This year marks the 35th anniversary of the infamous Jonestown murder-suicides orchestrated by Reverend Jim Jones in Guyana. More than 900 people lost their lives.
While Jones' Peoples Temple is inherently a Bay Area story — that of an Indianapolis preacher who, in 1965, moved his followers to ... More >>
On a bench outside Handsome Coffee Roasters in downtown Los Angeles' arts district, after the requisite coffee inside and under the (also requisite) California sun, Roy Choi sat down late last week to talk about, well, lots of things. He wanted a cigarette, or a few of them. He wanted to be close to ... More >>
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Song: Skrillex's "First of the Year"
History: There were some remarkable musical things happening in London right around the beginning of this century and a guy ... More >>
If you happened to be the kind of guy who takes his pair of Stacey Adams for a weekly polish at Chambers Shine Parlor and Shoe Repair -- proudly serving South Central since 1955 -- you may have noticed a change in atmosphere recently, an intoxicating plume of meaty smoke wafting from the space next ... More >>
By Hillel Aron
It seemed as if half of San Pedro packed the Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom late last night for a blowout victory party for local boy Joe Buscaino who won the Los Angeles City Council District 15 race. Things got wild as newcomer Buscaino beat dull lifer politician Warren Furutani. Furu ... More >>
Two thousand eleven was a year of peaks and valleys for Katy Perry; she made a run at pop supremacy, performed at huge venues for tiny fans, and made gobs of money. Unfortunately, half of that could go to Russell Brand, who filed for divorce at the end of the year. (They're not believed to have a pr ... More >>
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House of Blues, Sunset
Nov. 12, 2011
A piece of sad news threatened to cast a pall over last night's GWAR concert. The band's guitarist Cory Smoot died on November 3 during ... More >>
Jena ArdellInside Scott Weiland's sold-out show at the Viper Room.
Scott Weiland signed copies of his new memoir Not Dead & Not For Sale at Book Soup in West Hollywood last night before heading across the street to the Viper Room, where he performed a sold-out show.
Jena ArdellScott Weilan ... More >>
Marcia Parker, AOL Patch's West Coast editorial director.In the last few months AOL's "hyper-local" news sites called Patch have been hard to ignore. Not only have they moved into some of Los Angeles County's more-affluent communities, but they've been hiring journalists at a time when some o ... More >>
BY HAL SPARKS
When I'm not on a stand-up tour of the country, thrilling people in the Bible Belt with my razor sharp wit and polysyllabic dissections of pop culture and socio-political shenanigans, I live in Los Angeles. I have loved here, I have lost here... I shot Dude, Where's My Car?, Spider- ... More >>