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5 New Los Angeles Restaurants to Try Now

Los Angeles’ dining culture is as diverse as its neighborhoods and the people who inhabit them. And with each new restaurant opening, the scene becomes broadened by unique dishes, elevated cocktails and smart atmospheric design that add color and texture to the city. In a place where there’s no shortage of sunlight — and where […]

Los Angeles Elects U.S. Rep Karen Bass as Mayor

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass defeated developer Rick Caruso Wednesday to become the next mayor of Los Angeles, as voters elevated the first Black woman to hold the post as City Hall contends with multiple scandals that have shaken trust in government, an out-of-control homeless crisis and rising crime rates. With 70% of the vote tallied, […]

Oscars: Saudi Arabia Picks ‘Raven Song’ as International Feature Submission

Director Mohamed Al Salman’s Raven Song, a coming-of-age comedy about a young man, Nasar, who is dared by his best friend to reach out to a mystery woman by singing a love poem, has been chosen by Saudi Arabia as its contender for best international feature at the 2023 Academy Awards. Shot in Riyadh, Raven […]

L.A. Real Estate Agents, Housing Activists Battle Over Measure ULA, the So-Called “Mansion Tax,” Ahead of Nov. 8 Vote

A tight mayoral race will not be the only thing getting attention on Angeleno ballots on Nov. 8. Measure ULA, dubbed “the mansion tax,” will also be up for a vote in the city of Los Angeles, amid opposition from Los Angeles’ real estate industry. If passed, the measure would add a new tax on […]

Madame Wu, Famed Southern California Restaurateur, Dies at 106

Madame Sylvia Wu, whose iconic restaurant Madame Wu’s Garden served Hollywood A-listers for decades, has died. She was 106. According to the Los Angeles Times, the famed restaurateur died on Sept. 29. When Wu, her husband and their three kids moved from New York to Los Angeles, she was shocked to find inauthentic Cantonese dishes […]

L.A.’s Lucas Museum Pushes Back Opening to 2025

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has delayed its opening again as construction continues. After previously pushing its planned launch from 2022 to 2023, the Los Angeles-based museum that is founded by filmmaker George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson announced Tuesday that its targeted opening has now been delayed by another two years. The museum, […]

Universal Studios Hollywood Shares Update on Super Nintendo World

Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday revealed Super Nintendo World will open next year. A specific date was not given, but the highly anticipated themed land will open at the popular Los Angeles destination in 2023. The opening will mark the first Super Nintendo World in the U.S. Currently, the video game-themed land, which puts guests […]

L.A. County Drops Mask Requirement for Vaccinated Individuals at Indoor Venues

Vaccinated individuals can go mask-less indoors across Los Angeles County as soon as this weekend. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a new order today that allows businesses, venues and establishments to drop all masking requirements for staff and customers as long as they can verify that 100 percent of customers (ages […]

The 10 Most Expensive Los Angeles Real Estate Deals of 2021

Tech billionaires and music moguls dominate the list of the priciest L.A. real estate transactions in 2021. Numerous records were broken — including for the most expensive home ever purchased in California — as the ultra-rich invested in mini-fiefdoms that give them few reasons to ever leave the house. According to Branden Williams of Beverly […]

Los Angeles Restaurants, Nightlife Gear Up for Omicron Surge: “I Don’t Want to Be Back Here”

Just as L.A.’s hospitality sector was starting to recover from the last wave of the COVID-19 virus, restaurants and nightlife venues are bracing for the effects of the surging Omicron variant and contemplating the possibility of renewed restrictions. Almost two years into the pandemic, closed doors and canceled bookings are familiar occurrences. But with Omicron […]

Inside Kanye West and Drake’s Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert

Thursday night’s event at the Los Angeles Coliseum was equal parts concert and a burying of the hatchet, given the spotty, sometimes diss-riddled relationship of the night’s two performers: Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and his special guest Drake. The show was billed as a benefit concert for Larry Hoover, the polarizing former street […]

Los Angeles Magazine Cover Story on Psychedelics Being Developed as TV Series, Metaverse

‘Shrooms! Shamans! Kosher LSD! Why Los Angeles Is Suddenly Tripping Out is the headline atop a Los Angeles Magazine cover story written by journalist Peter Kiefer based on his investigation of the city’s current craze in all things mind-altering. “Los Angeles is currently in the grip of a psychedelics fervor not seen since Jim Morrison ambled his way […]