Los Angeles

Jonathan Gold Can't Figure Out If He Likes West LA's Kato or Not

Does he like it? It’s hard to say<p>The Goldster’s latest review feels like he isn’t willing to give too much praise just because he wasn’t the first person to discover it. Plucky Westside tasting menu contender <b>Kato</b>, which received a Best New Restaurant nod from GQ not too long ago, gets the LA Times …

Here Are 5 Historic Los Angeles Buildings in Danger of Being Razed

Los Angeles is changing fast. The downtown skyline is dotted with cranes, the tallest building on the West Coast just opened in DTLA, and the housing …

Architecture

After 24 Weird and Wild Years, Abbot’s Habit Will Close Along Abbot Kinney in Venice

Another big name goes extinct along one of LA’s priciest boulevards<p>Quirky local Venice cafe <b>Abbot’s Habit</b> is set to close this Wednesday, following a going-away party over the weekend to bid farewell to the near quarter-century-old restaurant. With its prominent corner location and big green awning, …

Nation’s largest solar rooftop installation up and running in San Pedro

50,000 panels spread across 2 million square feet<p>Los Angeles—where the sun shines three out of every four days per year—is now home to the largest rooftop solar installation in the nation.<p>On Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti toured the recently completed Westmont Solar Rooftop project in San Pedro, a 2 …

Renewable Energy

Downtown LA's Stunning Spire 73 Is America's Tallest Open-Air Bar

The cocktail lounge offers unparalleled views of Los Angeles<p>Los Angeles’s skyline just got a whole lot brighter thanks in part to the <b>InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown</b>, a sky-high hotel with sweeping views of the entire city below. The most impressive looks will come from <b>Spire 73</b>, the property’s …

Los Angeles seeks $1.45 million from Carl's Jr. for alleged minimum-wage violations

Los Angeles city officials alleged Monday that fast-food chain Carl’s Jr. failed to pay the minimum wage to three dozen local workers for six months and is demanding $1.45 million in fines and restitution.<p>“L.A. law is clear: Employees must be paid at least the minimum wage,” City Atty. Mike Feuer …

How Pride Became the Cornerstone—and Emmy Hopeful—of Vanderpump Rules

The Bravo reality show has been showcasing L.A. Pride since season one.<p>The stars of <i>Vanderpump Rules</i>—servers and servers-adjacent at <b>Lisa Vanderpump’s</b> West Hollywood restaurant, SUR (which stands for Sexy Unique Restaurant, in case you’re wondering)—are beautiful, dramatic, shameless, and …

The Year’s 15 Best Commercials, as Picked by the Cannes Lions Film Jury

McCann’s Fearless Girl statue for State Street Global Advisors was the darling of the 2017 Cannes Lions festival, winning four Grand Prix. But the …

Advertising

Photos From A Day In The Life Of The Venice Boardwalk

The streets are alive. Not just with the sound of music (deep cut Rodgers & Hammerstein reference), but with the sound of feet scuffling, hawkers hustling, and skaters shredding. Or at least that’s how it goes down in Venice Beach, CA — the sunburnt boardwalk that never sleeps.<p>We sent photographer …

T-Shirts and Hats Used to Advertise Pot Products Could Be Banned

A California proposal that would prohibit pot-branded merchandise used to advertise the products of marijuana growers, producers and dispensaries has …

Cannabis

Surprise! Hollywood Is Becoming Entertainment's New "It" Neighborhood

With Netflix and Viacom setting up shop in the former ghost town, offices, hotels and hangouts are multiplying as the crosstown pitch commute …

Hollywood

A Teahouse-Style Starbucks Is Coming to Kyoto

Opening this week<p>Starbuck’s latest location in Japan could become an attraction in itself. The company is set to unveil a fully renovated, historical teahouse cafe in Kyoto’s popular Higashiyama district on July 30.<p>The two-story, Edo-style building is located on Ninezaka Street, near some of …

Japan

What L.A. Can Learn From Its Failed Experiment in Legalized Street Vending

It fizzled out 20 years ago, but the city can do better this time around.<p>Less than a month after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Los Angeles City Council decriminalized street vending. The timing was no coincidence.<p>The decision was a long time coming for both immigrant- and …

Cities

Matthew Perry Puts Los Angeles Home on Market for $13.5M

realtor.comActor Matthew Perry has decided to say adios to his Los Angeles home, putting it on the market for $13.5 million Friday.Perry, 47, best …

Business

New York City’s Latest Guide to Los Angeles May Be Its Worst Yet, and More A.M. Intel

Plus a backyard Watts seafood restaurant, and Simbal returns<p><b>Just bad work</b><p><i>Nylon</i> decided to try and jump into the “New York is like this, LA is like this” editorial swamp, and so far it hasn’t turned out well for them at all. Folks online are blasting the publication not only for some pretty …

Los Angeles' New Tallest Skyscraper, the Wilshire Grand, Opens to the Public

Los Angeles’ newest skyscraper, the Wilshire Grand Center, opened to the public this weekend, earning the crown of the United States’ tallest …

Sisig: Why Bourdain Loves It and Where to Find It in L.A.

According to food guru Anthony Bourdain, pork sisig could lead Filipino food into the international dining scene.<p>Bourdain told CNN Philippines that …

Restaurants

'Tumultuous divorce' behind apparent murder of 5-year-old, officials say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A "tumultuous divorce" led a California man to kill his 5-year-old son in April, investigators said Monday, three days after 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. was arrested and charged with murder even though his missing son has not been confirmed dead.<p>Andressian was arrested on one count …

Crime

Audrey Hepburn's Los Angeles home is for sale — see inside!

Celebrities often buy homes from their fellow A-listers. But even among homes with a rich celebrity history, the Eva Gabor Estate is a standout. The home boasts many famous former residents including Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow and Audrey Hepburn.<p>Paul Williams, a renowned Hollywood architect, built …

Houses

Los Angeles is using Alexa to connect with Angelenos

<i>The city of Los Angeles developed a new skill for Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant, that informs residents about events and meetings. But the city</i> …

Southern California

Maxim Hot 100 Party 2017: Red carpet arrivals

The annual Maxim Hot 100 party is <i>the</i> hottest event of the summer, and this year's sexy bash definitely didn't disappoint.<p>A handful of celebs attended the event at the Hollywood Palladium over the weekend -- from Victoria's Secret model Jasmine Tookes to producer and Snapchat star DJ Khaled -- and …

AOL

LA's tallest skyscraper opens

The Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, America's tallest building west of the Mississippi River, has officially opened.<p>The glass-clad skyscraper …

Architecture

Minimum Wage Increases Coming to Los Angeles, DC, Maryland And Oregon

Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Oregon will raise their respective minimum wages on July 1 as part of ballot measures previously approved …

Minimum Wage

Data Firm Headset Wants to Modernize the Pot Industry

Most cannabis aficionados have probably never heard of the data company Headset. But its recent arrival at a a handful of Southern California …

Cannabis

Lin-Manuel Miranda Offers a Shot to Win Tickets to Los Angeles Opening of Hamilton

Fans who donate to Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition will have a chance to win VIP tickets to the Pulitzer-winning musical.<p>Lin-Manuel Miranda …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Grown-Up Bunk Beds and Russian Gin and Tonics in Downtown

Here’s something that absolutely guarantees you’ll never spend a night alone again if you don’t want to...<p>It’s the Freehand, a playful new hotel …

Hotels

Dallas Cowboys’ Taco Charlton Signs First Endorsement Deal With Big Red Soda

Expect to see Viduntae “Taco” Charlton in gas stations everywhere<p>In his first major endorsement deal, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Vidaunte “Taco” Charlton has signed on to endorse Big Red, the state’s favorite overly sugary, bright red soda.<p>Charlton, who was chosen by the Dallas Cowboys in the …

Dallas

Tyra Banks adds another Pacific Palisades property to her growing portfolio

Tyra Banks seems to have caught another case of the real estate bug. The model and television personality recently bought an investment property in Pacific Palisades through her trust for $1.355 million.<p>The Mediterranean-style town home, built in 1977, offers vaulted ceilings and naturally lighted …

Real Estate

8 injured after man drives into LA motel swimming pool

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people were injured Sunday night after an SUV crashed into a motel swimming pool, Los Angeles police said.<p>The driver lost control of his vehicle about 7:30 p.m. in front of the Vagabond Inn in the San Pedro neighborhood, crashed through a brick wall and landed in the …

News

Uber driver arrested in sexual assault of passenger in LA

Police have arrested an Uber driver and convicted felon they say sexually assaulted a woman who had passed out in his car. Investigators are looking …

Crime