| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 9, 2008
At a glance
Project: Kitchen remodel in an Eagle Rock bungalow
Designer: Bethany Orlemann
Contractor: Norm Peters, H&S Cabinets & Construction, Glendale, www.handshome center.com, (818) 249-1156
Windows and doors: Taylor Bros. Architectural Products,...
| Jul 2, 2008
A mix and mash of agua fresca outlets to quench your thirst
Finding freshly made aguas frescas isn't as easy as it used to be -- many restaurants now use commercial powders and mixes. Many too are overly sugary. Look for aguas in pitchers or...
| 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,...
| Sep 22, 2009
| 7:44 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police and federal authorities launched a major crackdown on the notorious Avenues gang Tuesday, serving multiple search and arrest warrants for alleged crimes ranging from drug dealing to murder.
Some 1,300 officers and agents...
| Oct 28, 2009
| 10:27 AM
EAGLE ROCK, Calif. -- An explosives scare in Eagle Rock forced the evacuation of a Los Angeles city fire station for more than an hour Wednesday morning.
It happened around 8:30 a.m. at Fire Station 42 on Colorado Boulevard.
Someone found what was...