Sunday April 4, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List is sponsored by the Huntley Preschool Spring Open House
3863 Broadlawn Drive in Universal City
Saturday, April 10th from 10 am to 2 pm.
They offer a developmental program in a nurturing and intimate environment.  With the extended hours, open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, this program is a great option for working families. They also offer part time morning and afternoon programs. R.S.V.P. by calling Rachel Gates at 323.882.6032 or go to their website at
Today in History
* Susanna Medora Salter is the 1st woman to be elected mayor in the nation in Argonia, Kansas. (1887)
* Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. (1968)
* The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is signed. (1949)
* Easter Sunday
To Christians, the real meaning of  Easter, is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and it is the most special day of the year. The Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday is a time of fasting, sacrifice and prayer. Easter also is celebrated with the Easter Bunny, colored eggs, jelly beans, and lot’s of chocolate. There is a famous Easter game called the Easter Egg Hunt. Early morning kids go outside to find the many colored Easter eggs that the Easter bunny has hidden the night before. The Easter Egg Hunt was the first game ever invented. It is said that the reason this tradition started was because of the Easter Bunny dropped the eggs on the way to deliver them and they hide themselves. Other holiday traditions include a big breakfast of brunch feast or a big main meal with baked ham being the most common meat.
In an effort to get more people trained in the community in CPR, In His Hands CPR & First Aid are promoting CPR parties. They are a mobile service serving the SFV/Los Angeles areas. will provide a dessert, balloons, & a game, you provide a minimum of 5 guests. They will have a party-like atmosphere while everyone learns this valuable life-saving skill. Don’t want to host a party? They still offer classes at your location. Contact Dee Dee today @ (818) 324-6570 or by email
This coming Tues, Wed, Thurs – 04/06-04/08, Half 9-12pm or 1-4pm or Full Day 9-4pm.
CALL 818-784-4278 or email for more information.
Party Help-This time YOU enjoy the party!
Ever feel like you need an extra set of hands? Well you got them! Karen Carter can do anything from setting up, preparing food, serving, and the best part of all CLEAN UP!! You can enjoy yourself and let her do all the running around. About Karen: She used to be in the catering business, she is a stay at home mom of 2 girls, 5 and 4 years old. She taught 4th grade for 3 years before having kids and was a nanny for 6 years. She is a people person, very organized, reliable, and most important, trustworthy. She has references of parties she has worked in the past if you’d like. She charges $25/hr with a 4 hour minimum.  Call Karen today at (818) 445-1749 CELL or (818) 842-8213 HOME.
R. Chameleon Discount Designer Clothing Boutique
Offers funky, trendy designer women’s and junior’s trendy clothing online for 40%-70% off department store retail prices. Visit the store in El Segundo, 353 Main St El Segundo, 90245 or online at: They also offer shopping parties! Host a shopping party at R. Chameleon to combine fun, friends and fabulous fashions. Invite 20 or more guests and get 10% off your favorite designer clothes.
Want to Send out Effective e-Blast ads that are Attractive, Clever and Stylish??
Are you frustrated wasting your precious time trying to figure out do-it yourself
templates and color schemes? Cynthia Miller Designs can help you take your logo, ad design or e-blast from Ho Hum to Wow! With over 20 years experience as an Award Winning Art Director, Cyn brings a chic sense of style (adhering to your budget) to all she creates! Email her at or call 310 780 3451 for more
Fine Silver Fingerprint Pendants – Unique Fine Silver Keepsake Pendants made from Recycled Silver Impressed with the One you Love. Special for Mother’s Day,  Buy one Pendant and Receive the Second one 1/2 off for Mother’s Day!! Offer Expires 4/15/2010 Contact:
How Many Hours do you Waste Because you are Unorganized?
Does your clutter cause you stress, time, money and peace of mind? It is time for Spring cleaning…or rather, space clearing! Whether it is a cluttered closet, garage, office or just help with the kids stuff, “Organize by Boo” can help you clear it up. or call 310.621.5724.
Jen’s special: Buy 3 hours, get 1 hour free.
Ada’s Day Care
Beautiful clean place where children are loved and cared for with a personal touch. Ages 3 months-5 years. Fun, safe, music gymnastics, educational atmosphere cooked meals and much more. Call Ada (818) 703-1930 is auctioning off an experience with Hollywood’s green lovin’ actors and stars of Living with Ed
Join Ed Begley, Jr. and wife Rachelle to benefit Green Wish and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Proceeds help make a difference in the environment and in the lives of students across the country without access to music education. The winning bidder will receive: A Couples Dinner Date with Rachelle and Ed Begley Jr. at a “Green” Restaurant in Los Angeles, Domestic Round-trip JetBlue Airfare for Two to LA, Luxury Hotel Accommodations for One Night in LA, Gift from MY ECO Shopping Bag System, the ultimate reusable must-have that’s sustainably chic. Rachelle & Ed Begley, Jr. have recorded a video about the auction and the causes here: Bidding will take place until April 11, 2010, and can be accessed at
Photographer Michaelyn Straub will be offering two Portrait Party dates in April
Join her to have Family and/or Individual Portraits taken amidst the rocks, sand and water in the beautiful setting of Leo Carillo Beach on Sunday, April 11th, or amongst the trees, grass and split-rail fences of Los Encinos Park on Sunday, April 18th.  The Sitting Fee for each of these dates is only $30. Each sitting will last about 20 minutes. Proofs will be ready for viewing 2-3 days later, and photo orders can be placed at that time. Photos will be available in Color, Black & White and Hand-Tinted. Your photos will be completed in plenty of time for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. To see samples of Michaelyn’s work, go to Sign up ASAP to secure your timeslot. Michaelyn can be reached at or (818) 766-9254.
Little Gym of Calabasas – Motor skill development program for children 4 mths – 12 yrs. old
They develop children’s motor skills throughgymnastics & tumbling. The program is non-competitive & builds children’sconfidence while having fun. The SUMMER CAMP begins June 21st & goes through August 27th. Camp is held from 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm Monday through Friday.  Camps are a great way to beat the heat & have fun with some awesome surprise guests!  Not only do they offer gymnastics classes but they also offer Karate, Dance,Parent Survival Nights & Birthday Parties. They have been ranked #1 in Entrepreneur  magazine for children’s fitness in 2007,2008,& 2009.  Call now to reserve your spot in camps or classes, spaces fill up quickly!
(818)222-6296 or
NEW SPRING CLASSES BEGIN at The Treehouse Social Club
Monday’s/ 10am – 10:45am / April 19 – May 10 / Ages 12 – 36 months.
Monday’s/11am – 10:45am / April 19 – May 10 / Ages 9 months – 4 years
BIRDIE’S PLAYHOUSE with Birdie Mendoza
Tuesday’s, 10am – 10:45am / April 13 – May 11 / Ages 2 and up years.
CHICOSCHICAS Spanish Class for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tuesday’s beginning April 13th
Spanish Tot & Parent (18 months – 3 years) 11:15am – 12pm
Spanish for Babies (0-18 months) 12:15 – 1:00pm
Spanish for Preschoolers (3-5 years) 2:15 – 3:00pm
PARENT & ME FRENCH with Patricia Delaere
Wednesday’s, 9:15am – 10am / April 7 – May 12 / Ages 1 – 2.5 years.
TIPPY TOES & TEA with Meredith Huddleston
Thursday’s, 2:00pm – 2:45pm / April 15 – May 13 / Ages 3 – 5 years.
Saturday’s 9am – 9:45am/April 17 – May 8 / Ages 3 – 5 years.
426 S. Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA 90048
Call 310.288.3024 for info on any of the above classes or visit
The Mothership Salon understands moms want to look good, but have limited time!
That’s why Dave is offering $25.,00 off any service. Just mention that you seen the ad on Jen’s List. Dave is a certified Brazilian Blowout stylist and is offering it at 1/2 off to Jen Listers, Normally $300.00, now only $150.00. Call The Mothership Salon at 323.938.6895 or 213-200-2841 to book your appointment.
A simcha is celebration of a happy occasion, and Temple Beth Shir Sholom  proudly announces Simcha Fair 2010 on Sunday, April 25, 11am-3pm.  1827 California Ave at 19th in Santa Monica. A BSS (and maybe a Westside) first, the event will be a Party Expo for future hosts of weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, corporate/civic events and special occasions of all kinds.  With music, food samples, raffle prizes, giveaways and entertainment, the atmosphere will be festive – a party for party-makers! If you are a party vendor (i.e. caterer; baker; decorator; florist; musician; entertainer; event planner; photographer/videographer; seller of invitations, gifts, jewelry, Judaica…) please consider renting a table (from $36) to introduce your products and services to our members, guests and the community-at-large.  Free to guests, Simcha Fair coincides with BSS Sunday School, and will be advertised and publicized throughout the Westside.  They will direct attention to your business during raffle prize presentation, and via a printed Simcha Fair guide.  Email for a Vendor Agreement and more details! If you are planning a party, small or large, please stop by Sunday the 25th to see, hear and taste what Westside Party Vendors have to officer! 
The Hybrid Homeschool – It’s Not At Your Kitchen Table Anymore
Come see what homeschooling in Santa Clarita looks like now!  In celebration of educators of all kinds, The HuckleBerry Center and Barnes and Noble have invited presenters from several local charter schools along with experts in the Independent Study Programs and Private School – Homeschool Options to answer questions about new options for a better education for today’s children.Classes, Field trips,  Clubs and Co-ops abound for today’s Homeschooled Child! Does your child struggle in math? Does your child love science?   Do you worry that your child needs to be with other children?  Come see many different options for kids that are homeschooled to meet new friends and engage in learning. Saturday, April 10th from 3:00 – 5:00, Free, Refreshments will be served. Email for more info.
De-clutter and Look Fabulous!
Style Coach, Katina Brock, provides Closet Audits, Personal Shopping, and Shopping Together. She’ll teach you how to dress for your body type, create outfits from your existing clothes, and how to organize your closet to work more efficiently. Katina will help you save time, stop wasting money, look slimmer and feel more confident, at least that’s what her clients say! or Monthly specials! Jen’s listers get 10% off
Now that you’ve planted some vegetables in the garden, when do you fertilize?
List of 18 commonly-planted veggies.
Notary Public Leads
Licensed, Punctual and Experienced. Accurate and Fast. Also offers Contract Loan Processing. Call Michael 818 773 8378
Discount prices for over 10 signatures, call 818-943-7711
Looking for Great Singing Products for review on the popular singing blog
This is an established niche blog on everything about singers by Ariella Vaccarino the creator of Voice Lessons To Go (singing lessons on CD). Please contact Ariella directly if you have a product for review. Ariella will only review products that she likes, so there is no risk on your part.  If she writes about it, she likes it! Products must somehow be related to or be of some benefit to singers.  Some examples might be: trade magazines,  microphones, karaoke systems, scarves, throat sprays, lozenges, teas, recording programs etc. It is up to the products owner or PR person to make their “case” in their emails to ariella:
7 TIPS to Stop Your Health Insurance Company From Messing With You!
April marks the 14th anniversary of National Poetry Month
To help celebrate, children ages 5-12 are encouraged to participate in the 3rd annual “Paws for Poetry” Contest ( To enter, kids are to write an original poem to, and provide a photo of, their favorite animal friend. One grand prize winner in each category (ages 5-9 and ages 10-12) will receive a $50.00 gift card. Two runners-up in each category will receive a $25.00 gift card. All submissions should be mailed to “Paws for Poetry” Contest, c/o Meet Meat the Corner, 20 West Del Norte, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907. The contest deadline is April 15th, 2010. The contest is co-sponsored by kids’ virtual field trip Web site Meet Me at the Corner ( and Flashlight Press (
Persian Rice Cookies
For the celiac and everyone!  Kids can help with these crumbly cookies, too.
Is your baby going to be a Boy or a Girl?…or both? 
Check out the latest episode of Two New Dads to find out:
The new lightweight and durable Easygrow features a shortened wheel base designed to take up less room.  Additionally, the new dinner tray tilting feature is offered along with an easily adjustable seat and foot rest.  Easygrow can accommodate children from the time they can sit unaided to 12 years of age.  A flexible seat reducer is included which allows use of the chair from the time baby can sit on their own. Available in: White or Dark Grey.
Leo Baeck Temple is a leader in Southern California social action scene
Leo Baeck offers many opportunities to participate in tikkun olam, including LBT Peacebuilders, which promotes and develops training and activities aimed at bridging the giant divides that exist between people, Green Team, a committee of ecologically minded activists who were very involved in Leo Baeck’s newly constructed synagogue center which has the equivalent of a “LEED” silver rating, and LBT’s Sudan Focus Group which educates the community about genocide in Darfur. Leo Baeck’s Fain Award winning H.E.A.L. team works with the homeless and hungry through Imagine LA, PATH, Samoshel and has sponsored two homelessness conferences featuring LA City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Police Chief Charlie Beck, Supervisor Yaroslavsky and Councilman Paul Koretz, to educate, bring awareness and offer solutions to our local homelessness issues.Visit for more information.
DF Healthy Chef can help get you fit for that Summer bikini!
With a BS in Dietetics and Food Science, and over 15 years as a private healthy chef, Deanna knows how to fuel your body right! She comes to your home, and stocks your kitchen with the freshest, healthiest meals and snacks to grab when hunger strikes. You don’t have to think about it! or 310 245-4095
Internal-Integrative Medicine Doctor Lead
Referred by Jens List member
“I know how important it is to have a good Internist or primary care physician. I had an amazing experience with Dr. Shahram Jacobs in Encino and wanted to share it. I waited less than 15 min to see him, he really took his time with me and asked me a bunch of questions and was able to give me a diagnosis after 5 other doctors had missed it! The best part is that he practices Integrative Medicine as well. 818-981-1555.”
MJB’s Office Solutions
“Balances Your Business, Not just Your Books.” They provide Bookkeeping, Desktop Publishing, and Administrative Services via signed Agreement and Non-Disclosure for the benefit and safety of both parties. Contact 805-433-3577 or for more info.
FRESH Roasted Garbanzo Beans?  Quick and easy (and packed with protein)
Roast in a pan for a few minutes, shell, and eat like a peanut.  Kids love to eat with their fingers:
More fresh garbanzo recipes from Chef Jill Davie:
Don’t paint the baby’s room yellow.  Who knew?

Have you heard of the Galvanic Spa? A home use machine, that has been all over the news, size of a cell phone that diminishes wrinkles and tightens the skin in a 5 minute treatment? Has been the #1 seller 2 years in a row! Also, serum that doubles your elastin level in 2 months guaranteed. Free half face demos! See the difference in 5 minutes! or Call for appt. Sandra 818-219-4472 or
Are You Interested in Up to $18,000 in Tax Credits?
On March 25, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed the Home Buyer Tax Credit legislation into law.  This legislation provides $200 million in home buyer tax credits for Californians.  Now Californians have a unique window of opportunity to receive up to $18K in combined federal and state homebuyer tax credits. To take advantage of both tax credits, a first-time homebuyer must enter into a purchase contract for a principal residence before May 1, 2010, and close escrow between May 1, 2010 and June 30, 2010. Call to hear more.  We always offer a $500 credit at closing for JenListers! Martha Shanks at Mortgage Capital Partners 626-282-1164.
Bikini Pools and Spas has been designing and building pools for close to 30 years in Los Angeles. Owner and designer Jon Hutchings has built pools for high-end clientele and Hollywood elite. His work has recently been seen on Bravo’s “Flipping Out”. Their services include new construction, remodels, replaster and SOLAR HEATING. Check out their website at WWW.BIKINIPOOLSANDSPAS.COM, or you can email them at
For Rent – Residential and Office
1600 SQUARE FEET 6901 Bobbyboyar Avenue West Hills Ca 91308 Drive by the house and then call for an appt. Please do not disturb the occupants. Call 818 439 6260 or email for photos and more information. Thank you Rent: $2,575 Deposit: 4000.00 Available: May 1, 2010 Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms Bathrooms: 1 3/4 Bath Lease Type: One year minimum lease Pets: Will consider small pet(s)
For rent: 2 bdrm/2 bath condo in Miracle Mile
2 bdrm/2 bath condo on 5670 W. Olympic Blvd on the corner of Olympic and Hauser. Brand new laminate flooring throughout the unit. Bedrooms are separated by the living room, giving added privacy. As an added bonus, there is a washer/dryer inside the condo unit. The condo complex has a small workout room on the same floor. Includes all appliances (stove, built  in microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer) and 2 tandem gated parking spaces. Very secure building. $1700/month. Walking distance to grocery and restaurants on Wilshire Blvd.1 mile south of The Grove. Available immediately. Please contact Rachel at 310-435-6832.
LOCATION:   751 North Fairfax Ave, just North of Melrose Avenue 
AVAILABLE:   Approximately  900—2,800 Square Feet 
LEASE RATE:  $3.50 per square foot, plus NNN
Property Description:   The new Cherokee Studios mixed use building is the most environmentally conscious building of its type in all of California.  It has drawn significant attention including the Westside Prize for Architecture and countless mentions in news publications.  The groundbreaking sustainable design by Pugh + Scarpa Architecture has made it eligible for the highest green building rating possible from the US Green Building Council: LEED Platinum.  In addition to the green design, the building is the former home of Cherokee Studios where over 300 gold and platinum albums were recorded by such artists as Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, David Bowie, Elton John, and many more.  The legacy will continue with in suite recording facilities in the condos above and memorabilia throughout the building.
FEATURES:  Only Green LEED Platinum Certified Project in California  • Excellent Visibility  – Stylish Concrete Floors, Walls & Ceiling  • Close Proximity to The Grove  • Solar Energy  • Modern High Tech Design  • Large Showcase Display Windows  • Good Sign Identity  • Heavy Traffic Counts Contact:  Candice Edwards –  for more information
To see images of the building click here: