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February 4, 2013 | By Caitlin Keller
On Valentine's Day, maybe you woo your sweetie with flowers, chocolates or even diamonds. But what are you going to do about dinner? Whether you'll be curling up to a showing of “When Harry Met Sally” at the Electric Dusk Drive-In, strolling the streets at downtown L.A.'s Art Walk or checking out “Art by People in Love,” an open mic night for romantics at the Echo Park Film Center, we've got ideas for dining pre- or post-outing with your...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2012 | By Dean Kuipers
Let's face it, climate change is incredibly un-sexy. We don't care how many nude protesters are involved. But it's about to get worse. A new mini-report from the environmental group Climate Nexus points out that climate change is poised to wreck Valentine's Day, or at least change it significantly, by threatening chocolate production. That's right. Global warming is very bad for chocolate. As reported by The Times, research from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture found last year that as temperatures rise, the principal growing regions for cocoa could shrink, especially in Ghana and Ivory Coast, the sources of half the world's supply.
NEWS
February 12, 2013 | By John Verive
It seems like every restaurant in Los Angeles is offering a special menu this Valentine's Day, and they usually include champagne, wine, or a special cocktail menu selected to maximize the romance of the meal. But why settle for wine or booze on St. Valentine's Day when you really want to share a special brew with your lover? Here are a few options for craft-beer-centered celebrations around town -- and a few bottle suggestions if you'd rather spend the evening in the comfort of your home.
TRAVEL
January 11, 2009 | Susan Spano, Mary Forgione, Scott Martelle and Hugo Martin
A Parisian surprise awaits For Valentine's Day, you could give that special someone a bag of candy hearts, but doesn't taking your lover to Paris sound better? If so, you should know about ApoteoSurprise, a French company that orchestrates perfect moments in the City of Light.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2000 | ANGELA PETTERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A lot of new restaurants have opened lately, just in time for Valentine's Day. Mojo Now Working: Mojo is the name of the new restaurant at the former Westwood Marquis Hotel. Starwood Hotels & Resorts bought the Marquis about three years ago and waited until now to convert it to W. W is the line of hotels billed as fun and modern that Starwood debuted in New York City in 1998. Each W hotel (there are now eight) has a different restaurant theme.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan will marry longtime friend Nancy Daly on Valentine's Day at a small ceremony in Sun Valley, Idaho. "She's the most beautiful woman, spiritually, intellectually and physically, that I have ever known," Riordan said Tuesday after a gossip column disclosed the couple's marriage plans. "Why she picked me, only she can say."
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1997 | MARGARET SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Need some ideas where to take a favorite squeeze on Valentine's Day? Read on. But be sure to make reservations now and double-check the cancellation policy. * What's love got to do with chicken potpie, garlic mashed potatoes and Pecan Pie Crumble Sundae? Buffalo Club chef Patrick Healy's not saying. Those are just a few of the choices in his love-struck three-course menu. $60 per person. 1520 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 450-6449.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1999 | FRANK TORREZ
Today "Today": High-carbohydrate diets; last-minute St. Valentine's Day gifts for men; wedding decorations; Miami Boat Show; musicians Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, 5 a.m. KNBC. 627110 "America and the Courts": Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, 3 p.m. C-SPAN. 97077 "Larry King Weekend": 6 p.m. CNN. 336400 "McLaughlin Group": Impeachment, Republican Party's future, 6:30 p.m. KNBC. 348 Sunday "Today": Bridal gowns; Julia Sweeney, 6 a.m. KNBC.
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