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HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Wilshire corridor condo owned by the late actress Farrah Fawcett has come on the market at $1,885,000. Her 2,767-square-foot unit features a direct-access elevator, a master suite with three walk-in closets, an office that can be converted back to a third bedroom and 2 1/2 bathrooms. The 97-unit building, constructed in 1991, has concierge service, valet parking, 24-hour security, wine storage lockers, a gym and a swimming pool. Fawcett, one of the original "Charlie's Angels" (1976-80)
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FOOD
March 31, 2011
Ecco Rating: one-and-a-half stars Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. . . : Outstanding on every level. . : Excellent. . : Very good. : Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory. LOCATION The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa; (714) 444-3226; http://www.eccocm.com. PRICE Dinner starters, $7 to $12; salads, $7 to $10; pizza, $14 to $16; pasta, $12 to $15; plates from the wood-fired grill, $17 to $24; sides, $5; desserts, $7. DETAILS Open 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2011
Playa Where: 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles When: Sunday to Wednesday 5:30 p.m. to midnight; and Thursday to Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: small plates, $7 to $16; larger plates, $18 to $26; sides, $6; desserts, $7 to $9. Full bar. Valet parking. Info: (323) 933-5300; http://www.playarivera.com
FOOD
March 3, 2011
Rating: ? ½ Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. . . : Outstanding on every level. . : Excellent. . : Very good. : Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory. Location: 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310) 839-6800, http://www.fraicherestaurantla.com Prices: Dinner appetizers, $12 to $18; charcuterie and spreads, $8 to $9; pasta, $18 to $24; main courses, $26 to $28; desserts, $8 to $12. Lunch salads and sandwiches, $12 to $16. Details: Open for dinner daily, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.; for lunch Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Happy hour is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2011 | By Richard Verrier and Matt Donnelly, Los Angeles Times
The GOP is resurgent. No, not the Republican Party ? the Gross Oscar Product, the measure of all the money the movie industry spends during the awards seasons that culminates in the Academy Awards on Sunday. Florists, caterers, limo drivers, valet parking attendants, hair stylists and other vendors and service providers to Hollywood are reporting a strong uptick in business, providing clear signs that the Oscar economy is staging a comeback. "During the recession a couple of years ago, nobody wanted to be ostentatious.
NEWS
January 31, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
On Feb. 6 California will celebrate the first Ronald Reagan Day, courtesy of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who signed it into law last year. That date that marks the former president's birth date and what this year would have been his 100th birthday. The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside is offering two packages during February that will honor the former president, California governor and actor who in 1952 spent the first night of his honeymoon with his wife Nancy at the historic hotel.
FOOD
January 27, 2011
Chaya Brasserie Rating: two stars Location 8741 Alden Drive (near Robertson Boulevard), Los Angeles; (310) 859-8833; http://www.thechaya.com/beverlyhills Price Sushi, $5 to $13; bites, $5 to $16; rice & noodles, $8 to $18; entrees, $16 to $29; desserts, $5 to $9. Brasserie three-course tasting menu, $39 per person; five-course tasting menu, $65 per person. Wine pairings available. Corkage, $20. Wines from regular (not reserve) list half price Tuesday nights.
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