September 11, 2009
What do you think of when you hear, “weekday hotel breakfast?” I pictured cereal, see-through coffee and a tray of crumbs with one decrepit Danish that could double as a paperweight. Apparently, I need to get up earlier or stay in better places. Never having had to book a room in either Burbank, where I live, or Glendale, which I can walk to, I was surprised to learn that two viable options for a savory breakfast included the Courtyard Marriott in Burbank and Glendale’s Embassy Suites — each offers a made-to-order omelet and waffle station.
October 4, 2003
HIGH SCHOOL BENEFIT IS DAY AT RACES Providence High School will have its first "Day at the Races" on Oct. 11 at Santa Anita Park. The school has reserved semi-private patio accommodations in the Wine Shed area of the infield for the occasion. Festivities will last from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and attendees are invited to come for any portion they wish or stay for the whole day. Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, $15 for children ages 4 to 10, and free for children ages 3 and younger.
January 14, 2006
Lola'sHaving never visited Peru, I claim no frame of reference for how authentically Peruvian Lola's cuisine might actually be. But within my frame of reference for affordable and tasty, Lola's fits the bill. The décor is eclectic, with the focus on an open kitchen in back, where the "All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet" takes center stage Monday through Friday. Cheerful cooks man the buffet line to describe and serve the dishes available. At $7.99, this lunch buffet is a bargain, featuring several salads (mixed green, Caesar and Russian potato salad)
February 21, 2004
Jackson Bell The Redevelop- ment Agency will pay the owner of a piece of prime commercial property about $6,600 a month to not rent to a developer who wants to lease the space and open a Chinese buffet. The City Council voted 4-0 during closed session Tuesday to approve a six-month agreement between the agency and Roberts Department Stores, which owns the 11,000- square-foot building at 301 N. San Fernando Blvd., near the corner of Palm Avenue. The property is adjacent to Burbank Entertainment Village.
February 1, 2003
INSIDE/OUT I spent a weekend in Las Vegas recently, for the first time in more than a decade. I don't gamble, as a rule, but I had heard so much about all the new sights that I had to see them. My itinerary wasn't too ambitious -- I planned to check out some of the spectacular new casinos on The Strip, catch a couple of shows and visit my friend Bob, who recently bought a home there. My friend Mark and I rolled into town about 2:30 a.m. and started looking for the rest of the crew.
March 29, 2008
Looking somewhat like an oversized mid-Atlantic-style home with a huge brick chimney, QQ Buffet & Grill has stood at the corner of Central and Arden in Glendale for about four years The long sign out front claims ?Authentic Asian? cuisine, as well as Italian, Thai, American, barbecue, Chinese, Japanese and sushi. Amazingly QQ manages to fit these all in at the many buffet stations. The entryway is floor-to-ceiling brick, from the outside porch on in to the welcoming fireplace. Our hostess sat us immediately, took our drink order, then turned us loose on all the continents represented at the buffet.
November 21, 2009
HOOVER HIGH Hoover High School Class of 1970 is planning a 40-year reunion luau from 6 to 11 p.m. July 31 at the Castaway Luau Gardens. Appetizers, drinks and a buffet dinner will be served. Contact Ken Beall at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit hoover1970. blogspot.com/ ? GLENDALE HIGH Glendale High School Class of 1979 is looking for classmates to help plan the 30-year reunion. It will actually be the 31st reunion since it will be in 2010. E-mail Denise Burdette at rvrgrl21@yahoo.
September 21, 2002
Molly Shore Cardinal Roger Mahony of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will talk about construction of Los Angeles' new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels at a program at Woodbury University. Julius Shulman, the cathedral's official photographer, will also be at the Oct. 20 event, which is sponsored by the college's Library Associates, a volunteer group that provides financial support for the university's library projects such as the electronic classroom.
August 28, 2002
Molly Shore People flipped, literally, at the fourth annual National Gymnastics Day celebration at Golden State Gymnastics Center. "We actually had parents jumping on trampolines and doing flips," said Leandra Butos, the center's director of activities. During open gym, anyone could use the equipment with the guidance of a gym instructor. Butos said 150 to 175 people showed up Saturday for the two-hour event, with 80 of them participating in the open gym. Other events included performances by the gym's competitive team and cheerleaders, as well as an appearance by Mrs. California.