 212-0137. Rent $2450
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.
For Sale: Fully remodeled West Hills 4-bedroom home. Living room, dining, and kitchen have new distressed hardwood floors. Kitchen has granite counters, modern cabinets, large pantry, recessed lighting and new stainless steel appliances. Fresh paint inside and out. New carpet, moldings, hardware and light fixtures throughout. Bathrooms have been completely remodeled. Central AC/heat, smooth ceilings, and large detached 2-car garage. 22641 Sherman Way, $399,990. Call Paul at 818-935-2979.
Guest house for rent. Perfect for one person in Sherman Oaks on a quiet tree lined street. Single with a bed loft – full kitchen and bathroom, private washer and dryer plus a private entrance. All utilities, cable with movie channels and internet included in rent. $1200 available April 5th. Call Melinda at (310) 930-6016
1 BEDROOM guesthouse rental on Malibu lake – $1100 per month, gated guarded street. boating, fishing, canoeing, tennis, spa, pool. single male preferred. will run credit check. email:   
Sherman Oaks House For Rent 5 bdr/3 ba 3800s/f. cul-de-sac w/easy walk to library, post office, market, coffee, mall. easy Westside access. huge island kitchen w/ bkfst room. separate laundry room w/w&d. frml dining room. expansive family room w/fireplace. vaulted master suite. tons of closets. backyard has pool, spa, bbq, covered patio & gazebo. double garage w/electric opener. full security system. pet negotiable. one year lease $5900/mo. Contact Suzanne at 818-343-3445.