| Aug 10, 2010
| 4:36 PM
We stumbled upon this scrawl on Beverly Blvd. in West Hollywood the other day and got curious like Winnie the Pooh catching a whiff of honey. Who's Gregory? Why didn't he listen to his heart? Who's the girl (or guy) he left behind? Why leave this...
| May 31, 2010
Hold on to your stomachs — the Center for Science in the Public Interest has come out with its Xtreme Eating awards, giving dubious honors to restaurant fare that maxes out on fat and calories.
Among the winners (or should that be losers?) is the...
| Aug 8, 2010
Usually the trajectory that neighborhoods go through as they gentrify is entirely predictable -- and more than a little depressing. First a scruffy, down-at-the-heels area welcomes a few urban pioneers drawn by an attractive and affordable housing stock....
| Aug 12, 2010
This is Beverly Hills?, I wondered, oh so many years ago when a friend took me to lunch in a sweet little house with a fireplace on South Beverly Drive. Chez Mimi later moved to Santa Monica, and Urth Caffé now dispenses soy lattes and iced green tea from...
| Feb 3, 2011
Over months of Friday mornings, the teenagers dug holes for kale and eggplant. They staked and tied vines heavy with tomatoes and pulled out the plants when the season was done.
Working alongside them on a narrow strip of schoolyard outside Olympic...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:53 PM
Second of two parts | Read Part 1
In his single-bunk cell in the Ventura County Jail, on a concrete slab desk, Louis Gonzalez III found himself compulsively writing letters to his 5-year-old son. They were a chronicle of their truncated time together....
| Nov 20, 2011
Location: 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Off East Coast Highway roughly between Jamboree Road and MacArthur Parkway.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun.
Known for: "Overlooking the ocean,...
| Nov 20, 2011
Location: 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. From the 210 Freeway, exit at Baldwin Avenue and head south.
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun.
What you'll find: Nordstrom, Macy's and J.C. Penney are the anchors for the 186-store complex,...
| Feb 21, 2010
| 4:32 PM
You can dig into that dulce de leche cheesecake, but you can no longer hide. With a California law now mandating that chain restaurants provide customers with nutrition information, consumers are coming face to face with the calorie, fat and......
| Mar 16, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Echo Park is losing one of its most notable landmarks. The Eastsider LA reports that the humble Pioneer Chicken stand, which closed quietly last March and has stood vacant since, will be turned into a Little Ceasars pizza parlor. The......
| Nov 13, 2008
The Times' Nov. 7 article, "Tight economy puts squeeze on arts organizations,” reveals that the troubles of the Pasadena Symphony, Opera Pacific and the Museum of Contemporary Art's Geffen Contemporary represent but a few examples of artistic...