| Jun 10, 2008
If there had been a flash grease-fire at Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood circa 1960, the entire L.A. art scene would have been wiped out.
So deadpans artist Ken Price in "The Cool School," filmmaker Morgan Neville's lively, absorbing documentary about...
| Oct 3, 2008
To those who live in the hills above Eagle Rock -- iconoclasts and eccentrics, many of them artists and "day sleepers" and people who drop Samuel Beckett lines casually into conversation -- the grassy lot at the end of the main drag was never much of a...
| Oct 30, 2008
This is the first of two articles on the intersection of public transit, urbanism and architecture on next week's ballot.
There is a pedestrian path -- maintained, if that is not too generous a word, by the city of Los Angeles -- near my house in Eagle...
| Aug 21, 2007
First, Jollibee and Goldilocks -- both popular restaurants in the Philippines -- opened their doors in 2005.
The next year came Seafood City, a supermarket that features an almost endless supply of seafood and other Filipino specialties.
Today there are...
| Feb 11, 2008
Robert Skotheim was at first amused when he was invited to become president of Occidental College, even for just 18 months. "I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I ever heard of," he recalled.
After all, the former professor of American history had...
| Oct 22, 2008
Walla Walla makes its mark
Most Walla Walla wines are too young and too new to be well known. Following are some of the more available.
2005 Amavi Cellars Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of rye bread, red cherry, espresso grounds and...
| Jan 30, 2009
The little clinic rests along a graceful curve of Eagle Rock Boulevard also occupied by a karate studio, a barber and a smattering of modest houses, one with a basketball hoop. The building, marked only by a metal placard that says "Cornerstone," is...
| Sep 8, 2008
Cesar Augusto Castro Gonzalez found his calling when he went looking for a buddy to play some soccer during recess.
Castro was attending middle school in the Mexican coastal city of Veracruz and was told he could find his friend, Omar, at a workshop...
| Aug 29, 2008
| 2:38 PM
A 15-year-old boy injured in a fiery car crash in Eagle Rock today became the fourth person to die from the accident that police suspect occurred as three cars raced down a busy stretch of Colorado Boulevard.
Andrew Cordova, 15, died about 9:50 a.m. at...
| Jul 16, 2008
Vinho Verde is a crisp, slightly prickly white wine from Portugal meant to be drunk young and chilled on a summer day. Its lively acidity and scent of pears and wildflowers make it especially refreshing in the heat. Made from a blend of loureiro,...
| Apr 30, 2008
French Cabernet Franc comes mostly from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. For Bordeaux Cab Franc blends, the wines from St.-Émilion and Pomerol are the best regarded. Most imported Loire reds are 100% Cabernet Franc; the wines below are just a small sample...