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  • Izek Shomof is driving the Downtown L.A. revival

    By Ayala Or-el

    April 4, 2016 | 11:22 am

    Walk along Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles with Izek Shomof and you’ll likely encounter a couple of passersby waving hello. That’s because the real estate developer has become a bit of a celebrity in the area, buying and rehabilitating a number of historic buildings in the...

  • Artists & Fleas scratches the itch for a crafts market without equal

    November 12, 2014 | 11:15 am

    Sometimes the apple might fall a considerable distance from the tree, but, in due time, it inches its way closer to its roots. Such is the case with Ronen Glimer, founder of Artists & Fleas craft and vintage market. “My father is an art dealer,” Glimer said. “I was talking to him...

  • Holocaust artworks live on at Downtown L.A. gallery

    By  Tom Tugend

    November 5, 2014 | 2:56 pm

    Bernard Zakheim’s agonizing and defiant Holocaust sculptures and paintings, many not seen for three decades, are now on display at the ARTpraisal Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.

    Frequently described as the Jewish Diego Rivera, Zakheim studied under the Mexican master muralist,...

  • Up our (Santee) Alley

    March 20, 2014 | 11:56 am

    From a retail fashion standpoint, many Los Angeles-area streets are paved with gold, from Rodeo Drive’s designer outposts to Robertson Boulevard’s trendy boutiques. But there’s no place quite like Santee Alley in downtown L.A.

    The “Alley” stretches from Olympic Boulevard to 12th...

  • The Parish

    February 6, 2013 | 11:23 am

    At The Parish, breakfast is served with a twist. A dainty lineup of four gourmet biscuit sandwiches arrives containing such unusual fillings as fried chicken and maple Dijon; trout and pickles; sage eggs and sausage; and bacon and avocado. 

    Proclaiming the array “beautiful,”...

  • Delijanis put historic theater district back in the spotlight

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 1, 2012 | 1:23 pm

    The classic Los Angeles Theater at Broadway and Sixth Street is not much to look at from the outside—situated alongside a host of busy retail shops, its sidewalk is lined with street vendors selling toys and trinkets. But upon entering the theater’s French Baroque-style lobby, with...

  • Remembering Ira Yellin

    August 1, 2012 | 12:52 pm

    Tradition holds that the greatest gifts affect the most people, often with the least attribution.

    Revelers who enjoy the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles, with its theaters and concert halls, bars, restaurants and thousands of new housing units, owe deep appreciation to Ira...

  • Q&A: Italian Fashion Group makes splash in Hollywood with custom suits

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 30, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    Shahrouz Stefano Kalepari is one of the Iranian Jewish owners of the L.A. based “Italian Fashion Group” that sells custom-made Italian men’s suits. The success of his family-owned business has resulted in Hollywood costume makers and designers turning to him for their suit...