Los Angeles (CNN) — Shawn Pleasants has the kind of resume that would attract the attention of any job recruiter: high school valedictorian, economics major from Yale University, Wall Street banking jobs,
I wake up early these days, when morning light outlines the blackout curtains and floods the skylight above my bed. After washing up with baby wipes and donning clean clothes, I slide open a curtain to
An award-winning marijuana vape pen that was among the most profitable items sold by the cultivator had begun turning up at unlicensed weed dispensaries across California, its signature black box with
The dining fortunes of greater Echo Park have never looked better, from small sandwich star Konbi and sake staple Ototo to classics like Taix and the Brite Spot diner. Now a newcomer named Revelator: Avalon
“I can help,” she said, and with just those three words, a four-year nightmare began to unfold as I fell hard for one of the oldest cons in the book: The Inheritance Scam. But this scheme wasn’t cooked
A gigantic new mostly rooftop restaurant is ready to shake things up in the still white-hot Arts District soon. The property, located on dense 3rd Street, across from Salt & Straw and near Nightshade Manuela,
The Persian cucumbers are always a mob scene. Unattended shopping carts are strewn haphazardly around the perimeter of the display, creating a sort of Thunderdome-esque enclosure. Up close, retirement-eligible
To Cheat and Lie in L.A.: How the College-Admissions Scandal Ensnared the Richest Families in Southern California
Bogus applications. Forged ACT tests. Dubious extracurriculars polished to a sheen. How the parents involved in the college-admissions scandal became drawn into Rick Singer’s web, lusting after the crookedest
As many as 1.2 million more homes in LA County would fall under rent control if California’s “anti-rent gouging” bill, Assembly Bill 1482, becomes law, according to new figures compiled by researchers
Newsletter: A YouTube star’s fans listed his mansion as a homeless shelter. Then the needy showed up.
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It started with a spreadsheet of income and expenses showing a modest profit could be made by housing homeless people. The profit hasn’t materialized yet. But Heidi Roberts and John Betz, a Venice couple
Haim dropped a new, very L.A. single, “Summer Girl,” on Wednesday. The song not only name-checks the City of Angels, but also references “earthquake drills” run “under the freeway overpasses.” (Are we