Hidden within Los Angeles' seemingly infinite number of mini-malls and mega-malls is a staggering amount of good eats. The food court in the basement of Koreatown Plaza is a neon wonderland of potent kimchi and oversized bibimbap bowls; the food court at Mercado La Paloma, just south of USC, inspire ... More >>
There are some crazy-ass Lakers expectations floating around town. The last time expectations were this high, USC had a No. 1 pre-season ranking and Matt Barkley had a premature Heisman coronation. How's that working out for Trojans fans?
No doubt the new-look Lakers will win a lot of games and go ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: AEG confirms that it's looking to sell.
L.A. based Anschutz Entertainment Group, the downtown powerhouse behind Staples Center, LA Live, the proposed Farmers Field football stadium, and the world's second-largest concert promoter, Live Nation, might be for sale.
Several outl ... More >>
YouTubeDirk Nowitzki, the "Toy Story" versionSomething to rile you up for tomorrow's big Game 3 between the Lakers and the Mavericks: This infuriatingly catchy, anti-L.A. jingle we haven't been able to get out of our heads since we heard it on the radio yesterday morning. (Damn you, KNX!)
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N. GalutenThe famed KFC dispensary, which even spawned a South Park episodeMarijuana has been in the news a lot this year. Prop 19 brought the legalization debate to the national forefront, even though it never had much of a shot at passing (despite our Governator's well-documented use during ... More >>
NBC ChicagoHonest Tea's "Honest Store"
Despite our downfalls, we'd like to think we draw the line when it comes to stealing. To test this theory -- and the honor system -- try heading to Maryland-based organic tea company Honest Tea's unmanned pop-up "Honest Stores," loaded with one dollar b ... More >>
Activists opposed to Arizona's controversial immigration law plan to picket the Lakers Western Conference finals game against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center Monday. They've expressed particular ire for Lakers' coach Phil Jackson because he hasn't voiced opposition to the law.
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Following tons of press Monday about his statements earlier this month expressing some understanding of Arizona's controversial immigration law, Lakers coach Phil Jackson stated that he wants to remain neutral on the topic.
" ... It is my wish that this statement not be used by either side t ... More >>
â€‹Now that Los Angeles is boycotting the state of Arizona, it seems odd for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to be offering a wager with the mayor of Phoenix over the NBA Western Conference Finals.Apparently the embargo doesn't cover that. But this year's bet is no mere exchange of Laker jerseys for Ariz ... More >>
nba.comThe Basketball Hall of Fame was widely expected to announce the induction of Lakers co-owner Jerry Buss Monday morning. The 77-year-old was one of 19 finalists for the honor.
In the largest sports deal at the time, Buss purchased the Lakers, the Forum, the Los Angeles Kings hockey tea ... More >>
An artist's rendering of a stadium proposed in Industry.Los Angeles could see the return of an NFL football team by next year if the developer of a proposed stadium in Industry has his way.
"I strongly believe an NFL franchise will play in Los Angeles for the 2011 season," John Semcken of Ma ... More >>
Photo credit: Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
I love this big giant melting pot we live in, but why do we have such little representation of Spanish food? Am I missing something?
Dear Mr. Armendariz:
Probably because L.A.'s best maker of charcuterie, ... More >>
You probably already know him as the second best player on the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. But what you probably don't know (unless you read our September interview with Lakers trainer Gary Vitti) is that he's also the team's resident foodie. He is, after all, from Spain. Squid Ink ca ... More >>
Da Lakers.Yes, another year-end, top-of-the-decade list, this time from Sports Illustrated. The magazine says the Los Angeles Lakers are the sports franchise of the decade. The Staples Center-based ballers beat out the NFL's New England Patriots (number two), the University of Connecticut's w ... More >>
Third Time's the Charm? After being convicted in two federal racketeering trials, former private eye Anthony Pellicano and an associate are to be arraigned this morning in Superior Court on state charges. Pellicano and Alexander Frederick Proctor allegedly conspired to intimidate then-L.A. Times ent ... More >>
E.L.A. Gold Line Fears City and MTA officials worry for the safety of jaywalkers and beat-the-train drivers once the new Gold Line extension's trains begin running through East Los Angeles. L.A. TimesLakers Parade Wednesday morning the championship L.A. Lakers team will parade from Staples Center to ... More >>
Sunday night was a winning night for L.A. Weekly at the Los Angeles Press Club Awards ceremony at the Universal City Sheraton hotel. Writers Christine Pelisek, Daniel Heimpel, Gendy Alimurung and Nancy Rommelmann all took home first place awards, while Darrick Rainey, Steven Leigh Morris, Patrick Ra ... More >>
Lakers Triumph, Micro-Riot Quelled The L.A. Lakers won their 10th NBA championship as a Los Angeles team, in Orlando, Florida last night, while at home jubilant fans set fires and vandalized cars. Police arrested at least 25 people near Staples Center downtown and, in a smaller action, in the Crensh ... More >>
It might be a hellish commute tonight with a host of Lakers flag-sporting vehicles anxiously crawling across the freeways in the hopes that their drivers can get home in time to catch the first game of the NBA Finals, where the Lakers square off against Orlando's Magic at 6 p.m.
Instead of stressin ... More >>
Five hundred Los Angeles Laker fans swarmed the Hollywood Billiards Sports Bar & Grill on Thursday night to watch Kobe Bryant and the boys take on Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics in game 1 of a best-of-seven series. The famous rivals were squaring off in the NBA finals for the 11th time and fir ... More >>