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Why We Love L.A. Summers: Outdoor Movie Screenings

Here are nine of L.A.'s best summer movie screening series, with films ranging from the silent era to modern favorites.

Photos: New Must-See Lego Exhibit Builds 'The Art Of The Brick'

Legos summon the childhood nostalgia of hours spent building towers, bridges and robots to only have them repeatedly fall victim to gravity. While many have outgrown these childhood frustrations, New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya proves that it is possible to make a Lego creation stand the test of time in his current exhibit, The Art of the Brick.

Your Guide To The Longest, Most Walkable, Event-Filled CicLAvia Yet

This Sunday Los Angeles’ next CicLAvia route will close off Wilshire Boulevard to cars from Downtown to the Miracle Mile, allowing those who usually inch along the route in their cars a chance to cruise down "Iconic Wilshire Boulevard" on their bicycles, tricycles, unicycles, skateboards and just about any other form of people-powered transport (including shoes!).

Get Out: 80s Exploitation Films, Stanley Kubrick Closing Party, Iris DeMent & More

Get out so you can see Stanley Kubrick exhibition before it closes, listen to Iris DeMent or watch a movie under the stars.

Why We Love L.A. Summers: Grand Performances At California Plaza

It's summertime in the city, which means outdoor events catering to any cultural palette will come out of the woodwork and entertain millions of Angelenos. Beneath the towering blue monoliths of Downtown L.A.'s California Plaza, the annual Grand Performances promises to be the City of Angels' premier free summer event.

Get Out: Literary Guinness Happy Hour, Silent Flicks & More On Father’s Day Weekend

Get out so you can enjoy some Guinness on Bloomsday, The Playboy Jazz Festival or some father-friendly films.

Gallery Lets You Channel Scrooge McDuck And Swim In A Pool Of Gold

Scrooge McDuck isn't like other plutocrats—instead of storing his cash at a Swiss bank or in a Cayman Islands offshore account, Scrooge kept his gold coins, precious gems, and other plunders in a giant piles that he would frequently dive into and swim in. Now, thanks to Hollywood’s iam8bit art gallery, DuckTales fans can recreate their own swan dives into his famed fortune with a life-sized exhibit of the Scrooge McDuck vault.

Get Out: The Return of Echo Park Lake, 'Matt and Ben' and Getty's Saturdays Off the 405

Get out so you can check out some art, some music or the pre-fame lives of "Matt and Ben."

New Twitter Account Repurposes Taylor Swift Lyrics As Feminist Slogans

Taylor Swift is no stranger to drawing feminist ire, now a new Twitter account re-imagines her lyrics as slogans of empowerment.

Pencil This In: Free Sailor Jerry Rum & Tattoos, 'Girls' VS 'Golden Girls' & 'Sleepless In Hollywood'

Happy Hump Day, L.A.! Tonight, events beckon. Celebrate Sailor Jerry with free rum and tattoos, catch an Ola Podrida show, watch a Levon Helm documentary, get your copy of Sleepless in Hollywood signed and learn who reigns supreme between Girls and Golden Girls. Read on for the details.

Get Out: Los Lobos Festival, LACMA Curator Walkthrough & 'Hamlet' Performance

Get out so you can enjoy listening to Los Lobos, learn about Japanese prints or see "Hamlet."

What It's Like To Be A Mariachi Performer On Cinco De Mayo

This weekend will be the only time of year mainstream U.S. will want to be Mexican, putting on fake bushy mustaches, wearing sombreros and listening to Antonio Aguilar lament about being away from his homeland.

Get Out: Vegan Beer Fest, Cinco De Melt-O and 'Paradise Trilogy'

Get out so you can drink beer, celebrate Cinco de Mayo (a little early) and watch some interesting Austrian cinema.

Get Out: Food Truck Haven, Rocky Mountain Cuisine and Brewery Art Walk

Get out so you can check out photos, crafts, food trucks, beer, Rocky Mountain-inspired cuisine and so much more.

Family And Friends Remember Sal Castro, Teacher And Influential Chicano Activist

Amid cheers of “¡Sí se puede!” and “¡Viva Sal Castro!”, family, friends, former students, contemporaries and numerous admirers gathered this morning at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for Sal Castro’s funeral mass. Castro died on April 15 at age 79, months after being diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer.

L.A. Times Festival Of Books Photos: Here's What L.A. Is Reading

The fest asked attendees to use the hashtag "#whatareyoureading", so we asked festival-goers that very question.

'Def Poetry Jam' Star Javon Johnson Brings Laughs To The LAT Festival Of Books

Those lucky enough to walk past or be near the University of Southern California stage during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Saturday experienced not only music, but the spoken word stylings of poet-professor Javon Johnson. And it was not your typical performance.

12 Author Events Worth Checking Out at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is nothing without authors and their work. With more than 400 authors taking part in readings and panel discussions there are opportunities for attendees to immerse themselves in all things literature. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of author events worth checking out Saturday and Sunday.

Jordan Downs Housing Project To Get 'Urban Village' Makeover

Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted in favor of tearing down the 700-unit Jordan Downs housing project in Watts and rebuilding it as a mixed-income "urban village" community with new park and retail space.

Remembering Sal Castro, Influential L.A. Educator

Castro was a social studies teacher in different schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He was a central figure in the 1968 East L.A. Chicano Blowouts.

Get Out: Roller Derby, Old-Timey Fashion Show & Improv

Get out so you can catch improv, 14th century fashion or a roller derby show.

Local Battery Recycler Poses Highest Cancer Risk In Southern California

Pollution, much like love, knows no borders, which is why the City of Los Angeles is exploring legal action against a Vernon battery recycler that released high levels of arsenic emissions and increased the cancer risk in surrounding neighborhoods.

Get Out: Thai New Year Festival, LA Phil & More

Get out so you can celebrate the Thai New Year, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall or catch an experimental film.

Get Out: Beer Festival, Pillow Fight, 'The Simpsons' Trivia & Gospel Performances

Get out so you can try beer, see a Brazilian thriller, revert to childhood and get in a pillow fight or test your knowledge of "The Simpsons."

Historic L.A. Dodgers Photos: A Look At The Past, Present & Future

The Los Angeles Dodgers opened the 2013 season at home April 1, showing off the newly renovated Dodger Stadium and hosting their archrival, the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

Lightning In A Bottle Festival 2013 Lineup Released

Southern California' s favorite holistic hippy festival Lightning in a Bottle has released its 2013 lineup, and boy is it a doozie. The five-day art-music-culture festival is celebrating its fifth year with a new location, a new summer date and plenty of fresh new acts to entertain.

Get Out: Food Truck Haven, 'Vagina Monologues' & Roller Derby

Get out so you can go to a roller derby, enjoy a food truck haven or check out the last night of UCLA's Festival of Preservation.

Not Your Mama's Bridal Shop: Echo Park Boutique Stocks Vintage, Eclectic And Custom-Made Dresses

With the rise of DIY sites like Pinterest and Etsy, brides-to-be are taking a new, more individualized approach to their special day with non-traditional bridal gowns. BRIDE Boutique is capitalizing on this trend with a location in Echo Park that opens today. The boutique is not competing with the kind of traditional shops you might find in Beverly Hills: there are vintage dresses, gowns by indie designers and custom-made bridal wear by owner and shop curator, Maria Luciana Diaz.

The Dude Abides: Lebowski Fest Returns To L.A. This Weekend

Lebowski Fest returns to Los Angeles this weekend, March 22 and 23, to celebrate The Big Lebowski, the Coen Brothers penned and directed cult film about an unemployed Los Angeles slacker mistaken for a wealthy man with the same name.

Outdoor NHL Games Could Happen Soon at Dodger Stadium or Other L.A. Venues

Angelenos, can you imagine watching a hockey game under SoCal skies somewhere like Dodger Stadium or the Rose Bowl? It could happen, and soon.

Get Out: A Live-Reading Of Website Comments, Experimental Rock Concert, and NerdMelt Comedy Show

Get out for free laughs, foosball or an unmoderated reading of blog comments.

Get Out: Asshole Festival, Ming Dynasty Masterpieces & 'Heart Of Darkness' Comedy

Get out so that you can celebrate assholes, enjoy some comedy or check out art from the Ming dynasty.

What's On The Tuesday March 5 Primary Ballot

Yes, it is already time to vote again. Los Angeles holds its municipal elections on odd-numbered years, a tradition dating back to 1909. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is termed out, and next Tuesday Los Angeles will take a step toward deciding who will be the next mayor (among other offices!).

Famous Vermeer Painting Makes Its L.A. Debut at The Getty

Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's painting Woman in Blue Reading a Letter is now on view at the Getty Center for its one and only North American appearance before heading back to Europe.

How To Prepare For The Upcoming March 5 Primary Election

If you’re still recovering from the Presidential election last November, prepare yourselves: on March 5, Angelenos will return to the polls. It is your civic duty to vote and to make sure you’re registered to vote in the upcoming election.

Is It Time For The City To Rethink The Way It Gives Parking Tickets?

No one likes parking tickets, but over the last few years there have been serious complaints about the steadily increasing fines and the private company that handles the tickets for Los Angeles. Now the contract for the private company that runs the Parking Violations Bureau is up for review—and just in time for the mayor's race.

Get Out: LA Zine Fest, ScotsFest & 'The Phantom Tollbooth'

Get out so you can hang out with zinesters, check out some movies or explore Scottish culture.

Get Out: AbFab Sock Puppet Show, Pan African Festival & Vermeer's 'Woman In Blue'

Get out so you can learn about "The Hollywood Canteen," watch a sock puppet recreate the pilot of AbFab and see one of Vermeer's most renowned works.

Get Out: Llyn Foulkes Exhibition, Classical Music at LACMA and Where To Enjoy The Big Game

We have plenty of stuff to do for Super Bowl non-fans and a couple notes for those who will be enjoying the Big Game today.

Get Out: L.A. Art Book Fair, Lunar New Year Celebration and L.A. Photo 'Tour'

Get out so you can "tour" Los Angeles, check out some art books or zines or celebrate the lunar new year.

Photo LA Highlights New Frontiers In Photography

Photo LA has once again returned to the Santa Monica Civic Center for a 4-day photography exhibition. Photo LA features the best iconic work, vernacular pieces—and also the new frontiers in fine art photography.

Forever Young: The Hollywood Museum Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Loretta Young

The Hollywood Museum debuted the exhibition "Loretta Young: Hollywood Legend" yesterday to mark the 100th anniversary of the first actress to win both an Academy Award and Emmy Award.

Cosmic Playground: Artists Create at GALAXY: Science. Art. Party. with Special Guest Bill Nye

This Saturday, over 20 artists will transform a 15,000 square foot space in downtown LA into the ultimate cosmic playground for GALAXY: Science. Art. Party. The party kicks off at 4 p.m. at the LA Mart (11th floor), with “The Planetary Hour” at 6 p.m. featuring a live chat and Q&A with former TV host Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Flux Pavilion's Free Show Draws Crowds and Cops

In what was described by one stoked individual as a "really sick backyard rave," British dubstep producer Flux Pavilion took to a makeshift stage set up in Santa Monica Airport’s Hangar 8 for a free show on Tuesday, November 13th.

An Elvis Impersonator's Tricks Of The Trade: Real Sideburns, Crowd-Pleasers & Hitting That 'Money Note'

By day, Chris Luna is a finance guy, but when he gets home, he trades in his business suit for a white jumpsuit so that he can continue the legacy of The King. LAist had a chance to speak with the 43-year-old local Elvis Presley impersonator, who has been performing for 14 years.

Our Guide to the Best Election-Night Viewing Parties

You've done your civic duty; now the excitement (and nail-biting) begins. We compiled a list of post-poll hot spots where Angelenos can kick back and watch the votes roll in.

Pencil This In: Elijah Wood in Person at Cinefamily, Sex Ghosts at The Last Bookstore & George Bernard Shaw Reading

Here's what's happening: The Last Bookstore gets into the Halloween spirit, The Getty Villa explores Pompeii, Needtheater entertains with a one-man stage adaptation of a short story, NerdMelt promises to make us laugh, Cinefamily welcomes actor Elijah Wood in the flesh and A Noise Within reads George Bernard Shaw.

Get Out: Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibit, Libros Schmibros Book Club & 626 Night Market

Get out so you can check out work by Robert Mapplethorpe or Skid Row artists, talk about books with Libros Schmibros or check out the 626 Night Market.

Tracing Our Roots: Natural History Museum Tackles 500 Years Of Los Angeles History

This summer the Natural History Museum will be opening an ambitious permanent exhibit that takes us back—waaaaay back. "Becoming Los Angeles" seeks to do nothing less than trace our city's ecological and cultural evolution over the past 500 years.

Get Out: Oktoberfest, Zombie Fashion Show, 626 Night Market, Haunted Scavenger Hunt & More

Get out because there is so much to do today whether you like arts, crafts, food, beer or zombies.

Our Favorite Mortician Caitlin Doughty Answers Questions About Her New Book And What It's Like To Die In L.A.

The affable mortician Caitlin Doughty has already won our hearts by answering our ickiest questions about the oblivion awaiting us all with her educational—and often hilarious—"Ask a Mortician" web series and her blog Order of the Good Death.

Your Guide To Dia De Los Muertos Events In Los Angeles

Halloween isn't all about gory scares and fun-size candy bars (although we love that, too). During the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the dearly departed are celebrated through elaborate, respectful and often visually-stunning celebration. We've wrangled up a list of the best events and attractions in Los Angeles for you to check out.

Hello Kitty, Hello Art One Day Pop-Up at Known Gallery

Hello Kitty fans rejoice: Known Gallery will host a one day pop-up tomorrow (Sunday) to celebrate the book release of Hello Kitty, Hello Art. The collectible book features more than 200 works of art inspired by Sanrio’s beloved Hello Kitty—not to mention her pals Keroppi, Little Twin Stars, My Melody and Badtz-Maru.

Get Out: Abbot Kinney Festival, CicLAvia & La Feria de Los Moles

Get out if you want to sample mole, ride around the city's temporarily car-free streets or hang out at festivals in the seaside hoods of Venice and Marina Del Rey.

Get Out: B.A.M. Fest, Grand Park Block Party & Eagle Rock Music Festival

Get out so you can enjoy locally brewed beer, check out the unveiling of 12 acres at Grand Park and jam to over 70 bands and DJs in Eagle Rock.

Your Guide To The Guides: CicLAvia

Sunday's CicLAvia route will close streets to cars from Figueroa at Expo Park all the way to hubs in Chinatown, MacArthur Park and Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, giving those regularly stuck behind the wheel a chance to dust off their bikes, roller skates, skateboards, unicycles and tennis shoes. We rounded up advice (and offered some of our own) on how to get to CicLAvia and what to see, eat, drink and do.

Get Your Creep On: A Guide To Spooky Halloween Events

Everyone from sugar-high toddlers to hard-partying adults has fun on Halloween, but ghosts are the reason for the season and nothing beats the adrenaline rush of a good scare. We scoured the city for the events and attractions that will have you going to sleep with the lights on this fall.

Tweet Away: Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Unveils New Social Lounge

Making its debut on opening night during a program that includes Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky is the the LBSO Balcony Club—a relaxed social lounge where guests are encouraged to kick back and enjoy the show. Members can bring drinks into the concert hall, use their smart phones (on silent and only non-flash photography) and come late or leave early without shame.

Photos: Occupy L.A. Celebrates Its 1-Year Anniversary

Roughly 200 people attended the march that started at 2 p.m. at Pershing Square and stopped at various locations, including a Bank of America branch, the Central Cities Association, a lobbying group that supports gentrification, and the Los Angeles Community College district headquarters to protest education cuts.

Get Out: LA Derby Dolls, Artmageddon & Dudamel Conducts Rite of Spring

Get out so you can see a comedy show, watch a Derby Dolls race or listen to The Rite of Spring at Disney Hall.

Nobody Hikes in L.A.: Mystery And History On the Road to Nowhere

Some things are just not meant to be, and one of them is any kind of road connecting the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains with the Angeles Crest Highway. One such effort, in the 1930s, was wiped out by a giant flood - resulting in the Bridge to Nowhere.

Get Out: ARTmageddon, Moon Festival, Cinerama & Fuck That Fest

Get out so you can eat mooncakes, jam in a warehouse on the Eastside or head to the Cinerama.

Saddleback Stories: Up Close and Personal With Orange County's Tallest Mountain

There are many things throughout Orange County that are named after the twin peaks that dominate the landscape and can be seen, on clear days, from Malibu, the San Gabriel Mountains, Idyllwild and San Diego County. The distinctive saddle shape that gives the mountain its name is as recognizable as the impressive profile of Mt. Baldy.

10 Things To Check Out Before The L.A. County Fair Closes

The LA County Fair is almost over! The last day is this Sunday. Here are some of the rides, the (fried) food and opportunities for public humiliation that you won't want to miss.

To Save Their Home, Van Nuys Family Joins With Activists To Erect 'Fort Hernandez'

When the Hernandez family of Van Nuys went into foreclosure last month, they had no interest becoming one of these statistics. With help from loved ones, the Occupy movement and the community, they decided to stand their ground.

Hikes, Camera, Action! Exploring Corriganville Park's TV And Film History

The variety of natural landscapes around Los Angeles has not been lost on the film and television industry. However, one site that has been used in many productions, yet remains relatively unknown to hikers, is Corriganville Park on the outskirts of Simi Valley.

Mt. Disappointment: A Hike With A View That's Anything But

If mountains had rivalries, one of the most heated would be between two summits in the Angeles National Forest: San Gabriel Peak and Mt. Disappointment. The rivalry goes back much farther than that of USC and UCLA, the Dodgers and Giants or the Lakers and Celtics.

Food Labeling Campaign Broadcasts First Ad, Challenges Corporate Product Safety Claims

The Yes on 37 Right to Know Campaign launched its first TV ads this week. In November, Angelenos will vote on the grassroots ballot initiative Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered foods and a restriction on foods that can be advertised as "natural."

Nature, History and Adventure: Hike On The Bridge To Nowhere

Deep in the Angeles National Forest, high above the San Gabriel River's east fork, a stone arch bridge stands sentinel, the only sign of civilization or human presence to be seen. Seeing a picture of the Bridge to Nowhere, one might assume it is located somewhere in a remote South American jungle. Yet this architectural oddity is right here in Southern California.

Tony's Darts Away Hosts Vinyl Nights, Continuing This Sunday

Launched this summer, customers can bring their own records and spin for an hour every other Sunday to a crowd of 80 or so. The next session will take place this Sunday 8 p.m. to midnight.

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Talks New Album & His First Love: Rock 'n' Roll

Fresh off a global string of music festivals, including L.A.'s own HARD Summer, UK indie rock heroes Bloc Party are back in the mix with their fourth studio album, aptly titled Four and set to release August 21.

Beat the Heat: Hike To These 5 Beautiful Waterfalls

For many people, waterfalls are found in Yosemite, Sequoia, and the Smoky Mountains, but not in Southern California.

Taste Homegrown Tomatoes & Talk Food Labeling at The Learning Garden This Saturday

What says summer more than juicy, homegrown tomatoes? Angelenos, prepare your taste buds! This Saturday, August 18, the Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA) will host a 2:30pm tomato tasting, displaying the variety of tomatoes grown by SLOLA's members.

Dinner Theater: A Play Skewering Foodies Comes to Downtown L.A.

A comedy that skewers foodies -- not food -- makes its L.A. debut at the Archway Theatre next Thursday the 23rd for a four-week run.

Survey Says: L.A. Grocery Shoppers Want GMO Labels

Much has been written about genetically engineered foods in recent months. While information is abundant, we wondered what on-the-ground shoppers in Los Angeles think about genetically engineered products on their grocery shelves. Here are some snippets from random surveys done at several supermarkets in L.A.

Get Schooled At Mormon Rocks Trail (On Your Way to Vegas)

History, botany, physical education and geology…lots of geology…are part of the curriculum on the short but scenic Mormon Rocks Trail in the Cajon Pass. Many SoCal residents know the Cajon Pass as the eastern route out of the L.A. Basin, driving through it on the way to Las Vegas, Mammoth Lakes or Death Valley.

Bigger, Stronger, HARDer: HARD Events Pushes into the Mainstream

Powerhouse promoters HARD Events have never been ones to shy away from a party. But with a recent acquisition by Live Nation and an added emphasis on the mainstream, this party just got a whole lot bigger.

Get Schooled On A Short Hike To Dana Point's Sea Caves

You can learn about history, oceanography, geology, biology, literature and even get some physical education in the bargain—and it’s not in a classroom.

Let the Food Labeling Battle Continue: The Two Sides of GMOs

Thanks to California's Secretary of State approving Proposition 37 for the November ballot on June 11, Angelenos will vote on a food labeling initiative in the coming months. The grassroots ballot initiative seeks mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients (commonly known as Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs) with some exceptions and prohibits food sellers from advertising genetically engineered foods as "natural."

Overheard in L.A.: Why We Don't Need Project Runway

This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from an elevator, Studio City Starbucks, the Outfest screenwriting lab and Beverly Hills.

Lost Cabin Trail: A Real Find in Malibu Creek State Park

Many L.A. area hikers know that the filming site for the TV show “M*A*S*H” can be visited in Malibu Creek State Park. However, not many know about the very scenic, three-quarter mile Lost Cabin Trail which branches off from the site.

Good Samaritan Saves Man From Burning Car

A Good Samaritan saved a man trapped in his burning car in Sun Valley early this morning

Connie the Elephant Euthanized At The San Diego Zoo

Just a few months after arriving at San Diego Zoo from Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, the 45 year-old Asian elephant Connie was euthanized on Thursday following a severe decline in her already-compromised health.

Cooler Than Hiking: Check Out These 5 Shaded Staircases

t’s nice to get outdoors during the summer, but following last week’s heat wave you might be in search of some cooler recreation.

Video: Evett's Model Shop Reminds Us Of An Era Before Video Games

Colby Evett wanted to fly actual airplanes, but he couldn't because of his poor eyesight. So instead of calling it quits completely, he fulfilled his aviation dreams on a smaller—though just as grand—scale: building models and sharing that joy with his customers at his hobby shop.

Overheard in L.A.: The Comic-Con Apocalypse Edition

This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from the writers' room, a nipple-less press conference and Comic-Con.

Travel Town: Griffith Park's Portal To The Past

It's summer, and what better way to beat the infamous San Fernando Valley heat than with a trip to a shaded park where you can not only enjoy a picnic, but see vintage locomotives, learn about the history of transportation in California and actually go on a train ride?

'Shop Made-in-America This Weekend' at Unique LA's Summer Show

Instead of indulging in some retail therapy online or at the outlet malls this weekend, you can consume to your wallet's content...while supporting your local economy. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica will host the second annual Unique LA Summer Show, the largest independent design show in the country featuring 150 designers and artists who make their goods in the U.S., many here in Los Angeles.

PETA to Descend Upon DTLA in the Name of Elephants

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Circus begins its seven-day Los Angeles visit Wednesday at the Staples Center, and local activists will be out in full force once again to protest the group's poor treatment of its animal performers.

Pencil This In: Smashburger Opens, Free Shakespeare, the Duplass Brothers & a Literary Death Match

Need something to do tonight? L.A. has a lot to offer you. Smashburger opens its first L.A.-area location, Cinefamily will screen a film by the Duplass brothers, Book Soup will hold a signing with the author of an inspirational memoir, and the Hammer will host a comedic literary contest.

City of San Bernardino Files for Bankruptcy

California's much-publicized city cash problem has finally hit the Los Angeles area. Last night, San Bernardino became the latest cash-strapped California city to declare bankruptcy. The Inland Empire city of over 200,000 joined Stockton and Mammoth Lakes in declaring Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

Why Angelenos Say Nay to the Bus, Yay to the Car

Here's something to think about the next time you're stuck in traffic on the 405. A new Brookings Institution study showed that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metro area ranked number one in the nation for having the most jobs (96.5%) located in neighborhoods with public transit.

LA River Kayaking Back This Summer (And It's Not on Concrete)

Ever looked at the LA River and wished you could take to it on a kayak? Well, maybe it's not for everyone, but the LA Conservation Corps' kayaking trips on our much-maligned waterway are back this summer.

L.A. Named One of the Worst Places to Make Your Paycheck Stretch

No one really moves to L.A. for the abundance of jobs, low rents or cheap transportation. Even longtime Angelenos aren’t deluded into thinking their city is an easy place to make a living. But is it really all that bad?

Metro Fact of the Day: It's America's Most 'Cutting-Edge' System

We Angelenos aren't necessarily used to taking pride in our public transportation system. We're used to scoffs from boastful New Yorkers and visitors who discover that, underneath our miles and miles of snarled freeways, L.A. actually has a subway network.

Happy 50th Anniversary, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans!

Whatever form your Andy Warhol appreciation has taken over the years, you should know that L.A. has had the distinct privilege of being the city where the "prince of pop" (and pop art for that matter) made his West Coast debut exactly 50 years ago today.

'K-Town' Gets Its Own Reality Show With A Hard-Partying, Foul-Mouthed, Purse-Throwing Cast

Step aside, Snooki and the Situation—it’s time for the West Coast to showcase its own loud and inebriated young population against the backdrop of Koreatown. "K-Town" a (supposedly) unscripted reality show hosted by the YouTube channel LOUD, follows eight Asian-Americans in their adventures of drinking, fighting and partying.

Get Out: Female-Directed Horror Films, Ragtime & Tours of L.A. For Locals

Get out so you can watch some female-directed horror films, listen to ragtime, trek Highland Park and Macarthur Park and more!

Hiking In Southern California's Gold Country: Stake Your Claim At The Big Horn Mine

If you wanted to take a trip that provided great mountain views and a look at an abandoned gold mine, you’d have to go to the Sierras, right? Wrong. High in the San Gabriel Mountains, only a couple of hours from Los Angeles and Orange County, history and nature meet at the Big Horn Mine.

Sailor Finds Out Her Dog Was Euthanized While She Was Deployed

When 29-year-old U.S. Navy petty officer Emily Valenzuela returned home to San Diego from seven months at sea, she couldn’t wait to see her beloved dog Bert. But Valenzuela's high hopes were crushed when her puggle was nowhere in sight. It turns out that Bert was turned over to the county’s Department of Animal Services and euthanized—all without her knowledge or consent.

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