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Introducing Sallie Merritt Green: (or) Whole Foods on a Thursday Night

What do I do when I'm not swimming or noticing specific drivers doing U-turns on Sunset and thinking about the next story I'm doing on driving in L.A. and why it is not unlike writing in L.A.? (Next time.)? So what I do, most of all, is work with some of the most talented, interesting, productive real writers in L.A. Show More Summary

Authorities look for woman who may have vandalized 10 national parks

The National Park Service is hunting for a serial vandalizer: a woman believed to have spent the last few weeks visiting parks in the West and defacing landmarks by painting images on them.

Goodwill Art Hunting: This Artweek.LA (October 20, 2014)

Tova Celine: Ye Olde Thrifte Shoppe | This show features thrift-store paintings from the extensive collection of Tova Celine, a Los Angeles-based clothing designer who has been haunting thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets forShow More Summary

CalArts students protest school's handling of rape allegations

California Institute of the Arts students walked out of their classes Thursday afternoon to protest the school's handling of rape allegations reported by one woman.

Hollywood Costume Show is Spectacular!

all photos from the Academy On my living room wall hangs four signed costume sketches by Edith Head which she did for a movie that I produced, W C. Fields and Me, with Rod Steiger and Valerie Perrine. I was reminded of them when I entered...Show More Summary

Menifee councilman arrested in city park, D.A.'s office says

A Menifee councilman was arrested Thursday in a city park by investigators with the Riverside County district attorney's office, but prosecutors declined to say what he was arrested on suspicion of.

Kobe's Critics Are Forgetting The Most Important Thing About Him

Kobe Bryant is 36 years old. He has been in the NBA for over half his life (not to mention the years he spent with Team USA). This is almost inconceivable, but on top of that he's returning from a devastating knee injury that cost him pretty much an entire season. Show More Summary

Halloween Haunt Itinerary 2014: Orange County

When we think of Halloween in Los Angeles, we may inadvertently think of Halloween in Orange County, home of the Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt, Disneyland Halloween Time, and several other October attractions, such as Sinister Pointe and The Empty Grave. Halloween 2014 has seen some significant changes, with haunted houses moving or disappearing; Hollywood [...]

Halloween Haunt Itineraries 2014: Riverside County

If you find yourself so lucky as to have exhausted all the entertainment options for Halloween in Los Angeles, you may set your bloody sights further afield. Halloween in Riverside County has much to offer: Ghost Walk Riverside; the Castle Dark Theme Park; Crossroads Haunted Village;  and, a bit farther, Field of Screams. It would be [...]

Streamline Superheroes: Art Deco in Comics and Film; plus Flash Gordon: Rocketship

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 Link out: Click here Date: November 11 at 2pm Description: The American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles present an hour-long lecture on the influence of the Art Deco style on comics and film. In “Streamline Superheroes: Art Deco in Comics and Film,” Anne Marie Kelly [...]

Déjà vu: LA Times under Beutner restores California section

Part two of the Times will go back to being the California section starting tomorrow. It's part of focusing on local news, says publisher Austin Beutner: "LATExtra only means something to those who work in the printing plant."

Foodie Hotels: Where to Stay for a Foodcation in North America

For true foodies, a vacation that doesn't involve mouth-watering cuisine is hardly worthy of the title. In fact, food can often be a major focus of a trip; it's hardly uncommon for the taste connoisseurs among us to plan a foodcation. Show More Summary

A new sign over West LA

The Variety logo that used to shine from the tallest office tower on the Wilshire Miracle Mile is now on the facade of a non-descript mid-rise on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles.

What Does Proposition 1 -- the 2014 California Water Bond -- Really Say?

On November 4, California voters will decide the fate of Proposition 1 -- the 2014 Water Bond -- which authorizes the sale of $7.12 billion in new general obligation bonds and the reallocation of an additional $425 million of previously...Show More Summary

Is Michael Keaton's Birdman Buddhist?

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's new film Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a blazing ride through the hyper-kinetic mind of Michael Keaton's "has been" superhero actor, Riggan Thomson, as he battles his own demons and a fickle...Show More Summary

Chinese millionaires are buying mansions in Arcadia

Bloomberg Businessweek examines the latest influx of Chinese capital to transform a corner of the San Gabriel Valley.

A mariachi funeral for Nati Cano (video)

Mariachi Los Camperos members perform a final tribute to the troupe's founder and leader.

Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know

Is your sofa bad for your health? A host of scientists and advocacy groups say the answer may be yes -- and some government officials may slowly be agreeing with them. The problem lies with fire-retardant chemicals in foam sofa cushions. Show More Summary

No, These Are Not Photographs...They're Paintings By Robin Eley

(Noble Refracted (Blue) by Robin Eley. Image courtesy of the artist and 101/exhibit) Is hyperrealism destined to take over what could soon be the lost art of photography? Amid a sea of abject narcissism, documenting what we eat, what...Show More Summary

Friday morning news and notes: 10.17.14

Working the Ebola beat. Don't trust your data to Whisper. Are the Board of Supes rushing to hire? Kuehl and Shriver deb

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