| Oct 3, 2012
| 7:25 PM
The Glendale City Council on Tuesday created a last-minute three-tier system regulating smoking in outdoor dining areas — a move that will increase the number of smokers able to be accommodated at some restaurants.
The change to what had initially...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Glendale police say more than $18,000 in donations have poured in for an 81-year-old waitress who lost her life savings to an overseas scam.
Checks for Glendale resident Antonia Becerra — a waitress for 44 years at the landmark French restaurant...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:00 AM
The L'Eden Restaurant & Bar sits on the corner of Tampa and Madison streets in downtown Tampa, about five blocks away from where the Republican National Convention was held this week.
The owner and executive chef, Gerard Jamgotchian, sat down with me...
| Jun 17, 2012
When Frank's Restaurant, a Burbank landmark, went dark in March, a collective cry went out from Clybourn to Alameda avenues, from Forest Lawn to Bel Aire drives.
The Media City has seen too many of its longtime restaurants, dives and greasy spoons...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 3:37 PM
For the third time, the Glendale City Council on Tuesday is slated to review a slew of options that could further restrict smoking in the city.
The council was scheduled to consider changing rules that limit smoking inside apartment buildings and at...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 3:16 PM
The literal translation of Iguanas Ranas is “iguanas frogs.” Strange name for a restaurant.
The real meaning makes more sense. The play on words is used in Mexico as a response to a farewell, something akin to “same to you.”...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:30 PM
The former site of the controversial Montrose Collection, which has sat vacant since 2010, will become home to a new restaurant — Chandelier — after the owner addressed concerns about inadequate parking and gave assurances that the business...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:25 PM
A quick show of hands here: How many SoCal cities have a resident Cuban restaurant? Not many, eh? Well, Glendale stands tall in this regard. Mambo’s Café, at the corner of Victory Boulevard and Western Avenue, serves lunch and dinner, with live...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Spanish-speaking Catholics celebrated across the region Wednesday as they came to terms with the fact that Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina had been selected as the first Latin American pontiff.
Bergoglio, 76, is the first non-European pope,...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:17 PM
A member of the family that created Zankou Chicken is staking his name — actually his brother's — on his ability to replicate the success of the rotisserie chicken chain with a new Mexican restaurant called Ara's Tacos.
Steve Iskenderian, 34,...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 3:54 PM
A bill introduced this week by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to protect against what he called “shakedown lawsuits” comes as 12 businesses in his district face similar legal action for not posting simple signage — violations...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Restaurants looking to move into La Cañada Flintridge may be required to provide parking spaces based on the size of their operations, rather than a set number.
Currently, eating and drinking establishments outside of the Foothill Boulevard area have...