| 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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:28 PM
Four men were arrested on suspicion of beating up a bartender outside Giggles Nightclub after he refused to serve them drinks and instead offered to buy them hot dogs, police said.
The 41-year-old bartender told officers the nightclub in the 200 block of...
| 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 23, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Writer/director Edgar Wright first became known in the U.K. for the TV series “Spaced.” His fame spread internationally when he reteamed with “Spaced” stars/cowriters Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to make “Shaun of the Dead&...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:04 PM
On a recent Saturday night at Flintridge Proper, well-dressed couples and multi-generational families occasionally left their tables or bar stools to talk to people they knew across the room.
The 3,000-square-foot La Cañada Flintridge bar and restaurant...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Soup-dumpling temple Din Tai Fung is about to open its doors at the Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale, with exclusive truffle soup dumplings and a full bar. Its debut is scheduled for Monday.
Located next to the lobby entrance of Nordstrom,...