| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:19 AM
Firefighters across the region have kicked their Christmas toy drives into high gear in advance of Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express tour of 32 cities through mid-December.
Organizers are encouraging the public to drop new, unwrapped toys off at local...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 2:54 PM
While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published Aug. 15, 2009.
What would you tell two starry-eyed people who were about to embark on the rosy path of marriage?
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:20 PM
A middle-aged milquetoast discovers life with a vengeance in British novelist Graham Greene’s sly frolic, “Travels With My Aunt,” a Los Angeles premiere at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.
Tending his beloved dahlias seems less satisfying...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood.
Universal Studios is planning to build a replica of its successful Florida Harry Potter theme park in Los Angeles, said people familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly.
A contract between...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Is it sacrilege to love the chicken salad at a joint famous for its house-cured pastrami?
The Oinkster in Eagle Rock sells its pastrami and its home-cooked Carolina-style pulled pork by the pound, such is the clamor by carnivores. And its meaty...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 5:26 PM
Construction on the Golden State (5) Freeway through Burbank will halt over the weekend to ease stress on what could become a major relief valve for motorists seeking to get around the 405 Freeway closure, transportation officials said.
| Oct 15, 2011
| 11:10 AM
When a menu ranges from Mediterranean to Mexican to seafood to burgers, you can usually expect at best mediocre food. It’s like going to a movie starring Jim Belushi, Eric Roberts and Carmen Electra. Gerlach’s Grille in Pasadena is the...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 8:07 AM
Christmas in Southern California definitely will not be white this year.
In fact, it's beginning to feel a lot like springtime. Weather forecasters are predicting that temperatures should reach a high of 78 degrees by Christmas Day.
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:02 PM
So you’re going to the Rose Parade.
Many choices lie ahead.
Buy a seat near the heart of the television spectacle at Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards, or rough it on free sidewalk space further down the parade route? Take a chance with...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Hello folks, I really enjoyed your articles in the Rose Parade Survival Guide this week.
As the owner of a travel firm, I have been bringing groups into Pasadena and the Rose Parade for about 13 years. The fantastic weather, along with the dozens of...
| May 20, 2011
| 4:56 PM
“…whether you're a 50-year-old or an adolescent, you're on some kind of hormonal rollercoaster in those two age groups. So I'm not quite sure if it's serious comedy or funny drama.” — Geoffrey Rush
When I was 12 years old, my...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 2:27 PM
Summer vacation is here. I know this not because it's hot or because I saw it on the calendar. I know it because Burbank schools let my kids out for the year the Thursday before Memorial Day at 12:55 pm.
Not Friday. Not 1 or 2 p.m. — Thursday May...