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  • Dia de los Muertos: Honoring the dead con la vida

     
    When the celebrated Chicana artist Ofelia Esparza was growing up in East Los Angeles, her mother would usher the family to Calvary Cemetery each Nov. 2. The children played amid the headstones until it was time to eat. And then the narratives would begin....
  • Payasos entertain Los Angeles on Day of the Clowns

     
    Historic Olvera Street Plaza in Los Angeles this weekend hosted the annual Dia de los Payasos, or Day of the Clowns, which featured nearly 60 entertainers, colorful costumes and lots of smiles. Read the full story on Dia de los Payasos by L.A. Times staff...
  • 'Westways' cover art at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

     
    In 1926 Touring Topics (the predecessor to Westways), the magazine of the Automobile Club of Southern California, was changing directions. The editors shifted gears from a solely automobile-related publication, expanding their focus to regional culture...
  • Times Columnist Harry Carr Dies

     
    Jan. 11, 1936: Harry Carr, longtime columnist of “The Lancer” and one of the best-known writers in the history of The Times, dies of a heart attack at the age of 58. Carr’s death brought an outpouring of tributes and......
  • Alston and Woodruff site-specific murals are endangered

     
    When Michelangelo climbed the scaffold and began to paint the Sistine Chapel in 1508, he brought his exceptional intrinsic perceptions and artistic skills to three powerful extrinsic forces. The artist had to deal with the physical architecture of the...
  • Trend alert: The 'drug rug' (Baja pullover) is back

     
    Just in time for music festival season, designers have appropriated another tried-and-true piece of hippiedom--the Baja pullover. Beloved by surfers and Deadheads, and known affectionately in some hacky sack circles as "drug rugs," the woven hoodies are...
  • 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....
  • Anticipation builds on gay marriage ruling; marches planned

    Anticipation builds on gay marriage ruling; marches planned
    Anticipation is building around California and beyond as a federal judge in San Francisco is posed to issue a ruling Wednesday afternoon on whether whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. Various events are scheduled from both the...
  • 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...
  • Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days

    Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days
    Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names. "It was better in the old days when the mob was still here,"...