CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2007 |
In the 18th century world of religious literature, there was a special place reserved for a collection of engravings and treatises called "Ceremonies and Religious Customs of All the Peoples of the World": It was on the "Index Librorum Prohibitorum"-- the Vatican's list of prohibited books.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1987 |
These days, it's tough being an 18th-Century monarch. Just ask, if you could, King Carlos III, the Spanish king who in 1781 ordered the creation of El Pueblo de La Reina de Los Angeles--or simply L.A. Carlos took a bashing Wednesday. The bashing was delivered by, of all people, the Los Angeles City Council. Never mind, for the moment, that the council had assumed it was bashing King Ferdinand of the 15th Century.
December 11, 1988 |
Colonial Taxco, that charming old mining town high in Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains (about 2 1/2 hours by car from Mexico City), holds to its reputation as the nation's Silver City. With more than 100 shops, visitors choose from an array of silver bracelets, baubles, rings, bangles, earrings, beads, wedding bands, goblets, baskets, boxes, handbags, tea sets, platters and decorative plaques.
February 9, 1989
Valentine's Day is the one day when nearly everyone abandons their vows and gives into cravings for chocolate. If you or your sweetheart have an affinity for chocolate, then the scrumptious offerings here should make this Tuesday that much more special. Chocolate has enjoyed a comfortable position in the diets of Americans--for a long time popular as an addition to baked goods like cookies, cakes, candies and pies as well as for its appeal straight from the package.
April 25, 1988 |
They gathered last Friday at Hernando's Hideaway in the Beverly Wilshire for a last lunch, a last drink. More than two years ago, the Regent Hotel Chain purchased the great hotel that anchors Rodeo Drive and the Hideaway, with its leather bar and mariachis and McCarthy salads, just isn't quite the style its new owners are seeking. Style was always a great commodity at the hotel, and no movie mogul ever promoted a star the way the late and legendary Hernando Courtright spotlighted his hostelry.