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February 1, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
1. Ouli , 1505 ½ Echo Park Ave., www.ouli.us 2. Beatrice Valenzuela , 1547 Echo Park Ave., (213) 986-8914, www.beatricevalenzuela.com 3. Cookbook , 1549 Echo Park Ave., (213) 250-1900, www.cookbookla.com 4. Chango , 1559 Echo Park Ave., (213) 977-9161, www.changoechopark.com 5. Valerie Echo Park , 1665 Echo Park Ave., (213) 250-9365, www.valerieconfections.com 6. Neighborhood Salon , 1838 Echo Park Ave., (323) 284-8609, www.neighborhoodsalon.net 7. Echo Park Pottery/Peter Shire Studio , 1850 Echo Park Ave., (323)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Alan Zarembo
A man believed to be homeless died Friday after pushing a shopping cart over a downed power line in Fullerton, police said. When officers arrived at the 1800 block of Commonwealth Avenue, the man was on the ground and in contact with the cable, according to Sgt. Jeff Stuart of the Fullerton Police Department. Nobody could touch him, because the high-voltage cable was still live. After firefighters de-energized the line, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. A witness told police that the man had run into the downed line with a shopping cart, Stuart said.
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NATIONAL
January 19, 2012 | By David Horsey
Reporting from Charleston, S.C. -- What did Mitt Romney do on the afternoon before the climactic debate that could determine whether he wins his party's nomination? He went shopping, of course. About 2 p.m. Thursday, I was strolling north past the posh shops on King Street when I recognized the burly man in the black suit who was walking briskly toward me. I'd seen him the night before alertly scanning the crowd as Romney pumped hands and posed with babies after a speech. In that split second of recognition, the security man passed by and I caught a glimpse of the guy behind him -- a man dressed casually in jeans, a checked shirt and windbreaker.
NEWS
April 23, 2014 | By Jay Jones
The colorful characters from a world-famous Sin City pawn shop take center stage in a new show at a Strip resort. The cast of "Pawn Shop Live! " lampoons the quirky members of the Harrison family, owners of Gold & Silver Pawn and stars of the History Channel's popular “ Pawn Stars ” show. The clan has endorsed the show. Some of the Harrisons have said they will make surprise appearances on stage as their schedules allow. The show, which originally opened downtown at the Golden Nugget , has relocated to the Riviera on Las Vegas Boulevard, just a couple of miles south of the real-life pawn shop.
NEWS
August 12, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
This should be right up Lindy and Grundy 's alley: toy butcher shops for aspiring young butchers from Victorian England. Look at that detail! The butcher's neatly tied apron, the blue scarf tucked around his neck, his knife laid at the corner of the butcher block table, the precision of the cuts. Even the bloody sawdust on the floor. This particular one dates from 1840. I came across the link to these toy butcher shops at the weirdly gruesome and eclectic Morbid Anatomy blog, "surveying the interstices of art and medicine, death and culture.” Always something to learn there, and, of course, I've got the Morbid Anatomy library and museum   on my itinerary next time I'm anywhere near Brooklyn.
OPINION
October 4, 2012
Re "L.A. repeals its ban on pot stores," Oct. 3 L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, my former colleague at Cal State Dominguez Hills, persuaded the City Council to repeal its ill-advised ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, leaving the city without any rules for regulating these enterprises. Medical marijuana is not going away, and so far the council has not come up with a solution to the problem. Perhaps the council should call for a policymaking group composed of representatives from City Hall, the dispensaries (including patients)
NEWS
August 20, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The shops and restaurants along Disney California Adventure's re-themed entrance promenade will pay homage to the Los Angeles that Walt Disney encountered upon his 1923 arrival. When the main esplanade reopens in 2012, Buena Vista Street will reflect the Spanish Revival, Arts & Crafts and Art Deco architecture of the 1920s and '30s-era Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Pasadena and Wilshire Boulevard areas of the city. > Photos: Concept art of Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure The names of the Buena Vista Street shops will draw inspiration from Walt Disney's personal history and the animated characters created by his movie studio.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2010 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Maurice Irving Glad, the owner of 22 Midas auto repair shops, agreed Monday to pay $1.8 million to settle allegations from the California attorney general's office that his shops charged some customers hundreds of dollars for repairs they didn't need. "For years, Glad ran a bait-and-switch scam, in which he deceptively lured customers into his Midas shops with cheap brake specials, then charged them hundreds of dollars more for unnecessary repairs," Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown said in a statement announcing the settlement.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Toys R Us and Macy's, two major holiday shopping destinations, are teaming up for the Christmas rush by opening pop-up stores from the toy giant within the department store. The temporary Toys R Us units inside 24 Macy's stores nationwide will be leased from Oct. 15 through Jan. 15. On average, each toy section will be roughly 1,500 square feet and will include items such as dolls, action figures and puzzles. The pop-ups will start showing up next week at four California Macy's: South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Union Square in San Francisco, and stores in Sacramento and Santa Clara.
TRAVEL
April 30, 1989 | JENNIFER MERIN, Merin is a New York City free-lance writer
The shops at the World Financial Center, lower Manhattan's new soaring granite and reflective glass office towers, offer high-class merchandise in an elegant setting. Designed by Cesar Pelli and Associates and opened last October, the center has a spacious, peaceful and calm environment. The complex's hub is the Winter Garden, a 120-foot-high, vaulted-steel-and-glass enclosed courtyard, flanked by handsome shops. Additional boutiques line marble-floored corridors and lobbies on the ground and second levels.
NEWS
April 23, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Actress Mischa Barton has been named celebrity ambassador for  the 2014 BritWeek Robertson Shopping Stroll on Saturday. This is the second year for the shopping event on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. Participants include luxury venues such as Chanel , Tommy Hilfiger , Paul & Joe , Tory Burch and Michael Kors , as well as British stores Anya Hindmarch , Ted Baker , Reiss , Joseph and All Saints . The retailers plan to offer special discounts, fashion presentations and promotions during the daylong event, which is sponsored by SoCal Mini Dealers . BritWeek is is a nonprofit organization that puts on programs each spring to promote British creativity across multiple categories, including fashion, design, retail, music, the arts and more.
OPINION
April 23, 2014 | By Jaak Treiman, Juris Bunkis and Daiva Navarrette
After Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, it's no surprise that other countries bordering Russia are wondering where they stand on Vladimir Putin's shopping list. That they are on the list is a given. Article 61 of Russia's Constitution promises that "the Russian Federation shall guarantee its citizens defense and patronage beyond its boundaries. " In other words, Russia shall protect any Russian citizen who is mistreated while outside Russia. On its face, Article 61 may seem reasonable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A man accused of killing a man and keeping his body stuffed inside a freezer at an abandoned Central Valley auto body shop has pleaded not guilty to murder. Jacob Medina Cervantes, 26, of Modesto was arrested Tuesday after a tow truck driver hired to haul cars away from the shop found the frozen body, KTXL-TV reported . Authorities have yet to release the identity of the body, saying only that it was found intact. It was also unclear how long the body had been in the freezer.
FOOD
April 18, 2014 | By Russ Parsons
There's no way around it. In most cases, eating sustainably is probably going to be more expensive and less convenient than simply running down the street to your neighborhood grocery. But if you're interested in where your food comes from and how it gets from the field to your kitchen, here are some Southern California organizations that are making it easier to cook responsibly. Community Seafood: Though Southern California no longer has the thriving commercial fishing community it once did, three women, Sarah Rathbone, Kim Selkoe and Courtney Dietz, are working to connect 40 to 50 of the remaining local fishermen with home cooks in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
HEALTH
April 18, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Just as consumers make their preferences for cereal flavors or pizzas known with dollars, they can choose to patronize companies that they believe do good in the world. And companies are competing for consumer attention with labels calling out their causes. But a product's claims to be providing clean drinking water to desert villages or saving an endangered species doesn't answer all the important questions. How much is donated? How reliable is the cause? The nonprofit organization B Lab gives companies a "B Corp" certification and icon that it says is a litmus test that gives shoppers confidence they're supporting more than good marketing.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Blake Griffin stood with his back against the wall at the Clippers' practice facility Thursday, his answers thoughtful when he talked about the Golden State Warriors. Griffin acknowledged he heard about the disparaging comments Golden State guard Klay Thompson had made Wednesday on a San Francisco radio station about the Clippers' All-Star forward. As usual when the Warriors have taken verbal or physical shots at him, Griffin took the high road. He preferred to talk about how the Clippers want to beat the Warriors when they meet in the Western Conference first-round playoff series, which starts Saturday at Staples Center.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2010 | By Kristena Hansen and Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Ted Thompson, a civil engineer from Santa Clarita, likes his coffee without Internet. But sitting in a downtown Los Angeles Starbucks, he worried that there might not be much room for him in the chain's shops in the future. "You won't be able to find a place to sit down anymore if more people are coming in to use their computers," said Thompson, 70. "I thought a coffee shop was for drinking coffee." On Thursday, Starbucks Corp. instituted a free, unlimited Wi-Fi Internet policy for patrons at its nearly 6,800 company-operated stores in the U.S., plus 750 locations in Canada.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Once upon a time, this was just another quiet village in the Oise Valley north of Paris where people did their shopping the French way. When they wanted bread, they went to the baker. When they wanted milk, they went to the creamery. When they wanted meat, they went to the beef butcher or the horse butcher. And so it was with fish, pastry, wine and so on. After several stops, which always included a ritual handshake with the shopkeeper followed by an exchange of complaints about one's liver problems and other ailments, the shopper had the ingredients for the evening meal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Surrounded by police, a suspected serial killer in Anaheim quickly sliced the GPS device from his ankle, hopped on a bicycle and pedaled across the street. The registered sex offender didn't get far, said Ian Pummel, the owner of an Anaheim auto body shop where Steven Dean Gordon worked. Gordon and a second man are now in custody, charged with raping and killing four women. Police said both were on probation and wearing court-issued GPS devices when they committed the crimes, which date to last fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
What do Jesus and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard have in common? According to authors Reza Aslan and Lawrence Wright, there are indeed commonalities. Fans and avid readers flocked to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday to hear Aslan and Wright speak during an hourlong panel moderated by Times Editor-in-Chief Davan Maharaj. “You will leave enlightened, I hope,” Maharaj said when introducing the panel. Aslan, author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” and Wright, author of “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief,” delved deeper into parallels between the two religious figures featured in their books.
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