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October 5, 2008
Philippe's, home of the French dip sandwich, turns 100 this year, and for much of the last century local historians and foodies have been arguing over one question: How was the dish created?
May 18, 2008
"If . . . you found you could buy cakes in a windmill, ices in a gigantic cream can, and flowers in a huge pot, you might begin to wonder whether you had not stepped through a looking glass or taken a toss down a rabbit burrow and could expect Mad Hatter or White Queen to appear . . . "
February 17, 2008
You think your neighbor is a problem? The Saddleback Valley News said police received a report about a Lake Forest resident who "routinely blows a bugle-type horn and marches around the yard with a sword." I wouldn't worry -- unless the sword-waver starts yelling, "Charge!"
October 9, 2007
Budgets must be getting really tight in Hollywood.
May 27, 2007
Rick Call of Marina del Rey chanced upon a newspaper ad promoting "a rare opportunity to be in the powerful presence of a swami (one who is considered to be liberated from material desires)."
August 22, 2006
A never-ending subject of conversation in these parts is the "you'll-never-guess-what-I-saw-on-the-freeway-today" story. On the laobserved.com website, mystery novelist Denise Hamilton relates "the most horrifying thing" she's encountered recently: a guy on a sports motorcycle on the 134 Freeway, near Glendale, "popping wheelies at 70 mph.
June 30, 2006
June 14, 2005
Talk about ordering off the menu.