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Can LA labor be smart again?
From the mid-1990s until a few weeks ago, Los Angeles was home to the nation's smartest and most consequential municipal labor movement. It was in Los Angeles that living wage ordinances and local hiring requirements for projects receiving public funds ...

Essential California: The fight for $15 an hour, unraveling an oil spill, a ...
Essential California: The fight for $15 an hour, unraveling an oil spill, a ...

Silver Lake Loses a Piece of its Heart, "Hey Now" Jimmy
Hey Now Jimmy was the coolest. He once did a wheelie on his bike down the quarter-mile final stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard up to his driveway on Sanborn Avenue, the street where he grew up in Silver Lake. "Stay away from the beard," Jimmy would ...

LA Council President Backs Off Union Exemption From $15 Minimum Wage
The New York Times Is Now OK With L.A.! Readers Weigh in With Stinging Comments. By Dennis Romero · See More... More Crime. Popular; Latest. Shocking Westside Shootings Were Gang-Related, Cops Say. By Dennis Romero · A 1986 Double Murder ...

LA theater openings, June 7-14: 'Waterfall' and more
This week: A new musical about the romance between a Thai student and a diplomat's American wife, a new one-man show about rock critic Lester Bangs, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival kicks into high gear. As You Like It Civil War-themed, folk ...

6 Great Things to Do in LA This Week For $8 or Less
Midway through its five-week survey of where contemporary American music is headed, the Next on Grand festival pauses to look back. Three decades ago, choreographer Lucinda Childs, composer John Adams and architect Frank Gehry teamed for ...

Pacific Palisades Traditional leads LA's top sales at $14.75 million
Several traditional-style homes around L.A.'s Westside, an oceanfront contemporary in Malibu and a recently built residence in Arcadia were among the most expensive residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week. $14.75 million ...

Art Laboe Talks About His Return to KDAY and LA's Airwaves
It's been a few months since "The Art Laboe Connection" was dropped during a programming shift that turned Hot 92 into Real 92.3, leaving Los Angeles radio listeners without the host's generation-spanning mix of love songs, upbeat jams and heartfelt ...

Made in America won't be returning to Los Angeles
In April 2014, Jay Z stood on the steps of City Hall — flanked by Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials — and announced he would bring the Budweiser Made In America to Los Angeles. It was an ambitious, controversial plan. The Labor Day weekend ...

Visionaries search for key to civic engagement in LA
The 3-year-old house owned by Jeanne and Anthony Pritzker, high on Angelo Drive in the upper reaches of Beverly Hills, is a vast and imposing neo-modern chateau, loosely Richard Meieresque in feel, that holds a notable collection of contemporary art ...

Essential California: Tar balls replace beach balls, the human training the horse
Good morning. It is Friday, June 5. Don't forget the wine and cheese: The Los Angeles Bread Festival will be held this weekend at the Grand Central Market. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: Sign up below to get Essential California ...

Friends Identify Man Hospitalized In Grave Condition After West LA Fire As ...
Friends Identify Man Hospitalized In Grave Condition After West LA Fire As ...

Man in Custody in Connection With Killings of His Wife, Infant Son in South LA ...
Man in Custody in Connection With Killings of His Wife, Infant Son in South LA ...

Rob Lowe, Gwen Stefani, Naomi Campbell help Eric Buterbaugh celebrate his ...
Rob Lowe, Gwen Stefani, Naomi Campbell help Eric Buterbaugh celebrate his ...

Be an insider with your own locker at LA bars and restaurants
People who call themselves serious imbibers are probably regulars somewhere. You walk in, the staff calls you by your first name and your drink of choice is already sitting at the bar waiting. In Los Angeles, as is the case with many food- and drink ...

Make in LA launches program in Chatsworth for hardware startups
Los Angeles' technology community is getting what's being billed as its only mentorship program for hardware-making startups. lRelated. Technology Now · Wearables device market grew 200% in first quarter, led by Fitbit. See all related. 8. GoPro enters ...

Culinary Road Trip: U.S. Regional Eats Visit LA
Nosh on New England-style lobster rolls and Chicago pizza at the Thrilliest pop-up event. By Alysia Gray Painter. View Comments ( 0 ). |. Email. |. Print. processing... NEWSLETTERS. Receive the latest the-scene updates in your inbox. Privacy Policy ...

Los Angeles Group Aims to Make the City 'World Class'
Los Angeles has a rather checkered history with the term “civic engagement.” Its disconnectedness seems to translate into low voter turnout for citywide elections or participation in cultural institutions. Hollywood, the industry, seems more apt to ...

Driver Convicted In Venice Boardwalk Crash That Killed Italian Honeymooner
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A driver has been convicted in the 2013 death of Italian honeymooner on the Venice boardwalk. The Associated Press reports that a guilty verdict for a charge of second-degree murder was handed down Friday for Nathan ...

AP source: LA chief, watchdog find police shooting justified
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles police chief and his department's independent watchdog have found that a fatal close-range shooting of a 25-year-old black man by officers last year was justified, a department source said. However, the findings by ...

Regrets linger like smoke after her sensible decision
When I was 15, I lived for a year in Iran with my grandmother. Some Friday afternoons, we would steal away from the chaos of Tehran and go to a traditional kebab house outside the city. Sitting on the restaurant's outdoor beds, I would let down my ...

Top real estate sales in LA
Several traditional-style homes around L.A.'s Westside, an oceanfront contemporary in Malibu and a recently built residence in Arcadia were among the most expensive residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week. $14.75 million ...

Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 highlights
Like many young twentysomethings, the Los Angeles Film Festival has experimented with its identity as it's grown up, often screening scrappy indies, serious-minded documentaries and splashy studio pictures side by side. lRelated Lily Tomlin finds ...

Hack for LA event to tackle drought, immigration issues
LOS ANGELES >> Hackers will join forces with civic leaders to search for innovative solutions to some of Los Angeles' challenges during a two-day hack-a-thon beginning today at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power headquarters. The sold-out ...

Record $500 Million Estate Being Built In Bel Air, CA
Talk about living in excess. A land developer is currently building one of the biggest homes in U.S. history on a Los Angeles hilltop. The asking price? $500 million. Nile Niami, who is a film producer and speculative residential developer, is ...

Get those dedications ready: Art Laboe is coming back to LA radio
Los Angeles' vintage baritone is back. Art Laboe, the soothing grandmaster of sentimental on-air dedications, returns to the L.A. airwaves Sunday after a four-month exile. KDAY-FM (93.5) has picked up Laboe's syndicated show and plans to broadcast it ...

Why throw money at defense when everything is falling down around us?
In 2012, the entrance to John Marshall High School in Los Feliz was closed to protect students from falling debris. The gothic tower above the entrance was crumbling, so a wooden platform was built atop a tunnel of scaffolding to catch falling brick ...

4 Injured After Truck Slams Into Tree With Beehive Near West Hollywood
HOLLYWOOD HILLS (CNS) - Four people were injured, three of them critically, when a catering truck slammed into a tree Saturday near the Sunset Strip and dislodged a beehive. A sheriff's deputy was then stung by bees, suffered an allergic reaction, and ...

2 crashes involving L.A. County firetrucks cause injuries in Malibu
MALIBU >> Two people were badly hurt in one of two separate crashes involving L.A. County firetrucks, within a quarter mile of each other and at almost the same time, on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu today. Two adults and two children were in a ...

At LA 'hackathon,' civic-minded coders aim to put city data to good use
Peeking over the tops of their laptop screens, Ray Salazar and Onjefu Efada tossed around ideas about how to help Angelenos better connect with their government. "They don't know who their representatives are," which makes it difficult for them to ...


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