In 1984 Los Angeles hosted the Olympics, Ronald Reagan was president and crack and AIDS were just starting to do damage.
So much has changed since then, from the gentrification of Echo Park and downtown to the development of an actual subway system, that it seems like eons ago. Google, with the hel ... More >>
Google just unveiled 3D maps that let you virtually fly over Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The cool visuals, however, aren't available for iPhone and iPad users yet; they're only good for Google's own Android system for now.
According to the company, L.A. and Long Beach are among 15 American cities ... More >>
NoradLive from the sleigh camIf the dark winter weather isn't enough to remind you of the season, Google Earth is here to force the holidays upon you with some nifty new gadgetry, wrapped and ready at NoradSanta.org. And it's the best kind of present -- the kind you can open Christmas Eve!
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Google EarthSatellite view of the LA Film School and the Hollywood Farmers Market.
New update: SEE-LA announced late last night that The Hollywood Farmers Market was granted a special 90-day extension on their street permits. An announcement posted to the Slow Food LA website stated that the ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on The Event and Kharmful Charms of Daniil Kharms
THE 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSGROUNDLINGS SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN
is one of almost a dozen new productions being reviewed this weekend. For the complete slate, hit the More tab at the ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEWSTHEATER FEATURE On The Subject Was Roses and The Ballad of Emmett Till
THE 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSNEW REVIEW KHARMFUL CHARMS OF DANIIL KHARMS Photo by Taso PapadakisHere's a fascinating oddity: A series of short works by a now almost ... More >>
A. Scattergoodchocolates from Neapolitan Printing & Co.This past weekend's Luxury Chocolate Salon, in which 35 chocolatiers and confectioners and bakers--and a lot of chocaholics--gathered at the Pasadena Convention Center, was more fun than you'd think you'd have under glaring fluorescent li ... More >>
Ever since the L.A. Weekly broke the story about the Grim Sleeper serial killer in August of 2008, the news about his ongoing killings, which began in 1985 on the streets of South Los Angeles, has gone global. We dubbed the male suspect the Grim Sleeper because he took a 13-year break before sudden ... More >>
Today's L.A. Times reports that "authorities" have decided to rebrand Malibu's Negrohead Mountain with a more palatable designation. (No, not African American Dome.) The idea is to rename the 2,000-plus-foot peak for the name of its original inspiration, John Ballard. Ballard was a former slave who ... More >>
The results of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition's eighth annual diversity "report cards" came out last week and they weren't promising. The reports covered progress made in network television during the 2007-2008 season by writers, actors and producers who were Latinos, Asians and Native Ameri ... More >>
Burbank was not named for horticulturalist Luther. Stanton was not so called in honor of actor Harry Dean. Nor was Carson dedicated to late-night talk-show host Johnny. These are just some of the disillusioning facts one learns over the course of living in L.A. According to William Bright's ever-hel ... More >>