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  • Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel. To the uninitiated, it was a mildly depressing vista of concrete, unwanted...

  • Dodger Stadium: Go for the game, stay for the meatballs and cannoli

    Dodger Stadium: Go for the game, stay for the meatballs and cannoli

    A few hours before the first pitch of the Dodgers vs. Phillies game Wednesday, Tommy Lasorda sat eating a bowl of meatballs smothered in red sauce at a table behind Tommy Lasorda's Trattoria, one of the new concession stands at Dodger stadium. People stopped to stare at the former Dodgers third-base...

  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

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  • L.A. Cathedral High is investigating alleged hazing incident

    The L.A. Cathedral High administration has launched an investigation into an alleged hazing incident from Tuesday afternoon, principal Brother John Montgomery said Thursday. Ten students have been suspended, including eight football players who will miss Friday's game against St. Francis. Montgomery...

  • Dodger Stadium fight: 'You heard his skull hitting the concrete,' witness says

    Dodger Stadium fight: 'You heard his skull hitting the concrete,' witness says

    A man who said he witnessed Friday night's fight outside Dodger Stadium said that he saw one man rush up to another and punch him in the head, causing him to fall backward and hit his head on the ground. Sean Gould was walking out of the stadium with a friend when they saw a group of about a dozen...

  • Dodger Stadium fight leaves one person critically injured, LAPD says

    Dodger Stadium fight leaves one person critically injured, LAPD says

    Los Angeles police are looking for the people involved in a fight outside Dodger Stadium after Friday's playoff game that sent one fan to the hospital with critical injuries. Few details were available Monday, including the gender or age of the person who was injured. LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig...

  • Starting times set for opening playoff games at Dodger Stadium

    Starting times set for opening playoff games at Dodger Stadium

    OK, you can plan your lives now. Major League Baseball has set the starting times of the Dodgers’ opening two playoff games at Dodger Stadium. SIGN UP for the free Dodgers Dugout newsletter >> The Friday opener against the Mets in the National League Division Series has been scheduled to begin...

  • The San Francisco Giants get their own craft beer -- why not the L.A. Dodgers?

    The San Francisco Giants get their own craft beer -- why not the L.A. Dodgers?

    The morning after a marathon 14-inning affair that underscored the often bitter, always compelling enmity between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, pioneering craft brewery Anchor Brewing Co. announced the release of a commemorative beer celebrating the 2014 Champion San Francisco...

  • Datebook: Vintage pix of Hollywood and master drawings from Italy

    Datebook: Vintage pix of Hollywood and master drawings from Italy

    The naturalistic works of a Renaissance Master. Art that is all about flatness. And an installation that explores notions of family and memory by queer artists and others. Plus: a painter gets her due in Laguna Beach, murals go up in Long Beach, and a photographer’s vintage images of Hollywood...

  • Summer in the city
    Summer in the city

    Oftentimes the best photos come from looking around.  

    This picture by Lara Dildy paints an idyllic and dreamy look at Dodger Stadium. Equipped with only her iPhone and creative eye, she could not help but notice the afternoon light cascading over the contrasting red shirts against the greens of...

  • Drought spurs sports to look at water use on fairways and fields
    Drought spurs sports to look at water use on fairways and fields

    That spot down the fairway, just past the dogleg, might be perfect for a new bunker. Jack Nicklaus imagines a hazard that would force golfers to choose.

    Lay up short or try to hit over?

    "Heaven forbid somebody would have to think," Nicklaus says with a smile. "Especially a golfer."

    It is a cool...

  • Amgen bike race will close streets Sunday in L.A., Pasadena
    Amgen bike race will close streets Sunday in L.A., Pasadena

    Several area streets will be temporarily closed early Sunday as the largest cycling race in America concludes its final leg, with the course extending from downtown Los Angeles through Highland Park and into Pasadena.

    The 724-mile Amgen Tour of California, which began in Sacramento on May 10, will...

  • Firefighters douse 2-acre brush fire in Elysian Park
    Firefighters douse 2-acre brush fire in Elysian Park

    Firefighters extinguished a two-acre brush fire barely half an hour after it began in Elysian Park on Wednesday morning.

    The fire started about 8:48 a.m. in the 1300 block of Broadway, northeast of downtown Los Angeles, according to Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    ...

  • Dodgers: 75 citations but no arrests in tailgating crackdown
    Dodgers: 75 citations but no arrests in tailgating crackdown

    Los Angeles police officers cited 75 people on the Dodgers' opening day on Monday but made no physical arrests, officials said Tuesday.

    The majority of the citations -- 60 -- were for drinking in public, said Officer Drake Madison, a department spokesman. Nine people were cited for urinating in...

  • Dodgers opening day traditions hampered by tighter restrictions
    Dodgers opening day traditions hampered by tighter restrictions

    Rafael Gutierrez and his friends spared no expense for this year's Dodgers opening day.

    They wanted to have a blast at Elysian Park before the game — hiring a party bus to chauffeur them down from Oxnard, a brass band and a taco guy.

    But like many fans Monday, Gutierrez was surprised to find dozens...

  • Billy DeLury, a Dodgers fixture for 66 years, dies at 81
    Billy DeLury, a Dodgers fixture for 66 years, dies at 81

    Billy DeLury, a Brooklyn native who joined the Dodgers in 1950 and never left, died Saturday, the team announced.

    On the verge of his 66th season, he was 81.

    DeLury, who hadn't been feeling well, checked into a hospital the day before his death, according to the Associated Press.

    As the son of...

  • County to distribute $25,000 reward in Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow
    County to distribute $25,000 reward in Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow

    Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to pay $25,000 to four people who gave information to law enforcement that helped lead to the arrest of two men who were convicted of the savage beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium in 2011.

    Stow, a paramedic from Northern California,...

  • Record-breaking heat puts brakes on some marathon runners
    Record-breaking heat puts brakes on some marathon runners

    For panting runners and walkers nearing the 20-mile marker of the Los Angeles Marathon, the cool mist of a fire hose felt like a blessing.

    "Thanks, you guys!" one man shouted as he strode through the spray. "Yes! Oh, God, yes!"

    More than 22,000 people raced from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica on...

  • La Cañada High boys' soccer plays well, but loses to No. 1 seed in regional
    La Cañada High boys' soccer plays well, but loses to No. 1 seed in regional

    Soccer: Spartans hold own against Division III's top team, falling to Cathedral in regional quarterfinal, 2-0.

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    Soccer: Spartans hold own against Division III's top team, falling to Cathedral in regional quarterfinal, 2-0.

  • Last glance: A juicy show by Michael Parker at HRLA
    Last glance: A juicy show by Michael Parker at HRLA

    The news release for "Juicework," the most recent exhibition at Human Resources gallery in L.A.'s Chinatown, said to "come thirsty." Well, they weren't kidding.

    Michael Parker's sprawling installation consisted of a series of stations where visitors could have a seat at a shrine-like split-board...

  • Making juice with Michael Parker at HRLA gallery
    Making juice with Michael Parker at HRLA gallery

    L.A. artist Michael Parker created an installation at the Human Resources gallery in Chinatown that involved ceramics, water and juicing.

  • Datebook: Conceptual grids, earthy caves and lots of Italian masters
    Datebook: Conceptual grids, earthy caves and lots of Italian masters

    The mathematical works of an L.A. conceptualist. A cave that seems to emerge from a gallery floor. And an exhibition that is all about wetness. Plus: shows on feminism, ceramics and a rare gathering of European paintings. There’s lots to do in the Southland this week. Here’s what we’ve got in the...

  • Dodger Stadium parking: $10 in 2013, $15 in 2014, $20 in 2015
    Dodger Stadium parking: $10 in 2013, $15 in 2014, $20 in 2015

    On Thursday, in a news release announcing the start of single-game ticket sales, the Dodgers tucked this sentence into the last paragraph: "Parking at the gate day of game is $20."

    That price was $15 last year, and $10 the year before that. In a city built by the car culture, with mass transit...

  • Soylent, all-in-one foodmaker now based in L.A., raises $20 million
    Soylent, all-in-one foodmaker now based in L.A., raises $20 million

    Soylent Co., the Los Angeles start-up that makes a powdery food substance with a sweeping nutritional composition, has raised $20 million in additional venture capital, the company announced Wednesday.The components of basic staples including dairy, grains, fruit and vegetables are combined into...

  • Glendale's Brandon McCarthy returns to Los Angeles
    Glendale's Brandon McCarthy returns to Los Angeles

    Baseball: Nine-year pitching veteran signs four-year deal with hometown Dodgers.

  • Marines storm Dodger Stadium in exercise seeking 'high-value target'
    Marines storm Dodger Stadium in exercise seeking 'high-value target'

    If Marines deploying next year are ordered to assault an enemy stronghold and capture a high-value target, they can say they practiced at Dodger Stadium.

    Dodger Stadium was the site Monday night of a simulated raid by Marines from the Camp Pendleton-based 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

    A “raid...

  • Datebook: Surfboards and noise rock for the holiday weekend
    Datebook: Surfboards and noise rock for the holiday weekend

    A show that’s all about surf, a noise rock band downtown and an artist’s view of L.A. as told by installation. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is quiet, but there are still things to do. Here’s what we have in the Datebook:

    “Jeff Ho: The Board” at C. Nichols Projects. For its annual holiday surf...

  • Datebook: Mushroom clouds, FBI files, land art and lots of photography
    Datebook: Mushroom clouds, FBI files, land art and lots of photography

    Photographers who documented landscape, street scenes and the San Fernando Valley’s pornography industry, plus an exhibition that brings together L.A. and Latin America, abstractions made with books, and a show about the artistic interventions of an Italian architect. Also, a 1976 work of video...

  • St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral
    St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral

    Football: Golden Knights rally from 13-point deficit for key Angelus League victory.

  • Boys' soccer: Cathedral will travel to Florida for tournament

    With nine players back from its section championship soccer team, L.A. Cathedral has put together an ambitious schedule and will travlel to Florida in January to compete in the Montverde Academy Soccer tournament.

    Montverde hasn't lost in the last four years.

    Cathedral won the Southern Section...

  • Angelus League preview: Favored St. Francis High ready for new league, some new foes
    Angelus League preview: Favored St. Francis High ready for new league, some new foes

    Football: Looking for first league crown since 1997, No. 1-ranked Golden Knights open with Harvard-Westlake, one of four ranked teams in division.

  • Here's the most hypocritical remark made yet about Dodgers TV fiasco
    Here's the most hypocritical remark made yet about Dodgers TV fiasco

    Time Warner Cable, which paid more than top dollar to secure Dodgers telecasts well into the future and then managed to prevent millions of Dodger fans from seeing the games on TV during this (possibly) pennant-winning season, is backing down.

    As my colleague Meg James reports, TWC will broadcast...

  • Paul McCartney at Dodger Stadium: Fit, giddy and in vintage form
    Paul McCartney at Dodger Stadium: Fit, giddy and in vintage form

    One by one we rolled toward Dodger Stadium, in Hyundais, Jeeps and Teslas amid stretch limousines and black SUVs. We arrived via every avenue, more than 50,000 strong, part of a mass pilgrimage to see Paul McCartney. The last time he played the stadium was 1966, as a Beatle in the middle of a maelstrom.

    ...

  • Fatal crash on 110 Freeway near downtown causes small roadside fire
    Fatal crash on 110 Freeway near downtown causes small roadside fire

    A fatal single-car crash on the northbound 110 Freeway caused a small roadside fire early Tuesday that clogged traffic through downtown for the morning commute, authorities said.

    The incident in Elysian Park occurred shortly before 7 a.m. One person inside the vehicle was pronounced dead at the...

  • Dodgers ordered to pay beaten fan $14 million: 'It's finally over'
    Dodgers ordered to pay beaten fan $14 million: 'It's finally over'

    The nearly $18-million awarded to Giants fan Bryan Stow by a jury on Wednesday was "like a big weight" off the shoulders of his family, his mother said outside court.

    "I couldn't believe it," Ann Stow said after the verdict was read in Judge Victor E. Chavez's courtroom. "It was like a big weight...

  • Dodgers, not McCourt, found liable in Bryan Stow beating case
    Dodgers, not McCourt, found liable in Bryan Stow beating case

    Bryan Stow may never fully comprehend the nearly $18 million awarded him Wednesday by a Los Angeles jury.

    Over the last six weeks, the brain-injured 45-year-old often forgot why his parents were absent from their Capitola, Calif., home and asked when they planned to return.

    "When the trial is finished,"...

  • Dodgers found partly liable in brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow
    Dodgers found partly liable in brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow

    A Los Angeles jury today ruled that the Dodgers are partly liable for the devastating injuries to Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was attacked in a stadium parking lot after an opening day game in 2011, and must pay millions to cover his medical bills and other expenses.

    The two men who attacked Stow,...

  • Dodgers found partly liable in brutal beating of Giants fan

    A Los Angeles jury ruled that the Dodgers are partly liable for the devastating injuries to Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was attacked in a stadium parking lot after an opening day game in 2011, and must pay millions to cover his medical bills and other expenses.

    The two men who attacked Stow, Louie...

  • Judge in Bryan Stow civil suit orders jurors to continue deliberating
    Judge in Bryan Stow civil suit orders jurors to continue deliberating

    The jurors tasked with deciding whether the Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt were responsible for the brutal 2011 beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow told a judge Wednesday that they were deadlocked, but were ordered to continue deliberating.

    Word of the impasse came during the...

  • Jury to continue deliberations in Bryan Stow suit against Dodgers
    Jury to continue deliberations in Bryan Stow suit against Dodgers

    Jurors tasked with determining whether the Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt were responsible for San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow's brutal 2011 beating were ordered to resume deliberations Thursday after indicating they were deadlocked in the case.

    Word of a possible stalemate came in...

  • Jury deadlocked in Bryan Stow suit against Dodgers told to continue
    Jury deadlocked in Bryan Stow suit against Dodgers told to continue

    A Los Angeles jury said Wednesday it was deadlocked over whether the Los Angeles Dodgers organization was responsible for the devastating injuries suffered by a Giants fan beaten during the 2011 home opener at Dodgers Stadium.

    But the judge in the case ordered the jury to return for further deliberations.

    ...

  • Morgan Peck's hand-held haiku in clay captivates
    Morgan Peck's hand-held haiku in clay captivates

    Morgan Peck's ceramic sculptures at Jancar Jones are modest in scale and hardly radical in reach, but there's something fearless and free about them that is deeply appealing. Two unglazed stoneware pillars (16 and 17 inches tall) stand at just the slightest tilt, with eager but reticent authority,...

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