| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:57 AM
On a recent, unseasonably warm Thursday night, Federal Hill was jumping with people out on dates — out for happy hour, out for dinner. But Spoons, the laid-back coffee shop that's been a Cross Street fixture since 1999, was quiet, with just a few...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Dining out for $5 or less may seem like a fantasy, but Southern California has much to offer for those on a tight budget. For affordable Vietnamese fare, for example, venture to Garden Grove or Westminster. Or look to food trucks for unique, inexpensive...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:17 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- An eBay auction item that listed memorabilia related to Glendale's most famous bear, "Meatball," closed at $2,000 last Sunday.
Officials at Lions Tigers and Bears animal sanctuary were auctioning off the bear's orange ear tag, a paw...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:41 PM
A black bear that continues to rummage through residential trash cans in a North Glendale hillside neighborhood is being closely monitored by California Fish and Game officials.
The latest bear sighting has some residents concerned about what could...
| Apr 4, 2012
FEZ, Morocco — Morocco had not yet invited us in.
We were two Americans traveling through Morocco, no tour, no guide, my daughter Zoe and me in the back seat of a wild-man driver who aimed to pass every car in front of us for the nine hours from...
| Apr 8, 2012
For me, the egg hunt didn't stop when I became an adult.
Some people hunt eggs, but I prefer to eat them. As a kid, I thrilled more to the feast than the hunt — as in the feast of hard-boiled eggs and leftover egg dishes that remained in the wake...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:58 AM
We always enjoy it when our readers write us to recommend a find or a favorite restaurant in their neighborhood. Often, these places are not on the radar because they don't represent destination dining, but they do offer tasty food at palatable prices....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Bev Hannon from Marion, Iowa, was looking for a recipe for making meatballs similar to the ones her husband's mother, who was of Belgian descent, used to make. Her husband recalls that his mother made them with a combination of ground beef and pork and...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:20 AM
The Glendale bear known as “Meatball” has had to acclimate to new food and a new home during captivity, and by the end of the month, he’ll have to adjust to a new neighbor.
Since being transported to the Lions, Tigers & Bears animal...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:50 PM
When we first heard about Birroteca, it was described as an artisanal pizza joint. Birroteca does have pizzas — good, wood-fired pizzas with chewy crusts and fancy ingredients, but there's more to it than that.
Some of your friends and...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 6:02 AM
A son, Ernest Michael Sanchez IV, was born to Jessica Peters and Ernest Sanchez III of St. Johns at 10:11 p.m. Sept. 16, 2012, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Ernest weighed 7 pounds, 0.3 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long at birth. He has a...