November 11, 2010
Only in Hollywood could a screenwriter mine the rather unsexy topics of water and land rights in Southern California during the early 20th century and come up with one of the most beguiling, beautiful and arresting films of all time. Robert Towne, who wrote the screenplay for "Chinatown," screens the 1974 classic, which won the Academy Award for original screenplay. After the film, Towne will be joined by California historian Kevin Starr, and Mark J. Harris and Ted Braun, USC cinematic arts professors, to discuss the film's resonance with our sense of Los Angeles.
July 3, 2012
Re " Thousands rally against Wal-Mart in Chinatown ," July 1 Apparently unions must dislike senior citizens on fixed incomes and mid- to low-income families -- because they are always protesting against affordable grocery shopping. I take my elderly parents to Wal-Mart on a weekly basis, and they are so thankful for the store given that they are on a fixed income. At Wal-Mart, I see many senior citizens and large families representing many ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
February 7, 1998
I find it odd that the article about Chinatown in Calendar ("Don't Forget Chinatown," Jan. 29) contained no references to the Chinese suburban enclave in the San Gabriel Valley. I hate to be stereotypical, but Anne Beatts seems like the average isolated Westsider; someone at the paper should have realized her limited scope and pointed her to Monterey Park. Doing an article about Chinatown is fine, but doing it like a cliche without the broad view of Chinese American culture today makes the paper seem backward.
April 1, 2007
Yes, there are two main streets in Chinatown ["Inside Chinatown," March 25]: Grant Avenue for the tourists and Stockton Street for the locals. There is also another "nontourist" area in San Francisco known as "Chinatown Two." It's in the Richmond area. If you don't want to drive the five or six miles, just jump on the No. 2 bus and get off at 22nd Avenue and Clement Street. Low-priced bakeries, restaurants and dim sum places abound. JOSEPH LEA Mission Viejo
January 13, 2010
J.R. Bistro in Chinatown LOCATION 750 N. Broadway, Unit F (enter on Hill Street), Los Angeles, (213) 620-0838. PRICE Appetizers, $4 to $8.95; main dishes and combinations, $6.95 to $13.95. DETAILS Open every day 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lot parking. Visa and Mastercard. Beer and wine.
August 18, 2012
Re "Don't single out Wal-Mart," Editorial, Aug. 14 The real issue behind the debate on the proposed Wal-Mart construction is not "organized labor's antipathy toward the giant retailer. " The root of the issue is what Wal-Mart represents: homogenization of culture. The uniqueness of Chinatown is something that I enjoy. Even in these economic times, opportunities and jobs should come second to preserving and celebrating our diverse history as Americans. Tristan Navarro Whittier I came to Los Angeles from another city where Wal-Mart established a grocery in the local Chinatown.