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In Bel-Air, residents get 5-star voting with valet, lamb chops, harpist
In Bel-Air, residents get 5-star voting with valet, lamb chops, harpist

At a polling station in San Fernando on Tuesday, the lights briefly went out. At Palisades Charter High School, a bomb threat on social media prompted an evacuation. But at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel on the edge of Brentwood and Bel-Air, one might call the ballot casting a five-star experience. Voters left their cars with the valet parkers, strolled past a Salvador Dalí painting on their way to the ballot box and cast their votes as a harpist strummed in the background. People showed up to do their civic duty with diamond rings sparkling on hands clutching Michael Kors bags. Jan Honoré has worked as a clerk at elections across L.A. County, but the hotel, she said,...

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