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May 6, 2011 |
Alexander Haagen, a major Southern California shopping center developer who, as president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission in the late 1980s, clashed with Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis over proposed stadium seating renovations before Davis announced plans to move the pro football team to suburban Irwindale, has died. He was 91. A longtime resident of Palos Verdes Estates, Haagen died of age-related causes April 26 at an assisted-living center in Beverly Hills, said his son Alexander Haagen III. Haagen began his real estate career in Los Angeles in the late 1940s with his wife, Charlotte, and founded Alexander Haagen Properties in 1963.
August 2, 2013 |
Next year's highly anticipated retrospective of artist Jeff Koons won't be debuting in Los Angeles as previously expected, according to a recent report. Bloomberg has reported that the show, which will be Koons' first major retrospective in years, will instead premiere in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art before traveling to Paris at the Centre Pompidou. GRAPHIC: MOCA's ups and downs with Jeffrey Deitch Koons had been expected to unveil the exhibition in January at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. But a Whitney spokesman told Bloomberg in a report published Friday that MOCA has bowed out of the show and that it will premiere in New York in June.
August 9, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - In the land of casinos, it may be jarring at first to see a small box-like robot creeps across the floor as it stops, readies itself and catapults about 30 feet into the air. Nearby, a basketball-sized drone with whirling rotors hovers 5 feet above the floor. Walk a little farther, and there is a large water tank with an underwater robot darting from side to side. Welcome to the Assn. of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's North America trade show, an increasingly diverse collection of unmanned technology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2013 |
Los Angeles lawmakers Wednesday agreed to pursue further analysis of an ambitious $3-billion proposal to fix thousands of miles of the city's most deteriorated streets. The money could come from a mix of sources, officials say, including a property tax or borrowing against future sales or gas tax revenues. One option would be to ask property owners to increase taxes the equivalent of 1% of their property's value, paid over 29 years. On a home worth $600,000, that would mean paying about $200 more a year.
November 13, 2013 |
Amid this season's flurry of massive cookbooks from important chefs such as David Kinch (Manresa), Daniel Patterson (Coi), Daniel Boulud (Daniel) and more, comes this modest entry from former Chez Panisse chef David Tanis, “One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal” (Artisan, 2013, $25.95). I sat down with the book the other day and read his short, but sweet introduction. What he means by one good dish is "tasty, simple and real," i.e., something a home cook could make without devoting the entire weekend to one recipe.
September 3, 2013 |
The lava lamp celebrates its 50th birthday Tuesday, and though it's more kitsch than classic design, the piece remains just as memorable as mid-century furnishings from Eames, Noguchi and Saarinen. British inventor Edward Craven Walker designed the lava lamp in 1963 after he spotted an intriguing oil-and-water egg timer at a pub. "Because it was so completely new, we had to convince people it was worth going with, particularly when it...
August 25, 2011 |
Dear SOS: Old Venice in Manhattan Beach makes excellent Greek and Italian food, but its lemon chicken, from the Greek side of the menu, is especially wonderful. I can still taste the delicious sauce. Any chance of getting the recipe? I'd love to make it for my foreign dinner group. Phyllis Ruderman Manhattan Beach Dear Phyllis: Old Venice was happy to share its recipe with us, which we've adapted below. Enjoy! Old Venice's Greek lemon chicken Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from Old Venice in Manhattan Beach 1 (3½- to 4½-pound)
December 29, 2006 |
BRITISH photographer Martin Parr has a thing about McDonald's. When he travels, the restaurant chain's global reach becomes fodder for Parr's ironic camera's-eye view of shifting cultural iconographies. "I can hardly walk by one when I have a camera and not deal with it," Parr said. "They are different, but there's an eerie similarity as well." Americanized fast food is just one of the cross-cultural references Parr found on trips south for his book "Mexico" (Aperture, October 2006).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1991
Under the state Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Ventura County must report each week the toxic and potentially toxic materials discharged. The discharges are investigated by the county Environmental Health Division. DATE April 16 LOCATION 205 S. Anacapa St., Ventura MATERIAL 15 gallons of waste oil and solvent DATE April 22 LOCATION Cloyne and Shell roads, Ventura MATERIAL 50 gallons of crude oil DATE April 22 LOCATION Coastal Enameling, 1120 Industrial Ave.