April 16, 2013 |
David LeFevre, chef-owner of Manhattan Beach Post, plans to open his second South Bay restaurant, Fishing With Dynamite, by the end of the month. Two doors down from M.B. Post on Manhattan Avenue, Fishing With Dynamite might be described as East-Coast-seafood-shack-meets-West-Coast-gastropub. The 1,100-square-foot restaurant accommodates 36 diners, with a six-seat raw bar (topped with a vintage bathtub for holding oysters and shellfish) and tiny cocktail bar. FC Studio designed the space to evoke a beach cottage, through the lens of sunny California: white wood paneling, striped tiles, Eames chairs and antique Japanese buoys hanging from the ceiling. The raw bar's daily selections might include Dungeness crab, cherry stone clams and California sea urchin as well as plateaux de fruits de mer in three sizes, dubbed the SS Minnow, the Queen Mary and the Mother Shucker.
January 3, 2013 |
This spring, David LeFevre, chef-owner of M.B. Post , plans to open a new restaurant in Manhattan Beach called Fishing With Dynamite, a 30-seat seafood spot a block from the beach. LeFevre says he's working on a menu that blends his nostalgia for the East Coast with the casual vibe of the West Coast. "I've been thinking about this a long time; seafood has always been a really important part of my life," says LeFevre, who garnered acclaim as chef of Water Grill in downtown Los Angeles.
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August 28, 2012 |
Authorities locked down an elementary school, cordoned off several blocks and evacuated residences and businesses Monday afternoon after officers investigating a reported shooting in Hollywood found what appeared to be a stick of dynamite in the suspected gunman's apartment. But the dynamite turned out to be a movie prop, police said, which was recovered after officers and a bomb squad swarmed the 6600 block of Sunset Boulevard. Officers allegedly recovered a shotgun and other weapons from the apartment, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
January 13, 2012
'Napoleon Dynamite' Where: Fox When: 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-14-DLSV (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14 with advisories for suggestive dialogue, coarse language, violence and sex)
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August 15, 2011 |
A boulder-strewn mountain west of the Temecula Valley, created by violent mashing of tectonic plates during the Jurassic Period, holds more than 270 million tons of granite that's become as politically explosive as the dynamite that may eventually blow it to bits. The ridge is an anonymous landmark for most drivers speeding south on the 15 Freeway toward Escondido, but to the Granite Construction Co., those gray rocks look like money. Photos: Quarry plan meets resistance The company plans to build a gargantuan rock quarry on the mountain that could supply concrete and asphalt to fast-growing northern San Diego County for the next 75 years.
April 18, 2011
Over the 72 hours of the 12th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which took place this weekend at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Times writers for the Pop & Hiss music blog roamed the grounds chasing music, talking to fans, artists and organizers, and recording the moments that captured the essence of the festival. What follows are snapshots. For complete Pop & Hiss coverage, visit http://www.latimes.com/coachella. Party favors from Arcade Fire If Woody Allen's orgasmatron (from "Sleeper")