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John Legend, Magic Johnson, Rosario Dawson Celebrate Karen Bass Win in L.A. Mayor’s Race: “This Is Historic!”

A week and a day after voters went to the polls in Los Angeles on Nov. 14, the L.A. mayor’s race has been called for Congresswoman Karen Bass. After a hard-fought race against candidate Rick Caruso — which saw the billionaire real estate developer spend more than $100 million of his own money on his […]

Kerry Washington on the L.A. Mayor’s Race and Hitting the Campaign Trail Because “Democracy Is on the Ballot”

On Tuesday, Kerry Washington joined Vice President Kamala Harris and Los Angeles mayoral candidate Rep. Karen Bass for a meet-and-greet at a breakfast spot on Pico Boulevard, encouraging maximum civic participation on Election Day. But just before this, the actress and activist completed a three-day, four-state trip that she has termed the “S.O.S. Tour,” where […]

As the L.A. Mayor’s Race Tightens, Hollywood Supporters Dig In

“It’s now a very close race. That’s exciting,” says Jay Sures, vice chairman of UTA, and a supporter of Los Angeles mayoral candidate Rick Caruso. He’s not kidding. Two new polls show a very tight race. According to a UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies’ poll released Oct. 2, among all registered voters, Caruso is […]

Los Angeles Mayor Race: Karen Bass and Rick Caruso Will Face Off In General Election

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) and billionaire local developer Rick Caruso are headed to a November run-off election for the Los Angeles mayoralty after the Associated Press called the race on Tuesday night. The top vote-getters in the open primary go on to face each other in the general election in November. Their candidacies — […]

In L.A. Mayor’s Race, Hollywood Is Divided in Two Camps: Team Bass and Team Caruso

With the June 7 California primaries fast approaching, Hollywood already is awash with fundraisers for frontrunners in the Los Angeles mayoral race. “I’ve never seen something crazier in my entire life,” says Rick Caruso supporter Jay Sures. “Hollywood, it’s broken down. You have Rick Caruso supporters. You have Karen Bass supporters, and then you have […]

Hollywood-Loved Angelini Restaurant Opens Second Location in Palisades Village

Angelini Osteria, a longtime Hollywood power lunch favorite on Beverly Boulevard, was born out of love; the chef Gino Angelini and his now-wife and business partner Elizabeth Angelini were newly dating when he decided to stay in America (instead of returning to his native Italy) and open a restaurant, which Elizabeth agreed to help him […]

In Rick Caruso’s L.A. Mayoral Bid, Hollywood Heavies See Themselves

Shortly after Rick Caruso, the billionaire real estate developer behind Mid-City mall The Grove and the Rosewood Miramar Beach resort in Montecito, entered the L.A. mayoral race on Feb. 9., Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos took to Facebook to proclaim his support: “He is a leader who can and does get things done,” he wrote, adding: […]

Real Estate Mogul Rick Caruso Says He’s Running for L.A. Mayor

Real estate developer Rick Caruso, the billionaire known for creating the Grove, the Americana at Brand and the Palisades Village shopping centers, announced Friday that he’s running for mayor of Los Angeles after months of speculation. He filed his official declaration with L.A.’s city clerk just ahead of Saturday’s deadline. “I believe in the LA […]

High-Profile L.A. Crimes Spark Rush for Bullet-Proof Cars, Rolex Replicas and Safe Rooms

Private security contractors report that a recent string of high-profile retail robberies and home burglaries in upscale Los Angeles neighborhoods has caused a dramatic uptick in requests for their services and prompted many of their wealthy clients to change their routines out of a mix of caution and fear. Recent high-profile crimes involving the entertainment […]

Netflix to Operate Historic Palisades Bay Movie Theater

Netflix and Los Angeles shopping mall developer Caruso announced Friday that the two have partnered to keep the legendary Bay Theater in the tony Palisades Village open. The lease expands the streamer’s ability to screen its movies on the big screen during awards season while helping another struggling cinema to stay open. Netflix already operates […]

The Grove Launches Dining Experience Atop Its Famous Trolley

Dining at The Grove has been elevated. The famous double-decker trolley that winds through the L.A. shopping plaza will debut a private eating experience on its top deck starting Tuesday. Dubbed Bistro 1759, the experience is available for parties up to 10 people and will feature a four-course menu curated by Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar […]