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Olvera Street

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  • The Project: La Golondrina's orange-infused flan

     
    Each Friday, we post a recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen's archives that's perfect for weekend cooking. This week: the orange-infused flan on the menu at Casa La Golondrina Cafe on Olvera Street in downtown L.A. Why is this......
  • Playing L.A. Noire: A book nerd detects and tries to drive

     
    A novice gameplayer with a love of LA and noir fiction tries playing LA Noire....
  • Vintage!

    On Saturday, June 11, 2011, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) will present Vintage! a 1910's to 1940's themed event featuring live performances by Big Lucky (as seen on HBO's Entourage) and the Atomic Cherry Bombs, vintage cocktails by...
  • Corvette crashes into 83-year-old's house

    Within days of his pet canary of seven years dying, a Corvette crashed through Rene Zendejas' home, forcing him to miss his birthday dinner. "Bad things always come in threes," said Zendejas, a puppeteer who has lived in Burbank for 59 years. Insurance...
  • Frank Ramirez dies at 88; owner of Panchito's Restaurant in San Gabriel

    Frank Ramirez dies at 88; owner of Panchito's Restaurant in San Gabriel
    Frank Ramirez, known to generations of customers as Mr. Panchito in honor of the Mexican restaurant he owned for more than 35 years in San Gabriel, has died. He was 88. Ramirez died Dec. 18 at a San Gabriel hospital a week after having a heart attack,...
  • T. Willard Hunter dies at 93; minister and author

    T. Willard Hunter, a minister, author and dedicated orator who once spoke continuously for more than 34 hours to commemorate the Fourth of July, died June 29 at his home in Claremont. He was 93 and had been in failing health for several months, said his...
  • Vintage whimsy

    Vintage whimsy
    On a visit to the Long Beach area in the early 1960s, David and Dorothy Weidman had their first glimpse of a planned community. David saw tract homes; Dorothy saw opportunity. "All those houses are going to need pictures for the walls," Dorothy recalls...
  • An urban makeover

    An urban makeover
    When I started working at the Los Angeles Times nearly 15 years ago, downtown L.A. was a style wasteland. Sure, there were denim wash houses, sewing shops, designer showrooms and studios, but you wouldn't know it walking down the street. Fashion was...
  • It is rocket science

    1800s -- 1841 William Wolfskill planted the first local commercial orange groves on 2 acres east of what is now Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles. 1881 On Dec. 4, the Los Angeles Times began publication as the Los Angeles Daily Times. The first...
  • Gregorio Luke takes Latino Museum post

    Gregorio Luke takes Latino Museum post
    GREGORIO LUKE approaches with a contented grin, reaches into the vest pocket of his black business suit and hands me a business card as if we had never met before. "It's something very special," says the former director of the Museum of Latin American...
  • Boyle Heights goes upscale

    Boyle Heights goes upscale
    On the surface, almost everything appears as it has for decades on East 1st Street in Boyle Heights, the neighborhood east of downtown known as a haven for immigrants and blue-collar families. It's mid-afternoon and a couple of tipsy men spill out of...