Author: Arman Olivares

Old Faithfuls

Satisfy your fix for melty cheese on zesty tomato sauce with delivery from these local pizzerias By Anthony Torrise Some things are just synonymous with delivery — like pizza! With the way things have been going lately, some restaurants are still getting used to only doing take out or delivery orders. Pizza places however have utilized delivery for as long as most of us can remember, and there’s some comfort in knowing that that knock on your door isn’t Armageddon — it’s the pizza guy! With so many options to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to some local joints offering specials this week to gratify your pizza cravings. Lenzini’s Pizza Lenzini’s uses their special sauce and dough made daily to bring forth gooey pies with real California cheese. For those who are feeling hungry, you can get two medium two-topping pizzas for $23.99, two large two-topping pizzas for $27.99, or two large two-topping pizzas and two 2-liter sodas for $41.99. Orders over $30 before tax get $5 off regular items. 12740 Culver Blvd., Ste. B, Del Rey. | (310) 305-0305 | Tower Pizza If you’re looking to level-up your delivery experience, now you can make Tower Pizza’s delicious, fresh-made pies in the comfort of your own home. The Westchester pizza staple (also offering burgers, sandwiches and salads for delivery via DoorDash) has created make-your-own pizza kits, which...

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Locally Sourced Musicianship

Porno for Pyros’ Peter DiStefano returns to Santa Monica roots with digital residency By Anthony Torrise The world seems to be in a constant state of panic lately. While some scream “apocalypse,” others are doing what they can to adapt to the times. For Peter DiStefano, coronavirus (COVID-19) has done little to hinder his spirits as he continues to play through the chaos. DiStefano — a Santa Monica native and founding guitarist for the ’90s alt-rock band Porno for Pyros — returned to his roots to play a residency at Harvelle’s earlier this March. The residency was set to continue through April, but the club was forced to shut down through at least April 1 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. DiStefano didn’t let that stop him. He moved his “residency” to a Facebook Live session. Armed with his self-proclaimed “pyro pedal” (three floor pedals in one), the raised laptop that stands next to him, and a solid white hollow-body Les Paul, DiStefano is a one-man show. Yet, DiStefano’s energy can fill a stadium. During his stream, no musical genre is off-limits to the seasoned guitarist. Hip-hop is a prominent part of DiStefano’s performances but he also throws in classic rock and jazz tracks. During his last live show at Harvelle’s, he played a stripped-down, haunting rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Your Time is Gonna Come” without a backing...

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The Mar Vista Art Walk’s “Green Dreams”

Mar Vista’s quarterly celebration of all things art celebrates all things sustainable and eco-friendly from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday (March 7), with the theme “Green Dreams” woven throughout its mile-long stretch. Give your clothes a second life by donating them to the Downtown Women’s Center at Whimsy + Row (12801 Venice Blvd.), find out how to compost with Compostable LA at 826LA (12515 Venice Blvd.), learn how to rescue “ugly” veggies from becoming food waste at The Moving Joint (12812 Venice Blvd.) or listen to the secret language of plants translated to music at the Disability Community...

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Adding Mystery to History

THE WENDE MUSEUM’S JUSTIN JAMPOL LAUNCHES “LOST SECRETS” ON THE TRAVEL CHANNEL By Christina Campodonico Were Nazi leaders believers in astrology? Did espionage by former slaves help the North win the Civil War? Was the Space Race really an elaborate cover for weaponizing the cosmos? These are all questions that Wende Museum founder Justin Jampol seeks to answer in his new TV show “Lost Secrets,” which debuts on the Travel Channel at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday (Nov. 10). In the six-part series, Jampol (who has PhD in history from Oxford) travels the world to investigate historical mysteries spurred...

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