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April 25, 1996 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The Santa Fe Depot building, boarded up since the early 1970s, is slated for a revival that officials hope will bring some night life to Old Towne. The City Council voted this week to spend $300,000 to rehabilitate the building in anticipation of leasing it to proprietors of a combined restaurant and microbrewery. "We believe this company will revitalize the area," said Linda Boone, the city's interim redevelopment director. Investors have formed J.R.
November 12, 2002 | Natalie Nichols, Special to The Times
Savage Republic's '80s-vintage Southern California logo, a palm tree with crescent moon and star, still best conveys its mashed cornucopia of global beats, industrial noise, lilting melodies and variously disturbing and soothing vocals. These post-punk experimenters -- reunited after 13 years for a five-city tour supporting their new boxed-set retrospective -- pounded on 55-gallon drums, oil cans, pipes and the like long before Blue Man Group.
March 12, 1991 | JAN HERMAN
You'd have thought she would have an agent by now. She's blond and beautiful and can play everything from Shakespeare to the piccolo. She's starring as Alice in "You Can't Take It With You" at South Coast Repertory. Her name is Robin Goodrin Nordli, and her notices for the pivotal role in SCR's revival of the classic 1936 Hart-Kaufman comedy are no less glowing than the radiant smile she offered the camera one evening last week, during a pre-show interview.
Glenn Streeter is one of those fortunate souls who has managed to turn what he loves into a profitable business. What Streeter loves is jukeboxes. "There's just something about jukeboxes," said Streeter, 48, president of a Torrance company called Antique Apparatus, which manufacturers reproductions of classic 1940s-era jukeboxes--the only U.S. company that does so. "I love the designs and the craftsmanship that went into them. I love the mechanics of them too, the way they work.
May 9, 1999 | ADAM MARS-JONES, Adam Mars-Jones is the author of "Monopolies of Loss" (Random House) and "The Waters of Thirst" (Alfred A. Knopf)
A regular feature of gay pride marches in London in the 1980s was a political veteran known as The Bionic Dyke, who chose not to stay within the confines of the parade but instead to march through the bystanders, lustily singing her version of a classic Doris Day number (retitled "Gay Sera, Sera").
January 10, 2011 | By Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times
It's not unusual in Los Angeles for construction crews to find buried remains, but it is surprising to find a cemetery. Under a half-acre lot of dirt and mud being transformed into a garden and public space for a cultural center celebrating the Mexican American heritage of Los Angeles, construction workers and scientists have found bodies buried in the first cemetery of Los Angeles ? bodies believed to have been removed and reinterred elsewhere in the 1800s. Since late October, the fragile bones of dozens of Los Angeles settlers have been discovered under what will be the outdoor space of La Plaza de Cultura y Artes downtown near Olvera Street.
January 3, 1994
A 1920s-era Moroccan-style home featured in Sunday's Los Angeles Times Magazine was damaged in a fire that destroyed two rooms and vintage furnishings. Firefighters arrived at the Silver Lake house about 6:30 p.m. and doused the blaze in about 30 minutes, said Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. There were no injuries, and no one was in the house at the time. The cause is under investigation, Humphrey said. The blaze was confined to two rooms on the second floor, he said.
November 26, 1994 | JULIE FIELDS
Fire gutted part of a small cabin at a private duck-hunting club near Point Mugu Friday morning, destroying several rooms full of wooden furniture and pottery from the 1930s. The faded green cabin, built by character actor Eugene Pallette, is owned by Los Angeles resident Brad Freeman who last used it about a year ago, said Ed Freil, general manager of the Pt. Magu Game Preserve at 3912 Hueneme Road. "What a shame. . . . It was full of Fiestaware in the kitchen.
Burbank City Hall, whose extensive artworks and decorative flourishes have made it more than a hub of civic life, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The 53-year-old building, which features polished marble, painted murals and intricate metal work, is set to be formally recognized Tuesday evening before the regular City Council meeting, when a plaque marking its historical importance will be unveiled on the front steps.
February 7, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
The long-awaited design of a $1-billion hotel and office skyscraper to be built in downtown Los Angeles -- soon to be tallest building in the West -- was unveiled Thursday by developer Korean Airlines. At 73 stories, the tower at Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street will be a dramatic addition to the city skyline and a symbol of South Korea's growing status as a global economic powerhouse. The Wilshire Grand will slightly surpass in height the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower on Bunker Hill that has held the title of tallest west of Chicago since 1989.
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