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Essential California: Living in fear of a hashtag
Good morning. It is Saturday, Aug. 1. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: Subscribe to the newsletter. Top stories. Seeing the drought: There's nothing like a visit to the Oroville Dam to drive home the severity of the state drought for ...

Opinion: Olympic red for LA?
With Boston out of the 2024 Olympics bidding, some want Los Angeles, which has twice before hosted the Games, to compete. Above, a scene from the opening ceremony of the 1984 Summer Games at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. With Boston out of the ...

Indoor-outdoor in Bel-Air
Set in the Stone Canyon area of Bel-Air, this sprawling Midcentury Modern single-story makes the most of indoor-outdoor living. Irregularly shaped and curving ceilings break the home's boxy lines and add visual interest inside. Sliding walls of glass ...

A love derailed by staying on track
We're gripping a standing pole on the Metro Red Line that carries us from Hollywood to Union Station. It's the first time in a while that I've been home since leaving Los Angeles for New York, and living there has conditioned me to remain still and ...

At Temple and Glendale, an only-in-LA tableau that's easy to pass by
The intersection of Temple Street and Glendale Boulevard on the edge of Echo Park is so aggressively unattractive, you're tempted to close your eyes as you pass by. On its four points are a gas station, a collision center, a carwash and a recreation ...

For volunteer cheerleaders at Special Olympics, their job is a serious labor ...
For volunteer cheerleaders at Special Olympics, their job is a serious labor ...

California politicians team up to land 2024 Summer Olympics
“Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States, a city whose infrastructure supports the influx of both millions of tourists and thousands of new residents each year; massive internationally-known sporting events and festivals; and which ...

L.A. Theater Review: 'Spamalot' at the Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl has found its Holy Grail. “Spamalot,” the Tony Award-winning burlesque musical treatment of Monty Python's routines and worldview, proves to be the absolute perfect choice for the LA Philharmonic's annual staged concert, and the best ...

Vigil Held For 20-Year-Old Who Drowned While Swimming In Rancho Palos Verdes Caves
RANCHO PALOS VERDES (CBSLA.com) — An emotional vigil was held Saturday for a 20-year-old Carson man who drowned Thursday while swimming at the caves at Rancho Palos Verdes. Friends are hoping the drowning will serve as a lesson to others ...

10 up-and-coming LA innovators to watch out for
When it comes to tech power players in Los Angeles, few outside the industry can name someone other than Snapchat's Evan Spiegel or Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso. But the region is teeming with innovative new companies, venture capital dollars — a ...

Before Lazy Dog, years of toil
The gig: Chris Simms, 40, is chief executive and founder of the Huntington Beach-based Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar chain. The casual dining company, founded in 2003, has 16 locations, with plans to open three more by year's end. Simms employs 2,000 ...

Solvang dowdy? Try tranquil and charming.
I take exception to Andrew Bender's depiction of Solvang as dated, dowdy and kitschy in the July 19 Weekend Escape, "Updates to Its Danish Design." Perhaps Bender should treat himself to a luncheon of open-face Danish sandwiches with toppings that ...

The money race is on for the LA County Board of Supervisors 2016 primary
The primary election is 10 months away, but candidates for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' 5th District are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars as they jockey to pull ahead in a crowded field. lRelated DWP gears up to sell skeptical ...

Sparks beat San Antonio Stars, 80-78
Jantel Lavender scored 20 points, and Candace Parker blocked a potential tying shot in the final seconds to help the Sparks beat the San Antonio Stars, 80-78, on Sunday. The Sparks overcome a 13-point deficit to win. Ana Dabovic scored five points and ...

Ethier's 2 Homers, Walkoff Beat Angels 5-3 For Sweep
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 02: Shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers jumps over Shane Vicotrino #18 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anahemi but is too late to turn the double play in the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 2, 2015 ...

Eye on LA's Las Vegas adventure
Eye on L.A.'s Tina Malave heads to Las Vegas and checks out the pools, one of the largest observation wheels in the world and one of the newest celebrity chef restaurants on the Strip. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" ...

Thousands mark the close of the Special Olympics World Games in LA
The caldron no longer burns in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where thousands gathered Sunday to mark the end of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. After eight days of competition — including golfing in Griffith Park, basketball at USC's Galen ...

Texting DUI Suspect Plows Into Cop Car, Authorities Say
A driver who was under the influence while possibly also texting plowed his Mercedes SUV into a black-and-white patrol car in West Hollywood over the weekend, authorities said. It happened early Friday after a deputy had pulled over another driver for ...

Tanner's Take: Los Angeles must exercise caution as 2024 bid appears inevitable
On July 27, Mayor Marty Walsh called a press conference to say that he would not be pressured into signing a contract that would require Boston to cover any Olympic cost overruns. That afternoon, the bidding group and the U.S. Olympic Committee ...

Obama recalls college-years jog in smoggy LA as he lays out new climate-change ...
Obama recalls college-years jog in smoggy LA as he lays out new climate-change ...

20 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week
Here are 20 of our favorite events happening in Los Angeles this week. Don't forget to check out our August Guide, Outdoor Film Guide and Free Concert Guide for other ideas, too. We'll be back on Thursday with our Weekend Planner column to help you ...

Suspects plead not guilty in shooting death of 4-year-old in Highland
Two men charged in the death of a 4-year-old boy who was killed by a stray bullet as he played in his grandmother's Highland yard pleaded not guilty Monday to murder charges. Maurice Kelley, 25, and Darron Daniels, 20, are charged with murder and two ...

How bad was LA's smog when Barack Obama went to college here?
President Obama attended Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1981. His memories are full of smog. So how bad was it? According to historic ozone data collected by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, it was pretty bad. In 1979 ...

2 immigrants in US illegally are named to Huntington Park commissions
Julian Zatarain always assumed the doors of City Hall were closed to him because he is here illegally, arriving from Sinaloa in 2007 when he was 13. The 21-year-old college student found other outlets for service, such as volunteering for the Red Cross ...

LA-area venues showing little interest in being temporary NFL hosts
The NFL might be the country's No. 1 sport, but Los Angeles-area venues aren't scrambling to position themselves as temporary homes if one or more of the league's teams relocate. With a key date approaching Wednesday, only the Coliseum has publicly ...

Rian Basilio and The Roosters Bring Hawaiian-Style Reggae to L.A.
“So much of modern Hawaiian music and culture is a direct product of the influence of reggae music and culture," says Rian Basilio, lead singer and frontman of Rian Basilio and The Roosters. "This is really where the soul of The Roosters began, on a ...

LA needs to regulate sites like Airbnb before it collects taxes, panel says
L.A.'s budget panel on Monday approved a plan to levy lodging taxes on Airbnb and other short-term rental sites. Airbnb.com. 109618 full. Audio from this story. 0:45 Listen. Share. Share via Email email; Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook. Mayor Eric ...

LA County Board Of Supervisors To Possibly Vote On Motion To Ban Major Music ...
LA County Board Of Supervisors To Possibly Vote On Motion To Ban Major Music ...

Bon Appétit announces its top 50 restaurants in America, and 4 are in LA
As you probably know if you spend much time thinking about the dining scene in this town and the rest of the country, every year, Bon Appétit picks its top 10 new restaurants in America. The list starts with 50 because we all love nominating things as ...

LA City Council backs new rules for gun storage in the home
Frustrated with Congress' lack of action on stricter gun control laws, Los Angeles leaders have joined other cities in trying to sidestep Washington by imposing tighter regulations at the local level. Last week, Los Angeles joined San Francisco and ...


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