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May 19, 2012
When Evan Le Grande Wilson called on a local mariachi band for a gig last month, it wasn't because he loves the blast of the horns playing in unison. He needed models. Wilson had been tasked with painting a mural for Los Gringos Locos, a restaurant that recently relocated to 631 Foothill Avenue. He decided the mural should have a mariachi theme. “They kept saying, 'We play very well,'” Wilson recalled. “And I said, 'I don't care how well you play.'” After posing the musicians inside the restaurant and out in the sunlight, Wilson set about his work, incorporating a concept that has rattled around in his mind for awhile - depicting water coming toward the observer.
COMMUNITY
September 26, 2012
Ten Years Ago St. Francis High School on Sept. 29, 2002 dedicated its new 325-seat, 12,000-square-foot Performing Arts Center. Prior to its completion, the school used Lanterman Auditorium to stage its productions. Twenty Years Ago Conrads in Plaza de La Cañada (where Los Gringos Locos operates today) was closed to customers while a complete renovation was underway. It was reported that one of the improvements to the restaurant would be a new lounge area. Thirty Years Ago A 12-member team of amateur female tennis players from La Cañada Flintridge won the national championship in the U.S. Tennis Association's Michelob Light Tennis League play in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. The local team, led by its captain, Gari-Jo McCornock, represented the Pacific region.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 30, 2011
One La Cañada mainstay will replace another in 2012 when Los Gringos Locos, a family-friendly Mexican food restaurant, moves to where Conrad’s Family Restaurant, a 43-year La Cañada eatery, held residence at 631 Foothill Blvd. until it closed on May 22. Los Gringos Locos, a restaurant known for its fun atmosphere with weekly Margarita Monday and Taco Tuesday festivities, is making the move after spending the last 15 years at 464 Foothill Blvd. Construction at the new location in the Vons shopping plaza begins Sept.
NEWS
January 26, 2012
A Mexican food mainstay in La Cañada Flintridge, Los Gringos Locos, brought out supporters of their homemade guacamole today to help them move a few blocks into their new location in the Plaza de La Cañada.  About 50 supporters of the restaurant gathered at the old location, 464 Foothill at 4 p.m., and shortly thereafter, wearing sombreros and carrying bottles of salsa, followed Los Gringos Locos staff in a march up the boulevard to the...
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 12, 2011
Early risers and night owls alike who are looking for dining opportunities in La Cañada soon will have one more option, as Los Gringos Locos has received permission to extend its hours when the restaurant moves from its present location into the building formerly occupied by Conrad's. When Los Gringos Locos makes its move from the 400 block of Foothill into Plaza de La Cañada within the next couple of months, the restaurant will be permitted to keep its alcohol-service privileges as well as start new brunch hours at around 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and stay open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | December 25, 2013
Kate Hansen, a 21-year-old who recently qualified to participate in the 2014 winter Olympics celebrated her achievement in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday night. Hansen, a La Cañada High School graduate, was selected to be a member of the U.S. luge team . She gathered with friends, family, and supporters at Los Gringos Locos. She held a fundraising event at the restaurant, which her uncle Bent Hansen owns, in September. Joining the U.S. Olympic team is a bittersweet victory for Kate Hansen, who has been competing since she was a child and narrowly missed getting a spot on the team in 2010.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | September 5, 2013
Kate Hansen stood beside a table set up in Los Gringos Locos on Thursday night that showcased some of her most prized possessions: a pair of well-worn gloves with spiked fingertips, shoes that zip shut, a sled called a luge and Junior World Championship medals. Behind the table hung a photo of Hansen in a racing suit and beanie, posing in the snow. Hansen, 22, is a La Cañada High School graduate who began entering in luge competitions after being recruited more than a decade ago. A luge is a small, one- or two-person sled on which a racer rides face-up and feet-forward, but over which the racer has very little control beyond steering input applied by the racer's legs to the tips of the sled's runners.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | December 19, 2012
Diners looking for a nice sit-down meal in La Cañada Flintridge have a couple of options, but local entrepreneur Brady Caverly is betting that they are ready for one more. Caverly is in the final stages of launching Flintridge Proper, an upscale restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Los Gringos Locos on Foothill Boulevard. The La Cañada resident hopes to open by February. Caverly cleared a final procedural hurdle last week when the city Planning Commission voted 4 to 0 and approved his request to extend alcohol-sales hours, allowing Flintridge Proper to offer drinks as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
COMMUNITY
December 4, 2013
Ten Years Ago The theater arts department at St. Francis High School staged a production of a 20th century version of William Shakespeare's “Richard III” in its Degheri Performing Arts Center. Director Manny Eulalia said he was inspired to set the play in 1939, when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party was on the rise, as the period reflected the same patterns of war and destruction as found during the times depicted in Shakespeare's play.   Twenty Years Ago Conrad's Restaurant in Plaza de La Cañada received permission from the city to increase its facility by 618 square feet for construction of an outdoor patio dining area along Foothill Boulevard.
NEWS
By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | February 20, 2014
What fun it was for all of us last week to cheer on our own Olympian, luger Kate Hansen . Viewing parties were held at Los Gringos Locos, with Kate's uncle, Bent Hansen, holding court, entertaining the masses and welcoming media outlets scrambling for a local angle on the happenings at the Sochi Olympics. In the paper, we've pretty much documented the whole experience in the news and sports sections, as well as in columns. And we were very lucky to have an unofficial (and unexpected)
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March 10, 2014
Following a memorable Winter Olympics debut in Sochi, Russia, La Cañada Flintridge's Kate Hansen will be back in her hometown this week, making an appearance at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA on Tuesday before appearances at Los Gringos Locos Wednesday and Thursday. Hansen, who took 10 th place in the women's singles luge at the Olympics in February and became a social media darling in large part due to her pre-luge dancing that was part of her warm-up routine, will be on hand from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA.
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NEWS
By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | February 20, 2014
What fun it was for all of us last week to cheer on our own Olympian, luger Kate Hansen . Viewing parties were held at Los Gringos Locos, with Kate's uncle, Bent Hansen, holding court, entertaining the masses and welcoming media outlets scrambling for a local angle on the happenings at the Sochi Olympics. In the paper, we've pretty much documented the whole experience in the news and sports sections, as well as in columns. And we were very lucky to have an unofficial (and unexpected)
COMMUNITY
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | December 25, 2013
Kate Hansen, a 21-year-old who recently qualified to participate in the 2014 winter Olympics celebrated her achievement in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday night. Hansen, a La Cañada High School graduate, was selected to be a member of the U.S. luge team . She gathered with friends, family, and supporters at Los Gringos Locos. She held a fundraising event at the restaurant, which her uncle Bent Hansen owns, in September. Joining the U.S. Olympic team is a bittersweet victory for Kate Hansen, who has been competing since she was a child and narrowly missed getting a spot on the team in 2010.
COMMUNITY
December 4, 2013
Ten Years Ago The theater arts department at St. Francis High School staged a production of a 20th century version of William Shakespeare's “Richard III” in its Degheri Performing Arts Center. Director Manny Eulalia said he was inspired to set the play in 1939, when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party was on the rise, as the period reflected the same patterns of war and destruction as found during the times depicted in Shakespeare's play.   Twenty Years Ago Conrad's Restaurant in Plaza de La Cañada received permission from the city to increase its facility by 618 square feet for construction of an outdoor patio dining area along Foothill Boulevard.
NEWS
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | September 5, 2013
Kate Hansen stood beside a table set up in Los Gringos Locos on Thursday night that showcased some of her most prized possessions: a pair of well-worn gloves with spiked fingertips, shoes that zip shut, a sled called a luge and Junior World Championship medals. Behind the table hung a photo of Hansen in a racing suit and beanie, posing in the snow. Hansen, 22, is a La Cañada High School graduate who began entering in luge competitions after being recruited more than a decade ago. A luge is a small, one- or two-person sled on which a racer rides face-up and feet-forward, but over which the racer has very little control beyond steering input applied by the racer's legs to the tips of the sled's runners.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | December 19, 2012
Diners looking for a nice sit-down meal in La Cañada Flintridge have a couple of options, but local entrepreneur Brady Caverly is betting that they are ready for one more. Caverly is in the final stages of launching Flintridge Proper, an upscale restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Los Gringos Locos on Foothill Boulevard. The La Cañada resident hopes to open by February. Caverly cleared a final procedural hurdle last week when the city Planning Commission voted 4 to 0 and approved his request to extend alcohol-sales hours, allowing Flintridge Proper to offer drinks as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
COMMUNITY
September 26, 2012
Ten Years Ago St. Francis High School on Sept. 29, 2002 dedicated its new 325-seat, 12,000-square-foot Performing Arts Center. Prior to its completion, the school used Lanterman Auditorium to stage its productions. Twenty Years Ago Conrads in Plaza de La Cañada (where Los Gringos Locos operates today) was closed to customers while a complete renovation was underway. It was reported that one of the improvements to the restaurant would be a new lounge area. Thirty Years Ago A 12-member team of amateur female tennis players from La Cañada Flintridge won the national championship in the U.S. Tennis Association's Michelob Light Tennis League play in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. The local team, led by its captain, Gari-Jo McCornock, represented the Pacific region.
NEWS
May 19, 2012
When Evan Le Grande Wilson called on a local mariachi band for a gig last month, it wasn't because he loves the blast of the horns playing in unison. He needed models. Wilson had been tasked with painting a mural for Los Gringos Locos, a restaurant that recently relocated to 631 Foothill Avenue. He decided the mural should have a mariachi theme. “They kept saying, 'We play very well,'” Wilson recalled. “And I said, 'I don't care how well you play.'” After posing the musicians inside the restaurant and out in the sunlight, Wilson set about his work, incorporating a concept that has rattled around in his mind for awhile - depicting water coming toward the observer.
NEWS
January 26, 2012
A Mexican food mainstay in La Cañada Flintridge, Los Gringos Locos, brought out supporters of their homemade guacamole today to help them move a few blocks into their new location in the Plaza de La Cañada.  About 50 supporters of the restaurant gathered at the old location, 464 Foothill at 4 p.m., and shortly thereafter, wearing sombreros and carrying bottles of salsa, followed Los Gringos Locos staff in a march up the boulevard to the...
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 12, 2011
Early risers and night owls alike who are looking for dining opportunities in La Cañada soon will have one more option, as Los Gringos Locos has received permission to extend its hours when the restaurant moves from its present location into the building formerly occupied by Conrad's. When Los Gringos Locos makes its move from the 400 block of Foothill into Plaza de La Cañada within the next couple of months, the restaurant will be permitted to keep its alcohol-service privileges as well as start new brunch hours at around 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and stay open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
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