Sunday April 18, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List is sponsored by
Heart Leader: A Personal Journey to the Heart of Business and Life
A compelling, instructional and moving book providing a playbook of guidance, growth & solutions for businesses and individuals. Combining inspirational stories & valuable lessons learned from 20 years of business leadership, Heart Leader contains numerous practical tools that can be immediately implemented by readers to improve their careers, businesses, relationships & lives. The author’s personal journey, recollected in the book, is a roller-coaster of success, failure, joy and pain, and his story serves as an inspiration for his readers.
Daryl Wizelman is a leadership, corporate culture, emotional intelligence, life planning and work/life balance motivational speaker who consults with companies, associations, professional athletes, sports teams and individuals all over the world. Prior to becoming a consultant and speaker, Daryl owned and operated a financial services company from 1990-2007.  Leading more than 550 employees in a business that had $3 billion in gross volume and more than $60 million in annual revenue, Daryl managed day to day operations and communicated the company’s short and long term vision to its employees. The organization was known for its unparalleled corporate culture built on employee loyalty and world class client satisfaction.
Today in History
Paul Revere makes his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Ma., shouting “the Red Coats are coming” as the American Revolutionary War begins. (1775)
ADEPT CONSUMER TESTING is seeking Males/Females 25-55+ yrs old that own a Chest Freezer to participate in a paid market study
These individual interviews are being scheduled in the San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles area and will last approximately 1 hour on Mon., April 19th through Wed., April 28th. If you or someone you know meets the above qualifications, please contact  818-905-9666  x 222 & ask for Jane
24740 Paseo Primario, Calabasas
The fun starts at TODAY at 10:30AM and goes until 5PM. Come support your local schools and have a great time too.  The Petite Company from Reflections Dance studio will be performing on stage between 11-11:30.  There will be games & prizes and food and fun.  Bring the whole family!
Every Tuesday is $1 Pretzel Day at Auntie Anne’s® in Topanga Plaza and Glendale Galleria!
Visit every Tuesday to purchase the feature flavor for only $1 each. The feature flavor changes each week, so be sure to stop by each Tuesday!
Join Mailing List & get 20% off Coupon
Fashion is more than the clothes you wear. It’s style. It’s attitude. And shopdcd has it all. Whether you’re looking for maxi dresses or miniskirts, cute t-shirts or the latest celebrity fashion trends, shopdcd has guaranteed, 100% authentic products to meet your demand for whatever is chic, trendy and cool. Sign up for the mailing list to be the first to learn about shopdcd’s incredible sales and get 20% off your next purchase. They carry high end brands such as Alexis, Black Orchid Denim, Blue Life, Charley 5.0, Gypsy05, Lauren Moshi, LnA, Siwy Denim, Wildfox and others. Visit & use coupon code JENSLIST20
Severely Disabled, is She Still a Mom?
Jobs, Internships, Contracts and Openings at Youth Speak!
Interested in working or volunteering in a progressive, youth-driven, sustainable business? Youth Speak Collective (YSC), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, is a youth-driven initiative empowering low-income youth and their families in the Northeast San Fernando Valley with the skills necessary to pursue higher education and create strong communities YSC has the following openings available. Please click on the links below for descriptions and more information!
Job Openings (tutors, coaches, consultants)
Volunteer, Internship & Council Opportunities
Hate Having To Go to the Dry Cleaners? 
Never Enough Time to go to the Dry Cleaners? Introducing Select Dry Cleaners Free Pick-Up and Delivery Service – 20% Off your 1st Order and Free Mini Lint Brush Low Prices – Great Service! Their vans are ready to pick up and deliver your clothes anywhere in the West Valley. Go to and select “Request A Pick Up” or Call               818-826-9294         818-826-9294. Family owned and Environmentally Friendly. Jen’s List Members receive 10% off your orders forever! Price Sheets are located on the website
And don’t spend any money on new clothes doing it! Ruth is a new mom and editorial/celebrity wardrobe stylist who has launched a closet based styling business for new moms. Ruth will come to you and go through your entire closet with the ability to look at your clothes in ways you’ve never imagined before! She’ll tell you what works for you (and your body type), what would be best altered (minor alterations often do wonders), and shed the unflattering and outdated (for consignment and charity).  Your wardrobe will be revamped and refreshed, your closet completely updated and organized and your sense of style renewed – all for less than a new pair of Jimmy Choos! Once she’s gone through what you have, she’ll photograph great go-to outfits and make a list of the few basics you may need (and also shop with you if you’d like) to add to your wardrobe that will give you that many more looks to incorporate into your life. So if you’re a working mom, a stay at home mom, still wearing maternity pants and shouldn’t be, hiding behind your husband’s dress shirts or just in need of a little revamp, email Ruth at Mention Jen’s List and get a 15% discount!
Educational Therapy (ET)
The clinical practice of providing intensive, individualized compensatory and remedial intervention taking into account the social, emotional, and neuro-psychological factors that impact one’s learning. Services are provided to individuals with various types of learning disabilities and other learning challenges, such as dyslexia; AD(H)D; language processing problems; math difficulties; poor motivation; low academic self-esteem; poor social, organizational and study skills; and performance anxiety. By fostering independence and self-advocacy in their clients, ETs help them take control of their learning. Email for more info!
Dolce Vita Laser Center- One Step “Ahead of the Curve”
Dolce Vita Laser Center can reverse the signs of aging, while restoring beauty & self-confidence using state of the art, safe, and effective non-invasive laser treatments individualized for your specific needs.  The center is owned and operated by Dr. Cesar Caldera Sr., a board-certified OBGYN with over 30 years of expertise and knowledge in gynecology and cosmetic surgery. The staff’s main goal is to provide 100% customer satisfaction, along with a relaxing & professional environment.  Treatment options include: • Laser Cellulite Reduction and Body Contouring • Laser Acne/Scar treatments • Laser Hair Removal • Laser Facial Resurfacing • Laser Hyper-pigmentation Treatment (Age spot, Sun spots, Melasma) • Laser Vein Treatment • Laser Stretch Mark Treatment • Laser Skin Tightening • Botox/Dermal Fillers • Vaginal Cosmetic Surgery (vaginal tightening, labia reduction, vaginal rejuvenation) Stay one step ‘ahead of the curve’ – Visit & get 20% off any cosmetic procedures when you mention the Jen’s List advertisement.
Tutor Leads
Elementary Teacher & Literacy Tutor
Local Teacher and Former Literacy Coach Carly Brydon will be accepting new tutoring clients, she has experience in Intervention and Summer School Curriculum, and has worked for LAUSD training summer school teachers.  Set up sessions for your child, and make sure that they’re ready for the next school year! Sessions can be set up one-on-one or small group, at your home or local library. Contact her directly at
Your child can discover a whole new way to learn for success in school/life!
The Right Side of Learning is run by two moms with a wealth of experience in Tutoring and Educational Psychology. They offer convenient, in-home tutoring in all academic areas, grades K-12. Their warm, friendly tutors have a wide range of specialized skills allowing them to fully meet your child’s exact learning needs. They also have products and programs for Right-Brained Thinkers. Call Suzanne               310-947-2662         310-947-2662
ROSIE’S TUTORING….for budding young minds!
JENNIFER ROSE is available for private tutoring children grades K-5th grade in your home or mine! She has a MASTERS DEGREE and California Teaching Credential and taught in the Beverly Hills Unified School District as well as being an alumni. She help with homework, test prep and organizational skills! CONTACT
Literacy Expert/Classroom Teacher available for home schooling and tutoring!
Carly Brydon has taught 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade and worked as a literacy coach She specializes in small group intervention strategies for both language arts and math. She will be accepting new clients for both spring and summer….most schools will NOT be having summer school, this is a great way to insure that your student is ready for next year!! contact her at or               415-269-9972         415-269-9972
Photography Leads & Specials
In honor of Mother’s Day – Father’s Day and Graduation or whatever other special occasion you may be celebrating – Because Laura is such a believer of updating your kids photo’s and surprising friends and family with great photography, she is offering a photo shoot with 35 images on a cd – (regular 20)  – for $200! The first 4 will receive a free 8×10! Not only does a photo make a great gift – so does a photo shoot! Call               818.991.2080         818.991.2080 or email for more info!
Mommy & Daddy Actors! Keepin’ it real – if you are not getting the calls you want, you need new headshots. Kristi Lynes, named a Top Headshot Photographer by Hollywood Weekly, is a mommy, too! Her shots are vibrant, soulful and “pop” in thumbnails for online submissions. Her prices are reasonable, her approach savvy and her environment comfortable and safe. Check out to see samples or her work. 15% off to Jen’s List members
Bring back the glory days of carefree gaming with a rousing round of new-school bingo-at a restaurant. This twist on the classic is completely self-contained and portable, with punch-through icons to mark success in bingo (and not chewing with their mouths open).They’ll call it like they see it: veggies, doggy bag, full belly? Bingo! Make it home with your sanity intact 6.375 x 8.375 inches; set of 12 unique cards for 12 players or multiple games
Announce Your New Puppy or Your Pet Adoption with Family and Friends in Style!
Find New pet announcements, pet adoption announcements, new puppy announcements; so many stylish and hip designs to choose from. View the entire pet announcement collection; finally a site offering ultra hip, modern, and all around unique, pet announcement designs to choose from. Your family pet deserves the best toys for your cat or dog’s playful nature, see spot run carries the entire West Paw design dog toys collection and many comfortable & cushioned eco friendly dog beds (that are also groovy to look at!) They carry the entire West Paw design pet bed collection , and an extensive pet products line, which includes an extensive organic catnip and cat toy collection. All of the pet products are hip and stylish as well as earth friendly; and for those dogs with ultra play power, West Paw design dog days are ultra durable.
Laker BasketBall Camp
Session 1:  June 28th – July 1st (9am – 4pm)
Session 2:  July 5th – July 8th (9am – 4pm)
Roybal Learning Center features 11 full indoor and outdoor courts on a campus that is less than two years old. Camp Lakers will again include world-class instruction from Lakers staff and players. Camp Lakers focuses on providing young players with a program that improves their overall basketball skills in a fun and challenging environment. They strive to instill in all camp participants the importance of hard work, teamwork, dedication and sportsmanship both on and off the court. The camp is designed to help players of all skill levels and abilities and promotes learning from a positive coaching environment. $325 a session. Email or call               310-426-6055         310-426-6055 for more info
1200 W. Colton St. in Los Angeles
Pick up the Perfect Piece of Jewelry for Mothers Day
Genuine DIAMOND chip pendants, Custom INITIAL necklaces, Fine SILVER and much, much more! Mention “Jens List” PRIOR TO PURCHASE and receive 20% OFF your order (excludes sale items). Hurry, offer is only good for a LIMITED TIME!
The Rockaholix are HERE!
These pint size rockers hail from the Valley and range in age from 8-15. These kids are writing and performing their own original music as well as playing some of rocks biggest hits! The Rockaholix are the real deal, and ready to rock your world! Check them out
Calling All Baseball Pitchers
All Ages–Learn the basic mechanics of your pitching motion, then concentrate on grips and pitch location. Improve control and put less pressure on your valuable arm! Throw more strikes and have more fun! Learn sinkers, sliders, circle change, and much more. Call Tim Plodinec– Former Professional Pitcher and Coach at               (818)857-9351         (818)857-9351 for more info!
There is a fantastic new iphone App that totally keeps my kids occupied in a pinch and is a steal for 99cents. Here’s a summary of how it works and where you can find it – Wacky Chatter is a new iPhone “edu-tainment” app that operates like a slot machine, allowing kids to combine three sentence elements (pronouns, verbs and nouns) into unique phrases that are spoken by the app’s 20 colorful, unique character voices. You can find Wacky Chatter at the App Store or you can visit to see reviews, video demos, sound files, features and educational benefits of the app.
Are You Obsessed with Beauty Lotions and Potions?
Do you want to know when your favorite brands are launching new products? If you want to know about the latest trends, treatments and how to get the looks you long for, check out Sign up for the weekly IBBmail and you’ll be the first to know about beauty events, giveaways and breaking beauty news.
Bubble Parties
Offers fun-filled entertainment for kids’ parties and events. This is kid-fun that even adults find engaging. Kids are mesmerized by bubbles of all shapes and sizes: square bubbles, triangular bubbles, gigantic rainbow bubbles… and each child gets to go inside a bubble! Jen’s Listers always get 10% off. Referral discounts available for repeat parties as well. Call 818-350-BUBL(2825) for more info.
Amazing Deals on Birthday Party Locations, Kids Activities and Sports Events
Finally, a MORNING Preschool Program for Toddlers and 2’s!
They offer an authentic emergent curriculum in a nurturing and intimate environment with a variety of schedules.  Please call Rachel Gates at               323-882-6032         323-882-6032 to schedule a visit with your child. Come relish in the importance of PLAY!  LIMITED TIME ONLY FOR OPEN TODDLER ENROLLMENT NOW THROUGH SUMMER! The Valley Huntley Preschool offers a developmental program at 3863 Broadlawn Drive in Universal City
Other locations: 803 N. Alfred Street in West Hollywood and 723 Huntley Drive in  West Hollywood
Lauren Barrett, a former SONY artist and founder of Sessions Songwriting LLC, has created a fun and educational class teaching children how to write pop songs like Jason Myraz, Mylie Cyrus, and Colbie Caillat! Sessions Songwriting™ is a new way for your kids to express themselves through writing, singing and recording! Whether it’s one-on-one private sessions or a group of friends wanting to write a song together, each child will record their original song and be given a produced CD as a keepsake.  Each song makes a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for family and friends! Lauren teaches her Sessions™ curriculum at Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, Oakwood School, Mirman School, Pilgrim School, and The Center for Early Education. First class is half off for all new students! For more info call :               323-377-5433         323-377-5433 or visit   
Kickboxing – SCTC Kickboxing
A high-energy exercise and kickboxing bag class offered M/W/F at 9:30 AM in Sherman Oaks. Improve your cardio conditioning and fitness and tone muscles while relieving stress by punching and kicking the heavy bag. Mention Jen’s List for a free two class trial. Call               818-907-5744         818-907-5744 or email for more information
Gisele Tune Clothing and Shoes
Mention Jens List and receive 20% off your purchases
12660 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City
              818 980-1196         818 980-1196
Pilates Studio City – ANNEX
New Class!! Pre Natal Yoga Fridays at 11:30am  – Only $15 (or purchase a series and save!) With instructor Michelle Tibbs Pre Natal Yoga helps the expecting mother explore the journey of her pregnancy with a mind body connection – bonding her with her baby in a supernatural way. It helps strengthens the body for child bearing and aids in relieving the common discomforts the body experiences during pregnancy.  Class will also join you with other expecting mothers, allowing you to freely discuss any issues, concerns, joys or excitements of becoming a mother. Please Call to register:               (818) 980-5830         (818) 980-5830
5223 Laurel Canyon Blvd. in Valley Village, Ca 91607
Getting Away From it All on a Budget
If you’re on a tight budget this season but don’t want to miss out on a vacation, there are plenty of ways to save money on warm weather getaways. Check out these great ideas for cutting costs and saving money from
Have your child meet, read and leave picture for Niner Parikkh who casts Disneys That’s So Raven, Cory In The House, Soul Surfers, Imagination Movers etc, and Debbie Entin of Rising Talent Management during a fun and informative workshop. Ages 6-18. Everyone will get a written feedback. Saturday, April 24th, 1-3pm, Valley West Actors Space 22743 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills. For more information email or               818-222-7484         818-222-7484 $75
The Help Group SPRING RESOURCE FAIR for Children with AUTISM other SPECIAL NEEDS
A FREE opportunity to learn about the wonderful CHILDREN’S RESOURCES. Los Angeles has to offer its SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY.
SATURDAY – MAY 15th from 11:00am – 3:00pm
12101 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles 90066
Parking in structure on Inglewood, just north of Washington Blvd.
There will be exhibitors representing:
Twins Everything You Want to Know About
Don’t miss this rare gathering of six of the country’s top experts in the field of twins’ development, genetics, and psychotherapy, hosted by the UCLA Center for Society and Genetics and moderated by former 60 Minutes producer Abigail Pogrebin, author of “One and the Same.” UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Lenart Auditorium Tuesday May 18th at 7:00 pm (promptly)
RSVP: or               (310) 267-5471         (310) 267-5471
Admission: Free (parking is $10)
Have Kids DVD’s That Your Kids No Longer Watch?
This organization accepts donations. They provide “movie libraries” to children’s hospitals and pediatric departments in the U.S. and South Africa, but can only take DVDs’-they prefer original cases, but it’s not necessary! Check out Mail DVD’s to Barta/Kid Flicks, 11755 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles. CA 90025. #1450
Radio Psychic Dr Linda Salvin
KBIG, KLSX, KABC offers private consultations, healings, chanellings and spiritual candle line, Wicks of Wisdom as seen on TV. Salvin became psychic after surviving a plane crash. Her astounding accuracy helps people everywhere. Five years into her radio career, she realized people wanted more so she developed her spiritual candle line, Wicks of Wisdom to help attract love, money, luck, health. Listen to her radio show on her own station, too. Call               818-788 6077         818-788 6077 or visit for more info.
Baby/child/beauty industry! Debby is looking for someone with sales/marketing background with a focus on mass retail outlets. She has a one of a kind product; it is in over 60 boutiques worldwide, has been featured on TV and won various awards! She is NOT looking for a sales rep; she is looking for a business partner. Becoming part this company would require some financial contribution. Be part of this amazing product with her – Email