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  • May 16-22, 2013
  • Vol. 35, No. 26
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News

  • Five People Making L.A. a Better Place
  • Five People Making L.A. a Better Place

    This year's People issue celebrates the 56 Angelenos we find most intriguing. But some of the people in this year's issue aren't just interesting -- they're downright inspiring! Check out all of our 2013 People Issue profiles From Dr. Coley King, who's working to treat Venice's homeless community, to Armando...
  • Memo to Don Mattingly: Shut the Puck Up!
  • Memo to Don Mattingly: Shut the Puck Up!

    Don Mattingly is on a plane home from Wisconsin as we speak, and may be handed a pink slip with his luggage upon disembarking. Perhaps his firing comes during the team's day off tomorrow -- as has been predicted -- maybe Mattingly gets until Friday or through the weekend, and...
  • DUI Checkpoints Tonight in Lincoln Heights, Van Nuys
  • DUI Checkpoints Tonight in Lincoln Heights, Van Nuys

    After a flurry of anti-drunk-driving operations this spring, culminating with a massive Cinco de Mayo crackdown, the cops around here seem to be mellowing out. Maybe just a little. Our weekend DUI cheat sheet contains info on only three checkpoints (that we know of). Here you go:...
  • L.A. College Student Wanted For Allegedly Threatening to Kill Kids
  • L.A. College Student Wanted For Allegedly Threatening to Kill Kids

    Cops are on the lookout for a man who has threatened to kill schoolchildren and commit "suicide by cop." Frank Edward Edmonds is said to have made "disturbing" threats during recent mental confinement at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, according to the L.A. County Probation Department. Even though the 40-year-old now has...
  • How to Beat Memorial Day Weekend Traffic
  • How to Beat Memorial Day Weekend Traffic

    Oh boy. Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer (so soon?), is almost here. If you're road trippin,' be prepared to spend much of your three-day weekend huffing exhaust fumes from the comfort of your vehicle. Traffic data service INRIX gave us the 411 on the upcoming holiday crush,...
  • Ray Manzarek, Doors Co-Founder, Dead at 74
  • Ray Manzarek, Doors Co-Founder, Dead at 74

    Ray Manzarek, who founded The Doors with Jim Morrison in Venice in 1965 after their time at UCLA, died today at the age of 74, the band's official Facebook page announced. The keyboard player, who gave the quintessential L.A. rock band part of its signature sound, died at RoMed Clinic...
  • Elephant Meat, Dead Monkey Seized at LAX (PHOTOS)
  • Elephant Meat, Dead Monkey Seized at LAX (PHOTOS)

    People must think L.A. is a crazy place, because they're trying to send us (or smuggle in) some strange and, authorities say, illicit things. And we're not just talking about Octomom's fan mail, either. No, in the span of less than a week this month federal customs officials say they...
  • Voters Favor Strict Limits on Marijuana Dispensaries
  • Voters Favor Strict Limits on Marijuana Dispensaries

    Most of you want to limit the number of marijuana dispensaries in town to 135 or less. So says a USC Sol Price School of Public Policy/Los Angeles Times poll of 500 likely voters conducted last week and released over the weekend. That means that you're probably favoring the City...
  • Take The Bike Train to Work, L.A.
  • Take The Bike Train to Work, L.A.

    Ever wanted to ride a bike to work but were afraid to take on the mean streets of Los Angeles alone? Now you don't have to. LA Bike Trains just launched and the folks there let us know that they have five routes where you can roll with a gang...
  • 5 Los Angeles Rental Neighborhoods Under The Radar
  • 5 Los Angeles Rental Neighborhoods Under The Radar

    With average rent in Venice reaching more than $2,800 according to one report, it's getting hard to find affordable housing in L.A. that hasn't lost its soul. Lucky for us there's nearly 500 square miles of space in the city alone, so there's always an up-and-coming community just around the...
  • Marijuana Shops Might Sue to Stay Open in L.A.
  • Marijuana Shops Might Sue to Stay Open in L.A.

    Measure D. a law that would close nine out of 10 marijuana dispensaries in town, maybe more, was passed by you, the voter, last night. But that doesn't mean it's over for hundreds or perhaps even 1,000 or more pot shops in Los Angeles that would have to close their...

Calendar

  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone
  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone

    For this critic August Wilson has always been eloquent on the page, a bit wordy on the stage. This second in his 10-play chronicle of the African-American experience takes place in 1911, a bare 46 years after the Civil War ended. Wilson's vibrant characters are searching — for love, money,...
  • He Walked the Line
  • He Walked the Line

    For most of his life, Dmitri Shostakovich walked a nerve-jangling tightrope, trying to please his country's repressive communist regime while maintaining his artistic integrity. His Cello Concerto No. 1 (1959) was a success on both counts. Described by cello authority Lev S. Ginsburg as "an affirmation of life, triumph in...
  • Red, Red Wine
  • Red, Red Wine

    While you might assume that an artisanal wine event called CRUSH will require you to get your feet dirty, rest assured -- it's all polite society at this culinary compendium of wine, cocktails and food. While sampling the wares of vendors like Edible Westside, Maestro Sausage, Savour This Moment, Venice...
  • The Song of Solomon
  • The Song of Solomon

    Google Phil Solomon and you'll get "American experimental filmmaker." Not really helpful. So how about this? Solomon works inside a recognizable cinematic format, using film and digital projection, and sometimes room-filling installations, to pursue an ambitious vision that both celebrates and dismembers what cinema promises. His unique processes include something...
  • The Size of Pike
  • The Size of Pike

    Boys will be boys and men will be men, though the distinction between the two is more likely one of personal income rather than emotional maturity. Or so it is with the three middle-aged children (Dennis Delsing, Jon Amirkhan and Gregg Christie) who explore their frayed adult bonds in this...
  • Like Moths to a Microphone
  • Like Moths to a Microphone

    When novelist George Dawes Green founded the Moth in 1997, it was an attempt to escape the nonstop noise of New York City and re-create the quiet nights of his Georgia youth, where friends would gather on the porch and share stories while moths flittered through the screen door. Sixteen...
  • Tis Pity She's a Whore
  • Tis Pity She's a Whore

    With this spirited production of Jacobean playwright John Ford's 1629 family tragedy 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, director Miranda Stewart shows that less is indeed sometimes better. At the play's center is the incestuous relationship between siblings Giovanni (Jonny Rodgers) and Annabella (Hannah Skye Wenzel), whose forbidden love, like that...
  • For L.A. by L.A.
  • For L.A. by L.A.

    Local artists paint on a 100-foot wall, with vendors offering clothing, art and jewelry, and live screen printing of limited-edition T-shirts. Presented by Coup Street. Sat., May 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 2013...
  • Shut Up and Dance!
  • Shut Up and Dance!

    Stella Valente Wilkins' brashly titled production about the redemptive power of dance sounds both too specific and too vaguely feel-goodish to make an effective premise. But since its debut workshop at last year's Hollywood Fringe festival, the solo show has tightened into a charming narrative fueled by Wilkins' self-deprecating charisma...
  • Pedal Pushers
  • Pedal Pushers

    Nicole Kidman used to be rad. She used to be rad/gnarly/tubular/trippindicular (circle one or more). Don't believe us? At Los Angeles' fifth annual Bike Night, founded by artist Lisa Anne Auerbach, you'll get to see the pre-Mrs. Tom Cruise actress in the 1983 Australian action-comedy BMX Bandits, solving crimes and...

Film

Music

  • Levitt Pavilions: Summer Lineups Announced
  • Levitt Pavilions: Summer Lineups Announced

    The Levitt Pavilions have announced their schedules, so you know what that means: It's summer! In an exclusive to West Coast Sound, the Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park and Levitt Pavilion Pasadena in Memorial Park have released their full lineups, with shows held throughout June, July, and August...
  • Lina's Party Pick of the Week
  • Lina's Party Pick of the Week

    Photo by Amy Darling BLISS 525 525 E. Broadway, Long Beach, Sat., May 18; competition starts at 11:30 p.m. When it comes to gay club carousing and "vogueing" a la Paris Is Burning, Los Angeles has been smoldering something fierce at Los Globos' party called, yes, L.A. Is Burning. This...
  • Carmen Electra Has a New Song. It's Called "Bigger Dick."
  • Carmen Electra Has a New Song. It's Called "Bigger Dick."

    Carmen Electra has been a lot of things throughout her twenty year career: Prince protégé, three time Playboy cover girl, host of MTV's Singled Out, Baywatch cast member, Pussycat Doll, wife of Dennis Rodman (for nine days in 1998), and star of the reality show 'Til Death Do Us Part:...
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  • The Best Concerts to See in Los Angeles This Week
  • The Best Concerts to See in Los Angeles This Week

    Don't forget to check our constantly-updated Los Angeles Concert Calendar Monday, May 20 Holy Ghost! TROUBADOUR It's been two years since the release of Holy Ghost!'s eponymous debut. Often hailed as LCD Soundsystem's heirs, the NYC-based duo's sound falls somewhere between Phoenix's precocious little brothers and MGMT's mischievous second cousins...

Restaurants

  • Tim Walker: The Grilled Cheese King
  • Tim Walker: The Grilled Cheese King

    One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Glendale, Tim Walker stands outside the Grilled Cheese Truck, describing its signature sandwich to a prospective customer the way a proud parent might describe...
  • Koreatown's Beer Belly Throws a Three-Day Beer Party
  • Koreatown's Beer Belly Throws a Three-Day Beer Party

    When beer bars and gastropubs started sprouting up en masse across Los Angeles a few years ago, not many could have predicted the rise of Beer Belly. Hidden off of Western near the Titantic-themed Cafe Jack and a two-story Kentucky Fried Chicken, the tiny former noodle house -- which is...
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  • Low-Sodium Diet May Actually Be Bad for You
  • Low-Sodium Diet May Actually Be Bad for You

    A new study has found that a low-sodium diet is not only not beneficial to health, it may even be harmful, The New York Times reports. A committee of experts commissioned by the Institute of Medicine at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is...
  • Pot-Fed Pigs Grow Bigger, Tastier and Probably Mellower
  • Pot-Fed Pigs Grow Bigger, Tastier and Probably Mellower

    With Los Angeles voters deciding on three ballot measures today (D, E and F) regulating marijuana dispensaries, here's some food for thought: Pigs fed marijuana stems, roots and leaves on a farm outside of Seattle grew 20-30 pounds heavier. (And happier, too?) "They were eating more, as you can imagine,"...
  • Petty Cash Taqueria Opens Tonight
  • Petty Cash Taqueria Opens Tonight

    There was a lot of speculation about what would become of the space formerly known as Playa on Beverly Boulevard when the restaurant closed earlier in March. About a week and a half ago, restaurant partners Bill Chait and chef Walter Manzke -- with assists from food blogger Bill Esparza...

Theater

Arts

  • 10 People Who Are Transforming Hollywood
  • 10 People Who Are Transforming Hollywood

    This year's People issue celebrates the 56 Angelenos we find most intriguing. Among those 56 are fashionistas, musicians and novelists -- and, of course, the movers-and-shakers in Hollywood. Check out all of our People 2013 profiles Their influence can be felt on both the screen and behind the scenes. From multihyphenates...
  • Tinder Is Like Pandora for Hooking Up
  • Tinder Is Like Pandora for Hooking Up

    Twenty-seven-year-old Justin Mateen knows a whole lot about your dating life. He knows how old you are, how many Facebook friends you have and what physical characteristics you're most attracted to in a potential mate -- that is, if you're a member of the nationwide, L.A.-made dating app, Tinder, which...

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