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January 30, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
With plans for a motion picture museum relocated to Wilshire Boulevard, another vast complex of apartments, offices and stores may be coming to the heart of Hollywood in the block just south of the ArcLight Cinema complex. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the group that puts on the Oscars, scrapped plans for a museum there and sold the full city block near Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street to Los Angeles developer Kilroy Realty Corp. for $46 million. The proposed project, valued at as much as $285 million, underscores the ascendancy of the Vine Street neighborhood around Hollywood and Sunset boulevards, where billions of dollars' worth of development has been completed or planned in recent years.
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January 30, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
With plans for a motion picture museum relocated to Wilshire Boulevard, another vast complex of apartments, offices and stores may be coming to the heart of Hollywood in the block just south of the ArcLight Cinema complex. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the group that puts on the Oscars, scrapped plans for a museum there and sold the full city block near Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street to Los Angeles developer Kilroy Realty Corp. for $46 million. The proposed project, valued at as much as $285 million, underscores the ascendancy of the Vine Street neighborhood around Hollywood and Sunset boulevards, where billions of dollars' worth of development has been completed or planned in recent years.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1989 | LEONARD FEATHER
The Vine St. Bar & Grill in Hollywood has such a splendid track record, bringing in some of the jazz world's outstanding singers as well as an occasional high-caliber instrumental group, that a lapse from grace once in a while can be understood. The Wednesday night opening of Kevin Eubanks' quartet was a case in point. Music has always been said to consist of three primary elements: melody, harmony and rhythm. To these a fourth has been added in the last decade: energy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
More than 1,000 activists ended their hours-long rally and march through Hollywood on Saturday on a high note after getting word that Gov. Jerry Brown had signed several bills that would ease conditions for immigrants. Just before noon on Saturday, a swelling crowd of union workers, immigrants and activists started their march down Western Avenue before turning onto Sunset Boulevard and finally Vine Street. Oscar Valladares, 34, was heading down Sunset holding a purple "Citizenship for the 11 million" sign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2012 | By Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times
When Milagros Lizarraga wants comfort food, she heads to her mainstay restaurant in Hollywood - Los Balcones del Peru on the corner of Vine Street and De Longpre Avenue. She usually orders lomo saltado , a signature Peruvian dish that is a mixture of sauteed sirloin, onion and tomatoes served over white rice with french fries. A first-generation Peruvian immigrant, Lizarraga envisions a hub of Peruvian business and culture in the area. "There is Chinatown, Koreatown, Thai Town, but what about Peru?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2008 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
They were singing the blues in the legendary Studio A at Hollywood's Capitol Records tower. "Losing this place would be a big deal. There's nothing better than this anywhere in the world," said recording engineer Al Schmitt. Schmitt, a 19-time Grammy winner, was standing over the banquet-table-size mixing board in the Vine Street studio's control room. Punching a button on the console, he played back a silky smooth track recorded minutes earlier by jazz singer Roberta Gambarini.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1990 | ZAN STEWART
Things got off to a slightly rough start at the Vine Street Bar & Grill in Hollywood the other night when bassist Marshall Hawkins missed the first tune with alto saxophonist Richie Cole's quartet. But if you closed your eyes, you might not have noticed his absence the way the ever-exuberant Cole, pianist George Gaffney and drummer Sherman Ferguson roared through a medium-fast take of "There Will Never Be Another You."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1998
Jim Heimann's views on revitalizing Vine Street in Hollywood were welcome and show the many possibilities on reviving the area (Opinion, Sept. 6). He failed to mention that next spring (hopefully) the Red Line Metro subway will be open to Vine Street. And, in 2000 the Red Line to North Hollywood will be linked to Hollywood, giving potential visitors and workers new, efficient ways to come to Hollywood and Vine. CLIFF DEKTAR North Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2008 | From Times staff and wire reports
The popular restaurant Off Vine was badly damaged by a fire late Sunday afternoon. The California cuisine eatery, on Leland Way near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street, was in a 100-year-old house that was converted to a restaurant in 1989. No injuries were reported in the blaze, which was reported at 5:20 p.m. and extinguished in about half an hour, fire officials said. The cause remains under investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2003 | From a Times staff writer
An elderly woman died after being struck by a vehicle while pushing a shopping cart across an Anaheim street, police said. Ghegrghe Moise, 84, died late Monday after the 6 p.m. accident on Sycamore Street just west of Vine Street. According to police, Moise was pushing the cart across the street when she was hit by a minivan driven by a 38-year-old man. It was unclear whether she was in a crosswalk. No arrests have been made, and the cause of the accident is under investigation, police said.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
The boutique 57-room Redbury Hotel near the iconic Los Angeles intersection of Hollywood and Vine was sold for $34 million to a Maryland real estate investment trust. The five-story hotel was designed by celebrity photographer and music video director Matthew Rolston and nightclub impresario and hotelier Sam Nazarian with an intentionally over-the-top flair intended to appeal to guests in creative industries in Hollywood for extended stays. Rolston made up the hotel's name by crossing "red" for the color of the building with "bury" from Haight-Ashbury in an effort to mix bohemian, 1960s flower power and old Hollywood sensibilities.
OPINION
April 4, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
For far too long, development in Los Angeles has been approved based not on community plans and zoning codes but on a somewhat chaotic form of negotiation in which developers cajole, strong-arm or, um, financially incentivize city politicians into making concessions and giving breaks. It's time for that to stop. There is a reason why carefully thought out and democratically adopted zoning codes and strategic growth plans should be adhered to - especially in a city decried for its mash-up of buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2012 | By Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times
When Milagros Lizarraga wants comfort food, she heads to her mainstay restaurant in Hollywood - Los Balcones del Peru on the corner of Vine Street and De Longpre Avenue. She usually orders lomo saltado , a signature Peruvian dish that is a mixture of sauteed sirloin, onion and tomatoes served over white rice with french fries. A first-generation Peruvian immigrant, Lizarraga envisions a hub of Peruvian business and culture in the area. "There is Chinatown, Koreatown, Thai Town, but what about Peru?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2011 | By Richard Winton and Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
A music executive critically wounded by a gunman who opened fire Friday in Hollywood died Monday, Los Angeles police said. John C. Atterberry, 40, of Hollywood Hills was driving near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street when he was shot three times in the face and neck by the gunman, later identified by authorities as Tyler Brehm, 26, of Los Angeles. Brehm repeatedly fired a .40-caliber handgun at motorists, police said. Atterberry's silver Mercedes-Benz coupe was one of several cars Brehm shot at from close range.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
They fired up the charbroil grill for the last time Thursday at the 82-year-old Molly's Burgers stand in Hollywood. Hundreds lined up along Vine Street for one final $3 cheeseburger-and-fries combo before a developer swallows up the 20-stool walk-up eatery to build an office tower. "I hate to see it go," said Johnny Bee, a Hollywood technology manager who was waiting in line beneath a banner stretched across the sidewalk that proclaimed: "Thanks for the memories — Molly's last day June 30, 2011.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
A massive residential and retail development planned next to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood has changed hands. DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners completed its purchase of Blvd 6200, a combination of stores and apartments taking up more than 1 million square feet a block from Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. The project, which sold for an undisclosed price, has been in the works since 2005. Frank Stephan, head of West Coast operations for the previous developer, the Clarett Group, will continue to oversee the endeavor through Clarett West Development, which was newly formed with DLJ to manage the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2008 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
In the grand scheme of things, the fire that gutted a Hollywood nightclub Tuesday wasn't that big a deal. No lives were lost; nobody was injured. But the blaze dominated the day's news. That's what happens when something unusual occurs at what boosters have long called "the world's most famous intersection." For 80 years the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street has basked in a mystique that is equal parts glamour, gamble and gauche. These days it's the centerpiece of Los Angeles' most ambitious redevelopment effort.
OPINION
September 6, 1998 | Jim Heimann, Jim Heimann, a regional historian and teacher at Art Center School of Design, is the author of six books on architecture and popular culture, including "Car Hops and Curb Service: A History of the American Drive-In Restaurant."
Hollywood. The name alone evokes images of glamour and movie stars. And the junction of Hollywood and Vine was ground zero--the best possible place to catch a film, glimpse a movie star, shop at a smart store or dine in one of the Southland's hottest spots, surrounded by celebrities. By the early 1960s, however, Hollywood's glitter was replaced by grit and the fabled crossroads became more a state-of-mind than a sought-after destination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2008 | Richard Winton
One man died and another was wounded Sunday in what investigators think was a gang-related shooting at a Hollywood gas station. Three men in their 20s sat in a car at the Mobil station at Santa Monica Boulevard and Vine Street when an alleged gang member walked up and shot several times into the vehicle, hitting two of the occupants, police said. After the gunman fled on foot, the man in the car who was not wounded drove the other two to a hospital for treatment, police said. One of the two men later died of his wounds, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel, Times Staff Writer
When Adnan Essayli set out to paint the outside of his La Palma home, he wanted a color resembling gold-toned travertine, like the stone-walled homes in his native Beirut. He spent weeks searching for the perfect color -- with the same exacting attention to detail he had shown over three years of remodeling. Failing to find a color mimicking stone, he settled on a personalized mix of deep-toned golds, with red trim to highlight the windows. For a year, he has been happy with the color, unaware that some of his neighbors were seething over the suddenly incongruous house in an otherwise coordinated, earth-toned neighborhood.
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