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Where To Get Eclipse Glasses In Los Angeles
School children use special glasses to look into the sky at a partial solar eclipse on March 20, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images). In case you haven't heard, Monday will bring a historic, total eclipse of the sun—the ...

It's years away, but 70-story downtown tower could change LA skyline and 'relationship with vertical living'
A skyscraper that would be the tallest residential building in California has been proposed for downtown Los Angeles as the neighborhood's housing boom rolls on. Crescent Heights, a Miami-based developer, submitted a proposal to the city Planning ...

Weekend Planner: 20 Of The Coolest Things To Do In Los Angeles
The sixth annual Echo Park Rising—the free, all ages festival—takes places at various venues throughout Echo Park through Sunday. The 2017 lineup includes: Surf Curse, The Buttertones, Dungen, CRX (featuring Nick Valensi from The Strokes), Moon ...

LA parking tickets: Proposed pilot program could reduce street ...
LA parking tickets: Proposed pilot program could reduce street ...

In Los Angeles, a public school just for boys
Put dozens of boys in a new school in South L.A., the first one in Los Angeles Unified devoted to young men. Give them ties to knot over sweater vests bearing their names and the logo of the Boys Academic Leadership Academy. Bring them to USC to show ...

Essential California: Why the extreme right is targeting liberal California
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Friday, Aug. 18, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. Why the extreme right loves California. Extreme-right and white nationalist groups have been rallying in ...

How X Became LA's Least Likely Iconic Band
On Wednesday night, X singer Exene Cervenka threw out the first pitch at an L.A. Dodgers game while the organist played the tune of “Blue Spark,” a track off the band's 1982 album Under the Big Black Sun. The song, like many written by Cervenka and the ...

9 Cheap and Free Things to Do in LA This Week
A pop-up tribute to the Trial of the Century, a Japanese family festival, a solar eclipse viewing at Griffith Observatory and more fun stuff to do this week for $10 or less. Since he was in high school, Brentwood native Adam Papagan has been giving ...

LA Has More "$1 Million Neighborhoods" Than Any US City Except New York
One of the clearest examples of Los Angeles intractable housing crisis can be found on the upper end of the local real estate market. In 2015, the median price of a Westside home surpised $1 million. It was recently reported that a mansion depicted in ...

Why LA is coating its streets with material that hides planes from spy satellites
Climate change conjures up distant images of rising seas and cracking ice sheets, but in cities across the United States the effects of global warming are apparent as soon as you step outside. It's known as the “urban heat island effect,” and it refers ...

Art Gallery Presents Month-Long Love/Hate Letter To Los Angeles
Think Tank Gallery, no stranger to immersive art shows, will be presenting a month-long throwback to 90s Los Angeles starting Saturday, August 19, and running through Saturday, September 23. The skate-and-street art gallery had to vacate their Fashion ...

LA Might Start Texting You To Move Your Car For Street Sweeping
L.A. is a city of rivalries: USC versus UCLA, developers versus housing rights activists, Philippe's versus Cole's, people who love the Valley versus people who hate the Valley, you name it. One thing this entire city can agree on, though, is the ...

In a festival-heavy market, Echo Park Rising has thrived while its ...
In a festival-heavy market, Echo Park Rising has thrived while its ...

Hollywood musicians are backing a new bill that seeks to stop runaway film scoring
The livelihoods of Hollywood musicians have long been under siege as major movie and TV productions continue to outsource scoring to other states as well as abroad. Local instrumentalists have tried pressuring the major studios to bring more scoring ...

LA may deny rally permits to hate groups, city attorney says
City Atty. Mike Feuer said Friday that he would urge Los Angeles officials to consider imposing restrictions or even deny permits to hate groups seeking to rally here in order to prevent the kind of violent clashes that erupted last weekend at a white ...

Feds Bust 'Dark Web' Drug Ring Operating Out Of Altadena Gated Community
Court documents allege the defendants sold marijuana, cocaine, oxycodone, psilocybin, LSD, and ketamine, among others, on the dark web. August 18, 2017 9:38 PM. Filed Under: Altadena, dark web, Drug Ring. SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 26: A pile of ...

Essential California: Tough talk, limited action in Trump border crackdown
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Aug. 19. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES. Mixed record for Trump on the border: Since President Trump took office, his border crackdown ...

6 LA Monuments That Honor Total Jerks
Days after an ugly and violent white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery decided to remove a monument commemorating Confederate soldiers that most people didn't even know was there. Los Angeles, of course, ...

After her life in LA unraveled, a woman living in her car hopes to regain health and employment
She's a Los Angeles native, the daughter of Japanese immigrants, and at one time she was the definition of middle class. College education. Good job. Nice apartment in the Cheviot Hills area. Losing those things did not happen overnight. There's a ...

Man Killed, 2 Women Injured After Being Shot at While Riding Bikes in South LA; Suspects Still at Large
A man was killed and two women were wounded in a shooting in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles early Saturday morning, officials said. Deputies responding to a "gunshot victim" call around 12:45 a.m. found the three injured on the ground ...

Solar Glasses, Pinhole Projector A Must To Safely Watch Eclipse
Warby Parker employee Karolyna Landin poses with a pair of solar eclipse glasses that the eyeglass store is giving out for free on August 11, 2017 in New York City. To view the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 eye protection is essential ...

Musicians' Union Members Stage Free Concert to Bring Scoring Jobs Back to LA
As part of an ongoing effort to return scoring jobs to California, some 150 music professionals supporting Los Angeles musician unions gathered on Saturday (Aug. 19) at Los Angeles City Hall for a free concert. They included members of Local 47 of the ...

From the archives: 1974 partial solar eclipse
Southern California residents tried to view a partial solar eclipse, but in many areas fog obscured the sun. In downtown Los Angeles, the fog lifted just enough for staff photographer for Bruce Cox to get the image above. The Los Angeles Times' weather ...

Soaring trash fees for LA condos, apartment buildings spark outrage
El Sereno resident Scott Toland is another unhappy customer of L.A.'s new refuse and recycling program. Toland recently learned that the monthly trash bill at the 10-unit condominium complex where he lives could double — at a minimum. And that's only ...

LA warns homebuilders, but not residents, of traffic pollution health risks
For five years, Los Angeles has been issuing health advisories to housing developers, warning of the dangers of building near freeways. But when the city moved to alert residents as well, officials rejected it. Planning commissioners axed a provision ...

Why Los Angeles is still a segregated city after all these years
Every metropolitan area in the nation is racially segregated, and Los Angeles is no exception. We tolerate residential segregation because we're convinced that it happened informally — because of personal choices and private discrimination. But what ...

24 Hours Away, And Counting: The Total Solar Eclipse Is Almost Here
GRIFFITH PARK (CBSLA.com) — Thousands are expected to head over to the Griffith Observatory Monday to view the much-anticipated solar eclipse. The celestial event – which occurs when the moon blocks the path of the sun's rays to Earth – is the first ...

Seven-story hotel greenlighted for Koreatown
The seven-story hotel will replace a surface parking lot at 687 South Harvard Boulevard. LA Department of City Planning. A new hotel with 110 guest rooms is heading for Koreatown after the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the project ...

What you need to know: Solar eclipse, Jerry Lewis, another LA Times exit
A semi-regular bite at the day's news and observations. Follow LA Observed on Twitter between posts. 1. Eclipse madness. NBC, ABC and CBS are planning live TV coverage of the solar eclipse on Monday between 10 a.m. and noon, as the moon blots out ...

Disneyland meets Hogwarts at $700-million USC Village
At a ceremony last week to mark the opening of the $700-million USC Village, C.L. Max Nikias, the university's president, spoke at some length about the architecture of the new complex and what he called “USC's extraordinary physical metamorphosis” in ...


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