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August 4, 2005 | Cindy Chang, Special to The Times
THE sandy-haired man was only an amateur and his opponent a Goliath. Yet this David -- actually Peter Relic, a 33-year-old tool sharpener from Eagle Rock -- showed no fear. "Let me get my arsenal ready," he said, as he weighed his choice of weaponry. Ballpoint or Sharpie? Thick or thin? Color or not? These were the challenges Relic and his opponent, comic-book artist Ron Rege Jr., faced in equipping themselves for the 60-second contest to come.
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March 12, 2009 | Carolyn Kellogg
In all-too-familiar news, another Los Angeles bookstore is shutting down: Giant Robot in Silver Lake will close its doors on March 28. Until then, its stock -- which includes toys, T-shirts and ephemera as well as books and periodicals -- is on sale, 20% off. Giant Robot has three other, larger stores -- in San Francisco, New York and West L.A. -- which will stay open. So will its West L.A. restaurant, gr/eats, and Giant Robot the magazine, now 15 years old. Publisher and co-founder Eric Nakamura explains on his blog that the closure was partly the result of the economic downturn but also the end of a sublease.
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March 12, 2009 | Carolyn Kellogg
In all-too-familiar news, another Los Angeles bookstore is shutting down: Giant Robot in Silver Lake will close its doors on March 28. Until then, its stock -- which includes toys, T-shirts and ephemera as well as books and periodicals -- is on sale, 20% off. Giant Robot has three other, larger stores -- in San Francisco, New York and West L.A. -- which will stay open. So will its West L.A. restaurant, gr/eats, and Giant Robot the magazine, now 15 years old. Publisher and co-founder Eric Nakamura explains on his blog that the closure was partly the result of the economic downturn but also the end of a sublease.
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August 4, 2005 | Cindy Chang, Special to The Times
THE sandy-haired man was only an amateur and his opponent a Goliath. Yet this David -- actually Peter Relic, a 33-year-old tool sharpener from Eagle Rock -- showed no fear. "Let me get my arsenal ready," he said, as he weighed his choice of weaponry. Ballpoint or Sharpie? Thick or thin? Color or not? These were the challenges Relic and his opponent, comic-book artist Ron Rege Jr., faced in equipping themselves for the 60-second contest to come.
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April 4, 2002 | Adam Bregman
* The editor of the zine Giant Robot and owner of the new Giant Robot Store in West L.A., which specializes in Asian pop culture. Little Tokyo West: In the Sawtelle Corridor, there are three restaurants that we tend to go to. One is Asahi Ramen, which is a few doors down from our store. Across the street is Sawtelle Kitchen, which is like Continental, Japanese-style food. They make this meatloaf, which is awesome, with something called demi-glaze sauce.
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August 22, 2002 | SORINA DIACONESCU, Sorina Diaconescu is a Times staff writer
The pack of young women stationed outside FuRaiBo, a Japanese-style pub or izaka-ya on West Los Angeles' Sawtelle Boulevard, is a subtle but sure sign that there's more going on in this short block of Japanese mini-malls than just an exotic lunch at Sawtelle Kitchen or Hurry Curry.
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