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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2010 | Times staff reports
Actor Joe Mantell, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1955 film "Marty" and delivered one of film's most famous lines in "Chinatown," has died. He was 94. Mantell died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, said his daughter Cathy. Mantell received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor in 1956 for his performance as Angie, the best friend of Ernest Borgnine in "Marty. " His oft-repeated question to his sad-sack friend ?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2012 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
It wasn't long ago that Liz Lopez watched in dismay as the Vannord Shopping Center in her Panorama City neighborhood went downhill, losing its anchor, Valley Foods Warehouse, among a number of other tenants. So Lopez, 33, and her mother, Delmy Lopez, 65, made it a point to attend Friday's grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. They stood patiently with about 200 other soon-to-be shoppers, waiting for the speeches to end so they could push their carts through the store's sliding doors.
BOOKS
May 29, 1994 | ROBERT TOWNE, "Chinatown" was issued in a limited edition by Neville Publishing (Santa Barbara) in 1983. In October, Robert Towne will publish " ' Chinatown, ' ' The Last Detail, ' ' Shampoo ' : Screenplays" with Grove Atlantic Press
It was in Eugene, Oregon, in April of 1971 that I ran across a public library copy of Carey McWilliams' "Southern California Country: An Island on the Land"--and with it the crime that formed the basis for "Chinatown." It wasn't the compendium of facts in the chapter "Water! Water! Water!" or indeed in the entire book. It was that Carey McWilliams wrote about Southern California with sensibilities my eye, ear, and nose recognized. Along with Chandler he made me feel that he'd not only walked down the same streets and into the same arroyo--he smelled the eucalyptus, heard the humming of high tension wires, saw the same bleeding Madras landscapes--and so a sense of deja vu was underlined by a sense of jamais vu: No writers had ever spoken as strongly to me about my home.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2013 | David Lazarus
Sometimes it's hard to do good. For example, donating leftover banquet food to charity. Shirley Wei Sher, a Marina del Rey immigration lawyer, discovered how challenging this can be when she recently tried to prevent leftovers at an upcoming meeting of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Assn. from being thrown away. Sher, 33, sits on the board of the organization and is helping plan the group's annual awards banquet at a Chinatown restaurant next month. As many as 1,000 people are expected to attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2013 | By Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times
Times reporter Frank Shyong and attorney David Chan will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. Tuesday to discuss Chan's culinary journey to 6,297 Chinese restaurants .  Chan, a third-generation Chinese American, has been keeping track of every Chinese restaurant he's dined at since the early 1980s. He grew up with little to no knowledge of his culture, and eating Chinese food became a way of discovering it. Chan's appetite helped him discover unique slices of Chinese American immigrant life all over the nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2013 | By Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles attorney David Chan has eaten at more than 6,200 different Chinese restaurants, and he can prove it . He studied accounting at UCLA and for about three decades he has kept track of each meal on an Excel spreadsheet with 6,297 entries.  Scrolling to the beginning of the spreadsheet takes you not just to Chan's first meal, but a time when the only Chinese food in Los Angeles was in Chinatown and less than 1% of the city's population...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1987 | ITABARI NJERI, Times Staff Writer
On a high shelf in Henry Chang's bustling herb shop sits a glass jar with a coiled, plump rattlesnake drowned in whiskey. It is smiling. There are worse ways to die. "You want to drink some of my rattlesnake whiskey?" Chang offers. "It's good for you," says the agile, 84-year-old proprietor of Essential Chinese Herbs in Chinatown, for more than a century a supplier of herbs to doctors of traditional Oriental medicine in Los Angeles.
NEWS
September 20, 1985 | GARY LIBMAN
Los Angeles in 1860 was already a city of substantial brick buildings where cultured circles held "frequent card parties, balls, picnics, serenades, 'sociables' and suppers," according to a recent historical study. But the dusty pueblo was also "a center of crime, violence and vigilante action. Each week," according to another study, "the Star (newspaper) reported new killings and shooting sprees."
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