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Mayor's Fund releases 2016 spending report – Los Angeles Times

December 14, 2017 11:02:33 pm | 0 Comments

A nonprofit created by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to fund local civic programs slowed fundraising efforts in its third year and sped up spending, according to tax records set to be filed Friday with the federal government. The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles raised $3.4 million and spent $8 million in the 2016-2017 fiscal…

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Candy! Unicorns! Flying pigs! Get a sneak peek inside Candytopia, LA's sweetest interactive exhibition – LA Daily News

December 14, 2017 5:26:15 pm | 0 Comments

Los Angeles-based artist, TV personality and celebrity candy stylist Jackie Sorkin took all of her wildest, wackiest and weirdest candy-filled dreams and brought them to life in her new interactive art exhibition dubbed Candytopia. It’s a sugary wonderland, exploding with pure imagination that officially opens to the public on Friday, Dec. 15 at LA Hangar Studios…

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Inside Brennan's, the Westside's Remodeled Turtle Racing Bar – Eater LA

December 14, 2017 9:35:35 am | 0 Comments

One of Los Angeles’s most unique bars returns on Tuesday, as Brennan’s will once again light up Lincoln Boulevard with draft beer, casual bar fare, and those famous turtle races. Back in March, Tony Yanow and the larger Artisanal Brewers Collective made a move to take over the Marina Del Rey property, throwing the future…

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There's a New Hello Kitty-Themed Karaoke Spot in the San Gabriel Valley – Eater LA

December 14, 2017 8:10:00 am | 0 Comments

Hello Kitty in the SGV This holiday season, Energy Bistro & Karaoke is being transformed into a Sanrio-themed home for all things Hello Kitty. The new collaboration will include large-scale themed rooms capable of holding up to 25 people at a time, as well as a variety of dishes done up in the usual Hello…

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Curbed Cup 1st round: (3) South Park vs. (14) Studio City – Curbed LA

December 13, 2017 2:36:18 pm | 0 Comments

The Curbed Cup, our annual award for the neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 16 neighborhoods vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. We’ll reveal each of the neighborhoods this week, and polls will be open for 24 hours so you can cast your vote as to which ones should advance. Let the eliminations…

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Biggest LA fire spreading more slowly as survivors pick up the pieces – Yahoo News

December 13, 2017 10:18:29 am | 0 Comments

Flames from the “Thomas” fire, the fifth biggest in California’s history, burn in the hills above Carpinteria (AFP Photo/Robyn Beck) Carpinteria (United States) (AFP) – Crews battling wildfires ravaging southern California for a week have managed to slow the spread of the worst of the blazes, officials said Tuesday, as residents were taking stock of…

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Motorcyclist Crashes Into Man Who Fatally Jumped Onto SB 101 Freeway in Downtown LA; 2 Lanes Closed – KTLA

December 13, 2017 7:04:17 am | 0 Comments

Please enable Javascript to watch this video A motorcyclist suffered minor injuries after crashing into a man who fatally jumped from a bridge above the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday morning, prompting officials to close two of the lanes. Authorities investigate a fatality on the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles on Dec.…

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Hollywood's Hearth & Hound Owner Ken Friedman Accused of Sexual Harassment – Eater LA

December 12, 2017 10:03:00 am | 0 Comments

Longtime restaurateur Ken Friedman, whose empire spans from New York City to San Francisco to Los Angeles, has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment. Ten different women have come forward to the New York Times to speak out on what they say is years of ongoing groping, sexual misconduct, and verbal abuse. The…

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British Fashion Entrepreneurs Spend $24 Million on Modern Los Angeles Compound – Wall Street Journal

December 12, 2017 9:22:44 am | 0 Comments

British fashion entrepreneurs Tom and Ruth Chapman have purchased a home in Los Angeles’s Trousdale Estates area for $24 million, according to two people familiar with the deal. In September, the Chapmans sold a majority stake in their fashion e-commerce business Matchesfashion.com to private-equity funds managed by Apax Partners, according to Apax in a statement.​The…

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LA school board considers move to increase transparency – Los Angeles Times

December 12, 2017 8:02:41 am | 0 Comments
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