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
October 4, 2013 |
For more than a year and a half, the solitary mountain lion known as P-22 has made himself right at home in Griffith Park within view of Hollywood's Capitol Records building. By night, he cruises the chaparral-covered canyons, dining on mule deer, raccoon and coyote. By day, while tots ride the Travel Town train and hikers hit the trails, he hunkers down amid dense vegetation. To researchers' knowledge, the 125-pound 4-year-old is the most urban mountain lion in Southern California and possibly beyond - surviving and thriving in a small patch of habitat surrounded by freeways and densely packed human beings that he reached, somewhat miraculously, by crossing the 101 and 405 freeways.
April 24, 2011 |
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe - now that it's grown to more than 1.7 million people in nearly three dozen cities and neighborhoods rich and poor - the Valley isn't even a suburb anymore. It begins just 10 miles northwest of Los Angeles City Hall, sprawling west to the Simi Hills, north to the Santa Susana Mountains, and east to the Verdugo and San Gabriel mountains.