| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, 818! Happy New Year's Eve! Today is Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 57 degrees and a low of 34 degrees with frost in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. For those...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:35 AM
People are very opinionated about sushi. First of all, you have to like it. Let's assume you do. You're going to want it fresh, that's a given. But after that, are you a hand roll person or do you prefer straight sashimi? Will you be satisfied with only...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:16 PM
It’s 3 o’clock on a Monday afternoon. I’m between errands, by myself and hungry. Many of my favorite restaurants are closed on Monday or awkwardly empty in the late afternoon. Can’t handle fast food. But wait, there it is, orange...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Locals have four more weeks to see a remarkable exhibit on the history and culture of Route 66 at the Autry National Center of the American West, which curated the show. The exhibit goes far beyond the surface history of America’s...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:12 PM
While working at Once Upon a Time bookstore in Montrose, there’s a question employee Romy Griepp hears every day.
Patrons ask whether or not she knows what’s going on with the two longtime vacant storefronts nearby, located at 2200 and 2201...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 12:48 AM
Thanksgiving vacation is near. The family is coming to town. Thursday, everyone will be busy preparing food, talking and eating. What about Friday through Sunday? How will you keep them entertained?
A movie is always a great idea. Burbank’s AMC...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:23 PM
L.A. Fitness and a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant will be setting up shop in the Glendale Marketplace, which has seen several businesses close. However, their grand openings likely won’t happen until the end of next year.
The gym is moving into...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:44 PM
I had never been to Portobello’s in Montrose before. It worried me that when all the other restaurants in town were hopping, Portobello’s sometimes sat quiet. Now that I’ve been there and thoroughly enjoyed it, I have a theory....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:08 PM
The space occupied by the new Toro Grillhouse has been at least three other restaurants in recent memory. There was El Toro Tacos, Kix’s BBQ and a kabob place. The owners of Toro Grillhouse are giving this food stand on a busy stretch of Colorado...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Restaurants come, restaurants go. When one restaurant has dominated the landscape of the busiest street in Burbank for more than 20 years, it’s time to figure out why. Market City Caffe with its open air patio and large interior stretching over half...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:56 PM
With the proliferation of build-your-own-pizza places around town, I was not enthusiastic about trying another one. But 800 Degrees pizza, a small chain out of West L.A., took over the old Louise’s Trattoria at Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:28 PM
It was a spectacular autumn afternoon on Sunday, when more than 800 people came to Memorial Park to sip fine wines and sample gourmet foods at the 12th annual Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting and premium wine auction event. The gathering was sponsored by the...