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The Lonzo Ball-Jordin Canada point guard days at UCLA

Take a look at the photo above. No college in America is going to have two point guards quite like freshman Lonzo Ball and junior Jordin Canada. Both are now at UCLA and they're L.A. natives who learned how to run teams by being unselfish. Ball is from Chino Hills. Canada is from L.A. Windward....

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  • Late-night dining survival guide: 11 places to eat after last call

    Late-night dining survival guide: 11 places to eat after last call

    Eating after you've had a drink or two is one the finer pleasures in life. That is, after all, why before-dinner cocktails were invented and why so many restaurants direct you to the bar before you're seated. And while a five-course dinner is perfectly lovely after an aperitif, let us also consider...

  • Bryan Podgorski brings beets and Thomas Keller's influence to Tanzy

    Bryan Podgorski brings beets and Thomas Keller's influence to Tanzy

    Bryan Podgorski is the chef at Tanzy, a new Italian restaurant in Westwood with outlets in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Boca Raton, Fla. He started his culinary career by making pasta at a small restaurant in Northern California more than two decades ago. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu College...

  • Chef of the moment: Anthony Carron of 800 Degrees proudly wields his tongs

    Chef of the moment: Anthony Carron of 800 Degrees proudly wields his tongs

    Anthony Carron is the chef and co-creator of 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, the Los Angeles-based build-your-own pizza chain. Before slinging pies, Carron started as a prep cook in a cafe in St. Paul, Minn., and eventually purchased and reinvented the 40-year-old Olivette Diner in St. Louis....

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    Moby buys a house that's already in his neighborhood

    Electronic-music pioneer, Silver Lake vegan restaurant owner and trophy-home connoisseur: Moby has added another home to his real estate collection, purchasing a property in the Oaks area of Los Feliz for $3.4 million.

    This is hardly Moby's first venture into the eclectic L.A. neighborhood. Two...

  • Laraine Newman parts with Westwood home from her 'Saturday Night Live' days
    Laraine Newman parts with Westwood home from her 'Saturday Night Live' days

    Laraine Newman, the “Saturday Night Live” veteran, has sold her longtime home in Westwood for $2.35 million.

    Perched on a rise, the Spanish-style house retains its 1930s roots.  Arched doorways, period fixtures and tilework infuse the 3,108-square-foot home with character.

    The living room features...

  • Derek DelGaudio, Frank Oz and Mark Mothersbaugh join forces for a new show at the Geffen
    Derek DelGaudio, Frank Oz and Mark Mothersbaugh join forces for a new show at the Geffen

    Renowned magician and performance artist Derek DelGaudio, puppeteer and film director Frank Oz and Devo frontman and composer Mark Mothersbaugh will bring an illusion-fueled show to the Geffen Playhouse beginning May 3, the theater is expected to announce Wednesday.

    DelGaudio, a skilled conjurer...

  • UCLA unveils campus monument to Jackie Robinson
    UCLA unveils campus monument to Jackie Robinson

    UCLA on Saturday unveiled a monument to Jackie Robinson on its Westwood campus.

    Robinson starred at UCLA in football, basketball, baseball and track from 1939 to 1941. He would go on to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball by becoming the first African American to play in the big leagues...

  • With swagger and style, Jose Montoya's drawings at the Fowler document Mexican American life
    With swagger and style, Jose Montoya's drawings at the Fowler document Mexican American life

    When the artist, poet, activist and educator José Montoya died in 2013, he left a treasure trove of drawings in his Sacramento studio. The sketches — some 4,000 of them, accumulated over more than half a century of travels around California and beyond — were created on just about any material the...

  • In her series 'Make 'Em All Mexican,' artist Linda Vallejo imagines #OscarsSoBrown
    In her series 'Make 'Em All Mexican,' artist Linda Vallejo imagines #OscarsSoBrown

    This may be the moment of #OscarsSoWhite, but one Los Angeles artist prefers to imagine it as the year of #OscarsSoBrown.

    Since 2011, Linda Vallejo has transformed found bits of Americana -- a Bob’s Big Boy statue or figurines of Elvis and Gary Cooper from “High Noon” -- into more Mexican-ized...

  • Datebook: The art of an influential school, video dystopia, the drawings of a Chicano activist
    Datebook: The art of an influential school, video dystopia, the drawings of a Chicano activist

    The art and artists of the highly influential Black Mountain College. A video that explores a dystopian movement farm. And the prolific drawings output of a beloved poet and icon. Plus: The art of Ayotzinapa protests, a show about plans and art that is inspired by outsourcing. Here are six shows...

  • Southern California endures record-breaking heat for a third day
    Southern California endures record-breaking heat for a third day

    It happened again: For the third day in a row Wednesday, Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California endured record-breaking temperatures.Although the calendar says February, residents of L.A., Camarillo and Oxnard all sweated through summer-like conditions as temperatures climbed well into...

  • UC lecturers would get pay boost, earlier mentoring under tentative contract agreement
    UC lecturers would get pay boost, earlier mentoring under tentative contract agreement

    University of California lecturers would receive a pay boost, earlier job reviews and special funds that can be used for retirement under a tentative four-year contract agreement, UC and union officials announced Monday.

    Ratification votes will take place at the system's 10 campuses over the next...

  • After Iran deal, imported Persian rugs reach the U.S.
    After Iran deal, imported Persian rugs reach the U.S.

    The call came in to the rug store at 10:30 on Wednesday morning: After five days in U.S. customs, the shop’s first batch of carpets imported from Iran were ready for pickup.

    Store owner Alex Helmi quickly gathered his employees and told them to drive to the airport to pick up the shipment: 40 handmade...

  • After Iran deal, imported Persian rugs reach L.A.
    After Iran deal, imported Persian rugs reach L.A.

    The call came in to the rug store at 10:30 on Wednesday morning: After five days in U.S. customs, the shop’s first batch of carpets imported from Iran were ready for pickup.

    Store owner Alex Helmi quickly gathered his employees and told them to drive to the airport to pick up the shipment: 40 handmade...

  • Closing time for O'Hara's, the last of Westwood's dive bars
    Closing time for O'Hara's, the last of Westwood's dive bars

    Even the free-flowing tequila shots and blaring music could not cut through the air of sadness that hung above O'Hara's, the last of Westwood's dive bars, on its final night of business Saturday.

    The bar will be replaced by Rocco's Tavern, an Italian-themed chain restaurant. But many of O'Hara's...

  • LA 2024 officials propose housing Olympic athletes on UCLA campus
    LA 2024 officials propose housing Olympic athletes on UCLA campus

    In a move that could save a billion dollars or more in construction costs, LA 2024 officials have modified their bid for the Summer Olympics by proposing to house athletes on the UCLA campus.

    The private bid committee had previously considered partnering with a developer to build an Olympic village...

  • John Legend and Chrissy Teigen make splashy purchase in Beverly Hills area
    John Legend and Chrissy Teigen make splashy purchase in Beverly Hills area

    Singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, have bought a familiar home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $14.1 million.

    The remodeled contemporary-style house on close to an acre was formerly owned by pop star Rihanna, who sold the property four years ago for $5.03...

  • California Supreme Court to review opinion in UCLA stabbing case
    California Supreme Court to review opinion in UCLA stabbing case

    The California Supreme Court agreed Thursday to review an appellate court decision that public colleges and universities have no responsibility to protect students from violence committed by other students on campus.

    In a unanimous decision, the court granted a petition to review a 2-1 ruling by...

  • Hospitals failed to report outbreaks linked to tainted scopes, Senate report says
    Hospitals failed to report outbreaks linked to tainted scopes, Senate report says

    The superbug that raged through Bill Warner's body after a routine medical scope procedure in early 2013 was so dangerous that his family was warned about entering his room at a time when he needed them most.

    For more than eight months after the procedure at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte,...

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    Bear Redell is UCLA's walk-on singing linebacker

    On the stage at the Canyon Club in Agoura on Thursday night was Bear Redell, a walk-on freshman linebacker for UCLA. Armed with his guitar and supported by a drummer, Redell performed for 30 minutes, singing a variety of songs from rock to country to rap.

    Let's just say if UCLA Coach Jim Mora needs...

  • UC officials scramble to prep housing for biggest boost in California students in years
    UC officials scramble to prep housing for biggest boost in California students in years

    The University of California is scrambling to make room for the largest enrollment boost of California undergraduates in years — 6,500 more for the fall 2016 term, with the most selective campuses taking the most new students. UCLA, Berkeley, San Diego and Riverside will each accept 750 more students...

  • Hot Property | Yolanda Foster
    Hot Property | Yolanda Foster

    The 16th-floor condo unit at the Carlyle Residences in Westwood has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 3,950 square feet of space.

  • What is an L.A. artist? Hammer Museum answers with its 'Made in L.A.' biennial lineup
    What is an L.A. artist? Hammer Museum answers with its 'Made in L.A.' biennial lineup

    The Hammer Museum announced the lineup for its third "Made in L.A." biennial on Tuesday evening, and perhaps the most interesting through-line is the lack of any theme imposed by curators Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker.

    Instead, the shape of the exhibition opening in June will be formed largely...

  • Contra-Tiempo's 'Agua Furiosa' stirs up a maelstrom of issues
    Contra-Tiempo's 'Agua Furiosa' stirs up a maelstrom of issues

    Outside a modest midcity theater, the rainstorm is fierce. Angry sheets of water slam against the pavement, but inside, the storm is even more ferocious.

    "Aaayaah!" yells choreographer Ana Maria Alvarez, turning up the volume on a track of primal drumbeating and high-pitched screaming in a small...

  • Rainn Wilson finds the laughs in loneliness in 'Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)'
    Rainn Wilson finds the laughs in loneliness in 'Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)'

    Do you like magic? It’s the first of many questions about which the eponymous narrator of “Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)” remains deeply ambivalent. Equivocation, for him, lies at the core of human experience, or perhaps not.

    No such ambiguity taints the magic of Rainn Wilson’s deft solo performance,...

  • Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion lists for $200 million
    Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion lists for $200 million

    What does $200 million buy in Los Angeles these days? The Playboy Mansion, for one.

    The legendary Holmby Hills estate where Hugh Hefner has worked and made his home for four decades is on the market for the nine-figure sum, making it among the priciest residential properties for sale in the United...

  • Hot Property | Playboy Mansion
    Hot Property | Playboy Mansion

    The three-story Gothic Tudor-style estate known as the Playboy Mansion was listed for sale at $200 million.

  • 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...

  • These were the most expensive homes sold in greater Los Angeles in 2015
    These were the most expensive homes sold in greater Los Angeles in 2015

    Another year of nine-figure listings dominated real estate headlines and, to an extent, our imaginations in 2015. But despite sticker prices intended to induce shock and astonishment, we failed to see a $100-million home sale recorded in Los Angeles this year.

    Instead, many of the year’s most expensive...

  • Datebook: A film series at the Hammer and works about language at LACE in the New Year
    Datebook: A film series at the Hammer and works about language at LACE in the New Year

    New Year’s weekend will be generally quiet as far as openings go — though the museums will all be doing their thing, with some terrific shows ongoing. But the art world gets cooking again early next week with the opening of a film festival at the Hammer Museum and a show at LACE that examines the...

  • UCLA chemistry professor loses fellowship over fatal lab fire
    UCLA chemistry professor loses fellowship over fatal lab fire

    The American Assn. for the Advancement of Science has dropped UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran as one of its 2015 fellows, saying that members who initially approved his nomination were unaware of a fatal fire in a laboratory he supervised.

    The decision by the world's largest general scientific...

  • Home of the Day: Designer digs over Westwood
    Home of the Day: Designer digs over Westwood

    This junior penthouse at the Carlyle Residences, perched 21 stories above Westwood, is entered through a private elevator foyer. Open-plan interiors by Las Vegas-based designer TAL Studio includes gallery walls, 13-foot ceilings and a chef’s kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinetry. Walls of floor-to-ceiling...

  • Home of the Day: Designer digs over Westwood
    Home of the Day: Designer digs over Westwood

    The south-facing penthouse unit at the Carlyle building in Westwood is listed for sale at $5.995 million.

  • The W Hotel in West L.A. is about to get a new poolside restaurant called the Hideout
    The W Hotel in West L.A. is about to get a new poolside restaurant called the Hideout

    Just months after adding West Hollywood steakhouse STK to its culinary lineup, the W Los Angeles West Beverly Hills is about to open another restaurant. The Hideout is scheduled to open adjacent to the hotel pool early next year.  

    The new restaurant is the latest move by the One Group, the company...

  • Datebook: African disguise at the Fowler, primitive futures at Subliminal and an arty sports bar in Echo Park
    Datebook: African disguise at the Fowler, primitive futures at Subliminal and an arty sports bar in Echo Park

    A dance pays tribute to the movement of black women. An exhibit looks at the art of disguise. And an art gallery transforms into a sports bar — complete with video art about sports. Plus: weird fetish dolls, a series of moving self-portraits and contemporary art that looks to the future with traditional...

  • Memories from John Wooden's summer camps are revived in book, 'Camp Wooden'
    Memories from John Wooden's summer camps are revived in book, 'Camp Wooden'

    Former Canyon Country Canyon basketball Coach Greg Hayes has written a book, "Camp Wooden" now available on Amazon about his time as a counselor and coach at legendary UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden's summer camps.

    The book is written from the perspective of a fictional week spent at the camp.

    ...

  • Longtime condo of bandleader Van Alexander is for sale along the Wilshire Corridor
    Longtime condo of bandleader Van Alexander is for sale along the Wilshire Corridor

    A Wilshire Corridor condo that was owned by Swing Era composer Van Alexander for more than two decades is on the market at $1,189,900.

    His fourth-floor high-rise unit features 1,935 square feet of living space with a den/office lined with bookshelves, two bedrooms, a laundry room, two full bathrooms...

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