| Aug 28, 2010
In the Aug. 7 editorial "Some traditions deserve to die," the Burbank Leader chided the California electorate for the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008. The editorial went on to castigate the public generally for moral and religious views that have been...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 8:00 PM
The John Burroughs High School Arrowhead Club roared into Johnny Carson Park with its 23rd annual car show fundraiser Sunday. Staged with the assistance of the Burbank Kiwanis For Fun Foundation, this annual event benefits the Burroughs football program....
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Just as Los Angeles has four seasons in Los Angeles (wind, mud, rain and earthquake), there are four sections to the La Cañada year, each marked by unique weather patterns resulting from our city’s changing position with regard to the rest of the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Perhaps it was the Old Fashioned. Maybe it was the Oysters Rockefeller. It might have been the artful elegance of the decor. Whatever the reason, at more than one point in the evening I expected to look over and see Don Draper and Roger Sterling from...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The folks at Cordon's Smokehouse & Grill are smoking purists. Their barbecue philosophy is not about sticky sauces or high-heat grill marks. It's about high-quality meats and fish smoked slowly over hard wood, seasoned by the best blend of rub spices. The...