| Jan 10, 2009
These days, digging some holes and planting a little lettuce or a few beets is a political act. Just ask Julie Stern, who shares a backyard organic garden with her neighbor in Topanga Canyon. Stern worked at the polls on election day. "There's a feeling...
| Jan 30, 2009
The little clinic rests along a graceful curve of Eagle Rock Boulevard also occupied by a karate studio, a barber and a smattering of modest houses, one with a basketball hoop. The building, marked only by a metal placard that says "Cornerstone," is...
| Aug 27, 2008
Who is more prepared for "Survivor" glory, an Olympic champion or a video game champion?
That's one of the mysteries that will be answered this season on "Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden."
CBS announced the cast for the 17th "Survivor"...
| Aug 29, 2008
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A 15-year-old boy injured in a fiery car crash in Eagle Rock today became the fourth person to die from the accident that police suspect occurred as three cars raced down a busy stretch of Colorado Boulevard.
Andrew Cordova, 15, died about 9:50 a.m. at...
| Sep 8, 2008
Cesar Augusto Castro Gonzalez found his calling when he went looking for a buddy to play some soccer during recess.
Castro was attending middle school in the Mexican coastal city of Veracruz and was told he could find his friend, Omar, at a workshop...
| Oct 3, 2008
To those who live in the hills above Eagle Rock -- iconoclasts and eccentrics, many of them artists and "day sleepers" and people who drop Samuel Beckett lines casually into conversation -- the grassy lot at the end of the main drag was never much of a...
| Oct 22, 2008
Walla Walla makes its mark
Most Walla Walla wines are too young and too new to be well known. Following are some of the more available.
2005 Amavi Cellars Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of rye bread, red cherry, espresso grounds and...
| Oct 30, 2008
This is the first of two articles on the intersection of public transit, urbanism and architecture on next week's ballot.
There is a pedestrian path -- maintained, if that is not too generous a word, by the city of Los Angeles -- near my house in Eagle...
| Apr 30, 2008
French Cabernet Franc comes mostly from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. For Bordeaux Cab Franc blends, the wines from St.-Émilion and Pomerol are the best regarded. Most imported Loire reds are 100% Cabernet Franc; the wines below are just a small sample...
| Jun 10, 2008
If there had been a flash grease-fire at Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood circa 1960, the entire L.A. art scene would have been wiped out.
So deadpans artist Ken Price in "The Cool School," filmmaker Morgan Neville's lively, absorbing documentary about...
| Mar 9, 2008
At a glance
Project: Kitchen remodel in an Eagle Rock bungalow
Designer: Bethany Orlemann
Contractor: Norm Peters, H&S Cabinets & Construction, Glendale, www.handshome center.com, (818) 249-1156
Windows and doors: Taylor Bros. Architectural Products,...
| Jul 2, 2008
A mix and mash of agua fresca outlets to quench your thirst
Finding freshly made aguas frescas isn't as easy as it used to be -- many restaurants now use commercial powders and mixes. Many too are overly sugary. Look for aguas in pitchers or...