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Westfield Santa Anita Adds Sichuan Kungfu Fish to Its Restaurant Collection | L.A. Weekly
For those who remember pre–civil rights–era Los Angeles, it's ironic that communities that once did not allow Chinese people to reside within their borders now sport a significant Chinese-American population: San Marino, South Pasadena and Rancho Palos Verdes, for example. But the greatest irony is that of Arcadia, which once vehemently excluded Chinese-American residents but now has become the face of the globally known San Gabriel Valley Chinese-American community. A
laweekly  losangeles  sangabrielvalley  chinesefood  sichuanfood  sichuanchinese  santaanitamall  food  restaurants  arcadia 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Meet David R. Chan: The Man Who Has Eaten at Over 6,000 Chinese Restaurants
David R. Chan can't use chopsticks. "I can't hold them properly," Chan says. "It hasn't really been a problem, though. Chinese restaurants usually have forks available." He's checked in 6,090 Chinese restaurants, to be exact -- a number that just keeps on growing.
laweekly  clarissawei  food  chinesefood  restaurants  davidrchan 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Where to Eat Tacos on York Boulevard in Highland Park
If you feel the pain of every mediocre taco, daydreaming idly about what might have been, the life you and those carnitas would have shared had you just picked the right truck, then you will find safe harbor here, and take comfort in this, a thorough run down of all the taco trucks on York Boulevard in Highland Park.
laweekly  highlandpark  losangeles  tacos  food  foodtrucks  yorkboulevard 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
How South Central Birthed the Next Great Jazz Movement
The West Coast Get Down are eight young master musicians from South L.A.. Though only in their early 30s, they have already put in nearly two decades perfecting a sound many herald as the future of jazz. Their ranks include tenor saxophonist Kasami Washington, profiled in our music feature this week.
music  laweekly  jazz  southcentral  losangeles 
november 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Kamasi Washington Intends to Make Jazz New Again
Thirty-two-year-old tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington has been playing for nearly two decades with 10-piece band West Coast Get Down. A little more than a year ago, they went into a Silver Lake studio and recorded six albums in 30 days.
music  jazz  laweekly  kamasiwashington  westcoastdown  losangeles 
november 2014 by brendanmcfadden
At Grand Central Market, a New Wave of Vendors Is Changing Up an L.A. Mainstay
Many years later, as Grand Central Market faced the renovations that would once again shift its fortunes, Filomena Eriman remembered the day when she first arrived here, one of this country's oldest and largest public markets.
losangeles  food  laweekly  california  grandcentralmarket  restaurants  downtown 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Shame of Three Strikes Laws
While Wall Street crooks walk, thousands sit in California prisons for life over crimes as trivial as stealing socks
threestrikeslaw  crime  rollingstone  matttaibbi  criminaljustice  laweekly 
april 2013 by brendanmcfadden

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