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Qualcomm, Microsoft and Airbus invest in Santa Monica drone software start-up AirMap

February 23, 2017 at 12:33 pm
The venture capital arms of Qualcomm Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Airbus have led a $26-million investment in AirMap, the builder of drone air traffic management software announced Thursday. The Santa Monica start-up, which opened its first office in 2015, builds technology that tracks air traffic,… More
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Ex-LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich charged with misconduct in death penalty case

February 23, 2017 at 12:33 pm
The State Bar of California announced Thursday that it has filed disciplinary charges against former Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich for alleged misconduct in a death penalty case dating back more than 30 years. The State Bar alleges Trutanich suppressed evidence, withheld the identity of a witness and allowed false testimony to be entered ... More

In LA’s Tough Restaurant Market, Catering to Kids Certainly Makes Sense

February 23, 2017 at 11:39 am
Plus a new Valley brunch, and lots of wine talk Kids meals come to the Albright There’s a growing trend (or rather, the return of a trend) in the restaurant scene these days: catering to kids. With more and more spots to dine on the greater Los Angeles scene, some restaurants have once again begun ... More

El Segundo’s Newest Craft Beer Bar Lets You Pour Your Own Pints

February 23, 2017 at 11:29 am
Brewport Tap House opens in a cool downtown El Segundo space The already craft beer-soaked South Bay is getting another contender soon, this one called Brewport Tap House. The El Segundo option will actually take over the former downtown post office, with plans for a pour-it-yourself setup little seen in Los Angeles. Opening in late ... More

Richmond City Council unanimously approves Trump impeachment resolution

February 23, 2017 at 11:28 am
Richmond became the first city in the United States to call upon congress to impeach President Trump, citing his business holdings as cause for investigation. More

Oscar red carpet step-and-repeat photo backdrop brought in amid ongoing preps

February 23, 2017 at 11:28 am
With only four more days until the Oscars, preparations are underway for the star-studded event, including setting up the press line along the red carpet and the step-and-repeat photo backdrop. More

This Weekend: Bus shuttles replace Expo Line between Expo/Sepulveda and Downtown Santa Monica

February 23, 2017 at 11:25 am
Starting this Friday evening through close of service on Sunday, there will be no train service to four Metro Expo Line stations — Expo/Bundy, 26th Street/Bergamot, 17th Street/Santa Monica College and Downtown Santa Monica — in order for crews to complete the one-year warranty repairs and upgrades. This will be the last weekend in February ... More

It’s Game On at West LA’s Fun New Double Take

February 23, 2017 at 11:24 am
Skeeball and more at the Hotel Palomar today There’s a cool new West LA restaurant player opening today called Double Take, and it’s here to have some fun. The full-service restaurant doubles as a bar and lounge, and comes complete with a wide array of games to enjoy. Double Take slips into the former BLVD ... More

Drought finally over in nearly every part of California, scientists say

February 23, 2017 at 11:22 am
The historic drought that plagued California for five years is finally over in nearly every part of the state, federal scientists reported Thursday. Because of the latest round of soaking storms that crumpled Oroville Dam’s spillway, flooded downtown San Jose and caused mudslides across Southern California, 83 percent of California is now out of drought ... More

‘Fast and the Furious’ director Rob Cohen finds a new place to park it in Woodland Hills

February 23, 2017 at 8:41 am
Filmmaker Rob Cohen, who created “The Fast and the Furious” action franchise, has bought a home in Woodland Hills for $1.755 million. The Mediterranean-style home, built in 1950 and remodeled last year, sits behind gates and has a palm-lined walkway leading to the front door. Inside, the 4,650… More

Best Restaurants in Long Beach

February 23, 2017 at 8:38 am
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:23 a.m. EXPAND Khao Soi Courtesy Thai District As the second biggest city in Los Angles County, Long Beach is often overlooked and perpetually underrated. It lays claim to L.A.’s only officially-sanctioned dog-friendly beach, vibrant nightlife and an increasingly impressive array of restaurants. And it’s only getting better. Rising restaurant ... More