Curiosity will bring you in, our food will bring you back is what is written on the menu and boy oh boy, we found that to be the truth last week while dining at Fresh Mediterranean Cafe. The seriousness of a middle Eastern restaurant rests in its hummus—great hummus must never be taken for …
The Palmdale Amphitheater’s summer concert series features Grammy winners TLC, Queen Nation: A Tribute to the Music of Queen, Martina McBride and Björn Again— The Australian ABBA Show.
This week, we’re exploring LA’s culinary scene, enjoying the summer nights in Chinatown, watching a wacky Sci-Fi Western at The Autry, catching the dragon boat races at the Lotus Festival in Echo Park and watching radio plays in Coldwater Canyon.
I’ve been to quite a few mom and pop restaurants but I just recently visited a mom and son restaurant. Debrah started out selling her fabulous baked goods at various events from LA to the AV and back again. Everyone has come to love her beautifully decorated three-tiered cakes, delicious po…
This week, we’re heading over to Grand Performances free street music festival, celebrating a Beatle’s birthday with peace and love, listening to a free concert over at the Getty Center, exploring a serpentine pavilion at the La Brea Tar Pits and blasting off to the moon in a show about Apollo 11.
The Hollywood Bowl 2019 summer season features a roster of world-class artists ranging from classical and pops to jazz, rock and world music — including the return of Bowl favorites and artist debuts.
It’s not exactly a hit parade, the songs that have been turned into movies. There was the shambling reconstruction of Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant,” the fizzy pop of “Earth Girls Are Easy,” the Sandra Bullock rom-com “Love Potion No.9.” But digging into a Leonard Cohen song, as the doc…
Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and crackerjack, I don’t care if I never get back… So, it’s root, root, root for the JetHawks if they don’t win it’s a shame—but wait, they did win the score was 9-8—Go JETHAWKS. Okay enough about the game, let’s talk…
This week, we’re celebrating our feline friends, catching Shakespeare in the park, admiring Hello Kitty-themed artwork, cycling through Mid City, eating watermelon over by Hansen Dam and saluting our nation’s Independence Day in Grand Park.
It takes a lot of guts to leave one’s hometown. To take the foundation built during your life and start from square one. Along with celebrating Antelope Valley culture at home, I seek to document those who represent it abroad.
The July Fourth holiday is fast approaching, with a bevy of celebrations planned across the Antelope Valley, to mark the occasion. Whether it’s fireworks or family fun, parades or pancakes, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
If you are looking for a fun and delicious family night—try Monday Bitez at Sgt. Steve Owens Memorial Park (Lancaster City Park). The Food Truck Collective is back for their third year, bringing some Monday Night fun and great eats. Last Monday a few friends and I decided to try it out—armed…
Knight High School graduate and U.S. Navy veteran Justinavery “Justin” Palm is one of 16 singles featured in the new season of MTV’s dating competition “Are You The One?”
This week, we’re dancing downtown, celebrating summer with a pair of events in Santa Monica, checking out a wine festival in Glendale geared toward micro-production, getting in some laughs at love at a rom-com festival in DTLA and trying out some vegan foods and drinks at the Rose Bowl.
Six years ago, Jim Jarmusch made a movie about vampires. “Only Lovers Left Alive” was beautifully textured, ingeniously detailed and intoxicatingly moody. Plus it had the sexiest vampire couple you’d ever meet — Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, the latter of which hated humans and referred …
There is a new addition to the eateries on The BLVD in downtown Lancaster. I had the privilege of trying the new Lucky Luke Brew Pub last week for dinner with my dear friend Joy and my companion.
The Getty Research Institute marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school with the exhibition “Bauhaus Beginnings,” which examines the founding principles of the landmark institution. The Bauhaus is widely regarded as the most influential school of art and design of the …
This week, we’re learning about the universe at Mount Wilson, visiting marionettes in Highland Park, admiring chalk art in Pasadena, seeing a pair of exhibitions at the Getty Center and hitting the annual KTown Night Market.
At the beginning of the year, I wrote a column titled, “Only in the AV,” about the perception of Antelope Valley culture in the community and beyond.
Slurp, snack, chomp, gulp, repeat is exactly what you do when you dine at Sweetwater Bar and Grill. This is country dining at its finest with cowboy potatoes and flapjacks for breakfast; juicy burgers for lunch and wood-grilled prime steaks with good, old fashioned country fixings for dinner.
This week, we shake things up at the Natural History Museum, sip wine at Barnsdall Park, munch donuts at Union Station, do an artsy day trip to Pasadena and rock out with a new music series at FIGat7th.
Teenage brains. Alcohol. Driver’s licenses. Put them together and what you get, inevitably, are a whole bunch of bad decisions — in real life and in movies.
Craving Italian food last week prompted a visit to Gino’s Italian Restaurant. They have been voted AV’s best Italian restaurant year after year, so we were looking forward to having our cravings satisfied.
As I gather stories for my column each week, I’m reminded that the goal isn’t just writing an article. It’s making a collage of the human effort and will of each person’s life that hopefully leads to the bigger picture.
This week, we’re enjoying pop-up performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, honoring Charles Lummis, seeing classic movies in beautiful movie palaces, checking out free dance performances in Santa Monica and Chinatown and admiring classic autos at the Original Farmers Market.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the epic new land inside Disneyland Park, opens May 31, inviting guests to live their own Star Wars adventures as they explore a remote planet full of unique sights, sounds, smells, tastes and other immersive experiences.
Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience will close out the Lancaster Performing Arts Center’s 2018-19 season on June 1, with a show that will feature many of the hits fans of the rock band with horns have come to love.
This week, we’re hitting a taco pop-up in Santa Monica, heading to the South Bay for Fiesta Hermosa, admiring art in Griffith Park, celebrating the start of summer with a picnic in La Canada Flintridge and checking out DIY magazines in Culver City.
Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd would do anything to help his favorite team, the Washington Senators, beat the New York Yankees in Cedar Street Theater’s production of “Damn Yankees,” for one weekend only, at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.
Drawing on Southern California's rich culture and fresh ingredients, Cali Café serves a menu of salads, wraps, sandwiches, soups, pastas, flatbread pizza and paninis in a laid back, casual atmosphere.
The Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will conclude its 2018-19 season with George Frederic Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast,” or the Power of Musick, at 8 p.m., May 18, at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 West Ave. K.
This week, we’re getting buggy at the Natural History Museum, checking out the museums of the Arroyo, visiting with animators in Burbank, admiring art for a cause, going car-free in the San Gabriel Valley and buying oddities in DTLA.
It was only weeks before production was starting on “The Souvenir,” the story goes, and British director Joanna Hogg and her friend, actress Tilda Swinton, still didn’t have a lead actress.
What does an Aztec warrior, slow turtle, caramel macchiato and white chocolate dream have in common with Flannery O’Connor, Ernest Hemingway, Walt Whitman and John Steinbeck? That would be caffeination and education at the Sagebrush Café.
The Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center has officially announced additional Palmdale Auto Mall Concert performances for the 2019 Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival, themed “Sweet Delights and Carnival Lights.”
This week, we’re checking out a pair of exhibitions at the Central Library, admiring the work of Ernie Barnes, seeing fearless fashion at Skirball and watching movies outdoors.
“The Biggest Little Farm” is a documentary with the title, and much of the rosy fantasy, of a picture book. John and Molly Chester didn’t, like Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, buy a zoo. But they got start-up investors to help them purchase a 213-acre farm just north of Los Angeles.