| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:13 PM
Editor's note: While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published May 15, 2010.
Each Saturday morning I open the local newspaper and am shocked to see my scraggly,...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Amid increasing enrollment and state budget cuts, UC tuition hikes are on the table, ABC7 reported.
UC undergraduate students currently pay approximately $12,000 for basic tuition. Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, tuition under the proposed plan...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Mixology fever has swept Los Angeles, with house-made syrups, fresh juices and craft spirits popping up on menus from downtown to West Hollywood. Now AKA Bistro, in Old Town Pasadena, is betting that thirsty patrons in the area are ready to stir up...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Witnessing rockabilly originator Ray Campi in performance can be an unforgettable experience. Decked out in colorful, custom-tailored western wardrobe, letting fly with a biting vocal style reminiscent of a rebel war cry while balanced, mid-air, atop...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:44 AM
On paper, singer-songwriter Lisa Finnie seems like one more soft-strumming aspirant in that voluminous coven of often less-than-engaging soul-bearing sisters, but in performance, the Pasadena native gently conjures a mixture of lush atmospherics and...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 3:35 PM
The StillRoom gets its name from the so-called area in grand homes of yore where liquors, medicines, oils and the like were distilled, infused and brewed. It is a fitting name for this charming new addition to the Pasadena fine dining scene not only...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:55 PM
According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, independent restaurants are struggling. Since the start of the recession, American consumers increased their patronage of larger chain restaurants and decreased the number of meals at mom-and-pop...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 11:05 AM
Booze conosuers are putting forth their best efforts to get Gov. Jerry Brown to sign bill into law that would overturn a ban on serving cocktails made with infused alcohol in the state, Laist.com reported.
For almost the past 100 years it has been...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:14 AM
San Marino Police Department apologized to residents in a statement Thursday for not doing more to stop a protest outside Wells Fargo CFO Tim Sloan’s San Marino home Wednesday night, accodring to San Marino Patch.
About one hundred protesters...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:00 AM
It was just before 7 p.m. and Venice resident Ramon Kang had already consumed 10 Coors Lite beers inside the dimly lit bar at the Elks Lodge.
After three hours of drinking, his blood alcohol level was at .12 and police officials were now ready to test...
| 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...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Carmine Sardo leads a double life much akin to that of a comic book superhero. By day, he's a mild-mannered merchant, tending to his La Crescenta auto and boat upholstery business. After dark, Sardo is transmogrified into a musical crusader, a player of...