Tacos, chicken soup and leftovers were all fair game. After I was born, my mother and grandmother would take me to Sunday mass and we'd hit up Charlie's Trio in South Pasadena for lunch on the way home. Sure, if all you need is the food. The focal point of any Italian dinner is the sauce. But this is not an Italian-American home, and, aside from what's on the plate, this is not an Italian Sunday dinner. A bottle of Italian red can help ease the sting, but no amount of constructed nostalgia can redeem the Sunday Gravy experiences I'd been denied.
ALHAMBRA - Authorities issued an arrest warrant for a driver suspected of hitting and killing a Monterey Park crossing guard . Yang, 19, of Monterey Park was charged last month with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license. 27 collision at Garfield Avenue and Elmgate Street where 76-year-old crossing guard Abel Castellanos was killed. Yang was driving a Mustang south on Garfield Avenue that afternoon. California Highway Patrol officers said Yang saw a Celica that was nortbound and on the left turn lane.
"In China, they are hurting," Lau said. Part of an effort to integrate more with the world economy, said Mike Margolis, an attorney who works with Chinese investors. "If there's a change in the regulatory climate and an absence of further relaxing, that might be a bad sign," Margolis said. Stock market jitters could actually spur more investment in California, he said. "When China gets past this blip, there's a lot of growth to be had, and we're going to see that growth turn into tourism and investment dollars," Kleinhenz said.
, you may be in for a surprise. "Do you need a refill on that iced tea? No explanation is needed, apparently, because this is not a typical steak lunch, and you're not in a typical steakhouse. It's not for show: you're the customer, and you're also the grill master. Man at a grill, at least someone who doesn't spend a lot of time grilling, as that's when the doubts start to voice themselves, and nag: Are you sure it's not done yet? Maybe 18 to 36 hours on the wrong side of stale. The Venice Room is located at 2428 S Garfield Ave in Monterey Park.
Prices: About $25 per person. There's a wonderful neon sign in front, hanging overhead, with an arrow that points down to the entrance. There's a tuna sandwich and a BLT, just in case you need a break from beef, too. Things are as social at the grill as in the bar, with lots of chat about how much and how long, and whether medium-rare is better than medium-well. I wasn't familiar with the temp on the grill the way I am on the Weber at home. And the whole is much larger than the parts. Merrill Shindler is a Los Angeles-based freelance dining critic.
Below are highlights on some of the bills pertaining to sustainable streets issues. 9 to allow projects of any size to compete for funds in this program. TransForm says the bill still includes a provision that would make it hard for disadvantaged communities to access the grant funds, by giving priority to projects with non-state funding. Muni did a study that found that the program could help reduce delays. There was no opposition to the bill, which passed the Transportation Committee and now goes to the Judiciary Committee.
There is no shortage of places to get dessert in the San Gabriel Valley. Yet the region best known for its desserts - Hong Kong - has been underrepresented in Greater Los Angeles. Both live up to their name, providing an artistic, creative spin on modern and traditional Hong Kong-style desserts. Hong Kong cuisine has long blended traditional Cantonese styles with Western influences, a melding that is even more pronounced when it comes to desserts. At Premier Dessert Art, the emphasis is on tropical fruits including lychee and durian.
PASADENA >> If there was one thing that got Veronica Wheatly to 100 years old, it would be love. The Pasadena resident's constant advice to family is "Love and serve the Lord" and love your family. "Money cannot buy genuine love," said the Costa-Rican native of Jamaican heritage. "I have a loving family. They give me everything I ever need. Wheatly said everyone in her family has strong ties to the church including a lot of pastors in the family. Wheatly is the youngest of 10, and the last surviving sibling, born in Limon, Costa Rica.
By day, a crew of masseurs at one of the San Gabriel Valley's many foot massage businesses offer to sooth the aches and pains of a mostly elderly and female clientele. When the sun sets, glowing red paper lanterns click on at another part of the establishment, where a younger female massage staff caters to mostly male customers.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell holds a press conference at Sherman Block Sheriff's Headquarters Building on January 14 in Monterey Park. Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell holds a press conference at Sherman Block Sheriff's Headquarters Building on January 14 in Monterey Park.
At Noodle World on Valley Boulevard, Daniela Gerson slid into a booth, ordered cold Vietnamese noodles and talked to the California section's Frank Shyong about her role as editor of the Alhambra Source, a trilingual online news publication the USC Annenberg School created after the Rodney King riots. We later emailed her questions and crunched the conversation into this: It sometimes seems that the San Gabriel Valley is shrouded in a cloak of invisibility.
A feral cat caregiver in California needs help to relocate as many of the cats she cares for before they are killed by a man who rents a property. Norma is a woman who has taken more than 100 cats under her wing in some of the worst neighborhoods in Los Angeles.