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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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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?"
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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
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.
HOME & GARDEN
May 2, 2009
Water: On April 18, "The Realist Idealist" column focused on rainwater-storing garden walls and was accompanied by an article that incorrectly said the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation will be running a pilot rainwater-capture program in Mar Vista. The program will be conducted in the Sawtelle neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
The owner of a Westside bakery has been charged with two dozen misdemeanor criminal counts for alleged health code violations that included allowing rats and pigeons to infest his business. Peter Plotitsa, 53, is accused of continuing to operate the Cake Collection after he was ordered in January to close the business by county health inspectors who observed evidence of rodent droppings, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office. In a follow-up inspection at the Sawtelle neighborhood bakery in July, "investigators allegedly observed live rats, live pigeons roosting, rodent and pigeon droppings as well as gnaw marks on the building," officials with the city attorney's office said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2012 | By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles Fire Department plan to put six ambulances back in service to help improve lagging response times amounts to less than a "Band-Aid" fix to the agency's needs, a City Council member said. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called for the ambulances to be restored to service last month after fire officials acknowledged that the time it takes rescuers to get to victims in medical emergencies had fallen below nationally accepted standards. Assistant Fire Chief David Yamahata on Monday told the council's Budget and Finance Committee that the six ambulances would begin operating Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2012 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to amend the city's daytime curfew law, which allowed police to ticket students who arrived at school after the start of class, even if they had not intended to be truant. During an hour-long discussion, more than 30 people criticized the rule as financially crippling — fines and court costs could surpass $800 — and criminalizing to students who, though tardy, were trying to attend school. Many of those fined came from low-income families that could ill afford such costs.
NEWS
July 1, 2004 | Heseon Park, Special to The Times
It's been 10 years since Giant Robot editors Erik Nakamura and Martin Wong photocopied and stapled their first 'zine, a vehicle for their personal interests that sought to explore Asian and underground cultures. Now the quarterly publication has spawned bustling commercial ventures while establishing itself as a bridge between Asian and pop cultures.
REAL ESTATE
December 17, 2006 | Diane Wedner, Times Staff Writer
On the Westside of Los Angeles sits a plain-Jane neighborhood known as Sawtelle. And though it lacks Westwood's classic architecture and Venice's hipness, it can boast something that those other places can't: an honest-to-goodness political coup in 1918.
NEWS
February 8, 1990 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Given the anti-growth sentiment on the Westside, developer George I. Rosenthal knew that the only way he would be allowed to build high-rise offices on two choice parcels his company owns on Olympic Boulevard would be to join forces with those who would fight tooth and nail to stop him. That's why two years ago Rosenthal, the president of Raleigh Enterprises, began courting Sawtelle neighborhood groups.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1990 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Given the anti-growth sentiment on the Westside, developer George I. Rosenthal knew that the only way he would be allowed to build high-rise offices on two choice parcels his company owns on Olympic Boulevard would be to join forces with those who would fight tooth and nail to stop him. That's why two years ago Rosenthal, the president of Raleigh Enterprises, began courting Sawtelle neighborhood groups.
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