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February 4, 2009 | City News Service
A nonprofit Chicano arts center in East Los Angeles will get to stay in its landmark location for at least one more year, but it will have to pay rent. Board members of the Self Help Graphics & Art cultural center at 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave. have negotiated what they described as a "favorable lease agreement" with the building's new owner, Piedmont Investment Co., according to a statement Tuesday from Self Help. The agreement calls for Piedmont, which bought the building last year, to upgrade and renovate the building.
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July 15, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Lovers of Piedmontese wines have a rare chance Wednesday to taste through the Vietti estate's wines with winemaker Luca Currado at Michael's on Naples in Long Beach. Currado is not only one of the best winemakers in Piedmont, he's a talker, passionate about Barolo and his family's estate in Castiglione Falletto. He's also incredibly down-to-earth and approachable. Guests for the six-course dinner prepared by Michael's executive chef David Coleman will taste seven of Vietti's wines, including two 2009 single-vineyard Barberas, the 2007 Barbaresco “Masseria” and the 2008 Barolo “Brunate.” Coleman's menu starts off with butter-poached prawn with summer squash puree for the Arneis, then moves on to Devil's Gulch Farm rabbit sausage with oven-roasted cherry tomatoes and corn salad with the two Barberas.
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SPORTS
May 1, 1989 | Associated Press
King Glorious, making his first start since capturing the $1 million Hollywood Futurity in December, won by 21 lengths in the $52,050 Piedmont Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday. With jockey Chris McCarron aboard, King Glorious ran a quick 1:09 2/5. King Glorious, who was sidelined with a slight injury to his right knee after his win in the rich Hollywood Futurity, led from start to finish in the Piedmont, which was restricted to 3-year-olds bred in California. Owned by Four M Stable and Halo Farms and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, King Glorious earned $29,550 for his sixth victory in as many races.
NEWS
June 25, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
A native of Torino in Italy's Piedmont region, Marino Monferrato is general manager of Cecconi's in West Hollywood. In Italy, he worked with three-star Michelin chef Gualtiero Marchesi , then in London and in France. In 1994, Valentino's Piero Selvaggio lured him to Los Angeles to work at Primi Ristorante. He later became maitre d' and general manager at Masa's in San Francisco. At Cecconi's, the West Coast outpost of the trendy Cecconi's in London's Mayfair area, Monferrato can't keep himself from fiddling with the wine list.
FOOD
May 5, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
Barbaresco doesn't usually come in under $30 - and when you find a Barbaresco of this quality at this price, jump on it. One of the great bargains in Piedmont is the Paitin "Serra" from the Elia Pasquero family, which has been farming these hillside vineyards since the late 18th century. Very drinkable already, the 2008 has a lovely bouquet of cherries and earth. Complex and elegant, this Barbaresco has lots to reveal as it sits in the glass - concentrated dark berries, violets, tobacco leaves and more.
NEWS
June 25, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
A native of Torino in Italy's Piedmont region, Marino Monferrato is general manager of Cecconi's in West Hollywood. In Italy, he worked with three-star Michelin chef Gualtiero Marchesi , then in London and in France. In 1994, Valentino's Piero Selvaggio lured him to Los Angeles to work at Primi Ristorante. He later became maitre d' and general manager at Masa's in San Francisco. At Cecconi's, the West Coast outpost of the trendy Cecconi's in London's Mayfair area, Monferrato can't keep himself from fiddling with the wine list.
OPINION
November 2, 2004
How pleasant it is to wake up and start my day with the sun! It is so much easier than having to get up while the sky is still dark. Light in the morning is so much safer for joggers and for kids walking to school. Finally, six weeks after the autumn equinox, we've changed back to standard time. The changing of our clocks should happen at the equinoxes, when the daytime and nighttime are of equal duration. I hope readers will request Congress to correct the dates for changing our time system.
FOOD
May 11, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
This is a stunning Arneis from Giovanni Almondo in the Roero region of Piedmont. And to think this grape was once almost extinct. It may be temperamental, but whatever pains must be taken to produce this lovely white are worth it. The 2011 wafts the scents of ripe pears, melons and flowers from the glass. It's fleshy but lithe, cool-toned and with a vivid minerality. I'd pour it with mozzarella and pea shoots, with summer soups and pastas, and grilled whole fish. It's a terrific basic that doesn't cost the Earth.
TRAVEL
October 26, 1986 | BILL HUGHES, Hughes is a 30-year veteran travel writer living in Sherman Oaks.
Still another carrier with a discount program for mature travelers is Piedmont Airlines, although its Senior Class club has some limitations for California residents. Piedmont's main route structure is in the East with excellent coverage from Miami to Montreal. It does, however, serve Los Angeles with two round-trip flights to and from its hub cities of Charlotte, N.C., and Dayton, Ohio.
FOOD
November 4, 2010
Where to buy Piedmont reds Here are some of the places you can buy the wines mentioned in the story. 2007 Chateau Feuillet Valle d'Aosta "Torrette": Wine Expo in Santa Monica, (310) 828-4428, http://www.wineexpo.com, and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com , about $25. 2007 Didier Gerbelle Valle d'Aosta "Vigne Tsancognein Torrette Supérieur": Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, http://www.
FOOD
May 11, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
This is a stunning Arneis from Giovanni Almondo in the Roero region of Piedmont. And to think this grape was once almost extinct. It may be temperamental, but whatever pains must be taken to produce this lovely white are worth it. The 2011 wafts the scents of ripe pears, melons and flowers from the glass. It's fleshy but lithe, cool-toned and with a vivid minerality. I'd pour it with mozzarella and pea shoots, with summer soups and pastas, and grilled whole fish. It's a terrific basic that doesn't cost the Earth.
FOOD
May 5, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
Barbaresco doesn't usually come in under $30 - and when you find a Barbaresco of this quality at this price, jump on it. One of the great bargains in Piedmont is the Paitin "Serra" from the Elia Pasquero family, which has been farming these hillside vineyards since the late 18th century. Very drinkable already, the 2008 has a lovely bouquet of cherries and earth. Complex and elegant, this Barbaresco has lots to reveal as it sits in the glass - concentrated dark berries, violets, tobacco leaves and more.
FOOD
November 4, 2010
Where to buy Piedmont reds Here are some of the places you can buy the wines mentioned in the story. 2007 Chateau Feuillet Valle d'Aosta "Torrette": Wine Expo in Santa Monica, (310) 828-4428, http://www.wineexpo.com, and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com , about $25. 2007 Didier Gerbelle Valle d'Aosta "Vigne Tsancognein Torrette Supérieur": Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, http://www.
FOOD
November 4, 2010 | By Patrick Comiskey, Special to the Los Angeles Times
For the last 30 years, the red wine spotlight in and around Italy's Piedmont region has been dominated by its big guns, Barolo and Barbaresco. And rightly so: These majestic wines are some of the country's noblest. But there is also an unsung retinue of alternative bottlings, both from the Langhe region (where the Barolo and Barbaresco growing areas are located) and from lesser-known areas beyond its borders. These areas are finally gaining a toehold in the U.S. market and proving just how diverse the region is. Northwest Italy almost seems like a confluence of several great European red wine regions, possessing reds with the majesty of Bordeaux, suppleness of Burgundy, stature of Hermitage and charm of Beaujolais or the Côtes du Rhône.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2009 | City News Service
A nonprofit Chicano arts center in East Los Angeles will get to stay in its landmark location for at least one more year, but it will have to pay rent. Board members of the Self Help Graphics & Art cultural center at 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave. have negotiated what they described as a "favorable lease agreement" with the building's new owner, Piedmont Investment Co., according to a statement Tuesday from Self Help. The agreement calls for Piedmont, which bought the building last year, to upgrade and renovate the building.
NATIONAL
March 26, 2008 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
. -- Before the skies darken and rain returns to this soaked corner of the heartland, people are scrambling to salvage what they can. Thunderstorms are predicted to hit this blue-collar Missouri town of not quite 2,000 by today. It's a frightening forecast, after a foot or more of rain fell last week across parts of the Midwest, triggering floods in Missouri that left five people dead, submerged rural towns and swept residents away as they tried to flee.
NEWS
March 9, 1987 | Associated Press
USAir Group Inc. and Piedmont Aviation Inc. announced today that Piedmont's board of directors has accepted USAir's sweetened $1.59-billion buyout offer. The cash agreement calls for USAir to pay $69 a share for Piedmont stock. The deal was expected to frustrate the attempt by TWA Chairman Carl Icahn to buy USAir for $1.65 million. TWA, nevertheless, filed a new petition today with the Transportation Department seeking approval of the proposed purchase.
FOOD
May 30, 2001
The Traditionalists: Aldo Conterno, Giacomo Conterno, Bruno Giacosa, Seghesio. The Modernists: Domenico Clerico, Silvio Grasso, Rocche dei Manzoni, Armando Parusso, Bruno Rocca, Luciano Sandrone, Paolo Scavino, Gianni Voerzio, Roberto Voerzio.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2008 | S. Irene Virbila
Who'd have figured a promising new Italian restaurant would open right across from Suit City on Hollywood Boulevard? Hey, you can buy a slick, new suit and then repair to Melograno for dinner. Italian for "pomegranate," Melograno takes over the old Brasserie Les Voyeux space in front of the Queen Anne Victorian where Charlie Chaplin's and other Hollywood moguls' children were schooled. The place couldn't look more different now.
FOOD
April 18, 2007 | Leslie Brenner, Times Staff Writer
LET'S face it: It's hard to get very excited over Italian desserts. Torta della nonna? Zabaglione? Sure they're good. But exciting they're not. When it comes to Italian post-prandial thrills, wine and spirits is where the action is. Grappa rocks, if you're up to it, and there's nothing like a cold drop of limoncello on a summer evening. But there's also a big, sweet, serious, complex world to discover in Italian dessert wines.
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