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"What about the kala pocha?" asks someone at our table at Khybar Afghan restaurant in Reseda. Our waiter, dressed in black track pants and a Nike soccer shirt, shakes his head. "You don't want that," he assures us. "It's for breakfast." The soup, made...
Sandra Kobrin is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.The stench of manure from a nearby fertilizer factory slips past the razor wire and the sharpshooters manning the watch tower. The smell follows the inmates everywhere, from the grassy courtyard where they read or play ball to the two-woman cells...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — It seemed like a good idea at the time. This ailing textile town, seeking an economic boost, decided two years ago to build a $21-million theater and pay a country singer named Parton to fill it with customers. Alas, the...
Special to The TimesOnce upon a time, Las Vegas was synonymous with bargains. Then cheap buffets, lounge acts and inexpensive hotel rooms gave way to Michelin Guide star-rated restaurants, Cirque du Soleil extravaganzas and luxury suites at the Bellagio. But all is not lost,...
American World War II monuments and memorials are tucked everywhere in eastern Belgium, recalling flash points in the Battle of the Bulge, the last major German assault on the Western Front in World War II. By the time the offensive began, the Allies had...
Tags: Belgium, Wars and Interventions, Germany, Death, Adolf Hitler
Special to The Los Angeles TimesTHE BEST WAY From LAX to Marquette, Mich., American and Northwest have connecting flights (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $468. To Madison, Wis., Midwest Express, United, American and Northwest have connecting service....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTroubles at St. Anne Catholic School in Santa Monica were so dire at one point that Father Michael D. Gutierrez turned to his congregation for help. He refused to give his sermon until at least 10 families stepped forward to consider enrolling their...
The Associated PressCaitlin Jones and her fiance, Evan Oxfeld, grew up in suburbs where getting anywhere worth going required a car. When the couple started looking for their first home together, they wanted something different: walkability. "For me at least, that was the...
Today's question: What will America's energy economy look like in a generation? What should it look like? Previously, Taylor and White discussed the future of the personal automobile, calls to build more nuclear power plants, T. Boone Pickens'...
FRANCIS FUKUYAMA is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the author of "America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power and the Neoconservative Legacy."GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, has promised to return to Washington in September to report on the outcome of his surge strategy. I hope he will say that sectarian killings, bombings and U.S. casualties are all down. But even if...
Jack Nakano, an educator who launched the nonprofit Youth Theatre Productions in Santa Barbara in the early 1960s and later founded and was artistic director of the Hollywood-based California Youth Theatre and YouTHeatre-America!, has died. He was 75....
Times Art CriticIN 19th CENTURY EUROPE, when modern science bumped aside the Christian God as the primary artistic foundation for meaning and moral value, artists lost a subject that had preoccupied them for hundreds of years. "Show me an angel and I'll paint one," the...
Tags: Museum of Modern Art, Cuba, Africa, Marquette University, Arts
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