CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2013 |
Janis Hood got her start at Henry's Tacos when she was 10. Her mother allowed her to fasten caps on the hot sauce and serve RC Cola to customers. Through 51 years, the family business served ground beef tacos and burritos to customers. But on Saturday, the Studio City neighborhood treasure - a favorite of actor Elijah Wood and comedian George Lopez - closed its doors. The shutting of Henry's Tacos, named for Hood's grandfather, Henry Comstock, came after a yearlong saga with the landlord that Hood said began when she applied for a historic designation.
October 19, 2002 |
The Latino-flavored sitcom "The George Lopez Show," exhibiting greater ratings promise since its wobbly start last spring, has received a full-season commitment from the ABC network. The announcement affirmed the view of the struggling Walt Disney Co.-owned network that the show named for its star, comedian George Lopez, has demonstrated wide enough appeal to cut across ethnic lines and draw a mass audience. The program, which airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.
June 16, 2013 |
There was a moment at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night when a question came to mind that felt a little like a Zen koan: If you hear a guitar solo but can't see a guitar, did the solo really happen? It's the sort of thought perhaps associated with backing tracks and radio-ready pop, but this was the Playboy Jazz Festival, and the source was unquestionably live in the vocal group Naturally 7, which closed a set steeped with hip-hop and R&B with an a cappella take on George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
January 27, 2002
Re "Man Jailed 2 Years Sees Case Voided," Jan. 12: I could not help but feel sorry for George Lopez, the young man who was wrongly jailed for armed robbery. I was disturbed, however, to read that Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas didn't seem to think that similar cases in which the system broke down should be examined so this doesn't happen again. What is the harm in studying your procedures to see if you can prevent this kind of heartbreak? Even if it's your election opponent who suggests such a review, if it's a good idea, why not adopt it?
March 17, 1994 |
On stage, George Lopez couches his message in good-natured wordplay and spices it with a bit of physical clowning, but in interviews he prefers to get right to the point. "My style is attacking ignorance," Lopez said by phone from a hotel in Walnut Creek, near San Francisco. The kind of ignorance that particularly gets his attention concerns popular images of Latinos and Latino culture. Lopez, now playing the Brea Improv, says he doesn't have to look far for inspiration.
May 18, 2007 |
YES, THE TV PILOT I wrote this year was rejected while a sitcom version of the Geico caveman commercials made the fall schedule. I get how that's embarrassing. And I understand why every sitcom writer I know, entertainment journalist I've read and George Lopez (who said, upon being canceled by ABC, "A Chicano can't be on TV but a caveman can?") has focused so much of their dismay about this week's "upfronts" -- when networks unveil their fall lineups -- on "Cavemen."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2002 |
Orange County prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed all charges against a man who spent two years in prison for a robbery that officials now believe was probably committed by another man. The decision came amid mounting evidence that George Lopez had nothing to do with the May 1999 robbery of an Anaheim loan office. Two of the robbery victims said Lopez wasn't the gunman, and another man said that he--and not Lopez--committed the crime.
January 2, 1990 |
Stand-up comedian George Lopez, who plays up his ethnic roots in his act, is dismayed by the lack of comedy roles for Latinos. The 28-year-old comic, who plays a ski patrolman in the upcoming movie, "Ski Patrol," said in a recent interview that Latinos "are being totally left out" of television sitcoms. "When you look ethnic it's that much harder," he said. "Everyone is thin and Caucasian, and I don't look like that. . . .