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22 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week
LAist gets a lot of press releases, and we go through most of them to curate a list of our favorite events happening in L.A. Here are 22 events you should know about this week. Read on for all the details. MONDAY, AUG. 4. MUSIC: The Futures League ...

Teen Who Attended Hard Summer Festival Dies of Suspected Overdose
A 19-year-old woman who attended the two-day Hard Summer festival in Whittier Narrows over the weekend died this morning of a suspected drug overdose, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Fred Corral said. The death was recorded at 5:40 ...

Homeless man charged with killing boy's defender outside McDonald's
Watch: Homicide detectives were asking for the public's help in locating the person responsible for fatally attacking a man who came to the aid of a child at a fast food restaurant in Hollywood, police said. Watch: Homicide detectives were asking for ...

Live in a Sketchy LA Neighborhood? You're Way More Likely to Lose a Leg (MAP)
In one recent year 8,000 legs, feet and toes had to be amputated, doctors say, to save the lives of diabetic Californians. But if you live in Beverly Hills or Malibu, you were far less likely to be one of these folks, even if you have diabetes. If you ...

Sonny Rollins Fans Are Pissed
The New Yorker's Shouts and Murmurs column, which is satirical and runs every week in the magazine, is usually pretty funny. The online version? Not so much. Last week saw an entry called "Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words." But it was not written by ...

Los Angeles sees record drop in dog, cat euthanasia
This undated file photo shows a litter of kittens at the East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, Los Angeles Animal Services killed 12,680 canines and felines — nearly 4,400 fewer unwanted pets from the year ...

A case study in LA's crumbling infrastructure
@latstevelopezRT @lacbc: 86yo cyclist Louise Bianco profiled by @LATstevelopez, wants alley repaved so she can ride safely to OL path. http://t.co/QUUd57… Louise Bianco. Mel Melcon, Los Angeles Times. Louise Bianco, 86, rides her three-wheeled ...

5 Artsy Things to Do in LA This Week, Including Basketball-Themed Chess
An '80s icon has an intimate show, two artists double as rappers, and dancers try to make the Hammer home. 5. Tastefully kinky. Everything in the CB1 show curated by artist Tucker Neel is in questionable taste but tastefully made. Nancy Baker Cahill's ...

LAPD Chief Beck Responds To Controversy Involving His Children
(FOX 11 / CNS) Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck, who is seeking a second five-year term leading the department, lashed out today at critics who have leveled allegations against him involving his children -- both LAPD officers -- calling them ...

LA Times Reporters Continue Exodus as Newspaper Group Is Spun Off
Yesterday, the Tribune newspapers – including the Los Angeles Times – began life on their own, liberated from the Tribune Company (or, if you prefer, amputated) and "spun off" into their own company, Tribune Publishing, now listed on the New York Stock ...

LA woman suspected of abducting her children from legal guardian
Two children were reported missing Tuesday after their mother allegedly abducted them from their grandmother's home in Exposition Park, authorities said. The children were taken from the 1700 block of West 35th Place around 3 p.m. Monday, according to ...

LA's 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes For Real Estate Revealed
One of the reasons the cost of living is so high in Los Angeles is because there's a moneyed class of people that has helped to push housing out-of-reach for normal folks. While homes in communities from Venice to Silver Lake routinely fetch $1 million ...

LA Archetype: Audiobook Narrator
... ➻ “Page one is the hardest part. After 300 audiobooks, I'm always terrified to sit down and read page one. I don't know if I can do it.” ➻ Raudman, 51, moved to Los Angeles from Michigan in 1989 to pursue a career in acting. She spent 16 years as a ...

Serial stowaway makes way to Los Angeles via flight from San Jose
SAN JOSE -- A notorious 62-year-old stowaway who was arrested six times trying to sneak onto flights at SFO managed to fly from Mineta San Jose International Airport to Los Angeles without a ticket Monday, marking the second significant security breach ...

Improvised Shakespeare, Starring Thomas Middleditch of Silicon Valley, Comes ...
Improvised Shakespeare, Starring Thomas Middleditch of Silicon Valley, Comes ...

L.A. Brew at the Zoo, Taste of Ecuador and more food events in the Los Angeles ...
L.A. Brew at the Zoo, Taste of Ecuador and more food events in the Los Angeles ...

Los Angeles Sees 34% Decline in TV Drama Production since 2007
Los Angeles is in grave danger of losing even more TV drama series because of the limits of the state's production tax incentive program, a new report asserts. FilmL.A. disclosed Wednesday that Hollywood has seen a 34% decline in TV dramas shot in Los ...

LA porn permits fall but films keep being produced
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It has been known as the nation's porn capital for years, but if recent film-permit records are to be believed, fewer than three adult movies a month are being made in Los Angeles County this year. So where are those hundreds of ...

Riverside, Santa Ana and LA Among 20 Coolest Cities in America: Forbes
Riverside is the eighth coolest city in America according to a recently released list by Forbes. A 2014 list of the 20 coolest cities to live in was released Wednesday by Forbes, which teamed up with Sperling's BestPlaces, a website dedicated to ...

15 Instantly Recognizable Smells That Let You Know You're in LA
It's hard to argue that any one smell can be truly representative of Los Angeles. This city's simply too sprawling; we Angelenos and our tastebuds, far too diverse. But any number of aromas still have a way of instantly transporting us to various parts ...

Group Kicked Off a Lil Debbie Show Because of Tawdry Flyer
Opening acts at concerts usually pay their respects to the headliners. After all, the headliners tend to be the reason paying customers showed up in the first place. But not so with New York act Buckwheat Groats, who might generously be described as ...

Porn Industry Gives up on Legitimate Filming in LA
This is the world capital of adult video production. And the porn industry hasn't given up on L.A. just yet. But it has certainly abandoned attempting to film scenes legitimately in the county. Under a law approved by voters and enacted at the end of ...

LA groups form emergency relief fund to help immigrant children
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, shown at a June event, supports efforts to raise emergency funds for nonprofits assisting newly arrived unaccompanied minors from Central America. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, shown at a June event, supports efforts ...

Is LA Changing Its Car Culture?
Los Angeles's fabled car culture is deeply engrained in the foundations of the city. Although the cities sprawling freeways and blur of white and red break lights are undoubtedly an iconic feature of the city, the way transportation works around here ...

A Clown Tour of LA
"How many clowns does it take to screw in a light bulb? Five: One to screw it in and four to tell him he's not screwing it silly." To the audible groans coming from his tour group, Crimebo the Clown snarls, "What did you expect? I'm a chopped-liver ...

Riverside Is A Cooler City Than LA, According To Forbes
Well, this is unexpected: Forbes released their list of the top 20 coolest cities in America, and Riverside made it to number 8. And L.A.—well, we tied with San Jose in 16th place. Eight Golden State cities made the cut (including Santa Ana in 20th ...

Commissary, A High-Low Koreatown Country Club
With plenty of friends and family dinners, Commissary isn't exactly a secret anymore, but here now, the full photographic introduction to Roy Choi's latest achievement inside The Line Hotel. After a successful debut of POT, Pot Bar, and CaFe, this is ...

Weekend Planner: 23 Things To Do in Los Angeles
There's a pop-up street art gallery at the Hotel Sofitel on Friday night. (Image: Courtesy of Dot Dot Dot). LAist gets a lot of event announcements, and we comb through them all to bring you a curated list of what's happening in LA this weekend ...

Cars and Bikes: Why Can't Everyone Just Get Along?
Jen Klausner is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, a job she took on seven years ago when bicycle infrastructure wasn't a political buzzword. These days, she alternates between cycling, driving, and riding public ...

Santa Monica Influences Proposed “Party House” Regulation In LA
Los Angeles generally considers itself an influential civic leader in crafting policies that set the standard for similar laws to be emulated elsewhere. Sometimes, the influential policy making actually occurs a few miles to the west in Santa Monica ...


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