Sunday April 11, 2010

April is National Emergency Preparedness Month
Today’s Jen’s List sponsor reminds all of us that
“We Cannot Predict….
But we CAN Prepare!“
As a Jen’s List Member & President of the Emergency Cafe, Cari Butler offers a one stop site “serving all your emergency preparedness needs”! You can choose custom kits for your home, car, office or school. Clients include celebrities, families, and corporations. The kits were the” IT” item at the Dancing with the Stars Gifting Suite! Private in home safety evaluations are also available. Call Cari at 310.823.6999 for an appt or order online at
Enter VAL 10 at checkout for a 10% discount!
Today in History
The U.S. Submarine Force was officially established. (1900)
Twins with a Different Birthday
Vital Juice
A free daily e-mail newsletter and website, brings you the latest must-read information about fitness, nutrition, beauty and wellness. Imagine getting a tip every morning from your healthiest, always in-the-know friend.
Soul of the South Catering “Where Food Warms the Soul”
Soul of the South Catering is your premier catering company that uses the freshest ingredients available. Their objective is to offer each customer with soul satisfying delicious cuisine, while maintaining an authentic hospitality similar to southern values. They want customers to feel as if they are being treated to a tasteful & nutritious home-styled cook meal. Each catered event is designed with the customer in mind, no worries they tailor the menu for your special occasion. Heart Healthy, Vegetarian, & Low Sodium Menus are available upon request.  They are available to cater: Small to Medium size events (5 to 175 people), Personal Chef Services, Corporate Luncheons, Holiday Parties, and Picnics. Mention you receive the information from Jen’s List and receive a discount on services.  Call (323) 979-7692 or email for more info.
Saturday April 17th 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Woodlake Ave School – 23231 Hatteras St. in Woodland Hills

For information go to or call 818-203-1023
They do not accept hazardous liquids, light bulbs, single use batteries, or household appliances
Show Me The Money, BABY!
Helps parents make money on items their baby or kids have outgrown and no longer need. Simply call or fill out a pickup request form and the friendly staff will pick up your items, photograph and sell your stuff online. Once they sell your item(s) they send you a check! It’s that easy!
Business For Sale
Owners moving! Offering Indoor Playground/ Children’s Center newly renovated in prime location for sale. Amazing opportunity. 85K Negotiable. Serious inquires ONLY, please. Call Val (818) 297-4993
Everybody Loves Short Ribs!
Learn how easy it is to make an incredible menu featuring balsamic short ribs, horseradish mashed potatoes, roast vegetable terrine and a sinfully delicious, yet to be determined dessert. It’s a meal you’ll want to prepare again and again for family and friends. Class will be held on Sunday, April 18th at 3 pm.  For further information email or call (818) 716-7130. Class size is limited so sign up now!
Bunco Fundraiser
MOMS Club of Valencia North is holding its first ever Bunco fundraiser benefiting the Santa Clarita Relay for Life. Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 2:00-5:00pm at Wolf Creek in Valencia, CA.
The entry fee is $25 per person (paid in advance) and includes appetizers, one raffle ticket, and soft drinks. Beer and wine available for purchase. To reserve a spot please contact 818-470-5954 or visit
Sleep: New findings on how it makes children thinner, calmer, smarter, and happier
by Bonnie Harris, Connective Parenting
“Dad’s Only” Class at The Cradle Company
Located in Atwater village starting Friday April 16, 2010 12:00-12:45 for an 8wk session. The class will be limited to ten daddy/baby pairs. Sarah Peters of World Citizen Baby will be facilitating this lovely class. For more information or to register contact Sarah Peters at 310.889.8771 or World citizen baby is a world music class created specifically for babies and their caregivers.
Kehillat Israel’s Early Childhood Center Pre-Kindergarten Program NOW Enrolling for 2010-2011
Their program is a developmental preschool grounded in Reconstructionist Jewish values. The curriculum is emergent based and the Jewish calendar guides you through the year. Two teachers in each classroom of 10-16 children provide opportunities for children to work in both small and large groups and to learn at their own pace. For more information please contact Diane at 310-459-7539 ext. 281
Sandy Days Kids Camp – beach camp located in Pacific Palisades for kids ages 5-12
Water activities, sports, dance, arts and crafts, games, kid performances, and sand activities are encouraged and supervised by our mature and experienced staff. They have a 6:1 camper to counselor ratio. The flexible schedule allows you to arrange days at the beach that will fit in with your summer plans. Check out Daily rate is $58 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Jump Start Fitness
An invigorating and intense morning workout as a great way to start your day! This eight-week session is a perfect way to begin the road to fitness, or get back on track if you’ve taken a break from regular workouts. Robert Torres is an experienced trainer and massage therapist, with a background in both fitness and nutrition. Fee: $100/9-week session; $25/session. Contact Jo Anne Leeds at 818-346-3545 or for more info
6025 Valley Circle Boulevard in Woodland Hills
Individual, Couples or Parenting Counseling Leads
For people who want to be the kind of parents they dream of being, or have the kind of head-over heels in love relationship they were in that made them want to marry and have children in the first place. Empathetic, effective counseling for people who are wanting to experience great joy and love in their lives and relationships. Licensed since 1990 and with 2 grown children and a long, committed (27 years!) marriage of her own, Catherine DeMonte LMFT has been helping individuals, couples and families get to the kind of lives they know they deserve. Specializing in the transition to parenthood, Catherine brings a compassionate, well-informed voice to her private practice and parenting classes, which she currently offers in Calabasas. She brings an incredible joy to her work, and her passion for helping families thrive brings much comfort and reassurance to those whose lives she touches.  You can learn more about her on her website: She can be reached at 818 880-6559.
Concerned about Self Esteem, Communication, or Food/Weight Issues? Mira Rocca is a Marriage Family Therapist specializing in eating disorders, children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group and/or family therapy. With almost ten years of clinical experience she is passionate and knowledgeable about giving her clients the tools they need to reach their fullest potential in life. Please call or email with any questions or to set up an appointment. (818) 468-1198  
Don’t have the time, desire or know-how to put your family’s photos into a decorative album?
Elise Shuben loves to do albums and she has been scrapbooking for over 12 years. Let her take your precious photos and put them into a beautiful album for you. The cost is reasonable and the result is priceless! Contact Elise at (818) 595-1117 or
VOICE LESSONS for Kids and Young Adults
With singer, stage star, recording artist, vocal coach, acting teacher, and musical theater director, Lisa Fishman.  Lisa teaches young people to sing and perform songs in a fun and supportive environment.  A former teacher and director with ‘Kids On Stage’ in Santa Monica, ‘The Adderley School’ in Pacific Palisades, and ‘The Lake Forest Children’s Theatre’ in Chicago, IL, Lisa has 15+ years of experience working with kids of all ages. SPECIALITIES: BROADWAY to Pop to Folk to Jazz to Jewish Music to students’ own Original Compositions!, Audition preparation and performing skills, How to act a song and find your character, Repertoire selection, Vocal projection, breath control and support, Exercises for strength, range, and flexibility, Posture and placement, Caring for the voice, Confidence and poise, Working with a microphone vs. stage singing, Working with a band, and lots more fun! FIRST LESSON IS FREE! AFFORDABLE RATES! Contact 323-841-3474 or for more info.
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It is not too early in the year to start planning swimming lessons for your child. Being safe and allowing them freedom and joy in the water is one of the biggest gifts you can give them, not to mention giving you peace of mind! Jennifer is a highly experienced private swim instructor who has been teaching children for the past 21 years. She is passionate about teaching children to swim and her method of teaching has a very high success rate. Swimming lessons are taught in the comfort of your home to children ranging from 6 months of age on. Please call Jennifer for more information and/or to schedule a consultation. (818) 314-2469 *Register early and avoid registration fees & ask about April specials!
Your Competition Tweets, So Why Don’t You?
Not enough hours in the day? That’s where Susanna comes in! If you’re a business owner without a minute to spare, you can hire me to manage your blog, set up and maintain your Facebook page and grow your Twitter following. Monthly packages start at $400 a month. For additional info about Susanna’s background visit –

World City at the Music Center – The Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre
FREE programming for families showcasing Dance and Music from New Zealand! The Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre of New Zealand brings to life the heritage of the Maori people through its vivid performance featuring tribal music, dance and hand-crafted, traditional costumes. Performance tickets are FREE & distributed on a first-come basis Grand Avenue at 2nd Street. Tickets for 11 a.m. performance distributed beginning at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for 12:30 p.m. performance distributed beginning at 11:00 a.m. Sat., April 24th at 11:00 AM & 12:30 PM, W.M. Keck Amphitheatre Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Receive an Akashic Records Reading. This reading enables you to understand your truth from your soul stories and also helps you understand your relationship to your child, loved one, significant other, husband or wife. For Jen’s List members, you will receive a 10% discount. This is not a psychic reading; it is a much deeper, profound, and more empowered reading for your path. Call Judi Castro at 818/512-4519 today!
Curtis Education has experienced private school teachers that are effective, caring tutors. Make the best of the rest of the school year. During the summer, catch up or reinforce basic skills. “The difference in our daughter’s academic performance has been overwhelming. Her grades and self esteem improved overnight. Her teachers and principle have complimented on her performance.” Michelle, parent Call 818-842-8921
Literacy Coach and Elementary School Teacher available for Tutoring and Summer Enrichment /Academic Intervention! Carly Brydon has taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade and worked as a literacy expert for LAUSD. She is trained to provide help with reading and math difficulties, and works with students to allow them to perform at grade level in all academic areas! She will be available to take a few new spring clients (before CST testing and end of year assessments) and summer students!
Jodi has been tutoring children K-5th grade for many years.  She has a Masters Degree in Education and has successfully helped students improve their grades, learn study skills, and gain confidence,  She is available at your convenience.  You can contact her at 818.888.7103 or
It may feel like summer, but school is still in session! Give your student that extra push to get through class with flying colors. With over 20 years of teaching experience in private and public schools, and a M.S. degree in education, Julie tailors her tutoring program towards each child. Flexible locations (city and valley.) For a free consultation and fee schedule call Julie at 310-472-9283.
Excellent Math tutor. Bonnie Cook was a previous Math and Science teacher to magnet kids. Elementary school up to 8th grade. Sweet natured and was really well liked at her past schools. Tons of patience!! Holds all her educational credentials with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. She is great with kids and has a daughter of her own. She is free Monday – Sat. She will come to you house. Highly recommended. Tutored many of our friends kids with great success!!! Bonnie’s cell 818 292-3575
Breastfeeding Moms
Come to the weekly support group to gain confidence in yourself as a newly breastfeeding mom! Led by a Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor,they will provide a supportive environment, free of judgment, for you to share concerns, ask questions, and bond with other moms during this challenging postpartum adjustment. Group is geared for babies newborn – 6 months of age. Every Thursday from 10:00 am – 11:15 am.
Join Life Coach – Shirley Oya for her latest workshop designed to put you back into the driver’s seat of your life:  “Powerful You – The REAL Secret” will be held in Woodland Hills on Saturday, 4/17 – 3 to 5:30pm.  Advance registration is required. For more details contact: or call:  818.893.8484. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Register by Saturday 4/10 and receive a $10.00 discount off the workshop fee.
Spring Jubilee at Calvary Community Church, Westlake Village
Sat. April 24th
All are welcome to attend! Located in room 1100, Guest Speaker: Michele Teffer, musical guest: Kendall Payne, Tickets: $30 (includes lunch). Boutique admission FREE. For more info contact Melanie Pulis at or (818) 426-4953
Is Your Child a STAR? Does he/she Need Help with Auditions?
Let Samantha Klein help! She has been a working actress for many years, and a kids/teens acting teacher and coach for the past 8 years. She uses her BFA to teach improv and scene study to kids in the industry. With her extensive knowledge and gentle techniques, she helps kids and teens improve their acting chops and have fun! She coaches one-on-one for auditions. $30 for half hour, $50 for an hour special! Email for more info!
Before/After School Care – Provided by the West Valley YMCA
The West Valley Family YMCA is offering before and after school care, spring camp, summer camp and teen camp at Pomelo Drive School located at 7633 March Ave in West Hills. They have a fun filled and exciting summer planned. Please call Lisa for more information @ 818-703-6560
Half-Off Dry Cleaning from Swoop Off & Dry Clean Express
Swoop Off is offering unlimited half-price Dry Cleaning to Dry Clean Express in West LA. The deal is only available to purchase until Thursday 4/1 so be sure to get in before it’s too late! SwoopOff offers new great deals to Westside LA’s best things to do from 50-90% off. 
Center for Learning Unlimited
Is a therapeutic day school supporting grades 3 through 12 located in the Torrance Towne Center. They will be opening our doors this summer to new workshops for the community at large. Music and Motion will be movin’ and shakin’ fun for walkers to 5 years old. The Photography and Musical Creativity Workshops are hands-on fun. Please call the Fine Arts Coordinator, Cory Mathews at 310.997.1900, or email to or visit for more info.
Spring Into Health, Are you ready for summer?
Summer is right around the corner!  Are you ready to lose your sweater? Feeling tired or heavy?  The 21-Day Purification Program may be right for you. This doctor supervised program is a SAFE and effective way to rid yourself of excessive toxic build up from your body,  as you increase your energy level and lose weight at the same time.  They have observed sustainable weight loss of 5-30 pounds and almost every patient has regained energy. What’s included:  4 Office visits with a doctor, 2 heart rate variability tests, kinesiologic testing, purification supplements/meal replacement and program guide. Jen’s List members Save $60. Call INVIVO Natural Health Center today at 818-986-5565.
J.A.W. Design is a Water-Wise Landscape Design Company
They specialize in COLORFUL, CUSTOM, and Money Saving plans for the “do-it-yourself” homeowner and offer installation proposals for the those who don’t have time to get their hands dirty. Ed Bowlby, lead designer, has “on-the-job- artistic knowledge and the education of a contractor.-(a rare find) “Jen’s Special”- $100 OFF. Email for more info!
Ready to Remodel A Room Or Build A New Home?
Then look to Go Green Construction, a Valley-based contractor with 30 years of experience who specializes in creating safe, healthy, eco-friendly home environments like that of their landmark LEED Platinum-rated Go Green Home. Their referral base testifies to their fine work and meticulous attentiveness to the client from planning and design through customer service beyond the project’s completion. For more info call 818-718-7477,
Jonathan’s Tile & Construction Services!
General, commercial & residential construction! Their specialty areas include: custom tile applications: kitchen & bathroom remodels, all natural stone applications, floors, fireplaces, medallions, mosaics, & BBQs. Full liability & W/C ins. Lic#736631 (C-54)-Ceramic tile and mosaics, (General B)-General construction. They gladly accept Visa, MC & Discover. FREE estimates! Call 805.443.3843 or email
FOR RENT/SALE – RESIDENTIAL AND VACATION(includes rooms and sublets)
For Rent: 4-bedroom, 2 full bath, home in Woodland Hills. Next to Pierce college, public transportation. Entire Interior repainted, new window treatments, new furnace and water heater, upgraded electrical. Eat in kitchen, separate dining and living rooms. Den looks out to a relaxing garden. End of cul-de-sac, with rv parking and 2 car garage. Hardwood floors, and tile. Great neighbors, includes gardener service. Please contact Tyson or Lucy at 818-999-2101
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. CALL Sharon (818) 212-0137 to see!
6524 Ruffner Avenue, West Van Nuys 91406 (corner house) Close to the 405 fwy, 101 fwy, and all major supermakets. Very close to Encino and Lake Balboa Park.
Santa Clarita (Newhall) Condo for Rent – Newly Remodeled 2+2 condo with 2 car garage now available for rent.  Sliding doors out to patio overlooking pool, Patio off masterbedroom, Pergo flooring in Master & Kitchen.  Quiet and nicely maintained complex….must see.  For photos and more information go to orask for the Leasing Department at (661) 255-7600 or e-mail for showing.
Room For Rent: Furnished room with a private bath in Northridge. In a gated community with a pool, jacuzzi and tennis courts. Near CSUN, Pierce College and Northridge Mall. $700 per month (includes utilities). 818-343-4597.
Looking for a great tenant to rent the most adorable guest house in Sherman Oaks. Studio with a bed loft in a great neighborhood. $1200 includes all utilities, cable with movie channels and internet! Call Mel to schedule a viewing (310) 930-6016
SUMMER BEACH HOUSE RENTAL Enjoy a beach experience close to home in Oxnard on famous Hollywood beach. OCEAN FRONT- 3 + 2 – sleeps 8. Fully equipped, BBQ, 3 TV’s, wireless, washer & dryer. Walk to resturants, marina and Sunday farmers market. Weekly rate$2800. Contact:
Beautiful, designer Los Angeles 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.
2+1 appt. for Lease $2250: One of a kind Sherman Oaks hills hide away with spectacular city and canyon views. This unit was fully redone. Brand new designer kitchen with stainless steel appls., solid wood cabinets, brand new bathroom with natural stone shower, large living room and 2 bedrooms with sweeping views, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, surround sound in the living room, on a cul-de-sac street. Close to 405 and 101 freeways Call Paul for showing at (818)317-1597
SUBLET in WeHo – May and June – Know anyone looking for a great fully-furnished 1bdrm prime West Hollywood area apartment for month of May (and/or May & June)? Pls contact Great deal!* (Candidate must be a cat lover.)
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 $2600. 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 $2300.  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
Available First Week of May – 1950’s Spanish house is off of Sunset and Descanso, walking distance to the heart of Silver Lake and Sunset Junction. It is a detached house situated on a lot with another bungalow. It has a nice open floor plan, tons of light and a great vibe. 2 bedrooms – 1 bath  – Pet friendly. $1995 a month  – Utilities Included – Garage included. Email