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L.A. County supervisors approve first stage of major Koreatown development

L.A. County supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the first stage of a major planned development in Koreatown, including a community center for which neighborhood activists had lobbied heavily. The so-called Vermont Corridor project will include three county-owned sites along South Vermont Avenue and...

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  • Home of the Day: Historic 1919 home offers storybook charm

    Home of the Day: Historic 1919 home offers storybook charm

    This lovingly preserved historic home in Wilshire Park offers the kind of traditional curb appeal that suggests a lifetime of living happily ever after. The two-story Colonial Revival features oak floors, crown molding, original built-ins, a restored fir wood staircase and a rebuilt fireplace and...

  • Topless Bernie Sanders supporters arrested outside L.A. rally

    Topless Bernie Sanders supporters arrested outside L.A. rally

    Some people are baring their tops, if not their souls, for the Bern. Outside Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally Wednesday evening in Los Angeles, two women were arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure, police said. The two women, both ages 20 to 25, had "disrobed" outside the Wiltern Theatre, revealing...

  • Renegade abstractions of Polly Apfelbaum and Dona Nelson make for a stellar art show

    Renegade abstractions of Polly Apfelbaum and Dona Nelson make for a stellar art show

    If you pay attention to contemporary art, you’re probably familiar with Assemblage, Minimalism and Conceptualism. Those influential movements came to prominence, respectively, in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. The dearth of new “isms” since then can be attributed partly to artists who want to be thought...

  • 'Quantico' creator Josh Safran lists his striking home in Hancock Park

    'Quantico' creator Josh Safran lists his striking home in Hancock Park

    “Quantico” creator and producer Josh Safran has listed his uncommon house in Hancock Park at $3.295 million. There's an arresting charm about the English country-inspired home.  Vaulted ceilings with stenciled beams, leaded glass windows and a round entry ground the place in its 1929 origins.  Yet...

  • Where to go for great hangover soup and bossam (boiled pork belly) in Koreatown

    Where to go for great hangover soup and bossam (boiled pork belly) in Koreatown

    Name of restaurant: Jin Mi Oak. The name loosely translates to "house that makes delicious/honest food." What dish represents the restaurant, and why? The bossam is a platter of pork slices that are steamed briefly at your table. The small, pillowy squares of pork are just the right size to pop...

  • Police look for answers in death of grandmother who was fatally struck by casino tour bus

    Police look for answers in death of grandmother who was fatally struck by casino tour bus

    The Valiente family is uneasy. It has been nearly two months since its matriarch, 85-year-old Encarnacion Valiente, was fatally run down near Koreatown by a tour bus filled with passengers returning from Morongo Casino. After hitting the grandmother, the driver never stopped, instead continuing...

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