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After Witnessing Cruelty Against Overweight Man, LA Group And Stars Offer To ...
After Witnessing Cruelty Against Overweight Man, LA Group And Stars Offer To ...

LA's officeholders will have extra time to tackle the tough issues
When voters passed Charter Amendments 1 and 2, moving Los Angeles' election dates to even-numbered years, they also gave city officials a gift: an extra 18 months in office. To align local contests with state and federal elections starting in 2020, the ...

Want to boost voter turnout? Start in homes and schools
To the editor: There are a variety of ways to try to increase voter turnout. Today's politicians can try to do what they can, but the real answer lies in preparing for the future. ("Changing election dates is the first step to engaging voters ...

Los Angeles protests in support of Selma marchers
After the March 7, 1965, beating of civil rights marchers in Selma, Ala., by state troopers, protests broke out across the United States. In Los Angeles, demonstrators gathered to demand federal intervention to protect the marchers in Alabama. Over the ...

Was 1965 the Most Revolutionary Year in Music?
Rather than being just another stuffy or vapid rehash of the culture behind '60s music, Andrew Grant Jackson's recently published book 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music features 25 delightfully bite-sized chapters that chronicle the 12 ...

Robert Durst, Susan Berman and an LA murder mystery
In 2000, crime author Susan Berman was found fatally shot in her Benedict Canyon home in Los Angeles. It was a puzzling murder mystery from the beginning but really began attracting attention when it became linked to Robert Durst, the scion to a New ...

Golden Mongolian Spotlights True Culinary Traditions (and Khorkhog) in L.A.
Forget what you know about Mongolian restaurants. The choose-your-own-ingredient places cooking stir-fry noodle dishes in oversized woks across L.A. are actually a Taiwanese invention. But with chef Ganbat Damba's Golden Mongolian Restaurant, ...

New Red Light Cameras Would Be Banned Under Proposed Law
A Southern California state legislator is just about as fed up with red light cameras as you are. The devices, often installed more for fund raising than for safety, are the object of drivers' ire. Critics say they often prompt folks to stop short ...

Essential California: Bill for teachers' health care, tech firms move downtown ...
Essential California: Bill for teachers' health care, tech firms move downtown ...

L.A.'s Best Club for Underground Music Is in Glendale
Complex is one of L.A.'s best kept secrets, inasmuch as a secret is possible in 2015. The Glendale-based club boasts one of the best sound systems in town and ambitious bookings across genres like Norwegian black metal, no-bullshit techno, EBM and ...

Feds Probe L.A. Area Refinery Blast That Sent Gas Prices Skyward
Observers for years have suspected that sometimes the facilities are taken out of the game so that big oil concerns can get a boost in price. In the case of the explosion at ExxonMobil's Torrance refinery Feb. 18, which the Auto Club of Southern ...

Downtown's NFL Stadium Dreams Are Dead
AEG, the corporation behind Staples Center and LA Live downtown, has abandoned its plans to build an adjacent NFL stadium. The company's vice chairman, Ted Fikre, said in a statement sent to L.A. Weekly today that "we are no longer in disussion with ...

LA council candidate tells police his private email was hacked
Los Angeles City Council candidate Tomas O'Grady said Monday that he has asked police to investigate the apparent hacking of his personal email account and a telephone call from someone threatening to expose private messages between him and his ...

Here's How L.A.'s Most Ridiculous Restaurant Designs Its Dishes
The menu planning process at the decadent restaurant, which this paper's critic described as offering "food in high costume, an experience that is theatrical above all else," doesn't follow any prescribed path, but instead bends to the inspirational ...

Jamie Jones Says L.A. Needs a Better Underground Dance Music Scene
It's noon, and a soft late morning light spills into Jamie Jones's impeccably white and impressively minimalist living room. Birds chirp in the background. Through floor-to-ceiling windows, there's a peak at a cloudy downtown, but Jones isn't seeing it ...

21 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week
Here are 20 of our favorite events happening in Los Angeles this week. We'll be back on Thursday with our Weekend Planner column to help you plan—what else?— the weekend ahead. And don't check out the March Guide for other events. MONDAY ...

LA Marathon's 'Legacy Runners' ready for another run to finish line
Walking on the San Clemente pier a week before running in her 67th marathon, Ann Tack McClure is difficult to distinguish from the throngs of Orange Coast sun-worshipers enjoying an early-March afternoon. Her brightly-colored attire hardly stands out ...

Gas Prices Are Finally Starting to Fall
It's not too often that the sun comes out and gas prices fall. Fair-weather driving often boosts demand for fuel, thus boosting prices. And, this time of year, California stations are switching over to more expensive summer blend gas. But after a ...

Baseball/softball: Monday scores
BASEBALL. VALLEY MISSION LEAGUE. Granada Hills Kennedy 11, Van Nuys 0. Sylmar 21, Panorama 0. TOURNAMENTS. CHINO. Norco 8, Beaumont 1. Jurupa Hills 5, Western Christian 1. Garey 10, Rubidoux 6. Lakeside 4, Arroyo Valley 2. Victor Valley ...

Here's Proof That L.A. Is One of the Worst-Run Cities in America
Our streets are crap, our sidewalks are cracked, and our rents are through the roof. Somebody might have noticed. The folks at personal-finance website WalletHub analyzed how efficiently 65 major U.S. cities spend taxpayers' money on education, police ...

Developer Wayne Ratkovich on revitalizing LA's historic buildings
One of the symbols on Los Angeles' official city seal is a stylized castle. Maybe it should appear with a wrecking ball hanging over it. Raze first, ask questions later has often been the drill with historic buildings. But the city, working with the ...

LA schools will start later in August but critics still unsatisfied
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved the district's academic calendar for the 2015-16 school year that pushes back the start date, but not enough to satisfy critics. lRelated Day after Labor Day launches school year for many · L.A ...

Veteran LA politicians take formal step toward 2016 supervisor race
Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas have filed paperwork to officially launch their campaigns in next year's Board of Supervisors elections, officials said Tuesday. lRelated Three take formal step to run ...

LA man convicted of producing child pornography in the Philippines
Their first meeting was on the phone: She was in the Philippines, he was in Los Angeles. lRelated. L.A. Now · Deputy L.A. city attorney arrested on multiple child porn charges. See all related. 8. She told him she was 13. He asked her to call him ...

It's the industrious little guy who keeps LA on its feet
Nothing about Los Angeles is more interesting than how people make it here. For sheer industriousness, creativity and hard work, it's the people at the margins, rather than in the mansions, who make up the lifeblood of the city. Take, for instance ...

The Best Classic Movies to See in L.A. This Week
Hugely controversial when it was released in theaters, despite not getting MPAA approval, Leslie Stevens' Private Property plays in UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater at 7:30. The Outer Limits creator's 1960 directorial debut was condemned by the National ...

5 Free Art Shows You Should See in L.A. This Week
A contorted alien is in a post-disaster zone, clear oil is dripping continuously from a ceiling in Hollywood and a cheese grater works beautifully as an art-making tool. 5. Going in a circle. When artist Tacita Dean and actor Stephen Dillane performed ...

L.A.'s Crazy Gas Market Means You Could Be Saving $8 Per Tank
California's dependence on in-state refineries that produce special, pricey fuel, a decrease in output as the result of refinery problems, and an annual switch to more expensive summer blend gas has made things worse in recent weeks. But ... L.A. is ...

Concept Los Angeles standouts include Jen Awad, Camelia Skikos
Los Angeles Fashion Week kicked off Saturday with a modest, five-presentation slate from Concept Los Angeles that showcased a couple of standout fall and winter 2015 collections -- and a new app that could potentially shake up the fashion photography ...

Los Angeles company Live Media Group helps bring concerts to the Web
Milwaukee's Summerfest music festival draws an audience of about 900,000 people a year. But now it's looking to expand its audience to people watching away from the crowds and on their couches. Summerfest has partnered with the Los Angeles company ...


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