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  • 'California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction'

    'California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction'
    Encompassing items such as fold-up motorcycles and an earthquake readiness program assembled in a city park from cardboard boxes, " California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction" takes a look at how practitioners of industrial design, fashion, graphics,...
  • City walk

    City walk
    Usually the trajectory that neighborhoods go through as they gentrify is entirely predictable -- and more than a little depressing. First a scruffy, down-at-the-heels area welcomes a few urban pioneers drawn by an attractive and affordable housing stock....
  • The streets are alive

    The streets are alive
    "What brings you downtown?" the waitress asks as she seats me on a patio shadowed by the skyscrapers on Bunker Hill. I hear this question often. "Actually, I live here," I say, trying not to sound smug. "Just down the hill." "Oh!" the waitress chirps in...
  • Your Los Angeles: Curry with your comics

     
    Curry House is one of my favorite restaurants in L.A. But I just went to Orochon Ramen, and that's also very good. KinoKuniya is the go-to shop here for Japanese books. I'm actually a comic book artist; I'm working on the ‘Amulet' series for kids. L.A.,...
  • Downtown shopping guide: Look what's in store

     
    Block after block, a wealth of cool treasures awaits discovery by sophisticates and bargain hunters alike in downtown Los Angeles. Cinema Fashion, 220 E. 9th St. Clothing and accessories so sophisticated, you won't believe they came from a place right off...
  • Racial diversity is a hallmark of outdoor arts festivals, says NEA audience study

     
    The outdoor arts festival season may have passed, but the National Endowment for the Arts is giving the American public a statistical portrait of those events. On Friday, it released "Live from Your Neighborhood," 85 pages of facts and figures......
  • Homicide Report: At least 10 killings last week in L.A. County

     
    Between Nov. 8 and Nov. 14, at least 10 people were killed in the county, bringing the total so far this year to about 545, according to data collected for The Times' Homicide Report. Seven of the 10 were shot......
  • Man hospitalized after falling ill while deep diving off San Pedro

     
    A 48-year-old man became seriously ill Monday after making deep dives off the coast and has been hospitalized, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Firefighters were called to Berth 77 in San Pedro shortly before 4 p.m., Fire Department spokesman......
  • L.A.'s Japanese American National Museum wins federal medal for excellence, and $10,000

     
    The Japanese American National Museum is one of 10 winners of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service, bestowed by the Institute of Museum and Library Service, a federal government agency, for “extraordinary civic, educational,...
  • Parks grant program extended for Japanese internment camp sites

     
    The National Park Service is extending its program of grant funding to support projects at Japanese American confinement sites, the third year of the initiative. More than $3 million is budgeted for the program, which aims to preserve and encourage......
  • Tsunami: Japanese American groups to hold memorial and fundraiser

     
    Southern California's sprawling Japanese American community will come together Thursday in Little Tokyo to raise funds and offer prayers of healing and hope for victims of Japan's massive earthquake, tsunami and fast-moving nuclear crisis. “Seeing...
  • 2 suspected French taggers sought in Little Tokyo

     
    Two French nationals believed to be in Los Angeles for a street art exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Geffen Contemporary gallery are being sought for allegedly vandalizing a Little Tokyo office building, Los Angeles police officials said...