March 10, 2010
Molly, Samantha, Josefina ? the American Girl dolls that feed the imagination of youngsters across the country ? will take center stage, alongside their fans, this month at the 15th annual Flintridge Guild Childrens Hospital American Girl Fashion Show. The fundraiser, at the Brookside Country Club in Pasadena from March 19 to 21, includes a dinner and six daytime teas, event Chairwoman Savonia Angelica said. She is expecting 250 guests, mostly young girls and their mothers, at each event.
September 26, 2009
I am a sucker for free food. And this past weekend was very tasty. I went to three places where the opportunity for free food presented itself. I sometimes joke that the only reason I go to the events I am invited to is because of the free food. The first event I photographed was the Ramadan potluck held at the La Cañada Community Center on Friday night hosted by the Islamic Congregation of La Cañada Flintridge. The place was packed, and so was the food table. Everything from traditional dishes to In-N-Out burgers was served.
August 29, 2009
While economists are saying we may be reaching the end of the recession, I?m still counting pennies, trolling for coupons and looking for ways to stretch the handful of dollars clinging to my wallet. Like a lot of people, I?ve altered my spending behavior, plucking only the necessities from grocery store shelves and vastly reducing my dining-out budget (Food Fight being the exception). Another hibernating habit is buying java from corporate giants. So, I?ve been brewing at home or seeking out independently owned coffee houses.
August 1, 2009
ALUMNAE PANHELLENIC INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic officers for the 2009-10 year include: President Sally Hoover Nilssen, Glendale, Chi Omega; Vice President/Benefit Chairwoman Julie Weller , Glendale, Delta Zeta; Secretary Lynne Graves , La Cañada Flintridge, Alpha Delta Pi; Treasurer Harriett Rector , Glendale, Phi Mu; Benefit Co-chairwoman Deb Ann Orfalea , Glendale, Zeta Tau Alpha; Social Chairwoman...
January 10, 2009
Every year, Time magazine awards the honor of Person of the Year to the individual who most impacted the news over the last 12 months. If you could name the person who did the most to advance the cause of God or spirituality in 2008, who would it be? ? At 31, Arsalan Iftikhar is a typical Gen-X American Muslim with an atypical profile as a media personality and peace activist in the U.S. and international press. ?I love reading the Quran and I love listening to Nirvana,?
May 17, 2008
Glendale Community College Annual Student Art Show continues in the Art Gallery in the Library Building of the campus, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Traditional and digital artwork created by advanced students and selected by faculty will be displayed. Drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, photography, graphic design, three-dimensional design, jewelry, video, animation and web design are all included in the exhibition. Admission is free. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
April 26, 2008
About 15 years ago, I wrote my first restaurant ?review.? Our local paper asked readers to write up their favorite place, and mine was a 300-square-foot shack on a corner in La Cañada Flintridge with a smiling, friendly woman, and the most amazing sandwiches I had ever had. By now everyone in Los Angeles knows what a torta is, right? It?s even on Wikipedia. Tortas Poncho, the shack in La Cañada Flintridge, became Tortas Mexico, moved, moved again and has steadily grown. That lovely woman, Mary Abarca, has let her daughter and son-in-law operate the business, and their latest restaurant is the most beautiful yet. Located in the Indian Springs Mall right by Vons, they have taken a space that was a hair salon back when the first Tortas opened, and made it into a sparkling restaurant with tiled tables, vibrantly colored walls and four flat-screen TVs. The large menus have eye-popping pictures of the dishes that will make your stomach growl.
October 10, 2007
BURBANK ? The remnants of a dry summer have set the stage for increased fire risk across Southern California, as the gusty Santa Ana wind season ? which spans between fall and late winter ? began this week. And though the first round of seasonal winds on Sunday and Monday passed without incident, months of volatile conditions lie ahead, meteorologists say. ?This is the season, and we do get affected by [the Santa Ana winds] quite a bit through the winter months,? said Ryan Kittell, a meteorologist for the Los Angeles/Oxnard branch of the National Weather Forecast Office.