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  • Fairfax District: Coffee shops and hungry, hungry hip-hop

    June 18, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    Both Bludso’s Bar-&-Que on La Brea Avenue and The Golden State on Fairfax Avenue are a couple of the rare restaurants where men feel comfortable eating alone. It’s not that these solo male diners comprise the majority of the clientele, but they’re always there — a phenomenon seen...

  • Alumni celebrate Fairfax High’s rich legacy

    October 3, 2012 | 4:06 pm

    Fairfax High School, whose history reflects the changing Jewish demographics of the Fairfax District, has evolved over the decades as a diverse place of learning, mirroring Los Angeles’ racial tensions and triumphs in the process. 

    On Oct. 6, Friends of Fairfax celebrates the...

  • Fairfax Shops Feel the Squeeze

    By Bobbi Murray

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A venerable Jewish business in the Fairfax District has received a short-term stay of execution. Hatikvah Records, an internationally known vendor of both popular and rare Jewish music, will remain open at 436 N. Fairfax Ave. until mid-January, despite earlier reports that its...

  • A Bite Out

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Playwright Leon Martell was dining at Canter's when his thoughts drifted to Billy Gray, the Jewish comic whose name had graced a 1950s nightclub on Fairfax.

    Billy Gray's Band Box had been a sexy, Hollywood gangsterland kind of joint where stars like Lou Costello had schmoozed with...

  • Newsstand Wisdom

    By Bill Boyarsky

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    If you want to know what's going on, talk to the guy who runs the newsstand.

    That would be David Mallel, who owns the well-stocked newsstand at Fairfax and Oakwood avenues in the heart of the Fairfax District. He keeps attuned to the political feelings of his well-read clientele by...