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  • 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...
  • Bus riders protest transit fare hikes

     
    Five members of the Bus Riders Union began fasting Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles to protest transit fare hikes that will go into effect on July 1 unless the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rescinds the increases. The protest, which...
  • Chicano Moratorium exhibit on view at L.A.'s Olvera Street

     
    An exhibit celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of a historic Mexican American rally against the Vietnam War is open to the public at Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit includes photographs, documents, paintings and videos documenting...
  • Sanchez gets his street back

     
    In April, I wrote about the long-frustrated effort of one Los Angeles resident, 90-year-old Jack Sanchez, to have a street sign reinstalled downtown. Jack Sanchez is the great-great-nephew of the man Sanchez Street was named for: Vicente Sanchez, who...
  • Erik Morales fighting again Sept. 11

     
    Mexico's Erik Morales, the last man to defeat Manny Pacquiao, will continue his career comeback Sept. 11 in Mexico City against Scotland's Willie Limond. The popular Morales (49-6, 34 KOs) will appear at a news conference Monday in Los Angeles......
  • Cover story: Downtown L.A.'s urban makeover

     
    FASHION ISSUE: When I started working at the Los Angeles Times nearly 15 years ago, downtown L.A. was a style wasteland. Sure, there were denim wash houses, sewing shops, designer showrooms and studios, but you wouldn't know it walking down the street....