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Bears, Coyotes Eat Homeless Man Sleeping in Griffith Park

Has Griffith Park's famous mountain lion, P-22, developed a taste for human flesh? Experts say probably not, but something ate a homeless man who died in LA's Griffith Park. A hiker in Griffith Park...

 
 By Mona Day    Lifestyle    December 12, 2019 

Bottlefish Restaurant: Empire Builders' Next Act after California Pizza Kitchen

Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax founded California Pizza Kitchen in 1985;  today it has over 270 locations in 30 states and 11 countries; along with a presence at major airports, college campuses,...

 

Amazing Items Found By Mother Daughter Team at Miami Beach Art Basel

Edible Skinny is lucky enough to be hanging out in sunny Miami Beach for Art Basel in America this weekend (where our sister brand The Zelda Fitzgeralds will be creating on-demand typewritten poetry...

 

Never forgetting about the wonderful and fun decade of the 1980s

Oh, how I miss the 1980s! MTV was actually cool and playing popular music videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Big-hair music bands were everywhere. Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Madonna,...

 

Mrs. Sundquist Goes to San Jose: Local Girl Joins Local Guides for Google Maps

Santa Monica resident and travel blogger, Ashley Sundquist was selected to attend Google's Connect Live 2019 summit on November 14-16 in San Jose, California. The annual summit was held at Google's...

 

Assemblymember Richard Bloom Honors WestSide Food Bank Director Bruce Rankin

WestSide Food Bank Director Bruce Rankin was honored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom Tuesday night, at an open house at his Santa Monica office. Mr. Rankin received a framed proclamation, praising...

 

Shoes Wanted for the Homeless Before Thanksgiving; Call For Pickup

Ralph wants your shoes. Ralph Hattenbach doesn't head any famous national charity organization. He doesn't earn a five-to-six figure income in order to devise means of persuading you to donate to any...

 

Exactly Whose Well Being Did Santa Monica Summit, anyway?

The City of Santa Monica just held a one-day, quarter million dollar "Wellbeing Summit" to discuss how happy the city's residents are, which made many residents unhappy. I'm not sure the city...

 

Living Life Without a Car is Worth it in L.A. No More Traffic Jams for Me!

As the State of California becomes more and more clustered on the freeways and busy streets, a growing number of local residents are deciding on other options besides driving a car. Count me in as...

 

Are iPhones a Disease Or a Disorder? High-tech consequences and Invasion of the Pod People

"It's a malignant disease spreading across the whole country." So states actor Kevin McCarthy as Dr. Miles Bennell in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." In that chilling 1956 science fiction classic,...

 

Tony Goldwyn, Isha Sesay, RJ Mitte and UNA's Rachel Pittman Discuss Sustainable Goals, Bullying, Poverty and Alzheimer's at Advocacy Honors

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 25th, 2019) – Advocacy Honors honored Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), WAM/Maria Shriver (American journalist) Isha Sesay (CNN) and RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad) at the Fifth Annual...

 

Why Are We On The Street? And What Would It Take to Change Us from Homeless to Housed

Are all of the homeless drug addicts, unwilling to work, and psychotic? This is some people's view of them. And who can blame local residents with losing patience--the homeless dominate public parks...

 

Chabad of Simcha Monica conducts Sukkos Festival on 12th Street Thursday

Chabad in Simcha Monica is located on 17th Street. It held its annual Sukkot Extravaganza Block party, closing the street at Broadway and 12th Street Thursday afternoon. Chabad invited the entire...

 

Seafood Centric Restaurant Bottlefish Uncorks Your Fishiest Fish Wish List

Three years ago Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax opened Bottlefish, a seafood-centric restaurant. They had been successful for 25 years owning a California Pizza Kitchen (the one across the plaza) and...

 

Channeling the Big Lebowski: A Visit to the Sheats-Goldstein Residence.

The Sheats-Goldstein Residence was built long ago but remains ahead of its time. Designed by noted architect John Lautner, it commands a view of the Los Angeles Skyline that it shares with other...

 

The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Annual Summer Spectacular

On Saturday evening September 21, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel foundation creators Robert, Linell and Grant Shapiro held their annual fundraiser to help raise awareness for drug and alcohol...

 

Airport Hangar As Big Top: An Art Spectacle Lands In Los Angeles County

To visit Saatchi Art's The Other Art Fair is both inspiring and overwhelming. The Other Art Fair is a multi-city exhibition that provides a platform for emerging artists to display their work in...

 

Santa Monica Breakfast Club Honors Ray Carriere at 5th Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party Oct. 6

This quote by Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, reminds us of something we often forget. What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than with "Alice" and the "Cheshire Cat" and...

 

Universal Studios Opening Fan Preview Night Celebration "Halloween Horror Nights"

I arrived at 745 PM and was scarily enticed to stay until the closing at 1 AM. Even though the Universal Studios Park information pamphlet advises parents with "children under the age of 13" to...

 

Santa Monica Fire Department Holds Commemorations of September 11 Attacks on Wednesday

The Santa Monica Fire Department Will Commemorate 9/11 Wednesday Wednesday marks eighteen years since the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in...

 

Cancer Free Generation Celebrity Poker Tournament and Game Night

On Saturday evening September 7, 2019 the Riviera 31, at the Sofitel Hotel, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles was crowded with celebrities including stars from Dancing with the Stars, Happy Days, Grey's...

 

LA Times' Annual Food and Wine Extravaganza, 'TASTE LA' A big success

LOS ANGELES – August 30, 2019 – The Los Angeles Times held their annual TASTE LA gourmet Food and Wine festival at the lovely Paramount studios in LA over the past weekend. This year, the LA...

 

Where to Find Love and Salt, L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Pop's Bagels, Tumbi Craft Indian Kitchen

This three day epicurean food festival hosted by the Los Angeles Times editorial staff presented many of Southern California's finest restaurants with over 70 friendly vendors offering unlimited food...

 

Los Angeles Food & Wine Kickoff Dinner Series at Fig Restaurant/Fairmont – An Epicurean Adventure!

On Thursday August 22, 2019 I was invited to attend and taste the gastronomic creativity of chefs Jason Prendergast & Michael Corvino at Fig Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel Santa Monica as part...

 
 By Mona Day    Lifestyle    August 29, 2019

LA Food & Wine Takes Over Barkar Hangar August 22-25

Southern California's annual food and wine festival, Los Angeles Food & Wine took over Barker Hanger August 22-25 for three days of marquee events. Friday evening was The Epic Burger Throwdown...

 

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