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  • Ice cream truck alert: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams coming to Los Feliz

    Ice cream truck alert: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams coming to Los Feliz

    Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams out of Columbus, Ohio, has been getting raves for quirky flavors for years. Founder Jeni Britton Bauer has also written two books, “Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts” and "Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home.” And though her ice creams are stocked in a several supermarkets...

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

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

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

  • Wine guru Lou Amdur on kosher wine and what to eat and drink for Hanukkah

    Wine guru Lou Amdur on kosher wine and what to eat and drink for Hanukkah

    L.A.’s wine guru Lou Amdur, no longer Sqirl-adjacent and now operating his Lou’s Wine Shop and Tastings in Los Feliz, has thoughts about wine and Hanukkah, which begins Tuesday evening. None of the wines, however, were made according to Jewish dietary law. It’s not that Amdur doesn’t have opinions...

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  • JLo opens up and prices down in Hidden Hills

    JLo opens up and prices down in Hidden Hills

    More than a year in, Jenny From the Block's house is still on the block. Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is now asking $12.5 million for her work-live estate in Hidden Hills, down from $14.5 million. She's also offering an updated peek inside the place, which has been on and off the market since...

  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Los Feliz

    Neighborhood Spotlight: Los Feliz

    Los Feliz is — like its name implies — a happy place to be. Angelenos have been attracted to living on the ruggedly beautiful slopes below what is now known as Mt. Hollywood since at least 10,000 years ago. The arrival of the Spanish in the 1780s began a transformation when the coastal basin —...

  • A Kardashian family affair in Calabasas

    A Kardashian family affair in Calabasas

    Add another home to the Kardashian-Jenner compound. A trust that holds real estate for the love-'em-or-hate-'em reality television family bought a Calabasas home for Kylie Jenner last year. Now the same trust has purchased a house in Calabasas for Rob Kardashian for $2.285 million. Built in 2005,...

  • Home of the Day: Bright lights, big city views in Los Feliz

    Home of the Day: Bright lights, big city views in Los Feliz

    Panoramic Los Angeles views define this expansive, open-concept home located up the hill from Los Feliz Village. Updated with an eye toward sophisticated, contemporary design, the multilevel, Midcentury-inspired home features a high-end kitchen, spa-like master bath and separate guest quarters....

  • Home of the Day: Bright lights, big city views in Los Feliz

    Home of the Day: Bright lights, big city views in Los Feliz

    Situated within walking distance to Griffith Park trails, this recently remodeled home incorporates classic lines with modern amenities.

  • An Old Hollywood classic in Los Feliz

    An Old Hollywood classic in Los Feliz

    Designed by noted architect Wallace Neff, this Spanish Colonial Revival in Los Feliz retains its Old Hollywood elegance with arched doors and windows, cathedral-style ceilings and colorful tile risers. A pair of original Crane bathrooms and ironwork by Julius Dietzman are among the preserved details...

  • El Chavo reopens in Silver Lake, with a bar next door and ceviche
    El Chavo reopens in Silver Lake, with a bar next door and ceviche

    El Chavo, the Silver Lake Mexican restaurant that's been open since 1966 and is known for its margaritas and celebrity fans -- Dolly Parton used to hang here after shooting her variety show down the street -- has officially reopened after closing late last year. 

    Freddy Vargas, executive chef at...

  • 'Big Bang Theory's' Johnny Galecki ready to say goodbye to old home
    'Big Bang Theory's' Johnny Galecki ready to say goodbye to old home

    It's in with the new and out with a bang for Johnny Galecki.

    "The Big Bang Theory" star, who bought a pedigreed home from action film star Jason Statham last year, has put his old house in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $1.995 million.

    The 1950s bungalow sits on more than a third of an...

  • Judge hears arguments in battle over Katy Perry's purchase of convent
    Judge hears arguments in battle over Katy Perry's purchase of convent

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Tuesday heard arguments ahead of a decision that could settle the fight involving pop star Katy Perry, the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese, a successful restaurateur and an order of nuns over the sale of a convent in Los Feliz.

    Judge Stephanie Bowick...

  • At Skylight Theatre, a gay couple's quest for their 'Forever House'
    At Skylight Theatre, a gay couple's quest for their 'Forever House'

    Tony Abatemarco’s “Forever House,” now in its world premiere at the Skylight Theatre in L.A., offers plenty of charm, vividly comic characters and gut-busting one-liners.

    That said, a few of the plot lines don’t quite pay off, and the play culminates in diatribe that feels heartfelt but seems more...

  • Home of the Day: A fresh look in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: A fresh look in Los Feliz

    Reimagined by the Stewart-Gulrajani Design Team, this two-story residence in Los Feliz offers a contemporary look with a floating glass staircase, rows of glazed windows and vibrant marble-lined fireplaces. A zero-edge saltwater swimming pool and spa acts as the focal point of an inner courtyard...

  • Home of the Day: A fresh look in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: A fresh look in Los Feliz

    A saltwater swimming pool, marble-lined fireplaces and a chef's kitchen highlight this new-look residence in Los Feliz.

  • Where to get an 8-cent martini
    Where to get an 8-cent martini

    Tired of racking up a bar tab? Well for one night only, you can order 8-cent martinis, and you can drink as many as you like. Little Dom's, the Los Feliz Italian restaurant, is celebrating its eighth anniversary Tuesday. And a celebration for the restaurant means ridiculously cheap drinks for you.

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  • Apartment stairwell turned into public art gallery? See the latest show for yourself
    Apartment stairwell turned into public art gallery? See the latest show for yourself

    Independent critic and curator Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer turned one of the stairwells in her Los Feliz apartment building into an art gallery four years ago. It’s not a particularly beautiful space, running as it does between the underground parking structure and the laundry room.

    But the Finley Gallery,...

  • Home of the Day: A Midcentury compound with a pond in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: A Midcentury compound with a pond in Los Feliz

    Rows of wood-paneled windows and glass doors bring cityscape and garden views into this two-story Midcentury residence in the Los Feliz area. The master suite includes built-in bookshelves, an artful wall fireplace and double doors opening to lush grounds containing a Zen-inspired pond and, farther...

  • Home of the Day: A Midcentury compound with a pond in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: A Midcentury compound with a pond in Los Feliz

    The Midcentury Modern-style home sits on about a quarter of an acre in Los Feliz with a swimming pool, a pond and exotic landscaping. 

  • Madcapra and Animal chefs to open Los Feliz restaurant in the Mother Dough space
    Madcapra and Animal chefs to open Los Feliz restaurant in the Mother Dough space

    If you've been following the path of Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson, the two Brooklyn chefs who last May opened the falafel stand Madcapra in Grand Central Market, the news that they're opening a new restaurant won't come as a tremendous surprise.

    In New York, they cooked at Glasserie and Blue...

  • Home of the Day: An eclectic Craftsman hybrid in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: An eclectic Craftsman hybrid in Los Feliz

    The 1920s Craftsman home in Los Feliz features an eclectic mix of style, original details and modern upgrades.

  • Home of the Day: An eclectic Craftsman hybrid in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: An eclectic Craftsman hybrid in Los Feliz

    Colorful canvas awnings cover the porch of this Los Feliz Craftsman that brings together a mix of composition, style and modern upgrades. Details including the original hardwood floors, wood built-ins and a Batchelder tile fireplace are in keeping with the vintage of the 1920s house. A remodeled...

  • Mother Dough pizzeria in Loz Feliz to close
    Mother Dough pizzeria in Loz Feliz to close

    Any devotee of Bez Compani’s meticulously handcrafted pizzas at Mother Dough, the Los Feliz pizzeria that he opened in 2011, knows it’s not a high-volume, mass-production operation.

    Six nights a week, Compani shapes the dough made early in the morning from his starter and adds a restrained combination...

  • Home of the Day: Pristine Midcentury Modern in Los Feliz asks $2.145 million
    Home of the Day: Pristine Midcentury Modern in Los Feliz asks $2.145 million

    On the market for the first time in three decades, the Stone Residence by architect Donald G. Park retains its classic midcentury characteristics. The 1960s modernist structure has floor-to-ceiling windows, walnut-paneled walls and a great room with a sunken wet bar. A grand foyer lined with gallery...

  • Home of the Day: Pristine Midcentury Modern in Los Feliz asks $2.145 million
    Home of the Day: Pristine Midcentury Modern in Los Feliz asks $2.145 million

    Designed by modernist architect Donald G. Park, the Midcentury Modern-style home known as the Stone Residence is listed for sale in Los Feliz for $2.145 million.

  • 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...

  • There's a new Greek restaurant in Los Feliz, and it has gyro fries
    There's a new Greek restaurant in Los Feliz, and it has gyro fries

    The meat used in traditional pork gyros is similar to that used for al pastor, but dusted with oregano and served in a pita rather than a tortilla. And at Good Greek Grill in Los Feliz, the recently opened brick-and-mortar restaurant from the folks behind the Good Greek Grub food truck, they're...

  • Pair pick Los Feliz beauty for marital home
    Pair pick Los Feliz beauty for marital home

    Voice actor/TV host/comedian Chris Hardwick and actress Lydia Hearst are having a busy fall. They got engaged and bought what will be their marital home — a gated estate in Los Feliz — for $11 million.

    The Italianate-style house was designed in 1928 by architect Paul Williams. Among his signature...

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

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

  • Model Tyra Banks to sell Beverly Hills estate where she's been living her 'FabLife'
    Model Tyra Banks to sell Beverly Hills estate where she's been living her 'FabLife'

    Model and television personality Tyra Banks has put her romantic Beverly Hills estate on the market at $7.75 million.

    She renovated the Spanish Colonial-style home, built in 1926, while maintaining key architectural elements. The "FabLife" series co-host put an estimated $2 million into work on...

  • 5 great fish tacos in L.A., and why you need to drive to La Puente
    5 great fish tacos in L.A., and why you need to drive to La Puente

    If you love fish tacos and have the misfortune to live in Los Angeles rather than San Diego or Baja, you've probably already got a folding chair with your name on it in the parking lot where Ricky Piña parks his fish taco truck in Los Feliz. In which case we've probably seen you there. But there...

  • Protesting eviction
    Protesting eviction

    Timo Saarelma and his husband, John Walton Senterfitt, received an eviction notice earlier this year from the landlord of their rent-controlled Los Feliz apartment.

    The couple and others in their building are being evicted under the Ellis Act, which permits landlords to remove tenants in order...

  • A Los Feliz classic with modern updates
    A Los Feliz classic with modern updates

    This Traditional-style house retains its 1930s roots with such touches as oak floors and crown molding while the interiors have been updated to today's standards. Among the Los Feliz home's charming features is an octagon-shaped breakfast room with city views.

    Location: 3634 Shannon Road, Los Angeles...

  • Want a personal sommelier? Here are two new wine clubs you need to know about
    Want a personal sommelier? Here are two new wine clubs you need to know about

    For anybody with little time to study wine columns or monitor erobertparker.comjancisrobinson.com or other wine guru sites, a wine club could mean salvation.

    Once a month, you get two or more interesting bottles to drink now — or stash in the closet for drinking later. If you opt for delivery,...

  • The 10 best places to drink in L.A., according to Aussies
    The 10 best places to drink in L.A., according to Aussies

    Want to take a guess which Los Angeles establishments are on the radar for Australians visiting our fair city? In the latest issue of the Australian publication Gourmet Traveller Wine, writer Matt Skinner picks his top 10 drink experiences in Los Angeles.

    No surprise that Bar Covell is at the top...

  • Home of the Day: 1930s English Tudor style with a view in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: 1930s English Tudor style with a view in Los Feliz

    Known as the Balmoral Estate, this English Tudor-style home behind gates in the hills of Los Feliz sits raised from the street with treetop and city views. Originally built in 1939, the regal three-story was renovated in the 1990s and features a marble-lined master bathroom and a temperature-controlled...

  • Home of the Day: 1930s English Tudor style with a view in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: 1930s English Tudor style with a view in Los Feliz

    Known as the Balmoral Estate, the English Tudor-style home was designed by architect Leo F. Bachman and completed in 1939.

  • 1920s house in Los Feliz sits atop a tunnel
    1920s house in Los Feliz sits atop a tunnel

    A tunnel added by the original owner is among unusual details at this 1920s Spanish-style house on a steep hillside in Los Feliz. The passageway provides access to an elevator for those not inclined to climb the steps from the garage level to the front door. An office with an umbrella-type ceiling...

  • 4 great L.A. potato tacos
    4 great L.A. potato tacos

    Most of us in L.A. spend an inordinate amount of time eating tacos, very good tacos, at our local taqueria or taco truck — or even at some of the best restaurants in town. There's the al pastor crowd, the carnitas crowd, the fish taco crowd. But there are many great other iterations of our favorite...

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

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

  • Home of the Day: Mediterranean Revival with landmark views in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: Mediterranean Revival with landmark views in Los Feliz

    The curved roofline of Griffith Observatory and the peaks of Mt. Hollywood sit in the backdrop of this Mediterranean Revival-style home in Los Feliz. Built in the 1920s, the house retains its colorful ambiance with bright, artful tile, cathedral ceilings and rows of arched doors and windows. Outdoors,...

  • Home of the Day: Mediterranean Revival with landmark views in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: Mediterranean Revival with landmark views in Los Feliz

    Built in the 1920s, this Mediterranean Revival-style home in Los Feliz features colorful tile, beamed ceilings and views of the Griffith Observatory.

  • Where to find $1 oysters
    Where to find $1 oysters

    If you love slurping down oysters, pay attention. This is your one-stop guide to finding $1 oysters around town.

    There's a restaurant or bar offering $1 oysters every night of the week. So if you want to indulge nightly, you can. And if you do, we like the way you roll. 

    Bar 10: $1 oysters with...

  • Home of the Day: A treehouse in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: A treehouse in Los Feliz

    Wrapped in glass and steel, this 1950s post-and-beam is known as the Tree House for its lofted setting among the treetops in Franklin Hills. Open-space common areas feature such Midcentury staples as built-in bookshelves, tongue-and-groove ceilings and a wall fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows...

  • Home of the Day: A treehouse in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: A treehouse in Los Feliz

    Listed for $1.275 million, the post-and-beam home known as the Tree House features walls of glass, steel beams and panoramic views.

  • LAPD identifies officer who shot unarmed man in Los Feliz
    LAPD identifies officer who shot unarmed man in Los Feliz

    A week after Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded an unarmed man whose hands were covered with a cloth, department officials on Friday identified the officer who pulled the trigger.

    The LAPD identified Cairo Palacios as the officer who shot Walter William DeLeon, 48, along Los Feliz Boulevard....

  • LAPD says witnesses thought unarmed man had a gun; attorney rejects police account
    LAPD says witnesses thought unarmed man had a gun; attorney rejects police account

    Los Angeles police officials said witnesses to an officer-involved shooting of an unarmed man in Los Feliz last week told investigators they also believed the man had a gun when he walked toward officers.

    Walter William DeLeon was shot Friday evening on Los Feliz Boulevard after police said he...

  • Son of man shot by LAPD says father wouldn't have provoked officers
    Son of man shot by LAPD says father wouldn't have provoked officers

    An unarmed man shot by Los Angeles police after he allegedly pointed a towel-covered hand in their direction typically walked with a rag because he sweat a lot, his son said Monday evening.

    The officers thought the man, identified by police as Walter William DeLeon, was holding a gun when he pointed...

  • LAPD: Man shot in Los Feliz pointed hands at officers, moved 'aggressively'
    LAPD: Man shot in Los Feliz pointed hands at officers, moved 'aggressively'

    An unarmed man shot by police Friday in Los Feliz had pointed his clasped hands at officers and then moved "aggressively" toward them, police said Monday, leading the officers to believe he had a gun in his towel-wrapped hand.

    LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith cautioned that the investigation into Friday's...

  • L.A. OKs bridge plan opposed by bicyclists and pedestrian activists
    L.A. OKs bridge plan opposed by bicyclists and pedestrian activists

    Los Angeles lawmakers backed a hotly debated plan Tuesday to remake a historic bridge between Silver Lake and Atwater Village, overriding the objections of bicyclists, pedestrian activists and neighborhood groups pushing for sidewalks on both sides of the span.

    The decision pitted those activists...

  • L.A. City Council approves Glendale-Hyperion bridge plans decried by bicyclists, pedestrian activists
    L.A. City Council approves Glendale-Hyperion bridge plans decried by bicyclists, pedestrian activists

    Los Angeles lawmakers backed a hotly debated plan Tuesday to remake a historic bridge between Silver Lake and Atwater Village, overriding the objections of bicyclists, pedestrian activists and neighborhood groups pushing for sidewalks on both sides of the span.

    The decision pitted those activists...

  • An 'Effort' that feels familiar at Skylight Theatre
    An 'Effort' that feels familiar at Skylight Theatre

    “When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you. But when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it's your laugh,” the late Nora Ephron once wrote, neatly summing up the power of self-deprecating comedy.

    The voice Ephron developed in her essays — honest, acerbic, sweetly subversive...

  • Tiki-Ti bar to reopen Friday: 'Indefinitely closed' didn't last long
    Tiki-Ti bar to reopen Friday: 'Indefinitely closed' didn't last long

    Tropical-drink lovers can breathe a sigh of relief: Tiki-Ti is coming back.

    Just two weeks after saying it was closed for "restructuring and stuff," the classic Polynesian-themed bar said Wednesday afternoon that it will reopen Friday.

    "The Tiki Ti is proud to announce our return to normalcy. Starting...

  • 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...

  • Tiki-Ti is closed indefinitely -- but not forever, owner says
    Tiki-Ti is closed indefinitely -- but not forever, owner says

    The Tiki-Ti, a classic, family-run Polynesian-themed bar that has graced Sunset Boulevard for more than five decades, jolted its loyal clientele Wednesday afternoon.

    “The Tiki-Ti is indefinitely closed,” it posted on its Facebook page. “We apologize for any inconvenience. We will keep you posted...

  • Los Feliz house fire reveals possible pot-growing operation
    Los Feliz house fire reveals possible pot-growing operation

    A fire Friday in a Los Feliz home has led to an investigation into a possible marijuana-growing operation.

    The blaze, in the 3900 block of West Sunset Drive, began around 6 p.m. when about 100 small butane canisters ignited, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    An attached garage became...

  • 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...

  • 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.

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  • 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...

  • Home of the Day: Vintage details and new ideas in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: Vintage details and new ideas in Los Feliz

    The vintage of this 1920s Mediterranean Revival-style home in Los Feliz is evident in its delicate arches, period ironwork, picture windows and tiled fireplace. Modern touches include bright floor-to-ceiling tile in the chef’s kitchen and Calcutta marble in the master bathroom. Hedged by tall palms...

  • Home of the Day: Vintage details and new ideas in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: Vintage details and new ideas in Los Feliz

    Listed for $3.777 million, the 1920s Mediterranean Revival-style home in Los Feliz mixes vintage details and modern updates.

  • Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams finally opens its doors today in Loz Feliz
    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams finally opens its doors today in Loz Feliz

    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams isn't abandoning its Columbus, Ohio, roots, but is instead expanding when it opens its corner store for business on Hillhurst Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Los Feliz Boulevard later Friday. The shop will open from 7 to 10 p.m. for an opening party — with regular...

  • L.A. neighborhoods closer to getting temporary mansionization limits
    L.A. neighborhoods closer to getting temporary mansionization limits

    Los Angeles lawmakers are poised to impose temporary restrictions on tear-downs in neighborhoods where residents fear mansionization -- the phenomenon of homes being demolished and replaced with bigger buildings that critics see as too large for their lots.

    The rules -- which vary neighborhood...

  • For 'East Side Jews,' a hipster take on spirituality
    For 'East Side Jews,' a hipster take on spirituality

    In a small, packed room in Los Feliz, young Jewish writers, artists and hipsters with beards, Buddy Holly glasses and a fair amount of flannel sit down to Shabbat dinner.

    It's the last Friday in January, and about 30 self-proclaimed "East Side Jews" are putting an urban spin on the Jewish day of...

  • L.A. council candidate tells police his private email was hacked
    L.A. council candidate tells police his private email was hacked

    Los Angeles City Council candidate Tomas O’Grady said Monday that he has asked police to investigate the apparent hacking of his personal email account and a telephone call from someone threatening to expose private messages between him and his wife.

    O’Grady, a Los Feliz nonprofit director in close...

  • Ex-interns defend City Council candidate accused of misusing nonprofit
    Ex-interns defend City Council candidate accused of misusing nonprofit

    In reaction to allegations that Los Angeles City Council candidate Tomas O'Grady blurred the lines between his nonprofit and his campaign, several former interns and current contractors said they have not personally seen any improper mixing between the two organizations.

    "Tomas keeps it very separate,"...

  • City Council candidate's nonprofit poses complications for campaign
    City Council candidate's nonprofit poses complications for campaign

    Tomas O'Grady faces a delicate balancing act as he makes his second bid for a spot on the Los Angeles City Council.

    For nearly four years he has run EnrichLA, a nonprofit that builds school gardens and figures prominently in his stump speeches. And his Los Feliz home has served as headquarters...

  • Harris Wittels dead at 30: 'Parks and Recreation' executive found at L.A. home
    Harris Wittels dead at 30: 'Parks and Recreation' executive found at L.A. home

    Comedian and co-executive producer of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," Harris Wittels, was found dead Thursday at his Los Angeles home, authorities said. He was 30.

    Wittels' body was discovered by his assistant at 12 p.m. in the 2200 block of North Hobart Boulevard, said Los Angeles Police Department...

  • J Lo puts her work-at-home estate in Hidden Hills on the market
    J Lo puts her work-at-home estate in Hidden Hills on the market

    Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has put her work-live estate in the gated equestrian community of Hidden Hills up for sale at $17 million.

    The more than three-acre spread centers on a 17,129-square-foot mansion with views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the cityscape.

    The listing details describe...

  • Angelenos say they generally feel detached from city government
    Angelenos say they generally feel detached from city government

    Against a chilly wind, April Galvan pulled her shawl tight as her 5-year-old daughter romped around a jungle gym in a newly renovated city park in Chatsworth.

    She's lived in the neighborhood eight years, and the Mason Recreation Center, which got a face-lift, is among the things she says have gotten...

  • Seriously cheap drink alert: 7-cent martinis
    Seriously cheap drink alert: 7-cent martinis

    Bar tabs are expensive, especially if you can hold your liquor. But for one night only, you can get a 7-cent martini, in L.A., and drink as many as you like. 

    Little Dom's in Los Feliz is celebrating its seventh anniversary Wednesday with 7-cent martinis. Before you start imagining all the well...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Home of the Day: In good company on Glendower
    Home of the Day: In good company on Glendower

    A steep stairway leads up to this 1949 Traditional, which sits on the same street as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House and Richard Neutra’s Wirin House in Los Feliz. The four-bedroom residence makes the most of its lofted setting with a large bay window in the living room and a wrap-around deck.

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  • Spice up holiday shopping with pop-ups and sample sales
    Spice up holiday shopping with pop-ups and sample sales

    If you're looking for something a little different in holiday shopping, check out these events that Los Angeles retailers have planned over the next week. Shopping parties, sample sales and trunk shows may turn up some interesting finds.

    Events

    Vintage lovers can wrap up their shopping on Saturday...

  • L.A. commission still won't give Los Feliz home historic designation
    L.A. commission still won't give Los Feliz home historic designation

    Facing claims that it had violated a California law requiring open and public meetings, a Los Angeles city commission revisited its vote to not deem a century-old Los Feliz house as a historic monument -- only to come to the same decision at a Thursday hearing.

    Owner and developer Elan Mordoch...

  • Home of the Day: W.C. Tanner-designed Revival in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: W.C. Tanner-designed Revival in Los Feliz

    This 1927 Mediterranean Revival, on the market for the first time in more than half a century, sits among tall palms near the base of Griffith Park. Designed by noted period architect W.C. Tanner, the residence retains such original details as Australian gumwood doors and windows, a hand-crafted...

  • Home of the Day: W.C. Tanner-designed Revival in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: W.C. Tanner-designed Revival in Los Feliz

    The Mediterranean Revival, designed by period architect W.C. Tanner and built in 1927, is on the market for the first time in 67 years.

  • King's Roost offers DIY products for urban homesteaders
    King's Roost offers DIY products for urban homesteaders

    If necessity is the mother of invention, it's also a great reason to open a retail business.

    Having raised chickens, built elaborate aquaponics systems and made foods using freshly milled grains at home, Roe and Trish Sie know these activities aren't exactly mainstream.

    And yet as the success of...

  • Encino man pleads not guilty in Griffith Park attack
    Encino man pleads not guilty in Griffith Park attack

    An Encino man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to attacking a man with a rock and a steel trash can at Griffith Park, authorities said.

    Tyrone Isumu, 54, is charged with attempted murder after severely injuring the man, who is comatose and has paralysis, according to the Los Angeles County district...

  • Police identify suspect being held in Griffith Park attack
    Police identify suspect being held in Griffith Park attack

    Police have identified the 54-year-old man who was arrested Monday evening on suspicion of trying to kill another man at Griffith Park.

    Tyrone Contino Isumu was taken into custody on suspicion of attempted murder. The victim who was found by two hikers along a trail about 2:30 p.m. Monday, Los...

  • 'Reasons to Live' at Skylight: Wringing laughs from tragedy
    'Reasons to Live' at Skylight: Wringing laughs from tragedy

    Since time immemorial, the plot device of a dead child has propelled drama from Iphigenia to Ibsen to “Rabbit Hole.” At a comfortably cathartic distance, audiences have thrilled to the unimaginable loss of a child. Yet in recent years, that particular gambit arguably has been cheapened through...

  • L.A. parks commission fails to decide on Greek Theatre operator
    L.A. parks commission fails to decide on Greek Theatre operator

    The heated battle over who will run one of the most treasured venues in Los Angeles – the Greek Theatre – continued Thursday when a city commission failed to choose a bidder to operate the Griffith Park attraction.

    The debate over the Greek has stirred protests by neighbors worried that a change...

  • Big-name concert promoters wrangle for control of the Greek Theatre
    Big-name concert promoters wrangle for control of the Greek Theatre

    Music fans who go to a lot of shows might not realize the backstage venue tussles that are a feature of the competitive Los Angeles concert scene. But the battle for control of the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park offers a good snapshot; it's getting heated and stars three of the city's biggest promoters.

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  • Century-old Los Feliz house not deemed historic, could be demolished
    Century-old Los Feliz house not deemed historic, could be demolished

    A century-old house in Los Feliz -- one of the few remaining residences designed by the firm of Los Angeles City Hall architect A.C. Martin -- could face the wrecking ball after a city commission decided Thursday not to recommend making it a historic monument. Such a designation would have given...

  • Home of the Day: Mediterranean Revival with Batchelder tile
    Home of the Day: Mediterranean Revival with Batchelder tile

    This 1928 Mediterranean Revival-style residence in Los Feliz brings to mind memories of “Old Hollywood” with its step-down living room complete with an original Batchelder art tile fireplace and raised piano landing. A sweeping wrought iron staircase, arched doorways and stained glass windows found...

  • Home of the Day: Mediterranean Revival with Batchelder tile
    Home of the Day: Mediterranean Revival with Batchelder tile

    Clad in hardwood and tile, the 1928 Mediterranean Revival-style residence in Los Feliz retains its period ambiance with a wrought iron staircase and an original Batchelder art tile fireplace.

  • Beer coasters turn arty at La Luz de Jesus show
    Beer coasters turn arty at La Luz de Jesus show

    The Coaster Show, an exhibition of more than 1,000 art pieces that began life as beer coasters, returns to the La Luz de Jesus Gallery during L.A. Beer Week, and you can get a jump on the celebration of beer-as-art when the show opens on Friday.

    Last year’s show saw around 700 tiny objets d’art...

  • 'Bulrusher,' a Pulitzer finalist, is given a mesmerizing L.A. premiere
    'Bulrusher,' a Pulitzer finalist, is given a mesmerizing L.A. premiere

    The Los Angeles premiere of 2007 Pulitzer finalist “Bulrusher,” presented by Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, is a sometimes undisciplined outpouring that can frustrate and fascinate in equal measure. Nevertheless, director Nataki Garrett's precisely rendered staging of...

  • City Chic brings new options for plus-sizes to L.A.
    City Chic brings new options for plus-sizes to L.A.

    City Chic, an Australia-based seller of plus-size women's clothing, has opened its first Southern California store -- which is also its first in the U.S. -- in Culver City. And there are more to come.

    The Culver City boutique, in the Westfield Culver City mall at 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., opened Aug....

  • Mom, 2 children pulled from Hollywood Boulevard pool on life support
    Mom, 2 children pulled from Hollywood Boulevard pool on life support

    A mother, her 11-year-old son and her 12-year-old daughter were on life support Tuesday after they were pulled unconscious from a motel pool on Hollywood Boulevard, authorities said.

    The mother, 36, had jumped into the pool fully-clothed upon realizing her children had wandered into the deep end,...

  • Home of the Day: Edward Fickett's Jacobson House in Los Feliz
    Home of the Day: Edward Fickett's Jacobson House in Los Feliz

    Clean lines and floor-to-ceiling glass frame the Edward Fickett-designed Jacobson House, a landmark post-and-beam in Los Feliz. Owned by IStockphoto founder Bruce Livingstone, the Mid-Century Modern residence retains much of the architect’s signature style, including the original custom light fixtures,...

  • Night Market Monterey Park, 'A Film about Coffee' screening, Melisse protege dinner
    Night Market Monterey Park, 'A Film about Coffee' screening, Melisse protege dinner

    The Monterey Park Night Market (MPK Night Market) series will kick off Friday at 5 p.m. at Barnes Park. The event will include street food from more than 25 food trucks and booths, art exhibitions during the first MPK Art Walk, live entertainment, merchandise vendors, carnival games and a beer...

  • French brand Iro opens Abbot Kinney boutique
    French brand Iro opens Abbot Kinney boutique

    French clothing label Iro has opened an 1,800-square-foot boutique in Venice.

    The space at 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd. is sleek and streamlined, incorporating exposed, white-painted brick; Italian marble, glass and metal.

    Offerings include day and evening dresses, silk tops, linen tees, leather jackets...

  • Dr. Dre moves his money around L.A.'s Westside
    Dr. Dre moves his money around L.A.'s Westside

    Dr. Dre has popped his Hollywood Hills West home on the market at $35 million.

    He's selling because he recently dropped $40 million on the four-acre Brentwood estate of supermodel and actress Gisele Bundchen and her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

    The rapper closed on that...

  • What's the secret in Secret Chinese Delivery? Los Feliz, Silver Lake are finding out
    What's the secret in Secret Chinese Delivery? Los Feliz, Silver Lake are finding out

    Just about everybody I know in New York must get takeout of some sort two or three times a week. Most homes have a drawer stuffed with takeout menus. It’s a way of life.

    Not so much here. I know my New Yorker husband misses his Chinese takeout, so when I heard about the new Secret Chinese Delivery...

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

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

  • Do parents let school districts off the hook by paying for basics?
    Do parents let school districts off the hook by paying for basics?

    How do you make schools better, so they produce armies of working taxpayers who keep the republic afloat?

    There's little agreement, as Tuesday's court decision on California's teacher tenure rules proved again. L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy applauded the decision in the Vergara case, which found...

  • 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...

  • Jonathan Gold's best restaurants: Sapp Coffee Shop
    Jonathan Gold's best restaurants: Sapp Coffee Shop

  • Brooke Burke-Charvet launches activewear line
    Brooke Burke-Charvet launches activewear line

    Brooke Burke-Charvet is planning to meet customers at Nordstrom at the Grove on Saturday to celebrate the launch of her new athletic and lifestyle apparel brand Caelum.

    The line includes performance tops, sweat pants, pull-overs and sports bras that promise style and comfort during workouts. Caelum...

  • After seeing the film 'Chef,' you're going to want to eat: here's where
    After seeing the film 'Chef,' you're going to want to eat: here's where

    Oh, man. I didn't eat dinner before rushing crosstown to a screening of "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau's new film "Chef." What a mistake. Talk about food porn.

    The director, who also stars in the film as hot-headed chef Carl Casper, moves in close for shots of his character making hash browns...

  • Review: 'Pray to Ball' an inventive take on a little-explored topic
    Review: 'Pray to Ball' an inventive take on a little-explored topic

    Highly promising talent bounces through “Pray to Ball” at the Skylight Theatre. Amir Abdullah’s tersely entertaining examination of Islam, college basketball and friendship has some new-play issues, but it’s undeniably heartfelt and thought-provoking.

    Played out on the wood-paneled span of designer...

  • Cyclist who lost part of leg in hit-and-run plans charity ride
    Cyclist who lost part of leg in hit-and-run plans charity ride

    Los Angeles police are expected to shut down sections of road between Los Feliz and Griffith Park on Sunday morning as waves of cyclists take to the streets to raise awareness about hit-and-runs.

    The event, Finish the Ride, was created after local resident Damian Kevitt, 37, was hit by a van and...

  • Tim Curry sells charmingly restored Spanish villa in Los Feliz
    Tim Curry sells charmingly restored Spanish villa in Los Feliz

    Actor Tim Curry, who is known for his restoration of older homes, has sold a house in Los Feliz for $3.2 million.

    The 1928 Spanish-style home was renovated during his ownership while maintaining its period details. The 3,365 square feet of living space includes a study/office, a den, a breakfast...

  • Hot Property: Jack Osbourne
    Hot Property: Jack Osbourne

  • L.A. County supervisor candidates debate range of issues
    L.A. County supervisor candidates debate range of issues

    The four candidates offer different prescriptions for issues such as homelessness and whether to expand the board.

  • L.A. County supervisor candidates to debate in Hollywood tonight
    L.A. County supervisor candidates to debate in Hollywood tonight

    Candidates competing to replace Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky for a seat on Los Angeles County's governing board will face off in a third debate Thursday night at the L.A. Press Club in Hollywood.

    Participants include former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl, who spent 14 years in the state Assembly and...

  • Argentina-inspired Cordoba to open in Los Feliz; Farmshop's Joshua Drew is chef
    Argentina-inspired Cordoba to open in Los Feliz; Farmshop's Joshua Drew is chef

    Cordoba, an Argentine-inspired restaurant from the hospitality group Cardiff Giant, is expected to open in Los Feliz this fall, with Joshua Drew as executive chef and partner.

    Drew, who is executive chef at Jeff Cerciello's Farmshop through the end of the month, also has worked with chefs such...

  • Academic Decathlon puts the work in teamwork
    Academic Decathlon puts the work in teamwork

    John Marshall High team members forge friendships, gain confidence and learn as they train for the statewide competition after winning the L.A. Unified contest.

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