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s the recipient of three National Magazine Awards in addition to numerous other industry honors (you can see all of the magazine’s award-winning content here). With more than 800,000 monthly readers and 140,000 monthly subscribers, Los Angeles is the only local publication with 100% paid and verified readership. For more on the magazine’s history, read about Geoff Miller’s mission for Los Angeles and peruse more than 50 years of covers in our online archive. For more about the magazine’s audience, please read our media kit.

LeBron and Bronny James have inked deals with the Lakers, marking NBA history’s first father-son duo. LeBron’s two-year,...
07/04/2024

LeBron and Bronny James have inked deals with the Lakers, marking NBA history’s first father-son duo. LeBron’s two-year, $104M contract and Bronny’s four-year, $7.9M rookie deal guarantee they’ll play together next season. Excited to see this dynamic duo in action? Comment below!

https://lamag.com/sports/lebron-bronny-james-lakers-new-deals

A tragic robbery attempt at Newport Beach's Fashion Island ended the life of 68-year-old Patricia McKay. The New Zealand...
07/03/2024

A tragic robbery attempt at Newport Beach's Fashion Island ended the life of 68-year-old Patricia McKay. The New Zealand tourist was killed by suspects fleeing the scene in a chaotic advance. With the perpetrators now in custody, the community mourns and questions arise about suspect Leroyernest McCrary's previous involvement in a similar crime.

New Zealand citizen Patricia McKay was visiting with her husband when she was fatally struck by a getaway driver for a trio of thieves, including one who had been arrested in Santa Monica last year for a similar crime

Patricia McKay, 68, was tragically killed in a botched robbery at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. The New Zealand tourist...
07/03/2024

Patricia McKay, 68, was tragically killed in a botched robbery at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. The New Zealand tourist was struck by a getaway car driven by one of three suspects.

The violence erupted outside a Barnes & Noble store as the suspects, one armed, attempted to rob her and her husband. The incident spiraled into chaos with a police chase ending in Los Angeles.

The three suspects, identified as Jaden Cunningham, Malachi Darnell, and Leroyernest McCrary, are in custody. All face charges including homicide and robbery.

McCrary, previously arrested for a similar crime, has raised questions about his release conditions. What do you think?

Read more: https://lamag.com/crimeinla/fashion-island-mall-tourist-killed-robbery-newport-beach

Get ready for a transformative experience at ICA LA! Our $5 million expansion starts this summer, featuring new designer...
07/03/2024

Get ready for a transformative experience at ICA LA! Our $5 million expansion starts this summer, featuring new designer entryways and an exciting chef residency program. Come fall, visit us and delve into the "Scientia Sexualis" group show, all while enjoying delicious, rotating cafe menus. Stay tuned for more updates!

ICA LA is purchasing and upgrading its downtown building to add artist-in-residence studios and a cafe with rotating chefs and menus, among various other improvements

The legendary Ambassador Auditorium, known as the ‘Carnegie Hall of the West,’ is up for sale! This 1970s gem in Pasaden...
07/03/2024

The legendary Ambassador Auditorium, known as the ‘Carnegie Hall of the West,’ is up for sale! This 1970s gem in Pasadena has hosted musical greats like Frank Sinatra and Luciano Pavarotti. Recently updated with $4 million in energy-saving upgrades, this dazzling 1,250-seat venue is listed at $45 million. Who wouldn’t want to own a piece of musical history? 🎶

The 1970s landmark, regarded as the ‘Carnegie Hall of the West,’ once hosted Frank Sinatra and Luciano Pavarotti

Get ready for another epic box-office showdown! "Wicked" featuring Ariana Grande, and "Gladiator II" with Paul Mescal an...
07/03/2024

Get ready for another epic box-office showdown! "Wicked" featuring Ariana Grande, and "Gladiator II" with Paul Mescal and Pedro Pascal, will both release on November 22, 2024. The buzz is high, but can it match last year’s "Barbenheimer" phenomenon? Join us in the comments and let us know which film you’re most excited about!

2024 now has its own box-office battle pitting pink sparkles against masculine angst, and it already has a name: “Wickiator.”

Get ready for another epic box-office showdown! "Wicked" featuring Ariana Grande, and "Gladiator II" with Paul Mescal an...
07/03/2024

Get ready for another epic box-office showdown! "Wicked" featuring Ariana Grande, and "Gladiator II" with Paul Mescal and Pedro Pascal, will both release on November 22, 2024. The buzz is high, but can it match last year’s "Barbenheimer" phenomenon? Join us in the comments and let us know which film you’re most excited about!

Once considered a lesser sports town, Los Angeles has rapidly ascended to the forefront of American and global sports. S...
07/03/2024

Once considered a lesser sports town, Los Angeles has rapidly ascended to the forefront of American and global sports. Since 2000, L.A. teams have clinched 10 championships in MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL—more than New York and Chicago combined.

Iconic teams like the Dodgers and Lakers lead the way, with stars like Shohei Ohtani and LeBron James captivating fans.

New stadiums and arenas are cropping up, including the Clippers' Intuit Dome and the Rams’ SoFi Stadium.

Football has made a magnificent return with the Rams and Chargers, and the city is prepped to host the Olympics in 2028 for the third time.

Los Angeles sports fans, rightly deserving of a gold medal for their dedication, are led by some of the most influential power players in sports.

Who is your favorite sports star in Los Angeles?

Full feature at the link below:

https://lamag.com/sports/los-angeles-sports-power-players-lakers-chargers-dodgers-para-olympics-l

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Bronny James joins the Lakers, creating NBA's first father-son duo. Touching family moment or nepotism-driven chaos? Cri...
07/02/2024

Bronny James joins the Lakers, creating NBA's first father-son duo. Touching family moment or nepotism-driven chaos? Critics and supporters divided.

A “costly move” or “coolest sports story ever?” Commentators are divided on the subject of Lebron James’ son and the newest player to wear purple

[SWIPE] Estevan Oriol, an iconic L.A. photographer, teams up with Teen Angels magazine to present “Dedicated to You,” an...
07/02/2024

[SWIPE] Estevan Oriol, an iconic L.A. photographer, teams up with Teen Angels magazine to present “Dedicated to You,” an expansive retrospective highlighting the dynamic and romantic essence of Chicano street culture. This captivating exhibit at Beyond the Streets gallery opens this weekend, featuring gritty yet poetic images of gang members, lowriders, and barrio landscapes. Oriol’s collaboration with Teen Angels magazine, a significant influence on his work, promises an illuminating showcase. Expect powerful visuals that reflect the heart and soul of L.A.’s Chicano community, celebrating both heritage and style.

Get all the details at the link in bio.

"I wasn't prepared for all the success... it was just a testament to the work." - JuJu Watkins on her stellar freshman y...
07/02/2024

"I wasn't prepared for all the success... it was just a testament to the work." - JuJu Watkins on her stellar freshman year 🌟🏀

The 18-year-old star earned National Freshman of the Year honors, finished runner-up as the National Player of the Year and led the team to its first Elite 8 in 30 years

LeBron James' son Bronny getting drafted by the Lakers has created a storm of opinions. Some see it as a touching father...
07/02/2024

LeBron James' son Bronny getting drafted by the Lakers has created a storm of opinions. Some see it as a touching father-son moment, while others argue it reeks of nepotism and worry about Bronny's readiness.

Is the media being unfair in their coverage? Dive into this captivating sports story that's making waves at the link below:

https://lamag.com/sports/bronny-james-lakers-sports-pundits-saying

Photo: Thurman James/CSM/Shutterstock

JuJu Watkins has taken USC by storm in her freshman year, earning National Freshman of the Year honors and nearly taking...
07/02/2024

JuJu Watkins has taken USC by storm in her freshman year, earning National Freshman of the Year honors and nearly taking the title of National Player of the Year.

Her standout performance has resurrected USC's winning culture, driving the Trojans to their first Elite 8 in 30 years. Scoring 32 points in her debut game against Ohio State, Watkins set the stage for a remarkable season.

Her mid-season highlight saw her achieve a school-record 51 points against Stanford, propelling the Trojans to their first Pac-12 championship since 2014. Her record-breaking scoring spree continued through March Madness, where she broke the women's Division I single-season freshman scoring record and averaged 27.1 points per game.

Link below:

https://lamag.com/sports/juju-watkins-usc-basketball-freshman-interview

Clay Tweel's The Bitter Pill dives deep into the opioid crisis and the legal fight led by attorney Paul Farrell. As the ...
07/02/2024

Clay Tweel's The Bitter Pill dives deep into the opioid crisis and the legal fight led by attorney Paul Farrell. As the demand for documentaries shifts, Tweel opts for film festivals and traditional distribution tactics to bring this crucial story to audiences. Learn more about Tweel's plan to navigate the post-streaming documentary landscape and the unique legal perspective of The Bitter Pill.

Documentarian Clay Tweel explores the opioid crisis through attorney Paul Farrell in "The Bitter Pill," a film facing the challenges of finding its audience in a saturated market post-streaming boom.

As many beloved L.A. eateries close their doors, Café Tropical in Silver Lake defies the trend. Originally opened in 197...
07/02/2024

As many beloved L.A. eateries close their doors, Café Tropical in Silver Lake defies the trend. Originally opened in 1975, the cafe faced closure due to a family dispute. However, regulars, who cherished its potent Cuban coffee and iconic guava cheese pastries, rallied together to save it.

New owners Ed Cornell, Danny Khorunzhiy, and Rene Navarrette have revived the spot with a slightly revamped menu and minimal decor changes, preserving the cherished neighborhood vibe. The new owners come from diverse backgrounds – Cornell is a D.C. ice cream entrepreneur, Navarrette a permit consultant, and Khorunzhiy a hospitality newcomer.

According to Cornell, the goal was never to overhaul but to restore. With a fresh coat of paint and repaired equipment, Café Tropical has once again opened its doors, serving familiar faces and maintaining the longstanding community feel, including AA meetings in the back.

Read more: https://lamag.com/food/as-l-a-restaurants-keep-closing-cafe-tropical-thrives-thanks-to-regulars-turned-owners-l

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward program targeting copper wire theft, with a reward structure of $1,00...
07/02/2024

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward program targeting copper wire theft, with a reward structure of $1,000 for misdemeanor convictions and $5,000 for felony convictions.

Residents are encouraged to provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects involved in thefts of city plaques, tombstones, statues, light standards, and copper wire.

This initiative, proposed by Councilmembers Kevin de León and Traci Park, aims to curb the increasing thefts that plague neighborhoods like Downtown L.A. and the Sixth Street Bridge.

The new program awaits approval from Mayor Karen Bass.

💵 Reward program offers $1,000 for misdemeanors, $5,000 for felonies

👮‍♂️ Proposal co-sponsored by Councilmembers Kevin de León and Traci Park

🏙️ Aimed at thefts of city plaques, tombstones, statues, light standards, copper wire

🌉 Sixth Street Bridge a major target for copper thieves

🔦 About 25%-30% of street lights are down due to copper theft

🚓 Includes a new Copper Wire Task Force led by LAPD, Bureau of Street Lighting, City Attorney’s Office

Source: ABC7

Café Tropical, a Silver Lake classic, is thriving again thanks to its loyal patrons! Discover how new owners preserved i...
07/02/2024

Café Tropical, a Silver Lake classic, is thriving again thanks to its loyal patrons! Discover how new owners preserved its unique charm and flavors.

Change of ownership has given Café Tropical a new lease on life, and the coffee is still killer, too.

Temperatures in Southern California are set to soar, with highs reaching up to 110 degrees in the high desert by next we...
07/02/2024

Temperatures in Southern California are set to soar, with highs reaching up to 110 degrees in the high desert by next weekend.

An excessive heat watch will be in effect across large parts of Los Angeles County from Tuesday morning through late Friday, as per the National Weather Service.

Meteorologist Stephanie Olmo of NBCLA notes that the most intense heat will be felt over the Fourth of July weekend.

In the Antelope Valley, Lancaster will see temps in the triple digits all week, with a forecast of 110 degrees both Friday and Saturday.

Heat-sensitive populations are at high risk for heat-related illnesses.

Expect fast-moving grassfires and a high rip current risk by Thursday and Friday. Los Angeles and nearby counties have set up cooling centers to help residents escape the dangerous heat.

To find a cooling center near you, please head to the link below:

https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat/

Much has been written about Ippei Mizuhara, Shohei Ohtani's translator, who embezzled nearly $17 million for his gamblin...
07/02/2024

Much has been written about Ippei Mizuhara, Shohei Ohtani's translator, who embezzled nearly $17 million for his gambling habit. But the story goes deeper, involving high-stakes bookies running multimillion-dollar operations from Orange County mansions.

From rich guys shaking down clients for Botox discounts to celebs like Channing Tatum and Conor McGregor getting caught in the mix, this is no ordinary betting scandal. Mizuhara’s desperate spiral into debt and the high-profile figures involved make this a must-read.

Dive into the full story at the link: https://lamag.com/sports/loan-sharks-shohei-ohtani-translator-sports-gambling-l

California's ambitious bullet train project connecting Los Angeles to the Bay Area achieves a critical milestone with fu...
07/02/2024

California's ambitious bullet train project connecting Los Angeles to the Bay Area achieves a critical milestone with full environmental approval.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority greenlights the route between Palmdale and Burbank, one of the most challenging segments due to extensive tunneling through mountainous terrain.

Estimated to cost around $28.6 billion, adjusted for inflation, this transformative section features 30 miles of tunnels, predominantly underground, to minimize community and environmental impact.

When completed, it promises a travel time of just 20 minutes between Palmdale and Burbank stations.
📷️: California High-Speed Rail Authority

LATEST: The Supreme Court’s decision to grant Donald Trump "absolute immunity" for "official acts" has sparked a fierce ...
07/02/2024

LATEST: The Supreme Court’s decision to grant Donald Trump "absolute immunity" for "official acts" has sparked a fierce backlash. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced plans to file impeachment articles against the justices, calling the ruling an assault on democracy.

The ruling, decided by a 6-3 majority, has been widely criticized by Democrats, who view it as a move towards authoritarianism.

The Biden campaign has expressed deep concern, with deputy campaign manager Quentin Fulks admitting they are "scared as s**t" of Trump's potential actions following this decision.

House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries emphasized the dangerous precedent this ruling sets and vowed aggressive oversight to ensure constitutional compliance.

Read more: https://lamag.com/news-and-politics/aoc-raises-impeachment-for-supreme-court-justices-as-biden-camp-says-its-scared-as-sh-t

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of granting former President Donald Trump "absolute immunity" for his official acts...
07/01/2024

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of granting former President Donald Trump "absolute immunity" for his official acts during his presidency in a 6-3 decision. Chief Justice John Roberts, along with the Court's Republican majority, determined Trump’s actions and discussions with the Justice Department were protected as official acts, effectively placing him beyond legal prosecution for these actions.

The decision mandates further hearings to differentiate between Trump's official and unofficial acts, likely delaying any trial until after the next election.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed strong dissent, warning that the ruling undermines the foundational democratic principle that no one is above the law, potentially transforming the presidency into a position of unchecked power.

This ruling follows Trump's extensive public campaign pressuring for immunity, despite his contradictory calls to jail former President Barack Obama during his tenure.

President Joe Biden’s campaign responded by insisting the ruling doesn’t change the facts about Trump's actions on January 6, 2021.

Read more: https://lamag.com/news-and-politics/supreme-court-gives-trump-absolute-immunity-and-more-delay

🌆💰 The latest Cost of Living Index reveals the top 10 most expensive cities in the U.S., highlighting significant region...
06/30/2024

🌆💰 The latest Cost of Living Index reveals the top 10 most expensive cities in the U.S., highlighting significant regional price differences. Manhattan tops the list, with cities like Honolulu, San Jose, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., following closely behind. In these cities, a higher concentration of jobs attracts residents, increasing housing demand and prices. Limited land availability in places like Honolulu and Manhattan further drives up costs due to restricted new housing supply.

Another major factor is the concentration of wealth, especially in cities like Manhattan, which is home to a large number of millionaires. This wealth drives up home prices, contributing to some of the highest housing costs in the country. With costs significantly above the national average, these urban areas face unique economic pressures.

📈🏠 How does L.A.'s spot on the list look to you?

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities:

▪️ New York (Manhattan)
▪️ Honolulu
▪️ San Jose, California
▪️ San Francisco
▪️ New York (Brooklyn)
▪️ Orange County, California
▪️ Los Angeles (Long Beach)
▪️ New York (Queens)
▪️ Washington, D.C.
▪️ Boston

The Lakers have chosen Tennessee’s Dalton Knecht as the No. 17 pick in the NBA Draft, highlighting his journey from comm...
06/29/2024

The Lakers have chosen Tennessee’s Dalton Knecht as the No. 17 pick in the NBA Draft, highlighting his journey from community college to being a top college scorer. USC’s Isaiah Collier, a top playmaker and a standout freshman, joins the Utah Jazz at No. 29. Exciting times ahead for both young players!

Knecht looked like a steal for the Lakers at 17 while Collier went at No. 29

06/29/2024

WATCH: A wild street takeover in downtown Los Angeles ended dramatically with two cars ablaze early Saturday morning.

The incident occurred at the intersection of 18th and Main streets and drew hundreds of onlookers, with approximately 50 cars involved.

Police initially responded to reports of fireworks being lit. The flames hampered traffic and blocked access for fire department crews who eventually extinguished the fire within ten minutes.

Despite the chaos, no arrests were made, and the burned vehicles were impounded.

State Farm General is seeking a substantial increase in home insurance rates in California, proposing hikes of 30% for h...
06/29/2024

State Farm General is seeking a substantial increase in home insurance rates in California, proposing hikes of 30% for homeowners, 36% for condo owners, and 52% for renters.

This move has alarmed many, as it could exacerbate the already troubling insurance crisis in the state. California's insurance commissioner, Ricardo Lara, expressed serious concerns about the financial stability of State Farm General and its potential impact on millions of consumers.

State Farm General, citing increased costs and risks, argues that the rate hikes are necessary for long-term sustainability. This request follows their recent decision to stop accepting new insurance applications and non-renewing 72,000 policies in the state.

The California Department of Insurance is investigating the company's financial situation.

What do you think?

Discover Italy in Los Angeles! The Amerigo Vespucci, Italy's oldest naval vessel, docks with a cultural exhibit from Jul...
06/29/2024

Discover Italy in Los Angeles! The Amerigo Vespucci, Italy's oldest naval vessel, docks with a cultural exhibit from July 3-8. Dive into Italian art, cuisine, and more!

‘The most beautiful ship in the world’ is headed to the Port of Los Angeles

President Biden, admitting his age and acknowledging a tough debate night, reassures supporters of his dedication and ab...
06/29/2024

President Biden, admitting his age and acknowledging a tough debate night, reassures supporters of his dedication and ability to lead. Top Democrats, including Kamala Harris and Gavin Newsom, rally around him, underscoring the importance of truth and competence. Former President Obama also weighed in, urging Americans to focus on what's at stake this November.

VP Kamala Harris, Gov. Gavin Newsom and former President Obama all say they’re standing with Biden

In landmark decisions today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the January 6 attackers, big business, and criminalizin...
06/29/2024

In landmark decisions today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the January 6 attackers, big business, and criminalizing homelessness.

The ruling stated that the Justice Department's charges against the Capitol attackers went too far, raising questions about former President Trump’s case and those of others charged.

Additionally, the Court overturned the Chevron doctrine, constraining federal agencies and risking critical regulations.

In a final ruling, they allowed camping bans, effectively criminalizing homelessness. Political leaders expressed varied reactions, with Gov. Newsom supporting the decision while Mayor Bass offered caution.

https://lamag.com/news-and-politics/supreme-court-sides-with-jan-6-attackers-big-business

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