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LA's decades of billboards: admired and reviled
"Anyone who cares for the unique character of individual cities must see that the proliferation of advertising signs is an essential part of the character of Los Angeles." lRelated Billboard firm to put up signs backing six L.A. council candidates ...

Campaign ads shine spotlight on LA's struggle to enforce sign laws
Outdoor advertising company Lamar went big last week in its bid to drum up publicity for Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, putting up 100 free billboards supporting his March 3 reelection campaign. The billboard blitz — carried out in Boyle ...

Man Reaches LA's Darkest Corners to Feed Homeless, Hungry
A man has made it his mission to reach the darkest corners of Los Angeles to feed the homeless and hungry. Angie Crouch reports for Life Connected for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (Published Monday, Jan 26, 2015). Updated at 12:07 ...

Blanket Saved Toddler Shot in His Crib, LA Deputies Say
A 3-year-old boy in his crib was probably spared a bullet to his body because he was wrapped up in a heavy blanket when gunfire broke out outside his Palmdale home, sheriff's officials said. Deputies said in a statement that a round that went through ...

LA Workers Don't Respond to Car Impaled by Tree Branch, Woman Says
A woman whose car was damaged by a fallen tree says the city of Los Angeles has done nothing to get the branches off her car. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (Published Monday, Jan 26, 2015). Updated at 7:30 ...

LA Urban Cowboys Train for the Mexican Rodeo Championship in a New Hulu ...
LA Urban Cowboys Train for the Mexican Rodeo Championship in a New Hulu ...

Golden State of Cocktails Starts Today. Here's 5 Events Not to Miss.
The second Golden State of Cocktails kicks off next week at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in Downtown, and the booze-centric festival includes three days of seminars, tastings and pairings, offering equal parts education and entertainment for both ...

Spandau Ballet Seduce at First LA Show in 30 Years
They didn't call it the era of excess for nothing. Sexy guys wearing fancy clothes in posh or exotic locales became a music video formula in the '80s, garnering hit records and legions of starry-eyed fans for the acts who it did best — most notably ...

LA Is One of America's Kinkiest Cities
Los Angeles is the epicenter of the porn industry, the home of the Playboy and Hustler empires, and the town where the most people think they're really, really good looking. However, L.A. is not the kinkiest city in America. The folks at kink.com's ...

New York has its blizzard, LA will have its own storms
While New York is inundated with snow, Los Angeles will have its winter storms. lRelated Cooler weather, light rain heading to Los Angeles area · L.A. Now · Cooler weather, light rain heading to Los Angeles area. See all related. 8. Mountainous areas ...

LA Council panel wants second look at Greek Theatre bidding process
Greek Theatre's longtime management company, Nederlander, will fight for the right to continue operating the Griffith Park venue at a City Council committee meeting, Monday, January 26, 2015. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker/L.A. Daily News). By Elizabeth ...

22 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week
Our art picks this week include Art Los Angeles Contemporary at the Barker Hanger, which opens Thursday. (Image: Danish collective SUPERFLEX). Here are 22 of our favorite events happening in Los Angeles this week. We'll be back on Thursday with our ...

Awesome Map of Most Expensive Colleges and Spread of Colleges Across US
The clever folks at eColleges keep churning out some of the more interesting maps that explain where, how much, how popular, and other burning questions about colleges in America, all of it instantly understandable to a little kid — a great marketing ...

LAPD statistics illustrate the 'nature of homicide in Los Angeles'
Sunday and Monday were the deadliest days of the week in Los Angeles in 2014. April saw the most killings; January and February the least. More people were killed with a firearm than any other weapon. lRelated LAPD updates website after sheriff's ...

The Springs Review: More Than a Vegan Restaurant, a Lifestyle Center
We have not yet reached Peak Vegan in Los Angeles, though we're getting awfully close. There is, of course, the positive-thinking and grain-bowl mecca Cafe Gratitude, now with two L.A. locations and one more on the way. There's an option for ...

Yes, Bands Should Be Judged by Their Festival Performances
Tell the Internet that you think a live act is overrated, like we did last week, and you're bound to get some passionate responses. Say that your assessment is based on a Coachella performance and people will really jump to the band's defense. "Of ...

LA panel rejects choice of Live Nation to run Greek Theatre
A key committee of Los Angeles lawmakers bucked a city commission and its staff Monday, rejecting their recommendation to hand over control of the Greek Theatre to a new operator. A key committee of Los Angeles lawmakers bucked a city commission and ...

Candidates vying for Tom LaBonge's seat try to break out of the pack
The campaign in an eclectic, recently redrawn City Council district that stretches from the Miracle Mile to Sherman Oaks is shaping up as Los Angeles' most unpredictable election this year. Fourteen candidates are vying to replace 4th District ...

US settles suit over misuse of West LA veterans campus
The federal government has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing the Department of Veterans Affairs of misusing its sprawling West Los Angeles health campus while veterans with brain injuries and mental impairment slept in the streets, people familiar ...

SoundCloud Rap Phenom KR Enjoys Confusing His Fans
[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.] Who is KR? It's the question embedded in the 19-year-old rapper's Twitter handle and ...

An Art Fair in a Wild West Town
This week's art picks include an art fair moving into an Agoura Hills movie set, and the lushly illustrated, frustrating book an artist wrote about being censored circa 1970 going on view downtown. 5. Call the repairman. The allure of Tom of Finland ...

Working Folks, Not the Rich, Fight Density Near USC's Expo Line
Like many homeowners in Los Angeles, Rocio Guerrero thinks there are too many people in her neighborhood. The housekeeper, 35, lives with her extended family on a three-residence lot on Walton Avenue. It's a flat, narrow block in the Exposition Park ...

In LA's Suburbs, a Mini-Empire of '80s Bars
Inside the Hully Gully in Downey on a recent Saturday night, the big 1980s pop hits don't do as well as the cult ones. There's a lot of love for Afrika Bambaataa's influential track "Planet Rock" and Gucci Crew II's Miami bass jam "Sally, That Girl ...

The 10 Best Barrel-Aged Beers in SoCal
Last year we told you about the annual release of Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout. The Chicago-based brewery is just one of dozens in that region adept at aging robust beers with deep flavors in whiskey barrels, to exceptional effect. But why ...

3 great places to find bacon-wrapped hot dogs in LA Legal ones, that is
Though most kids and baseball fans can make do with the old-fashioned hot dog, talk to people who frequent late-night concerts, make after-hours drunk food crawls or spend a lot of time at USC football games and you'll get rhapsodies on the bacon ...

Learn to Chop Like a Chef at These LA Knife Skills Classes
Even if you don't like to cook, pay attention. For some, "learning to cook" may be a now forgotten New Year's resolution. Others assume it is a hopeless cause and would prefer to never know the meaning of mire-poix, mise-en-place or chiffonade. But ...

Driver turns himself in after girl dies in hit-and-run
A 30-year-old man turned himself in to police Wednesday in connection with the hit-and-run death of a Los Angeles teenager, police said. lRelated. L.A. Now · Cold case closed: Man sent to prison for 1981 rape, killing. See all related. 8. Jesus ...

Hear a New Track From LA Techno King John Tejada's Latest Album (PREMIERE)
There's lightness to John Tejada's new album Signs Under Test, out Feb. 2 on Kompakt. Not that we're saying it's lightweight or substance-deficient or any of those corny rock-crit concerns. No, the L.A.-based veteran electronic musician's stuff is ...

The Most Expensive Los Angeles Neighborhoods For Car Insurance
We all know that living in a car-dependent city has its fair share of problems. Besides sitting in traffic for countless hours during our work commute, we can tack on high car insurance costs as well in Los Angeles. According to a new survey, the ...

Weekend Agenda: Three Art Fairs Take Over Los Angeles
Beginning Thursday, Los Angeles plays host to an increasingly important weekend on the global art-world calendar. Not one, but three art fairs will take place around the city over the course of four days, bringing in collectors, artists and galleries ...


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