LA Observed

LA Observed

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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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Last November’s Woolsey Fire burned down hundreds of homes in LA and Ventura counties.

from Greater LA

Americans have a long history of expressing our opinions in the form of protest against what we view as injustices.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To find the oldest continuously operating tortilleria in Southern California, you need to hop on the 10 Freeway and drive all the way to the outskirts of downtown Indio to Arriola’s…

from Good Food

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This week: see costumes that steal the (TV) show; celebrate Bauhaus through photos; learn about the Victorian Valley; find the voice of your place; and go loco for Legos .

5 design things to do this week: August 19 - 25

This week: see costumes that steal the (TV) show; celebrate Bauhaus through photos; learn about the Victorian Valley; find the voice of your place; and go loco for Legos .

Preliminary studies suggest that for at least some people high stress jobs can cause harm to DNA.

The impact of work-related stress on DNA

Preliminary studies suggest that for at least some people high stress jobs can cause harm to DNA.

from Second Opinion

A remarkable documentary called "Aquarela" is about water--really and truly about water and its effect on the planet.

Aquarela

A remarkable documentary called "Aquarela" is about water--really and truly about water and its effect on the planet.

from Film Reviews

When you’re introduced to a cuisine by eating in restaurants, often times the process and pantry seem impenetrable.

Making Korean meals at home is easier than you think, says Sohui Kim

When you’re introduced to a cuisine by eating in restaurants, often times the process and pantry seem impenetrable.

from Good Food

Julianne Moore joins us with her husband, writer-director Bart Freundlich, to talk about their careers and their new drama, ‘After the Wedding,’ the fourth film they’ve made together.

Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich on ‘After the Wedding’

Julianne Moore joins us with her husband, writer-director Bart Freundlich, to talk about their careers and their new drama, ‘After the Wedding,’ the fourth film they’ve made together.

from The Business

KCRW and Gustavo Arellano’s second annual   Great Tortilla Tournament   is now underway, with 32 tortilla makers from across Southern California moving on to the second round this…

Defending champion Sonoratown aims for tortilla perfection

KCRW and Gustavo Arellano’s second annual Great Tortilla Tournament is now underway, with 32 tortilla makers from across Southern California moving on to the second round this…

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Oscar-winner Julianne Moore and writer-director Bart Freundlich make movies together--and they’re also a married couple.

Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich on their careers and new film, ‘After the Wedding’

Oscar-winner Julianne Moore and writer-director Bart Freundlich make movies together--and they’re also a married couple.

from The Business

Over at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, chefs are flocking to  Weiser Family Farms    for biquinho peppers.

Now in season, Biquinho peppers are coveted by chefs. Here’s why

Over at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, chefs are flocking to Weiser Family Farms  for biquinho peppers.

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