| May 26, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Within moments of stepping into Gevork Kazanchyan's Eagle Rock home, his mother Mary has placed a copper-colored jazzve of Armenian coffee on the stove. “How sweet would you like it?” she asks with a smile. A demitasse of the ultra-potent brew...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:38 PM
So your sweetheart wants to go out on the town for Valentine's Day? Dinner can be pricey and reservations hard to get. How about cocktails, small bites and entertainment till the wee hours of the morning? Can this be found in Glendale? Absolutely. Here'...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2010
Anton Arboleda grabbed his driver, removing the head cover, a bear surrounded by blue and gold — the mascot, colors and insignia of the UCLA Bruins.
It's Arboleda's skill with a driver, and all the other clubs in his golf bag, which has helped him...
| Jun 26, 2010
At my age, the only time I see white people dancing is at weddings or on YouTube but a little bar in Burbank may soon change my frame of reference. The place I'm talking about is Joe's Great American Bar & Grill, and every Tuesday night this long lost...
| Jun 1, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Thousands of area residents renewed travel regimens this Memorial Day weekend, pouring onto highways and into airports as the nation officially ushered in the summer travel season.
Be it falling gas prices, enticing hotel and car rental...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...