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September 9, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
Neighbors of a Compton-area auto mechanic's shop that caught fire early Monday described a heart-wrenching scene of a young girl screaming and crying in the streets as she tried to get back into the burning building to save her family. "She was hysterical," said Michelle Lockhart, who lives across the street. "It hurt me so bad to see her out there. " Four family members - a father and three children - were able to escape the two-alarm blaze that started at 2 a.m. inside an auto mechanic's shop with a converted second-level loft in the 4300 block of East Compton Boulevard. Hours later, the smell of smoke lingered as a cadaver dog searched the charred building for a missing 42-year-old mother and her 12-year-old daughter.  Lockhart recalled hearing a loud explosion as the fire broke out. "It shook my house a little bit," she said.  "I thought it was an earthquake.
March 10, 2010
SERIES The New Adventures of Old Christine: Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) tries to teach Ritchie's (Trevor Gagnon) class some street smarts but ends up stranded at a subway station after she misses the train herself. Clark Gregg and Hamish Linklater also star in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). America's Next Top Model: This new season premieres with a special 90-minute episode as 33 semifinalists compete for the 13 slots that will allow them to move into the New York loft together.
January 11, 1985 | MARLENA DONOHUE
A two-person show reminds us of the post-Pollock days when every graduate school and loft was filled with paint-splattered abstractions designed to stand for impressions and experiences in the world. The show also demonstrates the range that such experiments can encompass. Melinda Miller creates believable, energetic compositions that pit flat static areas of color fractured by animated black lines against gnarled, kinetic skeins of color.
August 31, 2008 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
In FILMMAKER Azazel Jacobs' new movie, "Momma's Man," the director reveals an entire family of his own idiosyncrasies -- as well as his own idiosyncratic family. Among his quirks are a deep connection to the past, so much so that he says he remembers turning 5 and instantly missing being a 4-year-old. Growing up in a cluttered home, he's just as attached to material things and, without a doubt, to the parents who raised him there. That's why he cast them as the parents in "Momma's Man," a Sundance favorite opening Friday.
April 26, 2014 | Lisa Boone
More than 40 dealers from around the world, including Los Angeles-based Danish Modern Noho, Loft Thirteen and Reform Gallery, will convene at 3Lab Studios on Saturday and Sunday for the Los Angeles Modernism Show & Sale. As with year's past, the 27th annual event offers one-of-a-kind 20th century furnishings and accessories, including a Danish rosewood sideboard by Arne Vodder from exhibitor Midcentury LA, a mahogany table base by Gio Ponti from Roark Modern of New York and a huge Gambone Italy ceramic charger from Vangard 21 of Los Angeles.
Like many people, Vince Crivello complained about his commute to work. But the Laguna Beach restaurateur and his brother, Massimo, did something about it. They moved close to work. Close, as in up a flight of stairs. Not only do they have more time for family and their business, but the brothers, who moved to Southern California 30 years ago from Italy, feel they've re-created a bit of the Old World. "In Sicily, the businesses were usually downstairs and people lived upstairs, so even at 11 p.m.
November 24, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
Somewhere along the line, it became an item of folk criticism to say: "I went out whistling the sets." It usually meant there wasn't much else worth whistling about. But once in a while the sets are so spectacular that they are likely to linger in mind long after you've forgotten the plot, the tunes or who it was who was excellent as the drunken uncle. It was true of the late Sean Kenny's sets for Lionel Bart's "Blitz," for example.
August 8, 2012 | By Emily Young
It's hard to know where to look first when you walk into garden designer Jamie Schwentker's tiny bungalow in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. At the catwalk over the living and dining room? The staircase resembling stacked Japanese tansu ? The chandelier shrouded in faux butterflies and year-round Christmas lights? "I call it Late Wicked Witch," Schwentker says of the 1923 cottage's style, "which is partly a nod to the whole movie thing and partly because it looks like a fairy-tale house.
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