Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Little Bit of Central CA in Manhattan Beach

When people think about Central California it usually brings to mind Pismo Beach and Hearst Castle. When I think of Central CA, I think of one thing — Santa Maria barbeque! Particularly tri-tip cooked over red oak on a special barbeque with a … Continue reading

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Mugged by the High Price of Coffee

The exciting new Kenya from Giakanja Factory flourishes with floral and honey on the nose with just a hint of cocoa, succeeding into the cup with a bright clean citrus, green apple acidity and creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of ruby red … Continue reading

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“A Nation Emerges” at Los Angeles Public Library

The Getty and Edison International present a traveling exhibit entitled “A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed” at the Los Angeles Central Public Library from September 8 through June 3. The exhibit features images chronicling the Mexican Revolution, which lasted … Continue reading

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Random LA: The Morose Mannequin

Have you ever seen such a miserable mannequin? I guess you would pout too if you had to sit in a wheelchair with a wrist brace in an ugly uniform while the others lounge around wearing beautiful couture and wedding gowns. Or … Continue reading

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Roy’s Downtown Introduces New Chef

I have never been a big fan of Hawaiian food, and most of the the places I’ve seen have been fast food Places, but then there was Roy’s – an upscale Hawaiian restaurant. I’ve noticed Roy’s before in Old Town Pasadena and … Continue reading

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Foodie Flash

This weekend Vintage Enoteca presents “Under the Boardwalk”, a Coney Island-style gourmet event Saturday and Sunday evenings starting at 5pm. Treats include Lobster and Shrimp Corndogs, and Lemon Lime Swirl Cotton Candy. $30 a person includes beer and wine pairings. … Continue reading

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Red Hot Chili Peppers at Club Nokia 8/24/11: Photo Gallery

Here’s our photos from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, held this Wednesday at Club Nokia.

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Be-Boppin in Burbank

Saturday Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank was a car-lover’s dream as it hosted Be-Boppin in the Park. I will admit that a hearse was a favorite, along with a hot rod that just begged for one of Mouse’s Car-toons. In keeping … Continue reading

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Sunset Junction Contingency Plans

Despite the cancellation of Sunset Junction proper, a lot of the musical acts are naturally scrambling for alternate venues as we speak. Here’s what we’ve been able to find out as of of Friday night- some of this is cribbed … Continue reading

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LA Girl: Jane Cantillon

When I think Jane Cantillon, I think lush. No, not as an alcoholic, silly, but as hair, lips, skin, figure, voice…she’s all that. And heart. I once had Jane bring me (yes, flinty me) to tears as I witnessed her … Continue reading

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