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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1993 | SHAWN HUBLER
The "foodski, funski and brewski" are gone-ski. Gorky's is kaput. Twelve years after downtown's best-known bohemian hangout opened in the name of cheap java for the working class, Gorky's Cafe and Russian Brewery has quietly shut down, leaving nothing but the coffeepot and a bill for back rent. "So Long, L.A.," reads the sign on the window. "They done cleared out," nodded a panhandler in a nearby cardboard box.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The streetcars that carried passengers downtown from Lincoln Heights for 7 cents are gone, giving way to the choke of busy traffic. The corridor of small clothing stores, furniture shops and movie theaters on North Broadway has disappeared, taken over by discount markets. Latino families have replaced the mostly Italian American community that lived in the neighborhood in 1947.
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