LA Honors Jonathan Gold this Saturday

A tribute to the late Pulitzer Prize winning Los Angeles Time food critic Jonathan Gold, will start at the new El Segundo at the LA Times building this Saturday, July 28 at sunset.

Gold sadly passed away on July 21 at the age of 57 from pancreatic cancer. He would have turned 58 years old this Saturday night. In his honor, a team of Los Angelenos are going to “turn the city gold.”

The Los Angeles Times will light a tribute to Gold on its new building in El Segundo. After the sun goes down, other Los Angeles 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 will also be illuminated for the occasion.

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Photo by Goro Toshima

Messages will be projected in Gold’s honor at The Wiltern, the Ford Theatres, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Chinatown Summer Nights and the Fairplex in Pomona.

Gold’s surviving wife, LA Times arts and entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa stated that, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Gold’s life, would consider supporting the following nonprofit organizations: L.A. Regional Food Bank, Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Heal the Bay or Al Otro Lado.

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

The Los Angeles Times thanks the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Offices of L.A. County Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Sheila Kuehl, KCRW, Central City Association, Grand Park and The Music Center, Live Nation, Los Angeles Chinatown BID, Los Angeles World Airports, OUE Ltd., Pacific Park and all of the participating organizations for this special tribute to the city’s beloved food critic, Jonathan Gold. The community is encouraged to share photos of the tribute using #LAGold.

My review of Jonathan Gold is featured on my blog – Dine and Travel – Click on this link City of Gold.

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