Archive | August, 2011

Five Rescued During Fire in Hollywood Apartment

Firefighters rescued five people from the balcony of a burning apartment building in Hollywood on Aug. 13, and were able to contain the blaze to one unit and prevent residents from suffering any injuries. The incident was reported at 2 p.m. in the 1600 block of N. Serrano Avenue. Between Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards. According [...] [...more]

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Council Looks for Options in Running Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo has been one of the city’s premiere attractions since it opened in 1966, and has always been a facility exclusively operated by the city. But that may change after the Los Angeles City Council voted on Aug. 12 to seek proposals from private entities to partner with the city in running [...] [...more]

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Laurel Park Officially Dedicated in WeHo

It appears that Laurel Park will remain Laurel Park. During Monday’s West Hollywood City Council meeting, a 3-2 vote lifted the entitlements on the property at 1343 N. Laurel Ave., the remaining remnants of a city-proposed senior housing development. After eight years, the future of the property, nicknamed “Tara”, appears to be settled. It had [...] [...more]

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Sunset Strip Fest Honors Musical Roots

It’s difficult to discuss Hollywood without thinking of movies, and it’s impossible to mention the Sunset Strip and ignore its long rock ‘n’ roll history, through venues like the Whiskey a Go Go and The Roxy. “The Roxy’s been around since 1973, the year I was born,” said Nic Adler, current operator of The Roxy, [...] [...more]

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Toast Bakery Café

While watching the popular television show, Entourage, the other evening, a scene took place in front of Toast Bakery Café. Every time I drive by Toast, there’s always a line of people waiting outside for a table. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., people are [...] [...more]

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a / k / a Bistro Hosts 16 Santa Barbara Wineries

a/ k / a (An American Bistro), will host an extraordinary opportunity for wine tasting from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, featuring some of the most exquisite wines produced in the Santa Barbara County wine region. In partnership with the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association, a/k/a offers a singular opportunity to meet more than 16 Santa [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

Westwood LIVE Executive Chef Joseph Gillard is offering summertime-inspired small plates with wine pairings from Frank Family Vineyards tonight, August 18 at Napa Valley Grille. From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. guests can try Gillard’s stone fruit-themed roasted Heritage pork belly with nectarine marmalade paired with Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay. His cedar-smoked cultivated mushroom bruschetta [...] [...more]

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‘The Help’ Combines Melodrama, Laughs

Behind the kitchen doors seperating stately dining rooms from the servants’ washing and cleaning, you find “The Help”. They cooked, cleaned and raised children for rich white families during the 1960s, all the while expected to use outdoor bathrooms to prevent any “diseases.” A tragic concept for sure, that manages fairly well as a 137-minute [...] [...more]

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Youth Pastor Arrested for Sex Crimes

A 28-year-old youth pastor has been arrested and charged for sex crimes against young girls in his congregation and possession of child pornography. Police are also asking for the public’s help in identifying any additional victims. On Aug. 3, the suspect, Demetrius Allen, was arrested by investigators with the LAPD’s Devonshire Division, following an extensive [...] [...more]

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Suspects Sought in Store Shooting

Robbery detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division are searching for three suspects who shot a store owner in the head during a hold up in the 1300 block of 2nd Avenue on Aug. 15. The robbery occurred at 9:30 p.m., but authorities declined to identify the name of the store. According to [...] [...more]

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