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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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California king salmon, or chinook, is back in season. This week Gillian Ferguson talks about the prized fish with Max Dornbush , a buyer with Gjelina Restaurant Group .

from Good Food

Tiki bars are arguably making a comeback these days. For many, these bars represent innocent nostalgia—an escape to an exotic, tropical past.

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Medical decisions are complex and we often rely on our values and preferences rather than exclusively on the science.

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Chef   Brandon Go   recently turned heads when he earned his first Michelin star only a year and a half after opening   Hayato   at the   Row DTLA  .

Bill Addison raves about the Michelin-starred Hayato at the Row DTLA

Chef Brandon Go recently turned heads when he earned his first Michelin star only a year and a half after opening Hayato at the Row DTLA .

from Good Food

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg has written a   memoir about his Southern upbringing  .

Rick Bragg remembers his mother’s Southern table

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg has written a memoir about his Southern upbringing .

from Good Food

"Men in Black: International" is an industrial product salvaged from the remnants of an exhausted franchise and aimed at a young audience that may not know or care what a joy the…

Men in Black: International

"Men in Black: International" is an industrial product salvaged from the remnants of an exhausted franchise and aimed at a young audience that may not know or care what a joy the…

from Film Reviews

She was the Queen of Creole, and a friend to civil rights leaders and U.S. presidents. Leah Chase passed away June 1, 2019 at the age of 96.

What Creole chef Leah Chase meant to the world

She was the Queen of Creole, and a friend to civil rights leaders and U.S. presidents. Leah Chase passed away June 1, 2019 at the age of 96.

from Good Food

Sommelier Courtney Kaplan and her husband chef Charles Namba recently opened   Ototo  , a sake bar in Echo Park next to their popular izakaya   Tsubaki  .

Sake 101: lessons from Echo Park’s newest sake bar

Sommelier Courtney Kaplan and her husband chef Charles Namba recently opened Ototo , a sake bar in Echo Park next to their popular izakaya Tsubaki .

from Good Food

This week we remember the pioneering Creole chef Leah Chase. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg has written a loving ode to his mom’s Southern table.

Leah Chase’s legacy, tiki bar origins, sake school

This week we remember the pioneering Creole chef Leah Chase. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg has written a loving ode to his mom’s Southern table.

from Good Food

Writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks comedy in everyday life in Season 2 of "Fleabag".

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: "Fleabag"

Writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks comedy in everyday life in Season 2 of "Fleabag".

from The Treatment

Comedian Seth Meyers talks journey from "Weekend Update" to daily update in "Late Night with Seth Meyers".

Seth Meyers: "Late Night with Seth Meyers’’

Comedian Seth Meyers talks journey from "Weekend Update" to daily update in "Late Night with Seth Meyers".

from The Treatment