February 7, 2004
DAVID SILVA Shortly after I broke up with my girlfriend, Angel, I took a job as a clerk at a health food store in Costa Mesa. The job paid slightly above minimum wage, and my weekly hours were always kept slightly below the number at which the owners would have to provide me benefits. But the store was just a couple of blocks from my apartment and offered me a big employee discount inside its full-service restaurant, so I was happy. I've never been a big fan of health food, and never less so than when I was in my early 20s. Raised in a Puerto Rican household, I found the very thought of putting anything in my body that wasn't fried, pork-based or heavily salted almost offensive.
November 24, 2009
TODAY Shakespeare At Play, based in Burbank, will have a Bingo Fundraiser at 7 p.m. at Hamburger Mary’s, 8288 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. The suggested donation for 10 rounds of bingo is $20. For more information, call (818) 566-1925. FRIDAY “A Christmas Carol,” a musical adaptation of the holiday tale by Charles Dickens, opens at Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Mario Di Gregario stars as Ebenezer Scrooge.
December 12, 2009
The Jewel City Diner in the Americana at Brand has two significant things going for it. One, it’s the least expensive eating establishment where you can sit outside and gaze at the beautiful Christmas tree and dancing fountains, and two, the people who work there are really nice. Other than that, there are few reasons to go here. The food is about as adventurous as room service at the Ramada in Pittsburgh. And about as tasty too. It may be less expensive than the other restaurants in the Americana, but it’s not cheap.
August 19, 2000
Joyce Rudolph A special trophy for the best MOPAR bodied auto, either stock or modified, will be presented when The Roaders Car Club gathers for the monthly Cruise-In from 6 to 9 tonight at Bob's Big Boy in Glendale. MOPAR refers to automobiles featuring Chrysler products, says club member Jim Thomas. The club honors a specific manufacturer at meetings, which are held the third Saturday of each month. Regular activities planned are music by Leroy the DJ, prize drawings, a 50/50 split the pot drawing and trophies for the best entries in various categories.
September 4, 2009
I remember as a child watching the smoke draw closer and closer, then finally seeing the flames lick the wind on a hot summer day in the hills of Glendale as a small brush fire stalked down the hill toward our home. To a young boy, the fear in such a sight is dismissed by the excitement and adventure it brings. The firefighters quickly put down the flames, but never the memory. And it was nothing like what we’ve been witnessing this last week in our collective back yard. No excitement.