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Clifton’s Cafeteria Opening, Sort of, Almost

Posted September 24, 2015 by | 2 Comments
Yes, there is Jell-O

For the past four years, developer/restaurateur/filmmaker Andrew Meieran has been fielding two questions more than any others. When will Clifton’s reopen? And will there still be Jell-O?
Well, answers to both have finally arrived. Er, sort of.
This past Tuesday was supposed to be the grand public opening but it has been delayed a few days, reportedly due to Meieran’s “perfectionism.” But while you wait …

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The Labyrinths of Los Angeles

Posted July 14, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Gideon Brower explores some of the labyrinths of Los Angeles.

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Carthay Square, HPOZs and the Effort to Preserve a Neighborhood

Posted February 4, 2014 by | 2 Comments
carthay square house

The residents of Carthay Square want to turn their neighborhood into a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). Gideon Brower reports on a process that hits some bumps in the road: the uglier history of pretty homes, and budget cuts that stall years of work and do not stop development.

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Bahooka’s Mood Lighting Fades to Black: A Beloved Tiki Landmark Closes

Posted March 8, 2013 by | 4 Comments
Carrot eating fish IMG_1025

It is a very dark day for Southern California fans of tiki, Polynesian pop, flaming tropical drinks and giant carrot-eating fish. The mother of all thatched-hut-and-pina-colada restaurants closes its doors Sunday night, and no one seems to know for sure what will become of the place. Gideon Brower visited Bahooka and filed this report.
The Bahooka Family Restaurant in Rosemead,   co-founded and designed by Navy veteran Jack …

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