Obamacare is coming to an uninsured person near you starting Tuesday. If you were to believe the White House, it is the cure-all for skyrocketing health-care costs and unaffordable premiums. And if you were to listen to the Republican party, which wants to gut funding for Obamacare, it's a socialis ... More >>
Master of Sangiovese The North American Sommelier Association (NASA) is teaching an intensive certification course on the varietal. Native to Italy, the grape has been planted in other wine regions including California, Australia and Greece, which is among the lessons covered in the two-day course. ... More >>
Breakfast in the Bend The Echo Park beer pub is hosting a brunch to benefit Share Our Strength, with Golden Road brews at $4 and three $10 specials: chili-cheese baked omelettes, Bend breakfast burritos, and the namesake waffles with fresh berries. A dollar from each pint and $5 from each special so ... More >>
The Hungry Cat's Two-Year Anniversary David Lentz is celebrating the second anniversary of The Hungry Cat's Santa Monica location by offering happy hour menu and oysters at half price all day today. WHAT: The Hungry Cat's Two-Year Anniversary WHEN: Thursday, April 25 WHERE: The Hungry Cat, 100 W. C ... More >>
In celebration of Israel's 65th Independence Day, Suzanne Tracht will open her kitchen to Assaf Granit and Uri Navon, chef-owners of Machneyda restaurant in Jerusalem, at Jar for a collaborative one-night dinner on Saturday, April 13.
Can Los Angeles be considered an unofficial burger capital of the U.S.? It wouldn't be a tough argument to make. We have plenty of burger joints: Apple Pan, Hawkins House of Burgers, In-N-Out, Father's Office, Rick's, Pie'n'Burger, and Earlez Grille, to name a handful. Next week, two burger joints - ... More >>
When it comes to rating big food brands like Kellogg's and Coca-Cola, Oxfam America looked beyond their flavor, price value, and even the content of their nutrition. Instead, it was more about each company's environmental and social impact in the countries they set up manufacturing plants. The non-p ... More >>
Loyal L.A. Weekly reader Carmen Trutanich must have seen our post from Wednesday, in which we noted that he had yet to deliver on his pledge to donate $100,000 to the L.A.'s Best after-school program. Trutanich had promised to come up with the money by his birthday, which was on Sunday, and had yet ... More >>
Pompea Smith, Executive Director of SEE-LA and founder of the Hollywood Farmers Market, was fired on Tuesday evening, following private meetings of the non-profit's board of directors. Smith had been a part of the market and SEE-LA for over 20 years. The official statement issued by the board is s ... More >>
Zina.Following the death of a famed dancer, Zina Bethune (a.k.a. Zina Feeley), PETA today announced it was posthumously bestowing upon her a Compassionate Action Award. Bethune was struck by at least two vehicles after she stopped to help an injured opossum near Griffith Park over the weeken ... More >>
Matt McGrathThe idea that the LAPD is going to store some of its sensitive information -- perhaps background on criminals and investigations, for example -- in "the cloud" has cops balking at the level of Google's email security. The city of L.A. decided last year to drop Novell's email ser ... More >>
Planned ParenthoodRepublicans want to shut down government because they don't want you to have a plan. Seriously.So while high taxes and (over) spending remain the mantra of Republicans threatening to shut down the federal government over President Obama's budget, the real deal-breaker could ... More >>
Porn.The war over condoms in porn continued this week. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris asking her to look into the transfer off the adult industry's main health-care and testing clinic from nonprofit to for-profit status. The clinic, ... More >>
Anne Fishbeinbeer float at Golden StateOkay, we realize that you can watch countless numbers of people chugging beer at any USC tailgating party, and probably countless numbers of other people downing ice cream or gelato in alarming quantities if you just hang out at Scoops or Bulgarini Gelat ... More >>
Philanthropic food lovers, mark your calendars: on October 6th some of the biggest and most sustainability minded chefs in the city, along with some conscientious local farmers, are coming together for the fundraiser Good Food for All, A Taste of the Los Angeles Foodshed. Hosted by the n ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad. "The residual coffee in the air is worth an aerosolized shot, shot and a half, easy."
Flickr/Paper Catwall of books On August 22nd, you might want to bring a few extra market bags to the Hollywood Farmers Market, maybe even a box or two. Because along with late season fruit, you could be bringing home quite a few cookbooks. The Culinary Historians of Southern California will b ... More >>
Dio and the devil horns.The Los Angeles City Council has officially declared May 30 Ronnie James Dio Day. The announcement was made at Sunday's public memorial service for the recently deceased, eternally awesome metal singer. Event MC Eddie Trunk, the host of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, ... More >>
Former president Bill Clinton hasn't lost the golden touch when it comes to raising big money in Los Angeles.Former U.S. President Bill ClintonIn 2009, The William J. Clinton Foundation, the former president's non-profit group that fights everything from global climate change to HIV/AIDS, raked i ... More >>
Los Angeles had been safe from the ACORN scandal until now: Conservative activist James O'Keefe recently released the second in a series of videos that portray him and a prostitute visiting local offices of ACORN and asking for business help starting up a child-sex operation. The nonprofit gr ... More >>
SarahLynette Cerezo of Bestial Mouths LA's Bestial Mouths is a band that straddles generations. Formed in an era of MySpace band pages and download singles, the group is keeping its focus on an almost nostalgic medium, seven-inch singles.
View more photos in the "What Lies Beneath: Zombies, Serial Killers & Suicide Girls" slideshow. Exhibit A (or Z): A zombie prom queen at the Fangoria Convention, see this week's LA Weekly zombie cover story for more undead actionRight after we went to press with our zombie cover story, Andrew Mori ... More >>
AT&T and L.A. City Hall quietly lead a national push to silence the little guy
Matthew Flesicher wrote a piece in the news section about the County calling an "emergency" over the properly permitted art project held in the Arroyo Seco in September. Standing on a bridge overlooking the confluence of the Arroyo Seco and Los Angeles rivers, Friends of the Los Angeles River fou ... More >>