America loves Southern California, at least according to Facebook's end-of-the-year data.
Of the social networking site's recently revealed 10 most popular domestic "check-ins" for 2012, three of the locations are in Southern California, beating out any other region.
Top spots include:
Developers of a proposed mixed-use strip mall that would stand at the former site of the famed Tower Records store on Sunset Boulevard hit the pause button over the weekend as opposition to the project, which would feature Times Square-like electronic billboards, grew to a roar.
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KCRW Broadcast #144 for Saturday, December 10
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theoccupationparty.comA West Coast legend does his part.Yup. This just happened. Right after receiving the victorious news from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that Occupy Wall Street doesn't have to move out of Zuccotti Park after all, protest organizers learned they'd been blessed with a S ... More >>
Jim ThurmanMatcha green tea shaved snow with red bean & mochi at Salju Dessert
Taiwanese shaved ice has been featured before at Squid Ink, and with good reason. It's perhaps the perfect summer dessert. However, as good as shaved ice is, it's just so 2010. This year, it's all about the next le ... More >>
PHOTO BY PATRICK RANGE MCDONALDContinental passengers delayed by a New Jersey blizzard last night were left in the dark through the wee hoursTwitter via spanishNYTimes Square is buried under at least one foot of snowUpdated after the jump: The Weekly's Patrick Range McDonald live-blogs ... More >>
â€‹As we first told you yesterday, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has disbanded a counter-terror unit that patrolled skyscrapers and high-profile public events.The Protective Security Task Force consisted of a couple dozen plainclothes cops who hung around tall buildings looking for the next Faisal Shahzad ... More >>
Given the attempted car bombing in New York over the weekend -- with initial implications for the Los Angeles area and its entertainment media -- this would be an ill-timed move: The union representing Los Angeles police and pseudonymous cop writer Jack Dunphy both say that the Los Angeles Po ... More >>
As federal authorities announced late Monday that a suspect in Saturday night's attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square was arrested, Los Angeles-area authorities said they have beefed up patrols of area movie studios as a precaution.
It's not clear if the terror attempt targeted th ... More >>
Someone contacted officials with a bomb threat on the mayor's office, prompting tighter security in City Hall Tuesday, a mayoral spokeswoman said. The threat comes as police patrols of area film studios has also been beefed up in the wake of the weekend's failed car-bomb attempt in New York' ... More >>
South Park StudiosAuthorities are looking into the possibility that a recent episode of Los Angeles-based animated comedy series South Park that was deemed insensitive to Islam by some Muslims could have inspired the failed car bomb in New York's Times Square over the weekend.
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A few months ago we wrote about LA rapper Nocando, whose work during Project Blowed and, recently, the Low End Theory have garnered him much praise on the experimental beatz scene around town (and in London). We just found this battle clip in which the emcee takes on Miami rapper Wrekonize, and w ... More >>
This must be green week. On Monday President Obama called off Bush-fearing federal agents who had their guns trained on medical marijuana dispensaries in California and 13 other states where medicinal pot is legal. A county superior court judge ruled the city's moratorium on new dispensaries is ille ... More >>
Writers and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have thought an awful lot about food. But not in any sort of usual way. While working on their animated film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs based on the 1978 classic kid's book, Lord and Miller had to take the initial premise involving frea ... More >>
Jim Washburn at the urban-living site, FourStory, gets worked up over Canadian Club ads that trade in on both retro chic and the presumed nostalgia of 21st-century males for a more take-charge era of guy. That is to say, a time when men in Van Heusen shirts were free to roam the bedrooms of th ... More >>
A heated hearing unfolded earlier today before the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, which wants to create yet another complicated, exception-filled plan to try to control street clutter in Los Angeles, the capital of the illegal billboard industry.Details of today's hearing will come from ace r ... More >>
Two more vintage nightlife venues that helped define Southern California's quirkiness have closed or face possible extinction. L.A. Daily asked some longtime locals for their thoughts about Hermosa Beach's Mermaid bar and restaurant (whose lot is for sale), and Studio City's shuttered Sportsmen's Lo ... More >>
We're thrilled to see Steve Lopez skewering the blazing, flashing, crass digital billboard clutter now sweeping L.A. while billboard-industry financed, highly conflicted members of the City Council, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo let it all happen.
Lopez has joined t ... More >>