| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:56 PM
Sultan, the cat who adopted the staff at the Pasadena Museum of History, welcomed the formally-dressed guests to the museum’s “Pasadena to Paris” benefit, which raised $105,000 in support of the museum’s educational programs on...
| Nov 10, 2011
Especially at this time of year, when relatives roll into town eager to live it up. It's fun to introduce them to L.A.'s ethnic dining scene, chase food trucks around town and stop in at the latest cutting-edge venues. But at some point, they may want...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:42 PM
Diners looking for a nice sit-down meal in La Caņada 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...
| May 23, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Costa Mesa's 17th Street is full of mini-malls and teeming with traffic. So, finding Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop in an old hacienda-like building surrounded by lush greenery is like discovering an oasis in the desert.
Jonathan Rollo has brought his...
| Oct 6, 2012
Everybody wants to be a sommelier these days, and yet Chris Meeske and George Cossette are two high-flying somms who left at the top of their game to open neighborhood wine shops. How's it going? Very well, they'll both tell you. And their background...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:10 PM
“East Meets Fete” was the theme chosen for “Only at Descanso,” the recent fundraising gala held at Descanso Gardens.
Heather Sturt Haaga, a Descanso trustee, seamlessly chaired the gala that raised $202,000 in support of the...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 10:45 AM
I think summer has finally made it to our fair valley. It has been quite hot enough for me. How about you?
On Tuesday my neighborhood lost its power for about an hour. Of course I was working on my computer at the time. Suddenly, everything shut down....
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:47 PM
There have been pop-up Halloween stores and other temporary businesses in Glendale, but this one just might take the cake, or at least the chou rouge.
A pop-up restaurant is opening in the shell of the former Palate Food + Wine, the popular eatery...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:16 PM
The highly regarded Palate Food + Wine — arguably Glendale's most well known restaurant in the culinary world — has closed temporarily to reorganize, according to a sign posted on its front door.
Palate, located on South Brand Boulevard,...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:58 PM
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County transformed the Samueli Theater into a New York supper club for a very special "Night of Broadway."
Two of the Orange Coast's most dynamic women, Marsha Anderson and Marta Bhathal, co-chaired the Irvine-based...