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New Doc Explores Fatal Danger of Pacific Coast Highway

21 Miles in Malibu, a documentary about traffic, grief and bureaucratic inertia, premieres Feb. 16 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It’s produced by and centers on the producer Michel Shane (Catch Me If You Can, I Robot), his wife, Ellen, and their 13-year-old daughter, Emily, who was fatally struck by a driver in […]

Guest Column: Monterey Park’s Legacy Should Be Cultural Empowerment, Not Tragedy

On Jan. 21, the night before the Lunar New Year, a gunman killed 11 people and injured nine others at a ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park, California, frequented by immigrant elders. For many across the country and even the rest of Los Angeles County, the town became simply the latest American city to host […]

Hollywood Flashback: The Flood of 1938 Sunk Houses, Roads and Hollywood

The death toll stands at 19 and counting after a series of winter storms have deluged Southern California since Christmas. For Los Angeles, things have not yet reached the catastrophic heights of the flood of 1938, which claimed 115 lives and caused $2 billion in damage. The pummeling began on Feb. 27 and did not […]

Flooding and Mudslides Shut Down Roads Across Los Angeles

As cities further north along the California coast face mandatory evacuations, Los Angeles also continues to be impacted by flooding due to heavy rainfall across the state. Reportedly, as of Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, Porter Ranch and Woodland Hills have gotten six inches of precipitation, Bel Air and Beverly Hills have gotten five, and the […]

Chateau Marmont Agrees to Landmark Union Contract

It’s over. Four months after unionizing — and three years since a nascent organizing drive quietly began before the pandemic hit — workers at the Chateau Marmont have ratified their first contract following negotiations with owner André Balazs. UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents more than 32,000 hospitality employees, now including those at the legendary […]

Beloved Brentwood Restaurant Closes Due to Rent Hike

After 25 years hosting such regulars as Harrison Ford, Rob Reiner, Ted Danson, Diane Keaton and Frank Gehry, the much-loved Italian eatery Vincenti Ristorante shuttered Oct. 15. Opened in 1997 by Maureen Vincenti (whose late husband owned the famed Rex Il Ristorante, featured in Pretty Woman) and chef Nicola Mastronardi, its Brentwood building was purchased by […]

L.A.’s New Sixth Street Bridge Already a Hot Shooting Location for Local Productions Like ‘Creed III’

The old Sixth Street Bridge that once spanned the Los Angeles River, connecting the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles with the neighborhood of Boyle Heights, was used in countless commercials, music videos, TV shows and films (e.g., Transformers) between its unveiling in 1932 and its demolition in 2016. (It was deemed to be seismically […]

Ex-Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez Resigns Council Seat Amid Uproar Over Racist Remarks

The Los Angeles City Council member whose racist slurs in a leaked recording created an uproar resigned Wednesday hours after the state attorney general announced an investigation into possible criminal charges involving a meeting where she made the remarks. Former Council President Nury Martinez, the first Latina to hold the seat, announced her decision in […]

History Channel/A+E Networks Forms Multiyear Partnership With Roybal Film and TV Production Magnet Fund

The History Channel/A+E Networks has entered in a multiyear partnership with the Roybal Film and Television Magnet Fund, which supports the magnet school of the same name founded last summer by a host of industry elites, including George Clooney, Grant Heslov and CAA managing director Bryan Lourd. A+E Networks Group president and chair Paul Buccieri […]

Will This Avenue Become the Next Hot Block in Los Angeles?

A cluster of former prop warehouses and other commercial buildings — near the intersection of Melrose and Western avenues in an area known as Melrose Hill — is quietly yet quickly turning into a hive of art galleries, indie retailers and inventive nightlife. Existing and incoming tenants range from acclaimed sandwich shop Ggiata and L.A.-based womenswear […]

Los Angeles 2028 Summer Olympics Dates Announced

The 2028 Los Angeles Olympics kicked off a six-year countdown on Monday with the announcement of the dates for the Games’ return to the city. The opening ceremony will be July 14. Competition will run through July 30. The Paralympic Games will be Aug. 15-27. “This milestone makes the games real for every athlete actively […]

Los Angeles Now Has Two Big Competing Pride Events, LA Pride and WeHo Pride, and People Are Confused

From 1979 to 2019, West Hollywood served as the official center for Los Angeles’ Pride events, hosting its annual parade and festival while local bars overflowed with celebrants. After a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus, this year’s LA Pride will break away from that tradition, moving to Hollywood Boulevard, where the world’s first permitted gay parade took […]

NRDC Event Honoring Julia Louis-Dreyfus Turns Into Hollywood Exec Roast: “These F***ers Are Going to the Moon”

Comedy and the fight against climate change made for interesting bedfellows Tuesday night in Hollywood during the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Night of Comedy fundraiser. The event celebrated Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who is on NRDC’s board of trustees, for her impassioned and committed work in the environmental fight, and use of her public platform to encourage […]

TikTok to Sponsor LA Pride Parade Next Month

TikTok will be the presenting sponsor of Christopher Street West’s L.A. Pride Parade in June. As part of this year’s sponsorship, TikTok will debut a float during the parade and host live programming backstage at the L.A. Pride in the Park music event on June 11 at Los Angeles State Historic Park, where performers include […]

Ashley Nissenberg, Hollywood Attorney, Dies at 41

Ashley Nissenberg, a partner at Hollywood legal firm Yorn Levine Barnes Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner Endlich and Gellman, has died. She was 41. Nissenberg was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer in June of 2021. She died on May 7, surrounded by her family. “On behalf of the partners of Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich […]

LA Philharmonic to Increase Security After Dave Chappelle Onstage Attack

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association plans to increase security following comedian Dave Chappelle being attacked onstage at one of the venues they operate, the Hollywood Bowl. “The safety of our artists, visitors and staff is the LA Phil’s top priority,” the organization said in a statement Thursday. “We are reviewing our existing procedures both internally […]