CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2005 |
Joseph "Jojo" D'Amore, 74, an actor and former stand-up comedian who in recent years operated the limousine company Jojo's, died Sept. 24 in Los Angeles of emphysema and cancer. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., D'Amore came to Los Angeles with his family as a child when his father, Pasquale, launched Italian restaurants here. The youth later spent two years at the Olompali Commune in Northern California.
May 11, 2005 |
New YORK's Jewish delis are widely regarded as the best in the country. But even my most New York-centric friends will admit that the hand-cut pastrami at Langer's Deli, just west of downtown Los Angeles, is better than the pastrami at any New York deli. Los Angeles also has great hot dogs, hamburgers and tacos -- and great examples of virtually every Asian cuisine But we don't have great pizza. Good pizza? Yes. Absolutely.
May 17, 2004 |
Jason D'Amore is a natural. The senior from Manhattan Beach Mira Costa is one of the best golfers to come out of the Bay League and has taken only a handful of lessons. D'Amore shot a school- and league-tournament record seven-under-par 65 at Griffith Park's Wilson Golf Course to finish with a school-record 10-under 134 and clinch medalist honors in the Bay League tournament on May 6.
May 7, 2004 |
Jason D'Amore of Manhattan Beach Mira Costa shot a school-record seven-under-par 65 at Griffith Park's Wilson Golf Course on Thursday to clinch the Bay League tournament medalist honors with a 10-under 134, which is a 36-hole school record. D'Amore shot three-under 69 at Harding Golf Course on Tuesday to forge a three-way tie with John Lim of South Torrance and teammate Brandin Cohen at the halfway point of the tournament.
December 3, 2000 |
When you do it all for love, going against long odds and the advice of those who have been there before you, well, that's amore, right? Or more precisely, in the case of John Anthony Calabrese, viola d'amore. A bowed string instrument roughly the size and shape of a big, modern viola, the "viola of love" is strung in a truly weird way with two sets of metal strings, usually totaling 14.
April 22, 1996 |
It was a grand night Saturday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Los Angeles Music Center Opera was unveiling a handsome if sometimes eccentric new production of Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" (The Elixir of Love), which it created with Grand Thea^tre de Geneve. But L.A. was getting it first. It was well sung, well acted, well conducted and well played. It did not efface memories of, say, Luciano Pavarotti and Kathleen Battle. But it was not star-dependent nor star-struck either.