| Nov 29, 2011
Margie Petersen, a philanthropist who with her late husband, publishing magnate Robert E. Petersen, established the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, has died. She was 76.
Petersen, who also served on the museum's board of directors, died Friday...
| Oct 4, 2011
Founder of Pasadena's Old Town Bakery
Amy Pressman, 53, a longtime Southern California chef who founded Pasadena's Old Town Bakery, died early Friday at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, said her son Sean Weiss. She had esophageal cancer....
| Mar 17, 2011
Producer-engineer Stan Ross, who co-founded Hollywood's Gold Star Recording Studio, which has a storied place in rock history as the home of Phil Spector's innovative "Wall of Sound" technique, has died. He was 82.
Ross died Friday at Providence St....
| Dec 15, 2011
Marvin Saul was a uranium miner who had gone bust when he flipped a coin in the late 1950s to decide where to strike out next from Utah. Heads meant Los Angeles; tails Dallas.
Heads, and generations of future deli-goers on the Westside, won out.
| Jan 6, 2011
Jean Benson Wilkinson, who became one of the first Los Angeles public school teachers to be fired for refusing to cooperate with McCarthy-era investigators, died Dec. 28 in Berkeley. She was 96.
FOR THE RECORD: Jean Wilkinson: In the...
| Sep 15, 2011
Nearly 40 years after she had stopped producing pottery, Barbara Willis made a startling discovery at a Long Beach flea market in 1995. Without her knowledge, she had become a highly collectible artist.
After she pointed to a vase and said, "I made that,...
| May 9, 2011
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Paul E. Sullivan, an analyst with the U.S. Defense Department who won an important civil-rights victory in 1969 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the whites-only membership policy of his Fairfax County, Va., swimming pool club, has died. He was...
| Oct 14, 2011
Rock 'n' roll is to the Kibitz Room at Canter's what onions are to chopped liver. The two have been closely aligned since the little bar opened just off the beloved Fairfax Avenue deli's annex dining room in 1961. Only now, instead of a bunch of hippies...
| Jan 26, 2012
The sign is easily visible as you drive north on Fairfax toward 3rd Street and the original Farmers Market, the name Short Order spelled out in cheerful green neon. Great name, great concept: a burger joint with frills, including a full bar, fresh-baked...
| Jan 5, 2012
A deluge of supportive customers has breathed a few extra days of life into Angeli Caffe, the Hollywood trattoria that radio personality and chef-restaurateur Evan Kleiman opened in 1984. The restaurant was expected to shut its doors for good on Sunday,...
| Jan 5, 2012
Farmshop. 225 26th St. (at San Vicente Boulevard), Brentwood, (310) 566-2400, http://www.farmshopla.com.
Short Order. 6333 W 3rd St. (at Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles, (323) 761-7970, http://www.shortorderla.com.
Asador Etxebarri. Plaza San Juan, I 48291...