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Puppy Love

The other day I went to a birthday lunch for an old friend. I was a little late, and when I arrived the three other women were showing each...

Clarion Call

Illustration by Leif Parsons My way-overdue introduction to Herb Alpert came a few years ago, at downtown’s REDCAT. Alpert walked onstage with his wife, singer Lani Hall. Even before he...

Fig & Olive

When flashy New York restaurants try their hand in L.A., the results can be mixed. This Tuscan-modern place—with dramatic two-story ceilings, an enclosed rear courtyard, and potted rosemary as...

Frugal Find: Antojitos Bibi

Overlooking MacArthur Park Lake, Antojitos Bibi offers Honduran rarities like cashew nut juice and crunchy enchiladas along with soulful coconut milk-based soups such as sopa de caracol. Splashes of...

This Day in LA: The (Almost) Great LA Library Fire of ’86

25 years ago, one of L.A.'s most cherished landmarks went up in flames. Well, almost. Here's the story of how the city's biggest library was saved by the quick...

TCM Film Festival Glamorizes Hollywood Boulevard

The first night of the TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday was just as dreamy as anything in the movies. The lights and stars and eager fans outside the...

Gregory Peck Honored

The United States Postal Service issued a "forever" stamp yesterday honoring the late movie legend Gregory Peck. The festivities were held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

Goodbye Uncle Jer

One of the original stores that put the quirk in 1970s Silver Lake is closing. Uncle Jer’s at Sunset, Sunset, Hollywood, Virgil and Hillhurst (aka across from the Vista theater) announced...

The Wonderful Life of Beverly Hills

The distinctive atmosphere (for better or for worse) of Beverly Hills didn’t just fall from the sky. You might not know it from the rampant demolition of historic buildings...

Tiki Ti Turns 50

L.A.'s tiniest tiki bar celebrated their anniversary last night with a big 50th birthday party. The 12-stool Tiki Ti in Silver Lake was as crammed with customers as it...