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Which Local Restaurants Will Be at LAX?

Posted December 6, 2012 by | 26 Comments | ]
courtesy Westfield Concession Managment

Mayor Villaraigosa, Los Angeles World Airports and Westfield Concession Management unveiled a plan to introduce more than 50 upscale retail and dining venues to the new LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal. Developers hope the $1.5 billion improvement will be a transformation for the sixth busiest airport in the world, making the gateway not just a pit stop to and from Los Angeles, but a …

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California’s fourth branch of government: Is it out of control?

Posted October 24, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]
Howard Jarvis celebrates passage of Prop 13 in 1978

California voters are faced with 11 initiatives on next month’s ballot–four supported by lone millionaires with their own ideas and interests.  Critics say the initiative process is not direct democracy any more but a system to make laws for those who can afford it.
But polls show Californians are not ready to give up their ballot initiative process, even if they have more doubts than …

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What is Silicon Beach?

Posted October 17, 2012 by | 5 Comments | ]

Venice Beach is famous for its funkiness, beach culture … and start-ups?
Los Angeles — especially Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice and the South Bay– is seeing a boom in New Media companies. It didn’t happen overnight but there’s been enough of a concentration in the last year or so that the term “Silicon Beach” has taken hold (prompting quips from people who associate “Silicon” …

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Want a box of veggies delivered to your door?

Posted October 15, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]
By Edsel L via Flickr

The public appetite for local produce is getting pretty ravenous these days. Farmer’s markets keep sprouting up all around L.A. (shout-out to the brand-new Motor Ave market in Palms!), and opportunities to order a box of produce delivered to your door are flowering like an orange tree in the California sun. Less than 20 years ago, there were 450 Community Supported Agriculture programs, also …

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Where can I see Space Shuttle Endeavour?

Posted October 10, 2012 by | 1 Comment | ]
Endeavour flies over California. Via Flickr by NaParish.

On Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, the space shuttle Endeavour will be dragged through Los Angeles streets — many recently shorn of trees to make room for it — on its way from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
The California Science Center says you should wait until it’s ready for viewing at its final destination, but …

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KoreAm maps the riot damage to Korean-owned businesses

Posted April 24, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]

KoreAm has mapped the Korean-owned liquor stores in South Central L.A. that were targeted during the 1992 riots. While all kinds of other Korean-owned businesses around the city also suffered, this map shows where more than 2,000 businesses owned by Korean immigrants were destroyed in three days of rioting. More at KoreAm.

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