LA Observed

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The week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture.

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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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On February 18, 1965, a crowd of more than 700 people packed Cambridge University’s debate hall for an intellectual clash for the ages.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Benjamin Moser’s Sontag: Her Life and Work is interested in the writing and ideas of Susan Sontag.

from Bookworm

In the Willmore neighborhood of Long Beach, countless people are waiting to enter a nonprofit called Beacon for Him Ministries (BHM).

from Greater LA

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Desert X is a public art exhibition that happens every two years.

The controversial Desert X and Saudi Arabia collaboration

Desert X is a public art exhibition that happens every two years.

from Greater LA

Charles Jencks, architect, landscape designer and prodigious writer, has died at age 80. He made a mark from the halls of UCLA to the hills of Scotland.

'If you can’t take the kitsch, get out of the kitchen': Remembering Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks, architect, landscape designer and prodigious writer, has died at age 80. He made a mark from the halls of UCLA to the hills of Scotland.

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Motherless Brooklyn from Warner Bros. Pictures.

KCRW Partner Screening: Motherless Brooklyn

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Motherless Brooklyn from Warner Bros. Pictures.

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I remember a few weeks ago, when videos of unidentified aerial phenomena surfaced, and the Navy said, yeah, those were UFOs, and then we…

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This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I remember a few weeks ago, when videos of unidentified aerial phenomena surfaced, and the Navy said, yeah, those were UFOs, and then we…

from Martini Shot

Producer Bethany Denton wants to know if her meat-eater’s guilt is justified.

HBM122: Should Cows Have Names?

Producer Bethany Denton wants to know if her meat-eater’s guilt is justified.

from Here Be Monsters

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a    third of all adults    under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s    more than 40%   .

Why more adults are moving in with their parents

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40% .

from Greater LA

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40%.

Money over privacy: more adults are living with their parents

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40%.

from Greater LA

Country singer Tanya Tucker was only 13 years old when her first single “Delta Dawn” became a major success.

Country star Tanya Tucker on her first album in nearly 20 years

Country singer Tanya Tucker was only 13 years old when her first single “Delta Dawn” became a major success.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand