Past Stories
Skewered pork belly is among the many delights at Bacari P.D.R.
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Small plates, enormous flavor

The new Bacari P.D.R. offers an Italian take on Spanish tapas that hits all its marks By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) The steep, triangular lot at Culver Boulevard and Vista del Mar Lane is an improbable place for a r...


Letters

Going the Distance Re: “Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative,” cover story, Sept. 16; and “One Block Too Many,” opinion, Oct. 2 “What can we do to get to the finish line?” asks Councilman Mike Bonin of efforts to r...


Santa Monica Airport
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The Argonaut’s Ballot Measure Endorsements

Santa Monica Airport Measures We aren’t convinced that closing the Santa Monica Airport is a good idea. Whether to give up such a significant piece of transportation infrastructure is not the kind of decision to make lightly ...



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La Vida SoCal: Feeling the squeeze

If developers can build three houses on one lot, why not go for six? By Tony Peyser I recall a movie in which three strangers had to live in an apartment that would normally have only one tenant. Trouble, as…


Venerated singer-songwriter and acoustic blues guitarist Chris Smither is “my Eric Clapton,” said Bonnie Raitt
Photo by Jeff Fasano

‘Still on the Levee,’ still looking forward

Chris Smither celebrates 50 years in music — and his 70th birthday — with an album  retrospective, lyric book and Friday concert at McCabe’s By Bliss Bowen Chris Smither is enjoying a very good year. This summer Signatur...


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The Argonaut’s Election Endorsements, Part One

Deciding which candidates to support for local, state and federal offices usually gets easier as Election Day draws near. This, however, is not a typical election cycle. The June 3 primary narrowed a head-spinning number of cho...



Letters

Shriver for Supervisor Re: “For this job, it’s all about the résumé,” news, Oct. 2 The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is antiquated and out of touch. Bobby Shriver will bring fresh, intelligent energy to c...


Spitfire Grill’s widgeon salad is for steak lovers
Photo by Richard Foss

Meals that fly high

Spitfire Grill is a great theme restaurant and the food is good, too By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) The oldest living culinary tradition in Southern California is hard to spot because it looks like something else. An...


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One block too many

Before you get on board with the Great Streets Initiative, consider the evolution of Venice In response to “Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative: The Mayor’s Ambitious Plan to Remake Los Angeles One Block at a Time,” cov...



Letters

Vote for Measure D Santa Monica Airport is more than a historic landmark. It is the first responder for emergencies and life-saving transplants, a place of refuge for all West L.A. residents and currently cuts down on airport n...






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