| Aug 25, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The buzz around Trattoria Neapolis, the new fine-dining establishment on South Lake Avenue, is almost deafening. But there's a lot to buzz about. The venue is spectacular, the service is impeccable, the cocktails are exhilarating, the wine and beer...
| Jan 19, 2012
Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out.
Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
| May 25, 2012
| 12:23 PM
San Sebastian's old town may be the most food-intensive neighborhood in the world, with street after street of pintxos bars and taverns and roaring restaurants, and hundreds of counters heaped with shellfish, hams and roasted meat — the answer to...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 10:48 PM
Long before Jocelyn Chia became a member of the Crescenta Valley High girls' golf team, she participated in numerous American Junior Golf Assn. tournaments across California.
Traveling to different venues from Los Angeles to the Bay Area, Chia worked...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 6:23 PM
Viva Cantina in Burbank was the place to be this past Sunday evening, as veteran music critic Jonny Whiteside held the latest edition of his annual Messaround concert showcase.
Now in its eighth installment, the Messaround featured a wide variety of...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 1:06 PM
While most swimmers his age were figuring out high school swimming at the junior varsity level, Crescenta Valley High freshman Young Tae Seo was putting a successful varsity team on his shoulders and draping CIF and Masters Meet medals around his neck....
| Oct 9, 2010
As a typical restaurant-going consumer who enjoys seeing entrepreneurs succeed, I sometimes want to take new restaurant owners aside and make some suggestions.
Often, they simply don't prioritize correctly. Yes, quality of food is important. But so...
| Aug 25, 2010
Whatever happened to jazz? It was once popular enough to have an entire decade named after it. But the last few years have not been as kind. Sure, the music is as good as ever, and there are more than a few cultish admirers who make it a point to discover...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 6:19 PM
Have you ever wondered how to get rid of your back pain? Have you ever wondered how you got the crazy back pain in the first place? Statistics have shown that 80% of Americans have had some kind of lower back pain. I have been one of those statistics...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 6:04 PM
The dimly lit Big Fish Bar & Grill is brewing with excitement on a Wednesday night. A full parking lot and a jukebox blaring Pink Floyd can only mean one thing — members of the Reunion, a local dart league, are perfecting their throws in a game...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 1:03 PM
So I turned 44 last week. Not old. But certainly not young.
I’m tempted to ride my kids’ skateboard, confident I could still show them a thing or two. But I know if I do, I’ll be that guy on “America’s Funniest Home Videos&...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:28 PM
The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA held a fundraising event at its regional headquarters in Glendale on Aug. 14 in which the organization raised more than $15,000 for domestic violence outreach objectives.
It was the first such fundraising event...