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November 11, 2007 |
The vendor selling churros, snacks of fried dough tossed with sugar and cinnamon, shouted to attract customers because no one was in line. Tortas were unpopular, mariscos even more so, and some vendors quickly changed their sales strategy to selling drinks, instead of just food, in Saturday afternoon's warmth.
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April 12, 2004 |
Thousands of Sikhs celebrated one of their holiest days with a parade through downtown Los Angeles on Sunday and a call for greater understanding of the fact that wearing a turban is not un-American, nor is it the mark of a terrorist. The Sikhs said their religion was often mistaken for the Islamic faith, and therefore they have been targeted for retaliation since the Sept. 11 attacks. "What you look like does not define ...
January 19, 2004 |
Hector Berlioz was one of those ornery figures who wrote music that doesn't fit into neat little molds. Perhaps operating in that spirit, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Berlioz Festival seems to be trying to break some predictable patterns of the typical festival experience. For a start, 2004 isn't even the Berlioz Year -- the bicentennial of his birth occurred in 2003 -- so these concerts proclaim that we need not be chained to the calendar in order to celebrate this fascinating composer.
July 3, 2001 |
It was inauguration day James K. Hahn style--modest, personal and painstakingly attentive to the city's diverse communities. He delivered a quick speech then hosted a festive street party with the longest receiving line in civic memory, catering by Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles, Chef Marilyn's Place and Art's Deli, among others; dancing and music that included Chinese dragons, drummers, an African American dance company and a rhythm and blues band. Get used to it, Los Angeles.
June 19, 2001 |
Like conquering Roman warriors returning home, the Los Angeles Lakers rode double-decker buses Monday in a triumphant parade through a downtown crowd estimated at 550,000 fans. All that was missing were the vanquished 76ers being dragged in chains behind the chariots of the champion Lakers, who won their second consecutive NBA title and predicted a third to come.
June 19, 2001
"The younger generation is sick of hearing about [the apathy of L.A. fans]. We're starting to change that. We hear about New York and their championship teams. Now we've got one." Rob Byer, Laker fan from Santa Clarita "I just want to say I love Brian Shaw. May I kiss you Brian Shaw?" Shaquille O'Neal at DWP "People get so stupid when they start drinking. It's hot out here and hopefully they won't get too rowdy. The world is watching."