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October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
April 25, 2014 | Mark Paredes
She had me at privyet . I had just delivered a talk in Romania on Jewish-Mormon relations (a niche topic, to be sure) at a church in Bucharest, and standing before me was Florina, a raven-haired beauty who greeted me in Russian after learning we had both lived in Moscow. Then she switched to English, which she had acquired as an au pair in London. I was a never-married bachelor in my early 40s and had begun to doubt that Miss Right and I would ever cross paths, much less during a speaking tour of Eastern Europe.
June 5, 2013 | By Mery Mogollon
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres of Venezuela confirmed Wednesday that West Hollywood filmmaker Timothy Tracy had been expelled from the country earlier in the day, six weeks after he was arrested on espionage charges. Tracy was put on an American Airlines flight bound for Miami. The documentary filmmaker was arrested April 24 by operatives in the SEBIN intelligence agency on accusations of "gathering information" including video and photographic images for what Torres described as the April Connection, an alleged conspiracy to overthrow the government.
April 24, 2014 | Matt Cooper
Roger Rees brings his Bard-centric one-man show "What You Will" back to San Diego's Old Globe, for one night only. Plus, 3-D Theatricals ventures "Into the Woods" with that Sondheim musical, and Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play" plays in Orange County. Pinter Bookends Classical Theatre Lab presents staged readings of Harold Pinter's “The Room” and “Celebration.” Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Sunday, 2 p.m. Free. (323) 960-5691. The Blue Moon Dancing Reading of Ed Graczyk's new play set in a dance hall.
November 19, 2010
If you go The Charlie , 819 N. Sweetzer Ave., West Hollywood; (323) 988-9000, . One- and two-bedroom cottages in a garden setting, from $400 to $600 a day, $5,000 to $10,000 a month.
January 14, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Gino Angelini, chef-owner of Italian favorite Angelini Osteria, and Innovative Dining Group, the partnership behind swank steakhouse BOA and Sushi Roku, home of the spicy tuna crispy rice, open a Tuscan-farmhouse-inspired restaurant in West Hollywood. RivaBella , an 8,000-square-footer located on Sunset Boulevard, starts serving dinner tonight.  Dishes from RivaBella chef-partner Angelini include: housemade saffron tagliatelle and prosciutto ragu; squid ink crab ravioli with sea beans and lobster sea urchin sauce; crostino with chicken liver pate and marinated cannellini beans; and grilled cuttlefish salad with arugula and pomegranate.
March 31, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Authorities on Monday identified a 34-year-old West Hollywood man who was allegedly stabbed to death by his roommate. Deputies responded Saturday evening to the victim's apartment complex in the 900 block of Palm Avenue to conduct a welfare check, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.  When deputies arrived, they were told that the "individual who lived at the location may have killed his roommate and was thinking about killing...
December 19, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Luxury watch retailer Westime celebrated the opening of a new flagship store in West Hollywood last week with three days of festivities. It all began Thursday with a cocktail party sponsored by Los Angeles Confidential magazine. On Friday, Westime threw a whiskey tasting for VIP clients, including a scotch master class taught by Martin Daraz, brand ambassador for Macallan and Highland Park Scotch whiskeys. On Saturday, Haute Living magazine hosted another cocktail party featuring a display of art by Marcello Pozzi, a line-up of luxury automobiles provided by O'Gara Coach and a silent auction benefiting After School All Stars.
October 29, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom of details. Nightlife iconoclast Simon Hammerstein has come to Los Angeles to act as the first artistic director of a new club in West Hollywood called DBA. The club is located in the former Voyeur space and will be as much a performance space and art gallery as it will be a dance club and drinking den. For the project, Hammerstein collaborated with the club's owners, Beau Laughlin and...
June 5, 2012 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
Well before the national gay-rights movement sprang from the Stonewall riots, West Hollywood Presbyterian Church started Los Angeles' first gay men's rap group. The year was 1965. The congregation launched the Lazarus Project in 1977, sending gay men and lesbians into Presbyterian churches across the country to share their stories of faith and family at a time when the denomination was poised to declare that "homosexuality was not God's wish. " The small church just off the Sunset Strip was the faith's first to hire an openly gay pastor — 27 years before the Presbyterian Constitution allowed homosexuals to be ordained.
April 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kaley Cuoco Sweeting has a new haircut, and this time around, the cutting process really happened.  The "Big Bang Theory" star posted cut-in-progress pics to Instagram on Wednesday, which she said was her first day of hiatus from shooting the sitcom. "Here we go!," she captioned a shot showing stylist Christine Symonds with shears poised at the Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood.  "We did it @clsymonds! Now let's get some color shall we?," she continued .  Then came a shot of the final product, a choppy blond bob with dramatic lowlights.
April 21, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
You'd think giving away books would be an easy thing to do, but Melissa Eggerling tries to put a lot of creativity and a bit of theater into the act. On Wednesday, Eggerling will be one of 800 Southern Californians participating as "givers" in World Book Night, a program designed to distribute free books to people who might not read them otherwise. Last year Eggerling and her two young sons took boxes filled with the novel "Fahrenheit 451" and distributed them from a Los Angeles city fire truck in Eagle Rock.
April 18, 2014 | By Russ Parsons
It's hard to believe that only 50 years have passed since Julia Child set foot on the new continent of American Foodlandia. And yet in that short period, it seems we've already seen the full cycle of colonial development: discovery, exploration, exploitation. Three books on recent food history offer glimpses of each stage. Luke Barr's "Provence, 1970" describes the beginning; Colman Andrews' "My Usual Table" hits the middle period; and Allen Salkin's "From Scratch," a pulp history of the Food Network, covers the descent into decadence.
April 16, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The L.A. County sheriff's deputies who mistakenly shot two victims of a knife attack in West Hollywood, killing one, will return to active duty next week, department officials said. The three deputies have gone through the psychological evaluation and training required after shootings in which a person is hit and have been cleared to go back on patrol, said West Hollywood station Capt. Gary Honings. The deputies had been on leave since April 7 when they fatally shot aspiring Hollywood producer John Winkler in the chest as he and another victim ran out of an apartment, officials said.
April 12, 2014 | By Ruben Vives, Richard Winton and Cindy Chang
Comedy Central TV host Daniel Tosh took to Twitter to remember John Winkler, the aspiring TV producer mistakenly killed by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies this week. Winkler worked as a temporary production assistant on Tosh's show, "Tosh.0" "Only had the privilege of working with John Winkler for a short while. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends," Tosh wrote. Winkler, 30, who had recently arrived from Washington state to pursue a career in entertainment, was hit once in the chest when three deputies opened fire on him Monday night at a West Hollywood apartment complex, officials said in a statement.
April 12, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
The second vintage from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wine estate in southeast France is a spectacular rosé from an unspectacular year. Made by the Perrin family of the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate Château de Beaucastel, the 2013 Château Miraval rosé is elegant and fresh, with a scent of wild strawberries. I could drink this very serious rosé all summer long. Quantities are limited, though, and this one may be gone even before summer gets here. Have it with radishes and butter, with toasts spread with tapenade, crudités, grilled salmon or a simple roast chicken.
July 25, 1985
A public hearing to discuss cul-de-sacs at several locations in West Hollywood will be held tonight at 7 in West Hollywood Park. Cul-de-sacs have been proposed for Huntley and Westbourne drives (north of Beverly Place) and Westmount Drive (east of Huntley and Westbourne). The meeting will convene in the park auditorium, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
January 17, 2013
Re "A push for term limits hits the streets," Jan. 14 West Hollywood already has term limits. They're called elections. West Hollywood is 1.9 square miles and has fewer than 40,000 residents. The city works. It is safe and has a large social services budget. We have many regular neighborhood meetings; we are a walkable city with many opportunities for political dialogue. Our elections do not require huge sums of money for television and radio advertising. The incumbents have the power of incumbency, but they also have to answer for their actions.
April 11, 2014 | By Cindy Chang, Richard Winton, Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives
Family and friends of the aspiring producer mistakenly killed by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies this week said he was excited to be chasing his Hollywood dream. John Winkler, a 30-year-old TV production assistant who had recently arrived from Washington state to pursue a career in entertainment, was hit once in the chest when three deputies opened fire on him Monday night at a West Hollywood apartment complex, officials said in a statement. Deputies mistook him for an assailant who was holding people hostage at knifepoint in an apartment.
April 10, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Lupita Nyong'o, Kate Mara and Elle Fanning were honored in West Hollywood on Tuesday night at an event celebrating their separate May covers for Marie Claire. (Two other May cover girls, Emilia Clarke of "Game of Thrones" and Elizabeth Olsen, didn't make it to the event, but plenty of other stars turned out, including Zooey Deschanel, Mena Suvari, Nikki Reed, Jordana Brewster and Naya Rivera.) [WWD] The Vogue magazine cover featuring Kanye West and Kim Kardashian set off a furor in the fashion world, which thought the pair unworthy, but the issue appears to be on track to become a top-seller.
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