CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2011 |
As a professional event planner, Allegra Allison has done studio openings, elaborate backyard parties and plush dinner soirees. But it took her eight years to pull off her biggest challenge: the preservation of a last-of-its-kind West Hollywood estate nicknamed "Tara" because of its resemblance to the mansion in "Gone With the Wind. " City Council members this week voted to scrap plans to turn the two-story, Colonial-style home and its wooded grounds into a federally funded, 28-unit apartment complex for low-income senior citizens.
April 4, 2011 |
Dennis Rodman earned plenty of labels during his sometimes turbulent NBA career. Here's one the player who created chaos on — and sometimes off — the court never expected: Hall of Fame member. Rodman headlined the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's 2011 class announced on Monday at the Final Four in Houston, a group that includes former Dream Team member Chris Mullin and Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer . "It's just unreal," Rodman said. And somewhat unexpected, at least to the two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and five-time NBA champion, who believed his extracurricular activities would overshadow his on-the-court accomplishments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2010 |
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has launched an inquiry into a contract created last year between the city of Vernon and an energy firm owned by the wife of the then-city administrator, marking the second outside investigation into potential wrongdoing in the industrial city. The probe comes after The Times reported last month that through the first half of this year Donal O'Callaghan received $243,898 in consulting payments through Tara Energy Inc., a company headed by his wife Kimberly McBride.
September 23, 2010
TARA'S HIMALAYAN CUISINE LOCATION: 19737 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 932-9572. PRICE: Appetizers, $3 to $7; entrees, $7 to $11; breads, $2 to $4. DETAILS: Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays. Tea, yogurt drinks and soda. Credit cards accepted. Lot parking.
September 23, 2010 |
On a good night at the new Woodland Hills branch of Tara's Himalayan Cuisine, it can feel like the entire world loves you. Tara Gurung Black, there most nights, is the kind of owner who hugs her regulars, who chats with guests new and old, who will tell you without hesitation which menu items she loves. "Get the yak chili," Black says. "Oh god, I love the yak chili so much. " Tara's Himalayan serves up food from Nepal, Tibet and India, three of the countries through which the Himalayan Mountains run. Yak chili is a traditional dish from Black's Nepali homeland, and it's an encapsulation of everything that's good about her restaurant.
August 1, 2010 |
Welcome to the humanist era of VH1. "I don't know anyone who goes in a relationship saying, 'I don't need openness, I don't need honesty,'" Chad Ochocinco said in the premiere episode of his new dating show, "Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch." As celebrity daters go, Ochocinco is on the holistic end. A star wide receiver with the Cincinnati Bengals, and also a well-liked participant in the most recent season of "Dancing With the Stars," he's sufficiently famous. Yet on the first few episodes of this show, he often appears slightly dorky, as if he were still excited that he could have this many attractive women at his beck and call.