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Saturday, March 27, 2004

Los Encinos Easter Egg Hunt 2004

We attended this event last year (pictures here) and loved it. Coming from a small town myself, I am always on the look out for small scale events that remind me of home. Too many events in LA turn into huge mob scenes with tens of thousands of people. This event is well-organized and a day of old-fashioned fun for everyone involved. Barring any major conflicts, we will be there again this year.

Here is the info from their email:

Bring the the whole family and join us for the Los Encinos State Historic Park Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 10th, from 1 to 3 PM. In addition to egg hunts for kids ranging from toddlers to around 10, there will be games, a working blacksmith shop, music of the 19th Century, historic costumes and much more.

Los Encinos State Historic Park is located at 16756 Moorpark St., Encino CA 91436-1068

The Easter Egg hunt has been an annual Los Encinos tradition for many years, and is our most popular event.

The Easter Egg hunt schedule is as follows:

Toddlers to Age 2: 1:30
Ages 3-4: 2:00
Ages 5 and older: 2:30

For more information, Phone: 818-784-4849, email LAHA@pacbell.net or visit us on the web at http://www.lahacal.org/losencinos.html

Friday, March 26, 2004

Career-Op Book of the Week

Each week, I try to offer a book recommendation to readers of my Career Opportunities column. Here is this weeks entry.

Zero Space: Moving Beyond Organizational Limits

Career-Op: Don't make outsourcing easy
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

The most dreaded word to high-tech workers today is outsourcing. Newspapers, magazines and television programs are filled with stories about high-tech jobs moving overseas, to India and other countries, while high-tech workers in the States remain unemployed. While the effects of outsourcing, both good and bad, are being debated every day, the very nature of your work, and the relative anonymity of high-tech workers, can make it easier to outsource your job. If you want to protect yourself from outsourcing, you need to make sure that management knows who you are, exactly what you do for the company – and how well you do it.

Theater for Kids...and parents!

Just got this note from the Geffen Playhouse regarding shows for the younger set. A few months ago this same group did a shortened version of Moliere. The price is right, only $2 each for kids and $6 for bigger kids (i.e. adults).

Here is the information from the email...

Parson's Nose Productions is Back at the Geffen...

Critically acclaimed Theater Troupe Parson's Nose Productions returns to the Geffen Playhouse with Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. In this classic "commedia" farce newly adapted by Lance Davis, a put upon servant, Truffaldino, gets caught trying to please two masters at the same time as chaos and hilarity ensues.

It's all part of the Geffen Playhouse's mission to introduce and educate new audiences through live, affordable, theater productions.

Parson's Nose Productions specializes in one-hour adaptations of classical theater suitable for the entire family. Servant of Two Masters is a perfect way to entertain children ages 5 and up while introducing them to live theater. Better yet, Parson's Nose Productions will have parents as well as kids leaving the theater laughing and clapping! Performing three shows only at the Geffen Playhouse:

April 3, 2004 at 11:00AM
April 10, 2004 at 11:00AM
April 17, 2004 at 11:00AM

Tickets are $2 for children and $6 for adults. Free Balloons and snacks for everyone after the show.

Tickets are going fast. Call the box office at 310-208-5454 to purchase tickets or E-mail us at boxoffice@geffenplayhouse.com

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Intuit Upgrades Quicken 2004 for Mac OS X

Intuit has just release Quicken 2004 R3, an update to their popular personal finance software.

You can download the release by visiting this link to VersionTracker.com


Monday, March 22, 2004

The web comes through again...

Hats off to the folks over at This is...OS X. I had a client who installed the latest Mac OS X 10.3.3 update, only to have the Finder hang every time she tried to access her hard disk. A quick search on Google lead me to their pages where, far down on the page, 2 sentences held the answer to my question.

It seems having a server alias in the Finder sidebar can cause the Finder to sit-and-spin endlessly. Logging in from another computer, we were able to access the disk and remove the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist. Another reboot and the client was back to work.

Thanks again to everyone at This is...OS X.

Sunday, March 21, 2004



Saturday, March 27 and Sunday March 28, 2004

11 AM- 4:00 PM

Go back in time at the Natural History Museum to investigate some Dino-Mite creatures! Try out a dinosaur scavenger hunt, visit with today’s Dino ancestors, and create T-Rex art!