The last televised mayoral debate is tonight on KCAL, which means one more opportunity to point out that the candidates agree with each other on everything. That's been one of the recurring themes of the race: Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are fundamentally the same.The problem with that is not tha ... More >>
As anyone who's followed L.A.'s food scene this year can attest, 2012 was marked by the demise of some near-and-dear classic restaurants. Of course, restaurants shutters are a fact of life -- some face an inevitable decline, while some seem to disappear overnight. Nothing quite compares to the con ... More >>
See also: *The Branding of Best Coast *Our Best Coast cover story from 2010 Our music feature this week focuses on indie-pop duo Best Coast. They're a band with a lot of fans and a lot of critics -- some of whom don't approve of their increasingly-symbiotic relationship with Urban Outfitters, and ... More >>
Loncheras are riding the food truck tidal wave
Sleeping tiger says no more splitting
Sam BlochThe Great Wall of L.A.'s collaborative spirit of muralmaking on display at its restoration ceremony Saturday. Video cameras were everywhere. Ernestine Jimenez is gazing over a chain link fence at a painting of a pachuco in his underwear. It's a depiction of the Zoot Suit Riots of 194 ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS (after the jump) NEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on Merry Wives of Windsor in Topanga Canyon and Griffith ParkBrian HelmOthello‚ÄčOn a care-free, car-free Carmageddon weekend, all of our critics got to their shows. Among the favorites, Lovell Estell III's warm apprai ... More >>
How did a food-spewing bully get major Democratic backing to run for Community College trustee?
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Google MapsVenice Breakwater.A fisherman died as he was fishing on the rock pile known as the Venice Breakwater over the weekend, reportedly as he bent down to wash his hands in the ocean. He fell in and people flagged down police about 11 p.m. Saturday, according to Fox 11 News and other rep ... More >>
The popular Web site stands accused of acting like a "modern-day Mafia"
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The Spanish greats at The Cheese Store of Silver LakeAnother year, another chance to take a new bite out of life. For motivated foodies looking for the latest and greatest edibles to sink their teeth into, this approach translates literally. The food lover is ready already to start planning t ... More >>
As the financial crisis tightens its grip on California, the pressure to squeeze out more local revenue is causing rifts between the city and county governments -- and the results are not pretty. Last week the County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a letter proposed by Supervisor Gloria M ... More >>
Eight committed San Fernando Valley activists try to stop two monied outsiders
Around 2:10 a.m. September 3, Los Angeles County Sheriff Department deputies, who were driving through the city of Los Angeles, found a man who was "down and unconscious" on the corner of Jardine Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. A rescue ambulance was called to the scene but paramedics could no ... More >>
5 P.M. UPDATE: Firefighters have abandoned efforts to rescue the trapped people on Gold Creek Road, deeming the rescue operation too hazardous, at least for now. The most incredible news about today's growing fire, which many fire officials fear could get whipped into a massive conflagration t ... More >>
Top five reasons the chief is really leaving Los Angeles
Except the chief is manipulating numbers and acting like a politician
L.A. is a city of steamroller politics and barely aware voters. It is exceedingly difficult for everyday citizens to beat an incumbent running for Los Angeles City Council or Los Angeles Unified School Board. It is almost as difficult to win an empty seat on either body unless you are the one being ... More >>
Voyage led by British businessman Philip Beale; waterscapes on display at L.A.'s Found Gallery
Bitter homes & gardens?
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My husband, acting out
Andy Lipkis speaks for the trees. Now he wants to solve our water problems too.
Quiet on the Blake set!
Entering the dangerous world of flier parties
Henri Langloisí ghost, David Lebrunís Proteus etc.
Art and commerce clash in the NoHo Arts District about auto-body shops
Helldorado film shoot must wait at Hansen Dam
Cardenas and Greuel must square off again in City Council race
The Weeklyís recommendation in the December 11 special election in the 2nd District
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An introduction to and brief history of the river
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Beck at the crossroads