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April 24, 1997 | KIMBERLY BROWER
Pots were boiling, pastries were baking and bodies were moving Wednesday as students at Aliso Niguel High School prepared a special luncheon to announce the start of an internship program to teach students the restaurant business. Students spend 15 hours a week working at local restaurants as part of their Culinary Arts Department curriculum. They also may receive community college credit.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Orange County coroner's officials on Saturday released the name of a woman who was killed when a car plowed into a group of people outside a Buena Park restaurant Friday night . Marisa Malin, 73, of Cerritos, was sitting on a bench outside Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant in the 8600 block of Beach Boulevard when a silver SUV jumped the curb, knocked down a railing and struck Malin and six other people, authorities said. Coroner's officials said Malin was pinned beneath the vehicle.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2011 | By Steve HarveySpecial to the Los Angeles Times
Nobody knows why Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt decided to call his restaurant Don the Beachcomber. Maybe he just thought Ernest the Beachcomber wouldn't roll off the tongue quite as easily. In fact, as his Hollywood eatery and watering hole became famous in the years after its 1937 founding, he would change his own name, first to Donn Beach-Comber, then to Donn Beach. He would also play a key role in introducing Polynesian restaurants and tiki bars to America. "If you can't get to paradise, I'll bring it to you," Beach liked to say. As a young man, Beach had sailed around the globe, working odd jobs on steamships while developing a love for the South Pacific.
NEWS
April 18, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Chef Guy Fieri returned to Las Vegas to open his newest restaurant on Thursday, 24 years after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The new 200-seat Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar is the first he has launched since the creation two years ago of Guy's American Kitchen & Bar in Manhattan, which received a memorably scathing review in the New York Times. "Why is one of the few things on your menu that can be eaten without fear or regret -- a lunch-only sandwich of chopped soy-glazed pork with coleslaw and cucumbers -- called a Roasted Pork Bahn Mi, when it resembles that item about as much as you resemble Emily Dickinson?"
BUSINESS
May 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
KFC to Invest $200 Million in China: The Pepsico Inc. subsidiary plans to build 172 restaurants in China over the next four years. KFC, which already has 28 restaurants in nine Chinese cities, said it plans to have 200 restaurants in 45 cities by 1998. It expects the restaurants to generate sales of more than $350 million and employ 20,000 people.
TRAVEL
June 5, 2011
All the restaurants mentioned are in the Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas. Reservations can be made by calling the central number at (702) 698-7000. The casino's restaurants also include Comme Ça and Scarpetta and an innovative moderately priced buffet called the Wicked Spoon. Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill; (702) 736-0808, http://www.blueribbonrestaurants.com/rests_sushiBarGrillLV_main.htm . Open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
TRAVEL
December 13, 2009 | By Andrew Bender
Let's face it: Sometimes, you just want something a little less exotic. Here are some favorite local restaurants, both new and old: Blue Water Café: Busy even when other spots are empty, this Yaletown hot spot serves local seasonal catches at different stations: sushi counter, raw bar and bustling open kitchen; Blue Water Café, 1095 Hamilton St., Yaletown; (604) 688-8078, www.bluewatercafe.net. Cibo Trattoria : Named Canada's best new restaurant in 2008 by Air Canada's in-flight magazine, this square box of a room seats perhaps 50. Service is professional and friendly, and the market-based Italian menu changes daily.
BUSINESS
October 8, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
The recession continues to take a bite out of eateries. The National Restaurant Assn. reported that the industry's performance continued to decline in August, the latest period for which it has data. The association's restaurant performance index -- which tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry -- stood at 97.9 in August, down 0.2% from July. It's the third decline in the last four months, the trade group said. The group's index is based on responses to its survey about such indicators as sales, customer traffic, labor and capital expenditures.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Water Grill, with its attentive servers, white tablecloths and hushed formality, was long a stalwart of L.A.'s old-guard restaurant scene. But to the young professionals who have streamed into its downtown neighborhood, all that pomp - and closing times as early as 9 p.m. - were just a bit too grandpa. To attract those budding foodies, Water Grill recently completed a $1.5-million makeover. The decor is more casual, the menu less expensive and filled with craft brews favored by the hipster crowd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Alicia Banks and Kate Mather
At least 15 people, including six firefighters, were injured Wednesday afternoon when two firetrucks collided in Monterey Park, causing one to smash into a small restaurant. Monterey Park Fire Chief Jim Birrell said no fatalities were reported. The injuries ranged from minor to at least one critical. The injured firefighters are equally split between Birrell's department and the Alhambra Fire Department. He said both agencies were responding to a house fire in Monterey Park when the collision occurred shortly after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Garfield and Emerson avenues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Kate Mather
At least 14 people, including four firefighters, were injured Wednesday afternoon when two fire trucks collided in Monterey Park, sending one crashing into a restaurant, officials said. No fatalities have been reported, but authorities are still determining the extent of all injuries, according to Monterey Park officials. Few details were immediately available, but Monterey Park police Lt. Carrie Mazelin said the trucks collided about 3:12 p.m. at the intersection of Garfield and Emerson avenues.
FOOD
April 11, 2014 | Jonathan Gold
It has never been easier to eat high-end sushi than it is now in Los Angeles - to surrender two hours and half a month's rent to the choreographed roll of the waves. You can experience the masculine crispness of Mori or the postmodern wackiness of Wa; the gentle experimentation of Kiriko or the discofied modernism of Nobu Malibu; the gold leaf and truffle oil of Go's Mart or the intellectual approach of Kiyokawa. The idea of purist edomae sushi, or at least its rigor, is well-established here.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2014 | By David Pierson and Tiffany Hsu
Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock. Beef prices have reached all-time highs in the U.S. and aren't expected to come down any time soon. Extreme weather has thinned the nation's beef cattle herds to levels last seen in 1951, when there were about half as many mouths to feed in America. "We've seen strong prices before but nothing this extreme," said Dennis Smith, a commodities broker for Archer Financial Services in Chicago.
FOOD
April 5, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
I have such a strong memory of nibbling on charred octopus tentacles between sips of ouzo on a terrace overlooking the sea in Santorini. Much as I've tried, I haven't turned up that particular way of eating octopus in SoCal. The good news, though, is that lately the tasty cephalopod is showing up on more local menus - not only at Mediterranean restaurants but also at places with Mexican and Peruvian dishes. It's about time. Picca Peruvian Cantina At this exuberant Peruvian cantina, one of the standbys on the menu is chef-owner Ricardo Zarate's anticucho de pulpo - a small dish of boiled octopus marinated in lots of Peruvian chiles accented with oregano and cumin, then grilled over charcoal on the robata . It's served with baked and fried Kennebec potatoes and drizzled with a fiery rocoto rustico , a sauce of jalapeño and Peruvian black mint.
FOOD
March 29, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Here's a selection of the best places to sample high-quality mezcals. Bar Ama: Forty mezcals by the shot, from $10 to $36. Mezcal flights, $21 to $47. 118 W. 4th St., downtown Los Angeles, (213) 687-8002, http://www.bar-ama.com. Las Perlas: By manager Raul Yrastorza's count, the downtown tequila bar must have 120 different expressions of mezcal. The majority are at $12 for a 2-ounce pour, with some as high as $40. Mezcal flights are $21, available Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays only.
TRAVEL
March 28, 2014 | By Ryan Ritchie
You might know Claremont as that town with five liberal arts colleges and two graduate schools within its city limits. What you might not know is that it boasts a vibrant downtown, called Claremont Village, where more than 150 mom-and-pop restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and music venues create a relaxed atmosphere for all ages. If that weren't enticing enough, the Metrolink/Transit Center drops off passengers just a baseball toss away. The tab: A king bed at Casa 425 begins at $195.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A 33-year-old man was killed and three other people injured in a shooting outside a Long Beach restaurant, authorities said Monday. Long Beach police officers arrived at 6 th street and Long Beach Boulevard after the 2:55 a.m. shooting to find Charles Bell, of Compton, lying in the restaurant's parking lot. Bell was declared dead at the scene by Long Beach fire paramedics, who took the three other shooting victims to the hospital....
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