From the beaches of La Jolla to the majestic mountains of the Angeles National Forest, from the Joshua trees of the Mojave desert to the gilded canyons off Mulholland Drive, Southern California is a beautiful place. But, frankly, it can also be hell on earth. If you've ever been stuck in traffic on ... More >>
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Some of the world's most amazing races display feats of mechanical, intellectual and physical prowess. Given that we just reclaimed the worst traffic in the nation title, who's to say that a morning commute race from Silver Lake to Venice shouldn't be among the world's most grueling? We decided to ... 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 >>
Less than two months after Strand Brewing Company celebrated its 3rd Anniversary -- and just over a year after opening its always-busy Torrance tap room -- the foundational South Bay beer-makers are ready for another epic milestone: bottles. Starting with a two-day kickoff at the tap room this wee ... More >>
By Alan Scherstuhl Editor's note: Alan Scherstuhl sometimes writes about country music for our sister blog at the Village Voice. Brad Paisley, "Southern Comfort Zone" Current Billboard Country Singles Chart Position: 10 The Verdict: Holy shit, songs on the radio can still be important! In this ... More >>
Over the past few months, you've watched us catalog our 100 Favorite Dishes. Catalog being a lovely term meaning eating our way across this town, well, even more than usual. And because we thought you might want a better way to access these, we've collected all one hundred into one piece, a menu if ... More >>
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A. ScattergoodMing Tsai poolside at The Standard in Hollywood If you spend any time watching cooking shows on PBS, you'll know who Ming Tsai is. Or if you've read any of his cookbooks -- the fourth, Simply Ming: One-Pot Meals, has just come out -- or watched old Food Network television. Or s ... More >>
This is the story of a guy who really could get arrested. A couple weeks ago we told you the how a former NASCAR driver, despite getting away from authorities in a high-speed chase, got caught when the Corvette he was lead-footing croaked in an engine FAIL that would make BP proud. James Ed ... More >>
And now, an entirely different meaning for fast food. With this weekend marking the annual Long Beach Grand Prix, it seemed like a good time to find out what an open wheel racer eats. Meet driver E.J. Viso. Now in his third year in the Indy Racing League, the 25 year-old from Caracas, Venezula, h ... More >>
Set the tricorder to temporal disruption mode, Mr. Spock
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Well, it didn't take long for that AP logo to get pulled off the podium mike that Doron Weinberg's been using. Possibly fearing that the podium could soon resemble a NASCAR pace car plastered with corporate logos, Alan Parachini, the chief public information officer for the Superior Courts, had th ... More >>
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