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October 12, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
A new drive-in movie theater is opening atop downtown Los Angeles. On Oct. 28, Electric Dusk Drive-In will debut on the rooftop of a parking garage at the corner of 4th Street and Broadway. The drive-in will project a wide selection of classic films, cult favorites and contemporary blockbusters on a 24 foot by 18 foot screen, complete with carhops taking orders from a snack bar, according to a statement from Electric Dusk Drive-In. Audio from the movie will be transmitted directly to patrons' car radios, but patrons without cars can also watch movies in a designated seating area.
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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2013 | By Richard Winton
The bank heist crew didn't carry demand notes or ever see a bank teller. Their tools of choice were a powered cutting saw, hand-held radios and ladders. They walked away with millions of dollars in recent years by simply cutting through the rooftops of San Gabriel Valley banks under cover of darkness. They made holes in the roofs to access the money and slipped away with bags of cash unnoticed before dawn. They have been responsible for three rooftop heists since August 2011, L.A. County Sheriff's Department officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Burglars cut a hole in the roof of a Laguna Hills jewelry store and made off with as much as $1 million in merchandise, Orange County sheriff's officials said Thursday. The burglary occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning at South Bay Jewelry, which is surrounded by restaurants and stores. The jewelry store owner and employees have so far calculated that more than 1,000 pieces of jewelry worth from $700,00 to $1 million were taken the store at 24261 Avenida De La Carlota, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 1997 | PHILIP BRANDES
Affirming that the second half of life is more than just "a halfway house to the grave," "Tom Tom on a Rooftop" at Theatre West proves a serviceable, if not particularly original, vehicle for putting a spotlight on the issue of ageism. Daniel Keough's good-natured new comedy is an upbeat urban myth about seniors in a run-down apartment building overcoming the stereotypes they've internalized about growing old.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2009 | Catherine Ho
When it came to transforming a 1940s bungalow into a glamorous Hollywood Hills residence, the Leighs made it a family affair. Garrison Leigh, along with his wife, Patrice, and sons Zachary and Aaron, who all run the real estate development and design firm Good Form, teamed up to develop and design the home -- but not without occasional differences of opinion. Garrison jokes that he got an earful from his sons after he made an executive decision to acid-wash the vein-cut travertine tile on the first floor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A police traffic stop in Long Beach turned deadly Tuesday morning when the driver bailed from the car and ran off, ultimately ending when he was fatally shot by officers on a rooftop. The suspect died at the scene,  KABC-TV reported. The incident began about 2:30 a.m., when police tried to pull over a car near Third Street and Walnut Avenue, KABC-TV reported. The driver of the car leapt out and ran off, leaving two passengers inside the vehicle. The two people who stayed behind identified the driver for the officers, KABC reported.
WORLD
July 11, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
CAIRO -- Egyptian authorities said Thursday they are holding two Muslim Brotherhood members suspected in the killing last week of an Alexandria teenager, who was thrown from a rooftop during clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Security officials said the men had confessed to throwing Hamada Badr, 17, off a six-story building, according to Egyptian state media. Muslim Brotherhood officials in Alexandria have denied that their members took part in the attack.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2013 | By Shan Li
A strange and elaborate stone villa perched atop an apartment building in Beijing has caught the attention of authorities there who have ordered the structure be torn down. Dubbed "the most outrageous illegal structure" by local media, the sprawling fortress resembles the top portion of a mountain peak, complete with trees, shrubbery and piles of rocks, that just happens to be fused onto the roof of a 26-story apartment complex. It has been seized upon by the Chinese public and media as yet another example of the willingness of the country's uber-wealthy to flout rules and usually get away with it. The owner, a businessman in the traditional Chinese medicine industry, spent six years building the 8,600-square-foot villa despite complaints by neighbors who said it was causing problems with the building's pipe system and structural integrity, according to the Associated Press.
NATIONAL
December 23, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Clad in bright holiday pajamas, a 3-year-old boy was thrown to his death from the roof of a high-rise Manhattan apartment building by his father, who then jumped to his own death. Reportedly upset by a messy divorce, Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, of Brooklyn threw his son Kirill from the 52-story building, the South Park Tower at 124 W. 60th St. The boy's mother had custody of the child, and his father, who had visitation rights, was supposed to hand the boy over to her at a police precinct Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Four people who allegedly tried to elude capture Wednesday by climbing onto the roof of a building in Long Beach after being served with a search warrant were detained, authorities said.  Detectives served a narcotics search warrant on the 4100 block of East 10th Street in Long Beach early Monday, and during the execution of the warrant four people fled to the roof, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Aerial television news footage showed one of the suspects smoking a cigarette while others conversed as deputies cordoned off surrounding streets and put the building on lockdown.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Want Manhattan's outdoor bar experience without risking frostbite? One New York City rooftop bar is fighting the big freeze with four transparent "bubble tents" where visitors can thrill to city views without the biting cold. The cost to party in one: $500. 230 Fifth Rooftop Garden & Penthouse Lounge at 230 Fifth Ave. has outfitted tents with comfy sofas, TVs and rugs. And they're toasty warm, so you can wear that strapless little black number. About the price: The $500 is a minimum food and drink order that allows you to stay for five hours.
FOOD
January 17, 2014 | By John Sedlar
Being a chef who grew up in Santa Fe, N.M., but cooks in Los Angeles, I have sometimes found it difficult to find ingredients I ate as a boy and still like to cook. I used to import all my own New Mexican chile pods and powders, other seasonings, blue corn tortillas, and various kinds of corn and beans, such as chicos (green corn) and Estancia pinto beans, the world's best. And now at Rivera, my cooking includes all the cocinas of Mexico, South America, Central America and Spain.
NATIONAL
December 24, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The mother of a 3-year-old boy thrown to his death by his father from a 52-story Manhattan apartment building says her estranged husband acted out of spite in a "sick way. " Reportedly upset by a messy divorce, Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, of Brooklyn threw his son Kirill from the rooftop of the South Park Tower at 124 W. 60th St. on Sunday. Kanarikov then jumped to his own death. In a statement released Monday night, the mother, Svetlana Kanarikov, said the family was ripped apart after an incident of domestic abuse.
NATIONAL
December 23, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Clad in bright holiday pajamas, a 3-year-old boy was thrown to his death from the roof of a high-rise Manhattan apartment building by his father, who then jumped to his own death. Reportedly upset by a messy divorce, Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, of Brooklyn threw his son Kirill from the 52-story building, the South Park Tower at 124 W. 60th St. The boy's mother had custody of the child, and his father, who had visitation rights, was supposed to hand the boy over to her at a police precinct Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
It's 5 a.m. on a rooftop parking lot in downtown Santa Ana and the night sky is just beginning to fade. Under a lamp's orange glow, people in hoodies and sweat pants emerge from the stairwell, wiping the sleep from their eyes and hugging themselves against the cold. "You guys ready?" asks Marc Payan, clutching a mug of coffee in one hand, his phone in the other. On his command, about 100 people lunge around the concrete lot, then quickly step into two long lines facing each other.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Want Manhattan's outdoor bar experience without risking frostbite? One New York City rooftop bar is fighting the big freeze with four transparent "bubble tents" where visitors can thrill to city views without the biting cold. The cost to party in one: $500. 230 Fifth Rooftop Garden & Penthouse Lounge at 230 Fifth Ave. has outfitted tents with comfy sofas, TVs and rugs. And they're toasty warm, so you can wear that strapless little black number. About the price: The $500 is a minimum food and drink order that allows you to stay for five hours.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Joseph Serna
Two men accused of stealing part of the wrecked Porsche in which "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker died have been charged with felony grand theft, prosecutors announced Monday. Jameson Witty, 18, and Anthony Janow, 25, each face one felony count of grand theft of personal property, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. They each also face misdemeanor counts of destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer. Janow was expected to surrender to authorities Tuesday at the L.A. County courthouse in San Fernando, prosecutors said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2013 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
A Huntington Beach bar was cited for erecting a sign thanking military veterans for their service, which has generated a backlash against city officials. Perched atop Johnny's Booze and Pool, the sign reads: "Thank a veteran for your freedom," with the National League of POW/MIA Families logo next to it. But the sign is being threatened after city code enforcement officials asked the bar's owners to produce proper permits for the sign or remove it and face a fine of nearly $1,000.
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