| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:21 PM
There's a secret spot in the Americana with a wicked hamburger and a mean Mai Tai. You won't find it street side as you wander down shopping lanes. You probably won't see it from the fountain or green. No, this hidden gem is up three escalators, past...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Glendale hit its economic development goals for the past fiscal year, with big businesses filling up office space and the city developing a nascent night-life sector, according to a recent city report.
Philip Lanzafame, Glendale's officer for...
| 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&...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Continuing with my wrap-up of the best Happy Hours in town, this week focuses on the 626 and 323 area codes. There is an overabundance of great Happy Hours in Pasadena, South Pas, Eagle Rock and Highland Park. Here is an incomplete list:
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:20 PM
A 38-year-old North Hollywood man lost a chunk of his eyebrow early Sunday during a fight outside of Giggles Nightclub in Glendale, police said.
Officers found the man, whose name wasn’t released, about 2 a.m. in the alley behind the night club...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:56 PM
I have a friend who swears she healed her son's serious brain injury with food. Antioxidants, omega-3s, pure proteins — she found them in blueberries, eggs and other nutrition-packed foods and helped pave his road to health. Even if you're not...