| Jul 19, 2009
Don't be fooled by her riding crop, her past career as a porn-film costumer or her penchant for punk rock and Russ Meyer flicks. Take all that away, and Rita D'Albert is a nice Jewish girl from Flushing, Queens, who adores Gilbert and Sullivan operettas...
| Jun 26, 2008
TALKING WITH John Malpede, co-curator of a new show at Chinatown's Box Gallery, about the complex contours of life on skid row, you might start to wonder: Is the work meant to be more educational or aesthetic?
Malpede isn't saying. "It's our job as...
| Mar 8, 2007
Home Edition, Calendar Weekend, Page E-28 Calendar Desk 54 inches; 2635 words THE crowd for the opening at Lightbox gallery was pretty impressive, for what is still an emerging space in a new part of town. The reception for painter and collagist Stefan...
| Feb 21, 2009
| 10:19 PM
To lure a Lowe's home improvement store to Pico Boulevard, the city of Los Angeles agreed to spend $14.3 million.
To bring a Costco and a Best Buy to Pacoima, the city provided $18.7 million. And to attract a seven-story residential project to Chinatown,...
| Feb 19, 2009
Nevermind where we're going. Question is: Where are we now?
"We're in Woodland Hills," said Anthony Tholberg as he stood outside his home late last week and mulled over that question.
Tholberg, 23, grew up in the mid-century modern house in the 19800...
| Jun 13, 2008
The hipsters have taken to calling it "Hi-Fi," but long stretches of Historic Filipinotown are quiet after dark. Even on a Saturday night, the only sound is the purr of the cars passing overhead on the 101; the only action is an old man pushing a shopping...
| Sep 20, 2008
Some of Edward Sorano and Scott Ellis' shopping spots:
Chinatown: Yan's Gifts & Souvenirson the corner of Broadway and Ord Street in Los Angeles has affordable outdoor mats, rugs, bamboo plants, bamboo umbrellas, water fountains and turtles, Sorano says....
| Sep 30, 2008
A SEAFOOD PARADISE IN SAN DIEGO
You want great produce, you go where the farmers are. You want great seafood, you go to to the San Diego waterfront, a few hundred yards from the sport-fishing fleet, a few blocks from the yacht brokers of Shelter Island....
| Oct 7, 2009
You can tell when a dish has made it into the mainstream by looking it up in the dictionary. There you'll find entries for sushi, taco and pho. I still have to italicize as a foreign word bao, the term for Chinese steamed bread and filled buns, but my...
| Jan 13, 2010
J.R. Bistro in Chinatown
750 N. Broadway, Unit F (enter on Hill Street), Los Angeles, (213) 620-0838.
Appetizers, $4 to $8.95; main dishes and combinations, $6.95 to $13.95.
Open every day 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lot parking....
| Aug 7, 2008
| 2:23 PM
Total Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes
Sevings: 8 or more
Note: Adapted from "The Book of Jewish Food" by Claudia Roden. See the accompanying recipe for tamarind liquid. Or you can use canned "fresh tamarind concentrate" (use the same amount as of tamarind...