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Christopher Brothers, La Cañada natives, rising to popularity

Christopher Brothers, La Cañada natives, rising to popularity

Things are getting weird for the Christopher Brothers, a teenage band that aims to do for La Cañada Flintridge what you-know-who did for Liverpool.

Punk musicians revel in old-school concert

Punk musicians revel in old-school concert

The spirit of first-wave punk rock landed with a bang at Viva Cantina in Burbank on Sunday night, with a four-hour concert headlined by L.A.'s the Gears and a farewell set by the elegantly fun Pearl Harbour. It was hosted by the club's monthly "Messaround"...

DVD Review: Sitcom roots show in Cox's directorial debut

DVD Review: Sitcom roots show in Cox's directorial debut

The "Scream" series notwithstanding, Courteney Cox has spent most of her career in the sitcom universe, so it probably shouldn't be a surprise that her directorial feature debut, "Just Before I Go," seems to be in that universe as well. The film had only a...

Dining Review: All'acqua in Atwater Village is elegance across the border

Dining Review: All'acqua in Atwater Village is elegance across the border

Atwater Village has become the it place for food and drink lately. Just over the Glendale border, Atwater Village is worth the drive to their Sunday Farmers...

Pauly Shore stands back up

Pauly Shore stands back up

Pauly Shore has been there and back. The son of Comedy Store founder Mitzi Shore and comedian Sammy Shore rose to fame in the ‘90s with his own MTV series, “Totally Pauly,” and big-screen hits such as “Encino Man.” More than two...

Film Review: French mob story chases emotional truth

Film Review: French mob story chases emotional truth

French director Andre Techine has been making films for 40 years, rarely getting as much attention in the U.S. as many lesser contemporaries. He had something of a commercial breakthrough here — by foreign film standards, at least — with “...

Dining Review: Juicers have a sweet spot for Acai berries

Dining Review: Juicers have a sweet spot for Acai berries

Açai (ah-sigh-ee) berries are all the rage right now. They're touted as a superfood with disease-fighting properties. A growing trend is to enjoy them in an açai bowl. You're more likely to find açai bowls in Silver Lake or Venice, but...

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Read On: We should welcome the rain

Read On: We should welcome the rain

I’m not sure we’re yet taking this drought thing quite as seriously as we should here in Southern California. Because let me tell you, it’s a really big deal. Water is pretty close...