CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1988 |
The opening of yet another trendy eatery in Los Angeles may leave some taste buds feeling a bit blase. But when the ritzy new place, bankrolled in part by a major partner in Spago, turns up in East Los Angeles, tongues start wagging. Today's opening of the city's newest chic Mexican restaurant, Tamayo, is being eagerly anticipated mainly for where it is. "It's about time East L.A. had a place like this," said Lydia Lopez, a longtime community activist. "I can't wait for it to open."
June 25, 1995
The East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce is holding its general membership meeting Wednesday at Tamayo Restaurant, 5300 E. Olympic Blvd. Keynote speaker Sylvia Ruiz will address the issue of affirmative action. A reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Information and reservations: (213) 266-6774 or 569-6149.
September 18, 1994
Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles will begin its campaign Tuesday to increase the number of Latino men to mentor Latino boys, who make up a large percentage of the organization's rolls locally. The comedy troupe Culture Clash will unveil the Latino Outreach Campaign at a 11:30 a.m. luncheon at Tamayo's Restaurant, 5300 E. Olympic Blvd.
October 31, 1993 |
Friends of firefighter Hector Gabriel Larios are raising money to help defray his medical expenses after he was injured Aug. 20 in an Altadena fire. Larios, 19, was one of two fire-suppression aides injured in an accident that killed two other members of Crew Camp Two from La Canada-Flintridge. He suffered third-degree burns over 40% of his body and lung damage. Employees at El Centro Human Services Corp.
April 28, 2004 |
Conventional wisdom says that L.A. diners like to see and be seen, so you'd think the upstairs seating areas in several bi-level restaurants would be too far from the spotlight to be popular. But it's turning out that the upper levels in some spots are prime territory. At Pizzicotto, the popular Brentwood trattoria, the small room upstairs is the spot of choice for many regulars, who tend to prefer it to the cramped, noisy main room downstairs.
January 14, 2003 |
At the start of his performance Sunday at Tamayo Restaurant in East Los Angeles, pianist Otmaro Ruiz made a simple but vitally insightful statement. "Latin music," he said, "is everything between Tijuana and the tip of South America. And it's not all Tito Puente." Ruiz meant no disrespect for the great bandleader, but he was determined to establish a receptive environment for a program of music reaching from the U.S. to Cuba to Venezuela, Brazil and beyond.