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Best Western

A tip of the hat to a Van Nuys western wear store that’s been doing business with a handshake for more than a half-century.

Eat & Drink

Shirin Bakery Rains Pastries on Tarzana

After a long lead-up, Nick Melikian finally managed to open Shirin Bakery in Tarzana, finding a larger audience for his mom’s Persian and American cakes and pastry recipes. The tiny space, previously home to Two B Bridal and Beaver’s Den Antiques, now houses a wood counter and stools carved from a swath of wood, cases and […]


Buff on the Boulevard

From a bootcamp-meets-high-tech-workout to a spin studio with a social twist, 3 innovative ways to jump-start your fitness routine this fall.

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