August 16, 1992 |
The temporary closing of the Regency Club card casino--which Bell officials had expected to provide $955,000 to city coffers this year--has sent the city's finances into a tailspin. As many as 10 city employees will be laid off in the next 45 days and additional "highly visible" cuts will be made, city officials said last week.
September 20, 1987 |
Five members of the Regency Club talk about the advantages of conducting business and pleasure at the private dining club. LARRY THOMPSON, motion picture and television producer and personal manager: "It's the most un-Hollywood place in Los Angeles. You go to get done what you have to get done. People at the Polo Lounge talk about making deals, and people at the Regency Club make deals.
February 14, 1988 |
When I did a tongue-in-cheek listing two weeks ago of key positions in the average contemporary "New American" restaurant, I neglected the latest important post: Consulting Chef or Chef Consultant.
February 18, 1987 |
Forty years--and 40 names to light up the anniversary celebration. That's Cal State L.A.'s 40th anniversary--with a party honoring 40 friends and alums--and a little chance for a spotlight on a rapidly changing campus. Among the 40 honorees are Anna Bing Arnold, Supervisor Mike Antonovich, the Fifth Dimension's Florence LaRue, entrepreneur Lily Lee, executive Jack Attwood, contractor David Strauss and David and Susan Wilstein.
July 29, 2001 |
Too many cooks spoil the broth? Not this time. They didn't spoil the Maine Lobster Ravioli with Ginger Lemon Sauce or the Black Bass with Sweet Clams, Corn and Garlic Puree either. In a kitchen performance pulled off with Swiss-watch precision, 24 star chefs--count 'em, 24--created a seven-course dinner in Westwood's Regency Club kitchen to benefit a fellow chef. The dinner and a silent and live auction titled "Chefs Helping Chefs" was organized by Chef Jean-Francois Meteigner of L.A.'
September 24, 1993 |
During a year of bad publicity and grim budget cuts--and perhaps because of it--donors gave a record $472.3 million to the University of California in the year ending June 30, university officials reported Thursday. UC Irvine, up 13% this year, accounted for part of the jump. Donations to that campus totaled $24.9 million, compared to $21.9 million the year before.
April 16, 1989 |
Mason's in Brentwood has not closed its doors, contrary to rumors and a report in the current issue of Los Angeles magazine. Management and administration of the restaurant have, however, been taken over by a new company, Hospitality Management Services--an offshoot of Kennard, Herbage & Associates, the Santa Ana-based architecture firm that designed the restaurant's interior. Robert Herbage, a Hospitality Management principal who said he's always felt a vested interest in Mason's, named Roger Mathys (formerly of A Fine Affair)
November 8, 1985 |
Nicole Tourtelot, 5, gave her mother, Susan, a lesson in good manners the other day. The Tourtelot family was having a simple dinner at home when Susan dropped her fork. Nicole knew exactly how to handle the situation. "You know, Mom," she advised, "if you drop your fork you don't pick it up. You wait for the waiter to pick it up and bring you a new one." Renewed Interest Nicole's sophistication, albeit slightly misplaced, wasn't learned at kindergarten.