Preservationists seek to acquire Hollywood convent | News

Preservationists seek to acquire Hollywood convent |  News

LOS ANGELES — Fearing the Monastery of the Angels could be sold for private use or redevelopment, Los Angeles preservationists and advocates are forming a nonprofit as they seek to acquire and take responsibility for the beloved Hollywood home to cloistered Dominican nuns. Over the years, the community has been dwindling as the nuns age … Read more

Is the Big Housing Crunch Mostly Fiction?

Is the Big Housing Crunch Mostly Fiction?

By Tom Elias, Columnist In some parts of California, there is definitely a housing crunch: small supplies of homes for sale, prices that escalate even when population has apparently stabilized and high prices that exclude most Californians as buyers. But a massive, multi-million-unit shortage? Maybe not. At least, so suggests a scathing springtime report from … Read more

Why LA County Extended a Mask Mandate – NBC Los Angeles

Why LA County Extended a Mask Mandate – NBC Los Angeles

The mask requirement for public transit due to expire soon was extended Friday in Los Angeles County after an uptick in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations pushed the region into a higher COVID risk category last week. The state’s most populous county moved from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “low” risk category to … Read more

Supervisor Kathryn Barger endorses recall of DA George Gascón

Supervisor Kathryn Barger endorses recall of DA George Gascón

(L to R) Lo Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and District Attorney George Gascón. [Images via Facebook] Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has become the latest prominent voice to support the effort to recall District Attorney George Gascon — saying “the last straw” for her was a report detailing how zero-bail policies are diminishing … Read more

Why Trees Are Not Part of LA’s Outdoor Watering Restrictions – NBC Los Angeles

Why Trees Are Not Part of LA’s Outdoor Watering Restrictions – NBC Los Angeles

Two-day-per-week outdoor watering restrictions are set to begin June 1 in Los Angeles. But there’s an important exception to the rule in place to reduce water use during the region’s dry spell. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that the water restrictions do not apply to tree watering. The mayor said the region needs its trees … Read more

Six candidates come to become California State Controller

Six candidates come to become California State Controller

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Come June 7, California voters will pick the top two contenders to appear on the November ballot for several statewide races. One race getting a lot of buzz is the state controller’s race. Four Democrats, one Republican and one member of the Green Party are vying to become California’s next chief financial … Read more

Two New Exhibitions Open at The Broad This Weekend, Including Murakami’s First Solo Show at the Museum

Two New Exhibitions Open at The Broad This Weekend, Including Murakami’s First Solo Show at the Museum

Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow at The Broad. Photo by Brian Champlin The Broad’s has a pair of specially ticketed exhibitions opening on Saturday, highlighted by a new show featuring iconic Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. TAkashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow is the artist’s first solo exhibition at … Read more

Biden risks troubled Americas summit in Los Angeles

Biden risks troubled Americas summit in Los Angeles

By CHRIS MEGERIAN and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Joe Biden travels in Asia, his administration is scrambling to salvage next month’s summit focused on Latin America. The Summit of the Americas, which the United States is hosting for the first time since the inaugural event in 1994, has risked collapsing over … Read more