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Restaurant review: Enjoy tastes of Honduras and Ecuador in Lawndale

By Merrill Shindler|

Bag up some tasty seafood at Shrimp By You in Torrance

Sadly, I stopped writing about the tidal wave of incredibly messy shellfish-in-a-bag joints a while back, simply because they were all pretty much the same place. It’s a culinary trend that began (at least locally) with a restaurant from the Gu...

By Merrill Shindler|

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  • Entertainment

    How two Chinese laborers inspired a historical exhibit at Rancho Los Cerritos

    Inspired by the story of two Chinese men who lived more than a century ago, the historic landmark Rancho Los Cerritos is examining how Chinese immigrants helped build California with a yearlong exhibition. “It’s an exhibit that acknowledges and really celebrates the lives and the work of Chinese immigrants in Southern California,” said Sarah Fitzgerald, curator of “Building a New California: The Lives and Labor of Chinese Immigrants from...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Entertainment

    13 questions with Dracula

    As Halloween approaches, the infamous Prince of Darkness is preparing to sink his fangs into Long Beach. Yes, Count Dracula is coming to the Long Beach Playhouse on the company’s Mainstage season with the 1924 stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” The play, which opened on Broadway in 1927 with Bela Lugosi in the lead role, runs Sept. 23-Oct. 21 with Long Beach actor Stephen Alan Carver biting into the lead role for the Playhouse...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Extortion and threats

    Woman in Kevin Hart scandal denies being an extortionist

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the heels of comedian Kevin Hart’s Instagram video about someone seeking financial gain from a mistake he made, a woman came forward Wednesday and said she was “involved” with the box office star a month ago but is not an extortionist. Montia Sabbag said that since images of her became public she has been the subject of lies. “I am not an extortionist. I’m not a stripper. I’m a recording artist and an actress,...

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  • Health care policy

    GOP senator defends health-care bill against Jimmy Kimmel’s attacks

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Bill Cassidy defended his health care bill Wednesday after late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of lying to him about it, heightening the tension around the last-ditch GOP effort to make good on years of promises to repeal “Obamacare.” “I am sorry he does not understand,” Cassidy said of Kimmel on CNN, arguing that his bill would in fact protect people with pre-existing conditions, a claim that Kimmel as...

    By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent|

  • Entertainment

    See how bilingual newspaper La Raza shaped Chicano history 40 years ago

    La Raza only existed for ten years, but its impact remains. Combining photojournalism with social activism, art, satire and political commentary, the influential bilingual newspaper La Raza, which published from 1967-1977, gave a voice to the Chicano rights movement during a tumultuous time. It did thanks in large part to the compelling images of protests, mass demonstrations and individuals and their communities shot by its photographers as the publication became an active...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Plays

    The Getty’s ‘Iphigenia in Aulis’ remains a tale for all time

    Ancient Greek dramatist Euripides’ play “Iphigenia in Aulis” could seem remote. What have we in common with a father who sacrifices his daughter to the gods in exchange for better weather that will help him wage war? Or is it so far-fetched? How many parents have sacrificed their children to their ideals, for their egos, because of dangerously irrational adherence to misunderstood rules? As Euripides penned the legend, the Greek fleet, under its...

    By Dany Margolies|

  • Entertainment

    Theater review: ‘Timing’ is everything it should be in Long Beach

    Since taking its first bows in 1993, David Ives’ “All in the Timing” has enjoyed a robust life on smaller stages everywhere, thanks to the brevity, minimal technical demands and skilled, witty writing of its six one-act plays. Widely regarded as the contemporary master of the short form, Ives wrote most of the plays between 1987 and 1993 before combining them, in anthology fashion, under one title. In Long Beach Playhouse’s new staging, director...

    By Eric Marchese|

  • LA County Fair

    Mural project brings history to the walls of Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex

    POMONA >> Much like the elements that would be included in a scrapbook, the images that are part of a mural being painted on a wall of the Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex represent memories of the LA County Fair. Images of the Clock Tower, horse races, the Mexican Village which went on to be known as the Plaza de las Americas, and of the founders of the LA County Fair are not only memories of the fair, they a part of its history. The idea to have a mural fill what had...

    Monica Rodriguez
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  • Concerts

    Linkin Park to perform tribute show for Chester Bennington

    Linkin Park will play a one-night-only concert in tribute to late lead singer Chester Bennington. Warner Bros. Records says the show will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Oct. 27. It’s the first time that Linkin Park will perform since Bennington’s July 20 death at his house in Palos Verdes Estates. Warner Bros. says individual band members intend to contribute their fees from the show to Music For Relief in memory of Bennington. The...

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  • Holidays

    5 new things you can expect at the Queen Mary’s Chill attraction

    The Queen Mary’s popular Chill attraction will get a makeover this year. Last year’s Alice in a Winter Wonderland theme will transform into an entirely new attraction dubbed the Ice Adventure Park. The new Chill opens Dec. 13 and runs through Jan. 7 with a 38,000-square-foot outdoor ice park that will include ice skating, ice sports, ice bars, world travel and a spectacular light show. Last year, Chill, which attracts about 120,000 people during its run, was focused...

    Richard Guzman
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