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Photos: 'The Bellwether' Tests Out Creative Dishes With An Experimental Menu

  A recently opened Studio City restaurant uses an experimental section of its menu to constantly evolve its creative, seasonal dishes and cocktails. [ more › ]

Virginia trucking firm fined $100,000 for violating California's diesel pollution rules

A Virginia-based firm will pay a $100,000 fine and spend $285,000 on pollution-reduction programs for operating 73 trucks in California without diesel particulate filters, federal and state officials announced Thursday. The Environmental Protection Agency’s settlement with Estes Express Lines was...

Two Decomposing Bodies Found In House Prompts Search For Missing Car

Police found the bodies of two people decomposing in a Hacienda Heights home yesterday when they went to perform a welfare check. [ more › ]

Join The Cast Of 80s Cult Classic 'Monster Squad' At Ace Hotel

The Theatre at Ace Hotel is hosting a special screening of the 80's cult classic Monster Squad this weekend. [ more › ]

Dorothea Lange photos of LA poverty in 1936

A month before shooting the more famous Migrant Mother, Lange documented the "Mexican quarter" before it was razed for downtown's Union Station.

Building Positive Relationships to Break the School-To-Prison Pipeline

What if we shifted our approach to school discipline to focus less on punishment and more on creating the positive relationships that all students need to thrive in school? What if we dedicated ourselves to valuing and supporting not...Show More Summary

20 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles

Here are 20 fun things to do in L.A. this weekend. [ more › ]

White People In The Valley Think L.A. County Is 'On The Wrong Track'

Most of the people in the San Fernando Valley aren't very optimistic on the direction that Los Angeles County is heading in—but at least they like their neighborhood. [ more › ]

Always…Patsy Cline a run away hit at Sierra Madre Playhouse

It seems like only yesterday I wrote about this amazing play and shared the back story of a blogathon soft opening that opened at Sierra Madre Playhouse.  This play has exceeded everyones wildest expectations.  Between Nikki D’Amico and Cori Cable Kidder, backed up by a live band you get the story of Patsy Cline and her […]

Whoops! Sheriff's Department Official Didn't Know He Bought Stolen Audi

A high ranking official with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said he didn't know the luxury car he bought was stolen. [ more › ]

Partygoers Wore Blackface To 'Kanye'-Themed Frat Party At UCLA, Students Say

A UCLA fraternity and sorority are drawing protests for hosting a 'Kanye Western'-themed party where some students say partygoers wore blackface and other racially-charged costumes. [ more › ]

New Motor Voter: A Step Forward for California and Democracy

Voting is at the core of a free society. It is an opportunity to make our voices heard and influence the direction of our state and our nation. In a democracy, each of us is a steward of our democratic process. It's our responsibility to make registration and voting accessible and convenient for every citizen. Show More Summary

Downward dog duplication? Relax, yoga poses can't be copyrighted, court rules

Yoga poses may not receive copyright protection, a federal appeals court decided Thursday. The court ruled in a case brought by Bikram Choudhury, an Indian yoga guru who popularized "hot yoga" in the United States. He argued that a yoga studio violated his copyright to a sequence of poses and two...

Valencia woman claims brutality by Carlsbad police in incident caught on video

A 43-year-old Valencia woman has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Carlsbad Police Department, asserting she was beaten by officers in retaliation for reporting that one officer had used foul language. Central to the lawsuit is a video (Warning: Video contains objectionable language) taken...

LAUSD Lawyer Canned For Blaming Minor For Sex With Teacher Got His Gig Back

The lawyer who said that it was more dangerous for a 14-year-old girl to cross traffic than to have sex with her male teacher has his gig with LAUSD back. [ more › ]

The Best Train Trips From Los Angeles

What better way to get sweeping views of the country, and up and down the coast than to sit leisurely on a cushioned seat by the window? [ more › ]

Look who's hosting 'Trailblazing Women' on TCM

LA Observed contributor Cari Beauchamp brings her film historian chops to a month-long series highlighting female directors back to the industry's first years.

Photos: This 1950s Drive-In Used Conveyor Belts To Serve Food

     The Motormat never quite took off—it's tough when you're replacing girls in rollerskates with slow robots. [ more › ]

American Environmentalism Should Embrace the Cause of Homelessness

No beings are more deserving of our compassion than members of our own species who have no habitat to call home. In environmentalism, we believe all people deserve to live in a healthy environment. When we educate about climate change,...Show More Summary

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