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by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LAX Theme Building URGENT ACTION
Replies: 40
Views: 8314

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Echo Park & McArthur Park Paddle Boats to End 6/30?
Replies: 1
Views: 1692

Echo Park & McArthur Park Paddle Boats to End 6/30?

Will Campbell at blogging.la discovers that the paddleboats at MacArthur Park and Echo Park are in danger, even as City Councilman Eric Garcetti attempts to save them: "We were told a few months ago that the paddleboat operations at MacAurthur Park and Echo Park run at a deficit," (Garcett...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LAX Theme Building URGENT ACTION
Replies: 40
Views: 8314

Sad news, but not entirely unexpected.

Simply need to get it fixed.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sun May 27, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Clifton's
Replies: 19
Views: 13340

Nice photo, Nichols.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri May 25, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: What is the Best Modern Bar in LA (after Encounter)?
Replies: 21
Views: 7255

Hopefully tonight I'll check it out tonight.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri May 25, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LACMA expansion
Replies: 26
Views: 8428

The new building does seem to blend in nicely, although still under construction.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed May 23, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LAX Theme Building URGENT ACTION
Replies: 40
Views: 8314

Various sites, including the LA Airport comm minutes below, indicate 1 billion was approved. Has anyone been to LAX or otherwise know of the progress, if any?

http://www.lawa.org/docs/board_agenda/b ... 031907.pdf
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sun May 20, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: New film: Who Killed the Electric Car?
Replies: 43
Views: 12193

. . . This kind of movies is one of my favourite types of movies to watch, but I get discouraged about what is happening with the world. The same happened after watching "An Inconvenient Truth". Does anyone else feel this way? Somehow the positive attitudes that both movies ended with was...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sun May 20, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Scottish Rite Temple - Wilshire Blvd. Millard Sheets, 1961
Replies: 42
Views: 21536

bbuuttt in the Windsor Square Assn's defense, the PARK MILE neighborhood has some special zoning that they worked in there long ago that forbids most Wilshire-like uses from that section of Wilshire Boulevard. It's so unnerving how Wilshire just stops for a little while there and picks up again... ...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat May 19, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Eastern Columbia back to life
Replies: 13
Views: 2625

Success stories from the Eastern: One landmark, four visions Nancy Yoshihara and Craig Nakano May 17, 2007 RORY CUNNINGHAM, president of the Art Deco Society of L.A., called it one of the premier Deco buildings in the country. Revered historian Robert Winter said it's a shining example of Southern C...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu May 10, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Perino's
Replies: 20
Views: 5402

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu May 10, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Trader Vic's Closed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2776

I never was able to get to the old Trader Vic's, although I desperately wanted to for the last 20 years since I turned 21 and would look longingly out the window at it every time I passed, wishing I could stop. But it was a full restaurant as well as a bar, right? And this... travesty... isn't? It'...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue May 08, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Trader Vic's Closed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2776

While not the same, it is actually quite good - I've been there twice in its 5 nights of being open. A higer tipsy factor (tikis per square yard), mature tropical plants and a pool, resembling the Pacific Ocean each create a very fun tiki experience. Order the Samoan Fogcutter - You'll love the mug.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue May 08, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: FLW Hollyhock House declared National Historic Landmark
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Hope it stays safe - although federal funds should be available to help if it doesn't.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue May 08, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Trader Vic's Closed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2776

This from the LA Times: Tiki-philes carrying a torch for Trader Vic's The iconic restaurant in Beverly Hills was quietly downsized last month, without the send-off some fans feel it deserved. By Ashraf Khalil Times Staff Writer May 8, 2007 The iconic high-peaked Polynesian entrance and towering isla...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue May 08, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Grand Avenue plan approved
Replies: 20
Views: 3431

This enormous development, right next to Grand Ave, is being built without a government handout: 76-story condo tower planned for downtown L.A. Developers plan a $1-billion L.A. complex. Doubters fear a glut. By Roger Vincent Times Staff Writer May 8, 2007 Plans for a $1-billion high-rise condominiu...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri May 04, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Trader Vic's Closed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2776

This thread from TikiCentral contains my reivew and photos:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/ ... forum=1&16
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed May 02, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Trader Vic's to be demolished?
Replies: 80
Views: 45025

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed May 02, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Trader Vic's to be demolished?
Replies: 80
Views: 45025

And is the site-specific artwork being relocated too? It's been a while since I've been there but I seem to remember some artwork outside the main entrance. Tony Good question. Yes there was excellent tribal art on the outside, tapa cloth and other work on the inside, in addition to the fabulous ne...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue May 01, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Trader Vic's to be demolished?
Replies: 80
Views: 45025

This is Trader Vics Press Release - apparently it has relocated (BEEN BANISHED) to the pool in favor of a new restaurant at the location. ###################OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE############################ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 30, 2007 Media Contact: Marie Garvey, Garvey Communications 310...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue May 01, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Trader Vic's to be demolished?
Replies: 80
Views: 45025

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Coffee Shop on Wilshire
Replies: 26
Views: 9417

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Two Residential Towers Proposed for Jefferson & La Ciene
Replies: 2
Views: 718

The "Modern" aspect of all of this is MTA & City's efforts to brainstorm about how best to (1) emphasize See's Candies (there was even a Hershey, PA analogy) and (2) emphasize the intersection as the gateway for entering LA from LAX.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Two Residential Towers Proposed for Jefferson & La Ciene
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Two Residential Towers Proposed for Jefferson & La Ciene

At the sparsely attended MTA Expo line meeting regarding the La Cienega stop, one of the more interesting proposals was the change in zoning to create a pair of residential towers - just like Hollywood & Western or Wilshire and Vermont. The trick is the developer will have to pay for the utiliti...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: California High Speed Rail SLOWLY coming on line
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

High-speed train line plan may be derailed: Schwarzenegger moves to slash funding for the state's $40-billion system, citing other transportation needs. By Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writer April 29, 2007 For more than a decade, policymakers have debated, studied and scoped out a high-speed rail line...

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