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Is Gentrification Ruining Los Angeles, or Saving It? Pick a Side
Editor's note: What better topic than gentrification to split people in Los Angeles into distinct camps? Below, writers Art Tavana and Isaac Simpson passionately argue the point and counterpoint of L.A.'s gentrification boom. Just Say "Yes" to ...

LA theater openings, Feb. 1-8: 'Seussical the Musical' and more
3-D Theatricals enlists Cathy Rigby for "Seussical the Musical," veteran talk-show host Dick Cavett plays himself in "Hellman v. McCarthy," and "SNL's" Darrell Hammond debuts a one-man show. The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon ...

LA's fast-casual pizza shops: A look at 7 margherita pizzas
If there's an empty storefront in your neighborhood strip mall, chances are that a fast-casual pizza joint will be occupying it shortly — that is, if one hasn't already set up shop. In recent months, a parade of customizable pizza establishments has ...

Sundance: Eat Through LA With Pulitzer Winner Jonathan Gold
Halfway through Laura Gabbert's documentary City of Gold, a salute to Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize–winning food critic's brother Mark reveals a dark family secret: Gold grew up devouring iceberg lettuce and orange Jell-O. Every day, we eat. It's a ...

12 Things to do in L.A. This Weekend
More than 250 publishers set up shop at the Little Tokyo museum, flaunting everything from zines and glossy coffee-table books to vintage tomes and stories by indie authors. More information (January 30-February 1; Geffen Contemporary at MOCA). DANCE: ...

Five must-see booths at the LA Art Book Fair
Hundreds of art books, zines, catalogs, one-of-a-kind artist books and out-of-print rarities will be on view starting Thursday at the L.A. Art Book Fair, which promises to be the biggest edition of the fair since it launched in 2013. Last year's fair ...

Inmate Gives Speech to LA Business Group, and Everyone Freaks Out
Seems there was an unusually large police presence on 6th Street in downtown L.A. last night. While the LAPD was cagey about it at first, ultimately it emerged that they were escorting Rene "Boxer" Enriquez to a speaking engagement before a business ...

LA leaders vow to end homelessness among veterans this year
Declaring they had turned a corner in the fight against homelessness, city leaders on Thursday vowed that by the end of the year there would be no more veterans living on the streets of Los Angeles. Speaking in a former downtown flophouse, officials ...

119-Year-Old Diploma Reunited With Relatives Of Deceased Recipient
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 119-year-old diploma that was found in the basement of a Chino home was reunited Thursday with relatives of the deceased recipient. Julia Brown of Chino said she was recently cleaning out the basement of the home ...

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, as it has other options, too. We'll be back on ...

They click in the Twittersphere; what if they meet?
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 ...

14-Year-Old Girl Reported Missing In LA
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police sought the public's help Thursday in locating a 14-year-old girl who was last seen in Westchester. Lauren Jackson left her family's home, located in the 6700 block of 88th Street, around 5:30 p.m., according to the Los ...

Here Are LA's 10 Most Expensive Rental Neighborhoods
If you think rents are out of control in Los Angeles, you're probably right. A UCLA study last summer declared that L.A. was the "most unaffordable rental market" in the United States. While our rents aren't always the highest in the nation, especially ...

Filmmakers And Fans Mourn The Loss Of Los Angeles' Greatest Video Store
On Monday the cinephile community of Los Angeles was hit with devastating news: the Santa Monica video store Vidiots announced that they would close their doors in April after nearly 30 years of business at the corner of Pico and 3rd. Within months ...

2 of 3 candidates for LA school board seat don't show up for debate
Absenteeism was a big problem Wednesday night at a forum for Los Angeles Unified school board candidates. It wasn't parents, students or concerned citizens who played hooky. It was two out of the three candidates. That's right. About 200 people ...

LA officials pledge to help raise funds for immigration relief efforts
Los Angeles leaders said Friday they hope to raise $10 million to help immigrants in the country illegally apply for President Obama's deferred action programs, which would offer some protection from deportation. Mayor Eric Garcetti said it's important ...

For L.A. homeless veterans, promises must be kept
The agreement to provide homes and services to military veterans on the VA medical campus in West Los Angeles is an eye-opener for Southern Californians who think of homelessness as an unsolvable problem. It has the potential to relatively quickly get ...

Multiple NFL teams expressing interest in a move to LA
Lansner: Why wouldn't you want a Super Bowl commercial? Why those $4.5 million ads may not add up · Montage Laguna Beach sells for $360 million · Many Super Bowl ads jump the gun · From Beyonce to the Boss: We rank the 10 best Super Bowl halftime ...

A controversial ex-gang member, the 1% and justice in the jails
Welcome to the Essential California newsletter. I'm Shelby Grad, California editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here's my look at the some of the best reporting on California -- from The Times as well as other news sources. Sign up below to get Essential ...

Basketball: Friday scores
Boys Basketball. ACADEMY LEAGUE. Crean Lutheran 57, Brethren Christian 38. Oxford Academy 65, Downey Calvary Chapel 48. St. Margaret's 47, Whitney 32. CANYON LEAGUE. Camarillo 66, Simi Valley 61 (OT). Oak Park 56, Royal 36. CRESTVIEW ...

Photographer Anthony Samaniego aims to snap perfect Los Angeles shot
Photographer Anthony Samaniego is on a quest to capture the perfect cityscape of Los Angeles — and he's nowhere close, he says, to achieving his mission. The relentless journey, however, has become an end unto itself, spawning dozens of images over ...

LA's All-Female Mosque May Be First in the US
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A downtown Los Angeles mosque that forbids men from attending may be the first of its kind in the United States. The Los Angeles Times reports that more than 100 women gathered Friday at the interfaith Pico-Union Project for the ...

NFL team in LA would have to win over fans with widespread loyalties
In the two decades since the NFL packed up and moved out, Los Angeles has become a unique sort of football city. No single team has filled the void left by the Rams and Raiders. Instead, fans have learned to pick and choose their favorites from around ...

Candidates in 4th Council District tap into ire over development
Anger over how Los Angeles is permitting development — from vast shopping centers to the McMansion next door — is all but constant on the campaign trail as more than a dozen candidates compete to represent the 4th City Council District, a grab bag of ...


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