| Feb 9, 2010
William "Bill" Binder, who for years ran Philippe's, the Los Angeles eating institution famous for its sawdust-covered floors and trademark French dip sandwiches, has died. He was 94.
Binder, who retired in 1985, died Jan. 28 of natural causes at a...
| Jul 24, 2010
On a visit to the Long Beach area in the early 1960s, David and Dorothy Weidman had their first glimpse of a planned community. David saw tract homes; Dorothy saw opportunity. "All those houses are going to need pictures for the walls," Dorothy recalls...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 8:38 AM
Anticipation is building around California and beyond as a federal judge in San Francisco is posed to issue a ruling Wednesday afternoon on whether whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry.
Various events are scheduled from both the...
| Aug 8, 2010
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. Fashion was...
| Jan 30, 2011
Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 W. 7th St., Los Angeles 90014; (213) 625-2211; http://www.laac.com. Seventy-two rooms, usually $170-$200 a night.
Hilton Checkers, 535 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90071; (213) 624-0000; http://www.hilton.com. A...
| Jun 5, 2011
Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names.
"It was better in the old days when the mob was still here,"...
| Jun 8, 2011
On Saturday, June 11, 2011, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) will present Vintage! a 1910's to 1940's themed event featuring live performances by Big Lucky (as seen on HBO's Entourage) and the Atomic Cherry Bombs, vintage cocktails by...
| Dec 25, 2008
- Universal Studios celebrates "Grinchmas" during the month of December with Whoville on the Back Lot, a special holiday show, real snow and family activities. They're even open on Christmas day.
- DWP Light Festival in Griffith Park...
| May 5, 2009
Mexico began to emerge from its swine flu isolation and tried to reclaim its bustle Tuesday, vendors once again hawking their goods amid the familiar noise of busy traffic and music blaring from street stands.
Across Mexico, people were eagerly...
| Aug 16, 2008
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...
| Sep 24, 2008
Dear SOS: I recently had dinner at La Golondrina Cafe on Olvera Street. Their flan was the best I have ever eaten. Would it be possible to get their recipe?
Dear David: This recipe, from the L.A. Mexican restaurant...
| Oct 18, 2008
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...