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John Rabe, 46, and Julian Bermudez, 38, met at the close of a sunny day in Malibu in 2001, when separate afternoons spent sunbathing on the shores of El Matador beach led both to the Friendship on West Channel Road. The nautical-themed watering hole, on ... More >>
Defying all logic, reason, and science, the Griffith Observatory has announced it is staying open for the end of the world Dec. 21.
Not happening, of course, because you can't stay open after the world has ended! Someone failed to inform the Observatory's directors about this fact.
The folks at ou ... More >>
The Shrine Auditorium, once home to the Academy Awards, hosted countless landmark concerts in its prime, but now is less in the spotlight than its rival up Figueroa -- LA Live. Still, the Shrine has found a second life as a hub for L.A,'s rave scene.
See also: *Jack White at The Shrine, 8/10/12
*St ... More >>
The Endeavour show over the skies of Los Angeles will be delayed by more than an hour this morning. The Los Angeles Police Department says that instead of the original 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. window, with an 11 landing time at LAX, the space shuttle will get a piggy back ride above Los Angeles more than ... More >>
The LAPD really thinks you're retarded. Here's your chance to prove the department wrong.
You see, L.A. police officials are afraid that you'll be so wowed by the site of retired Space Shuttle Endeavour cruising above town on a 747 that you'll take your eyes off the road and crash your car Friday m ... More >>
Picnics are one of those civic birthrights that redeems living with traffic snarls on the 405 and celebrity divorces superseding the one minute of world event coverage on the evening news. The very bones of the tradition forged by myriad outdoor spaces, summer events, and consistently genial weather ... More >>
Where were you between the hours of 5:24 p.m. and 7:42 p.m. yesterday?
If your answer is "catching up on back-episodes of Game of Thrones, you heathen" -- joke's on you, brother. You just missed a real-life fantasy apocalypse: a stunning solar ring over the mountaintops/bay views of Los Angeles, th ... More >>
If you've ever cruised along Wilshire Boulevard between Western and Vermont, you've probably noticed a massive, domed structure at Hobart Avenue, kitty-corner to an indoor golf driving-range. That building is the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, aka the Best Jewish Reform Synagogue Built by Hollywood, acc ... More >>
the bride, all dressed in cream satin, with a sparkly brooch on her hip.
"They've been together for a very, very long time. Like, two years?"
says Yesenia Villanueva, 22, the bride's classmate in nursing school.Driving
north on Normandie Avenue, just before the road crests and the Gri ... More >>
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, thus it is time to book reservations at your favorite swank restaurant. Assuming you have a date for the evening. If you do not, well, check back later for our Best Dive Bars in L.A. list.
Of course your significant other may not be the white tablecloth sort, s ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: There are now two hands, and two feet, to match the head.
Originally posted January 17 at 5:15 p.m.
No, this is not a bad zombie movie. This is life in Los Angeles, where for whatever twisted reason, our true-life slayings are often sicker than our on-screen ones.
A human h ... More >>
As a journalist for several outlets, including this one, Nancy Rommelmann covered the gritty and the glamorous sides of Los Angeles. Now with her debut novel, The Bad Mother, she chronicles the lives of Hollywood street kids, crank vials and all.
Rommelmann, who's relocated to Portland, Or ... More >>
Top picture before "the wall," bottom picture after "the wall," with blocked views of Hollywood Hills"The wall went up in a day. I went away in the morning, and I came back later and couldn't see the city."
So says 16th Place Neighborhood Association member Robert Portillo, who's now fightin ... More >>
2011 Museum Associates/LACMADavid Smith exhibit at LACMA
"I don't make boy sculptures," said artist David Smith, interviewed in 1964.
All the willowy, boxy or shiny metal beings he built were girls, some
explicitly modeled after his own adorable daughters, others more vaguely
female. However ... More >>