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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 […]

NPR, LAist Studios Launch Audio Incubator for Latino Creators (Exclusive)

Sometime after Southern California Public Radio launched its podcast development and production division in 2019, it pledged that the entire LAist Studios slate would be hosted, produced or staffed by creators from historically excluded backgrounds. And with Hispanics comprising the plurality of Los Angeles County’s population, the studio has partnered with National Public Radio to […]

Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Trevor Bauer Suspended for Two Seasons Over Sexual Assault Allegation

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was suspended Friday for two full seasons without pay by Major League Baseball for violating the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy, which he denies. Bauer’s lengthy suspension comes after a San Diego woman, whom the pitcher had met through social media, alleged that Bauer beat and sexually […]

John Cho to Speak at L.A. Uprising 30th Anniversary Event From Korean American Leaders of Hollywood

John Cho, The Good Doctor‘s Will Yun Lee and Rep. Marilyn Strickland will convene in Koreatown on May 1 for LA Stories: Sa-I-Gu, an evening to mark the 30th anniversary of the civil unrest that rocked Los Angeles in 1992 and made headlines across the nation. Hosted by the advocacy organization Korean American Leaders in […]

Beloved Beverly Hills Hotel Pool Manager Finally Given Resting Place More Than a Year After His Death

Svend Petersen has a final resting place. After the beloved Beverly Hills Hotel pool manager died at age 90 on Dec. 22, 2020, his remains were stuck in limbo for one year, as no survivors claimed them. Enter Jonny Fink. A realtor and former producer (Arli$$), Fink met Petersen in the summer of 1982 when […]

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 […]

Hollywood Sign to Transform Into “Rams House” Installation Following Super Bowl Win

Following the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl win on Sunday night, a team celebration will temporarily take over a historic part of the city: the Hollywood Sign. A temporary installation reading “Rams House” will be displayed over the iconic sign starting Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced following the game. In a partnership of the city, […]

Martine Colette, Founder of Wildlife Waystation, Dies at 79

Martine Colette, who founded the Wildlife Waystation outside Los Angeles and ran the animal sanctuary for more than four decades, died Sunday of lung cancer at Lake Havasu, Ariz., a publicist announced. She was 79. In 1976, Colette opened the Wildlife Waystation, a 160-acre refuge in the Angeles National Forest near Sylmar and Tujunga. Under […]