| Jan 17, 2013
The culture of cute is having a moment — more than 100 of them. Inside downtown Los Angeles' Japanese American ......
| Oct 6, 2011
If ever Los Angeles were having a ramen moment, this might be it. Ramen pop-ups and shops are springing up from West L.A. to downtown. Ramen-ya stalwarts are facing competition as Yamadaya and Tsujita have opened on the Westside in Santouka territory...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Masao Masuda keeps a notebook in his dining room drawer containing a photo of the last time he saw his brother Kazuo.
The picture, which Masao took in 1941, shows Kazuo and their brother Takashi, along with several sisters and a niece, at the Santa Fe...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 5:00 PM
We found out about Huntington Beach-based Dina Marie's incredible photography talents from a friend who trusted her to shoot their precious newborn and family photos. The resulting slide show was mesmerizing, and we couldn't imagine having to decide which...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 2:45 PM
If you're dining out this week, and I certainly hope you are, you might notice a little something extra in your check presenter (you know, that leather-ish thing holding the bill). An appeal for help.
Chef/owner of Takashi (1952 N. Damen Ave., 773-772-...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 7:38 PM
Aszure Barton & Artists
The Southland debut of choreographer Aszure Barton & Artists is at 8 p.m. at the Barclay Theatre at UC Irvine, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For more information and tickets, call (949) 854-4646 or visit http://www.thebarclay....
| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:35 PM
Irvine Classical Players Orchestra
The Irvine Classical Players Orchestra performs its spring concert at 7 p.m. at Concordia University, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For more...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 11:18 PM
Sharon Van Etten
Singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten performs at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Little Scream also performs. The show starts at 9 p.m. and presale tickets are $10, $12 at the door. For more information, visit http:/...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Bluefin restaurant in Newport Beach raised more than $24,000 for the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster at a fundraiser last month, according to a news release.
About 250 people participated in a March 27 brunch at the Crystal Cove...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 6:57 AM
Stephanie Izard was named one of the best new chefs in the country by Food & Wine magazine Tuesday. The annual list, comprising chefs who have run their restaurants for less than five years, tabbed the former "Top Chef'"winner along with a slew of other...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 12:56 PM
While making your weekend plans, don't forget to include Monday night.
Japanese-born Takashi Yagihashi is hosting a special dinner Monday at Takashi restaurant (1952 N. Damen Ave.) to benefit the victims of Japan's earthquake and subsequent tsunami....