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Sterlin Harjo and Jhane Myers Among Honorees at IllumiNative’s First Indigenous House: LA (Exclusive)

IllumiNative is honoring Native American leaders and artists at the inaugural Los Angeles edition of its Indigenous House. Reservation Dogs showrunner Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Muscogee Creek) and Prey producer Jhane Myers (Comanche/Blackfeet) are among the recipients of the first Native Power Builder Awards, alongside NDN Collective director of policy and advocacy Jade Begay (Diné/Tesuque Pueblo), U.S. […]

Malibu Triathlon Gets Green Light from Malibu City Council After Threat From Tidewater Goby

The Malibu Triathlon is on. The Malibu City Council voted to allow the triathlon to go ahead this weekend after the fate of the event was in question over permitting issues as a result of an altered course that was designed as a way to protect an endangered fish species that have taken residence in […]

Malibu Triathlon Runs Into Fishy Situation: Tidewater Goby Force Organizers to Alter Course

The Malibu Triathlon — a high-profile event scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 that in years past has hosted the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Lopez, Zac Efron, Max Greenfield and Mark Feuerstein — is in danger of being scrapped before it starts. Organizers recently sent out an email blast to competitors alerting them to a change in […]

Los Angeles Unified School District Cancels Classes Monday as Tropical Storm Hilary Hits Region

The Los Angeles Unified School District has canceled school Monday amid a tropical storm warning in the Southern California area. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho made the announcement Sunday afternoon in a live press conference covered by local TV news stations as heavy rainfall was hitting Southern California. “There is no way we can compromise the safety […]

Burbank Declares ‘Tim Burton Day’ With the Hometown Filmmaker Set to Return for Local Film Fest (Exclusive)

Tim Burton is coming home to Burbank. The Burbank City Council has declared that Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, will be “Tim Burton Day” in recognition of the Batman, Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice filmmaker, who was born and raised in the city within Los Angeles County, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. That evening, the 64-year-old filmmaker […]

L.A. Mayor Karen Bass Says It’s “Critical” That AMPTP and WGA Negotiations Get “Resolved Immediately”

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass says she’s willing to “personally engage” with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the Writers Guild as they work to reach an agreement amid the ongoing strike. Bass released a statement on Friday committing herself to assist with the ongoing negotiation, as the effects of the impact […]

As Horses Co-Owner Elizabeth Johnson’s Abuse Claims Go Public, Will Aghajanian Files Lawsuit

The chef co-owners of Hollywood hotspot Horses are escalating their battle for control of the restaurant, with Will Aghajanian taking his wife Elizabeth Johnson to court. Aghajanian alleges in a complaint filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court that Johnson is trying to oust him from their business after she cut him out of […]

Chef Co-Owners of Hollywood Hotspot Horses Trade Assault and Animal Abuse Accusations

A chef at Hollywood hotspot Horses has been granted a restraining order against her husband and restaurant partner after she accused him of physical, emotional and financial abuse over the last decade, detailing incidents in which he allegedly tortured and killed up to 14 animals. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge extended Liz Johnson’s temporary […]

Shirley Halperin Joins Los Angeles Magazine as Editor-in-Chief

Los Angeles Magazine has found its new editor-in-chief: Shirley Halperin. The respected music industry insider is exiting as executive editor of music at Variety, a post she’s held since 2017, to join L.A. Mag, effective June 15. She’s replacing Maer Roshan who was ousted a month ago by bosses at parent company Engine Vision Media […]

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 […]