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Sam Brodey

  • News
    Westwood's hit a rough patch lately. UCLA students are getting mugged. A college bar engaged in some filthy behavior. Now, the neighborhood boasts a Twitter account dedicated solely to chronicling the closing of restaurants and businesses.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Excited for this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival? Get out your schedule and start planning, because the set times and venues for the August 18 street festival have been released.
  • News
    An Inglewood man in a wheelchair was killed early Sunday morning after an apparent shooting. Sergio Velez, 48, was found dead by authorities around 2:20am in the 900 block of South Osage Avenue near Prairie Avenue in Inglewood with bullet wounds in his head and back.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Los Angeles in late summer boasts a couple of big-time music festivals. But bargain-seeking music fans should get excited: the Mad Decent Block Party is coming to town again, and it's still 100% free.
  • Food
    The nationwide backlash from Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's controversial comments regarding homosexuality and same-sex marriage has been particularly strong in Los Angeles and especially in the entertainment industry. Celebrities (like The Office's Ed Helms) have denounced the Georgia-based fast food chain's comments and the Jim Henson Company publicly severed all ties with Chick-fil-A. Now, the company is feeling the heat from the actual neighborhood of Hollywood as well as the industry.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Late summer is shaping up to be a busy time for Los Angeles music fans. The latest addition to the seasonal festival lineup is the H20 Music Festival, slated to go down in Los Angeles State Historic Park near Chinatown on August 25.
  • Food
    Big things are happening for In-N-Out Burger. Amid rumors of expansion, the SoCal-based chain is setting up pop-up shops in far-flung lands. The latest? The Southeast Asian nation of Singapore.
  • News
    Los Angeles medical marijuana patients: you might want to take advantage of using your local marijuana dispensary while you still can. The days of unfettered expansion and operation of dispensaries within the boundaries of the City of Los Angeles may quickly be coming to a close. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously yesterday to place a ban on marijuana shops in the city.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Get out so you can see the Jacksons live, check out the Los Feliz street fair or LACMA's new exhibit.
  • News
    It's been a good couple of months for Southern California bike enthusiasts. First, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced in April that the City of Los Angeles would initiate bike sharing around the city. Yesterday, Anaheim became the first West Coast city to start such a program. And now, Santa Monica has decided to press fast-forward on its plans to bring bike sharing to the city.

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