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This week's shows include John Pennington's latest and a Shakespeare rock concert, plus three noteworthy Nut ... More >>
Flickr/goosmurfShark fin soupFollowing Gov. Jerry Brown's signing in October of an act banning the sale of shark fins in California, the Peninsula Hotel chain has announced they are prohibiting shark fin soup, considered a delicacy in Chinese culture, at all food outlets as of Jan. 1, 2012. ... More >>
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Looks like Harry Potter the theme park is coming to town even though we know you've been way too nice.
The place will likely be called Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And it'll be loc ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: Following Mountain High's early opening Saturday, Bear Mountain Resort will open Wednesday, and Snow Summit Mountain Resort will kick in on Thursday. First posted at 12:45 p.m. Friday.
Wait, you ask, summer's over? Yeah, look at the calendar. It passed more than 30 day ... More >>
Tony CardenasDespite the budget crunch of the last few years, some L.A. City Council members have been ... let's say liberal with your tax dollars when it comes to restaurant and hotel spending. (And remember, these are the highest-paid elected city officials in the nation).
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â€‹Did Princess Cruise Lines have a serial sexual predator working aboard one of its ships?
According to California resident Marisa Foppoli, who filed a lawsuit earlier this week in Los Angles Superior Court against the third largest cruise line in the world, the answer is yes.
It was the wee hour ... More >>
Welcome to Arizona: Now go home.If you'll recall, last year Los Angeles became one of the highest-profile cities in the nation to get on the boycott bandwagon against Arizona. The City Council didn't like its new law (still not fully in effect) that would have cops asking people they stop if ... More >>
Carnival Cruise LinesLuxury cruise ship? More like luxury hardshipThe nation's finest yellow journalists were rabid to pin down as many Splendor passengers as possible for an interview this morning, just after the cruise liner was docked (hours ahead of schedule, thanks to six trusty tugboats ... More >>
Proposal for a new-and-improved Wilshire Grand HotelWhile Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa dismantles libraries across the city, City Councilwoman Jan Perry of the downtown district thinks there's still enough money to give a few billionaires a tax exemption on their massive hotel proje ... More >>
Steve LaThose striking workers opposed to the Hyatt company's local "staff cuts, reduced hours, and excessive injury rates" have moved from the chain's West Hollywood Andaz Thursday to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City Friday.
About 500 hotel workers from Unite Here Local 11 we ... More >>
Updated with reporting and photos from Weekly reporter Steve La, at the Andaz.
Workers of Unite Here Local 11 hotel workers union began picketing the trendy and tony Andaz at 4 this morning, as a work stoppage starts there over "staff cuts, reduced hours, and excessive injury rates," accordin ... More >>
Unite Here Local 11, a union representing hotel workers at two Hyatt hotels on L.A.'s Westside, voted Thursday to authorize a strike, according to a statement from the group.
The vote affected employees at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City and the Hyatt Andaz in West Hollywood ... More >>
As if traffic is not bad enough: Unionized hotel workers planned to block a stretch of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood Thursday in protest of job cuts and elimination of health care benefits at Hyatt Hotels, which has a property at the targeted location. In reaction, authorities granted th ... More >>
The Andaz picket will look a bit different than this one, but you get the idea.
Unionized workers at Hyatt-owned Andaz in West Hollywood and the Hyatt in Century City have been without a contract since December, and next week they'll take to the streets at the Andaz in what is sure to be an e ... More >>
In an effort to raise nearly $500,000 annually, Culver City officials are seeking to raise the hotel tax from 12 percent to 14 percent, according to the Los Angeles Wave. If approved by voters, the proposed tax would be phased in, with the rate raising one percent over each of the next two ye ... More >>
Unite HereA hunger strike outside Disney headquarters in Burbank earlier this year.A labor union representing hotel workers involved in a bitter dispute with Disney's Anaheim hotels warned organizers of Comic-Con that if they moved the popular summer convention from San Diego to Orange County ... More >>
Google MapsThe Chetwood Hotel.Police say the 39-year-old suspect arrested in the murder of a 74-year-old Little Tokyo hotel manager was found walking nearby and taken into custody.
Los Angeles police allege Jian Hong Li fatally stabbed 74-year-old residential hotel manager Hideko Oyama Jan. ... More >>
The FBI has been called in to investigate the disappearance of an Italian chef who went missing from a cruise ship en route from Aruba to Cartagena, Columbia. The ship docked yesterday in Los Angeles. 31-year-old Angelo Faliva was last seen on the morning of November 26th on the deck of the Princes ... More >>
The locally based AIDS Healthcare and Pink Cross foundations have organized a boycott of Marriott hotels over porn. The protest is not about the Mormon-founded chain's in-room, X-rated offerings. No, that's just fine. The problem, according to the groups, is the hotel company's palette of on-demand ... More >>
These are tough times for the High Desert's hospitality industry. Besides the recession-caused drought of tourist dollars felt nationwide, the city of Palmdale boosted its hotel tax from seven to 10 percent in May and yesterday Lancaster's mayor effectively shut down the struggling Desert Inn to pre ... More >>