September 4, 1994 |
A seven-member panel that will oversee operations at the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles held its first meeting last week and began establishing priorities and a vision for the city's birthplace. The commission of five Latinos, one Chinese American and one Italian American agreed Tuesday to set up a committee to study El Pueblo's staff of 44, comprised of people from the city's parks department and contracted employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2005 |
City Controller Laura Chick said Wednesday that the Los Angeles Department of El Pueblo has largely righted itself from the "financial disaster" it was immersed in last year. The department runs Olvera Street, in the downtown Los Angeles area considered to be the city's birthplace. It consists of several museums, a public plaza, restaurants and gift shops. More than 2 million people visit each year. In a scathing audit in spring of 2004, the department was found to be dysfunctional.
January 1, 2003 |
For five years, Renan Almendarez Coello -- "El Cucuy de la Manana," or "morning Boogeyman" to his radio audience -- has ruled morning radio in Los Angeles. Mixing crass, sexist humor with such populist causes as speaking out on behalf of a disputed 400-year-old oak tree in Santa Clarita or helping a paralyzed man get an electric wheelchair, he generates ratings that routinely top those of everyone who faces him, whether they speak English or El Cucuy's native Spanish.
July 13, 2009
If the city of Los Angeles were running a historic park, an annual cost to taxpayers approaching $1 million might be mildly troubling. If it were running a shopping mall, we'd want to know why the city was paying nearly $1 million to subsidize its commercial tenants. Isn't it supposed to work the other way? And if the city were operating a parking concession and still coming up short, there would be scandal.
August 6, 2000 |
Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros conceived and painted his Los Angeles masterpiece--an 18-foot-by-80-foot painting known as "America Tropical"--in a mere two months during the late summer and early fall of 1932. Commissioned by the owner of an art gallery on the city's historic Olvera Street, Siqueiros designed a vast painting for an exterior, second-floor wall of Italian Hall, facing a rooftop beer garden that overlooked the pedestrian zone lined with Mexican shops.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2011 |
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Theodore Roosevelt and Bugs Bunny might appear to have little in common, but they do share one distinction: They've all mispronounced Los Angeles. Perry committed his gaffe the other day at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena when he greeted a Latino group with the words, "Buenos dias, Los Angeles!" He rendered the city's name as Loce AN-guh-leeze , as though it contained a hard G and rhymed with "fleas. " It was somewhat reminiscent of the time President Roosevelt referred to the City of Angels as Loss AN-jee-leeze during a 1903 visit, according to historian John Weaver.