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Gay Black Man Knocked Out in West Hollywood Hate Crime
A gay African American man walking in the dark of early morning this week was confronted by three Latino men in an SUV who yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him, according to a statement from the L.A. Sheriff's Department. One of the suspects got ...

How to Steal $5 Million From Bank of America Without Using a Gun
Federal prosecutors won a major court victory against Israeli organized crime last fall, when they convicted Moshe Matsri of money laundering and drug trafficking. Also known as Moshe "the Religious," Matsri ruled L.A.'s Israeli underworld through ...

Cooks Don't Call In Sick. But They Might Start
It's cold and flu season, and everyone's doing their best to avoid getting the bug — especially the cooks at your favorite restaurant. Of course no one wants to get sick (and we doubly wash our hands and binge on vitamin C to avoid it), but many ...

How the Beatles Saved the Gay Inmates of LA Men's Central Jail
The Beatles are revered for many things music, but they also inspired a series of events that established the unique gay wing at L.A. County Men's Central Jail. In an L.A. Weekly exclusive last November, we reported that the gay and transgender inmates ...

Your Favorite Movies Were Filmed at These LA Restaurants and Bars
In a city with thousands of restaurants and bars, it can be a daunting task for film or television production to find the perfect location for an eating or drinking scene. Does the film take place in modern-day or 1950s Los Angeles? Does the script ...

Famous LA Restaurants and Bars in Movies and TV Shows
In Boogie Nights, Buck, played by Don Cheadle, ends up in the middle of a nighttime robbery and shootout at Miss Donuts. Production designer Bob Ziembicki recalls, “It was a problematic location, which was almost at a risk of losing, because [the owner ...

Mar Vista Makes Venice Boulevard a Worthy Food Stop
Venice Boulevard, one of L.A.'s main arteries, has never gotten a lot of love. Always the means, never a destination, Venice is like the perennial bridesmaid, never blessed with a trip to the altar. But in the neighborhood of Mar Vista, on Venice ...

Tom Steyer Is Not Running for Senate
Tom Steyer, the hedge fund billionaire who flirted with a run for U.S. Senate, announced on the Huffington Post today that he will not be a candidate. Burying the lead beneath several paragraphs about the American Dream, the pursuit of happiness, and ...

Airbnb Is Infuriating the Neighbors. Is It Time for New Rules?
You're one of six college friends in, say, New York or even Nepal, and you want to visit Hollywood for a weekend. You can book a hotel for $75 to $350 a night, or you can seek an apartment or room in somebody's home via Roomorama, VRBO or the ...

Activist LA priest follows religion of acceptance
Armed with a bottle of water and a baseball cap, Father Richard Estrada made his way slowly to the border in the scorching heat. After a half-hour of hiking up a steep dirt trail, he reached the massive steel fence and bowed his head to pray for the ...

Weekend Planner: 21 Things To Do In Los Angeles
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, including these 21 events. Don't forget to check the January Guide, too, as it has other options. We'll be back on ...

Third Music Industry Reunion Planned For Los Angeles
By popular demand, a third “Music Industry Reunion” has been set by its organizers to take place in LOS ANGELES, following the recent successes of its first two installments in L.A. (4/23/14) and NEW YORK (10/15/14). The informal event is open to all ...

Angelenos Are Some of the Least Healthy Bastards in America
Southern California has earned its reputation as a fitness-crazed region that has helped to spark workout religions that have swept the world. But not all is as it seems. While Hollywood projects an image of the Angeleno as beach jogger, gym ...

Here Are the Most Expensive LA Homes of the Year
Los Angeles is in the midst of a historic housing crises, with home prices and rents far outpacing what the average Angeleno earns. The high end of the market really demonstrates just how ridiculously expensive living in this town can be. One L.A ...

On Its Fifth Anniversary, Here's What's Defining the LA Beer Scene
For craft beer fans in Los Angeles, 2010 was the year it all changed. It's when the county went from having one production brewery to four, when local beer drinkers began to swap their watery lagers for the unapologetic glory of more flavorful brews ...

LA city attorney targets alleged talent scam
A four-count criminal complaint has been filed by the Los Angeles city attorney's office against talent manager Debra Baum, alleging that she violated the Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act by charging clients more than $100,000 in up-front fees ...

Celebrate Australia Day in LA With Pies, Lamingtons, Fairy Bread and a Flat White
Australians are everywhere in L.A. these days. And while it seems like they're opening restaurants on every corner and taking every other role in the movies (and plenty on TV too), January 26 will be a day when they'll definitely be feeling homesick ...

7 Great Free Things to Do in LA This Week
While representation of LGBTQIA characters is growing in the pop culture world, there is still a lot of work to be done. Other than a few standouts — Golden Globe winner Transparent, Orange Is the New Black and MTV's Faking It among them — media is ...

A Strange New Musical Is Happening in a Lincoln Heights Church This Weekend
Eight people are sitting in a circle near the doorway of Church of the Epiphany's original sanctuary, a room that gets fantastic daylight. A few East L.A. City College professors will show up later today to tutor high school kids in this space. The ...

Music Manager Busted As L.A. Cracks Down On Talent Scams
The LA City Attorney's office is cracking down on talent scams that charge upfront fees to aspiring performers. At a press conference this morning, City Attorney Mike Feuer said that music industry veteran Debra Baum has been charged with four counts ...

Group Meets With DA To Seek Prosecution Of Officers Who Killed Ezell Ford
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Members of the group “Black Lives Matter” met with Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey on Friday to seek prosecution of two police officers who shot and killed Ezell Ford in August. After speaking with Lacey at ...

In the Tinder era, love is a game of 'Thrones'
L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission ...

Basketball: Friday scores
Boys Basketball. ACADEMY LEAGUE. Crean Lutheran 51, St. Margaret's 48. Sage Hill 62, Oxford Academy 45. BAY LEAGUE. Inglewood 50, Peninsula 38. Morningside 64, Mira Costa 59. Redondo 68, Palos Verdes 37. CANYON LEAGUE. Oak Park 67 ...

LA council candidate questioned about wife's work as labor attorney
A Los Angeles City Council candidate who is married to a labor attorney is facing questions about whether he would have to pull himself away from council decisions involving her union clients if elected. Former state lawmaker Wally Knox is among more ...

What to Do in Los Angeles This Month: 4 Retrospectives and Revivals for Film ...
What to Do in Los Angeles This Month: 4 Retrospectives and Revivals for Film ...

LA panel was split over which minimum-wage analyst offered best bid
A panel tasked with choosing outside analysts to conduct a key review of two proposals to raise Los Angeles' minimum wage split over which firm had the best bid, according to newly released city documents. Officials released the records after a flurry ...

Mayor Garcetti seeks to cut civilian injury-leave pay about 25%
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is seeking roughly a 25% cut in the pay that city civilian workers receive while on injury leave, an unusually generous benefit that critics say has contributed to increasing taxpayer costs. In an interview, Garcetti ...

2 Killed After Car Flies 75 Feet Over Side of 118 Freeway in Chatsworth
Two people died on Jan. 25, 2015, after their car plunged off of the 118 Freeway in Chatsworth. (Credit: KTLA). ×. 2 Killed After Car Flies 75 Feet Over Side of 118 Freeway in Chatsworth. Two people died on Jan. 25, 2015, after their car plunged off of ...

Santa Ana Winds Knock Out Power To Thousands Across Southland
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said Saturday's outages affected more than 54,000 customers — mostly in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Spokeswoman Terry Schneider said crews worked through the night to restore power, ...

Boy shot by Los Angeles deputies treated for graze wound
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Sheriff's detectives are investigating the shooting by deputies of a 16-year-old boy who allegedly pointed a gun at them. The Sheriff's Department says the teen was grazed Saturday night after officers attempted to stop ...


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