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"I don't say this lightly: Jerry Mack and Parry Thomas built Las Vegas." Senator Harry Reid When people ask me about early Las Vegasstories passed down from my grandfather, my father and my "Uncle" ParryI like to tell them the Big Secret. It was the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Pantages Theatre is about to get a Hollywood ending. In the late 1920s, Los Angeles theater mogul Alexander Pantages started work on a costly Art Deco playhouse that would be topped by a 12-story office tower overlooking the famous intersection of...
Times Staff Writer1800s -- 1841 William Wolfskill planted the first local commercial orange groves on 2 acres east of what is now Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles. 1881 On Dec. 4, the Los Angeles Times began publication as the Los Angeles Daily Times. The first...
Times Staff WriterLos Angeles officials and environmentalists have launched a concerted effort to preserve the iconic view of the Hollywood sign by purchasing a mountaintop above it where developers want to build luxury homes. City officials fear development of a peak...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBobby Fischer, the enigmatic American chess genius who became a Cold War hero with his 1972 defeat of Soviet champion Boris Spassky but fell from grace in later decades when he became a recluse and fugitive known for his hate-filled rants, has died. He...
LAS VEGAS America's Fantasy Island in the desert, Las Vegas specializes in the once-in-a-lifetime thrills of the internal-combustion variety. When the river, the turn and the flop no longer hold your interest, here's a list of wheel-based giggles....
We're lucky. As blockbuster moviegoing season gets into full swing this Memorial Day weekend, we live in a place where it's just as easy to see that new, hot indie as it is to see that old, familiar Indy (think crystal skulls). We get to do so in any...
Mixed martial arts, a sport once condemned for its brutality, is riding a wave of popularity and profit but still fighting for legitimacyLos Angeles Times Staff WriterLas Vegas -- THE audience has paid to see blood and will not be disappointed. When the arena plunges into darkness, they rise as one: an 8-year-old in a skullcap that says "Punishment," a tourist in a T-shirt that says "Legalized Brutality," a young...
Associated PressClaudine Williams, a leading figure in the Nevada gambling industry and the first woman to manage a major Las Vegas Strip casino, has died. She was 88. Harrah's Entertainment officials said Williams died Wednesday in Las Vegas after a long illness....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSam Zell may have found his newspaper guru in an unexpected place: Las Vegas. In what could be the first in a string of surprises for Tribune Co., the parent of The Times, it emerged Thursday that Brian L. Greenspun, the owner and editor of the Las Vegas...
DAVID HELVARG is president of the Blue Frontier Campaign and the author of "Blue Frontier: Dispatches from America's Ocean Wilderness."LEON E. PANETTA and retired Adm. James D. Watkins were on Capitol Hill last week lobbying for a treaty that, depending on how you look at it, is three to 25 years overdue for a Senate vote. As co-chairmen of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative and...
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Sentimentality for the commonplace is one of the defining characteristics of grown-up cities, which can be so heartless otherwise. When even a corner bar closes, some locals get all weepy if the bar has been around longer than they have. That some...
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