| Jul 23, 2008
TAKING summer visitors on a tour of downtown Los Angeles? Before or after Disney Hall, Olvera Street, Santee Alley and whatever other landmarks are on your itinerary, stop in for breakfast or lunch at Blue Star restaurant, a terrific little cafe located...
| Jan 28, 2008
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...
| Oct 18, 2008
ITHAS taken so long for the city to unveil the lost Olvera Street mural by Mexican master David Alfaro Siqueiros that the recovery itself is becoming historic. For 40 years, activists and art lovers have sought to reclaim Siqueiros' controversial "América...
| Sep 24, 2008
Dear SOS: I recently had dinner at La Golondrina Cafe on Olvera Street. Their flan was the best I have ever eaten. Would it be possible to get their recipe?
Dear David: This recipe, from the L.A. Mexican restaurant...
| Aug 16, 2008
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...
| May 5, 2009
Mexico began to emerge from its swine flu isolation and tried to reclaim its bustle Tuesday, vendors once again hawking their goods amid the familiar noise of busy traffic and music blaring from street stands.
Across Mexico, people were eagerly...
| Dec 25, 2008
- Universal Studios celebrates "Grinchmas" during the month of December with Whoville on the Back Lot, a special holiday show, real snow and family activities. They're even open on Christmas day.
- DWP Light Festival in Griffith Park...
| Sep 5, 2009
| 9:34 PM
LOS ANGELES -- The city of Los Angeles turned 228 this week, and native sons, daughters and fans celebrated Saturday with a walk from the Mission San Gabriel to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument downtown.
The 6 a.m. walk, organized by...
| Jul 18, 2009
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...
| Jul 3, 2009
The shooting last December was as mysterious as it was brazen: On a downtown stretch of the 101 Freeway, a storm of bullets riddled a $100,000 Bentley, showering the lanes with shell casings and glass, and leaving the driver mortally wounded.
| Jul 31, 2009
| 11:56 AM
LOS ANGELES -- A man accused in the shooting death of a car salesman whose body was found in his silver 2005 Bentley pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges Friday.
Michael Angel Aleman, 34, of Los Angeles, is charged with one count each of...