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Gardening: In the battle against bugs, don’t reach so fast for that bottle of pesticide

By Joshua Siskin|

Taste of Arcadia, Pasadena events among food happenings in the LA area

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Akasha: Rosh Hashana à la carte dinner items, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 20-21. Cost $6-$28 per item. Reservations required. 9543 Culver...

By Elaine Lehman|


  • Dining

    For Chinese food in Alhambra, Henry’s Cuisine is a happy melting pot

    Every day, for three meals a day — breakfast, lunch and dinner — Henry’s Cuisine serves a trio of menus that feature dishes you might expect, and dishes you might not expect. This Hong Kong-style cafe in Alhambra is run by a pair of Henrys — Henry Tu and Henry Chau — who have created one of Valley Boulevard’s most madcap restaurants, packed with extended families, confronting tables piled with dishes from a variety of worlds. How the kitchen...

    Merrill Shindler

  • Hepatitis

    LA County has its own hepatitis A outbreak

    LOS ANGELES — Health officials said today that Los Angeles County has a hepatitis A outbreak based on two “community-acquired” cases that cannot be traced back to San Diego County or Santa Cruz. “We are in the situation of a hepatitis A outbreak ... as of this morning,” Public Health Department Director Barbara Ferrer told the Board of Supervisors. Most cases to date have been identified in patients who are homeless or drug users, but include...

    City News Service|

  • Health

    Healthcare: Uninsured rate in US falls to record low of 8.8%

    Three years after the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion took effect, the number of Americans without health insurance fell to 28.1 million in 2016, down from 29 million in 2015, according to a federal report released Tuesday. The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau showed the nation’s uninsured rate dropped to 8.8 percent. It had been 9.1 percent in 2015. Both the overall number of uninsured and the percentage are record lows. The uninsured rate...

    By Phil Galewitz California Healthline|

  • Entertainment

    Chinese food comes with a Uyghur influence at Xinjiang BBQ in Monterey Park

    While those of us who follow the always intriguing culinary ebb and flow of Chinese cuisine in the San Gabriel Valley — watching the rise of dishes from Szechuan that range from hot to hotter to downright incendiary, and enjoying the steady spread of the Dumpling Gospel of Din Tai Fung — a bit of Uyghur skewer madness crept in around the edges. The Uyghurs are the people of Northwest China, with a strong Muslim influence to the cooking, which means largely no pork, and...

    Merrill Shindler

  • Food

    MOM in the Mail cookies among food events this week in the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles area EVENTS MOM in the Mail: Cookie mail order service from Sharon Graves, baker and owner of BLVD Kitchen in Sherman Oaks. Varieties include: Classic Chocolate Chip, Deep Dark Chocolate Brownies, Chewy Fruit and Nut Granola Bars, Peanut Butter and Whisky Oatmeal Dried Cherry Bars. See website for treat and seasonal menu (plus dietary options) and extras to be added to package. 1-877-454-4666. Email:...


  • Zoological parks

    Could LA Zoo’s snow leopard cubs be any cuter?

    LOS ANGELES — Two endangered snow leopard cubs born at the Los Angeles Zoo in May will make their public debut today. The brother and sister cubs, born in May to 3-year-old mother Georgina and 5-year-old father Fred, are the first offspring for the adult snow leopards that were paired together in 2015 as a part of a species survival plan. The siblings spent several months behind the scenes, bonding with their mother and getting to know the animal care staff, and at four...

    City News Service|

  • Airport operation

    How ONT is trying to attract San Gabriel Valley residents to fly out of Ontario

    ONTARIO >> Ontario International Airport officials have long envisioned tapping into the San Gabriel Valley’s Chinese-American population as a means to bolster traffic at the facility. Two recent developments could help make that a reality. First, a former president of Pasadena-based East West Bank — founded to serve the Chinese-American community — has been named the newest member of the Ontario International Airport Authority, the airport’s...

    By Liset Marquez @Journaliset on Twitter|

  • Air travel

    Why a Pasadena resident cares if you travel out of Ontario airport

    ONTARIO >> As part of a plan to woo San Gabriel Valley residents to Ontario International Airport, a Pasadena resident has taken a seat on its five-member governing body. The city of Ontario has the ability to name four of the five members of the Ontario International Airport Authority, and with a recent resignation, officials have tapped Julia Gouw as a replacement, despite living 35 miles to the west of the airport. It’s all part of a strategy to increase the...

    Liset Márquez

  • September 11 attacks

    U.S. marks 9/11 anniversary with resolve, tears and hope

    NEW YORK >> Americans commemorated 9/11 on Monday with tear-streaked tributes, a presidential warning to terrorists and appeals from victims’ relatives for unity and hope 16 years after the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Looking out at the solemn crowd at Ground Zero, Debra Epps said she views every day as time to do something to ensure that her brother, Christopher Epps, and thousands of others didn’t die in vain. “What I can say today is...

    By Jennifer Peltz and Karen Matthews The Associated Press|

  • Lifestyle

    George Waters: An all-female cast of ‘Lord of the Flies’ stirs controversy

    There is a lot of controversy over the announcement of an all-female film of “Lord of the Flies,” but I could have sworn they already made that movie. Wasn’t it called “Sex and the City”? OK, that was not fair, I did not see even see it. But the Rotten Tomatoes review site gives it a 5 out of 10 (in tomato terms, a green splat), and I have found you can generally trust fruit-based critiques. (The fact that a tomato is a fruit is yet...


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