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October 5, 2006 | Jessica Gelt, Special to The Times
THE girl on screen is petite, almost boyish, with cropped blond hair and black-framed glasses. "Mount Washington, a seemingly peaceful neighborhood smack-dab in the middle of fast-paced Highland Park," she says. "Full of Vietnam survivors, stray cats, speed addicts and sorcerers. The only home I've ever had," she concludes wistfully. The girl is 16-year-old Anabel Curry, and her short film, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?
December 3, 2006 | Gustavo Arellano, Special to The Times
AS my father remembers it, the first trip from Mexico to downtown Los Angeles was cramped. He left his hometown of Jomulquillo, Zacatecas, in 1968 on a bus headed for Tijuana. Two days later, he reached the border town. There, he and three other men paid two San Clemente hippie girls $50 apiece one Friday morning so they could squeeze into the trunk of a Chevrolet. The hippies crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with their cargo that afternoon.
January 9, 1996
We asked readers to tell us what they want in a new stadium or arena ("If We Build It, Will They Come?", Dec. 12) and they spoke loud and clear on one priority: better access. In particular, proximity to mass transit, or at least better control of traffic and easier parking. Others e-mailed new features they would like or suggested locations. One ex-Raider fan with a long memory simply tore out a map of the San Gabriel Valley, drew an X over Irwindale and scrawled: Build Stadium Here.
April 2, 2009 | Alicia Lozano
Perched high above downtown Los Angeles, a bohemian group of architects, artists and aficionados are gathering on the rooftop terrace of the Standard hotel this week to kick off L.A Art Weekend with a five-day blog-a-thon dedicated to architecture and urban planning. This marathon session called Postopolis, which began Tuesday, brings together six international bloggers to host a series of discussions, interviews, panels and presentations with 40 participants from the worlds of geology, landscaping, publishing and music.
February 19, 1990 | From Wire Service Reports
Nadia Comaneci confirmed rumors that she tried to kill herself at age 15 by drinking bleach, according to Life magazine's March issue. Comaneci said she was hospitalized for two days and was "glad because I didn't have to go to the gym," according to the magazine. It had been rumored, and the 1984 film "Nadia" indicated, that Comaneci attempted suicide at the height of her fame in 1977 after scoring perfect 10s in the Montreal Olympics in 1976. She had denied the rumors, however.
March 17, 1995
Los Angeles has put some teeth in an ordinance that made it illegal to steal bottles, cans and other items from the city's curbside recycling bins. The City Council voted Wednesday to spend $64,000 to step up enforcement of the city's anti-scavenging ordinance, earmarking $15,000 for a police crackdown in the West San Fernando Valley and setting aside $49,000 for a possible expansion of the police patrols citywide.
March 2, 2014 | By Bob Pool
All but erased from the Southern California landscape decades ago, the drive-in theater is headed for an encore. The Roadium Drive-In, which rose from an old cornfield in Paramount during an era when outdoor theaters stood tall, was known as the Paramount Drive-In when it faded to black in 1991. The property remained intact, however, and continued to be used for the outdoor swap meet that was launched in 1955. Now, the son of the theater's founder is planning to light up the screens again.
February 7, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
The long-awaited design of a $1-billion hotel and office skyscraper to be built in downtown Los Angeles -- soon to be tallest building in the West -- was unveiled Thursday by developer Korean Airlines. At 73 stories, the tower at Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street will be a dramatic addition to the city skyline and a symbol of South Korea's growing status as a global economic powerhouse. The Wilshire Grand will slightly surpass in height the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower on Bunker Hill that has held the title of tallest west of Chicago since 1989.
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