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San Pedro’s iconic underground skate park struggles to reopen

May 28, 2017 at 6:01 pm
It was so simple in the beginning. A group of skateboarders began hanging out under the 110 Freeway near a park-and-ride lot off of Channel Street in San Pedro, building a couple of "bumps" in the concrete to hone their skills. Before long, those bumps turned into a bowl. Then More



Closure lifted after sharks again drive surfers and swimmers from water off San Clemente

May 28, 2017 at 6:01 pm
San Clemente lifeguards lifted a closure Sunday afternoon after ordering Memorial Day weekend beachgoers out of the water in the morning when four sharks were spotted near the shore. An area one mile south and one mile north of the San Clemente Pier was closed after four sharks, one between 9 and… More

More than 150 firefighters battling 30-acre brush fire above Brentwood

May 28, 2017 at 5:59 pm
More than 150 firefighters were battling a "major emergency" brush fire that charred at least 30 acres in the Brentwood area Sunday afternoon, officials said. More

There’s Rainbow on Venice Beach

May 25, 2017 at 1:01 pm
Venice artist Patrick Marston and his husband Michael Brunt are bringing a rainbow to Venice Beach, pulling out their paintbrushes to transform the Lifeguard tower at the end of Brooks Ave., in Venice from its traditional blue to rainbow for Venice Pride. You can help! Join the painting team today and tomorrow, May 25 & 26, anytime ... More

Air Food Blows Into Santa Monica With French Favorites and a ‘Water Bar’

May 25, 2017 at 1:01 pm
The new Broadway restaurant looks at things a little differently Just in case you thought Santa Monica was only populated by fast casual restaurants and decades-old Italian spots these days, here comes Air Food. The decidedly French eatery keeps things just as airy as the name would suggest over on Broadway, with a sunny new ... More

If you plan on having a baby under Trumpcare, you better start saving now

May 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Seventeenth century playwright William Congreve famously wrote that hell has no fury like a woman scorned. House Republicans may feel some of that heat once their constituents find out the healthcare bill they passed could make maternity coverage vastly more expensive and harder to obtain. It’s… More

Watts family jolted by news: 16-year-old found dead in Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor

May 25, 2017 at 12:58 pm
Sandra Aguilar was in a Staples store photocopying fliers of her missing 16-year-old cousin when a phone call sent her crumpling to the ground. She no longer needed the fliers. Her cousin, Jorsuan Gonzalez Valencia, was dead. His body had been found floating in Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor earlier that day. More

Silver Lake’s Mh Zh Is The Israeli Sidewalk Cafe That L.A. Didn’t Know It Was Missing

May 25, 2017 at 12:32 am
The richness and complexity of a city’s dining scene can be determined by two factors. First, look at its singular and novelty vendors. Think of Bia Coffee in Koreatown, which just sells flower-based coffees, or Kawaba Rice Ball on Melrose, which sells nothing but stuffed rice balls. For Los Angeles’ culinary landscape to support such ... More

This Clever Indian-Mexican Mashup Serves at a Hollywood Car Wash

May 24, 2017 at 11:35 pm
Aptly-named Indimex Eats is building bridges and cleaning cars Wind slowly past the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Cahuenga on a weekday evening in Hollywood, and one will undoubtedly spot the corner car wash. Behind that, just up the street towards the lights of Hollywood proper, is a smog shop and auto body repair ... More

Former Playboy model gets probation for body shaming photo at Playa Vista gym

May 24, 2017 at 11:34 pm
From staff and wire reports A Playboy model who took a photo of a nude 70-year-old woman in the shower of a Playa Vista gym locker room and posted it on social media with a derogatory comment pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor and was placed on three years probation. In exchange for her ... More

21-Story Tower Coming to Downtown Long Beach

May 24, 2017 at 11:34 pm
21-Story Tower Coming to Downtown Long Beach Read more A group of developers led by the Ratkovich Company is planning a $154-million mixed-use complex in Downtown Long Beach, according to Longbeachize. The Broadway Block project, slated for the east side of Long Beach Boulevard between Broadway and 3rd Street, calls for the construction of a ... More