Monthly archives: February, 2017

Brad A. Johnson: Chada Thai serves up an authentic menu in Little Saigon

When Chada Thai opened in Little Saigon in July in a 30-seat storefront next door to the sprawling Vietnamese mainstay Brodard, the owner hung a large banner above the door advertising “Thai Food.” Next to that another sign declared: “Now Opening, By Thai People.” The message was clear: Yes, this is the epicenter of Vietnamese …

Lansner: O.C. workers crave great workplaces more than cash

What makes a great Orange County workplace? Part of the Orange County Register’s annual Top Workplaces contest is a survey of those people who toil for arguably the best bosses around. Pollsters for the contest’s manager, Workplace Dynamics, each year ask employees to grade their employers on 23 key characteristics of any great place to …

Cheapo Travel: Guesthouses offer a sense of community

I find one of the most enduring delights of travel is the chance to meet new people, and experience even familiar places in a way that’s new and different. Sometimes, this means eschewing traditional hotels in favor of guesthouses, where you have a chance to interact with the hosts or other guests in a way …

Fresh off the inauguration teen singer Jackie Evancho comes to SoCal

When Jackie Evancho received the invitation to sing the National Anthem at the inauguration of Donald Trump the 16-year-old singer didn’t think twice before accepting. “When I heard that there was even a possibility of me performing, as I’ve said before, it’s an honor for me to perform for my country,” Evancho said one day …