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The Beverly Center Is Getting Giant Murals Thanks To The Hammer Museum

Keep an eye out for that 1,000-foot mural as you're heading to Banana Republic. [ more › ]

Videos: The Denny's Windmill In Arcadia Is Spinning Again

The windmill, designed for a Van De Kamp bakery, is the last of its kind. [ more › ]

Steven Spielberg Goes Big On Fantasy With Roald Dahl's 'BFG'

Has Spielberg snuck in his darker undercurrents to what is ostensibly a children's film? [ more › ]

Man Brain Damaged During LAPD Detainment Awarded $1.8 Million Settlement

Damion Russell went into cardiac arrest during a March 2014 detainment. [ more › ]

Why NPR Is Constantly Name-Dropping Culver City

Due to some municipal horse trading, NPR is actually obligated to say the city's name whenever they broadcast from their Culver City studios. [ more › ]

$54 million wasted on 'unnecessary' interest payments, city controller says

Los Angeles has, for years, stockpiled millions of dollars in funding meant to pay for various bond programs, forcing taxpayers to shell out at least $54 million in “unnecessary” interest payments on that dormant money, according to an audit released Wednesday by the city controller’s office. In...

Big rig driver dozes off, plows into 12 parked vehicles in Long Beach, police say

When it comes to on-street parking, every space is a precious commodity in some parts of Southern California. But for one Long Beach neighborhood Thursday morning, a spot by the curb became a liability when an exhausted big rig driver fell asleep and plowed into a line of parked vehicles, authorities...

Mag profile: Garcetti 'remains fundamentally unknowable'

People see what he backs as a politician, but they don’t see what he’s willing to fight for, says Los Angeles Magazine.

Skid Row Gets New Water Fountains Thanks To Mayor Garcetti

The water, which comes from fire hydrants, passes through a filtration system. [ more › ]

Northern California wildfire swells to 1,000 acres

Firefighters in Northern California battled a wildfire Wednesday that had ripped through 1,000 acres and threatened thousands of homes and other structures, forcing residents to flee. The Trailhead fire broke out Tuesday along the middle fork of the American River near Todd Valley, about 50 miles...

Get Creamy Nitro Cold Brew From A Bicycle

The bike is outfitted with a draft system that gives the coffee and a creamy mouthfeel, sans milk. [ more › ]

Student was attacked wearing a chicken costume at pep rally, suffered brain damage. Now, he's awarded $10.5 million

 A California school district agreed Wednesday to pay $10.5 million to a former student who suffered brain damage when he was mobbed while wearing a chicken costume at a pep rally. Kern County High School agreed to settle a negligence lawsuit brought by Mitch Carter. Jurors on Monday held the school...

Hang glider dies after crashing into tree in the San Bernardino National Forest

A hang glider died Wednesday when he crashed into a tree in the San Bernardino National Forest shortly after taking off, fire officials said. Details about the crash were limited, but it happened just after 1:30 p.m. at the Crestline Soaring Society Glider Launch site within the forest, said Capt....

USC's 'Finger Fountain' Is No More

Folklore has it that the statue makes a "disparaging" gesture at UCLA. [ more › ]

11 Places To Cool Off With A Summer Cocktail

Fruity and refreshing cocktails for summer—some served pool-adjacent. [ more › ]

This Year's Academy Class Is Their Most Diverse Ever: 46% Women And 41% People Of Color

This year's class includes Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Oscar Isaac, and Emma Watson. [ more › ]

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