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Rodeo Drive Shut Down As 1000 Foodies Gather For Famed Dîner En Blanc
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Rodeo Drive was closed to traffic and freckled in white Wednesday evening as over 1,000 foodies gathered for Dîner en Blanc. The culinary spectacle, launched in Paris over 25 years ago, made L.A. its latest destination at ...

Crime alerts for Mar Vista and eight other LA neighborhoods
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in nine L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Five neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Mar Vista (A ...

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San Diego mayor Bob Filner is expected to resign as part of a lawsuit settlement deal — he was "seen Wednesday night loading boxes into an SUV parked outside City Hall...apparently after saying farewell to his staff and cleaning out his office." The ...

There's Still Time To Win A Trip To LA! Show Us The Scariest Thing In Your Closet
We know it's scary inside your closet, but there's swag and a trip to LA on the line here!You've still got time to snag a sweet trip to Los Angeles for two, or a load of cool swag from the new movie Insidious: Chapter 2 – including signed DVDs, $250 ...

Tour bus overturns along Calif. freeway; 52 hurt
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned along a Southern California freeway after sideswiping a car, injuring more than 50 people on board Thursday, authorities said. The driver made an "unsafe lane change" to the ...

Keep It (Really) Simple Stupid
NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS AND THE CIS ODYSSEY - Hopefully, most if not all L.A.'s neighborhood councils will be faced with what some might describe as a “first-class” problem. The one here in Los Feliz we recently contemplated, agendized and then ...

LA Media … Including the LA Times … Misses the Bigger Picture
PERSPECTIVE - You wouldn't know it from the Los Angeles Times' recent coverage, but the labor contract with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18 currently under consideration by city officials is a good deal for Department of ...

Move Over, Oprah: A Guide to LA's Public Book Clubs
Gettinger, an actress and writer, is also the director of the Spare Room Book Club, which takes place at the Spare Room bar in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The drinks are created specifically for the event by mixologist Naomi Schimek and inspired by ...

LA Now Live: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner expected to resign
Join us at 9 a.m when we talk with The Times' reporter Tony Perry about the latest in the San Diego Mayor Bob Filner saga. Filner is expected to resign Friday just eight months into his first term amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment. Filner ...

Friday short stack
DWP deal is a mixed win for Mayor Eric Garcetti, who dined with union boss Brian D'Arcy at the Edendale Grill in Silver Lake to shake on it. LAT, LA Weekly, DN, KPCC. ESPN pulled out of a joint investigation into football concussions with PBS Frontline ...

LA Food & Wine Festival: A Delicious Treat
It had all the elements of a classic LA night: gourmet food, "star chefs" and thumping music, in the shadow of the iconic Disney Concert Hall. Welcome to the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival! This was my first experience at the annual event. And it ...

Brian D'Arcy Is the Worst Political Strategist In Los Angeles
Brian D'Arcy is the worst political strategist in Los Angeles. D'Arcy is the head of IBEW Local 18, the once-formidable union that represents 90 percent of the employees at the L.A. Department of Water and Power. Those employees are taking it on the ...

Iconic Vision: John Parkinson and Angel City Press
Published by Angel City Press, "Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles" is the long-awaited book on the storied life and career of John Parkinson, architect of L.A. City Hall, the Memorial Coliseum, Bullocks Wilshire, and Union Station ...

Motorcycle-Riding Taiwanese Octogenarians In LA For 'Go Grandriders' Tour
MONTEREY PARK (CBSLA.com) — A band of motorcycle-riding Taiwanese octogenarians roared through Southern California on Friday. Ten of the seventeen original “grandriders” featured in the Taiwanese documentary film, “Go Grandriders”, road their ...

LA Parking Violations Bureau: Pesky Parking Tickets
Pretty much every driver out there has, at one time or another, returned to their car to find a parking ticket on their windshield. As one driver told us, "it's dread, absolute dread of course" when they see that ticket. Often times parking signs can ...

Budget For Battling Wildfires Nearly Spent As California Enters Height Of Fire ...
Budget For Battling Wildfires Nearly Spent As California Enters Height Of Fire ...

KCAL9 Cameras Roll As Suspect Who Allegedly Left Dog To Die In Stolen Car Is ...
KCAL9 Cameras Roll As Suspect Who Allegedly Left Dog To Die In Stolen Car Is ...

LA Fire Department Helps Fight Rim Fire Near Yosemite
The raging wildfire near Yosemite National Park has prompted the Los Angeles Fire Department to aid in the firefight as of Friday, the same day Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Francisco. The LAFD assigned a strike team of 23 ...

Tour Bus Made "Unsafe Lane Change," Clipped Car Before Crash
A preliminary investigation points to an unsafe lane change as the cause of Thursday's tour bus wreck on the 210 Freeway. It may take months before investigators piece together exactly what caused the wreck that injured more than 50 passengers and ...

Setting Times stories to music: From Rick James to Soup Dragons
After Elmore Leonard died this week, his 10 rules of good writing were passed around like a favorite memory at a wake. He called this his most important rule: “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.” The word “sounds” there is key, because Leonard ...

LA, conservationists reach agreement to repair Mono Lake damage
Ending decades of bitter disputes over fragile Mono Lake, Los Angeles and conservationists on Friday announced an agreement to heal the environmental damage caused by diverting the lake's eastern Sierra tributary streams into the city's World War II ...

Calif. service for Hannah Anderson's mom, brother
SANTEE, Calif. (AP) - Calling their deaths "an abomination," a priest memorialized a California mother and young son killed by a family friend who also abducted the woman's 16-year-old daughter. Saturday's service for Christina Anderson and 8-year-old ...

2 Killed In 2-Vehicle Hit-And-Run Collision In South LA
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two people were killed Saturday in a two-vehicle hit-and-run collision in South Los Angeles. The accident was reported about 1:45 a.m. at the intersection of Central and Gage avenues, according to authorities. One of the ...

LA Food & Wine Festival: It's just delicious!
That's what the third annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival has brought out at its many culinary events that are showcasing not only celebrity chefs but the most innovative food movements and trends of the dining world. “The Los Angeles Food and Wine ...

Man Killed, 3 Wounded In Antelope Valley Shooting
PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Sunday said one person was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting in the Antelope Valley. The shooting occurred in Palmdale at Avenue Q 6 and Lilac View Avenue, according to Deputy Aura ...

Crime alerts for Gramercy Park, Fairfax, 9 other LA neighborhoods
Crime reports were up significantly in the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Six neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Gramercy Park (A ...

FYF Festival in LA gets bigger and better
FYF Festival hasn't hit its teens yet, but the 10th annual festival showed that its grown up and is ready to join the big boys in the Southern California music festival scene. FYF Festival rocked the Los Angeles Historic Park over the weekend ...

Los Angeles Tanabata Festival Announces Award Winners for 2013
Award-winning kazari created by (from left): Fugetsu-Do employees (Families/Individuals); Tochigi Kenjinkai (Kenjinkai and People's Choice Award); Japanese Pioneer Center Photo Class (Nonprofit Organizations); Supervisor Gloria Molina (Government and ...

Realty Byte: Ryan Serhant Goes Inside Orlando Bloom's LA Bachelor Pad
Because every guy wants to be like the hunky actor (Miranda Kerr included) -- and that kind of luck is slim to none -- they're just going to have to settle for living under his roof. Yep, as luck would have it, one fortuitous new renter has the chance ...

Elderly Man Fatally Struck During Hit-And-Run In Reseda
RESEDA (CBSLA.com) — An elderly man was fatally struck Monday during a hit and run in Reseda. The incident took place just after 6 a.m. on White Oak Avenue near Valerio Street, according to the Los Angeles Police. “A vehicle traveling northbound on ...


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