| May 15, 2010
Imagine this scenario: You've just received a call from your best friend from high school, the one who always puts on a beautiful dinner when you visit. She's coming tonight or maybe tomorrow, she's not sure. You have a report to finish for work, a...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 3:58 PM
I live in Burbank near Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard, where there is a proposed Taco Bell to take over the old Conroy’s Flower shop (“Taco Bell plan cooks up resistance,” Aug. 20). There is a letter being circulated by a guy...
| May 22, 2010
The board of directors for the Burbank Historical Society thanked their members for their support with an old-fashioned picnic on May 2 on the grounds of the Gordon R. Howard Museum.
Outside on the patio, members lined up for snow cones and popcorn...
| May 18, 2015
| 2:23 PM
Atwater Village has become the it place for food and drink lately. Just over the Glendale border, Atwater Village is worth the drive to their Sunday Farmers Market (try the Roan Mills bread and the fish tacos), to Canele (guest chefs often grace their...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:12 PM
Here we are and it is the first week of March already. These past few days have been busy ones for many of our folk who are charity-minded. They have attended several dinners to raise funds for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services and its many...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 2:20 AM
I have a cookbook that was given to me by a friend. It’s called “Little Flower: Recipes from the Cafe.” Everything I make from it comes out delicious. The recipes look simple but they often have an element begging for the hands of a...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 1:57 AM
Say the word “underground” and I imagine hidden passages, secret knocks and whispered code words. Rosso Wine Shop’s Underground Supper Club is not quite so clandestine but it is a private, invitation-only event. It isn’t hard to...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:24 PM
From the moment you walk in and sense the old wood, the crimson walls, the fresh ranunculus, you know this is going to be something special. Bowls of persimmons and quince and boxes of wild greens look straight out of a still-life painting. Hard-working...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Those Glendale Soroptimists gals just gave away $21,000. The recipients of checks between $1,000 and $2,000 were members of 11 organizations serving women and girls. The Oakmont Country Club in its holiday splendor was the opulent setting for the...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 8:47 PM
The economic downturn of 2008 was a curse and a blessing for Denise Assad. After a prestigious career in advertising and design, she lost her job. Using her unemployment checks as start-up cash, she began baking and selling the fruits of her labor to...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:00 PM
The subject of baking came to life Thursday as GATE students at Palm Crest Elementary School learned about the chemistry behind bread-making in a special after-school enrichment class.
Jacklene Murran, a La Cañada Unified parent who teaches adult and...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 1:57 PM
After a successful kosher, dairy- and gluten-free Thanksgiving, with everything made from scratch, I’ve decided to take this whole gluten thing up a notch.
But first, a hat tip to the Great Gluten Debate. The National Foundation for Celiac...