| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Though last year saw a number of Honolulu Avenue eateries close their doors, new ones quickly pop up to take their place. One of the newest to debut in the Montrose shopping district is Thee Elbow Room, a petite-sized coffee and lunch spot, replacing...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:21 AM
A few exits east of La Cañada Flintridge, in a mini-mall anchored by a security-bar-heavy liquor store, sits a little restaurant with a big heart. Pizza of Venice oozes neighborliness and a spirit of unbridled experimentation. The one long, communal table...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:13 PM
After 50 years in Glendale, Red Carpet Wine & Spirits is pulling up stakes and moving to Arcadia.
To some, it’s the end of an era.
Glendale city spokesman Tom Lorenz said he bought cigars at Red Carpet to hand out after the birth of his first...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:25 PM
If the thought of beautiful French wines, savory foods and the infinitely delightful landscape of Provence in the South of France were teasing your palate, then the annual Los Altos Auxiliary of Hathaway-Sycamores Wine Tasting party was the place for you....
| May 7, 2014
| 1:39 PM
A couple of weekend's ago I slipped away to visit daughter Heather and her children, Catherine and Ryan.
Catherine and Ryan were both in a play called "The David Show" at their church. The play was adorably clever and it gave each child a moment in...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:19 PM
“That’s a nice song,” I said. I was shooting whiskey with rogue warriors from Australia in a makeshift bar in the dusty Vietnamese village of Phuoc Tuy.
“Thanks mate! It’s our national anthem,” Capt. Preston responded....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:02 PM
With some businesses moving on and others moving in, Montrose’s main business district is getting a makeover this summer.
A few weeks ago, Three Drunken Goats, a tapas and wine bar, closed its doors, surprising neighboring businesses and Honolulu...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Danielle Sadd is a rare breed of entertainer in Los Angeles: a native, who can sing a soulful rendition of “The Sister Act” opening and crack killer jokes about falling in love with guys named Taylor at Starbucks.
She’s so local that...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, together with Le Petit Vendome, La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Endowment Fund and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce are presenting the 12th Annual Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting and Premium Wine Auction on...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Perched alongside State Route 2, Newcomb's Ranch maintains its rustic, homestyle feel at 75.
Twenty-eight miles up a winding road, wind whipping your face, a person can get mighty parched. Thank goodness for Newcomb's Ranch. Celebrating their 75th...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
When it comes to wine, Tuesdays are for tastings. Three area wine shops offer terrific Tuesday night tipples for a small fee. The fourth shop is strictly a Friday/Saturday thing but it's too good to omit.
Tap beer is everywhere at the moment but wine on...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:42 PM
What a strange day Sunday was — not at all like the usual weather we experience toward the end of July. A cloudy day in July is hardly ever on the weatherperson's menu, or mine, for that matter.
I kind of enjoyed not having the hot sun already...