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April 30, 2005
Jackson Bell Hateful calls and blood-red paint splattered on the front of his popular eatery have left Zankou Chicken owner Dikran Iskenderian furious, and deeply saddened. That vandals would target him for keeping his doors open on the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was foolish and ignorant, Iskenderian said. "People need to realize that just because I don't close for the day, I'm not turning my back on the genocide," he said. "What they did was un-Christian, anti-Armenian and racist."
By Ryan Vaillancourt | September 22, 2007
For the past two weeks, business has been better than ever at Milano?s Cucina Italiana, but staff and regular patrons of the 15-year Glendale eatery were solemn on Friday night. Though owner Harry Hall is gearing up for an all-day buffet bash on Sunday, tables will be empty, the wood-fire pizza oven cold and the bar-stools upturned when Monday rolls around. With North Brand Boulevard rents on the rise, Hall?s landlord is bringing in a new bank tenant and, for now, Milano?s is closing its doors, Hall said.
December 12, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- The Rev. Carroll Barbour made the sign of the cross on the restaurant door with holy water, then turned to the handful of restaurant employees looking on. "This place is as pure as a newborn baby," he said with a big smile. Barbour had just blessed Maurizio's Italian Kitchen and Bar, nestled along North Maryland Avenue. He has not performed the practice on a restaurant before -- mostly homes, he said. But the idea behind blessing both was the same.
February 26, 2004
Darleene Barrientos The conditional-use permit issued to a local restaurant by the city has angered one of the restaurant's neighbors, who say the location is really a banquet hall and a hub of drunken revelry. Joe Miller, who lives near the Dream Palace, 510 E. Broadway, believes the permit issued to the restaurant was inappropriate and that the owners have not lived up to their agreement with neighbors. "It's been a long, continuing struggle," Miller said.
By Charles Cooper | January 5, 2007
A full service sushi restaurant has applied for a conditional use permit for alcohol sales at 2232 Honolulu Ave. The CUP will allow sales, service and consumption of alcohol on the property, situated in a commercial retail zone. Owner of the property is Philip J. Thomas. The restaurant, Sushi Plus, will be operated by Ki Seum Eum. He was represented at the city hearing by Nathan Freeman. Freeman said the applicant wants to serve Japanese beer and Sake, incidental to food sales.
January 31, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum Surprised and angry with the tactics employed by owners of the Dream Palace restaurant to try to cut through some red tape, the city released a detailed chronology of the owners' actions, which include building without a permit, failing to get proper inspections and hosting a private party without the proper permits. The report was prompted by Tuesday's City Council meeting, when about 150 people showed up in support of the restaurant.
By: Darleene Barrientos | August 27, 2005
Residents opposed to a California Chicken Cafe moving into their neighborhood have filed an appeal protesting the Burbank Planning Board's unanimous approval of parking exceptions and allowing the restaurant's patrons to bring their own alcohol. Neighbors of the proposed restaurant, planned for 2921 W. Magnolia Blvd., will meet Monday to discuss the restaurant's impending arrival. "Since the city Planning [department] staff had recommended not approving the application, we felt we should pursue this further, just to make sure," said Penny Church, who lives along Niagara Street, which intersects Magnolia.
By: Tania Chatila | October 7, 2005
Owners of the Manila Good-Ha restaurant chain, with one location in Glendale, turned over more than $180,000 to the Department of Labor this week, reimbursing 82 of the business's employees in unpaid overtime, officials said.Of that $180,000, Salvador and Fe Wong, owners of all five Manila Good-Ha restaurants, with four others in Los Angeles, Panorama City and Union City, will pay about $36,000 in back wages to 16 of its Glendale restaurant employees, Department of Labor spokeswoman Deanne Amaden said.
By Ryan Vaillancourt | April 15, 2008
GLENDALE ? A Superior Court Judge on Monday ordered De Revolution, an Adams Square restaurant that the city filed a criminal complaint against for allegedly violating zoning laws, to cease operations. The decision came at an arraignment hearing Monday, six days after the Glendale city attorney?s office filed a 13-count criminal misdemeanor complaint alleging that the business repeatedly operated in violation of its zoning-use certificate and sold alcohol without a conditional-use permit, said Dorine Martirosian, the deputy city attorney handling the case.
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