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As L.A. Olympic bid progresses, local State Senator proposes bill to create contingency fund for Games

As L.A. Olympic bid progresses, local State Senator proposes bill to create contingency fund for Games

THE OLYMPIC MOTTO OF CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS IS DISPLAYED ON A GIANT TV SCREEN AT TODAY’s OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 1984 SUMMER OLYMPICS. ; Credit: Tony Duffy/Getty Images Four cities remain in the hunt for the right to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Hamburg, Germany, dropped from the race in November, which leaves Paris, Rome, […]

Judge blocks convent sale to Silver Lake businesswoman; Hollywood’s Echo Park falls short of reality

Judge blocks convent sale to Silver Lake businesswoman; Hollywood’s Echo Park falls short of reality

Elysian Park | Finnius Morton Silver Lake businesswoman Dana Hollister suffered a major loss in her battle with pop singer Katy Perry over a former Los Feliz convent. A judge said he would prevent an order of nuns from selling the property to Hollister after the L.A. archdiocese challenged the deal and approved a separate […]

Taijitu Revisited

Taijitu Revisited

Duality fascinates me. I love the way two seemingly incongruous things can exist together in a kind of light/dark, up/down symbiosis. Just think about how boring life would be if we only had the angel on one shoulder demanding that we mind our manners and eat our vegetables. Without that little devil on the other […]

Moonday Celebrates

Moonday Celebrates

We’re glad to spread the word about another Moonday Poetry Reading Series event—celebrating Poetry Month—on Sunday, April 17. Poet and flutist Alice Pero has been producing Moonday readings since 2002, in Santa Monica and for eight years at Village Books in the Pacific Palisades. Lois P. Jones came on board as a co-producer in 2006 and […]

NASA Space Apps Pasadena

NASA Space Apps Pasadena

Figured out how to fly to Mars and back? Sign up for the 2016 NASA Space Apps Challenge. Not only engineers and scientists, but people from all walks of life from all around the world are invited to take the challenge of creating innovative solutions in the categories of aeronautics, the international space station, the solar […]

Cameron Diaz on Longevity

Cameron Diaz on Longevity

From Princess Fiona to There’s Something About Mary, from Bad Teacher to one of the three Angels (as in Charlie’s), Cameron Diaz has charmed and kicked arse since 1994. At the end of 2013, Diaz came out with The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your […]

One last fadeaway: Looking back at Kobe Bryant’s 20 year NBA career

One last fadeaway: Looking back at Kobe Bryant’s 20 year NBA career

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers tries to drive around Dion Waiters #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter of a NBA game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.; Credit: J Pat Carter/Getty Images The fadeaway jumper isn’t perfect. While it looks great a lot of the time, it’s often not […]

One last fadeaway: Looking back at Kobe Bryant’s 20 year NBA career

One last fadeaway: Looking back at Kobe Bryant’s 20 year NBA career

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers tries to drive around Dion Waiters #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter of a NBA game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.; Credit: J Pat Carter/Getty Images The fadeaway jumper isn’t perfect. While it looks great a lot of the time, it’s often not […]

Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles

Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Sit tight, Chicken Little, it’s not the sky, it’s golf balls. After a “grueling” round of golf, guests will gather on the San Gabriel Country Club fairway and watch golf balls rain from the sky. Actually, they’ll be dropped from a helicopter. All for a good cause. […]

Echo Park shop owners prepare to close up and move out

Echo Park shop owners prepare to close up and move out

Scott Wells of Wells Tile & Antiques The shelves and display cases at Wells Tile & Antiques are filled with vintage tile and pottery that have attracted celebrity customers like Diane Keaton and Brad Pitt. Next door, Hit Bargain caters to working class shoppers with chip clips, sink stoppers and other 99-cent items. The two […]

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