The true tale of a white boy from Oakland doesn’t hold back from good, bad, and ugly

Raw Read  The true tale of a white boy from Oakland doesn’t hold back from good, bad, and ugly. By Kristine Abrams Gresh Moshe Kasher’s Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16 is definitely raw, honest, and extremely real. A memoir is best when the reader can tell the author isn’t holding back. And Moshe doesn’t hold ...

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Pucker up for these secrets to a perfect pout

Ooh La La Lips  Pucker up for these secrets to a perfect pout. By Elizabeth Hausman   If you’ve ever dreamt about having full voluptuous lips but feared you’d wind up looking like a duck, now is the time you may want to reconsider doing something about it. As technology, training, and injection techniques improve, there are now options available that deliver a smooth, natural look and feel. If you’re t ...

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Perfect pancakes: Mama G offers up an easy, breezy, fluffy breakfast dish

Perfect Pancakes  Mama G offers up an easy, breezy, fluffy breakfast dish.   Pancakes are an outstanding comfort food that will make you swoon. They make breakfast exciting and weekends a little more special. Pancakes are simple, but one wonderful bite immediately reminds us we can have a taste of heaven on earth.   Mama G’s Pancakes Yield: 12 pancakes Ingredients Olive oil as needed for cooking 1 ...

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Local stylist Martin Weston explains how a few small tweaks to your hairstyle can yield big results

Baby Steps Local stylist Martin Weston explains how a few small tweaks to your hairstyle can yield big results. How do you add a bit of Valentine’s Day va va voom to a 20-year-old humdrum hairstyle? Like samplings from that heart shaped box of chocolates, you do it a little at a time. As in all relationships, we can grow a bit meh with the same old thing every day. Raise your hand if you’ve known a couple w ...

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Judge Gerald A. Williams on what you need to know about wage garnishments

Garnishments  Judge Gerald A. Williams on what you need to know about wage garnishments. I have yet to meet anyone who was happy that their wages were being garnished. A garnishment is a court order that allows a percentage of your salary to go directly to someone who a court has previously concluded you need to pay. Although some garnishments are for child support, most garnishments are filed to collect on ...

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The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4×4 opens up a world of fun

Put a Little Gravel in Your Travel  The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 opens up a world of fun If you don’t live in Phoenix, you might not understand how one could be driving around in a Jeep Wrangler with the top down on a sunny 76 degree day and then be tearing through the snow the following morning. That’s the beauty of living in 85086. Go ahead, open your back door in February, let in a little fresh a ...

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Tim Maki: Local insurance agent offers customized coverage

Tim Maki         Local insurance agent offers customized and cost-effective coverage at his independent agency.   What were the circumstances surrounding you opening your business? I opened Maki Insurance in 2007 after leaving American Family Insurance to open up my own independent agency. I have been in the insurance business for more than 30 years. Why did you decide to open your business in the Nort ...

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Wild Vines: Local wine bar serves up vino and more

Wild Vines  Local wine bar serves up vino and more. By Andrew Leach   Wild Vines may be billed as a wine bar, but it offers up more than vino. In addition to a robust wine selection, you’ll find culinary gems too. When you arrive, you’re sure to be greeted by the bartender or a server with a smile. There’s open seating, so feel free to select a table inside or outside, whichever fits your preference. M ...

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Locals are Carnegie Hall bound with ProMusica Arizona

Bravo! Locals are Carnegie Hall bound with ProMusica Arizona.   By Sondra Barr and Michelle Talsma Everson Photo by CMQ Photos LLC In 2003, a group of local musicians and singers met in an Anthem living room with the goal of forming a chorale and orchestra in the North Valley. Now, almost 14 years and more than 150 performances later, ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) has grown to nearly 100 singers and instrum ...

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Five tips for achieving personal and business happiness

Career Lessons Five tips for achieving personal and business happiness. By Toni Tantlinger One bit of conventional wisdom has it that to achieve success people must take a nose-to-grindstone, burn-the-midnight-oil approach. But that’s the wrong way to look at things, says Scott MacDonald, a seasoned CEO and author of Saving Investa: How An Ex-Factory Worker Helped Save One of Australia’s Iconic Companies. “ ...

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