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  • 4 days ago

    If mornings become eclectic on KCRW, then Mondays from midnight to 3 a.m. become downright esoteric. That's when Eric J. Lawrence, the station's music librarian, combines that rich resource with his own musical sense and knowledge for a weekly, we...

  • 4 days ago

    You'd think a place that sells nothing but Chinese sausages, closes by 4 p.m. and is cash-only would have rather limited appeal. Yet Saturdays at Quang Tran, in a Rosemead mini-mall, can be a chaotic scene. The crowds don't descend on Quang Tran f...

  • 4 days ago

    Using the word "bargain" in conjunction with sushi or sashimi usually isn't a good thing. The concepts generally don't belong together, except when it comes to Yama Seafood Market in San Gabriel. A narrow market dominated by a display case of fish...

  • 4 days ago

    At one time, Greater L.A. was dotted with auto racing tracks. Now just one oval track remains, and it, too, is scheduled to close soon. Opened in 1999, Irwindale Speedway will make way for an outlet mall as soon as next year. From 1903 races on a ...

  • 8 days ago | Chinese Cuisine

    Sunday marks the annual celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, a major holiday in the Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese communities that has its own food tradition: mooncakes. We’ve written about mooncakes before and where to get the Cantonese an...

  • 10 days ago | Russian Cuisine

    On an eastern San Fernando Valley block home to an odd amalgam of businesses, you’ll find Tashkent Produce, a Russian market and deli where you can get take-out portions of Uzbekistan’s national dish, plov, a rice pilaf. The block of Laurel Canyon...


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