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November 16, 2002 | TIM RUTTEN
The U.S. Department of Justice has begun what some legal experts believe is a serious investigation into whether the country's two largest alternative newspaper chains violated federal antitrust laws when they closed competing weeklies in Los Angeles and Cleveland, thereby dividing the markets between them.
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April 22, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Free rides to and from the airport are hard enough to come by, let alone free rides on demand. Taxi Magic is changing that for customers who use its mobile app to hail a cab in the Los Angeles area this week. Here's how it works: Download the Taxi Magic app (if you haven't already) or sign in to your existing account. Enter the promotion code "TAXIBACK," and you'll receive a $15 credit for your next cab ride. (For those who haven't used it, you pay for fares using the app too.)
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July 1, 1999 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Celebrating what the evening's host El Vez called "the diversity, the creativity, the culture that is L.A. music," the L.A. Weekly Music Awards opened on Tuesday at the Palace with a campy, mock-Vegas production number, then zoomed through 20 presentations and five performances in less than two hours. The alternative news and arts weekly revived the awards, last held in 1987, for a fourth installment, which capped a series of concerts and other events surrounding L.A.
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March 19, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore
Concept Los Angeles' one-day slate of runway shows and informal presentations at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake served up designers from across town, across California and across the globe. But the one thing they had in common was an admiration for L.A. as a global style mecca, from the skateboard culture that inspired local designer (and Concept organizer) Mike Vensel's grungy nod to his '80s and '90s youth to the Hollywood red carpet that is the holy grail for Turkish designer Özgür Masur, who is already well known for dressing film and TV stars in his intricately beaded gowns in his home country of Turkey and now hopes to make it here.
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July 29, 1996 | IRENE LACHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The war is not over. But this time, the expression "newspaper war" is taking on a different color. The battle once reserved for dailies duking it out for space at the breakfast table has moved to the alternative press. And the recent arrival of New Times, the scrappy, irreverent, Phoenix-based chain, is sending tremors across L.A.'s landscape of weekly newspapers. Ground zero was the decade-old Los Angeles View, an eccentric tabloid that specialized in politics and culture.
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September 20, 2012
EVENTS Kick off the start of fall and L.A. Beer Week at Golden Road Brewing's Atwater headquarters, where a celebration will be underway to commemorate the release of the brewery's Burning Bush Smoked IPA. Live music, tasty food trucks and lots of sudsy fun from nearly two-dozen craft breweries is in store. Golden Road Brewing, 5430 W. San Fernando Road, L.A. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. $30. (213) 373-4677; http://www.goldenroad.la.
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October 10, 2010 | By Adam Tschorn
Los Angeles Times This season, the string of fashion-focused events clustered around L.A.'s market week ? which takes place Oct. 15 to 19 downtown ? stretches across nearly two weeks and sees the departure of at least two familiar names (GenArt and BOXeight, which is shooting for an early November timetable for its usual photo-shoot presentation) and the inevitable addition of some not-so-familiar ones. Among them: Concept Fashion Week (Oct. 14-17) In its sophomore outing, the little fashion week that could fields an opening night party and three nights of runway shows and presentations at the Spring Arts Tower, 453 S. Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles.
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June 28, 2002 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a tall order to encapsulate the city's diverse musical acts in one night, but the L.A. Weekly Music Awards came close, offering a revealing sampler of local artists while celebrating the cream of the crop Wednesday at the Roxy. The smoothly executed invitation-only event turned out a small crowd of nominees, presenters, voters and their guests.
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July 22, 1985 | LYNDON STAMBLER, Times Staff Writer
More than 40 free-lance writers who contribute regularly to the L.A. Weekly have authorized the Los Angeles chapter of the National Writers Union to negotiate a contract with the alternative paper to provide for pay increases, standard editorial policies, health benefits and a grievance procedure. On June 15, the writers elected a four-member negotiating team, which drafted a proposed contract and presented it to Jay Levin, L.A. Weekly's editor-in-chief.
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April 8, 1988 | STEVE HOCHMAN
X, Firehose and House of Freaks were among the big winners Wednesday night at the second annual L. A. Weekly Rock Music Awards ceremony at the Wiltern Theatre--but the real story of the evening was the diversity of the local scene.
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March 13, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Forget for a minute that the collection Betsey Johnson sent down the catwalk here Wednesday night was the exact same one she had already shown at New York Fashion Week less than a month ago. Forget too that the show - scheduled for 8 p.m. -- didn't start until almost an hour and 45 minutes late. While we're at it, let's just go ahead and forget that the Style Fashion Week tent essentially sits on what's probably one of the least glamorous stretches of real estate in the city -- a parking garage roof within spitting distance of the freeway.
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March 12, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
This season the Los Angeles Fashion Council topped itself -- literally -- by staging a media presentation and luncheon Wednesday on the roof of the downtown building that houses its offices. Presented in rotating two- and three-look tableaux scattered around the rooftop, the clothing labels on display included That's Totally Fine by Rose La Grua, Stella Proseyn, Colton Dane, Linden, Katharine Kidd, Bri Seeley, Together and Bellen Brand. Also in the mix were Mofe handbags and jewelry by Kristen Dorsey Designs.
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March 12, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
At Style Fashion Week on Monday night, Michael Costello closed out the second slate of group runway shows with a twofer of sorts -- first presenting his ready-to-wear MT Costello collection, then dimming the lights and swapping out the sign at the top of the catwalk before presenting his made-to-order Michael Costello collection. Usually we'd poke fun at that kind flourish of stagecraft -- but for two things. First, it meant we got a chance to see a lot more of Costello's handiwork.
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November 11, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Sometimes a week goes by and the Los Angeles literary landscape is as barren and desolate as the Salton Sea. This is not one of those weeks. Tonight: Vermin on the Mount returns. The punk rock reading series takes its name from its original location, the Mountain Bar, where it began 10 years ago. Host and organizer Jim Ruland has found a new home for the semi-regular series, at NOMAD Studio near the L.A. River. Readers on the bill are Scott O'Connor, Louis Armand, Melissa Broder, Juliet Escoria, Ariana Kelly and Damien Ober.
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October 14, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The Los Angeles Fashion Council kicked off its second day at the Grove shopping center with a pair of runway shows by the winners of its recent Open Runway competition (for "brand-new and barely emerging designers"), Amabelle Aguiluz and Rose La Grua. For her spring 2014 knitwear-focused collection, designer Amabelle Aguiluz drew inspiration from Jun'ichiro Tanizaki's essay on Japanese aesthetics "In Praise of Shadows" and a musical collaboration between composers Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso called "Music from the Screens.
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October 7, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Concept Los Angeles has announced its L.A. Fashion Week lineup and a new venue: an ambitious one-day slate of runway shows and installations scheduled to take place Saturday in a West Hollywood studio space. Starting at noon with an installation by Mike Vensel and ending with a 9 p.m. runway show by new label Yoze , the schedule also includes installations by labels Mathiasen, Styles by Ana , Jen Awad , Camila x Castillo, Lee+Lani Swimwear , Kittinhawk, Paul Redmond and ODA and runway shows by Nuvula , JBurgos , Emily Daccarett and  Korovilas . Concept has been staged at a handful of different venues since it made an eleventh-hour Los Angeles Fashion Week debut back in March 2010, including the Ace Gallery Los Angeles on Wilshire Boulevard for several seasons and Siren Studios in Hollywood last season.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2012 | By Liesl Bradner
With the election a little over a week away, it's a good time to brush up on presidents and politics  at a few book signings this week,  starting with Pulitzer prize-winning journalist David Maraniss. He will discuss the current commander-in-chief and his book, "Barack Obama: The Story," today at 4:30 p.m. at  Occidental College.  Later this week, historian Walter Stahr will discuss one of President Lincoln's loyal Cabinet members, Secretary of State William Seward, in his new biography, "Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man. " Seward initiated the acquisition of Alaska and survived a brutal attack by conspirators the same day as Lincoln's assassination.
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October 22, 2012 | By Liesl Bradner
Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Metallica, has been obsessed with horror movies ever since he was a young boy. His monster collection includes toys, comic books, masks and valuable artwork from “Frankenstein” and “The Mummy,” Bela Lugosi's annotated “Dracula,” and the creepy “Donnie Darko” bunny suit. He's put together his movie memorabilia and ephemera in the new book “Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection” and will be signing copies at Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market on Thursday at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Dark Delicacies will be hosting writer and producer Irwin Yablans signing “The Man Who Created Halloween.” In 1978 Yablans produced the horror movie "Halloween," introducing audiences to the terrifying, hockey-mask-wearing character Michael Myers, who has survived to strike fear into the hearts of millions of sequel-goers.
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