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Home of the Day: Top-flight penthouse in West Hollywood

An open-concept living space and cathedral ceilings with generous skylights give this penthouse condo an airy, spacious feel. Designer tile and luxury finishes, evidenced in the kitchen and bathrooms, conspire to create a contemporary interior with modern sensibility. Address: 851 N. Kings Road,...

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  • Night + Market chef Kris Yenbamroong shows you how to make tasty nam khao tod

    Night + Market chef Kris Yenbamroong shows you how to make tasty nam khao tod

    When Kris Yenbamroong was in junior high in Thailand, he went to an exclusive private school. But somehow, he says, he always found himself eating lunch not with his well-heeled classmates but with the groundskeepers and maintenance guys. It's a perspective that has come to define his cooking. ...

  • Cheap drink alert: One-cent cocktails at the Church Key all week long

    Cheap drink alert: One-cent cocktails at the Church Key all week long

    The Church Key is celebrating its appearance on the premiere episode of Bravo network's "Best New Restaurant," which airs Wednesday night, with one-cent cocktails all this week. You can visit the restaurant during service any time through Sunday to get a BNR (yes, it's named after the show) cocktail...

  • Michael's Pizzeria alum opens Prova Pizzeria in WeHo

    Michael's Pizzeria alum opens Prova Pizzeria in WeHo

    Fans of the pistachio, mortadella and stracciatella pizza at Michael's in Long Beach, can now get Vito Iacopelli's creation in West Hollywood. The Italian chef, who was head chef and manager at Michael's, is opening a new pizza joint with owner Jake Ireland, called Prova Pizzeria, on Santa Monica...

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  • L.A.-area condos and town homes in the high $800,000s

    L.A.-area condos and town homes in the high $800,000s

    Vertical living has its perks: Community amenities, low upkeep and closer proximity to local hubs make condos and town homes a pretty attractive — not to mention more affordable — option for urban Angelenos. Here's a look at what the high $800,000s buys in trendier parts of L.A. County. HOLLYWOOD:...

  • Datebook: Eerie installation inspired by a famous painting, Yoko Ono's stalker-ish film

    Datebook: Eerie installation inspired by a famous painting, Yoko Ono's stalker-ish film

    An installation inspired by an iconic art history death. Paintings that touch on the fantastical. And a show that looks at the issue of housing and commerce. Plus: A screening of Yoko Ono film, historic images of gang life in L.A. and a special velvet painting workshop. Here are eight shows to...

  • Bikey McBikeface? West Hollywood to launch new bike-share program

    Bikey McBikeface? West Hollywood to launch new bike-share program

    Leave it to the city of West Hollywood to punk its residents on April Fools’ Day. The city on Friday morning released a statement that it had chosen a “forward-facing name” for its forthcoming bike-share program: Bikey McBikeface. “The bold new name is the result of dynamic thinking that embraces...

  • Man crushed to death between crane, trailer in West Hollywood

    A Southern California Edison contractor was killed Tuesday when he was crushed between a construction crane and a trailer near the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, authorities said. The man was working about 4 p.m. in the 1200 block of La Cienega Boulevard, between Fountain Avenue and Sunset Boulevard,...

  • Celine Dion waters down her asking price on Jupiter Island

    Celine Dion waters down her asking price on Jupiter Island

    In the world of ultra-luxury features, home water parks might be more campy than covetable. Singer Celine Dion has been seeking a buyer for her estate on Jupiter Island, Fla. — which includes a 500,000-gallon water park — for more than two years now, ever since she listed the place for $72.5 million....

  • Ex-sergeant, first openly gay LAPD officer, charged with assaulting husband

    Ex-sergeant, first openly gay LAPD officer, charged with assaulting husband

    A former Los Angeles police sergeant who waged a decades-long legal battle with the LAPD over its treatment of gay and lesbian officers was charged Tuesday with assaulting his husband at their West Hollywood home, prosecutors said. Mitchell Grobeson, 57, faces a felony count of assault with a firearm...

  • Home of the Day: Quiet West Hollywood contemporary pumps up the volume
    Home of the Day: Quiet West Hollywood contemporary pumps up the volume

    Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in West Hollywood, this bright contemporary is a gated sanctuary with private courtyard. Inside, however, the recently remodeled home, once owned by Bangles guitarist Michael Steele, is wired for entertaining.

    An eight-zone Elan g! entertainment and control system...

  • Ex-officer who waged gay rights battle against LAPD arrested in domestic violence case
    Ex-officer who waged gay rights battle against LAPD arrested in domestic violence case

    A former Los Angeles police sergeant who had a protracted legal battle against the LAPD over its treatment of gay and lesbian officers was arrested last week after an hours-long standoff in West Hollywood, authorities said Monday.

    Mitchell Grobeson, 57, was taken into custody Friday in the 800...

  • L.A. hikers' beloved Runyon Canyon is closing for four months starting in April
    L.A. hikers' beloved Runyon Canyon is closing for four months starting in April

    Runyon Canyon, the popular hiking and dog-walking park in the Hollywood Hills with sweeping views of Los Angeles, will be closed for four months starting in April, city officials said.The cause for the temporary closure is an aging 6-inch water main that stretches a mile through the park, according...

  • Elton John says thank you to West Hollywood with a surprise free concert
    Elton John says thank you to West Hollywood with a surprise free concert

    Elton John returned to a site in West Hollywood on Saturday that once was a regular stop whenever the British rock star came to Los Angeles: the former home of the city’s Tower Records store, where he gave a free concert as a thank-you to the community.

    John, 68, played for about 70 minutes to...

  • Albert Pujols puts his home field up for sale: $7.75 million
    Albert Pujols puts his home field up for sale: $7.75 million

    Albert Pujols is taking a swing at a home sale in Irvine.

    The Angels slugger has listed his estate in Shady Canyon, a neighborhood popular among sports stars, for $7.75 million.

    Set on half an acre on a cul-de-sac, the Spanish Colonial-style home was designed by Irvine-based architect John Henderson...

  • Yeastie Boys bagel food truck finds a permanent home on Melrose Place
    Yeastie Boys bagel food truck finds a permanent home on Melrose Place

    Yeastie Boys, the bagel food truck with the cult-like legion of followers willing to chase it around town for one of its legendary hand-rolled cheese bagels, has found a permanent home in West Hollywood. 

    Instead of trying to track down the truck via Twitter, you can now get a cheese bagel, whenever...

  • Yes, stick the bucket on your head: You're part of the art in Erwin Wurm's 'One Minute Sculptures'
    Yes, stick the bucket on your head: You're part of the art in Erwin Wurm's 'One Minute Sculptures'

    If you're weary of art that takes itself too seriously and of feeling that the only proper response to such work is to mirror its cool superiority, head to the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, which is hosting a show of Erwin Wurm's refreshingly ludicrous "One Minute...

  • Go ahead, light a fire: Thomas Wachholz invites viewers to be the spark of this art show
    Go ahead, light a fire: Thomas Wachholz invites viewers to be the spark of this art show

    There isn’t much to look at in German artist Thomas Wachholz’s exhibition at Mier gallery. Opposite walls of the narrow gallery are lined with rectangular panels. On the right row, they are painted in a pattern of tiny red dots; on the left, in a solid rusty red.

    Scrawled across each surface is...

  • You become the art in new Erwin Wurm 'One Minute Sculptures' as seen in Red Hot Chili Peppers video
    You become the art in new Erwin Wurm 'One Minute Sculptures' as seen in Red Hot Chili Peppers video

    Step into the MAK Center in West Hollywood and you will find a series of curious objects resting on gleaming, white plinths: A sneaker. A stuffed pink plush dog. A crude lamp manufactured out of a cheap plastic bucket, the sort found at hardware stores.

    These are all the basic building blocks for...

  • Datebook: A new disco dance, one-minute sculptures, and vintage photos of women
    Datebook: A new disco dance, one-minute sculptures, and vintage photos of women

    Disco dancing by a “queer-love power-trio.” Sculptures you make with stuffed animals and plinths. And erotically-charged images by a mysterious California photographer. Plus: a vehicle with no purpose, sculptures of trees and two L.A. painters face off. Here are eight shows to see this week:

    Meg...

  • Ex-Uber driver charged with trying to extort money from passenger
    Ex-Uber driver charged with trying to extort money from passenger

    A former Uber driver pleaded not guilty Thursday to trying to extort money from a passenger in order to get her phone back, then nearly running her over when he fled the scene in West Hollywood last year, prosecutors said.

    Los Angeles County prosecutors say that Philip Bagwell, 46, who was convicted...

  • Datebook: Capturing Elizabeth Taylor through her things, a show about an astronaut from the future
    Datebook: Capturing Elizabeth Taylor through her things, a show about an astronaut from the future

    Artful photographs of Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel-Air home. A fable about a female astronaut from the future. And a series of sound-inspired pieces in a Santa Monica garage. Plus: a pop-up show by a Chicago graphic design duo and the season opener at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center. Here are...

  • After drone crashes into power lines, West Hollywood cracks down
    After drone crashes into power lines, West Hollywood cracks down

    The drone wars continue.

    Three months after a drone flew into power lines and knocked out power to hundreds of West Hollywood residents, the city on Tuesday imposed strict limits on flying unmanned aircraft.

    In a unanimous vote, the West Hollywood City Council approved on final reading an ordinance...

  • Ricardo Zarate to open Peruvian restaurant in old Comme Ça space
    Ricardo Zarate to open Peruvian restaurant in old Comme Ça space

    Ricardo Zarate will open a new Peruvian restaurant this summer, a still-unnamed project that will go into the West Hollywood space previously occupied by Comme Ça.

    This is big news for Zarate, whose downtown restaurant Mo-Chica introduced many Los Angeles diners to Peruvian food and whom Food &...

  • Gay dating app Grindr gets $93-million investment from Chinese company
    Gay dating app Grindr gets $93-million investment from Chinese company

    Gay dating app Grindr has handed majority ownership to Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun World Wide Technology Co. for $93 million, valuing the Hollywood start-up at $155 million post-investment.

    Grindr had been exploring a sale or fundraising round for much of last year.

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    For...

  • Fans, musicians remember Motörhead's Lemmy at memorial and on Sunset Strip
    Fans, musicians remember Motörhead's Lemmy at memorial and on Sunset Strip

    Nearly two weeks after he died, Motörhead founder and heavy metal icon Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister received his formal farewell on Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Los Angeles. As family members, fellow metal-heads and longtime friends filled the sanctuary to remember a singular artist and creator...

  • Datebook: Collages of L.A., an architectural dance project, abstractions of the Internet
    Datebook: Collages of L.A., an architectural dance project, abstractions of the Internet

    The Los Angeles art world comes roaring back to life this weekend with openings and events all over town. This includes a show that examines the psychology of horse racing in Chinatown, L.A. photography in Sawtelle, meticulously rendered drawings in Hollywood and paintings/installations that evoke...

  • West Hollywood to offer free buses to Metro subway
    West Hollywood to offer free buses to Metro subway

    West Hollywood doesn’t have a Metro rail station within its city limits, so, this month, it’s going to start busing people to the nearest subway station for free.

    The new mini-bus service, dubbed CitylineX, will offer free weekday commutes from West Hollywood to the Hollywood & Highland Metro Red...

  • What did Ron Burkle get out of his relationship with the Clintons? An education, he says
    What did Ron Burkle get out of his relationship with the Clintons? An education, he says

    Befriending Bill and Hillary Clinton — and giving them access to his private 757 jet — gave Ron Burkle more insight into world affairs than any graduate program might have.

    At one point the billionaire businessman was on half of all the trips the former president made abroad. Burkle says he met...

  • New hot cocktail? Vegan avocado eggnog at Gracias Madre
    New hot cocktail? Vegan avocado eggnog at Gracias Madre

    If there's a cocktail capable of encapsulating the L.A. food and drink scene — trendy bartender, twist on classic drink, avocados — in a single glass, it may well be vegan avocado eggnog. 

    In a city that has a vegan Mexican restaurant and a vegan ramen stand, it only seems fitting that said vegan...

  • Which California and Las Vegas hotels are the best in the world? Conde Nast Traveler has the list
    Which California and Las Vegas hotels are the best in the world? Conde Nast Traveler has the list

    At Conde Nast Traveler, the editors and writers have spoken. And they're plenty careful when they're asked to recommend their favorite hotels in the world for 2016.

    Their collective voice has been compiled in the magazine's Gold List 2016, which includes hotels and resorts on six continents in...

  • West Hollywood will catalog every building to identify those possibly at risk in major earthquake
    West Hollywood will catalog every building to identify those possibly at risk in major earthquake

    West Hollywood has launched a significant seismic safety project that will catalog every building in the city and identify any structures potentially at risk of collapse in a major earthquake.

    City officials hired Degenkolb Engineers, a top earthquake engineering firm, to walk down every street...

  • First look: Ivory, the new restaurant at Mondrian L.A., opening New Year's Eve
    First look: Ivory, the new restaurant at Mondrian L.A., opening New Year's Eve

    Ivory, a new restaurant at Mondrian Los Angeles, has replaced Herringbone at the hotel. The restaurant is scheduled to open Dec. 31, and it's the work of some serious L.A. nightlife heavyweights. 

    John Terzian of The h.wood Group (SHOREbar, the Nice Guy); the Hakkasan Group hospitality company...

  • Alma restaurant returns for 3-month residency at the Standard, Hollywood
    Alma restaurant returns for 3-month residency at the Standard, Hollywood

    If you've been dreaming of Ari Taymor's artful, vegetable-driven dishes since Alma closed at the end of October, there is happy news. Taymor and his partner Ashleigh Parsons are bringing their lauded restaurant back, at least for a few months.

    Starting Dec. 8, Alma will reopen for a three-month...

  • California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris sues to shut down 2 car donation charities
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris sues to shut down 2 car donation charities

    The radio and TV jingles have bombarded Californians for years, urging them to donate their cars to help those in need.

    Hundreds of charities now successfully solicit millions of dollars’ worth of cars — ostensibly to support groups that assist military veterans, seek to cure diseases and help...

  • Repeal Day is coming. Where to get $1 cocktails
    Repeal Day is coming. Where to get $1 cocktails

    Saturday is Repeal Day. Why should you care about something that happened almost a century ago? Well, it's the celebration of the end of Prohibition. It’s also the reason behind $1 cocktails at seven bars around Los Angeles. That’s right, seven bars (all from the 1933 Group) are serving $1 cocktails,...

  • Black Friday deals: $5 pizza, E.P. & L.P. Chinese dinner, extra Trois Mec tickets
    Black Friday deals: $5 pizza, E.P. & L.P. Chinese dinner, extra Trois Mec tickets

    If you're planning to shop on Black Friday, you'll need proper fuel. The following are food and drink deals to keep you fed and hydrated on the nuttiest shopping day of the year. Because what are a few hours of insufferable crowds and lines at the Grove if you're happy and full on some excellent...

  • Dominick's Italian restaurant is closing after 67 years on Beverly Boulevard
    Dominick's Italian restaurant is closing after 67 years on Beverly Boulevard

    Dominick's, the Beverly Boulevard restaurant known for classic red sauce Italian food and celebrity clientele, will close after 67 years in business.

    In an email to The Times, a representative for the restaurant said owners Warner Ebbink and Brandon Boudet will close the restaurant on Dec. 20. 

    ...

  • Vegan options for Thanksgiving, plus where to get a free vegan meal
    Vegan options for Thanksgiving, plus where to get a free vegan meal

    If you're looking for vegan options this Thanksgiving, here are some restaurants and bakeries to consider: 

    Alchemy Food and Juice Lab is making a raw, vegan, organic pumpkin cheesecake called Punkin Pie, available to order for Thanksgiving. The pie is made with pumpkin, cashews, walnuts, chai...

  • Shag's retro-inspired pieces now available at the new Shag Store on Melrose
    Shag's retro-inspired pieces now available at the new Shag Store on Melrose

    “Mad Men” might have officially ended, but there’s another enduring, loosely simpatico creative brand that’s being reintroduced anew to Los Angeles.

    The Orange County-based artist Josh Agle, a.k.a. “Shag,” is known for his stylized figures — and the occasional slinky black cat — living it up in...

  • 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...

  • Three new happy hours to check out now: E.P. & L.P., Ashland Hill, the Bellwether
    Three new happy hours to check out now: E.P. & L.P., Ashland Hill, the Bellwether

    You work hard, so the next time you feel like cutting out to make happy hour, maybe go for it.  

    Get friendly with some co-workers over a round of $5 drinks and a basket of wings. Here are three new happy hours to get you started. And wherever you go, get home safely. 

    E.P. & L.P. has introduced...

  • Datebook: Early digital maps, delicate assemblages, an installation that riffs on sin
    Datebook: Early digital maps, delicate assemblages, an installation that riffs on sin

    The evocative assemblages of a German-born artist. A rumination on deadly sin by a Northern California installationist. And prints that once served as maps of nascent technology. Plus, paintings about leisure, photography inspired by 19th century Romantic canvases and sculptural pieces that both...

  • Only three arrests made during West Hollywood's massive Halloween block party
    Only three arrests made during West Hollywood's massive Halloween block party

    Only three arrests were made at West Hollywood’s 27th annual Halloween Carnaval, a massive street festival that drew tens of thousands of revelers, authorities said Sunday.

    All three arrests were for public intoxication, said Sgt. S. Hewitt of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. No major...

  • Revelers pack West Hollywood for Halloween party
    Revelers pack West Hollywood for Halloween party

    Tens of thousands of revelers flooded the streets, sidewalks, bars and restaurants of West Hollywood early Saturday evening as the 27th Halloween Carnaval got underway.

    Organizers said they were expecting as many as half a million people to attend the festival, famous for its elaborate costumes,...

  • Rainbow Bar & Grill temporarily closes after cockroaches found in kitchen
    Rainbow Bar & Grill temporarily closes after cockroaches found in kitchen

    The famous Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard has been closed after a health inspector found live and dead cockroaches in the facility’s kitchen.

    Frequented by rock legends such as Guns N’ Roses and actors, the West Hollywood bar was forced to close its doors after an L.A. County public health...

  • Halloween and Día de los Muertos food and drink specials around town
    Halloween and Día de los Muertos food and drink specials around town

    From a spooky five-course dinner at Melisse to $3 Boorito burritos at Chipotle, we've got your Halloween and Día de los Muertos plans covered. There's also a wine and Halloween candy tasting. You're welcome. 

    Angel City Brewery will feature Halloween-themed vendors and treats from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m....

  • Drone knocks out power to hundreds of West Hollywood residents
    Drone knocks out power to hundreds of West Hollywood residents

    Authorities are looking for the pilot of a drone that flew into power lines Monday in West Hollywood and knocked out service to hundreds of Southern California Edison customers, officials said.

    Witnesses reported seeing a drone buzz into the wires lining Larrabee Street and Sunset Boulevard about...

  • West Hollywood announces street closures for annual Halloween Carnaval
    West Hollywood announces street closures for annual Halloween Carnaval

    Scantily clad Donald Trump? Pizza Rat? El Chapo? Go-go dancer?

    They’re probably all likely to be seen, en masse, on the streets of West Hollywood on Saturday for the annual Halloween Carnaval. And so, the city announced Monday, there will be several streets closed throughout the weekend.

    Major...

  • The best table bread in L.A. may be at Craig's in West Hollywood
    The best table bread in L.A. may be at Craig's in West Hollywood

    Table bread is generally overlooked. Sometimes it's a basket of stale ciabatta. In most cases, it comes in the form of a plate of sliced French bread, served with those tiny squares of foil-wrapped butter. It is not something bakers like Chad Robertson or Peter Reinhart would write home about.

    ...

  • Kate Hudson to host Fabletics fundraiser
    Kate Hudson to host Fabletics fundraiser

    Actress and Fabletics co-founder Kate Hudson is scheduled to host a shopping fundraiser to benefit Bright Pink on Thursday at the Fabletics boutique at The Village at Westfield Topanga.

    Guests can sip champagne and listen to music from DJ Alex Merrell while they shop. Merchandise will be 10% off,...

  • When your workout is a pool party: water aerobics in West Hollywood
    When your workout is a pool party: water aerobics in West Hollywood

    Readers have asked for a class that would suit older people or those recovering from an injury. This class works for those groups, and it works for everyone else too. It's water aerobics, this one at the West Hollywood Pool, part of that city's recreation program.

    I tried this class on a crazy...

  • Parent company of Tinder, Match.com and OkCupid files to go public
    Parent company of Tinder, Match.com and OkCupid files to go public

    Match Group, the company that oversees online dating services such as Tinder, Match.com and OkCupid, filed to go public Friday despite an unsteady stock market that has led several companies to recently pull IPO plans.

    Internet media company IAC controls 100% of Match Group, but said in June that...

  • Inside West Hollywood's feminist haunted house: Zombie folk singers and body-positive vampires
    Inside West Hollywood's feminist haunted house: Zombie folk singers and body-positive vampires

    With Halloween fast approaching, it is the season of haunted everything — from haunted amusement parks to haunted mansions to haunted hayrides. Which means it's the perfect season for "KillJoy's Kastle," the lesbian feminist haunted house created by a pair of artists from Toronto.

    The show, which...

  • 1 killed, 3 hurt when L.A. sheriff's deputies hit pedestrians while responding to call
    1 killed, 3 hurt when L.A. sheriff's deputies hit pedestrians while responding to call

    Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and a man were injured Thursday night after the deputies hit a vehicle in West Hollywood while responding to a call, then struck two pedestrians, killing one.

    The deputies were responding to a domestic violence call about 11:08 p.m. and had the lights and...

  • The Comedy Store set to reopen one day after deadly shooting
    The Comedy Store set to reopen one day after deadly shooting

    The Comedy Store will reopen its doors Thursday night, a day after a 23-year-old man was fatally shot while standing outside on the venue’s patio.

    The venue announced it would reopen at 7 p.m. after closing its doors Wednesday night as investigators combed the scene for evidence and talked to patrons...

  • The Comedy Store closes for a night after shooting leaves one dead
    The Comedy Store closes for a night after shooting leaves one dead

    A man was fatally shot early Wednesday while standing on a patio outside the Comedy Store in West Hollywood as more than 150 patrons attended shows inside the venue.

    The victim was standing with a group of people outside the comedy venue about 12:49 a.m. when a man wearing a hoodie walked up and...

  • Datebook: Modern Canadian landscapes, Giant Robot Biennale, Ansel Adams at Manzanar
    Datebook: Modern Canadian landscapes, Giant Robot Biennale, Ansel Adams at Manzanar

    The paintings of a Canadian modernist. Ansel Adams’ photos of Japanese American internment camps. And a biennial that’s all about art by Asian and Asian American up-and-comers. Plus, the oddly delightful paintings of Jacques Flechemuller, a group show about spiritual and physical unions, and new...

  • Home of the Day: Loft-style living in West Hollywood
    Home of the Day: Loft-style living in West Hollywood

    Walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, open-plan spaces and exterior perks highlight this newly built 11-unit development in West Hollywood.

  • Home of the Day: Loft-style living in West Hollywood
    Home of the Day: Loft-style living in West Hollywood

    This loft-style residence, with raised ceilings, walls of glass and open-plan living spaces, is part of a newly built 11-unit development near the West Hollywood Design District. Floating steel bridges run between two residential towers, which feature a communal garden courtyard, rooftop decks...

  • What's a bikini sandwich? Find out at this new Spanish sandwich shop in WeHo.
    What's a bikini sandwich? Find out at this new Spanish sandwich shop in WeHo.

    The sandwiches at BCN, a Catalan street food restaurant in West Hollywood, are not called bikinis because they're thin. The name comes from the Bikini Concert Hall in Barcelona, where vendors have been selling pressed ham and cheese sandwiches to late-night revelers and concert-goers for years. 

    ...

  • Debts and a lawsuit are the closing act at W. Hollywood music festival
    Debts and a lawsuit are the closing act at W. Hollywood music festival

    Over its seven years, the Sunset Strip Music Festival seemed to do a better job of angering people in West Hollywood than entertaining them.

    With bands like Linkin Park, the Offspring, Marilyn Manson and Motley Crue rocking from the stage, residents complained about window- and wall-rattling "sound...

  • Tampa Bay Rays hitter Evan Longoria picks up a base in West Hollywood
    Tampa Bay Rays hitter Evan Longoria picks up a base in West Hollywood

    Evan Longoria can forgo the team hotel the next time the Tampa Bay Rays are in town to play the Angels or Dodgers. The Southland baseball product and slugging third baseman for the American League East team recently bought a house in West Hollywood for $1.95 million.

    Set behind walls and gates,...

  • Datebook: Zombies of Beijing, Chicano landscapes, fountain sculptures
    Datebook: Zombies of Beijing, Chicano landscapes, fountain sculptures

    A video that riffs on zombies and urban tedium. A gathering of landscape works by Chicano artists. And a gallery full of working fountains. Plus: a projection that riffs on 19th century magic lantern performances and ceramics that take on popular culture. Here’s what to see in L.A. this week —...

  • A ramen slurpfest, two cocktail events, plus Champagne and polo
    A ramen slurpfest, two cocktail events, plus Champagne and polo

    If you like cocktails, ramen and fancy Champagne parties on polo fields, pay attention.

    The Luckyrice Moon Festival Cocktail Feast is headed to Los Angeles for the first time on Oct. 2. The event will take place at Vibiana in downtown L.A. from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and include sips from Cocktail Academy,...

  • Datebook: A Frank Gehry retrospective, art of death and rebirth, images from YouTube
    Datebook: A Frank Gehry retrospective, art of death and rebirth, images from YouTube

    It is the official beginning of the arts season and Los Angeles is awash in exhibitions — from a Frank Gehry retrospective to the latest epic video by Matthew Barney to a show of Japanese ceramics curated by Takashi Murakami. Plus: a fine art film festival, African spirits reconceived, and an L.A.-born...

  • Where to get free Fosselman's soft serve, plus drunken clams at E.P. & L.P.
    Where to get free Fosselman's soft serve, plus drunken clams at E.P. & L.P.

    If you like soft serve ice cream and hot dogs, pay attention. Dog Haus, the sausage-centric franchise known for its King's Hawaiian roll buns and chili cheese tots, is adding soft serve to the menu. But it's not just any soft serve; it's Fosselman's, from Fosselman's Ice Cream Company, the San...

  • Everything you need to know about the new Verve Coffee Roasters in West Hollywood
    Everything you need to know about the new Verve Coffee Roasters in West Hollywood

    If you happen to be in or around West Hollywood on Tuesday and think you'll be in need of some caffeine, you may want to set this reminder on your phone's calendar now: Verve Coffee Roasters will have a soft open of its Melrose Avenue cafe on Sept. 1. This will be the Santa Cruz-based roaster's...

  • Dating app Tinder breaks up with CEO after five months and gets back its ex
    Dating app Tinder breaks up with CEO after five months and gets back its ex

    Tinder is breaking up with its CEO after just five months.

    Christopher Payne, who had led EBay’s North American division, “was not the right long-term fit,” Tinder board member Matt Cohler said in a statement Wednesday night.

    “Given Tinder's rapid growth trajectory, both Christopher and the board...

  • Holly Robinson Peete in high spirits at DesignCare Gala
    Holly Robinson Peete in high spirits at DesignCare Gala

    The event:  Actress Holly Robinson Peete came sashaying down the runway on the arm of her husband Rodney Peete to the strains of Janelle Monae's "Yoga," with its lyric "let your booty do the yoga."  Looking great, no question, yet she reminded the former NFL quarterback, “I just turned 50, hon....

  • At Rise Nation class, 30 hardcore minutes of up, up, up
    At Rise Nation class, 30 hardcore minutes of up, up, up

    We're all busy, so there's an appeal to a class that's only 30 minutes long. But be prepared for a seriously tough 30 minutes at Rise Nation.

    The vertical climber machine took a little adjusting to; I wasn't sure how to move my hands and feet. But then it gets really hard — actually doing the workout...

  • Disaster represented and re-presented
    Disaster represented and re-presented

    Beauty, the literary critic Elaine Scarry has written, invokes its own replication, and in so doing, inches us toward a more sensitive, just way of being. What about terror, disaster, catastrophe? Do they, too, perpetuate themselves, fuel their own persistence, and insinuate themselves into the...

  • Your guide to L.A.'s indoor cycling scene: Here's how SoulCycle stacks up against the rest
    Your guide to L.A.'s indoor cycling scene: Here's how SoulCycle stacks up against the rest

    In the late 1980s, a handsome, muscle-bound transplant to Santa Monica from South Africa called Johnny G (for Goldberg) came up with an idea for indoor cycling classes he called Spinning. Indoor cycling soon became a fitness mainstay, but he could hardly have anticipated the scene today.

    Los Angeles...

  • Jenn and Tonic: Booze, boba, Kriss Kross and a pretty rooftop at E.P. & L.P.
    Jenn and Tonic: Booze, boba, Kriss Kross and a pretty rooftop at E.P. & L.P.

    It doesn't take much more than boba, booze and a '90s rap duo to get a #ThirstyThursday night going. Throw in a fabulous rooftop bar and things are going to get pretty next level. 

    On this week's edition of Jenn and Tonic, we visit LP, the rooftop bar at E.P. & L.P.  on the corner of La Cienega...

  • 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...

  • Proposal would raze West Hollywood's iconic Factory building
    Proposal would raze West Hollywood's iconic Factory building

    The Factory building in West Hollwood has seen many incarnations over its 86-year history. The three-story building on La Peer Drive once housed a camera company and later served as a cosmetics warehouse.

    But it was the building's life as the popular disco Studio One that cemented its legacy in...

  • Jenn and Tonic: Making the Bottle to Throttle at Now Boarding in West Hollywood
    Jenn and Tonic: Making the Bottle to Throttle at Now Boarding in West Hollywood

    For this week's Jenn and Tonic video, we're taking you back to the golden age of travel at Now Boarding in West Hollywood. Think three-martini lunches and a time when people dressed up to get on a plane.

    At Now Boarding, there's a cocktail called the Bottle to Throttle. It's named for the period...

  • Man accused of scrawling graffiti against vaccine law in Beverly Hills

    Police in Beverly Hills arrested a man Thursday on suspicion of scrawling graffiti condemning California's new mandatory vaccine law, SB 277, in various locations around Los Angeles County.

    Shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to reports of vandalism at the Beverly Hills Chamber of...

  • Datebook: A photo archive, experiments from Yale MFAs, an architecture of columns
    Datebook: A photo archive, experiments from Yale MFAs, an architecture of columns

    A photographic archive covering two decades comes to life in Culver City. Yale MFAs get a show in West Hollywood. And an L.A. architect plays with the idea of the column. It’s Fourth of July, so openings are limited. (Be sure to check ahead for gallery hours over the weekend since many places may...

  • Cousins Maine lobster brings lobster martinis to first brick-and-mortar location
    Cousins Maine lobster brings lobster martinis to first brick-and-mortar location

    Cousins Maine Lobster, known for its black, red and white food trucks with lobster rolls and lobster tacos, is opening its first brick and mortar location Thursday in West Hollywood.  

    After 15 food trucks in 11 cities and a brief pop-up at Live Mixx in Old Town Pasadena, owners Sabin Lomac and...

  • An only-in-L.A. Fourth of July hostess gift
    An only-in-L.A. Fourth of July hostess gift

    If you are looking for a chic hostess gift to give this Fourth of July weekend, this new, only-in-L.A. item caught my eye.

    Ariana Lambert Smeraldo, proprietress of the Robertson Boulevard floral design studio Lily Lodge, has launched her first product line with two candles, one geranium-scented...

  • First same-sex couple to marry in L.A.: 'Today is not the end, it's the beginning'
    First same-sex couple to marry in L.A.: 'Today is not the end, it's the beginning'

    Every year around Valentine’s Day, Robin Tyler and Diane Olson went to the Beverly Hills courthouse and asked to be married. And every year they were denied.

    Instead of a marriage license, a clerk handed them a document explaining that “marriage is between a man and a woman.”

    On Friday morning,...

  • Happy hour buzz: $1 oysters at Bar10 in West Hollywood
    Happy hour buzz: $1 oysters at Bar10 in West Hollywood

    The whole idea behind Bar10, a new cocktail bar in West Hollywood, is that there are 10 cocktails on the menu, made by one of the restaurant's bartenders, or owner Daniel Cammarata. And they all cost $10.

    This is true most of the time, unless we're talking happy hour. 

    From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday...

  • After a series of embarrassing scandals, WeHo eliminates council deputies
    After a series of embarrassing scandals, WeHo eliminates council deputies

    The West Hollywood City Council has voted to eliminate a controversial deputy system that spawned high salaries, political infighting and embarrassing scandals involving allegations of office spying and sexual misconduct.

    The council voted this week to do away with its current system, in which...

  • Tasting of the Week: Nuit en Rosé at the Mondrian's Sky Bar
    Tasting of the Week: Nuit en Rosé at the Mondrian's Sky Bar

    The Sky Bar at the Mondrian Los Angeles is one of West Hollywood’s most glamorous outdoor spaces, perfect for a celebration and tasting of pink wines. La Nuit en Rosé, which launched in New York last year, is coming to Los Angeles for the first time this Sunday.

    Pierrick Bouquet (such a terrific...

  • Thousands participate in L.A. Pride Parade in West Hollywood
    Thousands participate in L.A. Pride Parade in West Hollywood

    Victoria Villalba, a 19-year-old transgender woman from Phoenix, sat on the back seat of a convertible scanning fellow participants of the L.A. Pride Parade: Boy Scouts, Episcopal priests, drag queens and leather enthusiasts.

    “There are just no words to describe the honor of being part of this...

  • Datebook: Art about ice, machines in design, the bold prints of Corita Kent
    Datebook: Art about ice, machines in design, the bold prints of Corita Kent

    The bold printed works of a peace-minded nun in Pasadena. Snow and ice in abstraction in Culver City. A show that is all about how machines affect the nature of design in West Hollywood. Plus: Menus, menus and more menus, in a historic show at the Los Angeles Public Library. Here’s what we have...

  • In West Hollywood, gay couples from China fulfill a dream: marriage
    In West Hollywood, gay couples from China fulfill a dream: marriage

    For seven Chinese gay couples, a trip to California offered something that wasn't legal at home: marriage certificates.

    The couples were among hundreds who entered a high-profile online contest offering an all-expenses-paid American dream wedding.On Tuesday, they wed at the West Hollywood Library...

  • The Assembly, a new coffeehouse, has opened in West Hollywood
    The Assembly, a new coffeehouse, has opened in West Hollywood

    West Hollywood now has a new specialty coffee shop, and it's a very pretty one at that. The Assembly had a soft opening at the end of May, brewing coffee and pulling espresso shots off its La Marzocco machine, in a compact, airy space wedged on North Robertson Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and...

  • Datebook: A master of assemblage, art and AIDS, the selfie stick in sculpture
    Datebook: A master of assemblage, art and AIDS, the selfie stick in sculpture

    The wild assemblages of a longtime Los Angeles sculptor. Art in the age of the AIDS crisis. A German painter gets his due. Selfie sticks in sculpture. Plus: video art from Mexico and Venezuela (the latter by way of Seattle) and a group show that is all about L.A. Here’s what we’ve got in the Datebook:

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  • Months after losing seat he held 30 years, John Heilman returns to WeHo council
    Months after losing seat he held 30 years, John Heilman returns to WeHo council

    John Heilman sat on West Hollywood's inaugural city council, back when the city was incorporated in 1984.

    Earlier this year, after 30 years, he walked away from his seat after losing an election.

    That lasted a grand total of three months.

    On Tuesday, Heilman was reelected to the West Hollywood...

  • Brooklyn Bagel lives, though the building is closed
    Brooklyn Bagel lives, though the building is closed

    Vanik Elchibegian, the owner of Brooklyn Bagel, often praised as the best bagel bakery in Southern California, had a Memorial Day he’ll never forget.

    An exterior brick wall at his Beverly Boulevard bakery and retail store cracked, threatening to collapse. That forced him to evacuate the building,...

  • U2's longtime tour manager found dead in West Hollywood hotel
    U2's longtime tour manager found dead in West Hollywood hotel

    U2’s longtime tour manager was found dead early Wednesday in a West Hollywood hotel room just hours after the band opened its five-night stand at the Forum.

    Dennis Sheehan, 68, was found dead in his room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel after deputies responded to reports of a person not breathing,...

  • West Hollywood City Council aide sues city, alleging retaliation
    West Hollywood City Council aide sues city, alleging retaliation

    An aide to West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran has sued the city and his boss, alleging his boss sexually harassed him and that he was wrongfully punished for being a “whistleblower.”

    In a 69-page civil suit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Ian Owens said the city retaliated...

  • 1 killed in West Hollywood 3-alarm fire
    1 killed in West Hollywood 3-alarm fire

    A homeless man died early Thursday after being pulled from a three-alarm fire inside an abandoned building in West Hollywood.

    Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the 9000 block of West Santa Monica Boulevard just before midnight when someone reported seeing smoke and flames shooting...

  • Gallery Report: Stitched paintings, a shattered mural, hidden heads
    Gallery Report: Stitched paintings, a shattered mural, hidden heads

    It's a good time to be trotting around Los Angeles. looking at art. A short tour Saturday through Culver City — with one stop in West Hollywood — turned up some wild abstractions, naughty stitched collages, a funny video that plays on female beauty tropes and a stirring mural shattered into 43...

  • Bret Michaels packs up his guitars and bandannas
    Bret Michaels packs up his guitars and bandannas

    Singer-songwriter Bret Michaels has listed his place in a gated Calabasas community for $3.649 million.

    Although the 6,797 square feet of light and bright interiors come across as a family home rather than a hangout for a rock star, the accents include guitars, a grand piano and religious iconography....

  • 10,000 gallons of water flood West Hollywood after main pipe breaks
    10,000 gallons of water flood West Hollywood after main pipe breaks

    A road in West Hollywood remained closed early Monday while crews patched up a water main break, the latest rupture in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s aging infrastructure.

    The 12-inch main ruptured before 5 a.m. and gushed water down the 1200 block of North Formosa Avenue near...

  • West Hollywood man dies in hang-gliding accident

    A West Hollywood man died Saturday evening when his hang glider crashed into a ravine below a popular launch site in Sylmar, officials said.

    Markus Michael Albert Schaedler, 59, was reported missing by other hang gliders around 6:20 p.m. Saturday when he failed to meet them at a rally point after...

  • Sean Penn will be making a move in Malibu
    Sean Penn will be making a move in Malibu

    Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn has listed his retreat in Malibu for sale at $6.55 million.

    The gated single-story ranch-style home, built in 1960, is laid out in a U-shape with courtyard space suited to entertaining. A detached guesthouse shares the 1.4-acre site.

    Beyond the double doors...

  • Where to get a prix-fixe dinner for $25 or less, including Pizzeria Mozza
    Where to get a prix-fixe dinner for $25 or less, including Pizzeria Mozza

    Keeping up with the booming restaurant scene in Los Angeles is hard work. It's growing faster than your 6-foot-4 cousin on a growth spurt. And it's expensive.

    Not to fret, that's what Sunday suppers and prix-fixe dinners are for. Here are some restaurants with multi-course menus for $25 or less. 

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  • Cocaine, meth blamed in ex-centerfold's death in West Hollywood

    Dirk Shafer, the former Playgirl model whose experiences as a closeted gay man became the subject of the mock documentary “Man of the Year,” had toxic levels of cocaine and methamphetamine in his body that caused his death last month, authorities said Wednesday.

    Shafer, 52, also had hypertensive...

  • David Cooley's Abbey is also his castle
    David Cooley's Abbey is also his castle

    Ohio native David Cooley opened the Abbey in 1991 as a gay coffee and pastry shop. The West Hollywood landmark has evolved into an iconic gay bar that Cooley has no qualms about using as a platform to support his beliefs. His security guards for a while carried head shots of the anti-gay politicians...

  • Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas ready to part with marital home
    Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas ready to part with marital home

    Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have listed their marital home in Hancock Park for sale at $16.1 million.

    They created the 1.5-acre estate, which centers on a 1925 mansion designed by Hoover Dam architect Gordon B. Kaufmann, by combining two properties.

    The Italian Revival-style home features...

  • Can't wait for Apple Watch? The time is now, but only at Melrose boutique
    Can't wait for Apple Watch? The time is now, but only at Melrose boutique

    If you had to have an Apple Watch on Friday, a West Hollywood boutique was the only place in the U.S. to get one.

    About 150 Apple Watch early adopters lined up overnight to be first in the door at Maxfield on trendy Melrose Avenue. Second in line was Brandon Robinson, 31, who said he arrived at...

  • L.A. County assessor sends urgent plea for help with campaign debt
    L.A. County assessor sends urgent plea for help with campaign debt

    Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang sent out a plea to his supporters Monday to help him pay down $50,000 in debt left over from his campaign last year.

    It is not uncommon for candidates to end up with unpaid debts after election day, but Prang's message struck an unusually desperate tone in...

  • A heady new leaf for these budding pot entrepreneurs
    A heady new leaf for these budding pot entrepreneurs

    The shimmery organza gift bags contained samples of face cream, salves and scrubs, a green marijuana-leaf label on each dainty jar.

    Pot was the theme of the recent West Hollywood ladies' meet-and-greet, advertised as a monthly "cannabis networking event." It was held under the auspices of Women...

  • At the Roxy: RockSweat Fitness, where spotlight is on a workout class
    At the Roxy: RockSweat Fitness, where spotlight is on a workout class

    It's not even 9 a.m. on a Saturday and I'm outside the Roxy music club on Sunset Boulevard. It feels a bit like one of those parallel universe moments, as I move toward the dance floor with dozens of other people in their workout clothes. Evan Harrison, a music industry veteran, and his wife, fitness...

  • Datebook: Experimental photography, stitched portraits, night of stories
    Datebook: Experimental photography, stitched portraits, night of stories

    A night of live storytelling, pictures that play with the act of picture-making, a children’s story reinvented, and stitched pieces that evoke innocent childhood games as well as sin. Plus: a longtime L.A. gallerist unveils her new space downtown, 100 walkers take to West Hollywood, and Moby talks...

  • Tax Day 2015: Where to get $1 cocktails, plus more drink specials
    Tax Day 2015: Where to get $1 cocktails, plus more drink specials

    Today is Tax Day. Chances are, you've either got a refund burning a hole in your pocket or you just wrote a big check to Uncle Sam. Either way, a stiff drink could do you some good. 

    Here are some restaurants and bars offering Tax Day specials, including seven bars from the 1933 Group, offering...

  • Tinder adds ability to show off Instagram photos to potential matches
    Tinder adds ability to show off Instagram photos to potential matches

    To put your photo on dating app Tinder, you have to pull it from your Facebook profile. But many users have wanted to share more photos.

    Beginning Wednesday, Tinder users can also show off the 34 most recent photos from their Instagram accounts to potential matches.

    The new feature underscores...

  • Coachella tickets? $399. This festival-appropriate T-shirt? $540
    Coachella tickets? $399. This festival-appropriate T-shirt? $540

    Until the recent spate of cooler weather, the idea of wearing a super-soft cashmere T-shirt into the Sonoran Desert would have been a nonstarter. But, as of right now, a collaborative capsule from the Elder Statesman and the Webster boutique in Miami sort of makes sense to us.

    L.A.-based cashmere...

  • London West Hollywood adds Vivienne Westwood-designed mega-penthouse
    London West Hollywood adds Vivienne Westwood-designed mega-penthouse

    Vivienne Westwood, the doyenne of British punk fashion, has partnered with the London West Hollywood to create what’s being called the largest hotel suite in Los Angeles.

    The London’s 11,000-square-foot penthouse, scheduled for completion May 18, includes a full kitchen, marble bathrooms and exclusive...

  • JustFab wants to be the next H&M
    JustFab wants to be the next H&M

    Actresses Aubrey Plaza, Peyton List and Jamie Chung; singer Katharine McPhee; dancer Karina Smirnoff and E! Entertainment television host Maria Menounos were among the guests who turned out at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood on Wednesday to fete El Segundo-based JustFab’s expansion into the...

  • About 3,000 Edison customers in West Hollywood lose power due to wind

    About 3,000 customers in West Hollywood lost power Tuesday night due to high winds in the area, officials said.

    The outage occurred about 8:40 p.m, according to Southern California Edison. There was no specific reason given for the outage, such as downed lines or a tree falling onto lines.

    Power...

  • Easter brunch dining guide, and a Spago Passover seder
    Easter brunch dining guide, and a Spago Passover seder

    Somehow New Year's Eve turned into Valentine's Day, and St. Patrick's Day was a fleeting blur of green. Now it's almost Easter. It's time for Peeps, Cadbury eggs, egg hunts and Easter brunch plans. Here are some restaurants around town with Easter brunch specials. 

    Abigaile: The Hermosa Beach restaurant...

  • Ib Melchior dies at 97; sci-fi filmmaker reset classic tales in space
    Ib Melchior dies at 97; sci-fi filmmaker reset classic tales in space

    Writer and director Ib Melchior, known for his work on 1950s and '60s science fiction films such as "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" and "The Angry Red Planet," died March 14 at his home in West Hollywood. He was 97.

    Melchior had been in declining health and died of natural causes, said his manager, Judy...

  • Datebook: Abstraction and architecture, African American photographers
    Datebook: Abstraction and architecture, African American photographers

    Art that toys with the mechanics of the art market, multimedia works that touch on abstraction and architecture, images by African American photographers from L.A., and a solo show that pays cheeky homage to a Robert Altman film. Plus, six works by six Los Angeles artists and an opportunity to...

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