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  • 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...
  • Planning your trip to downtown Los Angeles

    STAYING Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 W. 7th St., Los Angeles 90014; (213) 625-2211; http://www.laac.com. Seventy-two rooms, usually $170-$200 a night. Hilton Checkers, 535 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90071; (213) 624-0000; http://www.hilton.com. A...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • William 'Bill' Binder dies at 94; ran Philippe's eatery

    William 'Bill' Binder dies at 94; ran Philippe's eatery
    William "Bill" Binder, who for years ran Philippe's, the Los Angeles eating institution famous for its sawdust-covered floors and trademark French dip sandwiches, has died. He was 94. Binder, who retired in 1985, died Jan. 28 of natural causes at a...
  • When tortillas go head to head

    HOW to choose among the seemingly endless array of tortillas available in Los Angeles? The Times tasting panel met last week to give it a try. Joining me on the panel were food editor Leslie Brenner, assistant food editor Betty Hallock, staff writer...
  • L.A. to announce Broadway makeover

    L.A. to announce Broadway makeover
    City officials today will announce a new campaign to remake downtown Los Angeles' historic Broadway corridor by redesigning the bustling street, fixing up some of the grand movie palaces and restoring the fading facades of buildings. The city and private...
  • The artist behind the iconic 'running immigrants' image

    The artist behind the iconic 'running immigrants' image
    On the fifth floor of Building Two of Caltrans' San Diego compound, a bear of a man with a quiet voice sits in a cubicle straight out of "Dilbert." He is surrounded by blueprints of overpasses and trucking lanes. There are photos of his son, training...