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Where to say ‘goodbye’ to summer and ‘hello’ to school with a family meal

Summer is just about over, and school is getting underway again. For some kids this is a total disaster, while others may enjoy hitting the books, or at least seeing their school friends. What’s certain is that the end of summer an...

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    Opening of English pub The Stalking Horse among food events this week in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events The Stalking Horse: Opening of the English pub inspired by Cornwall, England, 5 p.m. Sept. 5. Specialties include Cornish-style pasties and other savory pies and a vegan Welsh Rarebit. The bar offers beers, unusual gins and whisky. Hours: 5 p.m. daily until Sept. 18, when doors open at 11 a.m. (call to confirm hours). 10543 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.

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    LA Live restaurant among 7 forced to close for cockroaches

    Seven restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards, including one at the LA Live complex in the downtown area. Lawry’s Carvery at LA Live was closed Aug. 21, when inspectors discovered cockroaches on the premises. The restaurant received a “C” grade. The restaurant re-opened for business on Aug. 28. It was among the restaurants that had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations between Aug. 20 and...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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    Umami Burger in Studio City among 4 Valley restaurants closed for cockroaches, other health hazards

    Four restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 20 and Aug. 26, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and rodent infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur...

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    Boneyard Bistro seasonal tastings among food events this week in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Boneyard Bistro: The barbecue restaurant offers chef-owner Aaron Robins and executive chef Erica Abell’s seasonal tasting menu using hatch chilis including Tex Mex Tostada Salad ($18), Smoked Brisket Torta ($20), Ancho & Coffee Rub Hanger Steak Enchiladas ($38) and Hatch Chili & Apple Fry Pie ($11), 4:30 p.m.-midnight Aug. 30. Check website for the full...

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  • Public health

    Rodent droppings, cockroaches and flies force closures at 13 LA restaurants

    Thirteen restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach, rodent and fly infestations, a lack of hot water and sewage discharge, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed.

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Entertainment

    Here’s a free, guided walk through Southern California’s most walkable city, Long Beach

    Just about every day is a good day for a walk in Long Beach. And that’s not just hyperbole. For the second year in a row, Long Beach has been named the 10th most walkable city in the United States by residential real estate company Redfin. And like

    Richard Guzman
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  • Public health

    Cockroaches, lack of hot water force closures at 7 San Fernando Valley restaurants

    Seven restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur during...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Entertainment

    KISS rock stars are becoming Rock & Brews food stars

    The members of KISS are Rock & Roll Hall of Famers whose signature makeup, apocalyptic yet glamorous outfits, and wildly theatrical shows earned them an army of fans since forming in the early 1970s. More than four decades later the band is still going strong and still sporting the makeup and elaborate outfits as they wrap up the KISSWORLD world tour this month. (There are no local stops for the tour.) And during the past few...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Food

    LA Food & Wine Festival among Los Angeles area culinary events

    events Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Azi Grill: New casual-dining restaurant in Janss Marketplace from Syrian-born Mazen Nadour. Specialties include falafel, hummus, kabobs, salads and shawarma. Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily (call to confirm). 245 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 805-370-1470. bit.ly/2uMCKtq Antonio’s Pizzeria:...

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  • Entertainment

    Mexican or Japanese food? Have one or both at MexSake in Van Nuys.

    If, upon driving in the rear parking lot at the Mexican/Japanese fusion eatery called MexSake, you happen to look at a wall in the driveway, you’ll notice a sign that reads “Swiss Chef Restaurant … Valet Parking.” The valet parking is no more. But more notably, The Swiss Chef, our only Swiss-German restaurant, closed about a year ago. After decades cooking Mittel European chow at The Matterhorn, and then The Swiss Chef, Chef Ueli hung up his apron and his...

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