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February 5, 1989
A permanent rehabilitation loan totaling $6 million, with an immediate funding of $4.7 million, has been arranged by George Smith/Grubb & Ellis Financial Services for a 30-year-old anchored shopping center in the Baldwin Hills area. The loan, placed with Bel-Air Savings & Loan Assn., will be used for a two-phase renovation of the 115,000-square-foot project at the southwest corner of La Brea Avenue and Rodeo Drive, built in the mid-1950s.
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.
July 21, 2012 | By Dustin Roasa, Special to the Los Angeles Times
- On a recent Saturday evening at the Cosmic Cafe here, young Thais with pixie haircuts and ornate shoulder tattoos chatted in groups, their faces illuminated by the soft glow of smartphones. Although the space was packed, the energy level lagged compared with Bubble Bar next door, which boomed with the latest hip-hop and techno tracks. But the crowd surged to its feet when the DJ began playing 1970s-era luk thung and mor lam , Thai musical genres closely associated with hardscrabble life in the country's poor, rural northeast.
April 21, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Robin Williams, star of the sitcom “The Crazy Ones,” sold a house this year in the Hollywood Hills  for $869,000, The Times has confirmed. A brick walkway leads to the entry and a brick stoop. The tidy two-bedroom has a Roaring '20s ambience with an arched front door accented by painted bricks in a starburst pattern. Interior archways, hardwood floors, high ceilings and built-in bookcases continue the vibe indoors. The 1,318 square feet of living space includes a screening room, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and 1.5 bathrooms.
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 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.
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.
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