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Warner Music just moved its employees to a new home in an old factory building in the Arts District.

Friends, family and fans continue to mourn the loss of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed over the weekend outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles.

The L.A. County Coroner’s Office has concluded that a man who died at the home of a prominent Democratic donor in West Hollywood overdosed on crystal meth.

Before former Governor Jerry Brown left office, last year, he put his pen to a couple, new transparency laws.  Both have to do with public access to internal police investigations and…

Think of Santa Monica and there are a number of things that come to mind: an idyllic, beachside setting; a tech-saturated economy; a bastion of liberal politics.

Those who cast their ballot in the LA Unified School Board election at a local school or church likely did so for the last time.

It’s the team that’s had to deal with a geography and identity crisis for years, with some of the most supportive fans in Major League Baseball. The L.A.

A landmark bill signed by then-Governor Brown last year is intended to make records of police misconduct available to the public.

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Jeanette Winterson’s  Frankissstein: A Love Story  is about time travel and body travel.

from Bookworm

Trump may be trying to stop the flow of immigrants, but for $500,000 and a promise to create at least 10 jobs, a foreigner can get a provisional green card.

from Greater LA

Distilleries are places that make alcohol and spirits on-site. They distill spirits such as whiskey, brandy, rum.

from Greater LA

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This week, we look at an art show about the romance and challenges of fatherhood, paintings with digital influences, and a retail pop-up store  in a gallery.

Art Insider Nov. 14: Romance of fatherhood, digitally-influenced paintings, and more

This week, we look at an art show about the romance and challenges of fatherhood, paintings with digital influences, and a retail pop-up store  in a gallery.

from Arts & Culture Stories

In his feature film directorial debut 'The Report', Scott Z. Burns applies his unique approach to look at the truth behind the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" after 9/11.

Scott Z. Burns: 'The Report'

In his feature film directorial debut 'The Report', Scott Z. Burns applies his unique approach to look at the truth behind the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" after 9/11.

from The Treatment

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I decide to pitch a show that I’m pretty sure won’t ever get made, but I do like the title: "Liza Minelli, Private Detective."

“Liza Minelli, Private Detective”

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I decide to pitch a show that I’m pretty sure won’t ever get made, but I do like the title: "Liza Minelli, Private Detective."

from Martini Shot

A cancer researcher grows tired of euthanizing monkeys.

HBM124: Banana Softies

A cancer researcher grows tired of euthanizing monkeys.

from Here Be Monsters

Longtime businesses in Little Tokyo are facing gentrification. They worry they’ll be priced out as downtown has revitalized, and rents are going up.

Can the Japanese community save Little Tokyo from gentrification?

Longtime businesses in Little Tokyo are facing gentrification. They worry they’ll be priced out as downtown has revitalized, and rents are going up.

from Greater LA

Outside of his music photography, Todd Gray examines the legacies of colonialism in Europe and Africa.

Todd Gray explores colonialism in Africa and Europe through photos

Outside of his music photography, Todd Gray examines the legacies of colonialism in Europe and Africa.

from Greater LA

Imagine that you’ve just had a baby. The baby is three months premature, and both of you have to spend time recovering in the hospital.

How one new mom got a $1.7 million bill after delivering her baby prematurely

Imagine that you’ve just had a baby. The baby is three months premature, and both of you have to spend time recovering in the hospital.

from Greater LA

Longtime businesses in Little Tokyo are facing gentrification. They worry they’ll be priced out as downtown has revitalized, and rents are going up.

An effort to save Little Tokyo from gentrification

Longtime businesses in Little Tokyo are facing gentrification. They worry they’ll be priced out as downtown has revitalized, and rents are going up.

from Greater LA