February 2011 - Table of Contents - Los Angeles magazine
 

February 2011

 

Features:

The Sons Also Rise
Sourdough bread is fickle; to make it takes a master’s touch. The Garacochea family had it: Their Pioneer sourdough was a local sensation and in every state of the Union by the 1990s. When the family’s Venice bakery closed in 2004, a city mourned. Now the great-grandchildren of Basque immigrant Jean Baptiste Garacochea are intent on duplicating history 
By Ann Herold  

My Life as a Swapper
You can stay for free in a foreign land if you’re willing to offer your digs for free in exchange. What sounds terrifying to some travelers is the ultimate home loan for others  
By Charles Fleming 

The Doctor Is Out  . . .for Revenge
After Dr. Laura Schlessinger used the “N-word” on her popular radio talk show, she sparked a firestorm and quit her job. She’s since taken her show to satellite radio and written a book about getting even that was inspired, she says, by her “personal rage.” 
By Amy Wallace  

 

Buzz:

Ask Chris
Chris Nichols goes on location
By Chris Nichols

 

The SEEN
All the parties fit to crash

By Kari Mozena

L.A. Archetype
Stuntman Ben Bray gets black-and-blue so big-name actors don't have to

By Leslie Anne Wiggins 

Street Smart
Stores that are family treasures and some celebrity hangouts in Toluca Lake
By Ann Herold 

Best of LA
Longing for new linens? Head to these fine-textile temples 
By Leilah Bernstein 

LA. Story
Omnipresent actress Rashida Jones--she's in NBC's Parks and Recreation and the Oscar shoo-in The Social Network--talks about rebellion, See's lollipops, and, oh yeah, her parents (Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton) 
By Amy Wallace 

Tastemaker
Lisa Lowe puts a bright face on eco-friendly home decor
By Laurie Pike 

Au Courant
The American bison roams into fashion design studios 
By Laurie Pike 

 

Columns:

 
Open City
The Jerry Brown who’s back in the state’s top office has a new levity but an old frugality, which may be just what California needs
By Anne Taylor Fleming

 

Film
Actors hate to be typecast,but audiences make it difficult to do anything else
By Steve Erickson

Business
Just try opening a business in L.A. Permit approval can drag on for a year or longer and cost thousands of dollars. It doesn’t have to be this way
By Mark Lacter 

Speak Easy
Vidal Sassoon on fighting fascists in Europe, joining commandos in Israel, and building a hairstyling empire in L.A. 
By Laurie Pike

Dine
At Xiomara on Melrose, Cuban expatriate Xiomara Ardolina paid tribute to the cooking of her homeland. Now she’s turned over the kitchen to the talented Michael Reed, who draws inspiration wherever he finds it
By Patric Kuh 

PLUS: Check out our reviews of the newest restaurants

 

Web Extras:

The Reading List: February '11
Every month LAmag.com compiles titles of local interest that are hitting the bookshelves. Here are some highlights 
Compiled by Wendy Witherspoon

 

Author Spotlight: P.G. Sturges
We ask the author and son of legendary writer-director Preston Sturges if anyone inspired his new gumshoe
By Wendy Witherspoon  

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