Councilman Eric Garcetti, a candidate for L.A. mayor, has been on a fundraising tear lately. He had an event at Moby's house. He had one with Jimmy Kimmel. In a couple weeks, he'll have one with (OMG OMG OMG) Howard Dean.But it'll be hard to top the event he had on Sunday at a polo match at Will Rog ... More >>
UstreamDown and out in Beverly Hills.The Occupy 90210 protest last night, to call out President Obama for accepting big campaign cash from Hollywood donors, got a little chaotic when a protester was thrown from his bicycle by a Smart Car flying by. (Scroll down for dramatic video of the downe ... More >>
Unlike the people's beloved First Lady -- who stops by Inglewood groceries when she's in town; so humble! -- President Obama is notorious for never letting his limo stray beyond L.A.'s lavish Westside.
Especially now that election season is drawing near, and so many deep Hollywood pockets have yet ... More >>
Californians Against WasteYou did this. Now undo it.L.A. County has the nastiest water in California, and many other parts of the country, according to Heal the Bay. And it's not because annoying tourist children won't stop pissing in the ocean, or gay parties are getting too trashy up at Wil ... More >>
When great white sharks were spotted off the Southern California coast in June it seemed a little unusual, but experts say it's not: It turns out that -- hold on to your boardshorts -- great whites often call Los Angeles coastal waters home sweet home.
Indeed, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has t ... More >>
The effort to save the land around the Hollywood sign from development got a 16-day reprieve today. Developers had given the Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit that plans to purchase the 138-acre plot for the people of L.A., a deadline of noon today. The group, however, was $1.5 million short ... More >>
Associated Press is confirming a story we foreshadowed Monday: The nonprofit Trust for Public Land has secured an option to buy 138 acres of undeveloped land west of the Hollywood Sign for about $12 million.
Trust president Will Rogers said the real estate meltdown has worked in its favor: T ... More >>
In a sign of how quickly the economic crisis is loosening California's grip on its natural resources and historical heritage, the Will Rogers Ranch Foundation is, according to the L.A. Times, seeking to take control of the operation of Pacific Palisade's Will Rogers State Historical Park. The park i ... More >>
Starting Monday, August 17, entry fees to California's state parks and beaches will rise. The State Parks' Web site has a page showing the new admissions, as well as the old ones that were last posted April 1. Below is a sampling of Los Angeles County parks and beaches operated by the state, showing ... More >>
Here are some L.A.-area state parks and beaches that have been earmarked for possible closure in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's new budget proposals. Of California's 279 state parks and shorelines, 200 have been red-penciled for closure to save $143.4 million. Follow the jump to see Californ ... More >>
What Summer School? Due to its budget crunch, the L.A. Unified School District is canceling all of its K-8 summer school classes and most of its non-academic programs, while offering only credit-recovery courses for high schoolers. L.A. TimesThe More Things Change Dept. L.A. City Attorney-elect Carm ... More >>