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Strong support in Koreatown propels David Ryu to LA City Council victory
By a margin of 1,600 votes, David Ryu became the first Korean American elected to the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, thanks in part to strong support in and around Koreatown. lRelated Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board ...

Hotel Indigo coming to downtown LA's Metropolis
The flag of Hotel Indigo, a hip boutique brand operated by InterContinental Hotels Group, will fly over the 350-room hotel being built as part of the $1 billion Metropolis development in downtown Los Angeles. lRelated Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles ...

Los Angeles Parks Aren't Just Places for Gang Shootings, Apparently
Three people were shot at a Westside park last month. One of them died. And that's in one of L.A.'s better neighborhoods. Los Angeles parks sometimes have a lukewarm reputation. They're essential for apartment-dwelling families. But they can be ...

Where to Find Chayote, Pineapple Sage and Amaranth Greens in South LA
Beneath the shadow of the L.A. Coliseum sits a modest, three-quarter-acre plot of land improbably studded with chayote, pineapple sage, amaranth greens, allspice trees, spiky mizuna, medicinal herbs including gotu kola and a fine example of the ...

The Best Free LA Art Parties This Week
This week, a raunchy, longtime painter lets his prehistoric women warriors be fierce and affectionate at the same time, and a much younger Viennese artist gives her paintings long-winded, sassy titles. 5. Movable feast. Barbara Grossman's Breakfast ...

Norms restaurant designated as LA historic monument
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday backed a plan to designate a Norms restaurant famous for its zigzagging architectural lines a historic and cultural monument. The 12-to-0 vote marks an important step toward giving the 24-hour eatery on La ...

Judges block city's order to remove tenants from Hollywood high-rise
A three-judge panel has temporarily halted an order from Los Angeles building inspectors to remove the tenants from a 22-story apartment tower in Hollywood. lRelated Judge's ruling on Sunset/Gordon tower puts tenants in limbo · CITY HALL · Judge's ...

Koreatown celebrates election of David Ryu to LA City Council seat
The southeastern part of Councilman-elect David Ryu's district curves right around Koreatown, a community that is celebrating the Korean American's election Tuesday to the Los Angeles City Council. Unofficial results show Ryu won the precincts abutting ...

LA school board seat is a pivotal win for charter school movement
Supporters of charter schools won a groundbreaking election victory in Los Angeles this week, putting one of their leaders, for the first time, on the governing board of the nation's second-largest school system. The triumph of charter school co ...

LA needs better than minimum-wage jobs
The City Council's decision Tuesday to raise the minimum wage to $15 in Los Angeles was hailed as a major step toward easing the strain of poverty among the city's low-wage workers. And it may well be. The state's current minimum wage of $9 an hour ...

Where To Party in LA This Memorial Day Weekend
If the dreary skies the past couple weeks have kept you holed up, you're probably ready to get out and shine. Fortunately, the L.A. party scene is ready for you, weather be damned. Outdoors, indoors, day and night, there are some spectacular shindigs ...

Man Wanted For Burglarizing 2 Homes In LA
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Detectives Thursday sought the public's help to find a man who is wanted for burglarizing at least two homes in Westchester. Around 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were sent to check on an activated burglar alarm in a ...

Hey College Grads: If You Can't Pull $85K, LA Is Out of Your League
You have your cap and gown and, if you attended USC, you already have your degree in-hand. Now it's time to find a job. If you want to stay in Los Angeles without the support of mom and dad, you'll need to find a career that pays a whopping $85,697 a ...

LA theater openings, May 24-31: 'The Idiot Box' and more
This week: A TV-centric satire, a Lanford Wilson classic, and an ancient Greek tragedy reimagined. Enron The Production Company presents the L.A. premiere of Lucy Prebble's vaudeville-styled tragicomedy about the rise and fall of the Texas-based energy ...

$8.6-billion LA budget to fill 350000 potholes, trim 57000 trees
Los Angeles lawmakers unanimously voted Thursday for a nearly $8.6-billion budget plan that would boost funding for the Fire Department, tree trimming and street and alley cleanup while stashing more money in reserves. At a Thursday hearing, ...

Confession LA, an ultra exclusive cocktail lounge in the Pig 'n Whistle
There's a new lounge in town and it involves a confession booth, Hollywood nightlife royalty and an invite-only VIP area -- as in don't even think about trying to buy your way past the velvet rope. It's called Confession, and it's the newest nightlife ...

Moving and Shaking: Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, David Myers and ...
Moving and Shaking: Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, David Myers and ...

19 Best Things to Do in LA This Week
Take a look inside noir Los Angeles of the mid–20th century with LAPD '53, a collaboration between beloved crime novelist James Ellroy and Los Angeles Police Museum's Glynn Martin. The book features photos from the museum's archives combined with ...

Ryu's victory resonates in Koreatown and beyond
The Rodeo Galleria strip mall on Western Avenue is right at the edge of newly elected Councilman David Ryu's district. Half of it — a hair salon, a gift shop and a bank — falls in Council District 4, and the other half, with a noodle house and a ...

Essential California: Water rights at risk
Good morning. It is Friday, May 22. A sea lion who tried to get into a Newport Beach bar was turned over to the authorities after he was carded by a bartender. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: Sign up below to get Essential California ...

Los Angeles brewers to celebrate LA Beer Week with Unity
L.A. Beer Week's move from September to June isn't the only big change for the event this year. Its opening festival is moving from Chinatown to Exposition Park, and Unity -- the official brew of the celebration of craft-brewing culture -- is getting a ...

LA designers share refined furniture, accessories at NYCxDesign
In its third year, NYCxDesign, which held more than 300 events in New York City's five boroughs from May 8-19, boasted a strong Southern California presence. Some four dozen local designers and manufacturers exhibited at the 27th annual International ...

Memorial Day Weekend's Big DUI Crackdown Starts Tonight
You have your beer-guzzler helmet ready, and your board shorts from last year still fit. There's just one more thing you need to be fully prepared for summer's traditional opening holiday weekend: some damn sense. The California Highway Patrol is going ...

Teragram Ballroom adds to LA's music venue roster
The Mercury Lounge and the Bowery Ballroom have been key players in New York City's music scene since they opened in the '90s, and now both venues are about to get a new stepsibling in Los Angeles: the Teragram Ballroom. Vote: What's your favorite ...

Past and future spending hits LA taxpayers coming and going
The sidewalks of Los Angeles are crumbling, and city workers may soon be walking them with picket signs demanding pay hikes. The unions that represent 20,000 L.A. city workers have been locked in negotiations with city officials since their contracts ...

Low pay is but one problem in LA's business climate
To the editor: As a second-generation owner of a business that has operated in Los Angeles for more than 40 years, I support higher wages for my hardworking employees. However, we compete with several companies located in federal minimum wage ...

Chatsworth softball defeats Kennedy in a quarterfinals game in roundup
Azzie Anderson clubbed a tape-measure home run onto the solar panels on top of the Chatsworth parking lot beyond left field to rally the top-seeded Chancellors to a 3-2 victory over No. 9 Kennedy on Friday in the L.A. City Section quarterfinals ...

Date at his beach house has everything but her heart
I had one of those amazing sunset dinners a few weeks ago — with an orange and pink sky and waves hitting the rocks nearby — at Steven's beach house just north of Los Angeles. It should have been a perfect fourth date. We are both free, flexible ...

Tamale-shaped building at center of preservation dispute
Fernando Alarcon doesn't dwell too much on what it means to be the filling of a tamale. For four years, Alarcon has worked in a dental laboratory in East Los Angeles on Whittier Boulevard inside a giant green tamale squished between two buildings ...

Essential California: Farmers in a giving mood
Good morning. It is Saturday, May 23. Here are some stories you don't want to miss this weekend: Sign up below to get Essential California delivered daily. Delta farmers cut supply: State water officials accepted a proposal from farmers that they ...


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