| Jun 15, 2009
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Where: L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles
When: Open for dinner only,
5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Parking in East Garage on Olympic and Francisco Street, $5 off with...
| Jul 5, 2008
It took just one month for a new freeway mural in Ventura to be hit by graffiti. The tagger was considerate, however, taking pains not to mar the piece, which commemorates a neighborhood destroyed in the 1950s to make way for the 101 Freeway. Instead of...
| Dec 3, 2006
WHEN the vagaries of climate, geography and history combine to give you great ingredients, the best thing a cook can do is get out of the way. That is the essential philosophy behind California cuisine, a movement that was in large part born in Southern...
| Dec 3, 2006
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1881 On Dec. 4, the Los Angeles Times began publication as the Los Angeles Daily Times. The first...
| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| Oct 11, 2006
With the solemnity of a courtier entrusted with the royal crown, Elizabeth Blau, chef Kerry Simon's partner in Simon L.A., glides across the dining room carrying his signature "junk food sampler." She looks so serious — until she breaks into a...
| Dec 6, 2006
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But there's a subset of great restaurants that's much...
| May 30, 2007
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| Dec 9, 2007
Shift into holiday shopping mode with a Costa Mesa hotel deal that lets you hit the malls in Orange County, then spend the night for as little as $110.
The deal: The Costa Mesa special, available at nine hotels through Dec. 30, includes nightly dining...
| Feb 10, 2009
This year's Grammys parties, downsized because of the economy, made for more intimate affairs -- and tighter guest lists. So tight that Ne-Yo got turned away at his own midnight breakfast get-together Saturday at the Kress club in Hollywood. As one...
| Mar 26, 2009
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New York has George Soros. L.A. has Eli Broad. Vegas? Bet you thought everyone was busy wagering. Wrong. The city, historically known more for carnality than compassion, has a range of denizens working not only for a better city but a better world....