1 year ago | Culture
L.A.-area libraries offer much more than books on loan, from yoga classes to art exhibits. Their variety of free events are diverse enough to make you feel like you're making the most of the city, even if you're on a budget. Here are ten of t...
1 year ago | History
At 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 29, the quaint campus of Chapman University, normally quiet at this hour, swelled with an eager and excitable fandom. They crowded around vendor booths lining Grand Street, and formed a line, 150 people deep, ...
2 years ago
John O'Kane sits with a small cup of coffee near the front door of Rose Café and Market. It's a busy Tuesday morning and every table is occupied with patrons, the majority of whom appear to be under the age of 35. Each is accompanied with a...
2 years ago | Auction
"It's a weird combination - feeling sentimental about this place, and wanting to buy things from it," Sharron Evans says as she wanders the auction showroom at the recently closed Hollywood Park racetrack this past Saturday. Within the Pla...
2 years ago | Culture
In Old Hollywood -- that glorified era that still occupies the minds of thousands of dream-seeking L.A. newcomers both young and old -- ideas were born, scripts were hatched, romances kindled, careers built or smashed, in bars. Musso & Frank and T...
2 years ago | History
See also: Hollywood Park is Shutting Down. Will Horse Racing Be Next? On the third floor of the Hollywood Park track, under two grand paintings of horse racing scenes, Nola Ferraro sets up bar. With bouncy blond hair and a warm, red-lipsticked smi...