FROM Cathy Chaplin
Where to get a great Chinese brunch in LA Weekends are made for brunch: eggs benedict, french toast, breakfast burritos... But why not mix it up a little this weekend by taking cues from how the Chinese do brunch? Dim Sum, Hong Kong- style cafes, and Taiwanese breakfasts are top contenders to break up your Saturday or Sunday routine here in LA.
Where to get the best Vietnamese food in El Monte's Little Saigon If you want great Vietnamese food, your first instinct might be to head for Little Saigon in Orange County. But there’s another Little Saigon in El Monte that’s serving up equally delicious regional cuisine. You can find all the classics at the restaurants lining a mile-long strip along Garvey Avenue.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.