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September 27, 1990 | ERIK HAMILTON
Hollywood has always had a weird love affair with The Bomb. Since the weapon's infamous introduction at Alamogordo, N.M., in 1945 and during the 40-plus years of Cold War tension that followed, nukes have been the subject of numerous films--some good, some bad. "Miracle Mile" is among the select few--"Dr. Strangelove," "On the Beach," "Testament," "The Bedford Incident," "Fail Safe"--that are nuclear apocalyptic standouts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Dan Weikel
CicLAvia, the city's increasingly popular cycling-oriented event, will once again transform traffic congested Wilshire Boulevard into a car-free zone on Sunday. Thousands are expected to bike, stroll, run and walk the six-mile route from One Wilshire in downtown Los Angeles to the Miracle Mile area west of Hauser Boulevard. Feeder streets will be closed along the route. The event, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is intended to give participants a different perspective on the city and a break from the stress and pollution of automobile traffic.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1999
Early in the 20th century, the 5,280-foot stretch of land just nine miles east of the Pacific Ocean and eight miles west of downtown Los Angeles had very different tenants than the nine museums it boasts today. Back then, the occupants were far earthier--namely bean fields and oil derricks. There was also that tar pit--a prime source of roofing material, not a tourist trap and treasure trove of fossils. Today there is so much to see on the Miracle Mile, also known as Museum Row. Calendar Live!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2014 | By Martha Groves and Laura J. Nelson
No tunnel has yet been bored. No station has been built. Not a single track has been laid. But even the most preliminary work on the long-awaited Westside subway appears to be rousing the latent forces of Not in My Back Yard. In Windsor Village, a homeowner who lives next to a construction staging area awoke at 3 a.m. one morning to the yells of workers and the beep-beep-beep of backing trucks. Now his breakfast room looks out on a 2 1/2-story sound wall hastily erected to contain the noise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Each day around lunchtime, a caravan of food trucks converges on the Miracle Mile to help feed the neighborhood's white-collar workforce. Depending on who you are, the phenomenon is either mouth-watering or infuriating. For food truck lovers — and there are many in this city — Wilshire Boulevard near South Curson Avenue is a mecca, distinguished by the sheer number of upscale trucks it attracts. On Wednesday about 1 p.m., there were nearly a dozen. Across the street from the La Brea Tar Pits, the India Jones Chow Truck, Mrs. Beasley's Dessert Truck and Fishlips Sushi were all crowded into half a block.
NEWS
March 8, 1987
Having spent "my best years" in and around the Miracle Mile, Tracey Kaplan's article ("Miracle Mile Owners Spurn Proposal for Historic Zone," Westside, Feb. 15) is of special interest to me. Ironically, my sister worked at the now-defunct El Rey Theatre (pictured in the article) for a dollar an hour in the '50s, and I myself was a box boy at the (long-gone) Ralphs, on Wilshire and Hauser at the same time. The Miracle Mile during the Nifty '50s was an exciting, marvelous time to grow up. There were three fine theaters, the El Rey, Ritz and Four Star; the many thriving department stores offered part-time jobs for students; Wilshire Boulevard was "spotlessly" clean, and the area was safe, day or night!
REAL ESTATE
August 23, 1987 | DAVID W. MYERS, David W. Myers is a Times real estate writer
The rejuvenation effort along Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile reached another milestone last Thursday, when the sprawling, $165-million Wilshire Courtyard office plaza officially opened. The 1-million-square-foot project between Masselin and Curson avenues is the largest complex ever built on Wilshire, covering eight acres and two full city blocks.
REAL ESTATE
May 1, 1988 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood is coming to the Miracle Mile! New Visions Pictures, flush with the success of "La Bamba," has agreed to lease the penthouse of the west building of the new, two-building Wilshire Courtyard, across the street from the L.A. County Museum of Art. The west building is at 5750 Wilshire Blvd.
REAL ESTATE
February 9, 1986
Jerome H. Snyder, president of the firm developing the Wilshire Courtyard office complex on Wilshire Boulevard between La Brea and Fairfax avenues, has been honored as 1986 Man of the Year by the Miracle Mile Lions Club. "Jerry Snyder is almost single-handedly revitalizing the Miracle Mile," said Councilman John Ferraro at the ceremony where Snyder received his plaque.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2002 | From Times Staff Writers
A woman was shot and killed in the Miracle Mile district Monday night, near San Vicente Boulevard and Sierra Bonita Avenue. The unidentified woman was found about 11:45 p.m. She died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Police have not determined a motive, do not know who shot the woman and have no witnesses. Anyone with information may call the Wilshire station at (213) 485-4022.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Martha Groves
Seventy feet below Wilshire Boulevard, cater-corner from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's street-lamp installation, fresh air roaring from giant ventilation pipes dulled the sickly sweet smell of petroleum. Amid the clatter of jackhammers and the whine of a mini-excavator, paleontologist Kim Scott scouted the tarry muck for relics from a long-buried beach. She had plenty of choices. Major construction on the highly anticipated Westside subway extension won't begin until next year, but an exploratory shaft dug at the corner of Ogden Drive to assess soil conditions for future stations and tunnels has burped up a bonanza of prehistoric swag.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2012 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles jury on Friday spared the life of a man convicted of killing a 2-year-old boy, his mother and his nanny, finding that the man should instead receive life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2003 murders. The panel deliberated less than a day before deciding against the death penalty for Robin Kyu Cho, 53, who was convicted last week of three counts of murder for fatally shooting the three people in the family's Miracle Mile-area apartment. The gruesomeness of the murders, in which a toddler was shot and the 30-year-old mother was bound and gagged with packaging tape, shocked Los Angeles' large Korean community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2012 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
A former neighbor was found guilty of murder Tuesday in the slayings of a 2-year-old boy, his mother and the child's nanny in a Miracle Mile-area apartment nine years ago. As the first guilty verdict was read, Robin Kyu Cho collapsed forward onto a table, buried his face in his hands and began sobbing, his shoulders heaving. His attorney, Andrew Flier, crumpled a piece of paper and abruptly stood up while the verdicts were being read, angrily throwing the paper into a trash can. The jury deliberated for about a week before returning the verdicts.
TRAVEL
March 4, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Special to the Los Angeles Times
For those who want to spend more time than money in Las Vegas, here are 21 things to do for less than $21, all aimed at keeping the bottom line low and the fun factor high. 1. Springs Preserve. Forsake the fake pyramid and fake Statue of Liberty for a power walk through the real Vegas: 110 acres of pre-Bugsy Siegel desert. There are miles of cactus-filled trails, botanic gardens and a museum that pays tribute to the city's Mojave Desert roots. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
BUSINESS
September 12, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
The Beverly Hills headquarters building of Live Nation Entertainment Inc., the world's largest concert promoter, was sold by former entertainment mogul Michael Ovitz to a New York landlord for $20 million. Tishman Speyer bought the renovated industrial building near City Hall from Ovitz and his partners. The property at 9348 Civic Center Drive was built in 1925 as an ice and cold storage plant and is still known as the Ice House. It was converted into offices in the mid-1990s. Live Nation, which merged with rival Ticketmaster last year, has been the main tenant in the four-story Ice House since 2006 and plans to stay there until at least 2020, according to real estate data provider CoStar.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
With the hospitality industry showing signs of recovery, a new boutique hotel has opened on Wilshire Boulevard near the Miracle Mile district in Los Angeles. A medical office building completed in 1951 was heavily renovated to create the 74-room Hotel Wilshire, which developers hope will appeal to business and leisure travelers visiting Beverly Hills, Hollywood and other nearby neighborhoods. The hotel at 6317 Wilshire Blvd. was developed by OSM Investment Co., which also owns the Elan Hotel on Beverly Boulevard.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2004 | Roger Vincent
Five Infinity radio stations including news broadcasters KFWB-AM (980) and KNX-AM (1070) will consolidate in a Miracle Mile office building with a $20-million lease. The AM stations will join FM sister stations KLSX (97.1), KTWV (94.7) and KCBS (93.1) in 64,000 square feet at 5670 Wilshire Blvd., said landlord Jerome Snyder of J.H. Snyder Co. The stations will move about 330 employees in December from various Los Angeles County locations to space in the 27-story tower formerly occupied by E!
NEWS
May 7, 1994 | Associated Press
So many lottery jackpot winners have purchased their tickets along the "Miracle Mile" that a sign outside of town reads "$150 million won (so far)." Now it is time to update the sign: Another multimillion-dollar winning ticket has been sold on South Main Street. Factory worker John Staninecz Jr., who turned in a ticket Thursday worth $6.5 million, is the fourth person since 1990 to buy a jackpot winner along Fond Du Lac's business district, which has five lottery machines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2010 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
The screams shattered the late-afternoon calm of the apartment building. A middle-aged woman stumbled out of a fourth-floor unit, terrified by her discovery. Neighbors who heard her cries frantically dialed 911. Within minutes, the idyllic block in the Miracle Mile area, lined with jacaranda trees, was swarming with police. A helicopter thundered overhead. Apartment 402 was a sparsely furnished two-bedroom, with large French windows that let in plenty of afternoon sunlight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Each day around lunchtime, a caravan of food trucks converges on the Miracle Mile to help feed the neighborhood's white-collar workforce. Depending on who you are, the phenomenon is either mouth-watering or infuriating. For food truck lovers — and there are many in this city — Wilshire Boulevard near South Curson Avenue is a mecca, distinguished by the sheer number of upscale trucks it attracts. On Wednesday about 1 p.m., there were nearly a dozen. Across the street from the La Brea Tar Pits, the India Jones Chow Truck, Mrs. Beasley's Dessert Truck and Fishlips Sushi were all crowded into half a block.
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