CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1993 |
A controversial $1-million loan from the county Metropolitan Transportation Authority to a Wilshire district developer has hit a last-minute snag, officials said Wednesday. Although the MTA's board already approved the loan, county lawyers on Wednesday belatedly sought a concession from developer Wayne Ratkovich before they would issue the $1-million check.
August 2, 1992 |
Two nights after the riots ended, Mauro Vincenti sat up in bed--he had an idea. The owner of downtown's Rex Il Ristorante thought he knew how to make the city a better place. His plan: Throw a huge festival of food, music and art in a Central L.A. location. "If we can get everyone together," he said passionately, "even for a moment, we have helped a bit." And after the festival, what then?
April 23, 1989 |
When New York architect Stanton Eckstut first arrived in Southern California he was startled by the way the huge regional metropolis--stretching from San Diego to Simi Valley--confounded his typical East Coast prejudices and preconceptions. "Los Angeles isn't what everyone says it is," Eckstut said, still slightly amazed at this discovery after several years. "What struck me most about the place is the way it's made up of many small pieces. "It's not only a collection of small cities that have grown together into a vast metropolis; the buildings and neighborhoods within those individual cities are, with few exceptions, small scale.
February 19, 1995 |
Old buildings never die. At least they don't have to. Take Bullock's Wilshire, for example. Which is just what Southwestern University School of Law did earlier this year, taking over after the R. H. Macy & Co. vacated the building. The elegant 1929 landmark department store is scheduled to reopen in December, 1995, as the school's law library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1990 |
Nathan Kaplan, an 82-year-old man with white hair and beard, has lived for 14 years across the street from the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles' Mid-Wilshire district, and he has heard all sorts of proposals--from restoration to schools or office buildings--for the now-defunct hotel.