This fall, The New School of Cooking is branching out. The Culver City-based cooking, baking and all-things-food school is linking up with some of L.A.'s best chefs and food personalities to create a fall line-up of amazing classes, all of which are available for enrollment now.
See also: 4th of July Weekend Checkpoints, DUI Patrols Start Tonight. You prepare for 4th of July by stocking up on cases of the cheapest brew you can find and breaking out your beer guzzler helmet. We can find you in a beach parking lot chasing bikinis while holding sparklers. You're a douche, al ... More >>
Beer & Taxes at Mohawk Bend This weekend Nick Underwood, a tax accountant whose clients range from comedians to startups, will offering free tax advice and one glass of beer in the afternoons at Mohawk Bend. Sign up for a 30-minute session online. WHAT: Beer & Taxes WHEN: Sat.-Sun., April 6-7, 12 p. ... More >>
Usually when a room full of people are chanting "Dudes! Dudes! Dudes!" it's a bachelorette party in a Vegas hotel suite. But last week, when the refrain erupted inside Hot's Kitchen in Hermosa Beach, it was not for male strippers. It was for L.A.'s newest microbrewery --The Dudes' Brewing Company. ... More >>
The menu at Hermosa Beach vegetarian restaurant The Spot Natural Food Restaurant indicates that the place serves desserts, but unless you're the reincarnation of Andre the Giant, you'll never know for sure. Because only the former Eighth Wonder of the World would be able to complete the Tamale Combo ... More >>
Last year's 405 shutdown inspired some folks to engage in planking and dining on the open lanes of one of the world's busiest freeways. But this year a handful of action sports heroes took it a step further -- despite clear warnings not to. Former pro skater Cindy Whitehead and photographer husban ... More >>
On July 1, the countdown clock hit zero and California's ban on foie gras went into effect. But, as one might predict, the law barely lasted one full business day before a lawsuit was filed against it. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a complaint filed in federal district court on Monday ... More >>
Update: Doughty allegedly met his accuser at Sharkeez bar in Hermosa Beach. She tells police that the hockey star took her back to his extravagant pad and had sex with her against her will. Details at the bottom. Not two weeks off his smashing Stanley Cup victory and celebratory parade, L.A. Kings ... More >>
A midlife crisis spawns Keith Morris' new band Off!
Updated at the bottom with more deets on the Big 18, one of whom is a top dog at Viacom. Originally posted at 2 p.m. The public bathroom at the end of Marine Avenue has been getting more action than a West Hollywood back-alley.
Breaking beer news. Though they will have an official "grand opening party" in late March which, of course, we will let you know about, we're letting you know now that you can already visit the newly minted Strand Brewing Tap Room. Drinking hours are Thursday and Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 12-8 p.m ... More >>
Monday, Feb. 6, sees two restaurant openings: Abigaile in Hermosa Beach and Kitchen 24 in West Hollywood. Like a phoenix, Abigaile rises from the ashes of Union Cattle Co., which closed in January. Same owner (Jed Sanford), new concept (upscale American brasserie), new chef (Max DiMare of Wood Taver ... More >>
Gretchen ParlatoSee also *The Top Ten Los Angeles Albums of 2011 *Top Ten Los Angles Metal Albums of 2011 Despite what some may believe, Los Angeles has a rich jazz history. From Central Avenue to Hermosa Beach, early innovators like Hampton Hawes, Charles Mingus and Dexter Gordon honed thei ... More >>
This week listen up for Adam Schroeder, Allison Miller and Phil Ranelin
Vincent GalloTonight's musical headliner at the El Rey Theatre has no albums, no mp3s, no songs on the Internet, scant YouTube presence, and not even any merch, unless you count guitar picks from a 2007 tour, and those are sold out. No, with the experimental rock ensemble RRIICCEE, you get o ... More >>
Way more than $2,000 in coins... but not everyone can have hustle like ScroogeIt's the season for artistic public thieving in L.A. County. First, on Oct. 27, there was the guy with the Obama mask who stuck up an El Pollo Loco branch in Duarte with a toy knife. A week or so later, there was t ... More >>
via MySpaceMiguel Atwood-FergusonTonight's installment of Grand Performances at California Plaza -- one of our town's finest, free music al fresco opportunities -- figures to be especially grand. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, the composer/producer/arranger/multi-instrumentalist who boasts a resume ... More >>
The New PornographersFor a band with four singers at least that many solo projects, the New Pornographers' fifth album Together sounds pretty ... well, together. The Canadian collective is a supergroup in almost every sense of the word, and their power-pop adventuring has never felt fresher ... More >>
Piper FergusonThe Swell SeasonBoy, girl. Boy, girl. Boy, girl. It's a bill made for date night on Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl as some of music's favorite collaborative couples team up to provide a soundtrack for your wine and cheese. Of course, the Swell Season -- Glen Hansard of Irish r ... More >>
Dum Dum GirlsIf it's hard to regard the Dum Dum Girls' moody, distortion-drenched pop as anything more than the hipster flavor of the month, it's probably because of the creative left turn taken by frontwoman Kristin Gundred. She was the straw that stirred the drink as drummer-singer in Gran ... More >>
UC DavisResearchers at UC Davis have been studying geographic patterns that correlate to autism perhaps in hopes of coming up with an environmental link. On that front, they came up blank. But the school's recent findings are interesting nonetheless: For the greater Los Angeles region, the ac ... More >>
Jazz in L.A., February 27-March 5
Jazz in L.A., September 5-11
(In a good way)
XXX movie, by ex Chemical People band member, delivers punk-drenched, suburban-angst, back-then realism with a Circle Jerks soundtrack
Swinging into Memorial Day weekend at LACMA, Jazz Bakery, Papa West and more
Jazz picks around L.A.
Where to catch the last wave
Riding Giants puts the history of big-wave riding on the big screen
And let us shed a little tear for the late El Mr. Cat No. 1
A romp through L.A.'s rock, blues and country clubs
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