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
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.
January 6, 2014
'Columbia in the 1930s: Recent Restorations' Where: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, 7 p.m. Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and Feb. 14 Cost: $9 Information: UCLA Film & Television Archive, http://www.cinema.ucla.edu
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 .
November 10, 2011
Leslie Feist's new album, "Metals," is her first since her enormous, career-making breakthrough "The Reminder," with its effervescent and inescapable hit "1, 2, 3, 4. " Her winsome, easygoing and quietly virtuosic singing is still up front, but it finds her moving into some moodier and exploratory terrain; live, she's entirely captivating. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $35. Wiltern.com.
October 30, 2011
Fubar, 7994 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 654-0396, www.fubarla.com . Mother Lode, 8944 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 659-9700, no website. Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (877) 435-9849 (TicketFly for tickets); www.troubadour.com . Dan Tana's, 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 275-9444, www.dantanasrestaurant.com . $$$ Barney's Beanery, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 654-2287, www.barneysbeanery.com . $-$$ Hugo's Restaurant, 8401 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (323)