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BUSINESS
October 29, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
A $100-million apartment and shopping complex is being planned for a formerly neglected stretch of Hollywood Boulevard that once held a legendary rehearsal studio where generations of actors learned to dance and wield swords. Commercial real estate developer Sonny Astani said he bought a 1.9-acre site on Hollywood near Western Avenue for almost $11 million. Among the structures on the property is a building that was part of Falcon Studios, a performing arts school founded in 1929.
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NEWS
October 19, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Take everything you love about summer and arrange it beautifully on a plate. Juicy heirloom tomato wedges and bright chunks of cool watermelon come together perfectly in this salad from The Hungry Cat , punctuated with the light spice of arugula and floral notes of fresh basil and mint. Crumbled feta adds a nice hint of richness, and the tangy watermelon vinaigrette brings it all together. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food Editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
According to Food Editor Russ Parsons, a weeknight dinner can be as easy as a frittata. Russ has a recipe for shrimp and basil frittata that's about as easy as it gets with only six ingredients (shrimp, eggs, green onions, butter, salt and fresh basil leaves). Make the frittata ahead of time, so it's ready in the fridge when you need it, or whip it up when you get home -- the whole thing comes together in only 30 minutes. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food Editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less!
NEWS
August 16, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
If you've ever tried scaling fish at home, you know what a mess it can be. Scales everywhere, just like confetti. Except they can be even more difficult to clean, because scales seem to stick to everything. Don't worry. It is possible to scale fish without the gigantic mess. Simply use a trash bag. Place the fish in a large plastic trash bag (not a plastic grocery bag, you need a big garbage bag so you have room to work), and cover the fish and your arms as you scale to contain the mess.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2012 | By Karen Wada, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Muscles taut, ears alert, Joey the cavalry horse is poised to charge the enemy line. On command, he gallops toward the German guns, heading straight for a swath of barbed wire. At the last moment, he leaps - and disappears in a giant flash of light. So ends Act 1 during a recent rehearsal for the drama"War Horse,"which opened its first U.S. tour at the Ahmanson Theatre this weekend. While the creative team compares notes, Joey stands and waits, still carrying his rider. After a few minutes, he stomps a hoof as if to say, "Let's get moving.
SPORTS
June 24, 2012 | By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times
Hamilton on film Josh Hamilton's life reads like a movie script and, sure enough, a film about the Texas Rangers slugger is in the planning stages. Hamilton has given rights to producer Basil Iwanyk and Thunder Road Pictures for a movie to be written and directed by Casey Affleck , the entertainment website Deadline.com reported. Hamilton, of course, battled back from drug and alcohol abuse to become a star with the Rangers, and he won the American League most-valuable-player award in 2010.
FOOD
December 29, 2011
Rosé Wishes (and Caviar Dreams) Servings: 1 Total time: 5 minutes Note: From Paul Sanguinetti of Ray's and Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool before using. Lemon verbena can be found at select farmers markets and nurseries; fresh basil or mint leaves can be substituted. 1 ounce gin 1/2 ounce Aperol 1/2 ounce simple syrup 3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 to 3 dashes orange bitters 2 to 3 leaves lemon verbena (plus an additional one for garnish)
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