| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
On a hot July afternoon, Martin Riese sits in a suit at one of the patio tables at Ray's and Stark with eight bottles of water and 16 glasses in front of him. He laughs as museum goers pause in front of his table to smirk or make a comment about the odd...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Downtown is probably the hottest restaurant scene in California, with new restaurants opening almost weekly, the renovation of Grand Central Market and the planned permanent farmers market at 4th and Main Streets (as well as Sushi Zo, Big Mista's BBQ...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:17 PM
As of last week, summer is officially here. Get ready for the temps to rise. In fact we might be hitting the 100-plus mark sooner than I would like, I can assure you.
This past weekend we experienced the biggest and brightest moon of the year. It was...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:00 AM
British artist David Hockney and filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be this year’s honorees at the annual L.A. County Museum of Art’s Art + Film Gala, the museum announced on Monday.
The big-ticket event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 2,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:37 PM
There are a lot of interesting stories out there about Dan Bellows. Like the time he got into a physical fight — during a planning and zoning meeting at Winter Park — and still won 3-2 approval on the project he was seeking, even after the...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 3:39 PM
It was with great, generous spirits that more than 300 area residents who love fine dining joined forces to make a difference for youngsters in need of mental health and other therapeutic support services as part of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:42 PM
Diners looking for a nice sit-down meal in La Cañada Flintridge have a couple of options, but local entrepreneur Brady Caverly is betting that they are ready for one more.
Caverly is in the final stages of launching Flintridge Proper, an upscale...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:46 PM
There are some folks who protest the fact that expensive tickets to charitable galas are elitist. Women dressed in floor-length gowns and men in black ties reflect a past sensibility not relevant in modern society.
In an age where folks feel it is...
| May 10, 2013
| 7:27 PM
Rupert Murdoch has just popped the cork on a deal to buy a rare trophy property in Los Angeles: the 16-acre Moraga Vineyards estate, located in the hills above Bel Air.
The billionaire media mogul announced his purchase on Twitter on Friday afternoon:...
| May 1, 2013
| 4:34 PM
The first annual KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament took over the greens at Aliso Viejo Country Club this week, raising more than $90,000 for the educational enrichment programs of an Orange County organization that impacts the lives of underprivileged...