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August 16, 1988 | PAUL CIOTTI, Times Staff Writer
It's the kind of restaurant where Garrison Keillor would have eaten in Lake Wobegone and then told stories about on his "Prairie Home Companion." It's the Tick Tock, a Hollywood institution for 58 years, a place that peels its own potatoes, makes its own desserts, serves fresh roast turkey and home-style Midwest meat loaf with brown gravy every day.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1988 | PAUL CIOTTI, Times Staff Writer
It's the kind of restaurant where Garrison Keillor would have eaten in Lake Wobegone and then told stories about on his "Prairie Home Companion." It's the Tick Tock, a Hollywood institution for 58 years, a place that peels its own potatoes, makes its own desserts, serves fresh roast turkey and home-style Midwest meat loaf with brown gravy every day.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1988
The closing of the Tick Tock Restaurant in Hollywood is a sad day for its legions of devoted customers (Metro, Aug. 16). No where else is there an atmosphere as homey as the Johnson's dining room, the walls covered with their collection of clocks. How wonderful it was to dine among families including small children in this present-day world of fast-food chains and their motley transient clientele. Last but not least, the glorious food, especially their famous turkey dinner, will never again taste so good.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1989 | STEVE HARVEY, From staff and wire reports
You don't generally get special service behind bars. But jail officials are willing to dial the phone whenever Kevin Mitnick wants to make a call. In fact, they insist upon it. Mitnick, a Panorama City computer hacker accused, among other things, of causing $4 million in damage to a New England company, is awaiting trial in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 1987 | KATHIE JENKINS
"Can you recommend a restaurant with a private dining room we might book for a party?" This time of year, that's the most frequently asked restaurant question. And we do have a few unusual answers. Hotels, of course, have banquet facilities, and if your group is really large, those may be the best bet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1987 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
She was just one of thousands, a streetwise Hollywood prostitute who could beat the system. She used dozens of names. Time after time she was arrested, only to dodge lengthy jail terms by claiming to be a first-time offender. "Before we could identify her, she was already before the judge," Officer Frank Hintz recalled. "She'd get off with five days in County Jail . . . and be back on the streets." But her tricks are a thing of the past, police say.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1988 | CHARLES PERRY
When my grandparents moved to Hollywood, it wasn't to be near the movies, God knows. It was because they were Prohibitionists, and Hollywood was a Temperance town that didn't allow liquor.
NEWS
January 18, 1987 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
She was just one of thousands, a streetwise Hollywood prostitute who could beat the system. She used dozens of names. Time after time she was arrested, only to dodge lengthy jail terms by claiming to be a first-time offender. "Before we could identify her, she was already before the judge," Hollywood vice Officer Frank Hintz recalled. "She'd get off with five days in County Jail . . . and be back on the streets." But her tricks are a thing of the past, police say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1989 | AMY PYLE, Times Staff Writer
San Fernando Valley restaurants are not yet standing in line to give their leftover food to charities, despite a new law that removes liability for the businesses should someone become ill from the food. But industry observers predict that enthusiasm for putting leftovers to use will increase later this month with the advent of a program called Second Helpings. Under Second Helpings, the California Restaurant Assn.
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February 21, 1993 | FRANK CLIFFORD and JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Michael Woo, the early front-runner in the Los Angeles mayoral race, now faces the toughest test of his campaign in his own back yard--where rhetoric and reality collide on the gritty streets of Hollywood. After nearly eight years of representing Hollywood on the City Council, Woo has a legacy that includes lawsuits, failed revitalization plans and angry constituents.
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