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February 7, 1986
The other day at about 4 p.m., I was driving west on Victory Boulevard between Kester and Sepulveda Boulevards. In a split-second an accident left a motorcyclist injured. Within a minute people from neighboring apartments brought a cushion for the cyclist's head, a blanket was placed under him and another over him. Someone called the paramedics (the sirens were already heard in the distance) and someone moved the sparking cycle out of the way. A truck driver rerouted traffic and kept the lanes behind the accident from piling up. The drivers heeded the self-appointed traffic monitor.
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February 18, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Do you have pictures of birthdays, holidays, parades, celebrations? How about significant events, important people, unusual characters? A garden, a house, a car -- if they're from East Los Angeles and before 1980, the L.A. County Library hopes you'll share. The library is looking for photos of everyday life from East Los Angeles from before 1980 for Foto East LA, an online photo archive of the community. They're asking people to bring their photos to one of several library events this spring.
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September 16, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO
Driving through the Gaslamp Quarter on Sunday, one found it hard to believe that San Diego Street Scene '92 had commandeered those same boulevards only hours earlier. Nary a booth, barricade, nor scrap of paper remained on pavement that had accommodated 22,000 revelers Friday night, and another 28,000 Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2012 | By Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times
Thomas Kinkade, the self-styled "Painter of Light" who died Friday at 54, once said he worked to "create images that project a serene simplicity. " But despite his astonishing commercial success with luminous seascapes and paintings of cottages and street scenes, Kinkade's life in many ways was neither serene nor simple. Millions of his paintings and prints hang in homes around the world, popularity that translated to more than $50 million in earnings for the artist from 1997 to 2005 alone.
MAGAZINE
March 1, 1992 | Nick B. Williams Jr., Cyprus bureau, Six Times correspondents from around the world offer brief portraits of fascinating streets in cities they have covered.
AL-SHARIA AL-MUSTAQIM, Damascus Dodging the bicyclist sweating under sacks of grain, circling a knot of black-gowned women crowding in front of a glittering window filled with 22-carat gold, you pop into a sunlit opening in the covered bazaar of Damascus. Here, more than 2,000 years ago, the Romans laid down a road stretching nearly a mile, from gate to gate in the ancient city wall. They named it Via Recta, or "The Street Called Straight"--Al-Sharia al-Mustaqim in Arabic.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS
Even within its highly restrictive one-hour running time, Lewis Bogach's "Street Scenes: New York on Film" (tonight on cable's American Movie Classics channel at 6 and 10:30) is a disappointing, superficial take on an endlessly fascinating subject. To begin with, Bogach wastes lots of precious time in interviews with a slew of celebrities who go on and on about New York but only occasionally relate their remarks to the city as it has been depicted on the screen!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1993 | JOHN DART
Christmas: Two congregations create replicas of the city where Jesus was born, taking visitors on a trek through time. It isn't easy to summon forth the volunteer labor each year, but two small congregations will again offer the San Fernando Valley a taste of Bethlehem, as described in the biblical Nativity stories, this weekend and next. "We don't have the resources to do the Valley version of 'The Glory of Christmas,' " said Jeff Holder, referring to the Rev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2012 | By Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times
Thomas Kinkade, the self-styled "Painter of Light" who died Friday at 54, once said he worked to "create images that project a serene simplicity. " But despite his astonishing commercial success with luminous seascapes and paintings of cottages and street scenes, Kinkade's life in many ways was neither serene nor simple. Millions of his paintings and prints hang in homes around the world, popularity that translated to more than $50 million in earnings for the artist from 1997 to 2005 alone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2010 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Police are armed with handguns, batons and Tasers when they go on night patrol in South Los Angeles and in downtown's fashion district. Officer Daniel Calderon also has a sketch pad ? and, for backup, brushes, black-and-white acrylic paints and blank canvases. The 25-year LAPD veteran is an artist who for nearly two decades has created expressionistic paintings of the lawbreakers, neighborhood characters and street scenes he encounters during the 7 p.m.-to-7 a.m. shift he works out of the Newton Division station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2009 | Jon Thurber
Benjamen Chinn, one of the few Chinese American photographers to live and artfully document street scenes in San Francisco's Chinatown, has died. He was 87. Chinn died April 25 at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, according to Newton Don, his nephew who is the executor of his estate. He was being treated for an infection and died of cardiac arrest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2008
Dogs and their people stroll the Strand of Hermosa Beach, taking in the panorama of land and sea, cyclists and sunbathers. Welcome to the Hermosa life. The tiny city in the South Bay celebrated its centennial a year ago. It was incorporated Jan. 14, 1907, and takes its name from the Spanish word for "beautiful." It's easy to see why. Dappled in sun, the flat, sandy beach is as wide and endless as a summer day. Not as frenzied as Venice, not as remote as Malibu, Hermosa seems to beckon all comers looking for a piece of the beach idyll that defines Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2008 | Deborah Schoch
Stand still in the crush of sticky, sun-screened bodies on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, and you'll experience a feast for the senses. Listen for the lilt of Caribbean drumming. That's how you know that the Calypso Tumblers are back on the boardwalk, fresh from New York or Texas or wherever tumbling took them. Ease past musicians, artistes-turned-vendors, and the man with the shock of white hair wearing an "Impeach Bush" T-shirt. Look at the Buddhas, the sunglasses, the gauzy skirts.
NEWS
March 15, 2007 | Shana Ting Lipton, Special to The Times
IN the early 1980s, high school student Andre Walker and his friend Pierre Francillon were teen trendsetters. By night, they slept on the floor of New York nightlife guru Suzanne Bartsch's apartment so they could go clubbing. By day, they hit the streets of New York in their suspender socks, suit vests and shorts.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2007 | Richard S. Ginell, Special to The Times
In a strange, fortuitous coincidence (or was it?), the two most imposing, rarely seen totem poles of Kurt Weill's Berlin and Broadway periods are going virtually head-to-head in our area: "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" at Los Angeles Opera and "Street Scene" with the Musical Theatre Guild. The two works are separated by a mere 17 years, but they might as well have come from two different Kurt Weills, each with his own voice patched together from a cornucopia of influences.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2007 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
A once-vibrant work of public art obscured by grime and graffiti is the focus of a "restoration" of sorts by the Petersen Automotive Museum and SPARC, the Social and Public Art Resource Center. "Los Angeles: The Living City," a damaged 16-by-94-foot mural outside H&K Supermarket on Western Avenue, can be seen as it was with the installation of a one-third-scale, digital photographic reproduction in the Petersen's May Family Discovery Center.
NEWS
July 28, 2005 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
When R.E.M. headlined San Diego Street Scene two years ago, it was a seminal moment in the rock 'n' roll festival's history. The event, born in 1984 as a local party with two shows headlined by X, the Blasters and Los Lobos, had become, almost two decades later, a player on the national landscape. No disrespect to the great R.E.M.
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