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$17M gift will transform Valley Performing Arts Center

Get ready for even more excitement onstage in the Valley. The region’s award-winning cultural centerpiece, the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge, has just received one of the most generous contributions to an arts organization in Los Angeles history from the Nazarian Family...

Posted 5 months ago
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Reinventing the food court

In a few short months, Arcadia’s Westfield Santa Anita has not only debuted two upscale restaurants from mainland China, but added a culinary thrill zone filled with Asian taste sensations, from a lavish raw seafood bar and a famous dumpling house to highly addictive steamed cheesecake. Go … but...

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Tracking the South Park boom takes a map

And here it is: an overview of all 27 (27!) projects now sprouting in Downtown’s burgeoning South Park neighborhood this minute, from multiple-tower high rises to the historic Morrison Hotel redo. (Don’t even bookmark this page — it’ll be out of date in a matter of weeks.)

Posted 5 months ago
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Where Hollywood deals cross the table

It’s been true for decades: In this town, an over-the-tablecloth handshake can be all it takes to get a major project off the ground. The Hollywood Reporter created this rundown of the top 25 places blockbusters get launched over lunch these days. If you’re aiming to seal a power deal, these are...

Posted 6 months ago
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How millenials are re-seeing the kitchen

Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study had a surprising look at how the newest generation of homeowners is making its mark on the way kitchens look today. From colors and styles to must-have amenities, differences are definitely emerging.

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Free concerts on the water

One of the Southland’s most iconic summer music series is Marina del Rey’s Summer Concerts at Burton Chace Park. It’s a blissful chance to take in a serene sunset by the water (on three sides!) and enjoy music under the stars. The season wraps this month with Yo La Tengo, a fully staged opera,...

Posted 6 months ago
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New! Get reimbursed up to $10K to fix your sidewalk

Great news for LA property owners. Yesterday, the City of LA announced it’s raising the reimbursement cap for sidewalk repairs from $2K (homes) and $4K (businesses) to $10K across the board.You have to apply with the City to participate in the rebate, which is part of the Safe Sidewalks LA...

Posted 6 months ago
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Chagall’s stage magic

Modernist Marc Chagall’s colorful, exuberant vision couldn’t be contained by one medium. It spilled into painting, book illustration, stained glass, ceramics, tapestries, even theater. An exhibition of his vibrant costumes and set designs—some not seen since they appeared on stage —just opened at...

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Off the beach: State park hikes in inland LA county

Everybody’s been to Topanga, Malibu Creek, Will Rogers and Leo Carrillo. But there are more State Parks all over Greater Los Angeles, each protected for its history, geology and/or plant and animal life. Here are six to explore.

Posted 6 months ago