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  • E.P. & L.P.'s Louis Tikaram digs up favorite Fijian flavors

    E.P. & L.P.'s Louis Tikaram digs up favorite Fijian flavors

    Ask many people about their favorite meal, and they might name a Michelin-starred restaurant. For 29-year-old Australian chef Louis Tikaram, it involves a pit in the ground and plenty of dirt. Tikaram, who will head the kitchen at E.P. & L.P. (for "extended play and long play"), a restaurant and...

  • 9 great grain bowls at L.A. restaurants

    9 great grain bowls at L.A. restaurants

    If you find yourself at a new L.A. restaurant lit with Edison light bulbs, and outfitted with repurposed wood, chances are you'll see a grain bowl on the menu. No longer solely associated with health food stores and post yoga session sustenance, grain bowls have become a satisfying one-dish meal...

  • Where to find ponchiks, or Armenian doughnuts: Big, small, Nutella-filled

    Where to find ponchiks, or Armenian doughnuts: Big, small, Nutella-filled

    While not as fluffy as a Berliner, beignet or bombolone, the Armenian doughnut ponchik is still easy to crave. Traditionally filled with a sweet custard, ponchiks can also be found in Armenian bakeries around town, filled with dulce de leche and various jams and especially Nutella, which seems...

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  • 'Zombie' Target project in Hollywood may get new life from L.A. City Council

    'Zombie' Target project in Hollywood may get new life from L.A. City Council

    The long-running saga of a partially built Target shopping center in Hollywood took another twist Tuesday, with the city’s latest attempt at approving the project derailed by a disagreement over a child-care facility.Target’s three-story shopping center has stood empty on Sunset Boulevard since...

  • Man, 65, found dead in Koreatown apartment fire

    Man, 65, found dead in Koreatown apartment fire

    A 65-year-old man was found dead Wednesday after a fire at a Koreatown apartment, authorities said. The fire was reported shortly before 9 p.m. in the 400 block of South Hobart Boulevard, said Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. More than 40 firefighters knocked...

  • Where to find khao soi in L.A.: 5 great places for the addictive northern Thai curry soup

    Where to find khao soi in L.A.: 5 great places for the addictive northern Thai curry soup

    When the weather finally cools down to what we might consider proper soup weather, you might want to head to Thai Town and its environs, where you can find bowls of immensely comforting khao soi. This would be the northern Thai coconut curry soup, loaded with noodles, often (but not always) a leg...

  • How much house does $750,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    How much house does $750,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    What kind of house does about $750,000 buy in Los Angeles County? In East Hollywood, a Colonial Craftsman with period details. In Topanga, a tree-topped retreat. And, yes, a home in Malibu. Here’s a larger look of homes for sale at that price point. STUDIO CITY: A white picket fence and a blue...

  • Joanna Newsom geeks out on the secret weapon of 'Divers' -- the mixing board

    Joanna Newsom geeks out on the secret weapon of 'Divers' -- the mixing board

    The musician Joanna Newsom's fourth album, "Divers," arrived Friday to a devoted fan base eager to start studying its 11 songs. The highly anticipated record was mostly created in Los Angeles and recorded by Steve Albini and Noah Georgeson. It took nearly four years to make.   Her fans are a patient...

  • Joanna Newsom calls Spotify 'a villainous cabal' and 'a garbage system'

    Joanna Newsom calls Spotify 'a villainous cabal' and 'a garbage system'

    Joanna Newsom is not a fan of Spotify, or bananas. During a recent conversation with the composer, harp player and singer about her forthcoming album, "Divers," she compared the two after admitting she has a severe aversion to the fruit. "I’ve walked out of grocery stores because I can tell that...

  • Get a bowl of Honduran conch soup at Lempira
    Get a bowl of Honduran conch soup at Lempira

    Name of restaurant: Lempira, which is named after the Lencan chief who unified the native tribes to fight against the Conquistadores. (The Honduran unit of currency is also named after him.)

    Owners: Ernesto Gomez and his live-in partner Maria Medinaun, who own the place, have been running the restaurant...

  • More caffeine for you: Where to get a coffee flight
    More caffeine for you: Where to get a coffee flight

    If you tend to linger at coffee shops long enough to order at least two drinks, or if you like the idea of comparing coffees from different countries side by side, then you'll likely enjoy a coffee flight.

    Similar to a beer or wine flight, a coffee flight consists of two or more drinks assembled...

  • Datebook: Digital manipulations, abstracted canvases, sculptures from trash
    Datebook: Digital manipulations, abstracted canvases, sculptures from trash

    Abstract works that reflect on spirituality. Digital pieces that play with our image-saturated world. And a sculptor who embeds his sculptures, guerrilla-style, on the street. Plus: paintings about California and our oceans of trash. Here are five shows to see this week:

    Diane Silver, "Sacrament,"...

  • Do you know what a Guatemalan breakfast is? Here are 6 places to find out
    Do you know what a Guatemalan breakfast is? Here are 6 places to find out

    What better way to celebrate Better Breakfast Month this September than by branching out from smoothies or cereal to something you might not have tried before -- Guatemalan food?

    Guatemalans are so serious about breakfast that some restaurants open as early as 5 a.m. You’ll get eggs, of course,...

  • 10 great places for food lovers in Los Feliz
    10 great places for food lovers in Los Feliz

    Los Feliz, the quaint neighborhood wedged between Hollywood and Silver Lake, is a mix of glamour villas in the hills, Arts and Crafts cottages and mid-century apartment buildings. Eminently walkable, the main drags — Vermont, Hollywood Boulevard and Hillhurst — are filled with a grab bag of quirky...

  • Your Sqirl Away update: Calm down, it won't be open until August
    Your Sqirl Away update: Calm down, it won't be open until August

    What: Sqirl Away, a take-out extension of Sqirl, Jessica Koslow's much-loved toast-and-rice-bowl restaurant in Silver Lake. Which is not so much a second Sqirl but rather like what Mozza2Go is to the Pizzeria. The new place will be open later than Sqirl (which closes at 4 p.m.), probably until...

  • 10 places to go for great fried chicken in L.A.
    10 places to go for great fried chicken in L.A.

    People feel very strongly about their favorite fried chicken. When you find good fried chicken, you dream about it. You think about it until it's in your hands. And then, in addition to shoving it in your mouth as fast as you can, you may feel the need to hug it. 

    Here are nine places in Los Angeles,...

  • Datebook: Dirigibles, comic book noir and photos of the American West
    Datebook: Dirigibles, comic book noir and photos of the American West

    A sculpture that floats. Paintings that take a sculptural turn. Iconic imagery of the American West. Plus: a panel about black conceptualism, a show that touches on the Mexican Revolution, and lots of evil eye. Here’s what we have in our Datebook:

    Chris Burden, “Ode to Santos Dumont,” at the L.A....

  • Tasting of the week: Champagne and croquet at Barnsdall Art Park
    Tasting of the week: Champagne and croquet at Barnsdall Art Park

    Break out your croquet whites for Barnsdall Art Park’s Champagne and Croquet spring fundraiser on Sunday, May 3, on the west lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House.

    From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be croquet organized by the Pasadena Croquet Assn., as well as live music from the Grammy-nominated...

  • 'I and You': After slow start, proof of the power of small theater
    'I and You': After slow start, proof of the power of small theater

    The Fountain Theatre’s Los Angeles premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s “I and You” comes with many of the indignities of our city’s small-theater scene: the inadequate parking, the oppressively cozy seating, the ushers’ admonitions not to walk on the stage. The production wears its budget on its sleeve:...

  • Scientology spying claims latest in decades of controversy, accusations
    Scientology spying claims latest in decades of controversy, accusations

    Allegations that the church of Scientology paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to investigate the father of leader David Miscavige are the latest in several decades of claims that the organization uses intimidation and harassment against perceived enemies.

    Scientology denied the reports involving...

  • How Scientology got L.A. to name street after L. Ron Hubbard
    How Scientology got L.A. to name street after L. Ron Hubbard

    The HBO documentary "Going Clear" has once again focused a critical eye on the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.

    In 1996, the Los Angeles City Council agreed to rename a portion of a street next to the Scientology headquarters in honor of Hubbard.

    Here's the history of that...

  • Taco Tuesday: Migas at HomeState
    Taco Tuesday: Migas at HomeState

    Like everybody else who has spent 15 minutes in Austin, Texas, I came away from the city this March with a strange, new longing for breakfast tacos, a food group of which I had barely been aware before the visit.

    At their best, breakfast tacos are constructed on freshly made flour tortillas, although...

  • Man fatally impaled on fence in East Hollywood after drinking identified
    Man fatally impaled on fence in East Hollywood after drinking identified

    Authorities have identified a 30-year-old man who was fatally impaled on a fence in East Hollywood early Wednesday as a Los Angeles resident.

    Edwin Ochoa was found dead, his head and neck impaled by an iron fence in the 500 block of North Berendo Street about 3:30 a.m. He apparently had been drinking...

  • Woman 'fighting for life,' dog dead after fire at Hollywood strip mall
    Woman 'fighting for life,' dog dead after fire at Hollywood strip mall

    A woman was fighting for her life Wednesday after firefighters pulled her from a strip mall that was in flames in East Hollywood, fire officials said.

    The woman did not have a pulse and was not breathing when firefighters found her in the back of an "apparel shop," said Brian Humphrey, spokesman...

  • Donors help east Hollywood youth baseball team regain field access
    Donors help east Hollywood youth baseball team regain field access

    A cash-strapped east Hollywood youth baseball team has been guaranteed access to its neighborhood Dodgers Dreamfield after dozens of people around Los Angeles donated enough money to pay for permits to use the field and even provide a large financial cushion.

    The Times reported Monday that the...

  • A life inspired by hot rods and comics: Robert Williams comes full circle
    A life inspired by hot rods and comics: Robert Williams comes full circle

    In 1964, an exhibition of work by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí went on display at the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at what was then known simply as Barnsdall Park. The show contained nearly 50 Dalí pieces from collections all over the U.S. and Europe, from the 1936 canvas "Soft Construction...

  • Money shuts out youth baseball team from using public field
    Money shuts out youth baseball team from using public field

    The L.A. Bulldogs youth baseball program has always struggled financially in its hard-pressed corner of east Hollywood.

    Parents and community supporters raise enough money for uniforms and equipment by selling caramel apples, jalapeno cheese popcorn and bottled water so their kids can play at Lemon...

  • Datebook: Wild architecture, erotic painting, historic portraiture
    Datebook: Wild architecture, erotic painting, historic portraiture

    A solo outing by a master of lowbrow in Hollywood...bulbous babes in Beverly Hills...and wild architectural schemes in Westwood. Plus: historic portraiture in Laguna Beach, abstraction in Culver City, a collaborative installation in Santa Monica and a giant ax in Venice. Here’s what I’ve got in...

  • At Hollyhock House, thousands celebrate an architectural treasure
    At Hollyhock House, thousands celebrate an architectural treasure

    Something happened on a Hollywood hilltop as Friday the 13th turned into Valentine's Day.

    In the middle of the night, as many as a thousand people at a time stood patiently in a line that snaked up and down pathways and under tall trees, inching along in fits and starts and sometimes barely moving...

  • At Hollyhock House, thousands celebrate an architectural treasure
    At Hollyhock House, thousands celebrate an architectural treasure

    Something happened on a Hollywood hilltop as Friday the 13th turned into Valentine's Day.

    In the middle of the night, as many as a thousand people at a time stood patiently in a line that snaked up and down pathways and under tall trees, inching along in fits and starts and sometimes barely moving...

  • Thousands turn out for 24-hour reopening of Hollyhock House
    Thousands turn out for 24-hour reopening of Hollyhock House

    Some people brought picnics. Others furtively passed around flasks. Couples snuggled under big blankets as they stood for hours, waiting their turn.

    In the middle of the night, as Friday the 13th turned into Valentine's Day, as many as a thousand people at a time lined up on a Hollywood hillside...

  • Jeffrey Herr on restoration, trash digging at Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House
    Jeffrey Herr on restoration, trash digging at Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House

    In 1921, the finishing touches were put on an unusual, temple-like structure at the top of Olive Hill in Hollywood. Hollyhock House, as the building was called, was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright as a home for an eccentric Pennsylvania oil heiress by the name of Aline Barnsdall. The practically...

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen
    Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen

    One of Los Angeles' enduring architectural landmarks is reopening to the public after a three-year restoration process.

    Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, a Maya-inspired National Historic Landmark in Barnsdall Art Park in East Hollywood, will reopen to the public on Friday.

    The concrete...

  • Each room at Hotel Covell in Los Feliz tells a story
    Each room at Hotel Covell in Los Feliz tells a story

    Local hospitality entrepreneur Dustin Lancaster has a vision that is tailored to the present day but is shaped by an unconventional dose of design history. For evidence of that unusual mash-up, look no further than the five-room Hotel Covell, directly above Lancaster's Bar Covell on Hollywood Boulevard...

  • L.A.'s Hollyhock House among Wright's buildings up for World Heritage List
    L.A.'s Hollyhock House among Wright's buildings up for World Heritage List

    Ten Frank Lloyd Wright buildings from seven states, including L.A.'s Hollyhock House, were nominated on Friday for the UNESCO World Heritage List, which recognizes the most notable sites -- cultural and natural -- around the globe.

    The nomination was made by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally...

  • 'Reborning': Creepy, yes, but undeniably powerful
    'Reborning': Creepy, yes, but undeniably powerful

    “Reborning” is the phenomenon in which customers purchase extravagantly expensive infant dolls – sometimes facsimiles of lost loved ones – that are amazingly lifelike in every particular.

    Fascinated by this “beautiful, grotesque and odd” fetish/fad, playwright Zayd Dohrn was inspired to write “Reborning,”...

  • Comedians and cartoonist gather to discuss satire and censorship
    Comedians and cartoonist gather to discuss satire and censorship

    Comedians, writers, satirists and a cartoonist gathered Thursday night at Hollywood's Upright Citizens Brigade to discuss censorship and satire in the wake of the killings at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. But while part of the debate mirrored some of what has been said already...

  • Comedians discuss satire and censorship
    Comedians discuss satire and censorship

    WATCH: The progressive website Blue Nation Review recently hosted a discussion with various American comedians, writers and a cartoonist about satire after the Charlie Hebdo killings.

  • Arrest made in October slaying of transgender woman
    Arrest made in October slaying of transgender woman

    Los Angeles police have made an arrest in the October slaying of a transgender woman in East Hollywood.

    Aniya Knee Parker, 47, was fatally shot near Melrose and North Kenmore avenues on Oct. 2 during a dispute with three men. Police described the incident as a street robbery gone bad.

    An LAPD spokeswoman...

  • SantaCon 2014 at Barnsdall Art Park
    SantaCon 2014 at Barnsdall Art Park

    Sally Ann Field photographed a group of Santas at Barnsdall Art Park on Dec. 13. She was there to attend an art show and happened on a SantaCon gathering, where men and women dress up as St. Nicholas, by accident.

    "All of these Santas made for quite a scene up on the hill overlooking Los Angeles,...

  • No Southern California hospital on federal Ebola treatment list
    No Southern California hospital on federal Ebola treatment list

    Four California hospitals have been included on a federal government list of 35 facilities "designated as Ebola treatment centers."

    Two -- UC Davis Medical Center and Kaiser South Sacramento Medical Center -- are in the Sacramento region. Two others -- UC San Francisco Medical Center and Kaiser...

  • Officer takes taxi during Hollywood police pursuit
    Officer takes taxi during Hollywood police pursuit

    A Los Angeles police officer who was running after a burglary suspect got an unexpected assist when a taxi driver pulled to the curb and offered to help the officer catch up.

    Authorities said the incident began early Sunday on Lemon Grove Avenue in Hollywood when a pair of officers chasing an auto...

  • Police shoot burglary suspect in Hollywood
    Police shoot burglary suspect in Hollywood

    Los Angeles police officers shot a gunman in Hollywood early Saturday after he fired at the officers who were responding to a burglary call, police said.

    The officers received a radio call about 10 a.m. that someone was burglarizing a vehicle near the intersection of Wilton Place and Melrose Avenue...

  • Guests at this hotel march in the Hollywood Christmas Parade
    Guests at this hotel march in the Hollywood Christmas Parade

    You can snag a spot in the 86th Hollywood Christmas Parade without having to master baton twirling.

    The Hollywood Hotel in East Hollywood offers guests who stay two nights a chance to march along the 3 1/2-mile red carpet along Hollywood and Sunset boulevards on Nov. 30.

    Stevie Wonder is the grand...

  • Taysir Batniji's ghostly carvings at Barnsdall recall fallen brother
    Taysir Batniji's ghostly carvings at Barnsdall recall fallen brother

    On the surface, Taysir Batniji's installation at Barnsdall Park's Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery might seem like just another conceptual art gag: two walls full of what appear to be 60 plain, white pieces of paper displayed in plain white frames.

    But move in closer, and the series of images...

  • Another Jenny O'Hara triumph in 'Broomstick'
    Another Jenny O'Hara triumph in 'Broomstick'

    An arresting blend of evocative humor and eerie gravitas permeates "Broomstick" at the Fountain Theatre.

    New Orleans playwright John Biguenet's ripely poetic tale of an Appalachian crone who may or may not be a witch receives a striking West Coast premiere starring the redoubtable Jenny O'Hara.

    ...

  • L.A. Islam Arts Initiative to open shows at Barnsdall
    L.A. Islam Arts Initiative to open shows at Barnsdall

    Artist Amitis Motevalli, who grew up in Los Angeles' El Sereno neighborhood after her family immigrated from Tehran in 1977, recalls pronounced racism, particularly in the early 1980s, after the Iran hostage crisis.

    “We had privileges my friends back in Iran didn’t have, but there was also a lot...

  • Driving instructor, 70, accused of sexually assaulting students
    Driving instructor, 70, accused of sexually assaulting students

    A 70-year-old driving instructor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting his students and police are looking for additional possible victims.

    Jorge Ernesto Ubillus is accused of sexually assaulting an undisclosed number of students of the Prudential Driving and Traffic School in East...

  • $50,000 reward offered in shooting death of transgender woman
    $50,000 reward offered in shooting death of transgender woman

    Officials on Friday announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the early-morning killing of a transgender woman during what police said was a street robbery gone bad.

    Authorities are also looking for a possible witness who was with Aniya Knee Parker at the time she was killed.

    ...

  • Transgender woman fatally shot in head in botched robbery, LAPD says
    Transgender woman fatally shot in head in botched robbery, LAPD says

    A transgender woman was fatally shot in the head early Thursday during a robbery "gone bad" in East Hollywood, police said.

    The woman, who was not immediately identified, was discovered about 2:30 a.m. by officers responding to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of North Kenmore Avenue, according...

  • Police searching for gunman following fatal shooting in East Hollywood

    A 38-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning in East Hollywood when he and another man were confronted by a gunman, authorities said.

    Fire and police officials responded to the scene following the shooting about 3 a.m. near the intersection of Rosewood Avenue and Heliotrope Drive, about...

  • Wicked fun with 'The Behavior of Broadus' at Sacred Fools Theater
    Wicked fun with 'The Behavior of Broadus' at Sacred Fools Theater

    Controversial psychology and show-biz moxie commingle in “The Behavior of Broadus,” with triumphant results.

    As delightfully self-assured as it is comically self-referential, made up of equal parts whimsy, wacky, profane and profound, this cracked experiment in satirical musical development is...

  • Angel City Jazz Festival lineup looks to past, present and future
    Angel City Jazz Festival lineup looks to past, present and future

    Roberto Miranda and the Interstellar Quintet kick off the eight-day Angel City Jazz Festival on Friday. Other acts at the festival include Anthony Braxton, Matana Roberts and Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio.

  • The Nutella truck (yes it's real), with free samples, in L.A. this weekend
    The Nutella truck (yes it's real), with free samples, in L.A. this weekend

    Nutella is celebrating 50 years of its smooth chocolate-hazelnut spread with a Nutella truck tour around the U.S. And this weekend, the Nutella "Spread the Happy" truck will be in Los Angeles -- with free samples.

    From Saturday to Tuesday, the truck will be making stops around the city, handing...

  • L.A. building officials issue stop-work order for Hollywood Target
    L.A. building officials issue stop-work order for Hollywood Target

    Los Angeles building inspectors posted a stop-work order on Monday at a partly built Target shopping center in Hollywood, the latest turn in a long-running court battle over the project.

    Luke Zamperini, chief inspector for the Department of Building and Safety, said Target must halt construction...

  • How L.A.'s Islamic art shows might expand our 'Middle East' vision
    How L.A.'s Islamic art shows might expand our 'Middle East' vision

    Too often the Middle East is reduced to just that: the "Middle East" — a blanket term defining a large swath of territory in Western Asia and North Africa, a news-hour shorthand for territorial conflicts and civil unrest. But "Middle East" does little to define the diversity of a region made up...

  • Girl pulled from Hollywood motel pool dies, LAPD says
    Girl pulled from Hollywood motel pool dies, LAPD says

    A 12-year-old girl who was pulled not breathing from a motel pool in Hollywood, along with her mother and 11-year-old brother, has died, officials said Tuesday.

    The boy was listed in stable condition and breathing on his own two days after the incident, although he remains hospitalized, according...

  • 11-year-old boy pulled from Hollywood pool breathing on his own
    11-year-old boy pulled from Hollywood pool breathing on his own

    An 11-year-old boy who had no pulse when he was pulled out of a Hollywood motel pool is breathing on his own, authorities said Wednesday.

    His 36-year-old mother and 12-year-old sister, who also had no pulses when they were rescued, remain on life support. The boy continues to be hospitalized, said...

  • Mother, son and daughter pulled from motel pool; condition grave
    Mother, son and daughter pulled from motel pool; condition grave

    A mother, her 11-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter were hospitalized in grave condition Monday after a bystander pulled them from the deep end of a motel swimming pool on Hollywood Boulevard, fire officials said.

    Paramedics responded to a drowning call at the Hollywood Premiere Motel in the...

  • 1 adult, 2 kids pulled from Hollywood motel pool, in grave condition
    1 adult, 2 kids pulled from Hollywood motel pool, in grave condition

    An adult and two children were in grave condition Monday after being pulled from a motel pool in Hollywood, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.

    Paramedics rushed the three victims to the hospital after they responded to a drowning call at the Hollywood Premiere Motel in the 5300 block of...

  • Diana Gibson, mercurial mentor on L.A.'s stage scene, dies at 69
    Diana Gibson, mercurial mentor on L.A.'s stage scene, dies at 69

    If there’s a great theater lobby in the sky, Diana Gibson, a vivid and sometimes harsh presence on L.A.’s small-theater scene for more than 30 years, arrived there July 17 after her death at age 69 from lingering ailments and pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

    Gibson was subscription manager...

  • 5 wacky ice cream flavors to try now: Beet tarragon gelato, anyone?
    5 wacky ice cream flavors to try now: Beet tarragon gelato, anyone?

    In the mood for ice cream and want something more exciting than vanilla or strawberry or even salted caramel? Luckily there's no shortage of experimentation among Los Angeles' ice cream makers, who know that aficionados are just as hungry for, say, beet tarragon gelato as they are for peanut butter...

  • Where to learn the fine crafts of making food
    Where to learn the fine crafts of making food

    Angelo Pellegrini didn't need to read books or take a class to learn how to make wine or pasta or grow herbs. Without being aware of it, he'd absorbed all that from his family his whole life. Some of us, though, could use some instruction, whether from books or YouTube or an actual class. And right...

  • East Hollywood woman fights off attacker in laundry room
    East Hollywood woman fights off attacker in laundry room

    A woman in her 30s was able to fight off a man who attacked her in the laundry room of her East Hollywood apartment complex Thursday night, authorities said.

    The incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Edgemont Steet. The woman had left the workout room of the complex when...

  • Events: Fido's first food truck, LA Craft Beer Crawl, DeSano pizza class
    Events: Fido's first food truck, LA Craft Beer Crawl, DeSano pizza class

    Milo’s Kitchen, a California-based dog treat company, is hopping on the food truck bandwagon with Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck. The truck is selling treats exclusively for man’s best friend and will be visiting several dog parks around Los Angeles starting Thursday. Dogs can choose from a selection...

  • Police identify man shot to death in East Hollywood
    Police identify man shot to death in East Hollywood

    Police on Monday identified a man who was shot to death in East Hollywood as 33-year-old Lavell L. Smith.

    The shooting was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of North Vermont Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    Officers found the victim with multiple gunshot...

  • Violent weekend in Hollywood area capped by 2 overnight shootings
    Violent weekend in Hollywood area capped by 2 overnight shootings

    A spate of violence in Hollywood over the weekend spilled into Monday morning when Los Angeles police on foot patrol reported two separate shootings but found no victims and no gunmen.

    Officers patrolling near Hollywood Boulevard and North Las Palmas Avenue reported hearing gunshots at about 2:15...

  • BET Awards says clubs where violence erupted not sanctioned events
    BET Awards says clubs where violence erupted not sanctioned events

    The Black Entertainment Television Awards has firmly distanced itself from the violence at two parties, one in which a person was killed and four others injured.

    BET officials said neither gathering was affiliated with Sunday's ceremony.

    One person was killed and four others injured in East Hollywood...

  • 1 dead, 4 hurt after BET Awards party shooting in East Hollywood

    One person was killed and four others injured after a man opened fire at an overnight party early Sunday in East Hollywood to celebrate the upcoming Black Entertainment Television Awards.

    The assailant was a lone gunman who is still at large, said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police...

  • 'Brothers Size' thrills with wit, vibrancy at Fountain Theatre
    'Brothers Size' thrills with wit, vibrancy at Fountain Theatre

    The Fountain Theatre follows up its award-winning 2012 production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water” with a vibrant incarnation of “The Brothers Size,” the second installment in McCraney’s acclaimed trilogy.

    In the three connected but stand-alone dramas of “The Brother/Sister...

  • World Cup dining: Empanadas over meat pies?
    World Cup dining: Empanadas over meat pies?

    Chile vs. Australia, today, 3 p.m.

    Apparently, there exists such a thing as a "honey moon," which means that the moon looms especially large and looks as if it has been dipped in primo bee exudations. Our excellent Deborah Netburn says that if you remember to look up at precisely 9:13 p.m., you...

  • 10 great L.A.-meets-Naples Margherita pizzas
    10 great L.A.-meets-Naples Margherita pizzas

    It’s hard to write about Los Angeles pizza without getting a little defensive. Non-Angelenos love to hate our city, and after they exhaust the topics of traffic and Hollywood, they accuse us of having no pizza. This is a preposterous accusation. Los Angeles may not have a storied regional style...

  • Tools and tricks to bring out wines' best flavor during hot summer months
    Tools and tricks to bring out wines' best flavor during hot summer months

    Heat wave, with more scorching days coming our way. Time to put those whites and rosés and, yes, reds in the fridge at the ready. But if you didn’t plan ahead, no worries. There’s more than one way to get that bottle cold.

    To chill down a wine, anything from a galvanized metal bucket to a hand-hammered...

  • An around-the-world tour with 6 great rice salads in L.A.
    An around-the-world tour with 6 great rice salads in L.A.

    If you are like most readers of The Times' Food pages, you probably read Russ Parsons’ article on rice salad last weekend. You may have even saved that great-sounding recipe for cucumber-yogurt rice salad to your Evernote. But did you also wonder where you might find rice salad in a restaurant?...

  • Summer starts with first Barnsdall Park Friday night wine tasting
    Summer starts with first Barnsdall Park Friday night wine tasting

    Barnsdall Art Park is holding wine tastings curated by Silverlake Wine every Friday night through the end of September to raise money for its Sunday Family Art and other programs.

    One of L.A.’s great civic institutions, Barnsdall offers affordable art classes for adults and children year round....

  • L.A. surgeons implant device to help deaf 3-year-old hear
    L.A. surgeons implant device to help deaf 3-year-old hear

    After a roughly six-hour operation, surgeons at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have successfully inserted a device in the brain stem of a deaf 3-year-old boy in the hope that it will help him to hear.

    The operation, the first in a clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health,...

  • East Hollywood building declared a total loss after massive fire
    East Hollywood building declared a total loss after massive fire

    A mixed-use commercial building in East Hollywood is considered a total loss after a massive fire Tuesday caused extensive structural damage, officials said.    The blaze, which began around 7:10 a.m. in the electrical room and attic of the building at 5488 W. Santa Monica Blvd., forced firefighters...

  • Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses
    Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses

    A fire that broke out in a mixed commercial use building in Hollywood Tuesday, sending a huge plume of smoke over the area, was knocked down roughly two hours after causing significant damage.

    The fire began in the electrical room and attic of the building, at 5488 W. Santa Monica Blvd., at 7:09...

  • Community college students get new pathway to law school
    Community college students get new pathway to law school

    A new collaboration between California community colleges and top law schools announced Thursday could boost prospects for low-income and minority students pursuing legal careers.

    The new initiative will partner six of the state's top law schools with 24 community colleges to provide the two-year...

  • Past case: Los Angeles man sentenced in stabbing death

  • Police shoot knife-wielding suspect in East Hollywood
    Police shoot knife-wielding suspect in East Hollywood

    A suspect armed with a knife was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers responding to a report of a man with a deadly weapon in East Hollywood, police said Sunday. 

    Police responded about 3:45 p.m. to Sunset and Hobart boulevards after a call for help, said LAPD Officer Sally Madera.

    LAPD...

  • Advocates seek to carve out official Latin American areas in L.A.
    Advocates seek to carve out official Latin American areas in L.A.

    They want to emulate what Asians have done with the likes of Chinatown and Little Tokyo. Proposed communities include Peru Village, Little Venezuela and Paseo Colombia.

  • Artists prepare to shine at Open Call L.A. exhibition
    Artists prepare to shine at Open Call L.A. exhibition

    For $20 a pop, any Southern California artist can enter three pieces. The egalitarian format brings together artists who might not otherwise see their work displayed in a gallery.

  • For a great egg, take a crack at these three spots
    For a great egg, take a crack at these three spots

    Critic's Choice: In a sandwich, a tortilla, scrambled or fried, what comes first is coddling your eggs with care and attention.

  • Three Southland spots for great eggs
    Three Southland spots for great eggs

  • Review: 'My Name Is Asher Lev' told with eloquence at Fountain Theatre
    Review: 'My Name Is Asher Lev' told with eloquence at Fountain Theatre

    “Every great artist has freed himself from something — his family, his nation, his race,” warns the worldly mentor to an aspiring painter in Chaim Potok’s semi-autobiographical novel, “My Name Is Asher Lev.”

    As the Fountain Theatre’s affecting L.A. premiere of Aaron Posner’s three-actor stage adaptation...

  • Review: F. Scott Hess paintings at the Municipal Art Gallery
    Review: F. Scott Hess paintings at the Municipal Art Gallery

    Since the late 1970s, F. Scott Hess has been painting what might be called the everyday dysfunctions of modern life. Sometimes it takes on epic scale, as in a sprawling scene of Disneyland visitors fleeing an approaching storm that seems more a squall of cultural rot than a cloudburst signifying...

  • Man pleads not guilty to murder charge in Metro Red Line stabbing
    Man pleads not guilty to murder charge in Metro Red Line stabbing

    A man accused of fatally stabbing a passenger on the Metro Red Line in East Hollywood last month pleaded not guilty Friday, prosecutors said.

    Angelo Correa, 24, has been charged with one count of murder with the special allegation that he personally used a deadly weapon -- a folding knife -- in...

  • Man arrested in fatal Red Line stabbing

    This post has been corrected. See note below.

    A man has been arrested in connection with last week’s fatal stabbing on the Metro Red Line in East Hollywood, officials said Sunday.

    Angelo Correia, 24, was arrested Friday after investigators served a search warrant at his home in North Hollywood,...

  • Sheriff: Red Line stabbing victim was seated during attack
    Sheriff: Red Line stabbing victim was seated during attack

    A man was just sitting in his seat on a Red Line train when another passenger walked up to him and fatally stabbed him before fleeing at the next stop in East Hollywood, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

    No weapon has been found and no one has been arrested in Monday's killing of 34-year-old Jose...

  • Fatal Red Line stabbing victim is ID'd; suspect remains at large
    Fatal Red Line stabbing victim is ID'd; suspect remains at large

    A man who was fatally stabbed by another passenger while on board a Red Line train Monday morning has been identified as 34-year-old Jose Velazco-Alvarado.

    Velazco-Alvarado was stabbed at about 9:18 a.m. by another rider and was taken to a hospital in grave condition when the train came to a stop...

  • San Bernardino County officials plan probe of death at rave
    San Bernardino County officials plan probe of death at rave

    A 22-year-old was the third person since 2006 to die of a drug overdose after attending a concert in the area staged by Insomniac Inc.

  • Student is 3rd rave drug fatality in San Bernardino County since 2006
    Student is 3rd rave drug fatality in San Bernardino County since 2006

    Times review of coroners' records found that three people have died after taking Ecstasy and attending San Bernardino County raves staged by Insomniac since 2006.

    The Times examined coroners' records in nine states after the top executives of Insomniac and another promoter, Go Ventures — Pasquale...

  • Man's Ecstasy overdose adds to death toll at rave concerts
    Man's Ecstasy overdose adds to death toll at rave concerts

    The 22-year-old's death is the third since 2006 involving Ecstasy at raves staged in San Bernardino County by promoter Insomniac.

  • Review: Long night at a convenience store on 'Last Night of My Life'
    Review: Long night at a convenience store on 'Last Night of My Life'

    A convenience store cashier endures a stream of oddball customers, arguments about 1970s movies, even a drop-in by an ex-girlfriend now engaged to be married to someone else — the synopsis might suggest we’re watching an early Kevin Smith movie. If only. Seattle playwright Wayne Rawley’s “Live!...

  • Herb Alpert gives $300,000 to L.A. City College music department
    Herb Alpert gives $300,000 to L.A. City College music department

    Herb Alpert is giving $300,000 to the music department of Los Angeles City College.

    The announcement on Friday says the money from Alpert, a star trumpet player, former record business mogul and persistent arts philanthropist, will go toward a variety of uses. They include new computer equipment,...

  • Pinkberry co-founder convicted of beating homeless man with tire iron
    Pinkberry co-founder convicted of beating homeless man with tire iron

    Young Lee, 49, co-founder of the yogurt chain, is convicted of beating Donald Bolding on an East Hollywood street in 2011.

  • Trial of Pinkberry founder in tire iron beating goes to jury
    Trial of Pinkberry founder in tire iron beating goes to jury

    Trial focuses on whether Young Lee or a companion beat a Hollywood panhandler who flashed a tattoo of a couple having sex.

  • Gift pick No. 5: Humble Ceramics' cazuelas
    Gift pick No. 5: Humble Ceramics' cazuelas

    For an artist who calls her studio Humble Ceramics, it's fitting that Delphine Lippens reduces all of her work to circles and rectangles -- a minimalist binary of O's and I's, she says, simple and clean forms that nevertheless have a complex beauty.

    Last year we were drawn to her cork-lidded containers....

  • Good Samaritan helps find suspect in fatal East Hollywood hit-and-run
    Good Samaritan helps find suspect in fatal East Hollywood hit-and-run

    One person was killed and another arrested--after a good Samaritan chased him--following an early Friday morning hit-and-run in East Hollywood, authorities said.

    A driver in a car traveling eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard near Normandie Avenue struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk about 1:50 a.m.,...

  • Review: Provocative moments unfold in smart drama 'The Interview'
    Review: Provocative moments unfold in smart drama 'The Interview'

    In Susan Josephs’ new play, “The Interview,” premiering at Studio/Stage, couples must apply to the “U.S. Department of Parenting and Child Welfare” for permission to have children.

    Like so many nightmares of government control such as “1984” and “Logan’s Run,”  this one is arresting, dramatically...

  • LAPD seeks public's help in finding woman reported missing
    LAPD seeks public's help in finding woman reported missing

    Los Angeles police were seeking the public's help Monday night in finding a missing 19-year-old student.

    Janet Ji Young Choi was last seen Saturday about 11:50 a.m. at her home in the 4900 block of Maplewood Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    She failed to show up for class...

  • At Wara Wara, a patio where clams, shrimp and crab get grilled

    Name of restaurant: Wara Wara. Underneath it says in Korean: "Fire burning clam grill," but what does it mean?

    What dish represents the restaurant, and why? The seafood grill. The owners go downtown to the fish market daily and bring shellfish so fresh that they have to hold down the live crab...

  • 10 California hospitals fined a total of $675,000

    Ten California hospitals, including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, were slapped with fines Thursday totaling $675,000 because they failed to follow certain licensing requirements that "caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients."

    ...

  • Falafel! 6 great places to get your fried-garbanzo fix
    Falafel! 6 great places to get your fried-garbanzo fix

    There's an art to making falafel so that the ground garbanzo beans are perfectly light and fluffy, the exterior crisp but not greasy, the mix of textures and spices habit-forming.

    Falafel's exact origins are unknown, but it's believed to have started in Egypt, then made its way through the Middle...

  • Caffeine fix: The specialty coffee shops of L.A.
    Caffeine fix: The specialty coffee shops of L.A.

  • Attorney blasts sentence for LAPD police perjury as 'way too lenient'
    Attorney blasts sentence for LAPD police perjury as 'way too lenient'

    An attorney for a man who accused two Los Angeles police officers of lying about his arrest and trying to frame him blasted a judge's decision on Tuesday not to jail the officers.

    Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender Victor Acevedo said the former LAPD partners should have been incarcerated...

  • Former LAPD partners avoid jail time in perjury case
    Former LAPD partners avoid jail time in perjury case

    Two former Los Angeles police partners found guilty of perjury and conspiring to obstruct justice avoided jail Tuesday when they were sentenced to community labor and probation, capping the first conviction of LAPD officers accused of falsely testifying during a trial in more than a decade.

    Describing...

  • Secret restaurant menu items: 5 great off-the-menu dishes in Los Angeles
    Secret restaurant menu items: 5 great off-the-menu dishes in Los Angeles

    This list of off-the-menu dishes doesn't include anything from In-N-Out or McDonald's; you already know about those. These, which you might not be familiar with, are iconic items from places particular to Los Angeles. And though access to a couple of these dishes (and drinks) depends on your relationship...

  • Ceviche and cocktails; LuckyRice Festival; 'Hey Bartender,' the movie; and more
    Ceviche and cocktails; LuckyRice Festival; 'Hey Bartender,' the movie; and more

    'Hey Bartender,' the movie: The cocktail documentary "Hey Bartender" opens Friday for its weeklong run at Sundance Sunset Cinemas. The film is an ode to mixology and follows a former Marine bartender shaking his way toward stardom at New York's Employees Only, and an ex-banker working to turn around...

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