LA Community Tribute to Food Critic Jonathan Gold: Sunday, Aug. 26, Los Angeles City Hall Steps!

Celebrate the life of Jonathan Gold on Sunday, August 26 at Los Angeles City Hall Steps.




Hosted by Carolina Miranda (L.A. Times Staff Writer) with tributes from
Mark Gold (Jonathan’s brother and UCLA Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability),
Evan Kleiman (KCRW “Good Food”),
Laura Gabbert (Producer-Director “City of Gold”),
José Huizar (L.A. City Councilmember),
Michael Cimarusti (Chef and Co-Owner of Providence),
Bricia Lopez (Co-Proprietor at Guelaguetza),
Sang Yoon (Chef and Proprietor of Lukshon),
Carl Stone (Composer).


WHAT: Public tribute to the late L.A. Times food critic and ambassador of Angeleno culture, Jonathan Gold.
Admission is free.




WHEN: Sunday, August 26, 2018

5:30 p.m.: DJ set by KCRW’s Anthony Valadez and time to picnic or enjoy some of L.A.’s favorite food trucks.

6:30 p.m.: Family, friends, chefs and admirers of Mr. Gold share appreciations of his life and legacy

7:30 p.m.: Screening of favorite and never-before-seen moments from the documentary film “City of Gold”

8:05 p.m.: Event ends




WHERE: 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

The tribute will take place at the Spring Street steps of Los Angeles City Hall with space to gather on Spring between 1st and Temple Streets. Public transportation is encouraged.
Closest Metro stop is Red Line/Civic Center station.
Parking lots can be found here.

Los Angeles Times thanks:
— the City of Los Angeles,
–Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti,
–Office of Councilmember José Huizar,
–Office of County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis,
–Grand Park and The Music Center,
–JJ-LA for their partnership in presenting this public tribute to Jonathan Gold.
The community is encouraged to share their own tributes using #LAGold.


About Jonathan Gold, LA Times Restaurant Critic and Pulitzer Prize winner:

 Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic who richly chronicled the city’s vast culinary and cultural landscape, died on July 21 at the age of 57. As many have noted in recent days, Gold had a unique gift for making a sprawling metropolis feel like a community. On July 28, in honor of what would have been Gold’s 58th birthday, the community launched a special tribute with several buildings and landmarks around town displaying messages and lighting up with gold inspired by “the Belly of Los Angeles”.

The Los Angeles Times lit a tribute to Gold on its new building in El Segundo as the sun set on that Saturday. After sundown, landmarks including L.A. City Hall tower, the Wilshire Grand Center, The Broad, US Bank Tower, Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain in Grand Park, Natural History Museum, pylons at LAX and Pacific Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier were illuminated for the occasion. Additional venues and events, including The Wiltern, the Ford Theatres, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Chinatown Summer Nights and the Fairplex in Pomona  also displayed messages and projections in Gold’s honor. 

Gold died of pancreatic cancer  on July 21  after being diagnosed in early July. He and his wife, Times arts and entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa, have two children, 23-year-old Isabel and 15-year-old Leon. The Gold-Ochoa family asks that, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Gold’s life consider supporting any of these nonprofit organizationsL.A. Regional Food BankHirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer ResearchHeal the Bay or Al Otro Lado.

Friends of the Gold-Ochoa family have also created a GoFundMe campaign to assist them with immediate expenses.

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