CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2010 |
The first musical at the $232-million arts high school downtown featured two very different Peter Pans, a veteran performer and a newcomer, who together exemplify the school's goal of both showcasing and developing talent. Their performances at Central Los Angeles High School No. School of Visual and Performing Arts concluded an occasionally rocky but overall successful inaugural year for the school district's new performing arts campus. Financial uncertainties persist and a top administrator is departing; the accreditation review took two attempts.
May 31, 2009 |
At the new arts high school downtown, it has become nearly impossible to separate the substance of the architecture, by Wolf D. Prix and the Austrian firm Coop Himmelblau, from debates over cost overruns or questions about who will attend the campus when it opens in September. But maybe that's the wrong goal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2007 |
It scares her to ride her bicycle to work. A vague prickle of apprehension follows her along Sunset Boulevard and down Spring Street on her way into the teeming core of the city. But she rides anyway. Her faith in the future of the bicycle overpowers her dread of the cars that rule these impatient streets. Indeed, it's Monica Howe's job to argue the case for the bicycle as everyday transportation in Los Angeles. The bicycle is central to her social life in the city, her romantic life too.
October 8, 2006 |
It is my mother's memory, not mine. Consequently, it is a recollection that doesn't feel observed so much as absorbed. But I was there, and so, too, my father: the three of us launching ourselves into a day of optimistic house-hunting. It is 1964; I am nearly 2; "New Baby" is on the way.
October 12, 2005 |
AMERICANS TEND to learn geography by combat. Who knew from Fallouja? The Mekong Delta? Kosovo? No one, until our guys went in there bearing arms. So it's no surprise that even locals don't know where the once mighty Los Angeles River is. In the war Los Angeles waged against nature, the river was taken prisoner a long, long time ago. Still, it is a very real river, and one of these days it may be freed from its POW status.
August 6, 2003
The Times misstates reality in "Speak Up for Kids' Sake" (editorial, July 26), endorsing a sweeping bill that would bar immigrant parents from permitting their own children to serve as interpreters for them. The Times claims that interpreters are "inexpensive and readily available." That is just not true. If it were, physicians would have no difficulty with this mandate. Rather, the cost of providing interpreters for all patients is prohibitive for most physicians. More than 100 languages are spoken in California.