June 26, 2008
The idea behind Kitchen 24 -- an all-night diner and bar lodged in the maw of the beast that is the Cahuenga Corridor -- is so blindingly obvious it's amazing the place hasn't existed until a few weeks ago. Put scads of painted trollops and Drakkar-smelling dudes in the middle of the two-block strip that houses Hollywood's most vacuous nightclubs, and it's inevitable that they'll want to take a break from dog-earing copies of "The Game" to gobble sweet...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1997
Re "The Rest Is History," Jan. 13. I would like to make a comment about the so-called Treaty of Cahuenga. Simply put, there was no such thing. The only thing that happened at Cahuenga on Jan. 13, 1847, was that the (Mexican) Army of California agreed to capitulate to a particular army of the United States. (John C. Fremont was technically a naval officer and got himself court-martialed for signing the "treaty" and other indiscretions). The Californios didn't much care for rule by Mexico City, and most Californios were glad to have the U.S. takeover, honor having been served with scattered fighting having taken place across much of the province.
April 30, 1989 |
World Book & News Co., the 24-hour newsstand at 1652 N. Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood, a local landmark for over 50 years, has helped to inspire a new musical, "Hard Copy." Sam Harris of "Star Search" fame will star; he also wrote the book, lyrics and much of the music. The production, populated by a varied assortment of characters who meander into an all-night newsstand, previews May 4 and opens May 12 at the Coast Playhouse. Harris told us he gathered impressions from numerous newstands, but added, "I (particularly)
December 2, 1993 |
Club Junkie, the Tuesday night metamorphosis of Hollywood's Maxx club, looks every inch the backdrop to a Nine Inch Nails video--a banned Nine Inch Nails video. The atmosphere is mini-"Lollapalooza," complete with impromptu body-piercing on the patio, and tattoo sessions and S&M revues in the main room. This week's scene included some teasing bullwhip spanking at 10 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1997
Re "Historical Facts," Jan. 26. The capitulation at Cahuenga and the Treaty of Cahuenga are the same event; some favor the one or the other. Under the terms, each Mexican was to conform to U.S. law and accept the conditions of the capitulation by supporting the peace and tranquillity of the agreement, and all prisoners would be released. Those who did not wish to stay could leave for Mexico. Lt. Col. John C. Fremont has some major historical detractors who dispute his outstanding record as an explorer, surveyor and soldier.
June 6, 2002 |
Don't bother checking your watch--it's probably nearing last call, but you're not going anywhere. If you're planted at Dirty at the Room in Hollywood, you're stuck, my friend. Dirty's DJs spin such a mesmerizing blend of rock 'n' roll, every time you get up to leave, they pull you back in. The Tuesday night club is Hollywood's little rock 'n' roll secret, and it takes advantage of being at the Room, the last of the back-alley bars in the Cahuenga corridor.