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Last Night, My Uber Driver Said He Was Going To Rape And Kill Me

Last night, I had dinner with my SFist colleagues. We wanted to sing karaoke after we ate, but The Mint was too busy. At around 10 p.m. we called it …

Historic Marijuana Dispensary Legislation Signed Into Law

He said state agencies would begin working soon with stakeholders to establish "clear guidelines" so businesses, law enforcement and patients could …

19 Straight-Up Awesome Wedding Ideas You'll Wish You Thought Of First

We know how easy it is to get bogged down in all the wedding planning B.S. But don't forget to take a deep breath and remember that at the end of the day, it's just one big ol' party!<p>Accordingly, we've compiled 19 super fun wedding ideas that will take your celebration to the next level.<p>BEFORE YOU …

The Disneyland Bucket List: 20 Things You Need To Do Before You Die

<i>By: Ben Wener</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Andy Castro</i><p>You might <i>think</i> you've done Disneyland/California Adventure as well as anyone could possibly do it, from main gate to backstage -- but, well, you'd be wrong. It would take a lifetime, a heap of cash, and a slew of special friends with most excellent access to …

L.A. Transcendental: 7 Blissful Places to Replenish Your Spirit

Photo: Paul Haddad<p>One of the biggest challenges of living in a city with 4 million souls is how to carve out a little piece of paradise where you can take a step back, take a deep breath and recalibrate your inner Chi. You don't need yoga or transcendental meditation to achieve harmony with the …

One Pot Wonders: 7 Delicious Dinners Without The Mess

Minimize the mess! From succulent beef stew to easy chicken chili, you only need one pot to create these classic comfort meals.<p><b>1. Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon, chunks of beef are slowly braised with garlic and onions in a …

I went to the most insane fantasy-football draft in New Jersey — here's how it went down

My girlfriend's father and his brothers, nephews, and friends get together each year for a fantasy-football league more competitive, time-consuming, torturous, and, frankly, fun than any league I've ever heard of.<p>"Most leagues, it's all about money," John Moscatiello, one of the founding members …

Eddie Lacy

Washington denies it's charging $50 for will call, not offering it instead

No wonder fans just can't wait to go to FedEx Field!<p>I have never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever heard of a stadium charging fans to leave tickets at will call. Not only does Washington ask you to pay money for a service everybody else thinks should be free, they ask you to pay FIFTY …

Washington Just Sinks Lower and Lower, with No End in Sight

You think things with the football team in Washington can go no lower. They just can't. No way in hell.<p>Then the bar goes lower. You stand there, mouth agape. And then even lower. You stand there, mouth on the floor, holding back the urge to scream like you've seen a ghostly spirit. Lower, putting …

2015 fantasy football rankings: Consensus running backs for standard leagues, Preseason Week 4

We so often focus on the top of drafts, but it's the mid-level running backs who will often make or break your season. We break down rankings for standard running backs for your 2015 fantasy football leagues.<p>Every time I've written about running backs in this 2015 NFL preseason (and I've done it a …

11 Things You Need To Stop Doing With Your iPhone

It's time to break those bad habits.<p>If you're anything like us, your smartphone is your precious baby. Unfortunately, you probably don't treat it as well as you should. Here are some things you might be doing wrong:<p><b>1. Never turning it off</b><p>You really should be turning your phone off at least once a …

The Worst Day and Time to Drive on Every Los Angeles Freeway

If the stereotypes of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>'s mock soap opera <i>The Californians</i> are real, Angelenos are obsessed with discussing in detail the best ways to get around town. To do that, it's probably important to know the worst ones too, so they can be avoided like the plague. For that, there's new data …

Hotel Absurd: When Your Resort Fee Costs More Than Your Room

I'm sitting in one of Las Vegas' only NON-Resorts. A very simple, and very old, one star property adjacent to an expansive parking lot in what can only be described as an exceedingly expensive piece of Las Vegas earth with a terrifically inexpensive property sitting on top of it.<p>The story of how I …

FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS: Here's the expert consensus on the top-50 players

To help you, we looked at 10 different fantasy football experts' top 50 picks and averaged where each player ranked. What's clear is that wide receivers are more important than ever — as the league makes strides to better protect quarterbacks and receivers, they're primed to rack up more points …

Fantasy Football

UCLA study finds many 'hidden poor' among California seniors

More than 770,000 seniors in California aren’t making enough to get by but aren't considered poor by the federal government, according to a UCLA …

California

Yes, Another Article On Coconut Oil

As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from …

Weekend Planner: 20 Things To Do In Los Angeles

Here's what's going down in L.A. this weekend. [ more › ]

Los Angeles

Uber Driver Used the Gig "as a Cover to Sell Drugs," Cops Say

Cops arrested Avakian at 4 p.m. on Tuesday after receiving a tip that he's a "suspected drug dealer," they said.<p>Officers went to a residence in the …

10 Disneyland Urban Legends, Some Of Them True

There's nothing like a family-friendly theme park to bring out the conspiracy theories. [ more › ]

Walt Disney Company

The Surprising Science of Praise

As parents, we love to praise our children. When a daughter or son has succeeded in something at school, at home or in an activity, we love telling them, "You're so smart!" "You're so talented!" "You're the best!"<p>After all, reinforcing a child's success with praise is good for them, right? Well, …

What The ‘Ideal’ Woman’s Body Looks Like In 18 Countries

This is what beautiful looks like on five different continents.<p>What does a "perfect body" look like? It depends who you ask -- and where they are.<p>UK online pharmacy Superdrug Online Doctors recently created a project called "Perceptions Of Perfection" that features 18 photoshopped images of the …

Staving Off Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's - already afflicting well over five million Americans -- is expected to claim more than 16 million of us by 2050 if a cure isn't found. Today it is at the top of the Bad News list of potential diagnoses for almost anyone over 50. Justifiably so, since the Centers for Disease Control and …

Of all the gin joints: KPCC-ers, Angelenos on the best dive bars in LA

Fancy $20 cocktails and newfangled mixologists have their utility in the world.<p>But when it comes to a no-frills gimlet or a straight whiskey on the …

California

Fantasy Football 2015: Mobile Cheatsheet, Mock-Draft Strategy for Top Positions

Fantasy football is back. <i>Finally</i>.<p>With NFL teams working in training camp and the league creeping up on the 2015-16 season, fantasy owners are preparing for the biggest event of the year—the draft.<p>A poor showing at a fantasy draft almost always spells trouble for even the craftiest of owners. It …

NFL Replays Are About to Get So Much Better

Starting this season, NFL players will be wearing microchips in their equipment to track their on-field performance, and that’s good news for …

Get Your Drink On At This New Brewery In The Valley

Now you can drink craft beers at a spacious new brewery that just opened in the San Fernando Valley. [ more › ]

San Fernando Valley

Everybody has hamstring injuries at NFL training camps

Hamstring injuries are the new "in" thing at NFL training camps, and other news from Wednesday.<p>Wednesday was just another day at training camp for NFL teams, only with what seems like a whole lot more injuries than usual. Specifically, everybody seems to be nursing some kind of hamstring injury, to …

Marqise Lee

Disneyland Could Be Building Marvel- And 'Star Wars'-Themed Rides Soon

Disneyland purchased almost 15 acres of land right across the street from their park, leading some to wonder if it'll be used for a Marvel- or <i>Star</i> …

Walt Disney Company

What's the Best Summer Beer Made in L.A.? 8 Local Brews Compete for the Title

That's where our beer bracket comes in. As with our burger bracket, we've whittled down some of the top L.A. beers into a small competition, gathered …

Alcohol