High-priced food festivals like Taste of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Times Celebration of Food and Wine are quickly approaching, but there's one festival even a high-schooler can afford: the first annual Munch LA food fair at Fairfax High School, September 18 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., for $7 (pr ... More >>
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. It's when workers reflect on their rights. And some Americans even, er, reflect on themselves during this fine spring month. But most importantly, this is "Moustache May," a time not only to celebrate a fine stache, but an excuse to grown one as w ... More >>
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Erin BroadleyTwitter festival = Twestival charity eventThe Twitterati of Los Angeles came together Thursday night at this year's L.A. Twestival to raise money and awareness for Concern Worldwide, "an international ... More >>
City administrative officer Miguel Santana, the point man in the city's efforts to pare down its $212 million deficit, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Thursday night. In a bizarre twist of fate, the man whose office might have to prosecute him, District Attorney Steve ... More >>
A Gardena man who told clients he was a former Internal Revenue Service worker and found them too-good-to-be-true deductions was sentenced to six years in federal prison Monday in part for costing the government $2.7 in tax revenue that he illegally shaved from customers' returns through thos ... More >>
E.Z. WrightsonLast week, a fundraiser hosted by George LaGuerre pulled in $14,000 for Haiti relief efforts. Following TiGeorges' lead, restaurants around the city will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Haiti relief funds. Here's a list of places you can eat while supporting the cause ... More >>
Los Angeles billionaire Eli Broad has a knack for getting ranked.The Broad FoundationEli and Edythe Broadâ€‹Whether it's as one of the richest men in the world, one of the richest men in L.A., one of the of this country's most influential and generous philanthropists, or, in this case, one of the mo ... More >>
Glendale Harley-Davidson/Buellâ€‹While you can't say that Bernie Madoff killed Love Ride 26, but the cancellation of the annual motorcycle ride benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association is part and parcel of a collapsing economy whose victims include once-secure charities. The L.A. Daily News re ... More >>
Zach Behrens at LAist picks up on the warnings already coming out of Jerry Brown's office. Cyclical disasters breed cyclical scams. Behren's notes the state attorney general has set up a pair of Web sites to deal with fraudsters -- one for Giving Wisely and another for Complaints about bogus chariti ... More >>
826LALast year's regatta winners, Mylissa and Hamish GrieveThe city may have mothballed Echo Park Lake's paddle boat fleet, but this Sunday the boats will be made lake-worthy in time for the Second Annual Echo Park Paddle Boat Regatta. The charity event, organized by 826LA, is straightforward enough ... More >>
DWP Ordered to Refund Customers A Superior Court judge has ordered the DWP to pay back $30 million in fees it channeled into cash-strapped city agencies. L.A. TimesBenefits Take a Holiday Employees of papers belonging to the Los Angeles Newspaper Group (Daily News, Daily Breeze, et al) have been tol ... More >>
The L.A. Daily News reports this morning that the iconic Wilshire Theater will be rebranded as the Saban Theater, in honor of a $5 million donation given to the Beverly Hills Performing Arts Center by philanthropists Haim and Cheryl Saban. The theater, built in 1930 for live performances and fi ... More >>
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Selene's catsuit and corsetOn February 7, Premiere Props will host a live auction featuring costumes and props for the Underworld film franchise. The event, co-sponsored by Fangoria, Rue Morgue Magazine and several other horror-related outfits, ... More >>
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Monday night at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood, I sat in a bowling booth next to Playboy's Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner's ex-main sq ... More >>
This week, the Los Angeles Business Journal explains how the trickle down economics of the country's financial crisis may hurt LA...as well as some of its wealthiest citizens. Billionaire Eli Broad, who's a major shareholder of American International Group, the insurance company that the federal gov ... More >>
Over the weekend, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa flew into Denver for several days and nights of glad-handing and back-slapping at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. It'll be a good time for Villaraigosa to make new friends, assure old ones, and work on his status as a rising star in national poli ... More >>
2008 is around the corner and you need a new calendar doncha? Forget about The Girls Next Door and check out this foxy bunch, all whom happen to be awesome vocalists, including some of my favorite local chanteuses (Abby Travis, Miss Derringer's Liz).
Meet these talented babes and hear them perf ... More >>
Tonight (Wed, 10/4) kicks off the month-long Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) charity event at Beauty Bars across the nation. The Council of Fashion Designers of America, with Rose Apodaca and Trina Turk, are hosting our local fundraiser at the Cahuenga Beauty Bar tonight. Get a martini* and a m ... More >>