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Eye on L.A. for March 21, 2009

Originally aired Sat., March 21, at 6:30 p.m.
March 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
This week on Eye on L.A.: Eagle Rock, sweet treats, becoming cheese-savvy.SMALL TOWN CHARM

Eye on L.A. visits Eagle Rock -- a quaint neighborhood situated in northeast Los Angeles, between Glendale and Pasadena. It's known for being a tight-knit and family-friendly community and its residents say it's one of few areas in L.A. that still has that small town charm. In recent years, the area has undergone a revitalization of sorts, with new businesses and restaurants opening their doors.

Locations we visited in our story:

Heather's Store
1565 Colorado, #B
Los Angeles, 90041
(323) 550-1625
www.heathersstore.com

Rockin' Kid Shop
4058 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90041
(323) 474-6632

Fatty's Restaurant
1627 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90041
(323) 254-8804
www.fattyscafe.com

Butter Tart
4126 Verdugo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 254-5040
www.mybuttertart.com

AN ACTOR'S RETREAT

"Leo Carrillo Ranch," also known as "Rancho de los Kiotes," is an historic ranch in Carlsbad. Inspired by his childhood, the late actor Leo Carrillo developed this ranch to honor his Hispanic heritage and ancestors. This tranquil hacienda is reminiscent of early California and has become a local getaway spot. Considered Carlsbad's "Sleeping Beauty," the ranch is open to the public for self-guided tours, special movie nights, school trips and much more.

To learn more about the Leo Carrillo Ranch:

www.carrillo-ranch.org

SWEET SPOTS

Eye on L.A. went on a sugar binge, visiting some local sweet spots perfect for chocolate-lovers.

Chocolate Box Café
714 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada, 91011
(818) 790-7918
www.chocolateboxcafe.com

Coco Noche
1140 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach, 90266
(310) 545-4925

Patisserie Chantilly
2383 Lomita Blvd.
Lomita, 90717
(310) 257-9454
www.patisseriechantilly.com

Need more ways to satisfy your sweet tooth? Here are some local cupcake shops:

Crumbs Bake Shop
9465 Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, 90210

Crumbs Bake Shop's newest location:
216 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, 90004

Zov's Bistro
17440 E 17th Street
Tustin, 92780
(714) 838-8855
www.zovs.com

Zov's Café & Bakery
3915 Portola Parkway
Irvine, 92602

Zov's Café & Bakery
21123 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, 92657

Joan's On Third
8350 West Third Street
Los Angeles, 90048
(323) 655-2285
www.joansonthird.com

Sprinkles
9635 Little Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, 90210
(310) 274-8765
www.sprinklescupcakes.com

Sprinkles newest location:
944 Avocado Ave
Newport Beach, 92660
(949) 760-0003

Auntie Em's Kitchen
4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90041
(323) 255-0800
www.auntieemskitchen.com

CHEESE SAVVY

Eye on L.A. visits three locations where cheese-lovers can indulge their cravings. We talk to cheese experts about the different tastes, textures and styles of cheese from all over the world and the best foods to accompany it.

For more information, visit:

3 On Fourth Restaurant
1432 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-6765
www.3onfourth.com

The CheeseStore of Silverlake
3926-28 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 644-7511
www.cheesestoresl.com

Say Cheese
2800 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-0545


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