CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 |
Pottery Barn apologized for selling a Halloween costume of a sushi chef and a kimono that an Asian American civil rights group had complained were culturally offensive. The retailer confirmed late Monday that the items had been removed from its website. "We did not intend to offend anyone with our Halloween costumes and we apologize," said Leigh Oshirak, vice president of public relations and marketing for Williams-Sonoma, parent company of Pottery Barn. "Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
September 22, 2012 |
In Los Angeles, your next great meal could be anywhere, from a pop-up installed in an art gallery to the truck parked outside the place where you get coffee in the morning. If you've been here awhile, you almost expect your bliss to come from that place in the mini-mall next to the dry cleaners. But in the rush to quantify banh mi specialists and loncheros , the Japanese supermarket food court - that bastion of quick-service sushi and reliable fried pork, omelet rice with ketchup and octopus fritters squirted with Kewpie mayonnaise and sprinkled with dried bonito shavings - is often overlooked.
April 14, 2004 |
To an American, the name Santa Barbara may prompt images of leisure on a soap opera scale. Someone from Japan may be more likely to think of uni. That's right, sea urchin roe. It may come as a surprise to most local residents, but some of the most highly sought after uni in the world is harvested right off of their coast. Stand on Stearns Wharf and in the distance you can see the dim outline of the northern Channel Islands: San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz and Anacapa.
October 5, 2012
With the most coveted location at the beach, steps from the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Pier, restaurants and world-famous shopping, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel serves up the very best Southern California has to offer. The resort's signature Ocean & Vine restaurant with Sushi at Sunset sushi and sake bar, features Chef Keith Roberts' creative California farm-to-table cuisine. Locally caught seafood and fresh produce inspire the creative dishes presented in indoor or outdoor dining areas with breathtaking views . In the eco-friendly Ocean Spa, guests unwind in one of four calming rooms for body and facial treatments.
December 2, 1987 |
- Sushi's second annual "Artists by Themselves" exhibit, featuring roughly 100 artists' self-portraits, will culminate in an auction Saturday, Dec. 12, from 7-11 p.m. The drawings, constructions, paintings and photographs by artists including Raul Guerrero, Astrid Preston, Roberto Salas and Marjorie Nodelman will be on view at Sushi (852 8th Ave.) through the day of the auction. Proceeds will be used toward artists' fees and other visual-arts program costs.