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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2004 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Nestled in the concrete landscape of Koreatown, the new Bimini Slough Ecology Park offers a green playground for children and adults -- at the site of a former steamy wonderland. The neighborhood, mere minutes west of downtown, once was a soggy wetland.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2004 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Nestled in the concrete landscape of Koreatown, the new Bimini Slough Ecology Park offers a green playground for children and adults -- at the site of a former steamy wonderland. The neighborhood, mere minutes west of downtown, once was a soggy wetland.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1992 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
At the turn of the century, a 45-acre marsh cut a wide swath west of downtown. Long before Palm Springs boasted of spas, Los Angeles residents flocked to Bimini Place near Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard for the "Bimini Baths." The baths were part of the Bimini Slough, an ugly swamp that stretched across Vermont between 1st Street and Wilshire. The baths were created by chance when drillers looking for oil instead struck 104-degree, sodium-rich water at 1,700 feet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1992 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
At the turn of the century, a 45-acre marsh cut a wide swath west of downtown. Long before Palm Springs boasted of spas, Los Angeles residents flocked to Bimini Place near Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard for the "Bimini Baths." The baths were part of the Bimini Slough, an ugly swamp that stretched across Vermont between 1st Street and Wilshire. The baths were created by chance when drillers looking for oil instead struck 104-degree, sodium-rich water at 1,700 feet.
MAGAZINE
September 24, 1989 | Jack Smith
STEVE COURSO of Riverside will be 80 on Oct. 4. He has lived those years in Southern California, and he seems to have total recall. In a memo called "I Remember It Well," he revives the myth of "the good old days." Paraphrasing Courso's memoir, I will list just those things that made life so pleasant here in earlier decades.
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December 14, 1986 | JACK SMITH
Times staff writer Betty Cuniberti wrote recently of "I'll Buy That," a book published by Consumer Reports Books, which lists and evaluates the 50 most important products of the last 50 years. Cuniberti pointed out that the book includes such obvious boons as the polio vaccine, paperback books, television, the automatic transmission and credit cards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1987 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
Descendants of an early settler in the Western Avenue area wondered for decades what to do with an artesian well that pumped out 250,000 gallons of hot mineral water daily in the middle of Los Angeles. It was not until three years ago that Yang Cha Kim, who holds the Korean degree of doctor of Oriental medicine, and her husband, Chang Bum Huh, a weightlifter for Korea in the 1964 Olympics, came up with the answer--a thermal spa, the only one in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2003 | Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writer
Tearing out a street to start a park may not be an option in many parts of a congested city where any avenue of escape is indispensable. But southeast Hollywood, with its hodgepodge of auto body shops, churches and aging apartment houses, carries the unwelcome distinction of being one of the most park-poor parts of Los Angeles, with 0.38 of an acre of green space per 1,000 residents.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American Cinematheque's "The Best of Slamdance 2000" continues tonight at 7:15 at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theater at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., with Veit Helmer's enchanting "Tuvalu." The nearly wordless fairy tale has an intricate sound design and imagery that recall the jaunty, absurdist works of Eastern European animation that suggest the universe is an antique machine in the process of falling apart.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1987 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
It was like "a bolt out of the sky," 77-year-old Peter Bartu said, when he got a certified letter from the Los Angeles Unified School District headlined, "Notice of Decision to Appraise." The house he and his wife had lived in for 35 years just west of downtown Los Angeles, along with more than 90 other homes and apartments, was likely to be condemned "to accommodate a new elementary school site," the Feb. 6 letter said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American Cinematheque's "The Outsider: The Films of Jerzy Skolimowski," begins Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Raleigh Studio's Chaplin Theater. It kicks off with "Deep End" (1971), one of the masterpieces from the Polish emigre director who has aptly said of himself, "I have the talent to create panic all around." Indeed, Skolimowski, who is as disciplined as he is impassioned, is the master of emotionally charged, beautifully evoked atmosphere.
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