Ojai banned chain stores long ago, and that lovely valley town is packed with crowds seeking art, jazz and fine food. Old Town Pasadena welcomed every tony chain and lots of crap ones, erasing Old Town and its hip crowds to lure dazed suburban families and professionals who spend wildly. To each his ... More >>
Bree'Anna Guzman-Ruiz via FacebookLAPD detectives are trying to track down a 22-year-old mother of two who went missing Monday night in Lincoln Heights. Bree'Anna Guzman-Ruiz, as she spells her name on Facebook, told her family on the evening after Christmas that she was going out to buy cou ... More >>
The line between ice cream and gelato can sometimes be thin. At Grom Gelateria, a much loved Italian, New York and (since January) Los Angeles chain, there's no question. This is gelato, at its finest: soft, velvet smooth and reeking of casual indulgence.
Taste and place aren't always the same.Beverly Hills is the luxury mecca of the United States and the epicenter of a larger-than-life if not mythic lifestyle seen on TV (Beverly Hillbillies, Beverly Hills 90210, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ... ). So a recent tracking of shopping hab ... More >>
Originally published March 9, 2006
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It's friggin Sunday, I want to finish the book for my book club (Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Garcia-Marquez), I want to finish painting my living room, I want to eat ribs and drink beer, the last thing I want to do is go to Kitson on Robertson for a schmooze fest. But I am lured by the pro ... More >>
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