CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2010 |
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.
August 23, 1987 |
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.
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!
May 1, 1988 |
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.
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 |
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.