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Mimosas on the Terrace



Something's happening downtown today. But a few of us recall this happening in Inglewood about 39 years ago, when ordinary people could still go to basketball games.

Challenger candidate Stephen Box has some unconventional endorsements. The latest round are from food truck associations. Box thinks food trucks are a unique part of LA culture. Bricks and mortar restaurants disagree. Councilman Tom LaBonge seems wishy-washy about the matter.

Councilman Jose Huizar flexed incumbency muscle and cut the ribbon on a bike corral in Highland Park, the City's first.

Arne Duncan joined the Mayor to wag their fingers at kids about teaching yesterday. Neither one of them has been a friend to teachers.

Armenian Power targeted Armenians in particular, says Ron Kaye in the Glendale News-Press.

Turkish delight: the new production of the pastiche Il Turco in Italia, a Rossini opera rarely performed in the US, debuted at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion last night, and it's as enchanting as opera buffa gets. It was another triumph for soprano Nino Machaidze as the sweetheart strumpet Fiorilla, and a chance for the locals to see Sir Thomas Allen comically limp through the Prosdocimo role. Beautiful art direction, simply bella; you won't regret this one.