Archive for September, 2020

Pink’s Hot Dogs reopens

Pink’s Hot Dogs reopens

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The unprecedented, five-month closure at Pink’s Hot Dogs has ended! Since mid-August, fans of the 80-year-old hot dog stand at La Brea and Melrose have — once again — been able to line up for their favorite chili dogs, hamburgers and fries. But the queuing is a bit different now. The ground is marked with […]

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Saddest casualty of all: The school play and the unknown loss

Saddest casualty of all: The school play and the unknown loss

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the pandemic hit in March (remember March?), theater productions everywhere were cancelled. Large theaters, 99-seat theaters, summer theaters, etc. all suffered devastating artistic and financial losses, from which many will never recover. Indeed, the entire play- (and concert-) going experience may be changed if not quite forever, then for a very long time to […]

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Supervisor, two council seats on local ballot

Supervisor, two council seats on local ballot

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The national political conventions — different as they were in this COVID-19 era — are over, and campaigning is gearing up locally as well as nationally. There are a number of competitive local races taking place in and adjoining our Mid-Wilshire area. Election contests garnering the most local interest include two elections for Los Angeles […]

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Art exhibits, dance event inspired by a drive-in at Tarfest 2020

Art exhibits, dance event inspired by a drive-in at Tarfest 2020

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pandemic or no pandemic, the Tarfest 2020 multi-arts festival will go on. This 18th annual event is an ambitious undertaking with two group art exhibits and a live dance event inspired by a beloved area drive-in theater. The Gilmore Drive-In, which opened in 1948 and closed in 1979 — now the site of The Grove […]

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Dining Al Fresco, a life saver with planters and umbrellas

Dining Al Fresco, a life saver with planters and umbrellas

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Local restaurants are facing hardships as a result of the pandemic, in part because indoor dining is currently prohibited locally. To help, the City of Los Angeles launched a program to assist called “L.A. Al Fresco.” For restaurants approved for the program, the City provides barriers, planters and umbrellas to expand outdoor dining areas beyond […]

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Fr. Boyle’s human approach to gang members has paid off

Fr. Boyle’s human approach to gang members has paid off

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Before he became the face of the inspirational gang-intervention program Homeboy Industries, Fr. Greg Boyle was a local. He grew up in a family of eight children on Norton Avenue in Windsor Square. He recalls that, before his 92-year-old mother died a few years ago, she was surrounded by her children. She was ready to […]

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