There's a famous George Carlin routine where the late comic mocks our obsession with stuff -- clothing and cars and accessories that we buy in an effort to fit in, to make ourselves feel better, to feed the American nature of consumerism until these items rule our lives.
Now, four years after Carli ... More >>
Can we all finally agree that bagged spinach (and lettuce) is a bad idea?
Salinas-based Fresh Express is conducting a voluntary recall of 9-ounce packages of its spinach due to possible contamination with Salmonella, according to a company press release. The affected batch has a use-by date of Nov. ... More >>
Goddammit. Just when we were beginning to get used to this summertime dip in gas prices -- they've fallen from over $4.30 in March to about $3.90 today -- the largest refinery in NorCal has to go and screw everything up.
According to reports, a series of explosions at the Chevron oil refinery in Ri ... More >>
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Alfonso Ribeiro of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air might do the nerdiest, preppiest dance of all time.
But that didn't stop hundreds if not thousands of followers from joining him yesterday at Universal CityWalk and other locales in ... More >>
Bikes versus cars is a classic transportation battle in traffic-clogged Los Angeles. But bikes versus runners? Now there's a showdown we could get behind.
Wolfpack Hustle, the uber-enthused cycling group most famous for racing an airplane across L.A. County during Carmageddon, has another sort-of s ... More >>
Marijuana does many magical things, not the least of which is make dubstep listenable. In Los Angeles, we use it pretty much legally for back pain, nausea and hot tubbing.
But a new study from Germany says that, in U.S. states like California where marijuana has become medically legit, rates of sui ... More >>
Don't hate us because we're beautiful. Or do.
It turns out the left-most state is also America's most-hated, according to a recent survey by Public Policy Polling. And California's left-leaning politics seem to have a lot to do with it.
The Golden State is the most-disliked in the union, and Hawai ... More >>
[Update: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that St. Clair and Pele had been replaced at Golden Road Brewpub by chef Adam Levoe.]
When beer-centric, vegan-friendly Echo Park mega-bar Mohawk Bend opened in July 2011, it was with chefs Sera Pelle and Randal St. Clair. The new executiv ... More >>
This is how Amsterdam does it.L.A. still has a near-record high number of marijuana dispensaries despite efforts by the City Council to control them. (And we do mean high).
But one-by-one the office of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is knockin' 'em out. (Unfortunately, one of his assistant c ... More >>
FDAToss your salad.
Irwindale-based Ready Pac Foods Inc. is recalling 5,379 cases of bagged salad products containing romaine lettuce because they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, Reuters reports.
The voluntary recall includes a dozen different salad products including Caesar salad ... More >>
Because we all apparently get a kick from playing Lilliputian for a day: last weekend at the Alameda County Fair, Nick Nicora of Ovation Food Services and Brett Enright of Juicy's, LLC attempted to set the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Commercially Available Burger with a behemoth b ... More >>
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In some dim corner of the country, every food has a festival. For three days each April, the World Grits Festival engulfs St. George, South Carolina. Waikiki holds the Spam Jam. In Clinton, Montana, there is the Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival, or "Te ... More >>
Mississippi on the left; we're on the right.
A new report from from the Trust for America's Health confirms it: We're not as unhealthy as the rest of really unhealthy America. Sure, we're pretty unhealthy, but for now let's take in the good news and celebrate with a Double Down.
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With the nearest Great Harvest Bread Company more than 40 miles away in Thousand Oaks, the western San Gabriel Valley's ripe for a bakery that mills its own wheat. Co-owner Patricia Diaz spent ten years researching franchises that would give her creative control without compromising corporate suppo ... More >>
revok1.comGraffiti artist Jason Williams, also known as Revok, was arrested at an exhibition of his work at a Mid-City gallery and graffiti-art store Sunday, authorities announced.
The 32-year-old, described as a prolific tagger whose moniker has been spotted throughout the region, was nabbe ... More >>
In an effort to better familiarize our readership on the upcoming FYF Fest, which occurs this Saturday at the LA State Historic Park downtown, West Coast Sound sent a brief questionnaire to a few bands scheduled to appear. Today's installment features an interview with Kurt Vile.
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Los Angeles is not Livingston, Montana. They get purple mountain's majesty, rushing rivers, fresh local ingredients, true saloons and 100-hour cattle ranching work weeks. We get, from what I can gather, just about everything else. There were a slew of Rocky Mountain foods eaten on this week's No Res ... More >>