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By Stan Lerner — November 19, 2008

There is a part of me that misses those days in the hills above Sunset…

This is as far as my script about an author who moves Downtown to escape the pretentious...

Golda Berkman Cuts the Ribbon on the New Urth Caffe

By Samantha Page — November 19, 2008 — 1 Comment

Urth Caffe celebrated its new facility and cafe in the Arts District on Sunday with a grand opening, giving coffee, pastries and tours to a couple hundred guests...

Still Open Ed Fuentes

Chop Suey Cafe 'Still Open' Says Gin

By Ed Fuentes — November 18, 2008 — 7 Comments

When Mike Gin came back to L.A. from Saturday’s USC – Stanford football game, he heard that the Chop Suey Cafe and Lounge was closed. It was surprising news to...


By Ed Fuentes — November 17, 2008 — 2 Comments

New Arts District eatery Wurstküche cracked open the doors on Saturday for a pre-soft opening trial, and a steady flow of customers kept the cafe door open into...

Calle 13 at Club Nokia Eric Richardson

Calle 13 and Kinky Bring Latin Debut to Club Nokia

By Camilo Smith — November 17, 2008 — 4 Comments

Newly-minted Club Nokia welcomed its first Latin show on Saturday, drawing a heavy crowd for the energetic electro-rock of Monterrey, Mexico-bred Kinky and the Puerto...

By Stan Lerner — November 13, 2008 — 30 Comments

1100 Wilshire had been an office building with no tenants before the most recent housing boom came along and made it a place that people who enjoy a sky-pool call...

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Two Packed Nights as Beck Opens Club Nokia

By Camilo Smith — November 11, 2008 — 2 Comments

Singer Beck helped break in the latest module of the multi-billion dollar L.A. Live complex this weekend, opening Club Nokia over a packed two-night stint that ended...

By Stan Lerner — November 05, 2008 — 2 Comments

“Hey Oliver, slow down a second.”

I stopped half a block short of 7th on Flower so my homeless buddy Stretch could put a torch lighter to the pipe in his hand....

By Stan Lerner — November 03, 2008 — 8 Comments

“I just dropped Kevin off at the airport, so I can come hang out,” Joe’s voice rang out through my iphone. “Where are you?”

“I’m at Starbucks on 11th and Grand...

Cole's Neon Gets Relit

By Eric Richardson — November 03, 2008 — 1 Comment

With its opening nearing, Cole's French Dip launched a new website on Friday. While still light on content, there's word on hours and a few tightly cropped shots...

D-town Burger Bar

By Eric Richardson — November 01, 2008 — 12 Comments

D-town Burger Bar and nearby Crack Gallery got slick new signs Friday, part of the transformation of the retail space in the Hayward Hotel. The under-construction...