April 6, 2008
My wife and I have taken Sierra Club-sponsored tours to Puerto Rico, Peru and Bolivia, and recently China. We think they are quite a value and really exciting, informative trips. Sierra Club, 3435 Wilshire Blvd., No. 320, Los Angeles, CA 90010; (213) 387-4287, www.sierraclub.org/outings. Richard Ramirez Valencia
March 1, 2010
'American Stories' What: "American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915" Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. When: Through May 23 Price: $20 Contact: 323-857-6000; www.lacma.org
May 18, 1986
Two newly signed leases totaling $8 million have brought the $70-million, 233,500-square-foot Wilshire Brentwood Plaza in Brentwood to the 75%-leased point, according to Search Builders Inc., owner of the 15-story building at 12400 Wilshire Blvd.
August 20, 2011
'Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads' Where: Outdoors in the main courtyard at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles When: Through February Admission: Free Information: lacma.org or (323) 857-6000
December 16, 2013 |
Many artists use digital technology, but Petra Cortright's exhibition at Steve Turner Contemporary is explicitly about online culture. Her prints, webcam videos and animations are assembled from lowest-common denominator imagery and tools: free screensavers and clip art; pre-set brushes and filters. But the show holds too tightly to these conventions, never rising above a slavish banality. Cortright's “digital paintings,” which are actually prints on aluminum panels, are gestural abstractions created in Photoshop over fragmented stock landscapes.
November 1, 1987
We wanted to drive our own car in Europe, so we bought a car through Europe Auto Travels. Included in the purchase price was a personalized guidebook. This book gave exact routing and suggested sights for our entire five-week trip. It's Europe Auto Travels, 9367 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90210. The trip was wonderful and we did not make wrong turns. SKIP and BEA KEITH Pacific Palisades
April 30, 1989
Hartford Fire Insurance Co. has signed a 10-year, 10-month lease valued at more than $7 million for 25,000 square feet of space in Wilshire Courtyard, 5757 Wilshire Blvd. The Wilshire office of Coldwell Banker represented Hartford in the transaction, while Clifford Goldstein represented the J.H. Snyder Co., developer of the 1-million-square-foot office building.
June 6, 2013
Axel Willner's alias as The Field has yielded three albums of hypnotic, carbonated dance music. His sound sits halfway between misty shoegaze and the austere thump of his label Kompakt. His latest, "Looping State of Mind" is his clearest mission statement yet — songs double-back on themselves until they become ecstatic. El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $17. theelrey.com .