This 105-year-old Craftsman compound with ties to the Venice music scene in the 1940s recently sold for about $2.56 million.
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This 105-year-old Craftsman compound with ties to the Venice music scene in the 1940s recently sold for about $2.56 million.
After 18 years, Raphael Lunetta has decided to close JiRaffe, the French bistro in Santa Monica he founded with then-partner Josiah Citrin.
In sunny Southern California, nothing says the holidays like a new superfood cafe. Beaming, an organic, superfood cafe from San Diego, is opening locations in Brentwood on Monday, and in Santa Monica on Dec. 15. The cafe is known for its cold pressed juices, superfood smoothies and...
Each November, on the third Thursday of the month, the French giddily celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. That’s when the fresh, fruity Gamay from the new vintage is rushed from the vineyards into shops and wine bars in Paris and elsewhere across France. On that day, it’s almost...
The UCLA undergraduate student government has voted to support a measure that urges the UC system to sell off stock in companies that do business with the Israeli military and profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.
A new pedestrian bridge by architect Michael Maltzan that crosses the courtyard of the Hammer Museum will open early next year, officials said Wednesday, and will connect the most trafficked galleries to those that new visitors are most likely to miss.
This updated Midcentury Modern residence, with warming hardwoods and paneled glass, sits among a collection of pedigreed homes in the Crestwood Hills section of Brentwood. Designed with indoor-outdoor living in mind, living spaces such as the step-down lounge and wet bar flow freely onto the...
Designed for indoor-outdoor living, bedrooms and main living spaces flow freely onto the landscaped grounds through paneled glass doors.
Dick Cavett, the veteran talk show host, will play himself in the Los Angeles premiere of a play based on the long-running feud between Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy. "Hellman v. McCarthy" by Brian Richard Mori will run Feb. 6 to 28 at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills.
An enthralling lawlessness reigns in Dasha Shishkin's world. Body parts distend and multiply, leapfrogging over boundaries of gender and species. Space collapses into prismatic fluidity, and scale is a free-for-all.
Here's a way to see Hollywood stars on the red carpet during the Golden Globe Awards: Reserve a room at the Beverly Hilton, which has hosted the event for more than four decades. The Beverly Hills hotel offers a room for two nights and reserved red carpet bleacher seats starting at $3,100.
The J. Paul Getty Museum’s newest acquisition, an 1881 Édouard Manet painting for which the museum paid more than $65 million, will go on view on Nov. 25.
This re-imagined contemporary in the heart of Venice pairs an unbridled floor plan with a pair of entertainer’s decks. Designs by Venice-based firm BLOK include freestanding soaking tubs, polished concrete flooring and wall fireplaces. Set behind wood paneling, a private rooftop deck...
A pair of entertainer's decks and a rooftop patio are among the features at this contemporary residence in Venice.
Master art printer Richard Duardo, who was a pivotal figure in the Chicano art community in Los Angeles, died Tuesday at home in Los Angeles. He was 62.
TV producer and writer Glen Larson, who was behind a string of hit series in the 1970s and '80s, including "Magnum, P.I.," "Knight Rider," "Quincy M.E." and the original "Battlestar Galactica," died Friday at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. He was 77.
Santa Monica hosted its MidVike Madness on Saturday night. There was a D.J., loud music, flashing lights, the unveiling of a new luxury suite, competitions for students. It was a nice gathering, but the most important news was seeing standout guard New Williams dunking during a shooting...
Former UCLA athletic director Peter Dalis, who guided the department for 19 years with unprecedented success, died Saturday at his home in Pacific Palisades. He was 76.
Countering critics in the advertising industry, Snapchat’s chief executive said that the first two ads on the content-sharing app have been very effective.
UCLA and USC students have been pulling pranks on each other for what seems like forever. UCLA dumped manure from a helicopter on the USC campus more than a half-century ago, and USC fans set 20,000 crickets free in a UCLA library. But for the last 30 years, the primary targets of the...
Hank Azaria, a longtime voice on “The Simpsons,” has listed a house in the Beverly Crest area at $3.5 million.
Virgin Galactic’s chief executive told a Culver City crowd Thursday night that the company would continue its quest to send tourists to space despitethe fatal crash of its SpaceShipTwo two weeks ago.
Striking street images from the Prague Spring, the surreal virtual worlds generated by an artist and his mother, photography that blurs the line between fact and fiction, and a talk by a prominent Guatemalan performance artist on art in our heady political age. There’s lots going on in...
Long before “Orange is the New Black,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and even the groundbreaking “Will and Grace,” lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people appeared on television in subtle and not-so-subtle ways.
This south-facing penthouse in the Marina del Rey Arts District offers the raw live-work essentials: an unbridled floor plan with polished concrete floors, exposed ductwork and metal beams. A paneled wall of glass off the main living area slides to reveal a private patio and sweeping views of...
Polished concrete floors and exposed ductwork lend to the industrial vibe of this penthouse-loft in the Marina del Rey Arts District.
The estate of a bus bench advertising executive and his wife is giving $50 million to UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, officials announced Thursday.
Top teams have returned to the Beverly Hills tournament, making it one of the strongest fields in years.
The man sought in connection with stealing at least 55 laptops from a UCLA library has been arrested, officials announced Wednesday.
A shingled façade with crisp white trim lends a distinguished look to this Cape Cod-inspired residence, set behind gates on a desirable lot of more than an acre in Beverly Hills. Double-height ceilings pair with tall windows to flood the interiors with natural light while most rooms...
The Cape Cod-inspired estate sits on more than an acre in Beverly Hills with a pool, a spa and an outdoor fireplace.
Water polo: Bulldogs hold off host Culver City, 11-10, will play No. 2 Cerritos on Thursday for first-round road contest.
More than 50 Apple laptop computers were stolen over the weekend from a library equipment room at UCLA.
As the rest of the world remembered the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall over the weekend, the Wende Museum in Culver City broke ground for the renovation and expansion of the former National Guard Armory on Culver Boulevard, its new home.
This is not the end of the Culver City bistro Waterloo & City, which will be closing at the end of 2014 after 4 1/2 years. Chef Brendan Collins says that he and his business partner Carolos Tomazos will be opening their popular restaurant again — but in a much smaller location. In...
Volleyball: Nitros hold off Crossroads, 3-2, for first postseason victory in at least a decade.
As far as musicals go, "Eureka and the Biomass Man" revolves around a pretty unusual topic: a love story between a custodian named Eureka and a large blob of synthetic biological materials known as Biomass Man. There is singing and music and a 7-foot blob puppet. And it's all part of a...
A man found dead inside an elevator shaft at a Beverly Hills apartment complex has been identified as a 31-year-old repairman.
The iconic West Hollywood steak-and-lobster joint, Palm Restaurant, is making its Beverly Hills debut after closing earlier this year. The new location on Canon Drive is now open, located just down the street from Bouchon.
A man believed to have been a repairman was found dead Thursday inside a Beverly Hills apartment elevator shaft, authorities said.
Photographers who documented landscape, street scenes and the San Fernando Valley’s pornography industry, plus an exhibition that brings together L.A. and Latin America, abstractions made with books, and a show about the artistic interventions of an Italian architect. Also, a 1976 work of...
Gov. Jerry Brown played down concerns Thursday about Republicans killing the state’s $68-billion bullet train, saying that “they’re going to join the chorus” in support of high-speed rail once construction around Fresno and Bakersfield gains momentum.
University of California administrators went on an offensive Thursday to sell their proposal to raise tuition by as much as 5% in each of the next five years but faced opposition from Gov. Jerry Brown, legislative leaders and student activists.
A gated 25-acre estate in Beverly Hills has come on the market at $195 million, making it the most expensive home to be publicly listed for sale in the U.S.
Los Angeles County lifeguards have already rescued more people in 2014 than they have in any single year in the department’s history, officials said Thursday.
The Traditional-style residence, on more than half an acre in Brentwood, features formal entertaining spaces, a putting green and a caretaker's cottage.
Fans of Gjelina and Gjelina Take Away (GTA) have been waiting for Gjusta, the bakery from the same folks, for a long time. After many delays and recurrent dreams of pastries, rye bread and smoked fish, chef-owner Travis Lett and his team opened Gjusta on Oct. 29 in Venice. That sound you...
For the first time in four years, UC leaders are proposing tuition increases — as much as 5% in each of the next five years — to help cover rising costs and to expand the enrollment of California students.
The J. Paul Getty Museum paid more than $65 million for an Édouard Manet painting at auction Wednesday evening in New York, shattering the record price for the French artist's work and acquiring what the museum said would be one of the top five paintings in its collection.
The election of former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday cheered union activists and worried fiscal conservatives. Both sides view her victory as a watershed that could create a pro-labor majority likely to expand hiring and consider pay and...
'Tis the season to power through wine tastings and festivals and to savor special dinners that pair a menu with the wines of a single producer. Here's a small collection of events coming up soon that might be fun -- and worth your attention.
By foot is the preferred mode of transportation in the neighborhood around this contemporary residence, which sits among a tightknit collection of homes in the desirable walk streets section of Venice. Clad in rich hardwoods, the three-level floor plan counts a wine cellar built into the...
The three-story contemporary, found in the desirable walk streets section of Venice, features a wine cellar and an indoor-outdoor media room.
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) has beat gang prosecutor Elan S. Carr, a Beverly Hills Republican, in the race to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), who is retiring after 40 years in Congress.
A 16-year-old was struck by at least one vehicle and killed while crossing a street in Palms on Tuesday, police said.
Palisades Charter High School was temporarily evacuated on election day after receiving a bomb threat on social media, forcing the on-campus polling station to close as officials investigated the scene.
A Brentwood property that was briefly home to novelist-screenwriter Raymond Chandler has sold for $2.535 million – nearly 6% above the asking price of $2.395 million.
Polling stations across California open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for voting in statewide and local races. Voters in Los Angeles County will decide who replaces longtime Westside Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and determine the next sheriff and assessor.
The updated East Coast Traditional features large entertainer's spaces and soft interiors with plenty of room to move around.
In the mid-1970s, Lee Mullican (1919-98) stripped his paintings down to three elements: color, line and texture. At Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 10 of these oils on canvas hum with a kind of quiet dynamism that is simultaneously raw and refined.
Kye's, a new fast-casual restaurant opening Wednesday in Santa Monica, plans to serve super-food burritos.
James Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is back in the fray over whether antiquities and other prized artifacts from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cradles of Western civilization should remain in museum collections in America, Great Britain and other major collector nations or be...
Of all the teams competing for a league championship in the City Section on Friday, probably the most unlikely is Venice.
On a recent afternoon at Gucci's newly remodeled Rodeo Drive flagship, creative director Frida Giannini is looking very at home in L.A.
Football: Vaqueros rush for 371 yards, ground high-flying Wildcats passing attack.
The faculty of UCLA’s largest academic unit voted by a narrow margin to require future undergraduates to take a course on ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity. The move came after three previous efforts had failed.
Robert Rauschenberg gets heavy metal at Gagosian, Tony Berlant takes to tin at L.A. Louver and Michelle Andrade opens up a show of her notebook drawings at Charlie James. Plus, there’s outdoor sculptural installations and giant wall paintings of dots. Here’s what happening in our...
Whether it's Indian achaar or Japanese nukazuke, pickles of all varieties are featured on menus around the city, and not just as side dishes. What was once used as a necessary form of preservation is now a way for chefs to playfully showcase their seasonal ingredients.
Author and philanthropist Pat Montandon has listed her home in Beverly Hills at $3.299 million.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a vision statement for Marina del Rey this week, with officials saying they hope to better guide the neighborhood’s development in coming years.
A tennis court estate that was home to Kobe Bryant during his early years with the Los Angeles Lakers is on the market in Pacific Palisades for $12.88 million.
It’s the beginning of November and Italophiles know exactly what that means: white truffles. And Los Angeles chefs are celebrating the season with elaborate and accomplished truffle dishes and menus.
Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's latest criminal charge could get him 30 years to life in prison if he's convicted in a case involving the theft of a woman's camera in Beverly Hills, prosecutors said.
The 11,249-square-foot residence, with a tennis court and ocean views, was owned by the Lakers star for nearly a decade and later updated by its current owner.
The housing shortage in Los Angeles – possibly the most severe since the end of World War II – is linked to a low minimum wage and a host of other economic issues in the city, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The first U.S. outpost of London-based, minimalist-meets-cheap chic brand COS opens Thursday at noon in Beverly Hills, in the Beverly Drive space formerly occupied by Banana Republic.
A decades long tradition continues as the Contemporary Crafts Market sets up shop in Pasadena this weekend.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given $100,000 to a group supporting Bobby Shriver's bid to replace retiring Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the latest in a flurry of late contributions.
Chris Bosh may not have given a discount to return to Miami this summer, but the nine-time NBA All-Star is willing to take less money for his mansion-estate in Pacific Palisades.
Bosh's mansion, on 1.45 acres in Pacific Palisades, includes a home theater, a gourmet kitchen and large formal living spaces in about 10,000 square feet.
Imagine a louche Weimar-era universe of crowded salons stuffed with nude ladies deep in conversation. Now imagine that universe as a comic book drawn by German expressionist Otto Dix, a man for whom no scenario was too strange, no color too brilliant.
Screenwriter Holly Goldberg Sloan and her husband, writer-director Gary Rosen, have listed a Santa Monica house for lease at $27,000 a month.
Morgans Hotel Group and Vice Munchies are launching a new dinner party series called "Dinner Party" that will feature different chefs in cities around the country. Pok Pok's Andy Ricker will cook the first dinner Nov. 12 at the Mondrian Los Angeles. The theme for the series is "exchange...
An exercise in form and flexibility, a curving decorative wall and a chef’s kitchen divide the open floor plan inside this contemporary residence in the Sunset Park area of Santa Monica. Hidden behind tall privacy hedges, landscaped grounds center on a deck and outdoor fire pit set beside...
The contemporary compound in Santa Monica features a flexible floor plan with interiors by Sally Trout and a backyard oasis with a lap pool.
With Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who’ve been most active in pushing for government funding for cultural venues, about to step down due to term limits, board holdover Mark Ridley-Thomas is getting into the arts-venue...