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Struggling LA County cities look for business opportunities in relaxed marijuana laws — and face pushback
As California braces for the impact of relaxed marijuana laws that allow recreational use for adults, several small, financially strapped cities in southeast Los Angeles County and elsewhere are at the forefront of efforts to seize business ...

Essential California: Getting ready for the wild weed ride of 2018
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Friday, Aug. 11, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. A weed gold rush. California is on the verge of creating a legal market for marijuana, but the ...

The Moviegoer, Aug. 13-19
TCM Big Screen Classics Presents: “Bonnie and Clyde” 50th Anniversary Director Arthur Penn's 1967 classic about notorious Depression-era bank robbers, lovers and killers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow stars Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty at their ...

9 Cheap and Free Things to Do in LA This Week
Artist celebrate classic album illustrations, CicLAvia comes to San Pedro, a comedian talks science, and more to do and see in L.A. this week for 11 bucks or less. Sales of vinyl albums have spiked in recent years because, among other reasons, people ...

The Newest LA Dunkin Donuts Location Won't Actually Carry the 'Donuts' Name
East Coast chain Dunkin Donuts has finally made it to the greater San Gabriel Valley, as they announced plans yesterday to open a Pasadena outlet on August 22. The space at 275 S. Lake Ave. is nearly ready for the party, which will include a ribbon ...

How much does it cost to buy in the Valley?
One of the upsides to buying in the Valley is that you can get more bang—which often translates to more land—for your buck. But it's still going to cost a lot of bucks. The median home price in June was $640,000, according to the Southland Regional ...

LA's survivalist sales heating up amid war of words between Trump, North Korea
Items available at Ned Escaip's store The Knife Trader in Canoga Park include Meals Ready to Eat, or MREs. The store is a specialty shop with knives, swords, scissors, supplies, and some Army and Navy surplus gear. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles ...

Cockroach infestations lead to closures at 5 Los Angeles restaurants
Five restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards.Between July 30 to Aug. 5, those facilities had their health ...

Quirky museums showcase LA's underground counterculture
With heavy hitters like the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Getty Center right in USC's backyard, Los Angeles is undoubtedly a world-class destination for the fine arts. But really, you can only look at so many pleasant post-impressionist ...

Youths in foster system can get help until age 21. So why do so many still struggle?
Eric Usher dreams of working as an audio producer, driving his friends around in a Maserati and living by the beach. But most importantly, Usher says, he looks forward to being independent. “I won't have any system support, and I'll be living on my own ...

Pershing Square summer concert photo policy draws fire
Photojournalist Cliff Cheng typically photographs large demonstrations taking place in Pershing Square, so he was eager to present a different image of the downtown Los Angeles park at its six-week concert series this summer. But he was dissuaded from ...

Nightlife Impresario John Terzian Creates Glamorous Spaces for LA's A-Listers
On the outside looking in, Los Angeles's upscale nightlife can seem pretentious and business-driven, concerned mostly with big names, bottle service and bottom lines. A lot of it is. But for one of the biggest players in the game, it's quite the ...

I became the Worst. Girlfriend. Ever — so he'd break up with me
By its nature, online dating involves a lot of scrolling and swiping. Scroll, swipe, click, repeat. Everyone blends in; no one stands out. The hope is that eventually someone's photo will leap out at you like a pop-up ad. It's like pulling the crank on ...

Essential California: Senate bills aim to make homes more affordable, but ...
Essential California: Senate bills aim to make homes more affordable, but ...

Of hot pizza and nervy white wines
We have reached the tail end of summer. For some, school has already started. Others are finishing their summer vacations (as Jonathan Gold is this week). And Labor Day is approaching all too quickly. So maybe take some time this weekend to slow down ...

LA deputies' private body cams raise transparency questions
FILE - This Sept. 22, 2014 file photo shows a body camera on the uniform of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy at department headquarters in Monterey Park, Calif. The largest sheriff's department in the U.S. doesn't have a policy for body cameras ...

At the first 'Hamilton' performances, the party is just getting started
The gilded foyer of Old Hollywood's Pantages Theatre buzzed with restless anticipation. With just an hour on the clock until “Hamilton” took the stage for its firstperformance in Los Angeles, a healthy dose of nerves was par for the course. This is the ...

Bicyclist Killed In South L.A. Hit-And-Run: LAist
A bicyclist was struck and killed by a car in South L.A. early Saturday morning. Officers arrived on the scene around 2:30 a.m. and pronounced the man dead on ...

Breaking the glass ceiling
Thank you for your excellent reporting [“NBC Pushes to Get Female Directors,” Aug. 4] and for continuing to illuminate gender equity in Hollywood. As a former chair of the DGA Women's Steering Committee (who has directed more than 60 hours of episodic ...

Terrorists, hackers and scammers: Many enemies as LA plans Olympics security
During the 1984 Summer Olympics, Charles Beck was a young Los Angeles police sergeant assigned to patrol the Athletes Village at UCLA and the Coliseum. There was a lot of security, the now-chief recalled, along with police helicopters patrolling by air ...

Graze globally at downtown LA's Grand Central Market
Why: L.A.'s first food hall is a century old and full of new vendors and new energy. What: In the Grand Central Market, a fixture on Broadway since 1917, you shuffle along under vintage-looking neon signs, hearing multiple languages, sniffing street ...

The week ahead in LA classical music, Aug. 13-20: The LA Phil's 'Tchaikovsky Spectacular' and more
Choral Festival Pacific Chorale is joined by singers from local community, school, university, church and temple choirs for a concert that features Orff's “Carmina Burana.” Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 ...

The week ahead in LA dance, Aug. 13-20: Aszure Barton's 'Awáa' and more
Dance in Progress Kai Hazelwood presents new works by L.A.-based choreographers. Downtown Dance & Movement, 1144 S. Hope St., L.A. Sun., 8 p.m. $12. (213) 335-3511. Le Fate in Italia The fairies from Tchaikovsky's “The Sleeping Beauty” dance to ...

Musicians' Union Backs Legislation to Return Scoring Jobs to LA
Work for Los Angeles studio musicians continues to decline as production companies find cheaper alternatives elsewhere, so musicians' union executives are backing California legislation designed to provide financial incentives to return film- and TV ...

Where condo prices are increasing around LA
Condo prices are up in most—but not all—LA neighborhoods, as a new map from the MLS illustrates. Shutterstock. Recently we took a look at where in the LA area home prices are rising and falling the most; but what about condos? Are these units ...

Southern California residents 'can't sit home' after Charlottesville attack
A rally in Los Angeles drew hundreds to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville. The group gathered at City Hall then marched to the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles Sunday, August 13, 2017. ( Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles ...

A Lighthearted Look at LA
Instagram and iPhones didn't exist when Beth Dubber began taking street photographs in Los Angeles in 2006. She had moved there in 2003, hoping for a career as a set photographer for film and television. While waiting for her big break, she joined a ...

Essential California: Despite state law, hundreds of schools still don't have enough vaccinated kids
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Monday, Aug. 14, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. A sticking point. Despite a strict new California law, hundreds of schools still don't have enough ...

Mother Of Girl Found Wandering In Van Nuys Comes Forward
VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — The mother of a barefoot, 3-year-old girl in pajamas was found wandering in Van Nuys has come forward early Monday morning. The girl was found by a Good Samaritan at 9:45 p.m. Sunday near the area of Hamlin Street and ...

Fighting South LA's "Food Apartheid" With the Help of Urban Agriculture
Walking into Compton's Grocery Outlet on a Tuesday afternoon, one finds a surprisingly cheery scene for a supermarket. Sister Sledge's “We Are Family” plays on the loudspeakers, a young security guard greets shoppers as they enter, and the aisles are ...


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