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  • 169 seek to run medical marijuana establishments in L.A.

     
    When the deadline passed Monday afternoon, Los Angeles city officials counted 169 notifications from people who intend to continue running medical marijuana dispensaries. Dispensary operators crowded the city clerk’s office to beat the 4 p.m. deadline...
  • L.A. smog check shop shut down for certifying dirty cars

     
    A South Los Angeles smog check shop has been shut down by state regulators and may face criminal charges for routinely certifying pollution-belching vehicles as smog-free. Undercover surveillance by the state Bureau of Automotive Repair found that in a...
  • Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson on 'Idol' and the music business

     
    With Crystal Bowersox now officially the last woman standing on "American Idol," we thought this week would be the perfect time to speak to other powerful women in rock and get their take on how our favorite show has evolved. On Tuesday, we'll present a...
  • Melissa Etheridge talks 'Idol,' Crystal and all those acoustic guitars; hails 'the return of the troubadour'

     
    Singer-songwriter, activist, cancer survivor, mother ... you can place all kinds of modifiers on the name Melissa Etheridge, but one constant remains: Whether in music or in life, the Kansas-to-L.A. transplant is nothing short of inspiring. Just ask...
  • '60 Minutes' ' Andy Rooney on Lady Gaga: Never heard of her

     
    I don't know anyone under 65 who actually watches "60 Minutes" and I'm beginning to think I understand why after Andy Rooney, who's a spry 91 years old, weighed in last night on the state of popular music. His motivation......
  • Villaraigosa and Trutanich reach preliminary resolution in dispute over city attorney's budget

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Atty. Carmen Trutanich appeared to have resolved their disagreement over the upcoming budget on Wednesday, with aides to the mayor saying they would seek to scale back the proposed cut to Trutanich's office....
  • Spring fever fails to catch on as 'Idol' slides to worst numbers since '03

     
    Fans of geek diva Siobhan Magnus are probably too shattered by her surprise departure on Wednesday's show to think much about this week's "Idol" ratings. But a few points are worth noting as the show winds down to the Top 5 finalists and the home...
  • Jennifer Lopez lists Bel-Air home at $8.5 million

    Jennifer Lopez lists Bel-Air home at $8.5 million
    Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez has listed her French farmhouse estate in Bel-Air at $8.5 million. J-Lo, her singer husband, Marc Anthony, and their 9-month-old fraternal twins have been the subject of ongoing sightings in the Long Island community of...
  • Ne-Yo, a gentleman inside and out

    Ne-Yo, a gentleman inside and out
    GLIDING across the stage, crooning "come closer" over a driving beat, he manhandles the microphone stand like a modern-day James Brown. Only without the polyester jumpsuit. Ne-Yo, the R&B triple-threat singer, performer and songwriter, is rocking a steel...
  • Echo Park's Mohawk General Store sells arty essentials

    Echo Park's Mohawk General Store sells arty essentials
    If you live in Echo Park, your new neighborhood general store stocks "provisions" such as a Jielde pink fluorescent desk lamp ($430) and Krista jewelry made from recycled fur ($150 to $300) rather than bags of flour or pick axes. The idea behind Mohawk...
  • Sharp words in race for L.A. city attorney

    With the March 3 election less than three weeks away, the race for Los Angeles city attorney is taking a considerably sharper tone. A day after several city officials expressed their dislike of a campaign mailer sent by City Councilman Jack Weiss, one of...