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California Has the Most "Ultra-Wealthy" People in America

laweekly.com — No big surprise here. Yet another report has found that California is America's wealthiest state. In this case, researcher firm Wealth-X, with the help of big bank UBS, concluded that the Golden State is home to more "ultra high net worth" individuals than any other state in the union. What's bizarre,...
Nov 27, 2014

RT @LAWeekly: California has the most "ultra-wealthy" people in America. (We hope they're thankful!) ow.ly/EXrzb

Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Spend Black Friday On A Zip-Line Tour Through Wine Country

laweekly.com — For some, the sub-holiday known as Black Friday is the best shopping event of the year. For others it's just something to do that gets you out of the house and - let's face it - allows you to take that pent up anger from dealing with your family out...
Nov 26, 2014

Hate Shopping? Spend Black Friday On A Zip-Line Tour Through Wine Country Instead laweekly.com/squidink/2014/… via @laweeklyfood

Nov 26, 2014

RT @LAWeekly: Hate shopping? Spend Black Friday on a zip-line tour through wine country instead ow.ly/EW8KC pic.twitter.com/AhapgNKjCN

A Family Print Shop Where Everything Is in 3-D

laweekly.com — Inside a small shop on Alhambra's Main Street, Andy Co and sister-in-law Jewelyn Co demonstrate how a 3-D scan is made. Andy picks up a scanner that looks more like an iron and cradles a laptop in his arms. Jewelyn strikes a pose - hands on hips, one knee bent...

Ferguson Protesters Block 101 Freeway in Downtown L.A. (PHOTOS)

laweekly.com — A second night of protests over the decision by a grand jury not to indict an officer in the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo. saw demonstrators block the 101 freeway downtown tonight. California Highway Patrol officers moved in to disperse the crowd shortly after 9 p.m. The...
Nov 26, 2014

RT @dennisjromero: #LAPD confirms officer sustained at least minor injuries when a frozen bottle of water hit his/her head #Ferguson laweekly.com/informer/2014/…

Nov 26, 2014

#LAPD confirms officer sustained at least minor injuries when a frozen bottle of water hit his/her head #Ferguson laweekly.com/informer/2014/…

Nov 26, 2014

Ferguson Protesters Block 101 Freeway in Downtown L.A. laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

Thanksgiving DUI Crackdown

laweekly.com — Cops like to spend time with family too. But never count on officers leaving their posts. In this case, there's no break from from police looking for drunk drivers in L.A. If anything, holidays bring more intense patrols. For Thanksgiving weekend, the Los Angeles Police Department wants you to know...
Nov 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend DUI Crackdown Hits Downtown L.A. laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

Yay! L.A.'s Crazy Home Prices Are "Losing Steam"

laweekly.com — Average income earners in L.A. can't afford to buy an average house in this market, plain-and-simple. A spring report found that Angelenos with a median household income of $53,284 could only realistically afford to buy a $276,000 home. And good luck finding one of those around here.
Nov 26, 2014

Yay! L.A.'s Crazy Home Prices Are "Losing Steam" laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Weekend

laweekly.com — Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Friday, November 28 Ariel Pink THE REGENT THEATER Despite earning headlines for slamming Grimes and hailing Taylor Swift's pop prowess, local psych-pop strangeman Ariel Pink wants to wipe his slate clean and drop his "most hated man in indie rock"...
Nov 26, 2014

Top concerts in LA Thanksgiving week: Ariel Pink, Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa, Off! Hot Chip tinyurl.com/pj9lybg pic.twitter.com/f65L0q1BDz

How I Became the Voice of Greil Marcus' "The History of Rock 'n' Roll in 10 Songs"

laweekly.com — For the last few days, I have been living in hotels, spending nights onstage and seeing up to three airports a day. I had two shows in Iowa, Des Moines and Iowa City, and one in Stoughton, Wisconsin. They were my last three shows of the year and were to...
Nov 26, 2014

Henry Rollins: The Shangri-Las Were Totally Heavy laweekly.com/westcoastsound… via @laweeklymusic

Meet Skittles, Master of the EDM Art of Gloving

laweekly.com — Originating in the early rave days, the first well known instance of gloving could be credited to Hermes, who put 10 Rav'n lights into a pair of white gloves. Few could've guessed that the simple act of making his fingers dance in the darkness would be the beginning of an...

L.A. Shamans and Psychics Agree, The Lakers are Cursed by Dark Energy

laweekly.com — "Casual curses are the most effective." -William Burroughs. "Don't drink Jobu's rum. It's very bad. It's very bad." -Pedro Serrano, Major League. It's superficially absurd to wonder if the Los Angeles Lakers are cursed. The 16 championship banners hanging from the Staples Center rafters, $4 billion TV deal and generally sanctified...

Jim Davis on How Garfield Remains Relevant Amidst the Internet's Cat Obsession

laweekly.com — Garfield creator Jim Davis is well aware of the Internet's cat obsession. In fact, he's got an upcoming strip about it. "But if I told you the joke, I'd have to kill you," he deadpans, before cracking his paternal composure with a chuckle. (He did tell me, and I've chosen...
Nov 27, 2014

Garfield's Jim Davis Admits: Cat Owner Jon is Crazy, "Desperate Even" laweekly.com/2014-11-27/fil… Dude, I learned all the Garfield scoops.

Benedict Cumberbatch's Codebreaker Gets Lost in the Plot of The Imitation Game

laweekly.com — "Politics really isn't my specialty," shrugs Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to a naval commander (Charles Dance) in an early job-interview scene in Morten Tyldum's choppy biopic, The Imitation Game. Yet no less than Winston Churchill would credit Turing as the main cause of the Allies' victory over the Nazis. Turing...
Nov 26, 2014

THE IMITATION GAME keeps Benedict Cumberbatch tweedy and neutered, as closeted in celluloid as Turing was in reality laweekly.com/2014-11-27/fil…

SoCal Is Heading to Vegas for Thanksgiving

laweekly.com — Y'all must be thankful for the jackpot you are about to receive, because Las Vegas is the number one destination for SoCal travelers this Thanksgiving. So says the Automobile Club of Southern California, which this week revealed its list of "top destinations" for Southern California tourists over the holiday weekend (see...
Nov 26, 2014

See you soon! RT: “@dennisjromero: SoCal Is Heading to #Vegas for Thanksgiving laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews” #travel #holiday

Nov 25, 2014

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Space Nazis and Giant-Ass Spiders Fight for Their Lives in Terrifying New World of Low-Budget Films

laweekly.com — For eight days each November, the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel closes down. Guests of the luxury hotel - who typically pay $500 or more a night - are turned away, as the entire place is handed over to movie executives from more than 70 countries. This is the American...
Nov 26, 2014

This week's cover: Space Nazis! Giant Spiders! Inside the terrifying new world of low-budget films. laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweekly

Nov 25, 2014

American Film Market where lowbudget films & indie greats are born. How Hollywood really works laweekly.com/informer/2014/… pic.twitter.com/qomosCrkw4

Nov 25, 2014

Space Nazis & giant-ass spiders fight for dollars at American Film Market in LA. laweekly.com/informer/2014/… pic.twitter.com/GWLQaUGo1z

Uber Driver Stabbed in the Face in South L.A.

laweekly.com — An Uber driver was stabbed in the face and neck during a robbery early today in South Los Angeles, police said. The attack in the 600 block of West 61st Street was reported at 3:45 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison told us. The driver stopped to pick...
Nov 25, 2014

Uber driver stabbed in the face after stopping to pick up what he believed was his fare in South L.A. laweekly.com/informer/2014/…

Nov 25, 2014

Uber Driver Stabbed in the Face in South L.A. laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

Hunger Games Jena Malone on Her First Photo Show

laweekly.com — On Friday, Jena Malone turned 30, debuted her first solo photography show and celebrated the release of her latest film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1), which went on to have the biggest opening weekend of any movie this year (though she only appears for a few seconds).

Angelenos Protest the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

laweekly.com — The grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson on criminal charges for shooting and killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri led to protests across the country. Angelenos took part, staging demonstrations in Leimert Park, Beverly Hills, Exposition Park, Mid-City and Westwood, keeping Los Angeles Police Department officers, who were on tactical alert, and other law-enforcement agencies busy throughout the evening.
Nov 25, 2014

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Ferguson Decision Inspires Traffic-Blocking Protests in L.A. (PHOTOS)

laweekly.com — A decision by a St. Louis County grand jury not to bring criminal charges against the white cop who shot unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. in summer has sparked demonstrations from coast to coast. In Los Angeles protesters blocked traffic in Leimert Park, Beverly Hills, Exposition Park, Mid-City and...
Nov 25, 2014

Ferguson decision sparks traffic-blocking "lay down" protests in Los Angeles. laweekly.com/informer/2014/… pic.twitter.com/K5CtmJFndH

Nov 25, 2014

RT @dennisjromero: Ferguson Decision Inspires Traffic-Blocking Protests in L.A. (PHOTOS) laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

Nov 25, 2014

Ferguson Decision Inspires Traffic-Blocking Protests in L.A. (PHOTOS) laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

Beaujolais Nouveau Is the Only Wine You Need at Your Thanksgiving Table (But Here Are a Few Other Ideas, Anyway)

laweekly.com — It's Thanksgiving again, which mean's it's time to rush out to grab a bottle of wine to take to dinner. When it comes to pairing a bottle of wine to a Thanksgiving meal, however, there is no easier pairing than Beaujolais nouveau, a wine traditionally released for sale on the...
Nov 26, 2014

Beaujolais Nouveau is the one wine you need at your Thanksgiving table (and here are a few others) laweekly.com/squidink/2014/… via @laweeklyfood