By Hillel Aron
Secret designs were just released of the Wilshire Grand, a 73-story, 1,100-foot-tall hotel/office tower/retail/phallic image that will be the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast and in Los Angeles, pushing out Library Tower (officially, U.S. Bank Tower) as the 10th-tallest building ... More >>
Like a walking stereotype, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, once accused of cheating on his wife with a Spanish-language TV news reporter, is a man of many women.
Star magazine says he's going out with none other than Eva Longoria:
By most accounts L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been a good Democrat. He supported Hillary Clinton in her presidential bid. And he carried water for the Obama campaign when the contentious issue of God came up during a Democratic National Convention platform meeting.
But a new New Yorker story ... More >>
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We are in beautiful Olympia, Wash. My shows in Hawaii and Alaska are behind me, and a few hour ... More >>
The flap over L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's disputed approval of including references to God and Jerusalem in the Democratic party platform is proving to be ample ammunition for the enemy.
As chair of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week the mayor made three calls for an a ... More >>
The opening credits of the Brad Pitt-starring Killing Them Softly are set to snatches of Barack Obama's 2008 Democratic Convention speech, focused on the notion of "the American promise," jarringly jump-intercut with scenes of Frank (Scoot McNairy) making his way through a tunnel onto a dismal Ameri ... More >>
Brian Quintana.Following news this week that mega-blogger and candidate for U.S. Senate Mickey Kaus was turned down for speaker's slot at the state Democratic convention in Los Angeles next week, self-styled Hollywood producer Brian Quintana is now angling for just such a slot.
Good luck. Th ... More >>
By Tibby Rothman
Many Southern Californians were mystified by this news from the Wall Street Journal and NBC's Firstread blog:
The often stumbling Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, whose city budget deficit has hit a historic high and who has based his economic plan in Los Angeles almost entirely on a s ... More >>
I have a special guest blogger today. His name is Justin Warfield. You may know him as the frontman and songwriter for the great band She Wants Revenge. He's a very cool guy who has an interesting and emotional take on this election. His post is below. Also, here's a link to my piece on socialism, o ... More >>
It‚Äôs almost hard to believe that we are, at long last, in the final stretches of the 2008 presidential campaign. No matter which way you are inclined to vote (though particularly so if you skew blue, where the primary race felt almost as long as all seven seasons of The West Wing), there have bee ... 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 >>