July 18, 2007 |
HOW to choose among the seemingly endless array of tortillas available in Los Angeles? The Times tasting panel met last week to give it a try. Joining me on the panel were food editor Leslie Brenner, assistant food editor Betty Hallock, staff writer Charles Perry, test kitchen director Donna Deane and recipe tester Noelle Carter. We tasted handmade corn tortillas purchased from area markets, tortillerias and taquerias, including Los 5 Puntos on Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, El Parian on West Pico Boulevard, Olvera Street's La Luz del Dia and Tonny's in Pasadena.
July 17, 1988 |
It's Friday night at La Luz de Jesus Folk Art Gallery, and the Elvis impersonator is donning his clerical robes. In 10 minutes, the ordained minister with sideburns will join in holy matrimony Simy Fhima, a waitress at the chic Caribbean restaurant Cha Cha Cha, and Marcus Kuiland, a gallery attendant at La Luz. Forget about wine and cheese. Openings have a different flavor at this topsy-turvy folk art gallery with the rhyming rap name that perches above the Soap Plant boutique on Melrose Avenue.
January 22, 1989 |
Bizarre, violent and disturbing are some of the adjectives often applied to New York-based artist Joe Coleman, whose live performance pieces and paintings have found an audience at the fringes of the avant-garde art world recently. The La Luz de Jesus Gallery in West Hollywood is now exhibiting a show of Coleman's paintings and drawings--all of which fit the descriptions above. Among the influences that can be traced in Coleman's work are the R.
May 3, 2002 |
NEW MEXICO A man who started a wildfire in the Sacramento Mountains that has burned more than 9,500 acres and destroyed at least 20 structures committed suicide because he couldn't live with what happened, a sheriff said. The man wrote a suicide note and then shot himself in the head Wednesday night in a home in La Luz, the Otero County sheriff's office said. Sheriff John Lee identified the man as William Myers.
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March 24, 2004 |
A woman charged with smuggling Mexican women into the United States and forcing them to work as prostitutes at motels near Disneyland has jumped bail, officials said Tuesday. Maria De La Luz Menjivar, 43, of Wilmington failed to appear in court for a hearing last week, prompting a judge to issue an arrest warrant, Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez said. Menjivar was arrested Feb. 4 after three women reported the alleged sex-slave ring to police.
September 2, 2010
Well-known for her pop art paintings of beguiling young women in fanciful backdrops, Japanese pop artist Yumiko Kayukawa will be signing her work at the opening of her new show, "49 Days. " Kayukawa's show runs through Sept. 23 in conjunction with surrealist painter and Otis professor Nathan Ota's new exhibition "An Unforeseen Homecoming. " La Luz De Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Artist reception, 8-11 p.m. Fri. Free. http://www.laluzdejesus.com .
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June 6, 2003 |
Mercedes Navarrete, head of a Panorama City-based pyramid scheme that bilked nearly 16,000 people out of millions of dollars, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for being married to two men at the same time. Navarrete, 55, who was found guilty of bigamy by a jury in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in April for her role in La Luz de Oro Corp.
July 16, 2013 |
Perhaps the strangest book event I've yet attended began on Saturday at Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop in Hollywood. Shortly after 2 p.m., a 1950s-era hot rod pulled to the curb on Hollywood Boulevard, disgorging the legendary writer and iconoclast Harlan Ellison , accompanied by a pair of greasers in full leathers. At 79, Ellison has been a fixture in Los Angeles for more than half a century, cranking out such diverse works as fiction, teleplays and comic books. His 1967 anthology “Dangerous Visions” - featuring original stories by Robert Silverberg, Theodore Sturgeon, J.G. Ballard, Norman Spinrad, Roger Zelazny and Samuel R. Delany - is among the most important science fiction books ever published; his groundbreaking TV criticism for the old Los Angeles Free Press was collected in “The Glass Teat” and “The Other Glass Teat.” Ellison wrote the “Star Trek” episode “The City on the Edge of Forever,” and created characters by which James Cameron's “Terminator” franchise was inspired.