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Hollywood Council Rejects Historic Villa Carlotta's Conversion to Hotel — 'It's the Canary in the Coal Mine'
The Hollywood United Neighborhood Council nixed a proposal Monday night to convert the Villa Carlotta — a city landmark in The Franklin Village — from rent-controlled apartments to a hotel. Hollywood, and the rest of Los Angeles, cannot stand to lose ...

What's hot in Japan right now? Los Angeles, circa 1976
What's hot on newsstands in Tokyo this month? Believe it or not, a 200-page Japanese magazine about life in Los Angeles — reprinted from 1976. Twenty-seven pages are devoted to life at UCLA during the Gerald Ford administration, including a campus ...

The Hammer biennial's breakout star? A 78-year-old retired gardener from Compton who once worked for Marlon Brando
When artist Kenzi Shiokava received a telephone call from a pair of curators organizing this year's “Made in L.A.” biennial at the Hammer Museum, he says he had little clue of the meteoric effect it would have on his life. “I'd never seen 'Made in L.A ...

Emo Night In LA Taps Into Music Industry Nostalgia
For the past year and a half, on the first Tuesday of every month a line gathers on Glendale Blvd in Los Angeles, sometimes as early as 5:30 pm. By the time doors open between 9 and 9:30 the line streams around the block, with fans waiting to scream ...

Pokémon Go Mania Is Changing the Way LA Restaurants Lure Customers
In case you haven't noticed just by scrolling through your social media feeds, Pokémon Go mania is here. And, as with all current trends, restaurants across Los Angeles have been quick to jump on board. For those unfamiliar with the hype, here's a ...

USC cornerback Isaiah Langley suspended for Alabama opener
USC cornerback Isaiah Langley has been suspended for the Trojans' season-opening game against Alabama, Coach Clay Helton confirmed Monday, after Langley was arrested on suspicion of three misdemeanor offenses in May. Langley was arrested on ...

The Home Where Walt Disney Founded His First Studio Is Set to be Demolished
New owners have requested a demolition permit for Walt Disney's first home in California. The well-preserved 1914 Craftsman bungalow at 4406 Kingswell Avenue in Los Feliz belonged to Walt's aunt Charlotte and uncle Robert Disney, who in July of 1923 ...

LA housing measure has an unexpected foe: tenant activists
When labor unions and community groups teamed up to back a November affordable housing ballot measure, their plans drew a predictable set of opponents. The ballot measure, called Build Better L.A., would impose new requirements for affordable ...

Walt Disney's First LA Home Might Be Demolished
Walt Disney famously started his world conquering film studio in a humble Los Feliz garage. It was 1923 and Disney had just moved to Los Angeles from Kansas City. He was staying with his uncle Robert and aunt Charlotte in a small two-bedroom bungalow ...

Los Angeles Sewage Spill Brings Closure of Some Beaches
About 5 miles of Southern California beaches remained closed Wednesday due to a massive sewage spill that flowed into the Los Angeles River. A buried pipe near downtown Los Angeles collapsed Monday, causing a blockage and a spill of 2.4 million ...

Weekend Vibes: Los Angeles' Ultimate Rooftop Experience
This wasn't your grandmother's bingo. But, then again, that was exactly the point. Boutique hotel chain Mama Shelter's newest and prime Hollywood location has become a haven for locals and visitors alike. On this particular Sunday, a bingo session by ...

The 10 Best Indie Bookstores In Los Angeles
What is a great city without great bookstores? Luckily, here in Los Angeles we don't have to wonder. Our city abounds with a wealth of places to browse and devour all kinds of books. We are particularly fond our town's indie bookstores, each which has ...

Los Angeles Rent Comparison: What $1300 Rents You in Los Angeles
See what $1,300 per month rents in LA neighborhoods, including East Hollywood, Sawtelle, and Sherman Oaks. By Bianca Barragan Jul 20, 2016, 4:08p. tweet · share · pin · Rec. Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a ...

As many as 700 Southwest Airlines flights canceled or delayed because of technical issues
Southwest Airlines passengers at Los Angeles International Airport, and nationwide, were experiencing delays Wednesday due to technical issues plaguing several systems. The issues led to the delay or cancellation of 600 to 700 flights, the airline said ...

Tests clean, but beaches stay closed after LA sewage spill
A sign is posted on a beach warning of the dangers of sewage contaminated water Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Long Beach, Calif. Beaches in Long Beach have been shut down after a sewage spill that began near downtown Los Angeles the day before, ...

Datebook: A show about the border, art inspired by LA, an exhibition with its own marijuana strain
An exhibition that marks a historical U.S.-Mexico border. Another that looks at the intersection of craft and fine art. And a gallery show that comes with its own rolling papers. Plus: A summer show inspired by L.A., elaborate cut-outs and a Tijuana ...

MAP: Pokemon Go Hot Spots Around Southern California
Pokemon Go has players walking and running around the country trying to catch the animated characters that have become part of a cultural phenomenon. Some public parks and spaces in Southern California are taking part in helping players catch Pikachu ...

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 want other options? Check out the July Guide, too. FRIDAY, JULY 22. THE BOY FRIEND (Film + Dress Up Party) Cinefamily presents a rare ...

Soylent CEO Could Face Criminal Charges for LA Hilltop 'Experiment'
Lincoln Heights and Montecito Heights residents have fought for years to preserve open space on the hill above their communities known as Flat Top. But, lately, visitors to the popular hiking spot have found that open space obstructed by a bright red ...

In LA, a Sleek Accessories Brand Opens a New Shop
The West Coast accessories brand Building Block opens a new store in Los Angeles's Chinatown this weekend. Credit Courtesy of Building Block. Building Block, the burgeoning West Coast indie accessories brand, opens a new store Saturday in downtown ...

Fight to protect Walt Disney's 1st home in Los Angeles' Los Feliz
Walt Disney's first home in L.A. is set to be demolished, but some are fighting to keep the history alive. (KABC). KABC. By Rob Hayes. Thursday, July 21, 2016 01:39PM. LOS FELIZ, LOS ANGELES (KABC) --. Walt Disney's first home in L.A. is set to be ...

'Heat Dome' stretches to Southern California, causing temperatures to soar over 100
If you're planning to stay in Southern California for the next week, there's no escaping the “heat dome.” Centered over the Midwest, the large dome has been bringing high humidity and intense heat to 21 states and the District of Columbia. Now, that ...

Chicas Rockeras: A rock camp for girls in southeast LA
The rock-n-roll camp for girls movement had its start in Portland, Oregon almost 15 years ago. These day camps have spread all over the world — there are more than 55 now — including one right here in downtown Los Angeles. But what about southeast ...

2.4 million gallon sewage spill was LA's worst in 15 years
Monday's pipeline break that spewed 2.4 million gallons of raw sewage — most spilling into the Los Angeles River — was the worst spill in the city in over 15 years. It's unclear how much of that sewage made it to the ocean, but four miles of beaches ...

Crime in Los Angeles Increases for Second Straight Year
For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Police Department is reporting an increase in overall crime at the year's midpoint, with the latest figures depicting a department still struggling to quell the rise after more than a decade of declines ...

An artist's imposing new monument at Echo Park Lake honors Angelenos killed in violent crimes
The area around Echo Park Lake is known for its iconic sites. There is the lake itself, its exuberant fountain and the Art Deco statue on the north end that's informally known as “The Lady of the Lake.” Now there is another: A monumental installation ...

Cockroaches, rodent droppings shut down these 6 Los Angeles restaurants
A closed sign and a health department notice are posted in the window behind caution tape at the now closed Jim's Burgers on the 4500-block of Rosemead Blvd. in Pico Rivera on Friday June 19, 2015. The restaurant had its permit suspended after failing ...

FBI returns Guatemala ancient Mayan artifacts that were in a private US collection
Seven ancient Mayan artifacts that were in the possession of a California collector were returned to Guatemala on Friday, decades after the hieroglyph carvings are believed to have been looted from the Central American country. The pre-Columbian ...

Backlash begins against proposed tax measures in Los Angeles
David Hernandez at his Valley Village home, Monday, July 18, 2016. Hernandez, a longtime Valley political consultant, has launched a "No New Taxes" campaign. The campaign comes as voters in November are asked to approve multiple ballot initiatives to ...

'The Filharmonic' celebrates their roots with return to Los Angeles
Filipino-American a capella group, The Filharmonic, is returning to their native Los Angeles on Sunday, July 24 to perform at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The six-man ensemble will appear as part of The Fil-Am Collective Music Show that ...


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