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Bouncers Bribed? Security Blamed For Tom Petty Concert Shut-Down
Last week Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers kicked off a six-night stint at the Fonda, giving fans a chance to see the perennial favorite in a much smaller venue than he usually plays. That is, unless you went on Saturday night, when the fire marshal ...

Politics and government
The certified final results of the May 21 election in Los Angeles raised the voter turnout to 23.34 percent of the registered voters in the city. Of the ballots cast, 45.07 percent were voted absentee or by mail. A grand total of 419,592 of people in ...

Palmdale Couple Charged With Child Beating Death Arraigned
(FOX 11 / CNS) Arraignment is scheduled today for a Palmdale couple charged with capital murder for beating the woman's 8-year-old son to death as she stood by. Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 29, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, 32, have been held without ...

Aftermath Of Tragedy: Why Does A Person Turn Violent? - Los Angeles Local ...
Aftermath Of Tragedy: Why Does A Person Turn Violent? - Los Angeles Local ...

The Bling Ring Guide to LA: A Google Map
Sofia Coppola's new film The Bling Ring, opening in L.A. this Friday, June 14, tells the story of five teen bandits who stole approximately $3 million worth of property from several celebrities' homes in 2008-09 -- all while making it look easy. While ...

Sorry, Echo Park: Highland Park Is LA's Greatest Neighborhood
It recently came to my attention that a fellow L.A. Weekly scribe published a piece heralding Echo Park as the greatest of L.A.'s many fine neighborhoods. While I have nothing against Echo Park personally, and have spent many an evening cruising its ...

Five Artsy Things to Do in LA This Week, From Batman to Burning Rituals
This week, one artist turns pop icons into haunting, dripping messes and another visits a burning volcano again and again. 5. Do architects believe in truth? "I've been told to tell you that the slides are out of focus intentionally," said architect ...

Santa Monica Gunman Was Mentally Evaluated
(FOX 11 / AP) Seven years before he went on a shooting rampage that killed five people, including his father and brother, John Zawahiri kept bomb-making materials at his house and threatened students and teachers at a school he attended for troubled ...

Paris Jackson suicide attempt: Details revealed through dispatch audio
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris attends a ceremony where the singer's shoes and gloves are used to make hand and foot imprints in cement in the courtyard of Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Phil ...

Bus Driver Killed in Downtown LA Collision With Tow Truck
A geyser shoots from a fire hydrant sheared off in the crash involving a tow vehicle and Metro bus in dowtnown Los Angeles. The tow vehicle left a hole in a 7-Eleven store at 5th Street and Broadway after the June 12, 2013 crash. Raw Video: Bus, Tow ...

More Layoffs Coming To LA County Courts
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A fresh round of layoff notices will be delivered on Friday to hundreds of Los Angeles County court employees. The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that over 500 County court positions will be eliminated due to budget ...

This "Club Tour" Across the US Costs $6600
The company is called Pilgrimage, and their two week U.S. package takes foreign raver wannabes from L.A. to Las Vegas to New York to Miami, where they will go to dance clubs, pool parties, and private mansions. They'll get VIP treatment, bottle service ...

Quote of the day
“Phil can be such a paranoid scrooge." — Tim Leiweke referring to his then-boss Philip Anschutz, in March 13, 2009, email to Randy Phillips, the chief executive of AEG Live. Politics and government. DA Jackie Lacey announced Tuesday that she has ...

Los Angeles to update city's zoning code
As one of his final efforts to streamline the development process in the city before leaving office, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Wednesday the start of a five-year effort to rewrite the city's 67-year-old zoning code. "We need to ...

11-Year-Old National Anthem Singer Sparks Racist Comments On Social Media
Standing front and center in front of thousands of cheering fans, 11-year-old singing sensation known as "El Charro de Oro" wowed fans with his rendition of the National Anthem at Game 3 of the NBA Finals. But some of those watching the game from the ...

Theater to See in LA This Week: Our Hollywood Fringe Preview
It's Fringe, Fringe and more Fringe festival coverage this week in new theater reviews (see below) and this week's theater feature. There will be a bit more Fringe coverage next week, but we'll also be turning out attention to some deserving ...

Family Politics: Father and Son CityThinkers Share Their Evolving Visions of LA
Is there a gene for civic mindedness? If so, it runs in the Soboroff family. Steve Soboroff is chairman of the Weingard Foundation, the former CEO of Playa Vista, and a one-time mayoral candidate who advised the California Science Center on its project ...

Community Groups To Protest Proposed Venice Beach Parking Ban
Critics say the motivation behind the proposed Overnight Parking District (OPD) stems from what officials described as a fast-growing homeless population in Venice Beach. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) ...

Operation Splash- Free Swim Lessons
Gayle Anderson continues her LOSE FIVE WITH FIVE activities in Los Angeles with OPERATION SPLASH, a program started by Kaiser Permanente Southern California. OPERATION SPLASH is a free program teaching children and adults in low income ...

Supreme Court Strikes Down 'Clean Trucks' Program At Port Of LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Supreme Court has overturned part of the anti-smog program at the Port of Los Angeles. The port tried to restrict the types of trucks that can haul goods in and out of its terminals. But justices voted unanimously Thursday to ...

Notes About Streetsblog: Sahra's Promotion, Streetsblog Summer Series, New ...
Notes About Streetsblog: Sahra's Promotion, Streetsblog Summer Series, New ...

'Glee' Star Darren Criss Drops $1.2 Million On An LA Bachelor Pad
Celebuzz has learned that the TV crooner splashed out a not-too-shabby $1.2 million for California digs in the hipster-cool L.A. neighborhood of Los Feliz. Built in 1950, the designer-inspired mid-century abode was all his as of November 2012 ...

Paul Silva: From Zoot Suit riots to Santa Monica shooting
I had planned to write a column this week about my father and the violence he experienced in the streets of Los Angeles 70 years ago as part of the so-called zoot suit riots. But first I have to tell you about the violence he witnessed just last week ...

Lighten Up with Lauren Sivan
Justice for Justin (Bieber), Re-locating Lindsay (Lohan) and My Little Ponies are no longer ponies. Lauren Sivan breaks down some of the day's lighter fair. Turns out we should have "Beliebed" Justin Bieber when he said he wasn't driving his Ferrari ...

Gregory J. Wilcox: Trial date set for homeowners group's lawsuit challenging ...
Gregory J. Wilcox: Trial date set for homeowners group's lawsuit challenging ...

Skyscrapers, billboards among most-lobbied issues at LA City Hall so far in 2013
LOS ANGELES - Hollywood skyscrapers, billboard advertising laws and a major development by an entertainment company were among the most-lobbied issues at City Hall during the first three months of the year, according to a report presented to the city ...

Antonio's Ultimate Block Party Bust
LA WATCHDOG - Last Friday, our All About Me Mayor hosted a $265,000 gala event on the steps of City Hall that featured Bill Clinton, Eric Garcetti, Stevie Wonder, Ryan Seacrest, Placido Domingo, Pepe Aguilar, and Wanda Sykes. Yet, despite all this star ...

LA 6/7/13: Four Men, Four Machines, and a Timeline of Shame
MAILANDER'S LA - That day, all eyes looked to the 5 p.m. start of CelebrateLA, an annual downtown event that this year celebrated the outgoing Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, as his dreamily messy term of office neared its ...

A Documentary About Music's Greatest Backup Singers, Bred in the Churches of ...
A Documentary About Music's Greatest Backup Singers, Bred in the Churches of ...

5 Historical Things to Do in LA This Week
Leave it to L.A. to make a history lesson sound like an amazing weekend. From a remembrance of Juneteenth to an exchange of war stories to a guide through the history of design, the City of Angels is full of opportunities to learn something new about ...


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