October 8, 2005
A few Saturdays ago I ended up starting out the day later than usual. It was already mid-afternoon when I realized I was hungry. I had a tri-faceted dilemma: eat out, go over to mom's, or do my usual single-guy-who-can't cook routine. The latter involved a can of tuna originating from the Persian Gulf. The steel-packed tuna is not only exceptionally tasty, but it also awakens some secondhand nostalgia in me. The fish is from a region where my dad was born.
September 29, 2001
Charles Rich LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Kevin Herron dashed effortlessly across the Field Turf on Friedman Field. The St. Francis High running back said he got nervous before each snap, but his running acumen clicked to read the field like a road map when he received the ball. The flashy Herron scored three first-half touchdowns to help navigate St. Francis to a 62-13 nonleague victory against visiting Pasadena on Friday night. It marked the most touchdowns scored in a game this season for Herron, a junior who rushed for 137 yards in 12 carries before being removed early in the second half.
May 10, 2010
Fish taco aficionado Joseph Cordova has opened his second restaurant. The Best Fish Taco in Ensenada, which opened last week, complements his flagship restaurant-store at 1650 Hillhurst Ave. in Los Angeles. Hopefully, Cordova said, the Glendale store, at 604 W. Glenoaks Blvd., won?t be his last. He plans to open six more stores and four taco stands throughout Los Angeles in the coming months. Cordova got hooked on fish tacos while visiting Ensenada. He described the taco as ugly and made out of plywood.
March 26, 2008
La Crescenta resident Frank Viggiano has a big appetite for fish. The 76-year-old retired assembly line worker goes fishing once a month at Tujunga Creek at Angeles Crest and catches trout. Once he catches the fish, he takes them home to be cooked and eaten, he said. Fishing is an activity for Viggiano that dates back to when he was in his 20s and in the Navy. Viggiano served in the Korean War, and when he returned home, he started working menial jobs. Whenever he found time in between his jobs, he went fishing.
June 6, 2007
LA CRESCENTA — In the midst of what is shaping up to be the driest year in Los Angeles County's recorded history, and with one of Southern California's key water sources currently shut down, the Crescenta Valley Water District is urging consumers to ease up on their water use. The California Department of Water Resources, which provides about 60% of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's supply, stopped pumping water from...
January 25, 2008
Capt. Tim Peters, Sgt. Randy Sulstrom and Sgt. Joe Raya will all be retiring in March from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station. Together they have served almost 100 years in the L.A. County Sheriff?s Department. ?It was just the right time. I will be reaching the magic age of 60 in the month of March,? Peters said. Peters has been at the Crescenta Valley station for four years. ?Capt. Peters has done a lot of good things here,? Raya said. ?I have had a great time working with him. He cares about [those working at the station]
June 29, 2004
A local man pleaded not guilty to three federal counts of importing a fish that can crawl out of water breathe air and eat other fish and small animals. Sung Chul "Daniel" Rhee, 46, of Glendale, is scheduled to be tried Aug. 24 in federal court. Rhee was arrested May 10 on suspicion of selling live snakehead fish for $14.99 a pound at his Koreatown market, Assi Super. The fish are believed to be a delicacy and beneficial to the health of pregnant women in the Korean community, authorities said.
April 10, 2010
Delicious food with no frills is the philosophy at Rocky?s Fish & Poultry in Burbank. The routine here is to order at the counter, pick up your order on a Styrofoam plate, bring it to your table on a plastic tray, eat with plastic utensils and bus your own table when finished. If none of that deters you, be prepared to enjoy a very good meal with fish done right. Some of the selections are available only deep-fried, and others can be charbroiled. The broiled orange roughy ($10.