May 15, 2013 |
The rap-rock leviathan Linkin Park hasn't played in its L.A. hometown since a small May 2012 benefit show at the House of Blues. Today, the group announced that it will end that absence with a headlining turn at this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival. "We started our career playing clubs on the Strip. It's a thrill to be back where it all began," lead singer Chester Bennington said in a statement. The band's fifth and most recent album, "Living Things," topped album charts when it was released last summer, and it was generally praised for its more thoughtful mix of electronics and emotive hard rock.
June 7, 2012
EVENTS It's not quite the spectacle of the Halloween parade, but L.A. Pride 2012 is still one of the city's biggest gay night life events. Molly Ringwald, Belinda Carlisle and Lil Kim headline performances and events, but as always, the real attractions are the revelers and the good spirits. San Vicente Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. Sat.-Sun. $40. lapride.org.
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September 24, 2011 |
Brentwood-area residents are rallying to raise funds for the upkeep of San Vicente Boulevard's cherished coral trees, one of which toppled over this month after succumbing to what appeared to be a root-rotting fungus. The city of Los Angeles planted the trees after World War II to replace the discontinued Red Line trolley tracks but has limited funds to care for them. For decades, neighborhood residents have taken on much of the cost of pruning the trees, which are distinctive for their orange-scarlet blooms, twisting limbs and spreading canopies.
August 19, 2011
Silent Disco Where: Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club, 1348 14th St., Santa Monica When: 9 p.m. Friday Price: $10 (plus $3.68 service charge) presale; $12 at the door Info: (310) 451-5040; http://www.centralsapc.com Where: Sunset Strip Music Festival, Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard When: 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday Price: $55 in advance, $70 that day; $120 VIP with access to private lounges Info: http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com
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February 3, 2011 |
Los Angeles City Council members called on transit officials Wednesday to study a shorter bus lane project for Wilshire Boulevard, but they refused to officially support the 5.4-mile option, which would eliminate the Westside leg of the planned route. Council members voted 11 to 2 to add the alternative to an ongoing environmental review of a 7.7-mile busway system planned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.
August 26, 2010
Sunset Strip Music Festival with Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Common and more Where : Sunset Boulevard between San Vicente Boulevard and Doheny Drive, West Hollywood When : 1 p.m. Sat. Concerts also scheduled as part of the festival at various Sunset Strip night clubs Thursday and Friday nights. Cost : $49.50 Info : http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com