Downtown breakfast…with goats.

You’ve heard of working for peanuts.  For the next week or so,  100 South Africa Boer goats will be working for weeds when they’re let loose on Angel’s Knoll: the steep, green park adjacent to Angel’s Flight and below California Plaza. In order to clear the hard-to-reach, Bunker Hill  slope, the Community Redevelopment Agency has…

Gangsta Wagner: Bring on the Valkyries, bring on the funk.

Double G and daKAH do the Ring. (Photo courtesy of Grand Performances) Go Go’ers, here’s an eve o’ Dad’s Day event for all the fathers in your life from your Pop Pop to your baby daddy. By the time Saturday’s Grand Performance rolls around, Wagner’s “The Ring” will have roiled through the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion…

John Fante Square/Free walking tour/King Eddy Saloon: Fante-stic Fete!

JOHN FANTE, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and chronicler of Old Downtown, will be honored on April 8th with a city square at 5th Street and Grand Avenue. H.L. Mencken mentored him.  Orson Welles collaborated with him. Charles Bukowski said of him, “Fante is my god.”  Robert Towne, who found John Fante’s novel Ask the Dust while researching…