| Jun 1, 2009
If nothing else, the debate over the fate of the Century Plaza hotel is a reminder that there is no preservation controversy quite like a preservation controversy in Los Angeles.
In most American cities, examples of postwar modernism like the Century...
| Jul 2, 2007
A little bit of St. Bart's lands in Orange County with the opening of Calypso's breezy boutique. Designer Christiane Celle began selling her cover-ups and sweet dresses in a tiny shop on the island in 1993. Now her line of summer...
| May 6, 2007
SO long, skinny. After years of navel-grazing low-rises, followed by the totally unforgiving stick-straight silhouette, there's a new shape in denim: the trouser jean.
Designers such as Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana and premium denim labels Raven...
| Nov 26, 2008
| 7:34 PM
Gerald Schoenfeld, the longtime head of the powerful Shubert Organization who helped bring numerous works to Broadway, including "A Chorus Line," "Amadeus" and "Cats," has died. He was 84.
Schoenfeld died of a heart attack early Tuesday at his...
| Mar 1, 2009
If any section of Los Angeles knows how to confound the political establishment, it's the City Council's 5th District, a string of affluent Westside neighborhoods that has been electing newcomers and outsiders for decades.
In 1953, voters picked 22-year-...
| Jan 31, 2008
Local transportation officials have come up with a list of about a dozen potential subway routes on the Westside, with most of the corridors following either Wilshire Boulevard or Santa Monica Boulevard -- or both.
All of the routes, along with other...
| Jul 9, 2008
Save money -- eat out.
It might sound counterintuitive, and it flies in the face of advice tossed out by penny-pinching "experts" -- but they don't know what we know: where to find the best dining deals in town.
Who says it's cheaper to eat in? We...
| Dec 14, 2008
Maybe you remember the rush of finding a gift-wrapped bike under the holiday tree. You learned to ride and suddenly the world was bigger. Now you're older, America is going greener, and bikes bring smiles for other reasons.
The vintage cruiser produced...
| May 2, 2008
Today, Gordon and Reed discuss what transportation projects L.A. officials ought to pursue over the long term. Previously, they debated the MTA's plan to convert some carpool lanes into toll lanes, the slow pace of building transit projects in Los...
| Aug 12, 2007
Last week, the City Council voted 12 to 0 to approve a sweeping set of zoning changes that will encourage larger and more dense development downtown.
The new rules are only the latest move toward the...
| May 20, 2009
Atwater Village, Sunday: 3250 Glendale Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burbank, Saturday: Orange Grove Avenue and 3rd Street, behind City Hall, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Calabasas, Saturday: Calabasas (Old Town): 23504 Calabasas Road at...
| Aug 17, 2008
LONDON fashion darling Richard Nicoll is taking some of the starch out of classic British shirt maker Thomas Pink, collaborating on a collection of women's wear that's in stores Thursday.
The nine-piece Richard Nicoll for Thomas Pink collection...