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L.A. councilman wants answers after 'horrifying' waste washes ashore

Weeks after a sordid tide of tampon applicators, syringes and other waste washed ashore from the Santa Monica Bay, a Los Angeles city councilman says he wants answers.The filth forced the closure of Dockweiler State Beach  and other nearby beaches for several days in September as cleanup crews...

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  • Beefsteak Sundays, Chop Daddy's in Culver City, $2 hot cocoa

    Beefsteak Sundays, Chop Daddy's in Culver City, $2 hot cocoa

    Beginning Sunday at Bacari PDR and Jan. 25 at Bacaro L.A., both restaurants will offer a "beefsteak Sundays" dinner special. The special takes place Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m. and includes all-you-can-eat grilled hanger steak, oven-roasted potatoes, onion rings and toasted baguette for $35. Dinner...

  • Scouting report: Uni garlic bread, lobster rolls at Playa Provisions' Dockside

    Scouting report: Uni garlic bread, lobster rolls at Playa Provisions' Dockside

      Chef: "Top Chef" runner-up Brooke Williamson and her husband and partner Nick Roberts. The two also own Hudson House and the Tripel.  Concept: Four different concepts in one space, just off the water in Playa del Rey. In the front you can pick up sandwiches and salads at the King Beach before...

  • Gadarene Swine by Phillip Lee open soon, Bacari PDR, the Anchor Venice now open

    Gadarene Swine by Phillip Lee open soon, Bacari PDR, the Anchor Venice now open

    The Gadarene Swine, chef Phillip Lee's (Scratch Bar) second Los Angeles restaurant will open Tuesday in Studio City. The menu is strictly vegan and includes kale and maitake chips, crispy yucca, roasted mushrooms with burnt sweet potato, shaved vegetable salad and more. You can also order a chef's...

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  • Home of the Day: Ocean-view pad in Playa del Rey for $1.579 million
    Home of the Day: Ocean-view pad in Playa del Rey for $1.579 million

    This ocean-facing residence sits near the mouth of Ballona Creek in Playa del Rey, where the median sale price for single-family homes was $1.252 million in October. Plank hardwood flooring and sliding glass doors are a common theme throughout the open-space floor plan, which includes a chef's...

  • Home of the Day: Ocean-view pad in Playa del Rey
    Home of the Day: Ocean-view pad in Playa del Rey

    The updated beach home in Playa del Rey pairs soft interiors with a pair of ocean-facing decks.

  • Scouting report: Uni garlic bread, lobster rolls at Playa Provisions' Dockside
    Scouting report: Uni garlic bread, lobster rolls at Playa Provisions' Dockside

     

    Chef: "Top Chef" runner-up Brooke Williamson and her husband and partner Nick Roberts. The two also own Hudson House and the Tripel. 

    Concept: Four different concepts in one space, just off the water in Playa del Rey. In the front you can pick up sandwiches and salads at the King Beach before...

  • Tamera Mowry finds a spot near the airport
    Tamera Mowry finds a spot near the airport

    Tamera Mowry, a co-hostess on “The Real” talk show, and her husband, journalist Adam Housley, have spent $1.425 million on a spot in Playa del Rey – and by spot we mean vacant lot.

    Yes, that’s the high cost of real estate in the airport-close beach city, long popular with sports stars and owners...

  • Gadarene Swine by Phillip Lee open soon, Bacari PDR, the Anchor Venice now open
    Gadarene Swine by Phillip Lee open soon, Bacari PDR, the Anchor Venice now open

    The Gadarene Swine, chef Phillip Lee's (Scratch Bar) second Los Angeles restaurant will open Tuesday in Studio City. The menu is strictly vegan and includes kale and maitake chips, crispy yucca, roasted mushrooms with burnt sweet potato, shaved vegetable salad and more. You can also order a chef's...

  • Lightning hits California beach; 1 dead, several hurt
    Lightning hits California beach; 1 dead, several hurt

    One man was killed and at least eight others were hurt when lightning from a rare band of summer thunderstorms struck Venice Beach on Sunday afternoon.

    The unidentified man in his 20s died after he was transported from Venice Beach to Marina Del Rey Hospital for treatment.

    A second man struck by...

  • Venice Beach hit by at least 4 lightning strikes; 1 dead, others hurt
    Venice Beach hit by at least 4 lightning strikes; 1 dead, others hurt

    One man was killed and at least eight others were hurt when lightning from a rare band of summer thunderstorms struck Venice Beach on Sunday afternoon.

    The unidentified man in his 20s died after he was transported from Venice Beach to Marina Del Rey Hospital for treatment.

    A second man struck by...

  • At least 9 people hit by lightning on L.A. beaches
    At least 9 people hit by lightning on L.A. beaches

    One man was killed and at least eight others were hurt when lightning from a rare band of summer thunderstorms struck Venice Beach in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.

    The unidentified man in his 20s died after he was transported from Venice Beach to Marina Del Rey Hospital for treatment. 

    A second...

  • Outdoor dining standouts for those pleasant summer nights
    Outdoor dining standouts for those pleasant summer nights

    Just can't get enough outdoor dining in. Who wants to sit inside on these long summer nights? Or even at brunch? For those who are connoisseurs of eating outside, here are three more spots with not only a covetable patio but also covetable food from notable Los Angeles chefs. You can go comfort,...

  • Burbank 10-11 softball continues to pound competition

    Softball: After blitzing Tehachapi in section tournament, District 16 champs hammer Westchester Del Ray, 9-2, in division opener.

  • Sommelier not required? The new WineGlass app could be a game changer
    Sommelier not required? The new WineGlass app could be a game changer

    A new iPhone app called WineGlass is poised to change the way wine drinkers order wine in restaurants. Partnering with CellarTracker, the online database of wine prices and opinions, WineGlass helps both the clueless and the semi-knowledgeable pick an appropriate wine.

    No more calling a hotline...

  • Openings: Playa Provisions, Ball & Chain, Asian Box and more
    Openings: Playa Provisions, Ball & Chain, Asian Box and more

    Restaurant openings this week include a meatball-and-beer hall on Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood and the first half of a four-in-one concept called Playa Provisions (so right now it's just two-in-one). Asian Box — the Northern California-based fast-casual Asian-food competitor to ShopHouse Southeast...

  • Orlando Bloom drops house with a past in Hollywood Hills West
    Orlando Bloom drops house with a past in Hollywood Hills West

    Orlando Bloom has sold a house in Hollywood Hills West for $3.9 million.

    Set behind a tall wooden gate on three-quarters of an acre, the 1940s house has a black exterior and is surrounded by ferns and lush landscaping.

    The Outpost Estates-area ranch home was the target of the so-called Bling Ring...

  • Jerry Buss' Laker-logo villa sells in Playa del Rey for $5.1 million
    Jerry Buss' Laker-logo villa sells in Playa del Rey for $5.1 million

    Jerry Buss’ show-stopping mansion in Playa del Rey has sold for $5.1 million.

    The custom Italian-style villa was built in 1998 by the late Los Angeles Lakers owner and billionaire, and it shows. Lakers logos are incorporated in the home’s stained-glass double-door entry, which opens to a rotunda.

    ...

  • Man charged with attempted arson in Playa del Rey gas leak
    Man charged with attempted arson in Playa del Rey gas leak

    A 22-year-old man was charged Thursday with four felony counts, including attempted arson and grand theft auto, related to a natural gas leak earlier this week at a storage facility in Playa del Rey.

    James Viramonte Cogley of the west Los Angeles area pleaded not guilty to one count each of attempted...

  • Playa del Rey gas leak caused by contractor's truck, utility says
    Playa del Rey gas leak caused by contractor's truck, utility says

    A natural gas leak in Playa del Rey on Monday was caused by a contractor's truck that drove over a well's protective cover, damaging a small valve, a spokeswoman for Southern California Gas Co. said.

    The incident occurred around 1 a.m., with the release of pressure causing a “loud screeching noise,” said...

  • Vandalism may have caused natural gas leak in Playa del Rey
    Vandalism may have caused natural gas leak in Playa del Rey

    A natural gas leak Monday at a storage facility in Playa del Rey may have been caused by vandals, authorities said.

    The leak was reported around 12:30 a.m. at a natural gas storage well at 8100 Falmouth Ave., Southern California Gas Co. spokeswoman Trisha Nuse told KTLA-TV.

    Hazmat crews with the...

  • Architect Kevin Tsai reimagines his dream house for another family
    Architect Kevin Tsai reimagines his dream house for another family

    In 2008, architect Kevin Tsai was working for Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects when he stumbled on a rare empty lot in Playa del Rey.

    He bought the property with an eye to the future and proceeded to design a modest, modern home for himself, his wife and their two children.

    “It was a dream house for...

  • It's tipoff time for the sale of Jerry Buss' home
    It's tipoff time for the sale of Jerry Buss' home

    The late Lakers owner's custom Italian-style villa in Playa del Rey goes on the market at $5.95 million.

  • Hot Property | Jerry Buss
    Hot Property | Jerry Buss

    The Playa del Rey home of the late Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss was listed at $5.95 million.

  • Jerry Buss' Playa del Rey mansion lists at $5.95 million
    Jerry Buss' Playa del Rey mansion lists at $5.95 million

    Jerry Buss’ Playa del Rey mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million.

    The late Los Angeles Lakers owner had the Italian-style villa custom built in 1998. The hilltop estate features slam-dunk views of the ocean, marina and cityscape.

    Lakers logos adorn the stained-glass double-door entry....

  • Female janitor beaten at Dockweiler Beach, LAPD says
    Female janitor beaten at Dockweiler Beach, LAPD says

    A female janitor cleaning a bathroom at Dockweiler State Beach was punched and kicked in the face by several suspects, police said Monday evening.

    The attack occurred around 4:30 p.m. when she was punched in the face and fell to the ground, police said.

    Another man and at least one woman held the...

  • Study shows LAX does not exceed air pollution standards
    Study shows LAX does not exceed air pollution standards

    Los Angeles International Airport is a focal point of air pollution in Los Angeles County, but the emissions from aircraft and motor vehicles do not exceed state and federal standards, according to a groundbreaking study released Tuesday.

    The $5.1-million effort -- the first of its kind done at...

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