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December 5, 2013

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Robbery Suspect Captured on Tape NR12225cj

May 17, 2012
Robbery Suspect Captured on Tape NR12225cj

Los Angeles: Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a robber who stole two Rolex watches from a jewelry shop inside of a mall in Century City. On May 10, 2012, around 4:50 pm, LAPD West Los Angeles officers received a call of a robbery at a mall in the 10200 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. When the officers arrived, they immediately checked for the safety of the employees and searched the area for possible suspects. The officers were unable to locate any suspect in the vicinity. A security guard suffering from minor injuries, was treated at the scene by LAFD Rescue personnel. After a thorough investigation detectives believe a man walked into the jewelry store and asked one of the employees to look at some watches. When the employee presented the watches, the suspect grabbed one watch from the tray and forced the second watch from the employee’s hand. He then ran towards the exit and was tackled by a security guard. The suspect managed to break free and ran southbound through the mall and out toward Constellation Boulevard. The suspect is described as a 23 to 26-year-old male African American. He stands between 5’4 and 5’6 inches tall and weighs between 130 and 145 pounds. The two watches are valued at $64900.00. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact West Los Angeles Area robbery Detective Stanley Evans at 310-444-1520.During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone …

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Sandra Thomas: PHOTOS: A Taste Of The Islands At A Hawaiian Food Festival

February 19, 2012

Staring down at the roasted pig’s head adorning a kiosk at the Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agricultural Festival at the Hilton Waikoloa on the Island of Hawaii, I had no idea the wild bore I had just happily sampled would mark the start of a weekend I can only describe as the ultimate foodie fantasy. After flying in from Seattle, we checked into our room at the neighboring Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort with just enough time to shower and change before heading to the Taste event. The rush was worth it. The event showcases everything that’s great about the local Hawaiian food/agriculture scene, including luscious organic produce and top chefs who bring the best out of locally raised (or wild) pig, beef and lamb. The event has a nose-to-tail philosophy which, depending on the luck of the draw, sees chefs creating delicacies from not only the most popular cuts of meat, but also the least appetizing including tripe and the now infamous mountain oyster, aka bull calf testicles. Each year participating local chefs draw to see which meat they’ll prepare for Taste about a month prior to the event in order to come up with a concept designed to wow the large crowd of foodies who attend annually. This year the mountain oyster challenge was presented to chef Jayson Kanekoa and his chef de cuisine Raylynn Kanehailua from the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, who came up with a kind of bull testicle tamale, which I wasn’t brave enough to try — but fed to my more adventurous partner who gave it a big thumbs up. I did indulge in a taste of heart sausage created by the chefs from Roy’s Waikoloa and it opened my eyes as to how the less-noble cuts of meat can be transformed into something delicious. The next morning I was scheduled to take part in the Chef Shuttle tour offered as part of a package at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott and was surprised to see my personal guide for the day was Chef Jayson Kanekoa of mountain oyster fame whom I’d spoken to briefly the night before. Chef Jayson and I embarked on our foodie travels at 7 am and headed for two farmers markets in Waimea. On the way, we stopped for breakfast at a local institution called Hawaiian Style Café, where particularly large Hawaiian men cooked up pancakes the size of hubcaps and where you can order the Internet Loco Moco featuring Spam, Spam and more Spam. (My partner and I ended up driving to Waimea twice more to the café for breakfast in the all too-short week we spent on Hawaii.) Fortified with breakfast, Chef Jayson and I headed for the Hawaiian Homesteaders Farmers Market and Town Market where together we sourced out ingredients for what would later become dinner for a group of us back at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. Market-goers and vendors alike greeted Chef Jayson with alohas, handshakes and hugs. Maybe it was being in the company of a celebrity chef, but I found the vendors exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable about the organic produce, fish, meat, flowers, treats and coffee they were selling. I met a coffee grower who had a photo album on display detailing the history of his family’s plantation from its start two decades earlier, as well as Mike Hodson, a retired vice cop who now owns and operates one of the most successful organic farms on the island, Wow Farm. Hodson told me that after surviving two decades on the force, there was no way he was going die from spraying chemicals on his tomatoes. The end result? Juicy, delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes that actually taste like tomatoes. By the end of our tours of the farmers markets, Chef Jayson and I had chosen the main ingredients for a four-course meal I will never forget. Our dinner, a deliciously divine example of the farm-to-table philosophy driving the agricultural tourism industry in Hawaii, began with seared ahi tuna accompanied by roasted garlic, Kamuela tomato gazpacho, followed by some of those Wow tomatoes served with the macadamia nut, basil-infused goat cheese I had earlier chosen at the farmers market. Our entrée was a veal chop with poha berry jam, local mushrooms and purple sweet potatoes from the neighboring island of Molokai. Dessert was coffee crème brulee with a cup of brew hand-pressed at our table — both made from beans purchased earlier from that same grower. Even more delightful was the line printed at the bottom of our menu, “Prepared for Ms. Sandra Thomas…” This personalized touch is part of the Chef Shuttle package. Completing our foodie fantasy weekend was Sunday night’s Sunset Luau at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott during which we indulged in Kalua pig, which had slow roasted in an underground oven all day, Lau Lau chicken and numerous mai tais. Sure there was talented fire knife dancers, beautiful hula dancers and traditional Hawaiian music, but on this foodie weekend, it was all about that sumptuous buffet. And here’s a brief look at Chef Jayson during one of his Chef Shuttle Tours: More: Sandra Thomas: PHOTOS: A Taste Of The Islands At A Hawaiian Food Festival

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L.A. Zoo Opening New Reptile House

February 9, 2012
L.A. Zoo Opening New Reptile House

If snakes and lizards are your bag, you’re in luck — the LA Zoo is opening a new home for reptiles and their scaly ilk. Called the LAIR (Living Amphibian, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), it will feature six exhibits that will house over 60 species, including snakes, poison dart frogs, giant horned lizards and banded iguanas. more › See original here: L.A. Zoo Opening New Reptile House

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Pencil This In: ‘Slake’ After Dark, Weegee’s Photography, Farming Panel and Art Walk Related Events

February 9, 2012
Pencil This In: ‘Slake’ After Dark, Weegee’s Photography, Farming Panel and Art Walk Related Events

here’s too much good stuff happening tonight in LA. First, there’s a reading with Luke Davies at Atwater Crossing; a lecture on Weegee’s photography at MOCA, a gardening panel at the Santa Monica Public Library; and there’s always Downtown LA’s art walk and related events. Read on for all the details. more › Read the original: Pencil This In: ‘Slake’ After Dark, Weegee’s Photography, Farming Panel and Art Walk Related Events

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BHHS Girls Soccer Wins First Ocean League Title

February 9, 2012

The Beverly Hills High School girls varsity soccer team wrapped up its first Ocean League championship Tuesday with a 5-0 shutout of Inglewood at Nickoll Field. The Normans will now try to put the finishing touches on an undefeated league season Thursday when they travel to archrival Culver City for Beverly Hills’ last game before playoffs begin. BHHS coach Ryan Franks made it clear he has no intention of resting his starters. “We are absolutely trying to keep our undefeated league record against Culver City,” said Franks, who took over the girls program in 2003-04. “We also want to keep our momentum going into playoffs. We are really in a groove right now, particularly with our defense. We have talked about the motto, ‘defense wins championships.’ ” Steady defense has been the key to the Normans’ success. They have outscored their league opponents 37-2. Only defending champion Santa Monica has been able to find the back of the net this season against BHHS, doing so with a 2-1 overtime loss at Samohi and a 1-1 draw last Friday at Nickoll Field.  Needing merely a tie to clinch the title outright, the Normans (13-5-3 overall, 8-0-1 in league) dominated Inglewood from the start during Tuesday’s game. Fittingly, it was leading scorer Ashley Aviram who put Beverly Hills on the board in the 29th minute with her 23rd goal of the season. That was the only goal of the first half, but the Normans tallied four more in the second to pull away. Kaela Reisfelt scored twice in six minutes (the second off an assist from Aviram), then Aviram notched her league-best 24th goal of the year in the 66th minute, assisted by Tiffany Moore. Only a junior, Aviram needs two goals to tie Beverly Hills’ single season record held by Emily Litvak and six to tie Litvak’s career-record 55 goals. Tylor Fields scored the last goal in the 68th minute off an assist from Reisfelt. With 16 assists, Aviram also leads the league in that department. Goalie Ida Trevino needed to make only one save in 60 minutes and backup Kylie Colvin played the last 20 minutes, making one save to complete the shutout. Culver City lost to the Normans 1-0 at Nickoll Field in the teams’ first game this season, so Franks expects the Centaurs to be motivated Thursday. “Culver City has a very good attack and will put our defense to the test,” said Franks, who played center midfield for BHHS boys coach Steve Rappaport from 1992-96 and set the school single-season assists record with 18. “Our back line of Arielle Harris, Monica Salandra, Elena Rust and Ida [Trevino] have been rock solid for us.” Regardless of Thursday’s outcome, BHHS will host its first playoff game on Feb. 17, most likely against a third-place team from another league. Ranked seventh in this week’s CIF Southern Section Division 4 poll, the Normans’ next goal is to advance deep into the postseason tournament. Franks expects Santa Monica and Culver City to make the playoffs as well. “We typically get three teams in,” he said. “Last year, all three Ocean League teams [Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Culver City] got to the second round of CIF. It really depends on how strongly they value our league to determine our placement. I think we have a pretty competitive league.” Beverly Hills won its last league title in 2002-03 as a member of the Pioneer League, the year before Franks took over the program. Over the past decade, the Normans have qualified for the playoffs every year but have never made it out of the second round. It is a trend they hope to change this winter. B e  sure to follow  Beverly Hills  Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . See the original post here: BHHS Girls Soccer Wins First Ocean League Title

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Drivers Face Rainy Commute Tuesday

February 7, 2012
Drivers Face Rainy Commute Tuesday

A storm system is expected to sweep Southern California Tuesday, giving Los Angeles drivers a rainy commute. See the original post: Drivers Face Rainy Commute Tuesday

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Hollywood Pursuit Suspect Runs Into Grocery Store

February 7, 2012
Hollywood Pursuit Suspect Runs Into Grocery Store

A pursuit suspect ran into a Hollywood grocery store early Tuesday on Santa Monica Boulevard near the 101 Freeway. More: Hollywood Pursuit Suspect Runs Into Grocery Store

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Plywood Report : Spot Check Inside Jesse Gomez’s Mercado in Santa Monica

February 4, 2012

Click here to view the full photogallery. Mercado is Jesse Gomez ‘s (Yxta) delayed Mexican concept first mentioned back in June. PR says the eatery is on track to open February 27, with FOH staff training on Feb 13, but as one can see from the interior shots, there’s still much work to be done. As a recap, this here it the former La Serenata de Garibaldi space which shuttered last April; chef Jose Acevedo of Taleo Grill in Irvine will craft plates like Tostaditas de Tinga de Pollo (chipotle pulled chicken, smashed pintos, crema fresca, queso fresco) and Chile Relleno (seasonal filling, green beans, lime rice). · Menu Updates on Mercado, SM’s Next Mexican Cafe [~ELA~] · SaMo’s La Serenata de Garibaldi Shutters To Become Mercado [~ELA~] Read more from the original source: Plywood Report : Spot Check Inside Jesse Gomez’s Mercado in Santa Monica

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Switcheroos: New Details: Jet Tila Waxes Poetic on The Charleston

February 2, 2012
Switcheroos: New Details: Jet Tila Waxes Poetic on The Charleston

As reported yesterday , chef Jet Tila (Wazuzu at Encore Las Vegas) is in the process of taking over Angel’s cocktail bar in Santa Monica and reopening the venue as a dinner and drinks spot called The Charleston . Not, in fact, a gastropub as originally rumored . On his decision to makeover the bar Tila explains, “I’m going away from my roots as an Asian chef by highlighting my roots as a restaurateur. I wanted to be home. I wanted to have an F&B presence back home….It’s a fantastic location. No one has really understood how to cut this diamond to make it shine.” While the lounge will stay open during renovations, or as Tila puts it, “ We take the car into the body shop for a few weeks and pimp it out ,” expect to see a major renovation of the menu and cocktail list. “Basically I want everyone to understand it’s going to be a bar with great food first ,” Tila says. “We’ll be debuting brunch by the mid part of this year. We’ll feature very beverage-friendly small bites.” Tila plans to serve Thai street fare similar to the plates he introduces next week during a pop-up dinner at Origin India Restaurant and Lounge in Las Vegas. “[The Charleston] will be a laboratory for me to play where I come up with some crazy ideas. I don’t want to call it a gastropub. It’s a fun place to have a bunch of food and drinks.” At his pop-up dinner in Vegas, he’s partnering with master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim who will create a cocktail pairing for the night. Abou-Ganim is also giving The Charleston drink menu “an eyeball to see if he can inspire some cocktails.” In other Tila news, the common ownership between Bru Haus and The Charleston could turn his consulting gig at the pub into something more in the future, but no plans are inked. Tila will also continue his Breadbar Bistronomics pop-up dinners sometime in the spring. · Jet Tila Opening The Charleston in Former Angel’s Home [~ELA~] · Chef Jet Tila Consults on Bru Haus Menu, Also Part of New SaMo Gastropub The Charleston [~ELA~] — Susan Stapleton Original post: Switcheroos: New Details: Jet Tila Waxes Poetic on The Charleston

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