June 11, 1998 |
Nobody batted an eye when a newcomer walked into the Cowboy Palace Saloon. True, it resembles a real honky-tonk--right out of a Clint Eastwood film--down home and dim lit, with red vinyl booths, a lot of old wood and enough neon Budweiser signs to fill a beer factory. A row of boots lines the bar, a string of Stetsons hangs on a wall. But this is the '90s version of a honky-tonk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1998 |
No one was lonely Friday evening at Hank's Bar in downtown Los Angeles. But everyone in the jampacked New York-style saloon was a little bit sad as they gathered for a rainy-night remembrance of Hank Holzer, the colorful Damon Runyon-type character who opened the Grand Avenue tavern 40 years ago and who died last month at the age of 88. All the regular characters were on hand as they lifted their glasses in many a farewell toast to Hank. The cops and the con men.
April 22, 2011 |
Celebrities spend a lot of time in bars and restaurants, and many of them seem compelled to eventually own one. Drawing a crowd is certainly easier with a big name attached, but why would a famous actor or musician want the hassle? Tax write-off? Vanity project? Most likely, hospitality is in the DNA of any great entertainer. "For people in the industry, a big part of the draw is working with creative minds, so an obvious perk is enjoying that off the clock. Think back to the Rat Pack — the idea of powerhouses in a protected space at a table for drinks and great food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1990 |
Los Angeles County's chief planner has recommended that an expansion of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill on county land be approved but that the city of Los Angeles be barred from sending trash there unless it also grants permission for dumping on its side of the city-county line. The recommendations by Planning Director James E. Hartl were made public Wednesday, on the eve of a key hearing by the county Regional Planning Commission.
August 18, 2012 |
We know it's noisy out there in the restaurant world. Customers' complaints are growing, critics are including noise commentary in their reviews, and restaurateurs, to some extent, are trying to figure out ways to modify the acoustic mayhem. But just how noisy is it? With a decidedly unscientific approach, all it took was a sound meter app (deciBel Pro) and visits to a dozen restaurants and bars across Los Angeles to find out. In many cases, we're all dining with the noise equivalent of a lawn mower running next to us: That's 90 decibels.
September 30, 2013 |
Searching for status updates and other types of content on Facebook just got easier, thanks to an update announced Monday. Facebook said it has updated its Graph Search feature so that it will now show status updates, comments, check-ins and photo captions when users type in search queries. The revamped feature will roll out slowly, starting with a small number of users Monday, but it will eventually become available to most users. PHOTOS: Top 11 hidden, cool features in Apple's iOS 7 Here are new ways to search using Facebook.