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Recalling Dan Tana’s barkeep Mike Gotovac, an L.A. legend …

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Legendary Dan Tana’s barkeep Mike Gotovac died aged 76 on May 15 following complications caused by Covid-19. He was among the many rich characters I encountered in my time in Los Angeles and I recall … Continue reading

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So long, Marko

  My friend Mark Schwed has died. The Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Corky’s bar at 11th and Broadway. Dan Tana’s, Stoli rocks. Poker nights, Marlboro Lights. Enough laughter for a lifetime. The best kind of newspaperman. The best kind of … Continue reading

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The fine eye of Joni Mitchell

By Ray Bennett When I lived in Los Angeles, Joni Mitchell was a regular at my watering hole of choice, Dan Tana’s restaurant on Santa Monica Boulevard. Tana’s is famously relaxed about the big names that dine there, but given … Continue reading

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