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Take a power breakfast at Pacific Dining Car in downtown LA
Why: Since 1921, this quirky downtown restaurant has been a gathering place for L.A. power brokers and carnivores. What: Most restaurants made out of replica train cars are diner-type joints. But the Pacific Dining Car aims higher. Steaks are a ...

First Congregational Church of LA to celebrate 150-year history
The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles is reflected in the windows of the Los Angeles Superior Court on 6th Street and Commonwealth in Los Angeles in this file photo. File photo. By City News Service. Posted: 06/04/17, 8:31 AM PDT | Updated: 34 ...

Suicidal Tendencies to play free LA show after mural unveiling in Arts District
LOS ANGELES >> The rock band Suicidal Tendencies will play a free show Sunday in the Arts District following the unveiling of a mural of its lead singer, Mike Muir. The mural is at 585 S. Sante Fe Ave. and was painted by Robert Vargas, a muralist whose ...

A Star Is Born: Angelina Jolie turns 42 today
The best thing about my time [on 'Tomb Raider'] has been that I'm now able to look at the world differently. I've realized Hollywood is such a tiny place, and there are things in the rest of the world that are much more important. You're in somewhere ...

Downtown LA parking lot seeking $100 million
In the market for a parking lot? Here's one conveniently located in the heart of Downtown LA's historic core asking a meager $100 million. For years, the one-acre lot, located at 601 South Main Street, has been owned by a limited liability corporation ...

LA Observed Notes: Dishonest President the book, election day again, Megyn and Vlad
sfvmap-1923-small.jpg One of our favorite maps at LA Observed: a 1923 view of the San Fernando Valley. It's after annexation and before some towns and streets changed to their current names. Click to see it bigger. Our occasional roundup of news and ...

Essential California: Double threat to L.A.'s future: housing crisis and ...
Essential California: Double threat to L.A.'s future: housing crisis and ...

Los Angeles CEO is accused of asking alleged drug dealer to kill former business associate
Homeland Security investigators in New Orleans were listening to phone calls made by a suspected Los Angeles drug dealer last year when they heard a disturbing snippet of a conversation, according to court documents. Their target, who they believed to ...

Modern architecture makes itself at home in Mar Vista
Hidden behind a front gate and hedges, this Mar Vista contemporary retains a new-kid-on-the-block look with its modern architecture. For the entertainer at heart, there's restaurant-quality barbecue equipment and a media projector. The backyard has ...

Step up to the Biltmore's bar in downtown LA and remember the Black Dahlia
Why: Los Angeles' downtown Biltmore, now known as the Millennium Biltmore, is a snazzy space on Pershing Square with a starry history and hints of noir. What: The hotel, which dates to 1923, began life as the biggest American hotel west of Chicago and ...

LA firefighter dies after falling off ladder during training exercise
A Los Angeles firefighter died Monday morning, two days after he fell from an aerial ladder during a training exercise in downtown L.A.. The Los Angeles Fire Department announced Kelly Wong's death on Twitter in a written statement. The 29-year-old ...

City Hall should make an example of the scofflaw Bel-Air mega-mansion builder
To the editor: Reading about developer Mohamed Hadid's Bel-Air mansion brought to mind my mother's battle against a La Jolla homeowner who tried to sneak an extra 15 feet above the height limit onto his house addition across the street to snag a better ...

Voters head to the polls to pick LA's next congressman in under-the-radar special election
Voters in central and northeast Los Angeles head to the polls today to pick California's newest member of Congress in a rare open seat. With a handful of competitive special elections underway across the country, the race to replace Xavier Becerra in ...

Despite pollution fears, a plan to build homes at the 91-to-110 freeway interchange is back on the table
Businessman Ali Awad went to Los Angeles City Hall five years ago with a simple plan: Build 24 new homes on a vacant lot, next to the interchange of the 91 and 110 freeways. The Planning Commission shot down that idea, worrying that nearby car and ...

It's OK to miss the spread-out LA of yesterday. But nostalgia can't stop us from building a smarter city
I never gave much thought to the parking lots around Staples Center until they disappeared. You know the ones, occupied now by the Microsoft Theater and L.A. Live, down the street from the Hotel Figueroa, south of Olympic Boulevard. For nearly a decade ...

At 18, this LA high school poet often makes audiences go silent
At 4 feet, 11 inches, Vanessa Tahay is what you might call a chaparrita. Her skin is dark, her accent is thick, and if you ask her, she will tell you these are the things she's proudest of. Tahay is a poet, and at 18, considered among the best in the ...

California's failure to ban polystyrene means cities like Los Angeles need to step up
The Legislature's recent rejection of a proposed statewide ban on plastic foam takeout containers (SB 705) was disappointing and surprising, considering that it happened hours before California lawmakers were excoriating President Trump for the ...

TV production is soaring in LA But that means more competition for soundstages.
The golden age of television has brought production roaring back to the Los Angeles area, with streaming companies and cable channels shooting year-round to fill viewers' insatiable demand. But producers are facing an unintended consequence of the ...

Homelessness is booming mostly in LA. Why?
A man pushes a shopping cart full of belongings along a street in Los Angeles, California on February 9, 2016. Los Angeles City and County officials are voting February 9 on plans aimed at ending homelessness in the community, mostly by making ...

Why New York Foodies Both Love and Hate L.A. Import Sugarfish
The Los Angeles institution finally arrived to harsh reviews and huge lines, a divide that probably says more about city rivalries than raw fish. Is Sugarfish sushi worth waiting hours for? What about in New York, where a lone outpost of the omakase ...

LA wanted $20 million but settles suit over Da Vinci fire for $400000
Los Angeles is getting $400,000 to settle its lawsuit against real estate developer Geoffrey H. Palmer over a massive fire at a downtown construction site that damaged city property, city officials announced Tuesday. The money is a tiny fraction of the ...

Police: Woman Drugs, Robs Men She Meets At LA Nightclubs
HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) – Investigators are trying to identify a woman wanted for drugging and robbing men in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles. capture18 Police: Woman Drugs, Robs Men She Meets At LA Nightclubs. Surveillance photos ...

After 40 years in LA schools, this outspoken teacher gives the LAUSD his final grade
At 10:30 a.m., when all his 10th-grade AP history students had taken their seats, Jeff Horton took care of one last detail before stepping to the front of the class. He pulled on his blue blazer and cinched up his necktie. He does this out of respect ...

Los Angeles teenager is shot to death two days before his high school graduation
A 17-year-old was shot and killed in Los Angeles while walking with friends early Tuesday, two days before he was to graduate from high school. Favian Nunez was with three friends at about 12:30 a.m. in the 900 block of West I Street when the gunfire ...

DeVos questioned on discrimination, missing ACT scores, Oakland's choice: What's new in education today
A Los Angeles teen was shot just two days before he was supposed to graduate from high school. Columnist Steve Lopez writes about Jeff Horton, an outspoken L.A. Unified teacher who is retiring after 40 years. In California: Oakland has hired an insider ...

Why LA is on the verge of getting the Olympics again
An artist rendering of L.A. track and field venue at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the 2024 or 2028 Olympics. L.A. 2024. 135386 full. Share. Share via Email email; Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook. It appears increasingly likely that the ...

Assault Rifle Found in Pickup After LA County Pursuit Ends in Parking Lot
Officers arrest a driver after a pursuit that ended Wednesday June 7, 2017 in a Montebello parking lot. An assault rifle was found in a pickup following a back-and-forth pursuit across Los Angeles County that ended Wednesday morning in a medical center ...

Federal government joins whistle-blower suit against LA over housing for the disabled
The United States is joining a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleges the city of Los Angeles illegally reaped hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding by falsely claiming it was providing sufficient housing for people with disabilities, federal ...

Wilmington teen fatally shot near his home dreamed of graduation
Fabian Nunez had everything ready for his high school graduation. His uncle had bought him a blue suit along with a shiny pair of black dress shoes to wear with his green cap and gown. But two days before the 17-year-old was set to receive his diploma ...

LA Chefs Jon and Vinny Spicing Up Delta's Business Class: "Strong Likelihood of Meatballs"
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo plan on enlivening the menu with fresh ingredients: "First-class food is often too fancy, too precious. People just want delicious food they can connect with." "We don't have the menu figured out yet, but there is a strong ...


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