[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Josh da Costa's favorite thing to say onstage is: "You can do what we do, but you can't do it the way we do it." That's probably the best way to describe ... More >>
Rolling out a blanket under the stars, taking in a movie project on a big outdoor screen while snacking on some kalbi tacos or pulled pork sliders is quickly becoming a L.A. summertime tradition.
Last weekend marked the debut of two new weekly festivals: Street Food Cinema, which is being but on b ... More >>
Smokin' hot, right off the digital presses, here are our Top 5 marijuana stories of 2011.
You've got an L.A. City Council that's probably going to consider putting all of our pot shops out of business, a federal government that's cracking down on medical marijuana in California, and a new renaissan ... More >>
Legalizing medical marijuana might be good for grannies with glaucoma, but there's been, at the least, a correlation between the rise of legit weed and teen toking.
The latest Monitoring the Future survey of teen drug use in America finds that "daily marijuana use is now at a 30-year peak le ... More >>
Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrackIf you needed to place an iconic artifact of Southern California boarding culture in a time capsule, a pair of Vans shoes would certainly do.
Alongside the skateboard, a modification of roller skates, the modern surfboard, invented by L.A.'s Bob Simmons ... More >>
Obama in L.A.We've seen the photos of President Obama during his L.A. college years. He's got some hair. And his pants had flair. And, well, he even admitted to smoking "reefer" in his 1995 memoir.
Yeah, we even imagine a "bow-chica-bow-wow" soundtrack following the future president named Ba ... More >>
For beachside locals, Santa Monica Place provided the quintessential mall experience throughout the '80's and '90's. (Fun fact: it was featured for mall scenes in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty in Pink and Beverly Hills, 90210).
At some point, though, it started to seem comparatively shabby n ... More >>