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February 20, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Riverside Drive, the curving street with the Grand Prix reputation, soon will get two stop signs as a way to halt speeders. Residents of the street had asked the city to turn the road into a cul-de-sac to deter drag racers and other fast drivers. The city's Transportation and Circulation Commission rejected the request, prompting an appeal to the City Council. Instead of a cul-de-sac, council members this week agreed that erecting two stop signs on the sloping street might slow traffic.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2010 | By Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times
In a heavily trafficked city crisscrossed with freeways, where do you put the pastoral trails for furry commuters and nature-loving city dwellers? Well, you put half a mile of it alongside the big condo development proposed on Riverside Drive in Silver Lake, says the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, aggressive fighters for open space in the city. No, you put trails near the Los Angeles River, argues City Councilman Tom LaBonge, avid hiker and protector of Griffith Park who finds himself in an unusual battle with the conservancy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Stop signs will be installed on Riverside Drive, the curving street with the Grand Prix reputation, despite opposition from some homeowners. The City Council this week upheld a previous decision to erect one sign on the street at Riedel Avenue and another at Ferndale Avenue. Residents were divided on the issue, and both camps circulated petitions. Opponents said the signs might not stop speeding motorists and might hurt property values.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2010
Sweetsalt Food Shop Where: 10218 1/2 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, but call in advance because hours are subject to change. Price: Sandwiches and salads, $7 to $10 Contact: (818) 509-7790; www.sweetsaltfood.com
NEWS
July 25, 1991 | DOUG SMITH
A monument to commercial miscalculation and political muddle has stood for two years now on a spot that must have once been an appealing place. It is a concrete wall, giant, purposeless and grotesquely incomplete. It seems to be waiting for someone to come along and knock it down. It rises above that stretch of Riverside Drive southeast of Glendale Boulevard where the Golden State Freeway and a bend in the Los Angeles River press up against the hillsides on the fringes of Silver Lake.
NEWS
November 11, 1994 | CINDY LaFAVRE YORKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nostalgic Toluca Lake is more than just home to Bob Hope and the birthplace of the "Our Gang" comedies. This charming enclave of sprawling residential pads is rife with charming shops and engaging little neighborhood restaurants. Its decidedly un-mall-like atmosphere appeals to browsers and serious spenders alike.
NEWS
May 8, 1994 | IRIS YOKOI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Knock on Betty West's front door and Blondie, her cocker spaniel with large, chocolate pools for eyes, comes bounding out to greet you. A well-stocked spice rack can be seen through West's kitchen window, which is adorned with cheery flowered curtains. She has most of the creature comforts of the average homeowner--a television, a freezer for stocking food, a water heater. But West is no ordinary Echo Park homeowner.
NEWS
May 28, 1993
If you're footloose in Toluca Lake, here are some places to eat, drink or browse. Nippon: Japanese cuisine. 10155 Riverside Drive. (818) 506-6167. JP's Money Tree: Dining and nightly entertainment. 10149 Riverside Drive. (818) 769-8800. Val's: Three-star fine dining. 10130 Riverside Drive. (818) 508-6644 or (213) 272-8257. Barone's: Italian cuisine. 10123 Riverside Drive. (818) 769-3654. Timmy Nolan's Grill: Dining and Monday night entertainment. 10111 Riverside Drive. (818) 985-3359.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2010
Sweetsalt Food Shop Where: 10218 1/2 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, but call in advance because hours are subject to change. Price: Sandwiches and salads, $7 to $10 Contact: (818) 509-7790; www.sweetsaltfood.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1985
Kudos and a doff of the ol' fedora to Lois Levine's letter (Aug. 7) about garage sales. They are disgusting blotches in any neighborhood and should be banned. We have one every week on Riverside Drive in the Toluca Lake area where racks of clothing are pushed onto the lawn and driveway in addition to junk strewn about. This is a business and should be licensed and run from a store. VIC SABATINI Toluca Lake
SPORTS
June 18, 2006 | Steven Herbert; Jim Peltz, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
After toiling in NASCAR's lower ranks for several years, David Gilliland of Riverside drove to a stunning victory Saturday night in the Busch Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. Gilliland, 30, was driving in only his seventh start in the Busch Series, which is one step below NASCAR's top Nextel Cup series. But he passed the more experienced J.J.
REAL ESTATE
January 1, 2006
It was great finally seeing coverage of what I have found to be one of the most tranquil areas of the Valley ["In Burbank, There's No Shortage of Horse Sense," Dec. 18]. There aren't too many other places you wake up to the sound of horses clopping merrily down to the trails that head up into the hills of Griffith Park, and all the neighbors know as well as help each other as if we were living in Mayberry. However, your article covered only the half of it ... the eastern half. The Burbank West Rancho is a tiny island of a community flanked by Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2005 | GERALDINE BAUM
THERE is a handler for everything in this city, probably in yours too. There's the trainer who comes to the house to work your muscles, the dog walker who scoops your pup's poop, the party organizer, the homework helper, the massage therapist and the therapist who only sees other therapists. In Manhattan, we also have teachers for the people who don't drive -- and there are a lot.
NEWS
May 30, 2002
* Assassins (Knightsbridge Theatre Los Angeles, 1944 Riverside Drive, L.A., [626] 440-0821). Jeffrey Cabot Myers, above, plays a would-be airplane hijacker in the controversial and rarely seen Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical about nine killers and would-be assassins of U.S. presidents. The production raises disturbing questions about the dark side of the American dream. Sat., 5 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. Ends June 16. $22.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education takes field trips too, kids. But they don't get to visit zoos or aquariums, museums or parks. Instead, the seven school czars and czarinas pack up their thick three-ring binders and take their often tedious business to a school near a freeway.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2001
* Art. Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of "Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000" will close Sunday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. With more than 800 works, LACMA's largest show ever looks at the legacy of California culture through paintings, sculpture and photography as well as furniture, bathing suits, postcards, dishes, lamps, posters, orange crates and other ephemera. Section 1 will close March 18. Today, noon-8 p.m.; Friday, noon-9 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1993
Riverside Drive will be temporarily narrowed from four lanes to two as part of the first phase of the Rancho Neighborhood Protection Plan. Burbank Mayor Robert Bowne strongly opposed the plan, approved by the City Council in a 3-1 vote this week. Councilman Michael Hastings abstained, saying he lives close to Riverside Drive.
NEWS
May 30, 2002
* Assassins (Knightsbridge Theatre Los Angeles, 1944 Riverside Drive, L.A., [626] 440-0821). Jeffrey Cabot Myers, above, plays a would-be airplane hijacker in the controversial and rarely seen Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical about nine killers and would-be assassins of U.S. presidents. The production raises disturbing questions about the dark side of the American dream. Sat., 5 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. Ends June 16. $22.
NEWS
January 30, 2001
These aid agencies are among the many accepting contributions for assistance to victims of the earthquake in South Asia: Church World Service P.O. Box 968 Elkhart, IN 46515 (800) 297-1516 http://www.churchworldservice.org United Methodist Committee on Relief 475 Riverside Drive, Room 330 New York, NY 10115 (800) 554-8583 http://www.gbgm-umc.org United Way International 701 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA 22314-2045 (703) 519-0092 http://www.uwint.org
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2000
* Equestrian. "Evening Under the Stars--an Equestrian Event" is slated Aug. 25 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank. $10-$150. (818) 842-8444. * Broadway. Valley Cultural Center will present a musical tribute to Broadway composer Jerry Herman on Aug. 27 at Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Free. (818) 704-1587. * Rock. 1960s rock legend Eric Burdon and the New Animals will perform Aug. 27 at Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave. Free.
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