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May 1, 2013 | By Dominic A. Riley
If you go fishing with dynamite, you're bound to get lucky. One diner at chef-owner David LeFevre's new Manhattan Beach seafood restaurant, Fishing With Dynamite, shucked into fortune on opening night when he found a tiny pearl in his clam. The packed 34-seat restaurant (including bar seating) had a party-like atmosphere. Enthusiastic hostesses danced and sang along to pop classics such as Madonna and Michael Jackson to entertain guests while they waited for a seat. LeFevre greeted each guest twice - with a handwritten note in the menu thanking guests for supporting day one and with a tableside greeting during service.
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May 1, 2013 | By Dominic A. Riley
If you go fishing with dynamite, you're bound to get lucky. One diner at chef-owner David LeFevre's new Manhattan Beach seafood restaurant, Fishing With Dynamite, shucked into fortune on opening night when he found a tiny pearl in his clam. The packed 34-seat restaurant (including bar seating) had a party-like atmosphere. Enthusiastic hostesses danced and sang along to pop classics such as Madonna and Michael Jackson to entertain guests while they waited for a seat. LeFevre greeted each guest twice - with a handwritten note in the menu thanking guests for supporting day one and with a tableside greeting during service.
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January 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Both bombs that exploded outside an Atlanta abortion clinic last week were made of dynamite, which is regulated and not often found in amateur bombs, federal law enforcement officials said. Each bomb may have contained 10 to 20 sticks of dynamite, these officials said on condition of anonymity. Legal buyers of dynamite are required to get a federal permit to transport it between states. The presence of "high-grade commercial dynamite" was reported by CBS News, citing unidentified sources.
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April 24, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Fishing With Dynamite, the seafood-shack-inspired spot from chef David LeFevre, is expected to open Tuesday, April 30, in Manhattan Beach. It's a 36-seat restaurant two doors down from LeFevre's M.B. Post on Manhattan Avenue. The 1,100-square-foot restaurant includes a six-seat raw bar and tiny cocktail bar with a menu and decor that mix the beach vibes of both East and West coasts. There's white wood paneling, striped tiles, Eames chairs and antique Japanese buoys hanging from the ceiling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2012 | By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
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.
NEWS
November 14, 1985 | Associated Press
A 39-year-old man trying to shoot a snake in a shed accidentally detonated a case of dynamite and was killed, officials say. The Leflore County Sheriff's Department said that Edwin Turner, of Carroll County, died in the blast Tuesday and his shed was demolished. Authorities said he used the dynamite to break up beaver dams in nearby streams.
NEWS
December 17, 1990 | Associated Press
An explosion Sunday afternoon inside a Sears store at a shopping mall forced evacuation of the store, but caused no injuries and little damage, police said. Authorities believe that a stick of dynamite inside a refrigerator on display in the store's major-appliances department caused the blast.
NEWS
June 20, 1986 | JENNINGS PARROTT
A 70-year-old daredevil who bills himself as Capt. Dynamite and explodes a coffin while he is inside says federal agents are wrong to charge him with endangering neighbors because "I don't blow up anybody but myself." Patrick Albert O'Brien pleaded not guilty in Houston to a misdemeanor charge of illegally storing 18 pounds of dynamite. He was released on personal recognizance bond. The charge was filed in 1984, but O'Brien wasn't ordered to court sooner because federal agents couldn't find him.
NEWS
April 10, 1997 | From Associated Press
Crews used dynamite on ice jams clogging flood-swollen rivers Wednesday in an attempt to drain backed-up water away from the Red River Valley before it rises even higher. Communities along the Minnesota-North Dakota state line wrestled with overflowing small rivers and girded for the crest of the Red River itself. People's lives already had been defined by miles of pooled water and vast sheets of ice, the double hit of snowmelt flooding and a brutal weekend blizzard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old Reseda man's hand was blown off early Friday after he lighted a stick of dynamite to celebrate Independence Day, forcing a two-block section of his neighborhood to be evacuated while police searched for more explosives he had hidden in his family's garage. Chris Sterline was reported in stable condition at Northridge Hospital Medical Center on Friday afternoon.
NEWS
April 16, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
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.
NEWS
January 3, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2012 | By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2011 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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")
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1985 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
It was a dramatic send-off for the 1972 Chevrolet van. Its owner and some friends drove the clunker out to a San Diego County forest early last year, pumped bullets into its sides and windows, and then blew it up with 15 pounds of dynamite. They took pictures of themselves standing on the wreckage, some shots showing the smoke wafting from the charred metal. Then, they took off in another car, leaving the mess for someone else to clean up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2002 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A $5,000 federal reward was offered Saturday for information leading to the recovery of 700 pounds of dynamite and other explosives stolen from a mining company in Northern California, authorities said. The theft in Scott Bar in Siskiyou County, about 10 miles from the Oregon border, could have occurred between late April and mid-May, said Special Agent John Torres of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. On May 18, owners of the Casci Mining Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2010 | By Noel Murray
Law Abiding Citizen Overture/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98 When a thief and murderer gets a light sentence because of police bungling, the victim's husband and father (played by Gerard Butler) takes the law into his own hands and then proceeds to exact revenge against the whole criminal justice system, including a prosecutor played by Jamie Foxx. As written by Kurt Wimmer and directed by F. Gary Gray, the thriller is a jacked-up outrage machine, stirring up blind anger at government, outlaws and vigilantes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2009 | Robert Abele
"Napoleon Dynamite" director Jared Hess is well aware that his particular style of aggressively quirky humor isn't for everyone. He's fine with that. The 30-year-old filmmaker admits that even his own grandmother -- with whom he shares a warm relationship and a love of western history -- is baffled by his oddball sensibility and his popularity with the youth of today. "She was talking to one of my younger brothers," Hess recounted recently over breakfast, "and she said, 'Well I'm glad Jared likes this history stuff, 'cause I tell you what, this comedy thing sure isn't gonna last much longer!
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