March 17, 2014 |
Seismologists say Monday's magnitude 4.4 temblor near Westwood could mark the beginning of the end for L.A.'s years-long "earthquake drought. " Typically, they would expect a 4.4-sized earthquake about once a year in the Los Angeles Basin, but that hasn't happened for years. “We don't know if this is the end of the earthquake drought we've had over the last few years, and we won't know for many months,” said Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. FORESHOCK? What the odds are The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood at 6:25 a.m. is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008.
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March 9, 2014 |
The cloudy morning was brightening, the pavement turning hot. The L.A. Marathon had been on for about four hours, and at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Crescent Drive in Beverly Hills - roughly the 16-mile mark - dozens of volunteers edged the course, eagerly bopping along with outstretched arms, handing water to passing runners. A pair of Boy Scouts tossed water onto grateful race participants. A runner leaned her head back and spread her arms, letting the water hit her. A beaming Jordyn Jackson, 13, handed out cups to loping marathoners.
February 22, 2014 |
For more than two decades, the mile-long stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood known as Theatre Row has served as home to the city's densest plot of live theaters, drawing audiences to a diverse array of stages run by scrappy companies. On busy nights, spectators can see works by new playwrights, revisit classic dramas or take in comedy shows. Weeknights often find the area filled with students attending acting classes and auditions. But in the last several months, an array of challenges has mounted, and many observers believe Theatre Row's existence - and the cultural viability of the larger neighborhood - is threatened.
February 12, 2014 |
This weekend you will be able to step onto the rim of the Grand Canyon, hold onto the railing and look down -- without leaving Southern California. Chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum, who creates 3-D images that are crazy-realistic, will bring the natural wonder to life on a section of the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The image will be arranged "so that when people are looking over the railing of the chalk art, it will feel like they are really leaning over the edge of the canyon ," Sherry Henry, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, said in a statement.
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January 13, 2014 |
The rainbow flag atop West Hollywood City Hall has been removed. After months of public debate over the flag -- which was raised above City Hall in June -- city officials last week removed the flag symbolizing gay pride. About 40% of West Hollywood's population identifies as gay or lesbian, according to city surveys. There are rainbow-colored crosswalks at Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards. And four of the five city council members are gay men. But city council members in November unanimously voted to maintain the city's practice of displaying only the United States, California and city of West Hollywood flags on public facilities.
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November 25, 2013 |
Officials are warning drivers to plan ahead as Los Angeles braces for President Obama's motorcade and the impact it will have on traffic as he moves from one appearance to the other. Obama is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, with appearances at three fundraisers and a tour of DreamWorks Animation SKG on his itinerary. The Los Angeles Police Department has released a guide listing areas to avoid. They include: Streets surrounding Los Angeles International Airport , 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday Westwood and Beverly Hills (from the 405 Freeway to La Cienega Boulevard, and from Santa Monica Boulevard to Venice Boulevard)