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January 12, 2008
A celebration of the life of chef and restaurateur Ed LaDou will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. LaDou, who helped pioneer the gourmet pizza movement in California, died of cancer Dec. 27. Instead of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007. Checks should be made payable to the Memorial Tribute Program and earmarked for the Ed LaDou memorial fund.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2008
A celebration of the life of chef and restaurateur Ed LaDou will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. LaDou, who helped pioneer the gourmet pizza movement in California, died of cancer Dec. 27. Instead of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007. Checks should be made payable to the Memorial Tribute Program and earmarked for the Ed LaDou memorial fund.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1993 | ELAINE TASSY
Ed LaDou readily admits that he has no journalism skills. Or objectivity. So last month he became editor and writer for a small newspaper in Laurel Canyon. Oh yes, and publisher. LaDou's 12-page Canyon News hit the streets with a front-page headline announcing: "Yellow sunflower stolen." The theft occurred at the Caioti Restaurant, which is located in the steep, secluded canyon north of Hollywood. And is owned by Ed LaDou.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1993 | ELAINE TASSY
Ed LaDou readily admits that he has no journalism skills. Or objectivity. So last month he became editor and writer for a small newspaper in Laurel Canyon. Oh yes, and publisher. LaDou's 12-page Canyon News hit the streets with a front-page headline announcing: "Yellow sunflower stolen." The theft occurred at the Caioti Restaurant, which is located in the steep, secluded canyon north of Hollywood. And is owned by Ed LaDou.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1987 | RUTH REICHL
My first home in Los Angeles was at the foot of Laurel Canyon. All night we listened to the screech of brakes as speeding cars attempted to negotiate the curves. There were thumps and crashes. Meanwhile, birds sang merrily at midnight and squirrels played hopscotch on the roof. It's a strange part of town. There's a country store on the corner, just above a little restaurant which seems to constantly change hands. It has just changed once more, and now it is Caioti, 2100 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 1985 | RUTH REICHL
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The California Pizza Kitchen (207 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, (213) 272-7878) is a lot farther from Emilio's than the miles would lead you to believe. These two restaurants are worlds apart; the Pizza Kitchen is not warm, and although they certainly do treat you right, it's not remotely Italian. For what they serve in this cool modern environment with its open kitchen is pizza with a distinctly American accent.
NEWS
November 23, 2006 | Leslee Komaiko
New York and Chicago might get all the respect when it comes to pizza. But there are some very good pies to be had in this town. Abbot's Pizza This modest pizzeria is known for its bagel crusts. But don't be misled. The crust itself is classic New York -- puffy and slightly charred, with a satisfying chew. Abbot's simply adds sesame seeds, poppy seeds and more to the crust upon request.
OPINION
November 2, 2004
Re "Honor Troops' Sacrifice and Vote," Steve Lopez column, Oct. 31: Why do we educators struggle to obtain and put books in the hands of all our students, just so that, later on, their government can put a rifle in their hands and teach them to kill? The first name on Lopez's list, Marine Cpl. Roberto Abad, was my student at Bell Gardens High School. In Roberto's honor and sacrifice, I will vote for John Kerry to be our next president. Hopefully, Kerry will bring our troops home and not permit any more young Americans to die in a useless war. Raul Martinez La Habra Mr. Lopez, neither you nor I know what the fallen soldiers identified in your column were told.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 1987 | Compiled by David Pecchia
Nobody seems to know what those two words actually mean when put together, but if you want to do a little research, here are a few places that serve it. We think. AUTHENTIC CAFE (7605 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 939-4626). This stools-only diner, where the eclectic cooking is upscale and the prices are downscale, became an instant hit. The salads are delivered in huge, beautiful mounds--enough to feed two. Great pizzas (all prepared on the spot).
MAGAZINE
January 26, 1986 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
John Mitchell's Pasadena bookstore, Mitchell Books, specializes in mysteries and has about 5,000 titles in stock. Mitchell says he has read about 1,200 mysteries; here are some of his favorites: "The Chill" by Ross MacDonald. "A true whodunit. MacDonald gives you every clue, and at the end you're still wrong. Everyone is." "The Lady in the Lake" by Raymond Chandler. "The California setting is fantastic." "The High Window" by Raymond Chandler. "He used a Pasadena background, which pleased me."
NEWS
December 30, 1993 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It started innocently enough. One overdue pregnant woman bypassed the pizza and pasta at Caioti, a funky Laurel Canyon restaurant, and instead ordered the crisp Romaine and Watercress Salad. Next day, she went into labor, convinced that the salad, with its strong balsamic vinegar dressing, had somehow quickened the process. Soon, she told pregnant friends about the salad. Who told their pregnant friends. Which birthed an urban myth: the labor-inducing salad. Before long, at least eight women had credited the salad with escalating Mother Nature's pace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1999 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The wonderful Caioti Pizza Cafe is hidden among the tiny storefronts of Tujunga Village, a cozy, charming commercial stretch that lacks the intensity of nearby Ventura Boulevard. Chef and owner Ed LaDou has quite a resume. He created pizzas at Spago for Wolfgang Puck and later personally developed the menu for California Pizza Kitchen. For years he ran a Caioti Pizza in Laurel Canyon. The cafe is modest in the extreme, but on many levels, I enjoy dining here as much as at Spago.
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