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  • It is rocket science

    1800s -- 1841 William Wolfskill planted the first local commercial orange groves on 2 acres east of what is now Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles. 1881 On Dec. 4, the Los Angeles Times began publication as the Los Angeles Daily Times. The first...
  • Gregorio Luke takes Latino Museum post

    Gregorio Luke takes Latino Museum post
    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...
  • Boyle Heights goes upscale

    Boyle Heights goes upscale
    On the surface, almost everything appears as it has for decades on East 1st Street in Boyle Heights, the neighborhood east of downtown known as a haven for immigrants and blue-collar families. It's mid-afternoon and a couple of tipsy men spill out of...
  • L.A. to announce Broadway makeover

    L.A. to announce Broadway makeover
    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...
  • The artist behind the iconic 'running immigrants' image

    The artist behind the iconic 'running immigrants' image
    On the fifth floor of Building Two of Caltrans' San Diego compound, a bear of a man with a quiet voice sits in a cubicle straight out of "Dilbert." He is surrounded by blueprints of overpasses and trucking lanes. There are photos of his son, training...
  • Review: Blue Star turns out contemporary fare in an L.A. industrial setting.

    Review: Blue Star turns out contemporary fare in an L.A. industrial setting.
    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...
  • Bentley driver's slaying in L.A. might have cartel link

    Bentley driver's slaying in L.A. might have cartel link
    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. And then,...
  • How a gringo found his mariachi groove

    How a gringo found his mariachi groove
    Standing in the middle of a bustling Mexican restaurant in La Puente with a worn acoustic guitar propped high on his chest, Matthew Stoneman looks nothing like the other mariachis working this night. There's no 10-gallon hat or silver-studded charro...
  • When tortillas go head to head

    HOW to choose among the seemingly endless array of tortillas available in Los Angeles? The Times tasting panel met last week to give it a try. Joining me on the panel were food editor Leslie Brenner, assistant food editor Betty Hallock, staff writer...
  • Olvera Street mural 'America Tropical' may see the light of day

    Olvera Street mural 'America Tropical' may see the light of day
    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...
  • Chicano art, beyond rebellion

    Chicano art, beyond rebellion
    VISITORS to the sprawling Chicano art show opening today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are greeted by a display of photos depicting a group of daring guerrilla street artists known as ASCO, Spanish for "nausea." The photographs are from the...
  • 'Lost' art tells of a love lost

    He was a celebrated painter and political agitator who put revolution before art. She was a twentysomething poet, dazzled by her charismatic suitor, David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the leading Mexican muralists who audaciously combined public art and...