| 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,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
After over a year of construction, Glendale's Five Star Cinema is open and its owners are betting that Glendale residents are ready to pay premium prices, such as almost $20 per ticket, for a luxury movie-going experience.
The theater, which was...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Smokers soon won’t be able to light up in or near parks, restaurants patios and other public places in La Cañada Flintridge.
The City Council approved an ordinance on Monday night that bans smoking at or within 20 feet of city-owned property,...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:32 AM
A conspicuous vacancy at the eastern gateway of Montrose Shopping Park for more than seven months, the site of the former Rocky Cola Café may soon reopen as a restaurant and bar under different ownership and a new name.
City operating permits and a...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:29 PM
After Jerry Uebel retired from his role as a Glendale community police officer in 2007, he mulled the idea of running a restaurant.
Then he discovered WingStop, a Texas-based chain that specializes in chicken wings, which he thought would be a perfect...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:47 AM
The co-owner of an Italian restaurant that’s been in Glendale for 30 years has taken a unique approach to gauging the interest of anyone interested in buying her share of the business. She’s placed an ad on Craigslist.
The listing, posted...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s bill reforming Proposition 65 looks likely to become law, and no one is happier than the business owner whose suggestion spurred the legislation.
AB 227, which passed the Assembly state Senate with unanimous votes, modifies...
| May 13, 2013
| 9:23 AM
DineEquity Inc. isn't a name that would be familiar to most people, but they've probably eaten at one of the Glendale company's well-known restaurant chains: Applebee's and IHOP.
The first International House of Pancakes opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, a...
| May 23, 2013
A restaurant patron was arrested Saturday after he allegedly refused to pay for his $46 squid and steak dinner that he claimed was "too rare," and then assaulted workers who tried to stop him from fleeing, police said.
Joseph Lee was taken into...
| May 23, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A burglar pried open a security door and stole an undisclosed amount of cash Wednesday from a Riverside Rancho neighborhood sushi restaurant, police said.
The owner of Sushi Nishi-Ya arrived at his business in the 1700 block of Victory Boulevard at about...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would protect businesses against "shakedown lawsuits" sailed through the state Assembly Friday on a unanimous vote.
The bill was Gatto's attempt to remedy what small-business owners in his district...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:09 PM
The Civil Justice Assn. of California congratulates California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto on his bill AB 227, which is currently on Gov. Brown's desk awaiting signature. This bill, if signed, will help to curb an area of abusive Proposition 65 lawsuits....