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Found in LA: The $888 Dollar Hot Dog
Slaw Dogs in Pasadena runs a daily special including items like kumquat chutney, jalapeno bacon and Parmesan crisps. To honor famous indulgences like the million dollar sundae in New York, today they offered "The Platinum Dog" also known as "The Big Blinger" for $888.88, a mere pittance when you consider the ingredients:
Kobe beef dog with white truffle, foie gras, lobster mousse, caviar, and 24-karat gold shavings topped with Tahitian pearls.
Donald Trump even had a dozen of the special dogs flown to New York City. Paris Hilton was spotted scarfing one down, even though she famously told Kathy Griffin, "My mother told me only ugly girls have to do that." Don't chip your teeth on the pearls. They are meant to be swallowed whole. And have a happy April Fool's Day!
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.