At this year's Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase, there were gardens that hadn't been watered in months. You might think this would make for a pretty ugly tour, but it didn't. The Green Garden Showcase is a sustainable garden tour — the largest in Southern California, in fact — and not wat ... More >>
The driver of a Pruis says, in so many words, "WTF!" when a crazed motorist on the 110 freeway near USC throws a can at his windshield for no good reason. Now the CHP is investigating the incident, Officer Jose Barrios tells the Weekly. WTF indeed. It's all captured on tape. And it's the greatest r ... More >>
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Update: More detail below. Feuer is in ICU, suffered lacerated spleen and broken ribs.Assemblyman Mike Feuer, who is running for L.A. city attorney, has been hospitalized after a car crash this afternoon.According to his campaign, Feuer was on his way to the swearing-in ceremony for D.A. Jackie Lace ... More >>
We're tickled, of course, that CNN thinks "L.A. Is a Heavenly Place." We do, too! But as so many L.A.-ophiles discovered upon actually reading the meat of the article, writer Jennifer Wolfe thinks of L.A. like a postcard, not the smoggy grimy wasteland we've come to call heaven. The piece is part ... More >>
Behold! Google's creepy new robotic car driving Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles) to his press conference... on Google's creepy new robotic car. How convenient. Google cleared a huge hurdle to filling California's highways with its robo fleet yesterday, when Padilla introduced Senate Bill 1298 on ... More >>
Surfing's elite Latino star questions the soul of the World Tour
Cops congregate under the iconic Lincoln & Rose mural at Whole Foods. A shooting around sundown, in a dark back-alley near 7th and Rose -- just behind Venice's fancy Whole Foods shopping hub -- left one unidentified man with a gunshot wound to the torso. More than a dozen LAPD investigators ... More >>
Nobody is more L.A. than Murs. But he doesn't even live here anymore. He's now based out of Tucson, Arizona, where he says he doesn't stand out. That's for a few reasons. For one, gone are the thick ropes of dreadlocks that formerly sprouted from his head. Also, he drives a Prius. And he likes watc ... More >>
(And he speaks for the first time)
susanfosterjewelry.comUpdate: Cops say the victim didn't work for Susan Foster Exquisite Fine Jewelry but might have made a sales call there before the robbery (more details after the jump). Suspect descriptions also after the jump. A man who works at a might have paid a sales visit to a Bre ... More >>
CaltechSossina Haile and William Chueh work on Ed Begley Jr's dream fuel: sun rays and water.Was President Obama smoking some of that good stuff they sell legally right here in L.A. when he gave his State of the Union address Tuesday night? (He did go to college in the area). Because we're su ... More >>
A. ScattergoodJason Travi at Firefly When we left off talking to Jason Travi, the chef was discussing the relative merits of being a third generation chef, why he didn't start cooking until the comparatively ancient age of 15, and how his father didn't want him working in the family business. ... More >>
KROQ brings back everyone's favorite Sex Pistol radio jock. Will they allow Steve Jones to be his burpy self?
Bill Clinton is at UCLA tonight.Those dueling visits by presidents Obama and Clinton we told you about have turned into another classic bout between archrivals USC and UCLA, and we have to ask: Which school is getting the better speaker? Obama is heading to USC next Friday (Oct. 22) to speak ... More >>
Obama returns to L.A. next week.POTUS overload, L.A? President Clinton is visiting Los Angeles Friday to whip up support for gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown. Then President Obama is back in town the next Friday raise funds for U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, who's defending her seat. After th ... More >>
Timothy NorrisSonic Youth's Kim Gordon at the Hollywood Bowl [For more exclusive photographs of this show, see Timothy Norris' slideshow "Pavement, Sonic Youth, No Age @ Hollywood Bowl"] Do the gods of programming have a sense of humor? Because Thursday night, three massive shows split the a ... More >>
Ben Affleck and his bank-robber role, caught between redemption, action and hometown
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Hannibal Moncrief saw the future last night. No, he didn't brew mushroom tea and watch Doc Brown tinker with the fabric of the space-time continuum. And no, he didn't spend three hours inside the glowing pink origami bird mumbling the phrase, "cool colors, man." The double-stacks of white ... More >>
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