December 2, 2011 |
We would not ordinarily send you to Hollywood & Highland — except on a dare — but Komida is doing interesting things with its Japanese spin on L.A. taco fare. The bustling outpost (in the unlamented former H.Wood space) of the popular Farmers Market staple Yamashiro Grill has a daily 5-7 p.m. deal for $3 short rib tacos, $2 chicken satay tacos and $15 buckets of either four Singha beers, a carafe of jamaica-champagne cocktails or white lychee sangria. You might need some new pants after indulging, and we hear you can take care of that at the complex as well.
November 23, 2011 |
Of all the presidential candidates who have cycled to the top of the shifting Republican heap, the most improbable may be Newt Gingrich. Since leading the GOP's 1994 takeover of the House, Gingrich has weathered a series of flip-flops, inflammatory statements and assorted missteps that would have sunk many lesser politicians. Gingrich's run is "going to end with Newt and a can of gasoline and a Bic lighter," predicted Paul Begala, who first sparred with the former House speaker as an advisor to President Clinton.
November 17, 2011 |
Actor and writer Brian Bloom has bought a house in the Encino area for about $1.2 million. The gated, Zen-inspired property is on a knoll with grounds developed over a 30-year period that feature mature trees, a waterfall, a fountain, a deck and black-bottom pool. The one-story house, built in the early 1960s, contains nearly 2,400 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a breakfast room and a den. The kitchen and bathrooms have been remodeled.
November 17, 2011
EVENTS According to the "Star Wars" films, technologies such as intelligent androids and nimble starfighters existed a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The new exhibition "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" explores whether such creations could (once again?) become a reality based on modern science. Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thu., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. and Sat., and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Through April 15. $25. (714) 542-2823.
November 7, 2011 |
Actor Tony Danza has sold his longtime Malibu beach house for $8 million. It came on the market in July at $9.1 million. The 1949 traditional main house, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, sits on 50 feet of beachfront. The entire second level of the home is a master suite including a sitting area, fireplace and deck. The property also has two detached guest suites for a total of about 3,000 square feet of living space. Danza, 60, won TV fans with his roles in the sitcoms "Taxi" (1978-83)
October 23, 2011 |
"Friends" star Matthew Perry has put two homes up for sale and sold a condo in the last three weeks. His contemporary-style house in the Sunset Strip area is priced at $5,695,000. The 4,100-square-foot mid-century modern features disappearing walls of glass that open to a patio and swimming pool, a home theater and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. There are three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. He bought the property in 2006 for $1.7 million. The actor's ocean-view Malibu house is listed at $13.5 million.
September 10, 2011 |
The Philadelphia Phillies' most successful starting pitcher is likely to spend the postseason in the bullpen. That is a tribute to the depth of a rotation topped by Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee , and certainly no knock on the amazing season turned in by rookie right-hander Vance Worley . Worley had as many big league starts coming into the season — two — as Halladay had Cy Young Awards, which is one reason he started the year in the...
September 10, 2011 |
The federal government has proposed a $590,000 fine against Alaska Airlines for allegedly operating a passenger jet on more than 2,000 flights under unsafe conditions. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that the airline flew a Boeing 737-400 jet for about 18 months with an improperly installed hose clamp above the flight deck. Chafing between the clamp and adjacent wires sparked a fire while the plane was parked at Anchorage International Airport in January 2010, the FAA said.
September 2, 2011
Butterfly Bar & Private Roof Deck at Petit Ermitage Where: 8822 Cynthia St., West Hollywood When: Nightly until 11 (later on weekends) Price: Members only or hotel guests only Info: (310) 854-1114; http://www.petitermitage.com