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March 24, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
We think of Wilshire Boulevard as synonymous with Los Angeles - as our Main Street. But Wilshire has always stood apart from the city it slices through. It is denser and more urbane, its architecture more vertical. No, rather than act as a perfect symbol of Los Angeles, Wilshire has operated as a proving ground for new ideas about architecture, commerce, transportation and urbanism in Southern California. For nearly a century Wilshire has been L.A.'s boulevard of prototypes, a string of hypotheses 16 miles long.
July 8, 1986
Trust Co. of the West, based in Los Angeles, has named Charles M. Stockholm managing director of the firm's new San Francisco office.
October 29, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
Finding the right hotel in New York City is rarely easy, but it helps to have options. Here are 10 new ones -- stylish independents, thrifty Holiday Inns and spendy Hyatts, all opened in the last 10 months. Holiday Inn Express Herald Square , with 135 rooms on West 36 th St., opened in January. Holiday Inn Express NYC West Side , with 177 rooms on West 48 th St., opened in May. Holiday Inn NYC Lower East Side , with 132 rooms on Delancey St., opened in March.
October 31, 1994
Veteran screenwriter Doran William Cannon's new school for writers, the Writing Academy, 3405 Cahuenga Blvd. West., will begin its Three-Month Writer's Immersion Program Nov. 9. Information: (213) 851-3705.
February 4, 2011
Kristian Hoffman plays "FOP" The Steve Allen Theater @ The Center for Inquiry, West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd. 8 p.m. Friday $10 (323) 666-4268;
September 28, 1985
If Ted Tollner doesn't get with it, he will soon be known as the Gerry Faust of the West. FRANK J. PETERS Los Angeles
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