Archive for ‘May, 2014’


L.A. River gets a spring cleaning*

L.A. River gets a spring cleaning*

Photo by Mike Daclan A small army of volunteers has descended on the L.A. River this morning between Atwater Village and Elysian Valley as part of the 25th Annual Great L.A. River Clean Up.  Photographer Mike Daclan is down in the river on this hot  and sunny Saturday to cover the event and will be […]

Tacos La Fonda

Tacos La Fonda

WHY Tortillas made fresh on the truck, juicy carne asada and excellent salsas, especially the smoky, spicy roja. WHAT Some of the best tacos in the Valley are handed through the window of this truck, which takes up residence in the car wash parking lot in the evenings. WHO The usual assortment of taco-truck people: […]

Echo Park pedestrian injured in collision with restaurant delivery car

Echo Park pedestrian injured in collision with restaurant delivery car

ECHO PARK — A woman was being treated for a head injury tonight after police said she ran into the street and was struck by a restaurant delivery car, prompting a three-hour street closure as officers conducted an investigation. Witnesses said the woman had been yelling at a man across the street for several minutes […]

Calif. LAO Report: Film tax credit does not ‘pay for itself’

Calif. LAO Report: Film tax credit does not ‘pay for itself’

Ron Baldwin and Eyal Gordin prepare to film on the set of Paramount Pictures’ television drama series ‘The Division’ in downtown Los Angeles, CA 30 April 2001. ; Credit: LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images California’s Legislative Analyst Office has examined the financial upsides and downsides of film tax credits – and Hollywood will not like the findings. […]

Pacific Dining Car

Pacific Dining Car

WHY For delicious, expensive steaks, satisfying, expensive breakfasts, 1920s elegance and food served 24 hours a day. Great for serious business meetings and gleeful middle-of-the-night splurges. WHAT Dating to 1921, this added-upon former railroad dining car on the fringes of downtown is as beloved as Musso & Frank and even more—but the food’s a lot […]

Slice of History: Advanced Lunar Studies Field Test

Slice of History: Advanced Lunar Studies Field Test

By Julie Cooper Each month in “Slice of History” we feature a historical photo from the JPL Archives. See more historical photos and explore the JPL Archives at https://beacon.jpl.nasa.gov/. Advanced Lunar Studies Field Test — Photograph number 292-525Ac The last of the Surveyor lunar landers, Surveyor 7, was launched on January 7, 1968, and operated […]

Don’t Stop: Fleetwood Mac fans replay the ’70s at an Echo Park bar

Don’t Stop: Fleetwood Mac fans replay the ’70s at an Echo Park bar

Gold Dust woman | Marni Epstein By Marni Epstein ECHO PARK — “Are you on the list?” the security guard outside the Short Stop bar asks to a group of unassuming girls on Wednesday night. They all turn, look at one another and shake their heads. He motions for them to step aside as sounds […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 2 to 8

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 2 to 8

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, May 2, to Thursday, May 8. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! The You don’t have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see the Academy Award-winning film “12 Years […]

With Mark Walsh out, PCC re-invites Dustin Lance Black as commencement speaker

With Mark Walsh out, PCC re-invites Dustin Lance Black as commencement speaker

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black attends ‘An Evening Under The Stars’ benefiting The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center at a private residency on October 19, 2013 in Los Angeles.; Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images for The LA Gay & Le Pasadena City College reinvited alumnus Dustin Lance Black to speak at its commencement ceremony after the college’s […]

Falafel Arax

Falafel Arax

WHY The best falafel in town, crisp on the outside and tender within. Succulent schwarma, too. WHAT This tiny diner has been attracting falafel addicts for more than 25 years, and the lines still haven’t abated. 5101 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 323.663.9687 B & L daily, D Mon.-Sat., early D Sun. Cash only. Type: Food […]

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