FROM Dylan Byers
How much did it cost the Saudi Crown Prince to book an entire hotel in LA? Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Los Angeles on Monday for a private dinner at Rupert Murdoch’s estate. He rubbed elbows with Disney chief Bob Iger and Dwayne Johnson. He also reportedly bought out the entire Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills for three nights -- and he’s not even staying there.
Financial interests of Tronc's chairman The Los Angeles Times is trying to calm the waters after internal chaos. The paper’s newest editor in chief, Jim Kirk, promises to work with the newsroom. But overseeing it all is parent company Tronc, run by Michael Ferro, whose mission may not align with the newsroom’s.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?