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Is Jonathan Gold Eating All the Way Down Pico Blvd Again?
Jonathan Gold has been at the LA Times for half a decade now, mainly reviewing new, flashy restaurants as the primary part of the gig. But go back to the Goldster's earliest years as an aspiring food writer, and he was eating at small mom-and-pop, ...

One of the South's Most Famous Fried Chicken Specialists Is Coming to LA
There's no stopping the hot chicken train, it seems, as Southern favorite Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken is invading Los Angeles next. The Tennessee-born hot fried chicken spot has long been considered one of the best players in the genre, and per a ...

Oil Wells Are Stinking Up LA Yards
City officials are sealing off oil wells in the backyards of two private Echo Park residences. Both wells are on Firmin Street and are estimated to be more than 1,000 feet deep. According to the LA Times, the decades-old wells were originally part of ...

LA County supervisor races yield surprises and uncertainty
A political newcomer running for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors staged an election-night surprise, inching past several better-known and better-funded opponents and possibly securing a spot in the Nov. 8 runoff, according to ...

China will not build LA-to-Vegas rail line — US company calls the deal off
Nine months after announcing that China would help build a high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the private U.S. company behind the plan said late Wednesday that the deal was off. XpressWest said the decision to terminate the ...

Founder Jeffrey Coprich to Retire as LA Inner-City Choir Director
After more than two decades as director of the renowned L.A. Inner-City Mass Choir (LAICMC), founder Jeffrey Coprich is retiring. To salute his legacy, a retirement celebration will be held in conjunction with LAICMC's 26th Annual Concert on Saturday ...

Essential California: What happened to the Golden State's close primary?
Good morning. It is Thursday, June 9. A well-known West Hollywood vegan joint is now offering cannabis-infused cocktails. Cheers. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES. Path to victory. Leading up to Tuesday's primary, polls ...

Cher's Onetime Los Angeles Estate Asks $85 Million
A Los Angeles estate that counts Hollywood stars Cher and Eddie Murphy among its previous owners is going on the market for $85 million. The gated estate in the Beverly Hills Post Office area measures about 16 acres, according to listing agent Aaron ...

LA theater openings, June 12-19: 'Tom' and more
This week: A new drama inspired by a landmark anti-slavery tome. Plus, a Depression-era classic from Clifford Odets, and a new dark comedy about an Army colonel gone rogue in the Middle East. Donnybrook! Musical Theatre West offers a staged reading of ...

The Six Best Public Pools In Los Angeles
Summer is here! As the temperatures heat up, we're always looking for a nice place to cool off. L.A. certainly has its fair share of glitzy hotel pools, but we have also have an oft-overlooked wealth of city-run public pools where you can splash around ...

Design team led by Mia Lehrer picked for new downtown LA park
The park planned for the corner of 1st Street and Broadway, in the heart of the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center, has a design team. And a bigger budget. A group led by landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer & Associates has won a design competition ...

Weekend Planner: 20 Things To Do In Los Angeles
Here are 20 of our favorite events happening right here in L.A. this weekend. Think we missed something or you just want other options? Check out LAist's June Guide, too. FRIDAY, JUNE 10. BOYZ N THE HOOD 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (Film + ...

Video: Short Film Exposes The Dichotomy Of Class In LA
A short video juxtaposes a old-timey narrator extolling the virtues of a growing Los Angeles with scenes of poverty and abandonment found on Skid Row and other low-income areas of the city. "Do Not Enter" was made by three Cal State Los Angeles ...

Leonard Hill dies at 68; developer converted old downtown LA buildings into lofts
Leonard Hill, a producer of made-for-TV movies turned developer who gave new life to old buildings in downtown L.A.'s Arts District — and then produced a romantic comedy about the area — has died. Hill, who also donated $1.9 million for a new ...

Los Angeles college student found dead in back of car after celebrating birthday
A Los Angeles college basketball player who had been out with friends celebrating his birthday was found shot to death in the back of his car Thursday, authorities said. Chareda Carter, the victim's mother, identified the man to KTLA as 20-year-old ...

LA Drives: On a beer run with 'Community' man Joel McHale
Former "Community" and "The Soup" star Joel McHale likes his brew -- but not just any brew will do. It has to be Pliny the Elder. On a recent weekday morning we joined the actor for a beer run, covering half the city in search of the elusive Pliny, a ...

36 Hours in Los Angeles
Home to captivating art, deeply rooted ethnic communities and world-class food, the nation's second largest city is vivid, soulful and eclectic. Photo. The view of downtown from Echo Park. Credit Laure Joliet for The New York Times. No city in the ...

LA looks to amend city ordinance to allow transgender bathroom access at parks
In a show of support for transgender people, the Los Angeles City Council has introduced a motion aimed at amending an ordinance that would allow transgender people to use city park bathrooms that match their gender identity. Written by Councilman ...

Vegan Beer Fest Mania, Salazar's First Commercial, and More A.M. Intel
Healthy casual chain Lemonade is flush with cash all of a sudden, following an investment from LA-based equity firm Butterfly. The influx of cash should help the brand push further into the Bay Area, with a northern California expansion happening right ...

Boys & Girls Clubs of LA Harbor facing need for donors to keep programs going
As the number of needy children grows yearly, officials at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Harbor Area are looking for investors to increase their funding to keep their programs going without cutbacks, the executive director said Friday. Earlier this ...

Police chase stolen car driven erratically in Los Angeles
The California Highway Patrol pursued a stolen car through Los Angeles streets and freeways Friday evening. The Los Angeles Police Department began chasing the vehicle at about 9:45 p.m. The CHP later took over the pursuit. The suspect led officers ...

Refinery outages and delays in Torrance repairs cause higher LA gas prices
Los Angeles-area gasoline prices rose over the last week and could tick even higher as a result of unplanned refinery outages and delays in the Exxon Mobil Torrance refinery's return to full service, fuel experts said. Exxon Mobil has restored 50% to ...

College basketball player gunned down in Monterey Park left Chicago to escape violence
For Saieed Ivey, the towering palm trees and bright skies of Los Angeles made it an ideal place to pursue his dreams of playing in the NBA. His hometown of Chicago was in the grip of a wave of shootings, and Ivey's own family knew the heartache such ...

Essential California: A pitcher's most important save
Good morning. It is Saturday, June 11. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES. Life changing: Joey Carney had one goal: to play baseball in college. After years, his dream became a reality and he walked onto the team at the ...

How one of LA's highest-paying jobs went to the boss' son
For seasoned mariners, it was the job opportunity of a lifetime. A rare opening last year in the city of Los Angeles' small corps of port pilots, who guide cargo ships and oil tankers into the harbor in San Pedro, drew more than 50 applicants ...

Los Angeles Explorers Club burns calories while seeking out the city's sexy, seedy side
“I didn't know that,” I whispered to the guy standing next to me. I was born in L.A., went to school here and lived most of my adult life here. I thought I knew every inch of this place. But I didn't know that L.A. in the 1920s was a scandal-ridden oil ...

Jeremy Scott's Moschino Show Is a "Love Letter to Los Angeles"
As part of MADE L.A.'s two-day extravaganza, the designer showcases an eclectic collection that is inspired by "the 'It' boys and girls storming Melrose," he says. Moschino's creative director Jeremy Scott kicked off MADE L.A. — WME-IMG's two-day ...

5 reasons you probably shouldn't drive anywhere in LA this weekend
Traffic approaches LAX as people travel to Thanksgiving holiday destinations on November 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images. 107167 full. Share. Share via Email email; Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook. Need an excuse to ...

Metro Proposes Permanent Tax To Pay For Dozens Of New Transit Projects Across LA
Metro's widely publicized plan to "fix" the agonizing amount of time it takes us Angelenos to travel around our fair city by building lots of mass-transit projects paid for by a 1/2 cent sales tax increase has changed in an important way. Instead of ...

MADE L.A.: 7 Things We Learned About Sustainable Fashion and Beauty
The event showcases that fashionable ways to be eco-conscious can include everything from upcycling to yes, knowing where your skins came from (don't freak out, vegans). MADE kicked off its very first L.A. fashion series on Friday with creative ...


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