Cops in Whittier were on the lookout for a creep in a red convertible they believe has been trying to kidnap girls all month long.
The latest attempt happened yesterday when an 11-year-old was grabbed and put in the backseat of the car near a park, police said: Also in the backseat? A girl who appe ... More >>
We spend most of the year criticizing Los Angeles' ugly buildings and other unfortunate aspects of the local built environment. Here's our chance to rundown some of the thoughtful, inspiring and downright stellar projects that make us L.A. proud, and that make our burg a better place in general.
Much as we are Beer Church believers, our drive-by impression of Congregation Ale House's latest branch across from Pasadena's Central Park was hardly revelatory. The freestanding building is boxy and rather shiny, a little too carefully designed in that chain restaurant or mega-church sort of way. ... More >>
Cookbooks have long faced competition from magazines and newspapers. But now, it's the Internet Age. Print publications are putting their recipes online, and websites such as Epicurious and Food help you find instructions for virtually any dish with just a few clicks. Meanwhile, blogs are offering t ... More >>
Occupy Los AngelesSome people are banking on a good luck day as the strange date 11-11-11 hits tomorrow. Folks are even reportedly flocking to Las Vegas for quickie marriages.
In L.A. they'll be protesting in the streets again. Following Wednesday's citywide actions against banks -- from a s ... More >>
The Eastsider via PicasaThe lake was last drained in 1984. Yes, it was awful.For the new wave of borderline-eastside gentry who weren't around to see Echo Park Lake in a surly state of "stinking mud flat" in 1984 (or 1902, 1906, 1919, 1922, 1932 or 1946):
We hate to be the bearers of bad ne ... More >>
Ziman's first novel, The Gray Zone, published by Greenleaf Book Group Press in June 2011.
Local author Daphna Edwards Ziman garnered a lot of attention for socially aware novel The Gray Zone, which chronicled the fate of kids put in the American foster care system via a fast-paced thriller o ... More >>
Photo by Colin Young-Wolff
If you're just now looking into volunteer opportunities for Thanksgiving Day, we hate to break it to you: You might be too late. Many volunteer lists are already full, especially for those photo-op moments of scooping out corn niblets and ladling gravy for a sea of ... More >>
Over the past 50 years, the city has tried repeatedly to turn Grand Avenue into the living, breathing heart of downtown, and has failed miserably. Now, a public-private group led by Eli Broad is trying again with the emphasis on private