A 7.6-foot bronze statue of Bruce Lee, the first in the U.S., was unveiled in L.A.'s Chinatown over Father's Day weekend as part of Chinatown Summer Nights festival, creating a buzz among locals, tourists and fans who came to the historic Central Plaza to pay tribute to the martial arts icon and ac ... More >>
By Hillel Aron Call it Not-So-Elegant-Density. On Robinson Street in Silver Lake, a short walk from Dusty's Bistro on Sunset Boulevard, Richard Kaye can stand on his rickety balcony, reach out, and touch the massive, ultra-modern house rising next door. Literally. "I can't even go home anymore," ... More >>
Foes of the planned Walmart Neighborhood Mart in Chinatown held a big rally over the weekend that featured entertainment from Tom Morello and Ben Harper. This week they've left the music behind, however, and taken things to court. The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and the United Fo ... More >>
Can a bumbling L.A. City Council revive the local street art form?
Benedict Canyon, home of the moderately sized mansion.The man who could be our next mayor isn't happy with some of the people who might end up under his supervision. L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky this week lambasted L.A. city officials for allowing a proposed, 85,000-square-foot man ... More >>
Associated PressLucas Anthony Tang fell to his death from a luxury suite in the Staples CenterUpdated after the jump: Should a two-year-old really be allowed 30 feet in the air, with only 10 inches of concrete and a 16-inch piece of glass to protect him? Update, Nov. 22, 12:15 p.m.: what Tan ... More >>
Who’ll pay for L.A.’s shaky skyscrapers?