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July 19, 2000 | SUSAN GREGG GILMORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Many years ago, when I was 12, my grandmother let me drive her 1970 Buick Le Sabre. The way Nana figured it, somebody had to chauffeur her the seven miles between home and the Shirley Ann School of Beauty in Lebanon, Tenn., for her weekly wash-'n'-set. Might as well be me; I could touch the pedals and see over the wheel. Thanks to this early and illegal driver's education course, I've always felt comfortable driving.
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June 23, 2000 | VALLI HERMAN-COHEN, TIMES SENIOR FASHION WRITER
Katherine Betts came to town this week to celebrate not just her first year at the helm of the country's oldest fashion magazine, Harper's Bazaar, but also the very thing that used to get L.A. dissed by anyone east of Doheny: its style. Bazaar came to celebrate what Betts sees as the essence of L.A.--sizzling fashion, Hollywood power brokers, glorious homes and the hot young stars that seem to pop up in every convertible cruising Pacific Coast Highway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2000 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saturday nights were party nights at Maverick's Flat, and when the Ike and Tina Turner Revue got in the groove and Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen kicked back in the shadows, there was no other place to be on a hot Los Angeles night. It was the late 1960s, and the Crenshaw-area club epitomized the hip, sophisticated camaraderie that blossomed during the civil rights era.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This Catholic church in the middle of Watts has stood strong through times of civil revolt and decades of demographic tumult. It survived unscathed when most everything around it burned during the riots of 1965 and then 1992. It has undergone profound demographic shifts: nearly all white through the 1920s, nearly all black in 1950s and '60s. Mostly Latino in 2000. The people of St. Lawrence of Brindisi have long represented the faces, struggles and celebrations of the people of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2000 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The highly regarded Southern California Institute of Architecture will move its campus to downtown Los Angeles in a major boost for civic efforts to revive the central city with new cultural and educational institutions. SCI-Arc, as the school is known, will bring its more than 500 students and staff to a $60-million commercial and residential development planned for the artists' loft district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You might call it a monument to California's spirit of reinvention--a building with nearly as many lives as a cat and more connections to Los Angeles' civic culture than most politicians. In its 75-year history, downtown's Subway Terminal Building has housed the city's first underground transit terminal, doubled as a World War II bomb shelter, provided hospital care to veterans, and acted as the local office of the Department of Social Security.
MAGAZINE
March 19, 2000
I visited Spain with my 94-year-old mother and my sister. We started in Madrid, then went to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, through Galicia and back to Madrid. We went to a couple of flamenco shows, had fabulous food at a Basque restaurant, took a lot of naps and stayed out until 3 or 4 a.m. every day. Spain has shed its backward ways. It's a very modern place. * DISCOVERY: The ancient Spanish city of Burgos, where my grandfather is from, and the beautiful seaport town of La Coruna.
NEWS
March 10, 2000 | MARY McNAMARA and JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There may be grumbling at the gasoline pumps, but it takes a lot more than $1.60 a gallon to make Angelenos change their ways. Last week's 11.5-cent increase, coupled with alarming predictions of a $2-a-gallon summer, is causing some drivers to shop around for lower-priced stations, but experts don't expect a stampede toward mass transit, a fire sale on SUVs or even an increase in carpool-lane traffic any time soon.
NEWS
January 27, 2000 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the emerging majority in Los Angeles County, Latinos are not only making political and economic strides, but are gaining greater recognition from other ethnic and racial groups, according to a United Way report being released today. A growing interest in Spanish is one bellwether cited in the report, which provides a detailed look at the nation's largest Latino population center.
NEWS
January 23, 2000
Koreatown, with its ethnic markets and mini-malls, shares 3rd Street with a Korean Buddhist temple. Los Angeles is home to a Sikh gurdwara, or temple, whose golden dome rises above Vermont Avenue in a neighborhood as diverse as any in Los Angeles. Middle Easterners, Armenians and Latin Americans all have their own congregations as well, in neighborhoods from the Westside to East Los Angeles.
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