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ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 1991 | BEVERLY BUSH SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Valentine" rhymes with wine and dine--which is poetry, for sure, for local restaurants. In fact, you'd better believe they love lovers, who make next Thursday one of their biggest nights. Here's what a few are planning. The Mezzanine in the Brinderson Towers in Newport Beach, popular for breakfast and lunch, will open for dinner on Valentine's Day only. The four-course dinner will be $35.
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NEWS
February 2, 1986 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
The calendar is crowded with hearts, flowers, love, lace and all that sweetness. After all, Valentine's Day is about here. As a salute to Pasadena's Centennial, the Pasadena Art Alliance has named its third Valentine benefit dinner dance "My Heart Belong to Pasadena." Co-chairmen Lois Boardman and Kathy Gillespie decided to stage the party at the Tanner Car Barn and Stable in Old Pasadena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1997 | GENA PASILLAS
St. Bonaventure Church is sponsoring a Lenten fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Cost is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3 for children 12 and younger. All proceeds will go to support the church's sister parish in Urraco Pueblo, Honduras. The church is at 16400 Springdale St., Huntington Beach. Information: (714) 846-3359. The Friends of Concordia University auxiliary will host the 1997 Lutheran Choral Festival at 4 p.m. Sunday. Choirs from eight Lutheran churches will be featured.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1990 | RUTH REICHL
Isn't it romantic? They're a little hazy, but I can almost see them walk into Four Oaks Restaurant. I guess it's just my imagination, but she is smiling, telling him how happy she is to be here. "I chose it just for you," he is saying, holding out his arms in a gesture that gathers up the cool night air, the starlit sky, the trees out on the patio and the warm glow that illuminates these cozy walls. It is a gift. He says, "I know how much you love these country places." And so she does.
TRAVEL
February 7, 2010
The Los Angeles Athletic Club is offering an exclusive Valentine's Day deal through DowntownLA.com, which has collected an assortment of Valentine's Day-related activities and special offers. The deal: The Los Angeles Athletic Club Valentine's Day package is priced at $275, pretax. It includes accommodations in a deluxe king room, Champagne breakfast for two, four-course dinner for two and discounted parking. As a bonus, facilities at the private health club are available to all hotel guests (even nonmembers)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Did you know David Bowie put out an album this year? We're only 6½ months into 2013, but already it feels like an eternity since the glam-rock legend released "The Next Day," his first studio disc since 2003, back in March. (Blame "Yeezus. ") Perhaps that's why Bowie revealed Monday night that he'd made a music video for his song "Valentine's Day. " Even legends need a way into the entertainment-news cycle. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times Like the tune itself -- a Beatlesque guitar-pop number with a lovely vocal from Bowie -- the "Valentine's Day" video is a fairly straightforward affair, certainly as compared to the higher-concept clips for earlier "Next Day" singles such as " Where Are We Now?
NEWS
February 14, 2014 | By Noelle Carter
Looking for last-minute ideas for Valentine's Day? Let's start with dessert. Each of these treats comes together using only a handful of ingredients and no special equipment. I will warn you, two of them take a little time to set up: the lemon posset -- a pudding-like dessert -- needs chilling time, and the other, a frozen chocolate zabaglione, freezes like a creamy gelato.  Hazelnut zabaglione: Try a sherry-based zabaglione, whisking in a moderately sweet oloroso with just a touch of hazelnut liqueur.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
“Mad Men” is almost always more successful when it approaches Important Social Issues obliquely rather than head-on. Last year's “The Flood” was widely panned for its awkward and heavy-handed depiction of Martin Luther's King's assassination and its aftermath. In contrast, “A Day's Work” may be the smartest, most sensitive this show has ever been on the subject of race, mostly because on the surface it's not about race at all, but rather an almost farcical chain of events set off by a bouquet of flowers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2010 | By Ben Fritz
It was a great weekend for low-budget love and not so great for big-budget scares. Romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" dominated the box office with a record-setting $66.9 million take over the long Presidents Day weekend, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros., while big-budget horror remake "The Wolfman" generated a so-so $36.5 million. "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief," based on the popular kids' book series, opened to a fairly good $38.8 million in the U.S. and Canada.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2010 | By Susan King
Director Garry Marshall returned to a tried-and-true-formula -- the all-star cast vehicle -- with his latest film. As in the past, the formula paid off handsomely: The romantic comedy "Valentine's Day," featuring Julia Roberts, her niece Emma Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Anne Hathaway and more in a stellar lineup, took in a studio-estimated $52.4 million from Friday through Sunday in the U.S. and Canada. Last Valentine's Day, audiences grooved to another romantic comedy, "He's Just Not That Into You."
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