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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The brand Entireworld, focusing on basics, is selling out regularly. The LA-based line is capitalizing on the ethos of the pandemic: If you look good, you feel good.

from Greater LA

When Sally lost her brother to suicide, a friend advised her to be open to the possibility that he would try to visit her from beyond.

from Nocturne

Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each.

from Greater LA

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Six months into the pandemic, people are looking for masks that meet their personal styles and needs. Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks.

Face covering couture

Six months into the pandemic, people are looking for masks that meet their personal styles and needs. Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks.

from Greater LA

KCRW invites you to a conversation with KCRW Host Elvis Mitchell and Ramy Youssef, star of the hit Hulu comedy "Ramy."

KCRW's Behind the Screens: Elvis Mitchell in Conversation with Ramy Youssef (Presented by Hulu)

KCRW invites you to a conversation with KCRW Host Elvis Mitchell and Ramy Youssef, star of the hit Hulu comedy "Ramy."

from Arts & Culture Stories

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Second Opinion

For those who love to surf, the act of riding the waves   is both a physical and spiritual experience. But for some,it is also a religious one.

How surfer Britt Merrick found his ‘spiritual home’ among the waves

For those who love to surf, the act of riding the waves is both a physical and spiritual experience. But for some,it is also a religious one.

from Life Examined

The coronavirus pandemic shut down two of Disney’s most profitable businesses, theme parks and movie distribution, but a strong showing for its subscription services was enough to…

Hollywood news banter: Will Disney’s pivot to streaming pay off?

The coronavirus pandemic shut down two of Disney’s most profitable businesses, theme parks and movie distribution, but a strong showing for its subscription services was enough to…

from The Business