January 30, 2001 |
To be sure, nothing as tedious or wincingly cliche as a felt fedora or an oversized spy glass was to be found at this elegant cloak-and-dagger scene. These 300 sleuths, quite to the contrary, were turned out Saturday night in floor-sweeping furs and feathers; wrapped like packages in splendorous mud-cloth shawls or kufi hats shot through with glistening thread--copper, bronze and silver.
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December 10, 2010 |
Standing outside a bookstore on 8th Street a decade ago, novelist Susan Straight looked across the street and saw a vision of Los Angeles loneliness. Men clustered around a black door, surrounded by a wall of black tile. They filled the dark, narrow space inside, reeking of cheap liquor and hurt. "It was just the saddest place I'd ever seen," Straight told me as we stood outside the Golden Gopher bar this week. "There was this lingering melancholy all around this block. You could just smell the desperation of all these men. " These days the Golden Gopher is a hip hangout whose patrons include guys in suits.
September 5, 1989 |
Joe Phillips, saying he could "go play right now," ended a summer-long holdout Monday night by agreeing to terms with the Chargers. The only remaining unsigned Charger is running back Gary Anderson. Phillips, 26, started all 16 regular-season games for the Chargers last year on the defensive line. He led the team with 36 quarterback hits and added two sacks.
April 16, 1994
Chris Draft of Valencia High, The Times Orange County back of the year, is among 36 players on the North team roster for the 35th Orange County North-South All-Star Football Game. Draft, who signed a letter of intent to play football at Stanford, gained 1,338 yards rushing and scored 24 touchdowns to lead Valencia to the Orange League title and the semifinals of the Southern Section Division VI playoffs.
October 2, 1993 |
It already had been a hard day's night for Valencia running back Chris Draft, and the first quarter wasn't even over yet. Most high school running backs would be satisfied with 115 yards total offense and three touchdowns in a game. But Friday night, Draft had done that with 40 seconds left in the first quarter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2003 |
One associate of Marion "Suge" Knight was in custody and another a fugitive after they were charged with attempted murder of a man connected to the slaying of a member of the rap mogul's inner circle. The arrest of Terran Andrews, known as "Baby Jesus" or "Li'l Black Jesus," and the warrant for Gregory "Fleetwood" Shelton are the latest charges stemming from a series of shootings involving individuals close to Knight. Four of Knight's associates have now been charged.
April 11, 2007 |
You won't find many trench coats, fedoras or Black Dahlias in "Los Angeles Noir," an about-to-be-published anthology of 17 new short stories set in various corners of the contemporary City of Angels. "Los Angeles Noir" is the 13th installment of the series by the maverick Brooklyn-based indie Akashic Books. It's also the first to be set in the city that effectively invented the genre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1999 |
EBay magazine reports that someone paid $4,600 for this item at a recent auction of Elvis memorabilia: A $695 bill from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for "damage to Suite 850, including broken sofa, broken dining room chair, seven chipped/scratched dining room chairs and a broken leg on a drum table." Did Elvis knock the furniture over during a desperate search for the suite's mini-fridge? OK, I know what you're saying: Don't be cruel. * 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE CAREFUL, TRA L.A. LAW L.A.
November 20, 2003 |
There's one surefire way to give books some immediacy for children, author- illustrator Dolores Johnson believes -- have kids create their own. "Kids think that big people write books," Johnson says. "Sunday, they'll be writing their own books." Johnson's book creation workshop is one of the attractions at this weekend's "Ears Are Burning, Children Are Learning" program, the Sunday portion of which will take place at the California African American Museum near downtown L.A.