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Home of the Day: Sultan of style in Hancock Park

Old World details merge effortlessly with modern upgrades in this renovated 1924 estate once owned by Ahmad Shah, the Sultan of Pahang, Malaysia. Redone with style and attention to detail, the two-story Mediterranean features hand-painted coffered ceilings, a stone fireplace and preserved finishes....

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  • Six Koreatown restaurants with great banchan

    Six Koreatown restaurants with great banchan

    Choosing restaurants that have the best banchan is almost as difficult as deciding whose mom makes the best kimchi. It all depends on personal preferences, tastes and biases. The little side dishes that come out at every Korean restaurant are called mit banchan (which loosely translates to "bottom"...

  • Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more

    Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more

    Calendar not yet completely full for the next couple of weeks? Good. To fill in those blanks, here are some possibilities tailored for food and wine lovers. Champagne & Alsace tasting  On Thursday Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., the luxe Beverly Hills wine shop Héritage Fine Wines hosts a tasting of Champagne...

  • Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday

    Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday

    Each November, on the third Thursday of the month, the French giddily celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. That’s when the fresh, fruity Gamay from the new vintage is rushed from the vineyards into shops and wine bars in Paris and elsewhere across France. On that day, it’s almost obligatory to pick up...

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  • Cuban artist Jose Fors: A deft command of metaphor and material

    Cuban artist Jose Fors: A deft command of metaphor and material

    In his first show here in more than a decade, Havana-based artist Jose Manuel Fors strikes a powerful, plangent note. A wall-length installation, several sculptures and a group of collages all use photographs that Fors has made or found, cut into tiny tiles less than an inch per side. The physical...

  • Consort lets its interior design imagination run wild on Melrose Avenue

    Consort lets its interior design imagination run wild on Melrose Avenue

    A certain area of Melrose Avenue long ago cemented its reputation as an interior design district, but a newcomer is helping to bring fresh energy to the street farther east. Consort is the creation of Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone, New York City transplants who started putting down L.A. roots...

  • Where to pick up some great bread for the holidays

    Where to pick up some great bread for the holidays

    Unless you're the sort of person who copes with holiday stress by baking, you may not want to get up super early on Thanksgiving to bake your own bread. Rolls or quick bread maybe, but burnished sourdough boules? Not so much. Which is why bread can be a very good thing to pick up while you're doing...

  • Home of the Day: Hancock Park residence was once owned by Von der Ahe family

    Home of the Day: Hancock Park residence was once owned by Von der Ahe family

    Built for members of the Von der Ahe family of the Vons supermarket chain in 1954, the three-story home overlooking Wilshire Country Club has been remade in a style similar to the contemporary farmhouses popping up in Northern California wine country. Gallery walls, light oak floors and vaulted...

  • Home of the Day: Hancock Park residence was once owned by Von der Ahe family

    Home of the Day: Hancock Park residence was once owned by Von der Ahe family

    Listed for $7.149 million. the contemporary farmhouse in Hancock Park was originally built for the Von der Ahe grocery family in the 1950s.

  • Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé: Here's where to celebrate Thursday

    Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé: Here's where to celebrate Thursday

    Every year on the third Thursday of November, millions of bottles of a fresh, fruity Gamay from Beaujolais are poured to celebrate the new vintage. Banners all over France — and the world — proclaim “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!” French restaurants, of course, get into the spirit of things...

  • Where to get Peruvian ceviche and yuca fries on Melrose Avenue
    Where to get Peruvian ceviche and yuca fries on Melrose Avenue

    Name of restaurant: Inti

    Concept: A casual Peruvian restaurant hidden in a mini-mall on a nondescript stretch of Melrose Avenue you've driven by a thousand times. Avela Luna, who is originally from Lima, has been running this joint for the last decade.

    What dish represents the restaurant:  The...

  • Former Marlborough School teacher to plead to sex abuse of minors
    Former Marlborough School teacher to plead to sex abuse of minors

    A former Marlborough School teacher charged with sexually abusing two students more than a decade ago is expected to plead to four criminal counts next week as part of a deal with prosecutors, his attorney and the victims’ attorney said Wednesday.

    Joseph Thomas Koetters faces multiple charges that...

  • 'I don't get excited about clothes': Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge brings a realistic, bleak edge to his work
    'I don't get excited about clothes': Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge brings a realistic, bleak edge to his work

    Miles Aldridge is a fashion photographer with an eye for the tragedy behind the glamour. The women in his pictures are extravagantly beautiful and impeccably dressed but often reside within scenes of domestic bliss minus the bliss.

    His work is like a series of vivid single-frame movie melodramas:...

  • Todd Carpenter on art, neuroscience and seeing the light
    Todd Carpenter on art, neuroscience and seeing the light

    Like many painters, Todd Carpenter is drawn to light. His densely wooded forests, polluted factories and apocalyptic-looking cityscapes — all rendered in muted gray tones or stark black and white — depict slices of sunlight between crowded tree trunks, glimmering tufts of smoke rising from industrial...

  • Navigating the wine list: Pizzeria Mozza
    Navigating the wine list: Pizzeria Mozza

    When Pizzeria Mozza opened just under 10 years ago, the wine list mantra was 50 wines under $50 — and all of them Italian. As sommeliers have come and gone, that policy has softened a bit. The current list, which is 37 entries at the moment, features bottles from $38 to $87 — and one of the bottles...

  • Furniture, crafts, accessories: They're on display at spacious Lawson-Fenning on Melrose
    Furniture, crafts, accessories: They're on display at spacious Lawson-Fenning on Melrose

    Since establishing their business in 1997, furniture designers and vintage retailers Grant Fenning and Glenn Lawson have successfully rounded out their retro-inspired sensibility with contemporary aesthetic impulses.

    Now the team continues to strike that balance in a new flagship store on Melrose...

  • Carolyn Ramsay leads David Ryu in fundraising for L.A. City Council race
    Carolyn Ramsay leads David Ryu in fundraising for L.A. City Council race

    Less than two weeks ahead of election day, newly released reports show that Los Angeles City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay has raised more money than rival David Ryu in the race to represent a district stretching from Sherman Oaks to the Miracle Mile.Ramsay, former chief of staff to termed-out...

  • Two artists' work at Couturier Gallery negotiate chance and control
    Two artists' work at Couturier Gallery negotiate chance and control

    "Resonance," a largely engaging show at Couturier, is a double case study in the workings of chance and control, spontaneity and calculation, pairing Alison Keogh and Maritta Tapanainen.

    Keogh, based in Santa Fe, N.M., works blind for the first part of her process, flinging cups of diluted sumi...

  • Shoddy streets could trip up L.A. City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay
    Shoddy streets could trip up L.A. City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay

    If Los Angeles City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay stumbles in her bid to replace Councilman Tom LaBonge, it might be the concrete streets of Hancock Park that trip her up.

    Two years ago, a Times analysis found the affluent area had some of the worst roads in the city. Many residents have been...

  • Hancock Park couple accused in human trafficking case

    A Hancock Park couple was indicted Friday on human trafficking charges. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleges the two imported women from Indonesia to work at their properties, according to a news release.

    Astati Halim, 55, and, Hendra Anwar, 61, were charged with three counts...

  • L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'
    L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'

    Los Angeles City Council candidate David Ryu took aim Tuesday at what he called "secret slush funds" for Councilman Tom LaBonge, vowing that if elected he would seek reforms in how council discretionary money is spent.

    Ryu, one of two candidates vying to replace LaBonge, said he would create a...

  • Lawsuit details new misconduct allegations against Marlborough teacher
    Lawsuit details new misconduct allegations against Marlborough teacher

    A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday detailed new allegations of sexual misconduct by a former Marlborough School teacher, including a reported history of sexual abuse of students at other Los Angeles-area private schools that were apparently ignored when he was hired...

  • Barbs over developer money heat up L.A. City Council race
    Barbs over developer money heat up L.A. City Council race

    Frustration with development continues to loom large in a race to represent a Los Angeles council district that stretches from Sherman Oaks to the Miracle Mile, as one candidate pledged to swear off campaign money from developers and another pointed out her rival recently sold property to a developer.

    ...

  • L.A. City Council candidate O'Grady backs Ramsay over Ryu in runoff
    L.A. City Council candidate O'Grady backs Ramsay over Ryu in runoff

    Los Feliz nonprofit director Tomas O’Grady, who narrowly missed making the runoff in the race to represent a City Council district spanning from Sherman Oaks to the Miracle Mile, threw his support Wednesday behind council aide Carolyn Ramsay.

    Fourteen candidates competed for the seat in the March...

  • Ex-Marlborough School teacher accused of sex abuse pleads not guilty
    Ex-Marlborough School teacher accused of sex abuse pleads not guilty

    A former English teacher at Marlborough School in Los Angeles accused of felony sex crimes involving a former student made his first court appearance Wednesday, pleading not guilty to the charges.

    Joseph Thomas Koetters, 47, who was arrested earlier this month, faces two counts each of oral copulation...

  • Broadway Financial banks on customers in underserved areas of L.A.
    Broadway Financial banks on customers in underserved areas of L.A.

    The small institution that began in 1946 as the Broadway Federal Savings & Loan Assn. holds a historic place in the Los Angeles banking community.

    It was one of just a handful of African American-owned lending institutions that were opened to serve the financial needs of minorities who had largely...

  • Ex-Marlborough School teacher arrested on sex charges involving student
    Ex-Marlborough School teacher arrested on sex charges involving student

    A former English teacher at Marlborough School, a private all-girls high school in Hancock Park, was arrested Wednesday on felony charges of sex crimes involving a former student at the school, authorities said.

    Joseph Thomas Koetters, 47, was arrested Wednesday morning and released hours later...

  • Girls school's handling of sex allegations under fire after teacher arrest
    Girls school's handling of sex allegations under fire after teacher arrest

    Problems at one of Los Angeles' premier private schools surfaced in June, when a former student wrote an online essay accusing a popular English teacher of inappropriate conduct.

    Since then, more former students of Marlborough School have come forward with allegations about the teacher. An internal...

  • An art gallery in Los Angeles modeled on the Unabomber cabin
    An art gallery in Los Angeles modeled on the Unabomber cabin

    Los Angeles is a region with plenty of unusual exhibition spaces. Pasadena's Side Street Projects operates out of a mobile trailer. The Finley displays art in a Los Feliz foyer visible from the street. A professor at Culver City's Otis College of Art and Design has a gallery in a small box. And...

  • Candidates vying for Tom LaBonge's seat try to break out of the pack
    Candidates vying for Tom LaBonge's seat try to break out of the pack

    The campaign in an eclectic, recently redrawn City Council district that stretches from the Miracle Mile to Sherman Oaks is shaping up as Los Angeles' most unpredictable election this year.

    Fourteen candidates are vying to replace 4th District Councilman Tom LaBonge, who will soon be termed out...

  • Datebook: Cuba photography, a fictional TED talk, Chicano portraiture
    Datebook: Cuba photography, a fictional TED talk, Chicano portraiture

    It is a busy start to the art season in Los Angeles, with openings all over the sprawling, concrete-covered mass (mess?) we call home. This includes wry video by Liz Magic Laser, the blobby forms of Alma Allen, David Stork’s dreamy images of Cuba in the '90s and Roberto Chavez’s brilliantly colored...

  • Marlborough School chief resigns in wake of investigation of teacher

    An investigation into alleged sexual harassment of students by a former teacher at an elite private all-girls high school in Hancock Park found a “pattern of misconduct” by the teacher and “mistakes in judgment” by top school officials, leading to the resignation of the school's chief administrator.

    ...

  • DeLoss McGraw: Dream-like escapism full of mystery
    DeLoss McGraw: Dream-like escapism full of mystery

    Painter and illustrator DeLoss McGraw’s exhibition at Couturier Gallery features an enigmatic series of recent small gouaches and a selection of other, older works, including a few sculptures. It is a pleasant if largely unremarkable portrait of a sincere and whimsical artist.

    McGraw’s work is...

  • Rolex robbery
    Rolex robbery

    Surveillance video captured a brazen daytime robbery of a woman in Hancock Park.

  • Home of the Day: Contemporary chameleon in Hancock Park
    Home of the Day: Contemporary chameleon in Hancock Park

    This sleek, modern residence in Hancock Park is obscured from the street by the facade of a 1924 Spanish-style bungalow. Bridging old and new, interiors offer a mixture of contemporary styles while maintaining select period details of the original home. Outdoors, a spa lined in yellow and red tiles...

  • Home of the Day: Contemporary chameleon in Hancock Park
    Home of the Day: Contemporary chameleon in Hancock Park

    This modern home in Hancock Park is hidden behind the bones of the original 1920s Spanish-style bungalow.

  • Wildness of haute couture inspires Cathleen Naundorf's Polaroids
    Wildness of haute couture inspires Cathleen Naundorf's Polaroids

    It was more than beauty and elegant design that drew photographer Cathleen Naundorf deep into the haute couture archives of Chanel, Dior and Gaultier. There was a wildness to the pieces that she rarely saw in the larger fashion world.

    "Haute couture is still the last freedom for designers," says...

  • YouTube's '@SummerBreak': reality TV for the social-media generation
    YouTube's '@SummerBreak': reality TV for the social-media generation

    It's a sweltering 90-degree day, and 17-year-old Dash Dobrofsky, who normally spends his summer days hanging near Tower 26 on the beach in Santa Monica, is inside a Melrose Avenue cake shop, a crisp, white apron over his bro tank and a camera crew over his shoulder. He and his friends Jacob and...

  • City Beat: It's a jumble at Nick Metropolis
    City Beat: It's a jumble at Nick Metropolis

    It's hard not to be just a little bit curious when you drive by the cacophony of clutter on the corner of La Brea and 1st.  What's the deal with the Ronald McDonald figure? The bow-tied wooden butler smiling at cars? The sign that says Virgil's Autobody?  For 22 years, Nick Metropolis has been...

  • Architecture of Paul Revere Williams, born 120 years ago, still 'remarkable'
    Architecture of Paul Revere Williams, born 120 years ago, still 'remarkable'

    This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of L.A. architect Paul Revere Williams. If you don't recognize the name, you know the work: The spider-like LAX Theme Building, Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and significant parts of the Beverly Hills Hotel, including the Polo Lounge, are...

  • Keen observations flow through Andrew Holmes' drawings, videos
    Keen observations flow through Andrew Holmes' drawings, videos

    One of the best exhibitions now on view in Los Angeles occupies the partially built-out corner of a concrete building that resembles a multi-level parking structure being converted into loft-style offices.

    At the corner of La Brea Avenue and 4th Street, the construction project is slated to house...

  • L.A. girls school launches inquiry into reports of teacher misconduct

    Officials at Marlborough School, a private all-girls high school in Hancock Park, said Sunday that they contacted the Los Angeles Police Department last week after a former student reported inappropriate conduct by a male teacher.

    The incident, which the school characterized as an "inappropriate...

  • Private school launches investigation into conduct of former teacher
    Private school launches investigation into conduct of former teacher

    Officials at the Marlborough School, a private all-girls high school in Hancock Park, said Sunday they contacted the Los Angeles Police Department last week after a former student alleged an inappropriate conduct by a male teacher.

    The incident, which the school characterized as an “inappropriate...

  • 10 places to get a great Bloody Mary
    10 places to get a great Bloody Mary

    The Bloody Mary, when done right, is a comforting meal in a cocktail. It's a tall glass of cool, rich, spiced tomato juice with a little hair of the dog to soothe that hangover the morning after a late night. Los Angeles Bloody Mary connoisseurs know they can count on the Bloody Marys at Fig and...

  • Where to find great sea urchin dishes in the L.A. area
    Where to find great sea urchin dishes in the L.A. area

    In California, sea urchin wasn't always considered to be the delicacy it is today. You could walk along any beach and find sea urchins by the dozens languishing undisturbed in tide pools and crevices. Of course, Japanese and Italians as well as anybody who's immigrated here from the Mediterranean...

  • Nancy Silverton, taste maker
    Nancy Silverton, taste maker

    The last time an Angeleno won the James Beard Foundation's outstanding chef award — a very big deal — it was 1998, smoking had just been banned in the state's restaurants, and Wolfgang Puck was the awardee. This year, a woman who once was Spago's pastry chef took home the honors: Nancy Silverton,...

  • Restaurant review: Polished, modern République with maybe the best fries in L.A.
    Restaurant review: Polished, modern République with maybe the best fries in L.A.

    Are you looking for the best French fries in Los Angeles? Because the French fries at République are pretty close: cut in long, perfect blocks from fresh potatoes, steamed, slightly dehydrated in a low-temperature oven and then finally boiled in a bath of beef suet and peanut oil until they are...

  • Where these chefs are taking mom for Mother's Day
    Where these chefs are taking mom for Mother's Day

    Ask chefs who most influenced their cooking or to whom they attribute their success, and they're likely to tell you it was mom.

    "My mom told me to follow my passion and work hard and luckily I listened," says Ari Taymor, chef-owner of downtown restaurant Alma, which has pulled no shortage of accolades. 

    ...

  • Nancy Silverton wins Outstanding Chef at James Beard Awards
    Nancy Silverton wins Outstanding Chef at James Beard Awards

    Los Angeles won big at the James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday evening, for the first time in a very long time. Nancy Silverton, founder of Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza, took the culinary equivalent of a Best Actor Oscar when she was named Outstanding Chef, the Beard Awards' most prestigious...

  • Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling
    Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling

    Six years ago, Los Angeles politicians imposed new limits on the size of new and renovated houses, promising to rein in what they called "homes on steroids" dwarfing blocks of smaller buildings.

    But as the housing market rebounds and construction picks up, many homeowners complain that "mansionization"...

  • Pasadena Restaurant Week, Food Bank gala at Fifty Seven, Republique wine dinner
    Pasadena Restaurant Week, Food Bank gala at Fifty Seven, Republique wine dinner

    Pasadena Restaurant Week kicks off next week, running from April 27 to May 2. Local restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus with two courses for lunch, priced at $15, $20 or $25, and three courses for dinner, at $26, $35 or $44. (Some prices vary, and drinks, tax and tip are not included.)...

  • Three meals with 'My Usual Table' author Colman Andrews
    Three meals with 'My Usual Table' author Colman Andrews

    Longtime food writer Colman Andrews has just written his memoir and is heading back to his old stamping grounds to talk about it (and eat a bit too).

    Andrews was raised in Beverly Hills by show biz folk and started eating at Chasen’s from a kiddy seat. He went on to become one of the first restaurant...

  • Restaurants for great rotisserie and fried chicken
    Restaurants for great rotisserie and fried chicken

  • Twin Chevron gas stations corner the market at intersection
    Twin Chevron gas stations corner the market at intersection

    The sight of two Chevron stations at the corner of La Brea Avenue and Beverly Boulevard in the Fairfax area often leaves motorists doing double takes.

  • Restaurant's healthcare surcharge draws strong responses
    Restaurant's healthcare surcharge draws strong responses

    The owners of Republique on La Brea have added a 3% fee to every bill to pay for insurance for every employee. But not all patrons are biting.

  • A pizza place for every persuasion
    A pizza place for every persuasion

    Counter Intelligence: With a vast variety of pizza makers throughout the Southland, there's a perfect pie to suit any opinion. Here's where to find them.

  • Where to get the best pizza in the city
    Where to get the best pizza in the city

  • Review: Andrew Moore's indelible images of Cuba at Couturier Gallery
    Review: Andrew Moore's indelible images of Cuba at Couturier Gallery

    In one of Andrew Moore's inexhaustible photographs of Cuba, at Couturier, we face a courtyard lined with rows of silver chairs, their filigreed backs like a slightly chaotic jewelry display, a shiny jumble of upended pendants.

    At the far side of the courtyard is a building that proposes architecture...

  • Review: 'Rx' for workplace depression at the Lost Studio
    Review: 'Rx' for workplace depression at the Lost Studio

    Kate Fodor’s clever if uneven comedy “Rx,” in its West Coast premiere at the Lost Studio under the direction of John Pleshette, has a great premise. The Schmidt pharmaceutical company is conducting clinical trials for a new drug, code named SP-925, which specifically targets workplace depression...

  • Review: Kvapil's ceramic vessels vehicles for color and texture
    Review: Kvapil's ceramic vessels vehicles for color and texture

    Jay Kvapil's new, variably intriguing ceramic work at Couturier is largely about surface -- viscous, painterly glazes and cratered shells. With only a few exceptions, the vessel forms are understated and conventional. They call little attention to themselves and instead serve as vehicles for potent...

  • Republique is open on La Brea, crispy pork rinds and all
    Republique is open on La Brea, crispy pork rinds and all

    Republique, the ambitious bakery, cafe and restaurant that revives the former Campanile location, ran with an OpenTable glitch that allowed diners to make reservations before its planned Nov. 25 debut, opening its doors Friday. And chef-owners Walter and Margarita Manzke are operating as if they've...

  • Republique, in iconic Campanile space, opens sooner thanks to OpenTable glitch
    Republique, in iconic Campanile space, opens sooner thanks to OpenTable glitch

    Finally, an opening date for Walter Manzke's République, the French restaurant going into the iconic Campanile space. It will start serving the general public Nov. 25. But there will be a soft-opening period for a few lucky diners before that -- much to Manzke's surprise.

    Things had been quiet...

  • Where to find the best bibimbap
    Where to find the best bibimbap

    Several locations specialize in the many varieties of the favorite Korean mixed-rice dish.

  • Liquid dining at Skybar, La Brea Bakery food truck, guest chef series at Patina
    Liquid dining at Skybar, La Brea Bakery food truck, guest chef series at Patina

    Skybar at the Mondrian is offering a limited-time four-course liquid dinner of craft cocktails and artisan breads. The cocktails include mushroom-infused Belvedere and beet and avocado-infused spirits, with garnishes such as an entire piece of bacon or goat cheese and lettuce. One of the cocktails...

  • Top aide to L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz seeking Tom LaBonge's seat
    Top aide to L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz seeking Tom LaBonge's seat

    The top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz said Wednesday that she would run for the Silver Lake-to-Sherman Oaks seat being vacated by Councilman Tom LaBonge, bringing the total number of contenders to four.

    Joan Pelico, Koretz's chief of staff, said she would fill out the paperwork...

  • Two candidates looking to replace L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge
    Two candidates looking to replace L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge

    Two longtime political aides took the first step Tuesday toward running in the March 2015 election for the seat being vacated by Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge.

    Teddy Davis, who spent more than a year as a spokesman for former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, informed the city's Ethics Commission...

  • Los Angeles pays $950,000 to settle Jewish prayer house case
    Los Angeles pays $950,000 to settle Jewish prayer house case

    A long-running legal dispute over the use of a Hancock Park home as an Orthodox Jewish prayer house ended Wednesday with the city of Los Angeles agreeing to pay $950,000 in attorney fees and costs to settle the case.

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to pay lawyers representing Congregation...

  • Michael Hastings' widow: 'It was just a really tragic accident'
    Michael Hastings' widow: 'It was just a really tragic accident'

    The widow of Michael Hastings -- the journalist whose reporting led to the resignation of the top U.S. general in Afghanistan -- is calling his fatal crash in Los Angeles a “really tragic accident.”

    In her first nationally televised interview since her husband’s death on June 18, Elise Jordan told...

  • CicLAvia bike event closes Wilshire Boulevard
    CicLAvia bike event closes Wilshire Boulevard

    CicLAvia is back Sunday, and that means a portion of Wilshire Boulevard will be off limits to cars.

    The 6.3-mile stretch of Wilshire will be closed to cars between Grand and Fairfax avenues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the longest a street has been closed for the recurring car-free event.

    The event's...

  • Wilshire Boulevard to close Sunday for 7th CicLAvia cycling event
    Wilshire Boulevard to close Sunday for 7th CicLAvia cycling event

    CicLAvia returns for its seventh tour of Los Angeles on Sunday with a route that will give participants a close-up view of Wilshire Boulevard. 

    The event's organizers have called the route the most pedestrian-friendly of any CicLAvia. For the first time, there will be pedestrian-only zones at the...

  • Coroner has not determined if crash victim is Michael Hastings
    Coroner has not determined if crash victim is Michael Hastings

    The Los Angeles county coroner's office had yet to determine Tuesday night whether a body recovered from a fiery car crash was that of award-winning journalist Michael Hastings.

    The body was badly charred and identified only as "John Doe 117," law enforcement authorities told The Times.

    Coroner's...

  • Michael Hastings was working in L.A. when he died in car crash
    Michael Hastings was working in L.A. when he died in car crash

    Journalist Michael Hastings was living in Los Angeles and reporting on national security issues and the entertainment industry when he died early Tuesday in a car crash in the city, according to his employer.

    Hastings, a hard-charging reporter whose 2010 profile led to the resignation of Gen. Stanley...

  • Man dies in fiery Hancock Park crash
    Man dies in fiery Hancock Park crash

    A man died early Tuesday after the car he was driving crashed into a tree and burst into flames in Hancock Park, officials said.

    The incident occurred on the 600 block of North Highland Avenue, just south of Melrose Avenue, said authorities with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    Officials said they...

  • 92-year-old woman fatally hit by truck in Hancock Park
    92-year-old woman fatally hit by truck in Hancock Park

    The Los Angeles County coroner's office on Sunday identified a 92-year-old woman who was fatally struck by a truck as she crossed a street in Hancock Park.

    Alice Talamantes of Azusa was hit shortly before 4 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Third Street and La Brea Avenue, authorities said.

    Police...

  • Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi buy Montecito mansion
    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi buy Montecito mansion

    The 13-acre estate had been listed at $26.5 million. The talk-show host and the actress own several other properties in Southern California.

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