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Los Angeles News 12/2014 (Page 3)



LA fire spurs traffic chaos: 110 lanes open, hours of delays expected
The 110 Freeway northbound has been partially reopened after a massive fire early Monday morning. But it will still take traffic surrounding downtown L.A. hours to recover, officials said. “Just imagine that major artery -- which is about eight miles ...

LA fire: Damage to 110 Freeway estimated at $1.5 million, at least
The monster fire that consumed one of two buildings of an upscale downtown L.A. apartment development did at least $1.5 million in damage to the adjacent 110 Freeway, a Caltrans official said Monday. lRelated Huge L.A. blaze being investigated as a ...

A Historic LA Landmark Comes to Life in The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel (GO!)
Many people are familiar with the Harlem Renaissance, and possibly even the U Street Historic District in Washington D.C., but far fewer — even native Angelenos — know about Central Avenue: the artistic, intellectual, and cultural heart of African ...

LA fire: Homeless woman awaits return to temporary home
Maria Joya lives beneath a vine-covered freeway overpass in downtown Los Angeles. She's used to the rumble of traffic above her or the sound of drunk men stopping to urinate on the sidewalk near her makeshift bed. But in the dark of early Monday ...

Downtown LA Seafood Company Shut Down After Seven Years of Unsanitary ...
Downtown LA Seafood Company Shut Down After Seven Years of Unsanitary ...

Mayor Eric Garcetti's Earthquake Retrofit Plan: Is It Too Late to Save LA?
In a grim bid to catch up with San Francisco by retrofitting at-risk buildings to save lives during a Big One earthquake, Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced L.A.'s biggest public works project ever. Garcetti laid out a plan Monday to seek billions from ...

Greenbar Craft Distillery Infuses LA's Spirits With a Modern Style
Three days a week, at 10:30 a.m., Melkon Khosrovian, Litty Mathew and their entire production team at Greenbar Craft Distillery — Los Angeles' first distillery since Prohibition and creators of the largest line of organic spirits in the world ...

LA Unified to ban the purchase of chicken raised with antibiotics
Aiming to bolster student health, Los Angeles Unified and five other major urban school districts announced plans Tuesday to ban the purchase of chickens that have been raised with antibiotics. The action by the Urban School Food Alliance -- which ...

5 Artsy Things to Do in LA This Week, Including CIA Cover-Ups and a Car Wreck
Volunteers are writing overlooked histories into Wikipedia this week, while a group of artists in Hollywood is being intentionally opaque. 5. Heavy-hearted road trip. Artist Julie Shafer drove the same Laramie, Wyoming, path taken by the two men who ...

How The Bots Became LA's Most Celebrated Rock Duo
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. Follow him on twitter and also check out his archives.] Unless you're the scion of an oil-rich sultan, your 18th birthday probably wasn't as ...

Can LA Nightlife Institution A Club Called Rhonda Become an International Brand?
On a Friday night in late October, it's a scene outside downtown's Belasco Theater. Women wearing studded leather harnesses chatter about who is and is not on the list. Security guards organize the fashionable crowd into VIP and general-admission lines ...

Inherent Vice's LA Locations: The Ultimate Guide
Early in Paul Thomas Anderson's '70s private-eye movie Inherent Vice, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel of the same name, our gumshoe — or, rather, gumsandal — Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is pulled into a variety of cases pertaining ...

How "Superman of Renters" Daniel Bramzon Revolutionized LA's Eviction ...
How "Superman of Renters" Daniel Bramzon Revolutionized LA's Eviction ...

Uber Drivers Are More Dangerous Than Advertised, LA's DA Says
A Superior Court civil lawsuit alleges that the ride-share company misrepresents its driver background checks and thus violates California business and professions codes. The filing also claims that Uber illegally picks up and drops off passengers at ...

Whites Earn Twice as Much as Latinos in LA
Post-recession America has seen some pretty ugly divides between rich and poor, minorities and whites. Los Angeles just might be the epicenter of the disparities. It is, after all, a place where hungry immigrants come to make illicit, under-the-table ...

Welcome to Wuhan-Style Chinese Food. Here's Where to Get It in LA
If you're familiar with the San Gabriel Valley, you realize the great joys of experiencing authentic food from many Chinese provinces and cities. One of these regional cuisines is Wuhan-style food, which is well represented in the SGV. Wuhan is the ...

Dan Bilzerian Arrested in LA For Allegedly Trying to Make a Bomb
Dan Bilzerian, the professional gambler and full-time playboy, was arrested at LAX last night based on a criminal complaint out of the Las Vegas area that claims the 34-year-old tried to make a bomb. The complaint from the Clark County District ...

Da Vinci fire an 'unusual' blaze that erupted quickly, LA chief says
The 911 call came at 1:09 a.m. from a passerby: A downtown building was on fire. Firefighters at Station No. 3 quickly realized they weren't far from the scene, an apartment complex under construction near the intersection of the 101 and 110 freeways ...

2000 Holiday Gift Bags Destroyed In Downtown Apartment Fire
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Mayor Eric Garcetti's wife started an effort Wednesday to replace 2,000 gift bags intended for low-income seniors that were destroyed by Monday's big fire downtown. The gifts that were scheduled to be distributed this week ...

Sarah Nuno seeks fourth L.A. City title in all-Granada Hills girls tennis final
Sarah Nuno helped her sister Samantha become the first girls tennis player in L.A. City Section history to win four doubles championships last season. Now, the Granada Hills senior has an opportunity to capture her fourth title, including her third in ...

9 Things Ben Leventhal Wants You to Know About LA's Dining Scene
As the cofounder of food news site Eater, Ben Leventhal is a pro at navigating dining scenes from coast to coast. So it was only natural that his next venture was Resy, a restaurant app that helps you snag tables at top hotspots without the hassle ...

Koreatown Activist Grace Yoo Will Run to Unseat LA City Council President Herb ...
Koreatown Activist Grace Yoo Will Run to Unseat LA City Council President Herb ...

Here Are the Best LA Neighborhoods for Holiday Lights in 2014
Los Angeles is a place of NIMBYs—people who don't want you in their neighborhoods. Which is why we jump at any opportunity to encourage you to go into strange communities, explore, and enjoy your fine city. Lucky for us the kind folks at real estate ...

Strongest Storm in Years Will Slam LA Tonight
Tonight's "pineapple express" storm that's drawing moisture from the tropical Pacific could be the strongest rain event L.A. has seen in at least three years, experts say. The folks at private weather forecasting service AccuWeather are going a little ...

Great Streets, plan to remake LA roads, enters second phase
The remodeled pedestrian bridge over Gaffey Street was unveiled Wednesday, December 10, 2014, San Pedro, CA. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Joe Buscaino walk across the bridge after turning on the new blue LED lights. The lighting of the bridge ...

The Jews who lit up the oil business
From left: Breitburn Energy's Cardiff oil-well site and derrick resembles the signature tower at B'nai David-Judea Congregation, both in Pico-Robertson. Photos by Edmon J. Rodman. Chanukah's glow will soon be rekindled, and as we again tell the story ...

4 Festive and Free Things to Do in LA This Week
Celebrate the holidays with free events ranging from a Fiddler on the Roof celebration to a street art auction. See kids films that are better than what Hollywood puts out. Now in its 10th year, Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival is a ...

Gina Nahai's New Novel Uses a Murder Mystery to Explore Iranian LA
There are more than half a million Iranians living in L.A., which is why it is sometimes referred to as Tehrangeles. It's also why The Luminous Heart of Jonah S. should be required reading for anyone who thinks The Shahs of Sunset — that inexplicably ...

L.A.'s tech industry doesn't 'have to aspire to be' the next Silicon Valley
“A good tech strategy for any mayor is good urban planning,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the second annual L.A. Tech Summit this week. Annlee Ellingson: Staff Writer- L.A. Biz: Email | Twitter. Mayor Eric Garcetti didn't say why he was a ...

Weekend Planner: 24 Things To Do In Los Angeles
The 'Crazy 4 Cult' show returns to L.A. on Friday at Gallery1988 West. (Poster detail: Courtesy of Gallery1988). 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, ...


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