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  • Brew at the Zoo: You can drink with the animals

    Brew at the Zoo: You can drink with the animals

    Friday night beer and beasts come together again at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual summertime Brew at the Zoo festival featuring 35 breweries, three local bands, and snacks served among the elephants, gorillas and reptiles. The party begins at 7 p.m., and a mix of local and regional...

  • Dude, where's a buyer for my house?

    Dude, where's a buyer for my house?

    Ashton Kutcher has put the word out that he is interested in finding a buyer for his Hollywood Hills home, quietly shopping it at $12 million. The modern-style, three-story home built in 2007 has views of the Hollywood Reservoir and the Hollywood sign. There are five bedrooms and eight bathrooms...

  • 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...

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  • 'Veep's' Tony Hale shifts into landlord mode in Los Feliz

    'Veep's' Tony Hale shifts into landlord mode in Los Feliz

    Actor Tony Hale of “Veep” is adding the role of landlord to his official duties, listing his Los Feliz house for lease at $6,950 a month. The Traditional-style home, built in 1937, has a “Leave It to Beaver” curb appeal.  The symmetrical, wide front of the house is reached by a brick walkway that...

  • L.A. Zoo wants mountain lion to remain a neighbor despite koala death

    L.A. Zoo wants mountain lion to remain a neighbor despite koala death

    The Los Angeles Zoo is taking steps to protect its animals from a mountain lion suspected of killing a koala last week but does not want the predator relocated or euthanized, zoo officials said Wednesday. Instead of asking for the mountain lion known as P22 to be captured and relocated outside...

  • Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 suspected of killing koala at L.A. Zoo

    Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 suspected of killing koala at L.A. Zoo

    In the legal world, it'd be called circumstantial evidence. On March 3, one of the Los Angeles Zoo’s koalas went missing. Down the road from its enclosure, a tuft of its hair was found. About 400 yards farther down, zookeepers made a grisly discovery: bloody marsupial parts. Something must have...

  • Wild mountain lion suspected of killing koala at L.A. Zoo

    Wild mountain lion suspected of killing koala at L.A. Zoo

    In the legal world, it’d be called circumstantial evidence. On March 3, one of the Los Angeles Zoo’s koalas went missing. Down the road from its enclosure, a tuft of its hair was found. About 400 yards farther down, zookeepers made a grisly discovery: bloody marsupial parts. Something must have...

  • Michael C. Hall wraps up his act in Los Feliz, selling compound for asking price

    Michael C. Hall wraps up his act in Los Feliz, selling compound for asking price

    Michael C. Hall, known for his starring role on the memorable TV series “Dexter,” found a homebuyer willing to pay the exact asking price of $4.85 million for his Los Feliz compound. No slashing required. The Spanish Colonial Revival-style house, set behind gates and hedges, sits on more than a...

  • The Griffith Park Teahouse to reappear on Knoll Hill in San Pedro today

    The Griffith Park Teahouse to reappear on Knoll Hill in San Pedro today

    The Griffith Park Teahouse, which mysteriously appeared on a peak in Griffith Park in June, surreptitiously installed by a collective of anonymous artists, is set to make its first public appearance today after being removed by the city.  The structure, which captivated Angelenos when it first...

  • L.A. Zoo event to spotlight love, animal style
    L.A. Zoo event to spotlight love, animal style

    Most grown-ups think they know about the birds and the bees, but if you really want to get the inside scoop about animals "dating, mating, and cohabitating," the Los Angeles Zoo will be hosting a unique celebration called "Sex and the City Zoo" this Saturday night from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Zoo's...

  • See starlings in a murmuration put on a flight show
    See starlings in a murmuration put on a flight show

    This series of photos, taken in January by Menahem Kahana for AFP/Getty Images, shows starlings in flight near the city of Rahat, in Israel's Negev desert. The striking formations are known as a murmuration, which occurs when a flock of hundreds to thousands of starlings gather in an undulating...

  • Hot Property | Keegan-Michael Key
    Hot Property | Keegan-Michael Key

    Built in 1961, the multistory home sits near Griffith Park with an outdoor dining room, a viewing deck and a swimming pool and spa.

  • Sketch comic Keegan-Michael Key lists his Griffith Park area home for sale
    Sketch comic Keegan-Michael Key lists his Griffith Park area home for sale

    Actor-comedian Keegan-Michael Key has put his home bordering Los Feliz and Griffith Park up for sale at $1.638 million.

    The multilevel home, built in 1961 and boasting classic details, sits raised from the street and is entered through a gated courtyard.

    The 2,600 square feet of living space, with...

  • Two commuter trains crash head-on in southern Germany
    Two commuter trains crash head-on in southern Germany

    Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring about 150, slamming into each other on a curve without braking after an automatic safety system apparently failed to stop them, the transport minister said. (Peter Kneffel / European...

  • Lunar New Year kicks off at Chinatown temple
    Lunar New Year kicks off at Chinatown temple

    Thousands of people young and old gathered Sunday night at the Thien Hau Temple in Los Angeles' Chinatown in celebration of the Chinese New Year. The Lunar New Year in 2016 marks the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar. (Photos by Barbara Davidson, video by Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

  • 'Dexter' star Michael C. Hall looks to cut a deal in Los Feliz
    'Dexter' star Michael C. Hall looks to cut a deal in Los Feliz

    Actor Michael C. Hall of “Dexter” fame is taking another stab at selling his home in Los Angeles. He has put the Spanish Colonial Revival-style compound in Los Feliz up for sale at $4.85 million — a $350,000 price increase from when he had it on the market for two years ago.

    Set behind gates and...

  • Hot Property | Michael C. Hall
    Hot Property | Michael C. Hall

    The 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival-style house sits on more than a third of an acre in Los Feliz.

  • Three escaped inmates from Orange County jail remain on the run
    Three escaped inmates from Orange County jail remain on the run

    A trio of inmates escaped from Orange County Central Men's Jail on Friday. Jonathan Tieu, 20, Bac Duong, 43, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, were all discovered missing at the downtown Santa Ana facility about 9 p.m., after they cut through at least four layers of steel and rebar to reach the facility's...

  • Los Angeles Zoo employee falls into gorilla enclosure
    Los Angeles Zoo employee falls into gorilla enclosure

    L.A. firefighters rescued a Los Angeles Zoo employee who fell into a gorilla enclosure Thursday morning, fire officials said.

    The 61-year-old man fell 15 to 20 feet at about 8:30 a.m. and possibly broke his femur, said LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. The employee had been landscaping the gorilla...

  • 360-degree video: LL Cool J gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
    360-degree video: LL Cool J gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    (CNS) - LL Cool J received the 2,571st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a pioneering recording career that made him the first rap artist to amass 10 consecutive platinum-plus-selling albums. Queen Latifah and Sean "Diddy'' Combs were among those speaking at the ceremony in front...

  • 360-degree view from inside a Swiss fighter jet
    360-degree view from inside a Swiss fighter jet

    A view from inside the cockpit of a Swiss air force F-5 jet, part of the team Patrouille Suisse, as an Airbus A321 belonging to Swiss International Air Lines flies with the fighter jets during the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup events at the Lauberhorn, in Wengen, Switzerland. (Video by Dominik Baumann...

  • When a Paris canal is drained
    When a Paris canal is drained

    A Paris canal is being drained this week for cleaning, first into a puddle and then into a dry ditch. Canal Saint-Martin, popular with Parisians and visitors alike for its arched bridges, locks and trendy surrounding neighborhood, was emptied for the first time in 14 years beginning Monday. Join...

  • Costumes from Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' riding into town for display at Autry
    Costumes from Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' riding into town for display at Autry

    Costumes worn by three lead actors in Quentin Tarantino's new western opus "The Hateful Eight" will be on display at the Autry Museum of the American West beginning Dec. 22.

    The film opens in Los Angeles on Christmas Day with a cast that includes Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason...

  • Kelsey Grammer's Malibu digs go for $12.94 million, and other top sales
    Kelsey Grammer's Malibu digs go for $12.94 million, and other top sales

    The Malibu estate of an actor/comedian, a Los Feliz home built for a silent-film pioneer and newly built residences in Arcadia and Brentwood were among the priciest residential real estate sales in greater Los Angeles last week.

    $12.94 million — Malibu

    The onetime marital home of Kelsey and Camille...

  • Funeral for Downey Police Officer Ricardo Galvez
    Funeral for Downey Police Officer Ricardo Galvez

    Mourners bid their final goodbyes Monday at a funeral service for slain Downey Police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Galvez, 29, was killed the night of Nov. 18. He was sitting in his BMW in a parking lot next to Downey police...

  • L.A. Zoo powers up to celebrate the season
    L.A. Zoo powers up to celebrate the season

    GLAZA arranges a light show with 'bigger, brighter, more lights than ever.'

  • L.A. Auto Show 2015: New models unveiled
    L.A. Auto Show 2015: New models unveiled

    The models that debuted Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show included tiny convertibles (Fiat), big sedans (Buick, Lincoln) and crossovers of all sizes (Mazda, Ford, Kia). Here are the details on a few of the more notable offerings. The show continues Thursday for the news media and opens to...

  • Image 2015 | Year in Pictures
    Image 2015 | Year in Pictures

    (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Michael Ngo designs for LA Fashion Week runway show at the Reef. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) Rapper 50cent, center, watches the Isabella Couture runway show during LA Fashion Week. ( (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times) Jennifer Lopez poses for photographers...

  • With an eye toward Google, the Autry has changed its name
    With an eye toward Google, the Autry has changed its name

    The Los Angeles institution that since 2002 has called itself the Autry National Center of the American West is now the Autry Museum of the American West – a change brought on partly by the fact that Google apparently shrugs at the term “national center” but gives priority to the term “museum.”

    ...

  • Photographer-designer Mark Liddell reveals his latest celebrity-worthy home in Los Feliz
    Photographer-designer Mark Liddell reveals his latest celebrity-worthy home in Los Feliz

    Celebrity and fashion photographer Mark Liddell, who also designs homes, has listed his latest creation for sale in Los Feliz at $4.25 million.

    The 1992 contemporary has a sophisticated vibe fit for his long list of celebrity subjects, which includes LeAnn Rimes, Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears.

    ...

  • What to do for Halloween in the L.A. area
    What to do for Halloween in the L.A. area

    Looking for a place to do the 'Monster Mash' this Halloween season? We've got you covered.

    What: Cinespia's 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' screening

    What's more fitting than a movie at a cemetery for Halloween? Celebrate the 40th anniversary of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" doing the "Time Warp."...

  • Flintridge Sacred Heart, St. Francis cross-country show signs of improvement

    Cross-country: Tologs place third again, while Golden Knights draw closer to fourth at Mission League's second meet.

  • Try out that new lens on L.A. Zoo's supermodels during special photo day
    Try out that new lens on L.A. Zoo's supermodels during special photo day

    Here's a way to grab your camera and come home with some astounding photos of lions or giraffes without having to get on an airplane.

    The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is hosting its once-a-year photo day on Nov. 8. This is a chance for beginners and experienced photographers alike to learn...

  • Singer-songwriter Sia lists landmark house in Los Feliz after four months of ownership
    Singer-songwriter Sia lists landmark house in Los Feliz after four months of ownership

    Australian singer-songwriter Sia has listed her home in Los Feliz for sale at $4.995 million after only four months of ownership. She bought the Mediterranean Revival villa in June at $4.7 million.

    Designed by Angelus Temple architect A.F. Leicht, who was known for his distinctive designs, the...

  • Home of the proto-hipster high school ... Silver Lake or Gardena? A new art show's surprising answer
    Home of the proto-hipster high school ... Silver Lake or Gardena? A new art show's surprising answer

    Forget Silver Lake — a new art show at the Autry National Center of the American West in Griffith Park helps make the case that the home of the proto-hipster might have been Gardena.

    Consider that in the early days of the 20th century, even Gardena's high school encouraged its students to become...

  • The Gardena High School Art Collection
    The Gardena High School Art Collection

    Pieces from the Gardena High School art collection are on exhibit at the Autry Center.

  • See the supermoon lunar eclipse Sunday night at Griffith Observatory - set to live classical music
    See the supermoon lunar eclipse Sunday night at Griffith Observatory - set to live classical music

    Some call it a supermoon lunar eclipse, others call it a super blood moon eclipse. Either way, Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles will celebrate the celestial trifecta Sunday with live classical music and lots of skygazing.

    If you miss the moontastic event, the next one won't happen until 2033.

    ...

  • French Montana's Los Feliz rental lists for sale at $4.995 million
    French Montana's Los Feliz rental lists for sale at $4.995 million

    A Los Feliz home recently leased by rapper French Montana has come on the market for $4.995 million.

    The 30-year-old artist, known for such tracks as “Shot Caller” and “Pop That,” rented the renovated contemporary in July for $40,000, according to sources with knowledge of the listing. The owners...

  • French Montana's Los Feliz rental lists for sale at $4.995 million
    French Montana's Los Feliz rental lists for sale at $4.995 million

    A Los Feliz home that rapper French Montana had leased for $40,000 in July is listed for sale at $4.995 million.

  • Singer Neil Young's Hawaiian retreat is an oldie but a goodie
    Singer Neil Young's Hawaiian retreat is an oldie but a goodie

    Singer-songwriter Neil Young has put his oceanfront estate on the Big Island of Hawaii on the market for $24.5 million.

    Set on a craggy peninsula between two bays, the three-acre spread features a Hawaiian-style beach house dating to the 1920s, two two-bedroom guest cottages, two greenhouses and...

  • What a school does when it's 'kind of running out of water'
    What a school does when it's 'kind of running out of water'

    A gaggle of sixth-grade students grab overripe eggplants from a compost pile in the green edible garden, a focal point of Thomas Starr King Middle School. They make their way up a hill, passing more classrooms to a tree at the edge of campus, surrounded by what looks like a mound of hay.

    It’s 101...

  • Burlesque dancer and model Dita Von Teese picks up an eye-popping house in Los Feliz
    Burlesque dancer and model Dita Von Teese picks up an eye-popping house in Los Feliz

    Dita Von Teese, the curvaceous model known for bringing burlesque dancing back into vogue, has bought a stunning Tudor Revival-style house in Los Feliz for $2.83 million.

    Entered through a rotunda that evokes a castle turret, the 1927 home blends traditional features with tasteful designer updates....

  • Griffith Observatory and Big Sur among '500 best places on the planet' (Sorry, Hollywood sign!)
    Griffith Observatory and Big Sur among '500 best places on the planet' (Sorry, Hollywood sign!)

    If your bucket list needs some puffing up, check out this new collection of 500 must-see places from Lonely Planet. The Temples of Angkor in Cambodia came in first on the mega-list voted on by the travel guide company's staff writers and editors. It was a "landslide" choice, a Lonely Planet statement...

  • Get ready for the biggest beer weekend of the summer
    Get ready for the biggest beer weekend of the summer

    Summer was made for drinking beer — or maybe beer was made to drink during summer. Either way, with the dog days of August nearly upon us, the time for sipping on craft suds is nigh. And there’s one weekend in particular with some of the year’s best beer events on tap.

    Friday, Aug. 7 — Brew at...

  • Pop singer Sia lands an artsy Mediterranean
    Pop singer Sia lands an artsy Mediterranean

    Australian singer-songwriter Sia has bought a home in Los Feliz for $4.7 million, according to area real estate sources not authorized to comment on the deal.

    The 1924 Mediterranean is described in the listing as a masterpiece and enchanting. Designed by Angelus Temple architect A.F. Leicht, known...

  • Stream of cars on Mt. Hollywood Drive
    Stream of cars on Mt. Hollywood Drive

    Tatsuya Ouchi, an international student from Japan, saw Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park for the first time eight months ago. In April, he climbed to the top to catch the sunset.

    Ouchi stayed there well into the night, enjoying the nightscape. Looking toward the foot of the mountain, he saw what...

  • Petition launched to save Griffith Park Teahouse after report it might be taken down
    Petition launched to save Griffith Park Teahouse after report it might be taken down

    It may be a short life for Los Angeles' Griffith Park Teahouse, the surreptitiously installed artists' project that materialized on a ridge in the park Monday night and was inaugurated with a dawn ceremony Tuesday.

    Wednesday morning, a Twitter feed connected to the anonymous collective of artists...

  • The Griffith Park Teahouse survives another day
    The Griffith Park Teahouse survives another day

    Monday night, a crew of anonymous artists slipped into Griffith Park and installed a teahouse on an abandoned foundation on Mt. Bell. Wednesday morning, it was attracting a steady stream of visitors and unsuspecting passersby.

  • From the ashes: Artists create teahouse in Griffith Park with wood from 2007 fire
    From the ashes: Artists create teahouse in Griffith Park with wood from 2007 fire

    The invitation was cryptic. A small piece of wood with a laser-burned message that read, "June 30, 2015. Please join us for tea and wishes overlooking the city. Sunrise, Griffith Park." 

    The only other instructions directed recipients to meet at the Griffith Observatory parking lot at dawn and...

  • A dawn trek to the artist-built Griffith Park Teahouse
    A dawn trek to the artist-built Griffith Park Teahouse

    A loose collective of anonymous artists surreptitiously installed a teahouse inside Griffith Park late Monday night. They inaugurated the structure with a dawn ceremony that featured green tea, almond cookies and an opera singer. The artists' hope is that the teahouse will remain as a "gift" to the...

  • LAPD seeks witnesses in police shooting of a man in Los Feliz
    LAPD seeks witnesses in police shooting of a man in Los Feliz

    An unarmed man shot in Los Feliz by Los Angeles police Friday remains in critical condition as officials ask for any witnesses, including anyone who might have taken video of the shooting, to come forward.

    Cmdr. Andrew Smith said two officers involved in the shooting have been removed from the...

  • Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden lists his hip Los Feliz house at nearly $3 million
    Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden lists his hip Los Feliz house at nearly $3 million

    Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden has listed his Los Feliz home for sale at $2.995 million.

    Built in 1965, the home epitomizes architect Craig Ellwood’s informal style of California modernism with its clean lines, perimeter hallways and walls of glass that take in views of the surrounding gardens.

    ...

  • Dying trees may force a new outlook on irrigation during drought
    Dying trees may force a new outlook on irrigation during drought

    The needles on the redwoods that welcome visitors to Griffith Park have faded to brown over the last two years. Laura Bauernfeind has watched the trees slowly die and workers eventually arrive, chain saws buzzing, to fell the husks one by one.

    "I would be lying if I said it was not disheartening,"...

  • 'Walking Dead' creator Frank Darabont sells 1920s home in Los Feliz
    'Walking Dead' creator Frank Darabont sells 1920s home in Los Feliz

    Frank Darabont, creator of “The Walking Dead,” has sold his atmospheric house in Los Feliz for  $3.575 million.

    Blending elements of early California and Monterey styles, the fine craftsmanship of the 1927 home is evident in such details as the mahogany doors and windows, custom ironwork, hand-cut...

  • Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams describes how it's fixing listeria issue
    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams describes how it's fixing listeria issue

    Nearly two weeks after recalling all its ice cream products and temporarily closing its scoop shops, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams announced Wednesday that it believes it has found the root of its listeria problem and outlined plans to protect more aggressively against contamination.

    “We are hopeful...

  • L.A. council candidates split on city plan to operate the Greek
    L.A. council candidates split on city plan to operate the Greek

    The two Los Angeles City Council candidates vying to represent a Sherman Oaks-to-Silver Lake district are split over a controversial plan for the city to operate the Greek Theatre itself.

    At a forum Thursday night, candidate Carolyn Ramsay said that though she had backed community groups that wanted...

  • Controversial city plan to run Greek Theatre moves ahead
    Controversial city plan to run Greek Theatre moves ahead

    Los Angeles lawmakers grilled the head of the city parks department Tuesday over a controversial plan for the city to operate the Greek Theatre itself, the latest turn in the lengthy battle over the future of the Griffith Park venue.

    "This strikes me as a bad business model," said Councilman Paul...

  • P-22 data show mountain lion left Los Feliz house soon after media hoopla
    P-22 data show mountain lion left Los Feliz house soon after media hoopla

    P-22, the celebrity mountain lion of Griffith Park, spent only a short time under a Los Feliz house before he was discovered by a worker, according to National Park Service scientists' evaluation of GPS data from the puma's tracking collar.

    By 6 a.m. Monday, he had left Griffith Park but had not...

  • L.A. parks commission votes for city to operate Greek Theatre itself
    L.A. parks commission votes for city to operate Greek Theatre itself

    In the latest turn in the heated battle over who should run the Greek Theatre, a Los Angeles city commission voted Wednesday in favor of letting the city temporarily operate the Griffith Park venue itself.

    Parks department officials first floated the controversial idea in February, after the commission...

  • P-22 vacates home, heads back to Griffith Park, wildlife officials say
    P-22 vacates home, heads back to Griffith Park, wildlife officials say

    Biologists aren’t sure exactly when the cougar known as P-22 slipped away from under Jason and Paula Archinaco’s sleek, multi-level white contemporary in Los Feliz on Tuesday. About 1 a.m., officials cleared the area and left P-22, who had startled the workers who came upon him in a crawl space,...

  • The paparazzi and P-22
    The paparazzi and P-22

    Los Angeles can be a difficult metropolis to navigate by car or bicycle or public transit. Which makes the journey of the mountain lion prosaically known as P-22 all the more remarkable and even enchanting. Discovered living in Griffith Park three years ago, he has survived crossing the 405 and...

  • P-22 mountain lion just latest wild animal to find fame in Los Angeles
    P-22 mountain lion just latest wild animal to find fame in Los Angeles

    P-22, the mountain lion living in the Santa Mountain Mountains, isn’t the first animal to get its 15 minutes of fame in Los Angeles.

    In a land where it's easy to become an instant celebrity, it’s no surprise Angelenos have an affinity for cute animals with rambunctious personalities.

    Now that people...

  • A day at the zoo
    A day at the zoo

    A trip to the Los Angeles Zoo is always delightful, especially when you get to take your daughter, but the trip gets even better when you get a picture like the one Russo Mutuc made.    

    The light and the shadows made by the setting sun created the perfect frame for young Leah to pass through. ...

  • Brush fire breaks out along L.A. River
    Brush fire breaks out along L.A. River

    Brush fire near Victory Boulevard bridge is knocked down in a little more than an hour.

  • Frank Darabont's Los Feliz house in escrow in a day
    Frank Darabont's Los Feliz house in escrow in a day

    Director-producer-screenwriter Frank Darabont listed a house for sale in Los Feliz at $3.6 million and a day later it was in escrow.

    The Spanish home, built in 1927, draws from early California and Monterey styles. Mahogany doors and windows, custom ironwork, hand-cut beams and arched ceilings...

  • Andie MacDowell buys a charmer in Los Feliz
    Andie MacDowell buys a charmer in Los Feliz

    Actress-model Andie MacDowell has bought a Spanish-style house in Los Feliz for $1,262,500, public records show.

    Although built in 1931, the pied-a-terre has a more modern vibe with clean interior lines. Arches, the original wood floors and built-ins retain the architectural character.

    The high-ceiling...

  • L.A. city parks commission tosses out proposals to run Greek Theatre
    L.A. city parks commission tosses out proposals to run Greek Theatre

    A Los Angeles city commission decided Wednesday to toss out two competing proposals to run the Greek Theatre, the latest step in a lengthy battle between entertainment titans over who will operate the Griffith Park venue.

    The Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners recommended last year that...

  • Bridge between Glendale Narrows, Griffith Park moves forward
    Bridge between Glendale Narrows, Griffith Park moves forward

    Early designs for a bridge that could one day connect the Glendale Narrows to Griffith Park have won support from the City Council, which signed off on seeking funding for construction.

    Last fall, city staff and an architecture firm sought feedback from community members on what kind of bridge...

  • Zoo babies and combo ticket for L.A. Zoo and Aquarium of the Pacific
    Zoo babies and combo ticket for L.A. Zoo and Aquarium of the Pacific

    Spring brings new baby penguins, hippos, giraffes and other animals -- and a new combination ticket -- to the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Now one ticket gets you into both and saves on admission prices.

    The deal: The zoo-aquarium combination ticket...

  • Gabriel Macht, Jacinda Barrett find a buyer who suits them
    Gabriel Macht, Jacinda Barrett find a buyer who suits them

    Actors Gabriel Macht and Jacinda Barrett sold their house in Los Feliz within a month of listing for $2.1 million. That’s 5% above their $1.998 million asking price -- nicely covering the real estate agent commissions.

    The property was purchased in 2002 for $849,000 and had been leased out in recent...

  • City officials float idea: Could parks department run the Greek Theatre?
    City officials float idea: Could parks department run the Greek Theatre?

    Entertainment titans have battled for months over who should run Los Angeles' Greek Theatre.

    A city commission recommended Live Nation for the job, but the City Council disagreed with that pick. Neighborhood groups have pressed for longtime operator Nederlander to stay in charge of the Griffith...

  • Post-beetles, a new tree is planted in George Harrison's memory
    Post-beetles, a new tree is planted in George Harrison's memory

    George Harrison was quoting ancient spiritual wisdom when he titled his 1970 solo album "All Things Must Pass," never suspecting that the proverb would one day apply to the fate of a pine tree planted in his memory in Griffith Park.

    But two of Harrison's family members, a Los Angeles City Council...

  • L.A. council votes to oppose Live Nation running iconic Greek Theatre
    L.A. council votes to oppose Live Nation running iconic Greek Theatre

    The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to oppose the selection of a new operator to run the Greek Theatre and asked a city commission to consider completely restarting the process, arguing that community concerns needed to be given more weight.

    The 11-3 vote marks the latest turn in the lengthy...

  • L.A. city attorney: Council can't overturn Greek Theatre decision yet
    L.A. city attorney: Council can't overturn Greek Theatre decision yet

    In the latest turn in the saga over who will run the Greek Theatre, L.A. City Atty. Mike Feuer cautioned city lawmakers that they lack the power to immediately overturn a city commission's selection of an operator for the venue.

    In a confidential letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Times,...

  • Bruce Livingstone sells landmark home in Los Feliz
    Bruce Livingstone sells landmark home in Los Feliz

    Bruce Livingstone, the founder of iStockphoto.com, has sold his 1966 landmark home in Los Feliz for $3.28 million.

    Designed by architect Edward H. Fickett, the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument is called the Jacobson House for its original owners. 

    The post-and-beam contemporary has been kept...

  • Sumatran tiger, C.J., debuts at L.A. Zoo; cubs a future endeavor
    Sumatran tiger, C.J., debuts at L.A. Zoo; cubs a future endeavor

    L.A. Zoo has a new Sumatran tiger, nicknamed C.J. The zoo also has dreams of tiger cubs in the not-too-distant future.

    Castro Jr., born March 3, 2013, at Sacramento Zoo, weighs 250 pounds and has eyes that -- even for a Sumatran tiger -- are "particularly golden," says zoo spokeswoman April Spurlock.

    ...

  • Gabriel Macht, Jacinda Barrett list Los Feliz home for sale
    Gabriel Macht, Jacinda Barrett list Los Feliz home for sale

    Actors Gabriel Macht and Jacinda Barrett have listed a house in Los Feliz at $1.998 million.

    The renovated 1931 Spanish-style house has light and bright interiors and vaulted beamed ceilings.

    The oversized living room features a double-height ceiling, a fireplace and a large picture window with...

  • Dog rescued from rain-swollen L.A. River

    A firefighter lowered from a hovering helicopter rescued a dog from the Los Angeles River during a sudden afternoon rain storm on Friday.

    The small brown dog was spotted floating down the swollen river near Memorial Drive and Forest Lawn Drive, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. ...

  • Dog rescued from flowing L.A. River in Burbank
    Dog rescued from flowing L.A. River in Burbank

     

    A firefighter lowered from a hovering helicopter rescued a dog from the Los Angeles River during a sudden afternoon rain storm on Friday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The small brown dog was spotted floating down the swollen river near Memorial Drive and Forest Lawn Drive in Burbank, said...

  • Conductor Gustavo Dudamel buys another L.A.-area house
    Conductor Gustavo Dudamel buys another L.A.-area house

    Gustavo Dudamel, the rock-star conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has bought a house in Los Feliz for $2.775 million.

    This is not Dudamel’s first foray into Los Angeles real estate. He bought a house in the nearby Hollywood Hills four years ago for $1.85 million. 

    His new purchase is a...

  • L.A. panel rejects choice of Live Nation to run Greek Theatre
    L.A. panel rejects choice of Live Nation to run Greek Theatre

    A key committee of Los Angeles lawmakers bucked a city commission and its staff Monday, rejecting their recommendation to hand over control of the Greek Theatre to a new operator.

    The question of who will run the Griffith Park venue has become a battle royal between entertainment titans pushing...

  • A mushroom hunter studies L.A.'s little ecological aides
    A mushroom hunter studies L.A.'s little ecological aides

    Recent rains mean amateur and professional mycologists in Southern California can head outdoors again with renewed enthusiasm. Mushroom expert Gary Lincoff, a longtime teacher of plant studies at the New York Botanical Garden and author of books including "The Complete Mushroom Hunter" and "The...

  • Body found in park was that of man convicted of meeting minor for sex

    A 24-year-old man who was sentenced last year for meeting a minor for sex was found dead Saturday morning in Griffith Park, authorities said.

    The body of Levi Moscowitz was found at 8:20 a.m. inside the southern boundary of Griffith Park near the 2600 block of Commonwealth Canyon Avenue, said Los...

  • Shooting investigation closes 134 offramps to Forest Lawn
    Shooting investigation closes 134 offramps to Forest Lawn

    The California Highway Patrol shut down the eastbound and westbound offramps to Forest Lawn Drive off State Route 134 on Tuesday afternoon as Los Angeles police investigated a shooting.

    LAPD Officer Drake Madison said the department got a call just before 3:20 p.m. that someone may have shot himself...

  • Flea buys a Traditional in Los Feliz for $2.47 million
    Flea buys a Traditional in Los Feliz for $2.47 million

    Michael Balzary, the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist better known by his stage name Flea, has paid $2.47 million for a two-story home in Los Feliz.

    The Traditional-style residence, built in 1939, occupies a corner lot of about a quarter of an acre with a covered patio, a pool and spa, gardens and...

  • Flea buys a Traditional in Los Feliz for $2.47 million
    Flea buys a Traditional in Los Feliz for $2.47 million

    The two-story Traditional occupies about a quarter of an acre with a covered patio, a pool and a two-car garage.

  • Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 looks healthy again in new photos
    Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 looks healthy again in new photos

    Months after turning up looking sickly and suffering from mange, Griffith Park’s resident mountain lion and unofficial mascot of sorts is looking much healthier.

    In new photos released by park officials Thursday, the mountain lion also known as P-22 or Puma-22 appears healthy, strong, and happily...

  • 'Tomorrowland' director Brad Bird buys in Los Feliz
    'Tomorrowland' director Brad Bird buys in Los Feliz

    The director-producer paid $4.05 million for the 1927 Mediterranean designed by John William Chard.

  • 'Tomorrowland' director Brad Bird buys in Los Feliz
    'Tomorrowland' director Brad Bird buys in Los Feliz

    Brad Bird, director and producer of the upcoming Disney adventure film “Tomorrowland,” and his wife, Elizabeth, have purchased a home in Los Feliz for $4.05 million.

    The seller of the pedigreed residence designed by architect John William Chard was cinematographer Mark Plummer, who owned the property...

  • SoCal: 5 best holiday light shows to see over Thanksgiving
    SoCal: 5 best holiday light shows to see over Thanksgiving

    The season of light has begun. Here are five of the best ways to light up your holidays.

    The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is the granddaddy of holiday light shows in Southern California. Where else can you find 4 million lights, animated figures, snow and live reindeer at a luxury hotel?

    The Festival...

  • Bighorn sheep that escaped zoo and was hit by car dies
    Bighorn sheep that escaped zoo and was hit by car dies

    A bighorn sheep that escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and was struck by a hit-and-run driver has died, officials said.

    The adult female sheep escaped from an exhibit about noon and made its way over the hills of Griffith Park toward the Greek Theater, where it was struck by a vehicle,...

  • Bighorn sheep that escaped from zoo struck by hit-and-run driver

    A bighorn sheep that escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday afternoon was struck by a hit-and-run driver before workers could get to the animal, officials said.

    The sheep was hit on a street near the zoo in Griffith Park after the animal escaped about 1:20 p.m., Lt. Richard Parks told the...

  • Police arrest man in connection with violent Griffith Park attack
    Police arrest man in connection with violent Griffith Park attack

    Los Angeles police have made an arrest in connection with a violent attack Monday in Griffith Park that left a person in critical condition, officials said.

    The suspect -- who police did not immediately identify -- was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Monday by officers in the LAPD's Hollywood division,...

  • Live Nation's bid to run Greek Theatre gets parks panel's backing
    Live Nation's bid to run Greek Theatre gets parks panel's backing

    The Greek Theatre could change hands after a Los Angeles city commission recommended Thursday that another company take over running the historic Griffith Park venue, the latest step in a bitter battle between entertainment titans.

    The decision could ultimately pull the theater out of the hands...

  • The Greek: Live Nation wins first battle of entertainment titans
    The Greek: Live Nation wins first battle of entertainment titans

    After hours of impassioned debate, a Los Angeles city commission voted Thursday to recommend that a new company take over running and managing the Greek Theatre -- the latest step in a bitter battle between entertainment titans over the future of the Griffith Park venue.

    Doing so would pull the...

  • Solar eclipse on Thursday: Seven ways to see it safely
    Solar eclipse on Thursday: Seven ways to see it safely

    A solar eclipse will sweep across most of the United States on Thursday, and you definitely want to check it out -- safely.

    A solar eclipse occurs when the moon is between Earth and the sun and blocks all or part of the solar disk. Thursday's eclipse is a partial eclipse, which means the moon will...

  • Moon over Griffith Observatory
    Moon over Griffith Observatory

    Dave Wyman photographed the moon rise over Griffith Observatory on Oct. 7.

    "I drove up to the spot the night of the Blood Moon, waited for the moon to clear some haze and clouds and made my shot," he said.

    Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your...

  • Mark Seliger's picture-perfect Neutra house lists in Los Feliz
    Mark Seliger's picture-perfect Neutra house lists in Los Feliz

    Portrait photographer Mark Seliger has listed his Richard Neutra-designed house in Los Feliz at $4.5 million.

    Restored to maintain its architectural integrity, the 1949 Alpha Wirin House is a prime example of Neutra’s Midcentury Modern work.

    Walls of glass take in views of the cityscape and downtown...

  • Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns at Descanso Gardens
    Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns at Descanso Gardens

    Javier Escalera took his family to see the Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns show at Descanso Gardens on Oct. 3. There he photographed a display depicting characters from "The Wizard of Oz."

    "The way those pumpkins are carved is pure art," he said.

    Escalera used a Nikon D810.

    Each week, we're featuring...

  • Robert Huizenga sells Los Feliz home for $4.25 million
    Robert Huizenga sells Los Feliz home for $4.25 million

    Dr. Robert Huizenga, a sports physician who became known to “The Biggest Loser” viewers as Dr. H, has sold his home in Los Feliz for $4.25 million.

    The cliché that a man’s home is his castle seems particularly apt here. The 1927 Spanish/Mediterranean style two-story, named Casa Domingo, is adorned...

  • Neighbors alarmed as entertainment titans battle to run Greek Theatre
    Neighbors alarmed as entertainment titans battle to run Greek Theatre

    A clash of entertainment titans is underway over control of Los Angeles' Greek Theatre, as two sets of companies vie to run and maintain the coveted attraction in Griffith Park.

    As a city commission weighs whether the theater's management should change hands, homeowners in the area have become...

  • Unusual Sowden Residence in Los Feliz asking $4.875 million
    Unusual Sowden Residence in Los Feliz asking $4.875 million

    One of L.A.’s most unusual houses, the landmark Sowden Residence in Los Feliz, is up for sale at $4.875 million.

    Set up from the street and behind gates, the Lloyd Wright-designed residence was built in 1926-27 with a distinct Mayan pyramid-inspired façade. Designs on patterned concrete blocks,...

  • Plans to add baseball fields to Griffith Park may draw legal challenge
    Plans to add baseball fields to Griffith Park may draw legal challenge

    Sports enthusiasts and preservationists are girding for a legal fight over plans to add two baseball fields to the east side of Griffith Park, replacing four acres of picnic area and taking out 44 trees.

    Led by Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, advocates of the Little League size ball fields...

  • Bobcat sighting at Griffith Park
    Bobcat sighting at Griffith Park

    During a visit to Griffith Park on Sept. 1, Ricardo Herrera spotted a bobcat near the park's Los Feliz entrance. He's been to the park many times, but this was his first bobcat sighting. The cat looked comfortable despite other onlookers, but Herrera kept his distance and took this photo from afar....

  • Flea sells estate in Griffith Park area for $6 million
    Flea sells estate in Griffith Park area for $6 million

    Michael Balzary, or Flea as the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist is known, has sold a home in the Griffith Park area for $6 million.

    The Mediterranean-style compound was built in 1925 and is known as the Van Griffith estate. Set behind gates and walls, the compound, which is close to three-quarters...

  • Marvel Studios exec lands a Georgian Revival in Los Feliz
    Marvel Studios exec lands a Georgian Revival in Los Feliz

    Jeremy Latcham, the film producer and senior vice president of production and development at Marvel Studios, has purchased a home in the Franklin Hills area of Los Feliz for $1.83 million.

    The Georgian Revival-style home, built in 1937, was updated by interior designer Joshua Cain of Saxony Design...

  • Marvel Studios exec lands a Georgian Revival in Los Feliz
    Marvel Studios exec lands a Georgian Revival in Los Feliz

    Marvel Studios executive Jeremy Latcham has purchased a home in the Franklin Hills area of Los Feliz for $1.83 million.

  • January Jones sells her home in Los Feliz for $1.37 million
    January Jones sells her home in Los Feliz for $1.37 million

    January Jones of “Mad Men” has sold her house in Los Feliz for $1.37 million.

    The gated Mediterranean, built in 1923, has been updated with a remodeled and expanded kitchen featuring an eat-at island, marble counters and stainless-steel appliances.

    The two-story, 2,200-square-foot home has hardwood...

  • 'Vampire Diaries' producer Caroline Dries lands in Los Feliz
    'Vampire Diaries' producer Caroline Dries lands in Los Feliz

    Caroline Dries, executive producer of “The Vampire Diaries,” has landed an industrial chic home in Los Feliz for $1.675 million.

    Set behind a metal double door that would appear to be predator-proof, are contemporary-style interiors with open-plan living and dining areas.

    Walls of glass and steel...

  • Wilson Golf Course in Griffith Park a fine walk near the links
    Wilson Golf Course in Griffith Park a fine walk near the links

    I've long thought it was a shame that those big green expanses of golf courses are reserved for golfers and that the city ought to open up a pedestrian lane circling them so the rest of us can enjoy the greenery. Well, turns out they did, sort of. Here is a fine walk around a section of Griffith...

  • 'The Taming of the Shrew' | Independent Shakespeare Co.
    'The Taming of the Shrew' | Independent Shakespeare Co.

    "The Taming of the Shrew" by the Independent Shakespeare Co. at the Old Zoo at Griffith Park, Los Angeles. The production runs through Aug. 29. For more information: www.iscla.org.

  • Free Wi-Fi comes to six parks around Los Angeles
    Free Wi-Fi comes to six parks around Los Angeles

    Free Wi-Fi is now available to visitors at six parks throughout the city.

    Park-goers will be able to connect their laptops, tablets and e-readers to public Wi-Fi networks at Cabrillo Beach, Echo Park Lake, Griffith Observatory, Pershing Square, Reseda Park and Venice Beach.

    The city's Department...

  • Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green sell Los Feliz home
    Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green sell Los Feliz home

    Megan Fox of “Transformers” film fame and Brian Austin Green of “Anger Management” sold their home in Los Feliz for $3.75 million.

    The remodeled Mediterranean, built in 1936, includes such updates as camera surveillance and a sound system.

    A formal entry, a family room, a home theater, a library/study,...

  • Celebrity photographer sharpens up 1928 home in Los Feliz
    Celebrity photographer sharpens up 1928 home in Los Feliz

    This Spanish/Mediterranean-style home listed in Los Feliz for $3.2 million dates from 1928. Calvin Coolidge was president, and Los Angeles City Hall opened that year.  

    More recently, the "Old Hollywood" vibe estate sold for $1.55 million two years ago to celebrity photographer and designer Mark...

  • Brew at the Zoo: You can drink with the animals
    Brew at the Zoo: You can drink with the animals

    Friday night beer and beasts come together again at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual summertime Brew at the Zoo festival featuring 35 breweries, three local bands, and snacks served among the elephants, gorillas and reptiles.

    The party begins at 7 p.m., and a mix of local and regional...

  • Michael C. Hall continues his serial home buying, selling spree
    Michael C. Hall continues his serial home buying, selling spree

    Michael C. Hall has listed a property in Los Feliz at $4.5 million. Considering that the "Dexter" star and serial home buyer purchased the place a year ago at $3.825 million, he may not make much of a killing after improvements and commissions.

    The updated 1920s Spanish Colonial and guesthouse...

  • Liv Tyler's former Los Feliz home listed for $3.85 million
    Liv Tyler's former Los Feliz home listed for $3.85 million

    A Los Feliz home once owned by actress Liv Tyler is on the market at $3.85 million.

    Found on the north side of Los Feliz Boulevard, the tranquil grounds encompass nearly a third of an acre with mature palms and tropical flora providing shade for an inner courtyard, gardens and a pool.

    Through an...

  • Liv Tyler's former Los Feliz home listed for $3.85 million
    Liv Tyler's former Los Feliz home listed for $3.85 million

    The dreamy Los Feliz Mediterranean, once owned by Liv Tyler, has been listed for sale at $3.85 million by its current owner, actress and model Tiffany Mulheron.

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