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Talésai

Talésai

WHY A sane and serene retreat in the heart of the Sunset Strip, with beautifully presented and delicious Thai food. WHAT This Thai pioneer has a new lease on life, thanks to a major renovation and the energy and good cooking of young Kris Yenbamroong, grandson of the 27-year-old restaurant’s original chef. In a stylish […]

Creative headlines are underrated

Creative headlines are underrated

Today AirTalk kicks off a semi-regular series on creativity that looks at emerging research in the field. In terms of science, creativity often gets a bum rap for being overly squishy or merely mystical. But researchers say there’s a strong correlation between creativity and happiness, which makes it worth study and discussion. When it comes […]

Born to be wild 3D

Born to be wild 3D

Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas is a long time researcher, primatologist and advocate known the world over for her extensive research on orangutans. Her latest project Born To Be Wild 3D is a work of love that chronicles the efforts of conservationists in their pursuits to rescue several types of displaced and endangered species and tells […]

The Skywatcher: B2 flies by for baseball opening day

The Skywatcher: B2 flies by for baseball opening day

The B2 stealth bomber flies over Altadena for opening day this afternoon. Photo by Steve Durham by Chris Considine Are we lucky or what? Our FAA open air zone above Altadena was once again buzzed by the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world just before 5 PM today. I’m sure most of you saw […]

Gaon Authentic Korean BBQ Restaurant

Gaon Authentic Korean BBQ Restaurant

I’m no authority on Korean food, but usually the words “Korean BBQ” entail a table-top grill on which customers cook their own meats—an ingenious form of culinary outsourcing. Gaon has no such grills, though one dish was served on a sizzling hot plate set over a dish of flammable pink jelly. But no temperature dials, […]

New Wilshire Grand Towers Approved Will Add to Downtown LA Skyline

New Wilshire Grand Towers Approved Will Add to Downtown LA Skyline

I have been following the proposed redevelopment of the Wilshire Grand Hotel ever since I first learned about it back in early 2009. And I am very excited about the future of Downtown LA and that things are definitely moving … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

New research helps ready California for “The Big One”

New research helps ready California for “The Big One”

The San Andreas Fault starts at the Gulf of California in Mexico and winds its way through 810 miles of cities, towns and wilderness to end at the Mendocino coast. It’s the place where two tectonic plates, the Pacific and the North American, have been rubbing against each other for millennia, causing massive temblors like […]

Take a walk through Boyle Heights and see the problems & the promise of L.A.

Take a walk through Boyle Heights and see the problems & the promise of L.A.

Walk through the neighborhood of Boyle Heights, just east of downtown Los Angeles, and you see the history of the city unfold before your eyes. From the Boyle Hotel built in 1889 to historic synagogues and Mariachi Plaza. The cultural, religious and ethnic melting pot that is Los Angeles starts in Boyle Heights and emanates […]

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #4

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #4

Okay, I was cooking noodles and doing my taxes during the show, so I may have missed a few moments.  And I’m still steamed about the Casey save. Why, judges, why? He is so derivative. Somebody really great is going home because of the Casey save. But let’s give it up for Elton John night. […]

No Japanese Garden?

No Japanese Garden?

How ever will we manage? If I’d only read my Huntington Library Calendar when it first arrived, I wouldn’t be telling you this at the last minute: “Beginning April 4, the Japanese Garden will be closed to visitors through next spring so that renovations can begin to this much loved, 99-year-old landscape.” So if you […]

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