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Kate Koyama moved to Los Angeles from Hardin, Mont., to work in film production, but then a year ago a new dream started to take shape: selling Native American fry bread tacos. She already had her own family recipe, passed down from her Aunt Bernice Cook,...
Tags: Tacos, Family, Entertainment, Breads, Movies
Los Angeles TimesWhen it comes to the crime-based fiction that long has played such an important role in the literary life of Los Angeles, we're living through what amounts to a golden age. The dark ecstasies of James Ellroy, Michael Connelly's artful probing of the...
Two-time Oscar-nominated actress Natalie Portman slept here. So did pop sensation Joe Jonas. Just not at the same time. A quintessentially Hollywood vibe blends with echoes of Roaring '20s elegance in this well-preserved Spanish Colonial Revival home....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesI've never met an American who didn't have a soft spot in his heart for Thomas Jefferson and Monticello, his home and plantation in Charlottesville. After his term as president expired in 1809, Jefferson lived full time at Monticello. The house, which...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIts deep-throated engines temporarily squelched, the Thunderbird idles in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe, a few hundred yards offshore from Crystal Bay, Nev. A rubber dinghy sidles up to the elegant 55-foot speedboat. Terry Clapham, one of the...
First, we had the "stroke belt," a swath of the American South characterized by those with unmanaged high blood pressure and a sedentary lifestyle. Then, we got the "obesity belt," a portion of Southern geography inhabited by a number of folks with...
After the quake, it took 45 minutes for the tsunami to reach the coast of Japan — 45 minutes of knowing, of waiting, of bracing. When it came, they were all glued to their televisions — a Jesuit priest in New York, an engineering professor in...
Tags: Natural Disasters, Television, Japan, Human Interest, Health
Virginia M. Fields, a leading scholar of early Mesoamerican art and archaeology who joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's curatorial staff in 1989 and devoted 22 years to making the museum a vital center of Latin American culture — partly by...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe paint has barely dried on the Dodgers' new spring training digs in Glendale, Ariz., and another new venue is making its debut in Arizona's Cactus League. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the third new ballpark in Arizona's spring circuit in the...
PASSINGS: James McClure, Richard Lee Atkins, Juaneita Marie Veron, Frank Bare, Jack D. Forbes, Necmettin ErbakanJames McClure Longtime U.S. senator from Idaho Former U.S. Sen. James McClure, 86, a conservative Republican who spent 24 years in Congress representing Idaho and while chairman of the Energy Committee fought to keep Idaho's wilderness areas...
Tags: Government, Lobbying, Arts and Culture, Summer Olympics, Defense
Special to the Los Angeles TimesSarah Vowell is an intellectual melting pot. Her cleverness is gorgeously American: She collects facts and stores them like a nervous chipmunk, digesting them only for the sake of argument. Her curiosity is fueled by indignation. She insists, like a...
"For me, living on the border of Montebello and East L.A.," says artist Patssi Valdez, "this was the local school everybody went to. You first came here and then went on to other colleges." She is sitting on the corner of the campus she attended nearly 40...
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