HOME & GARDEN
August 9, 2013 |
I should've been born with two tongues and five stomachs. As it is, one ventricle of my heart is devoted entirely to Asian sauces, particularly of the soy variety. Lots of men are built this way, with special ventricles devoted to the liquids they love: beer, milkshakes, Cabernet. Like express lanes to the soul. So when I came upon the newest craze in gluttony this summer, the Asian night markets, it felt like I had belly-flopped into heaven. If you're unfamiliar with the Asian night market concept, join the crowd.
July 26, 2013 |
"Dancing With the Stars" dancer-choreographer extraordinaire Derek Hough will be dancing under the stars when he joins the California Philharmonic on Saturday at the Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia for an evening of music and dance called "Dance Fever. " But while people may come for the dancing, the performance (repeating indoors Sunday afternoon at Walt Disney Concert Hall) will mark a personal milestone for Hough: It will be the first time he sings with a symphony orchestra.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013 |
San Gabriel Valley's 626 Night Market , an event inspired by the popular night markets in Asia, is returning for three weekends this summer at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. This weekend's event, which will be housed at the racetrack's Paddock Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, brings together more than 80 Asian street food vendors , 70 local merchandise vendors and local performance artists, organizers said. Additional activities such as film screenings, a dance floor and children's activities will also be on site.
June 5, 2013 |
Could night racing come to Santa Anita Park? Not yet, but it's an idea Santa Anita executives are weighing because the track has landed additional horse-racing dates next year. "It's definitely a topic of discussion," Santa Anita spokesman Mike Willman said of installing lights at the famous Arcadia track. With Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood closing at the end of this year, plans call for Santa Anita to acquire extra race days that would extend Santa Anita's winter-spring meeting through July 6. The winter-spring meeting previously ended in April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 |
A scheduling mix-up led to confusion and disappointment for hundreds of students at Bloomington High School when they showed up for their prom on Saturday on the wrong day. Students from the San Bernardino County school wearing evening gowns and tuxedos showed up at Santa Anita Park expecting to attend their prom. Instead, they discovered that their school had changed the date, but apparently failed to notify anyone. Santa Anita Park tried to accommodate the students, finding a deejay and some finger foods.
January 23, 2013 |
Day at the races, Santa Anita: First race. Starter allowance for 3-year-old fillies who are a little conflicted and (supposedly) never dated. On the first turn, my horse goes into labor, then rallies to finish fourth. Good sign. Karma. I claim the foal just in case. Because that's how winners roll. Second race. Stakes race for California-sired maidens who have never once been kissed. After betting, I get lost looking for a bathroom, then accidentally wander out onto the track and - amid a cloud of dust and confusion - finish second.