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January 16, 1986
The City Council has voted to install temporary barricades on McDonald Street at Sawtelle Boulevard to control traffic. Last January about 100 McDonald Street residents told the city that heavy commuter traffic was disrupting and endangering the neighborhood. The city subsequently had consultants prepare a report on how to lessen traffic in the area, which included comments from residents.
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FOOD
October 20, 2012 | Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
When I am trying to explain the concept of modernist cooking to a friend who has experienced neither encapsulated olives nor edible menus printed with organic ink, I sometimes bring up the burgers concocted by Nathan Myhrvold, a software pioneer who has lately diversified into maximum-tech cooking, among other things. His recipe, which appears in his 2,400-page opus, "Modernist Cuisine," involves sous-vide , liquid nitrogen, a deep-fat fryer and homemade processed cheese, and is not much less complex, I suspect, than the directions for rebuilding a Porsche.
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NEWS
January 31, 1988
Being a resident of West Los Angeles for more than 26 years now, Tracy Wilkinson's article regarding the Cozy Court apartments at Sawtelle and Olympic Boulevards in West Los Angeles certainly caught my attention. ("Latino Immigrants Lose Refuge as Developer Demolishes Apartments," Times, Jan. 17). As a child, when we exited the San Diego Freeway at Olympic Boulevard, I always noticed the children playing on the unpaved driveway at Cozy Court and felt sorry for them. As I grew older and became a parent myself, so did those children, probably becoming tenants themselves in the same small apartments they were raised in as kids.
FOOD
March 16, 2012 | By Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times
Big changes have hit Little Osaka, the iconic Japanese neighborhood that runs along Sawtelle Boulevard in West L.A. Take, for example, Plan Check Kitchen & Bar. The 4-week-old restaurant serving gourmet burgers, American comfort food and curated cocktails is Sawtelle's first gastropub. The street has for decades been a Japanese restaurant row: sushi, curry, yakitori, Franco-Japanese small plates, izakaya fare and land-of-the-rising-sun snacks. In the days just before opening, Plan Check owner Terry Heller wondered half-jokingly, "Do you think I'm crazy not to open a sushi place here?"
FOOD
October 20, 2012 | Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
When I am trying to explain the concept of modernist cooking to a friend who has experienced neither encapsulated olives nor edible menus printed with organic ink, I sometimes bring up the burgers concocted by Nathan Myhrvold, a software pioneer who has lately diversified into maximum-tech cooking, among other things. His recipe, which appears in his 2,400-page opus, "Modernist Cuisine," involves sous-vide , liquid nitrogen, a deep-fat fryer and homemade processed cheese, and is not much less complex, I suspect, than the directions for rebuilding a Porsche.
NEWS
August 22, 2002 | SORINA DIACONESCU, Sorina Diaconescu is a Times staff writer
The pack of young women stationed outside FuRaiBo, a Japanese-style pub or izaka-ya on West Los Angeles' Sawtelle Boulevard, is a subtle but sure sign that there's more going on in this short block of Japanese mini-malls than just an exotic lunch at Sawtelle Kitchen or Hurry Curry.
NEWS
May 30, 1985 | LYNDON STAMBLER, Times Staff Writer and
The Yamaguchi store on Sawtelle Boulevard has been a fixture in the Sawtelle Japanese-American community for 39 years. Local children can buy candy at the old-fashioned counter and adults can purchase everything from gifts to rice steamers. But owners Hank and Jack Yamaguchi say they are uneasy about the rash of new office and retail buildings on a street better known for its nurseries and sushi bars--a street that some say is the center of the West Los Angeles Japanese-American community.
NEWS
March 30, 2006 | Dean Kuipers, Special to The Times
THE twentysomething Japanese man on the tiny stage at Karaoke Bleu is proving that Friday night sounds good in any language, delivering a smooth version of Kyu Sakamoto's old-school Japanese hit "Ue o Muite Aruko" to an appreciative audience. Dressed in Hollywood casual -- dark pants, light blue shirt, short hair well-coiffed -- he rejoins his table to a round of backslapping, and even those who don't speak Japanese raise a toast from the bar.
NEWS
August 22, 2002 | Sorina Diaconsecu
Quench any attack of the munchies and expand your culinary horizons by sampling these fanciful snacks in the Sawtelle area: Fermented Beverages Neither yogurt nor soft drink but something in between, this concoction is a popular vending-machine staple in the land of the rising sun. Japanese and Korean kids get it delivered at home every day and are practically weaned on it.
FOOD
March 16, 2012 | By Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times
Big changes have hit Little Osaka, the iconic Japanese neighborhood that runs along Sawtelle Boulevard in West L.A. Take, for example, Plan Check Kitchen & Bar. The 4-week-old restaurant serving gourmet burgers, American comfort food and curated cocktails is Sawtelle's first gastropub. The street has for decades been a Japanese restaurant row: sushi, curry, yakitori, Franco-Japanese small plates, izakaya fare and land-of-the-rising-sun snacks. In the days just before opening, Plan Check owner Terry Heller wondered half-jokingly, "Do you think I'm crazy not to open a sushi place here?"
NEWS
March 30, 2006 | Dean Kuipers, Special to The Times
THE twentysomething Japanese man on the tiny stage at Karaoke Bleu is proving that Friday night sounds good in any language, delivering a smooth version of Kyu Sakamoto's old-school Japanese hit "Ue o Muite Aruko" to an appreciative audience. Dressed in Hollywood casual -- dark pants, light blue shirt, short hair well-coiffed -- he rejoins his table to a round of backslapping, and even those who don't speak Japanese raise a toast from the bar.
NEWS
January 5, 2006 | Leslee Komaiko
Orris The trick at this stylish small-plate spot is narrowing your choices from a menu brimming with good ones. The delicate crab and cucumber salad in a creamy ginger dressing is a must, as is the light, crisp shrimp tempura served with curry dipping sauce and sea salt. Our best advice: Go with a food-loving friend or two and order a bunch of dishes. Just remember what mom said about sharing. * Crab salad, $9; shrimp tempura, $9. 2006 Sawtelle Blvd., West L.A. (310) 268-2212.
NEWS
August 22, 2002 | SORINA DIACONESCU, Sorina Diaconescu is a Times staff writer
The pack of young women stationed outside FuRaiBo, a Japanese-style pub or izaka-ya on West Los Angeles' Sawtelle Boulevard, is a subtle but sure sign that there's more going on in this short block of Japanese mini-malls than just an exotic lunch at Sawtelle Kitchen or Hurry Curry.
NEWS
August 22, 2002 | Sorina Diaconsecu
Quench any attack of the munchies and expand your culinary horizons by sampling these fanciful snacks in the Sawtelle area: Fermented Beverages Neither yogurt nor soft drink but something in between, this concoction is a popular vending-machine staple in the land of the rising sun. Japanese and Korean kids get it delivered at home every day and are practically weaned on it.
NEWS
January 31, 1988
Being a resident of West Los Angeles for more than 26 years now, Tracy Wilkinson's article regarding the Cozy Court apartments at Sawtelle and Olympic Boulevards in West Los Angeles certainly caught my attention. ("Latino Immigrants Lose Refuge as Developer Demolishes Apartments," Times, Jan. 17). As a child, when we exited the San Diego Freeway at Olympic Boulevard, I always noticed the children playing on the unpaved driveway at Cozy Court and felt sorry for them. As I grew older and became a parent myself, so did those children, probably becoming tenants themselves in the same small apartments they were raised in as kids.
NEWS
January 16, 1986
The City Council has voted to install temporary barricades on McDonald Street at Sawtelle Boulevard to control traffic. Last January about 100 McDonald Street residents told the city that heavy commuter traffic was disrupting and endangering the neighborhood. The city subsequently had consultants prepare a report on how to lessen traffic in the area, which included comments from residents.
NEWS
January 5, 2006 | Leslee Komaiko
Orris The trick at this stylish small-plate spot is narrowing your choices from a menu brimming with good ones. The delicate crab and cucumber salad in a creamy ginger dressing is a must, as is the light, crisp shrimp tempura served with curry dipping sauce and sea salt. Our best advice: Go with a food-loving friend or two and order a bunch of dishes. Just remember what mom said about sharing. * Crab salad, $9; shrimp tempura, $9. 2006 Sawtelle Blvd., West L.A. (310) 268-2212.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2002
If you want to go where Japanese youth culture rules, skip Little Tokyo, Gardena or Torrance. Instead, head directly to Sawtelle Boulevard, from Olympic to Santa Monica boulevards. Calendar Weekend looks at what's happening on the strip.
NEWS
May 30, 1985 | LYNDON STAMBLER, Times Staff Writer and
The Yamaguchi store on Sawtelle Boulevard has been a fixture in the Sawtelle Japanese-American community for 39 years. Local children can buy candy at the old-fashioned counter and adults can purchase everything from gifts to rice steamers. But owners Hank and Jack Yamaguchi say they are uneasy about the rash of new office and retail buildings on a street better known for its nurseries and sushi bars--a street that some say is the center of the West Los Angeles Japanese-American community.
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