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Datebook: Innovative SoCal prints, cinematic video installation and portraits that examine race and class
And so it begins… The fall arts season is upon us with a tsunami of exhibitions that cover everything from large-scale video installation to intimate drawing to Chinese feminism. This includes historic prints at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, paintings by Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe and a...
153 points by Los Angeles Times | Art museum Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Art Los Angeles County California Los Angeles County Museum of Art Pasadena California Interstate 405
LAPD honors officers for their bravery and, for the first time, their restraint
Los Angeles Police Officer Danielle Lopez and her partner were driving to a South L.A. jail when they spotted a man in the middle of the street pointing an assault rifle at other cars. The officers jumped out and drew their guns. “Drop the gun!” Lopez remembers shouting at the man. “Drop the gun!”...
1147 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Gun The Police Downtown Los Angeles Deadly force Officer
LAPD and L.A. County sheriff unveil phone app for reporting terrorist activity
Los Angeles-area residents who witness potential terrorist activity can now report the details to law enforcement using their smartphones. On Thursday, the LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department unveiled a new phone app called iWATCHLA that makes filing a report as simple as a few...
186 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Terrorism Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Federal Bureau of Investigation Report Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
California extends most ambitious climate change law in US
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade ago, California vowed to dramatically slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | President pro tempore of the United States Senate United States Bill Clinton Vice President of the United States University of Southern California Climate change Downtown Los Angeles United States Congress
California extends most ambitious US climate change law
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown extended the nation's most ambitious climate change law Thursday by another 10 years as California charts a new goal to reduce carbon pollution.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | President pro tempore of the United States Senate United States Bill Clinton Vice President of the United States University of Southern California Climate change Downtown Los Angeles United States Congress
CHP officer shot man who walked on freeway and charged at officers with metal, police say
A man walking on the 110 Freeway early Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles allegedly grabbed a piece of metal and charged at a California Highway Patrol officer, who opened fire and wounded the man, authorities said. The shooting forced the closure of the northbound 110 Freeway for about nine hours,...
132 points by Los Angeles Times | California Highway Patrol Downtown Los Angeles Traffic Los Angeles Police Department Road Suspension Los Angeles Los Angeles County California
California to extend most ambitious US climate change law
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is set to extend the nation's most ambitious climate change law by another 10 years on Thursday as California charts a new goal to reduce carbon pollution.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | President pro tempore of the United States Senate United States Bill Clinton Vice President of the United States University of Southern California Downtown Los Angeles California Los Angeles
City set to vote on plan to raze Parker Center and build $480-million office tower
The Los Angeles City Council will consider a proposal Friday to demolish Parker Center and build a $480-million office tower for city employees — a plan opposed by preservationists fighting to save the former police building. The boxy Parker Center on Los Angeles Street served for more than five...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department New York City Los Angeles City Hall Los Angeles County California Los Angeles River Los Angeles City Council
Thousands gather for LA immigration protest
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several thousand people have rallied in downtown Los Angeles to protest President Trump's immigration policies and recent enforcement raids. Activists marched through downtown streets and clustered near City Hall on Saturday. Many carried signs, including some declaring "No Wall!" One said: "Send Trump back to Bavaria," ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Downtown Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times Immigration to the United States Immigration Los Angeles Broadsheet Toronto Sibling
Activists rally for immigrant rights in downtown Los Angeles
A coalition of activist groups plans to march through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to oppose immigration raids and demand that local officials take concrete steps to thwart the “deportation machine” under President Trump. David Abud, one of the organizers of the march, said the coalition is...
5386 points by Los Angeles Times | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Immigration City Toronto Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles County California Australia
It's official: Here are the 23 candidates who will be on the ballot for the 34th Congressional District
Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricting reform Feb. 15, 2017, 3:57 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry...
1564 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Los Angeles County California California Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Antonio Villaraigosa Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified School District United States
L.A. City Council rejects historical designation for Parker Center
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday rejected a plan to include the Welton Becket-designed Parker Center in L.A.’s list of historically significant buildings. On a 10-0 vote, the council declined to grant historic-cultural monument status to the downtown structure that once served as the Los...
290 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department Santa Monica California Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Councillor Los Angeles International Airport City council
LA tower ridiculed as '$1 million jukebox' may get face-lift
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 40 years, Joseph Young festooned public buildings, open spaces and private places across his adopted city of Los Angeles with dozens of brilliant, colorful mosaics, larger-than-life murals and towering sculptures.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Los Angeles
Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in South L.A.
Authorities are searching for a motorist responsible for a hit-and-run in South Los Angeles early Saturday that left a pedestrian dead. The man was struck and killed about 6:20 a.m. as he crossed the street at Broadway Avenue and 49th Street in the South Park neighborhood, LAPD Officer Irma Mota...
16 points by Los Angeles Times | Transport English-language films Pedestrian New York City Road Downtown Los Angeles Traffic Pedestrian crossing
LA tower ridiculed as '$1 million jukebox' may get face-lift
LOS ANGELES — For 40 years, Joseph Young festooned public buildings, open spaces and private places across his adopted city of Los Angeles with dozens of brilliant, colorful mosaics, larger-than-life murals and towering sculptures.But the work the artist hoped he would be best remembered for was The Triforium. And he was, but for all the wrong reasons.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Los Angeles County California Los Angeles Mayor of Los Angeles California Angeles National Forest Building Frank L. Shaw
Widely ridiculed 6-story Los Angeles artwork may be revamped
LOS ANGELES — For 40 years, Joseph Young festooned public buildings, open spaces and private places across his adopted city of Los Angeles with dozens of brilliant, colorful mosaics, larger-than-life murals and towering sculptures.But the work the artist hoped he would be best remembered for was The Triforium. And he was, but for all the wrong reasons.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Los Angeles County California Los Angeles Mayor of Los Angeles California Angeles National Forest Building Frank L. Shaw
L.A. rebound fuels Garcetti run for reelection despite mixed record
With a vote on his reelection just weeks away, Mayor Eric Garcetti is framing his tenure as a pivotal time in Los Angeles history. The construction of rail lines across the city, he says, is one of many signs of robust urban renewal. Nothing, he argues, has transformed Los Angeles so dramatically...
70 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles River Los Angeles County California Santa Monica California Los Angeles Police Department City Metrolink
Actor Tom Sizemore pleads no contest to domestic violence charges and avoids jail time
Actor Tom Sizemore pleaded no contest on Tuesday to two domestic violence charges in a deal that allows him to avoid a 210-day jail term. Appearing before Judge Maral Injejikian in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, Sizemore entered the plea to two misdemeanor counts of injuring an intimate partner,...
16 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Tom Sizemore Felony Assault Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles River
California Sounds at the Grammys: Herb Alpert, La Santa Cecilia, Terrace Martin, Mariachi Divas and others
In addition to heavy-hitting California transplants such as Justin Bieber, Drake and Sia, this year’s Grammy Awards are awash with musicians either born or bred in SoCal. Perhaps only lowly New York City can compete with Los Angeles in terms of award-earning muscle.  The 59th Grammy Awards on Sunday...
505 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Grammy Award for Album of the Year New York City Staples Center Grammy Award Herb Alpert U2
Field of candidates running to succeed Xavier Becerra in Congress keeps growing
With former Rep. Xavier Becerra now the California attorney general, the field of candidates seeking to replace him in Congress continues to grow.  Becerra resigned from Congress to fill the vacancy created when Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate. Speculation as to who will prevail in...
1568 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Antonio Villaraigosa California Downtown Los Angeles United States Los Angeles Unified School District
A look at the Street, Michael Mina's new food hall, with a barbecue stall from Ayesha Curry, at the Beverly Center
From a new food hall to the closing of a neighborhood favorite, here’s what’s happening in the world of L.A. food and drink:  Street eats: James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina is behind a new food hall at the Beverly Center called the Street, located on the eighth level of the shopping center....
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Beverly Hills California Los Angeles Restaurant Beverly Center Red velvet cake Green tea Fairfax District Los Angeles California Downtown Los Angeles
Thousands expected in downtown L.A. to protest Trump orders on Keystone, Dakota pipelines
Thousands are expected to converge on downtown Los Angeles on Sunday to protest the proposed $3.8-billion Dakota Access pipeline, which activists across the country say threatens the water supply and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Organizers, gathering at Pershing Square, say this...
15580 points by Los Angeles Times | Sioux Protest North Dakota Demonstration Downtown Los Angeles Standing Rock Indian Reservation Lakota people Activism
‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Premiere Brings Lots of Leather, Loads of Love
Though the cast emphasized the dark tone of the next installment of the erotic romance series, Thursday night’s “Fifty Shades Darker” premiere was anything but. The mood was positively titillating on the Ace Hotel’s red carpet in Downtown Los Angeles, while screams and hollers filled the theater during the screening. Interviewers asked the cast the naughtiest of questions, handing them props like... Read more »
1086 points by Variety | Film Love Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Cinema of India A Little Bit Film director Whip
How ‘Rings’ Director Brought the VHS Tape Into a Digital World
The third installment of “The Ring” series, “Rings,” follows the dark past of its iconic well-dwelling antagonist, Samara. More than a decade after “The Ring Two” bowed in theaters, the message is still the same for couple Julia and Holt, who get sucked into the world of the videotape villain. “First you watch it, then you die!” While there have... Read more »
178 points by Variety | Actor Film The Ring Two Los Angeles Big Bang English-language films The Ring Downtown Los Angeles
Artisans achieve the perfect balance in their live-work rental in Watts
It's 11 o'clock, and the Metro Blue Line train is speeding past the Watts apartment of Sean Dougall and Andrew Paulson.   The designers are busy on the second floor of the former light bulb factory, however, and don’t notice the racket. You get the sense, in fact, that the designers revel in their...
62 points by Los Angeles Times | Pottery Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Metro Blue Line Andrew Paulson Weaving Design Art
Your California Bucket List: Essential adventures and experiences in the Golden State
Your California Bucket List: Essential adventures and experiences in the Golden State Feb. 2, 2017, 6 a.m. (Al Seib, Brian van der Brug, Rick Loomis, Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Here's our growing guide to essential California adventures, easy to edgy. We'll be adding to it daily all...
187 points by Los Angeles Times | San Diego County California Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Colorado Desert Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Riverside County California Los Angeles Orange County California
Exide cleanup: State to test more schools, parks and day-care centers for lead danger
California regulators plan to test soil at more preschools, day-care centers, parks, private schools and community facilities near the closed Exide Technologies battery recycling plant as part of an ongoing effort to find and remove lead contamination. The 19 locations to be tested for the brain-damaging...
38 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Parts-per notation East Los Angeles Lead-acid battery Pollution Toxicity Toxicology Downtown Los Angeles
Some Wilshire Grand neighbors say the tower's glass surface creates too much glare
Neighbors of the Wilshire Grand tower have a billion-dollar view — but some complain that they can’t enjoy it when sunlight bounces off the nearly completed building’s glass surface.  “That is annoying as hell when the light is coming straight through the window at your face,” said Jeffrey Hurst,...
68 points by Los Angeles Times | Light Reflection Figueroa Street Walt Disney Concert Hall Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Real estate Metro Red Line
Airbnb will add travel experiences to their platform
Airbnb is not just about accommodations anymore. CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky announced on Thursday that the home-rental company has launched a series of travel experiences and activities for users. “Homes is just one small part of a great journey — we needed to create a holistic travel experience, an entire trip,” Chesky said as...
4 points by New York Post | Los Angeles City Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Global city United States New York City Major League Baseball
Man charged after destroying Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star with sledgehammer
A man who publicly smashed President-elect Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a sledgehammer and pickax has been charged with vandalism. James Otis, 52, faces one felony count of vandalism for causing more than $400 in damage to the star, according to the Los Angeles County district...
1835 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Hollywood Los Angeles California Downtown Los Angeles Hollywood Walk of Fame Los Angeles County California Donald Trump Los Angeles River Hollywood Boulevard
Airbnb upgrade adds experiences and places
Airbnb, the popular short-term rental platform, is expanding beyond just booking homes and apartments. Now, the San Francisco company wants to help you book surf lessons, dance classes, walking tours and other experiences. With an upgrade that launched Thursday, the Airbnb app will offer the new...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | Orpheum Renting Los Angeles Orpheum Circuit Inc. Downtown Los Angeles Global city Million Dollar Theater Tourism
In Cranes’ Shadow, Los Angeles Strains to See a Future With Less Sprawl
An economic resurgence has prompted a debate about height and neighborhood character, and, most of all, what the city should look like a generation from now.
1294 points by The New York Times | Los Angeles City Initiative Downtown Los Angeles Chicago Referendum Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles County California
'Suspicious' duffel bag left by man outside L.A. federal building prompts bomb squad, street closures
A suspicious duffel bag left outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles prompted the arrival of a police bomb squad and the closure of some downtown streets, authorities said. An unidentified man was seen dropping off a duffel bag about 8:15 p.m. outside the building,...
28 points by Los Angeles Times | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department United States Los Angeles Police Constable California Bomb disposal
Police Commission faults LAPD officers in 2 deadly shootings
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Commission decided Tuesday that LAPD officers violated deadly force rules in two controversial fatal shootings last year, including one in which a woman armed with a knife was shot and another in which officers killed a man who had thrown a beer bottle at their patrol vehicle.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Music video Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department The Los Angeles Times Gun Cannon Deadly force
Police Commission faults LAPD officers in two deadly shootings
The Los Angeles Police Commission decided Tuesday that LAPD officers violated deadly force rules in two controversial fatal shootings last year, including one in which a woman armed with a knife was shot and another in which officers killed a man who had thrown a beer bottle at their patrol vehicle....
1739 points by Los Angeles Times | Gun Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department Cannon Deadly force Police car Police
California Today: California Today: Your Voices
Introducing California Today, a morning update on the stories that matter to Californians (and anyone else interested in the state).
-1 points by The New York Time | California Orange County California Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles The New York Times San Francisco Bay Area Southern California Santa Ana California
Tour L.A.'s Grand Central Market
In continuous operation since 1917, Los Angeles' landmark market has more than 30 vendors.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Downtown Los Angeles New York City Lunch Restaurant Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles Ilan Hall Genius
Why was this man charged and convicted of murder?
Good morning. It is Monday, Sept. 12. There’s a “flasher” at the Beverly Center. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES State’s case Raymond Lee Jennings spent 11 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. And he places blame for his incarceration at the feet of...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | California Los Angeles Orange County California The New York Times Broadsheet Los Angeles County California Southern California Downtown Los Angeles
Cathedral and Loyola go head to head - over who has the best view of downtown
Let the debate begin: Which high school has the best vantage point of downtown Los Angeles at night? The finalists are L.A. Cathedral and L.A. Loyola, and for the first time since 1973, the two all-boys Catholic schools will play in a nonleague football game on Friday night at Loyola. The principals...
981 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles American football Canadian football Los Angeles County California Loyola Law School Dodger Stadium John Bosco
Abandoned three years ago, Angels Flight now target of graffiti vandals
After a decade working on Bunker Hill, Virginia Franken has grown accustomed to taking the stairs.  Angels Flight, the city’s historic two-car funicular, has sat idle between Hill and Olive Streets since it derailed in 2013. So to procure an iced almond-macadamia milk latte during lunch, she must...
673 points by Los Angeles Times | Rail transport Angels Flight Downtown Los Angeles
Street closures planned for vice presidential visit to downtown L.A. today
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a traffic advisory for downtown Los Angeles on Friday, warning of potential congestion during a visit by Vice President Joe Biden.  The potential “Bidenjam” may occur while the vice president is scheduled to speak at the “Stand Up to Cancer” live event at...
301 points by Los Angeles Times | Downtown Los Angeles Southern California freeways Los Angeles Police Department Walt Disney Concert Hall Bunker Hill Los Angeles California Los Angeles Streets in Los Angeles County California Walt Disney