Author Archives: Christy Kane

Überfest, a New Rock and Roll Oktoberfest is Coming to Brouwerij West in San Pedro

With the future of Torrance’s Alpine Village uncertain, the time is ripe for an evolution in Oktoberfest celebrations. Brouwerij West in San Pedro, already a destination for craft beer and live music, is poised to fit the bill with its … Continue reading

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Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Celebrates 10 Years!

Halloween is some folks’ favorite time of year, better than Christmas. They may spend all year thinking about and planning their costume, or collecting decorations for their house and trick or treaters. I am not one of those people.  I … Continue reading

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The Formosa Cafe reopens, and it’s BEAUTIFUL

Have you been to the newly remodeled Formosa Cafe yet? Reopened at the end of June after extensive work by the 1933 Group (responsible for such venues as the Highland Park Bowl, Tail o’ the Pup and Idle Hour), the … Continue reading

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‘Georgia’s Restaurant’ Opens Second Location in Long Beach Serving Southern-inspired Soul Food

Long Beach’s hot new food hall and shopping center, Long Beach Exchange(LBX), has gained a valuable new addition in Georgia’s, which serves–by their description–”Southern-inspired comfort food.” By our description, it’s simply delicious. The LBX location is actually their second outpost; for the … Continue reading

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spcaLA Re-Opens Historic Shelter as Pet Adoption Center in Mid-City

An spcaLA pet shelter which first opened in 1949 (when well-known animal lover Doris Day cut the ceremonial opening ribbon – RIP Doris!) is reopening shelter operations after ceasing in the early 2000’s to serve as a spay/neuter center, emergency … Continue reading

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Drink with Apollo Engineers at Lunar Pub Night

As part of national festivities honoring the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey is sponsoring Lunar Pub Night this Thursday, July 18. Former Apollo engineers will be at the Stardust Club and Stox … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: The Taste Costa Mesa

The Los Angeles Times brought its annual food festival The Taste LA to Orange County last weekend with inaugural The Taste Costa Mesa, held in a courtyard of The Met, a mixed use complex across the street from South Coast … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: 2018 Bullocks Wilshire Open House

Designed in 1929 by Los Angeles architects John and Donald Parkinson with interior design by Jock Peters, the Bullocks Wilshire Building in Koreatown operated as a luxury department store for over 60 years, closing in 1993.  Its last owners, Macy’s, … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach Landmark Las Brisas Introduces New Patio Menu

Situated on the cliffs of Laguna Beach, venerable Mexican seafood restaurant Las Brisas has a new patio menu worthy of a drive down PCH.  With starter choices like guacamole, seafood cocktail, skillet nachos and charred asparagus, you can’t go wrong … Continue reading

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Montalbán Theatre Hosts New Outdoor Film Series with Umami Burger

The Montalban Theatre in Hollywood is in the middle of its 2018 film screening schedule as part of its 2018 Montalbán Summer Movie Series. From now through October 31, 2018, watch classic movies from various decades on the roof this classic theater.  … Continue reading

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