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Postscript: Tough Sell

When we recently heard a rumor that Cynthia Abernethy, the estate sale maven writer-at-large Dave Gardetta profiles in the May issue of Los Angeles magazine, was fielding reality show offers as...

Rosa Mexicano Wants You To Look Hot

 Mid-city folk rejoice! As announced yesterday, Rivera chef John Sedlar will be taking over the space vacated by Neal Fraser’s Grace when it moves from Beverly Boulevard to downtown...

Off the Record: Tough Sell

By now you probably know that we're wont to spill the beans. This week, we'll let you in on something we're not supposed to tell you about the making...

John Sedlar to Open R26 on Beverly

It’s not an April Fool’s prank. It really is the first day of Grilled Cheese Month. And to honor this historic moment in dairy, online registration to the 8th...

To the Sea

A Jack Johnson concert on the Santa Monica pier is a no-brainer. But the just-announced show to be held on the beach Monday, May 24 in support of the...

The Monday Edition

The phone rings. Email dings. A question about the magazine is posed. These things usually happen on a Friday. Hence, the name the Friday Afternoon Question. This question actually...

Crisis Management

When Laura Chick was named the State of California’s watchdog over nearly $50 billion in federal stimulus money, Sacramento’s gain was L.A.’s loss. During her two terms as city...

The Hollywood sign recently said SAVE THE PEAK. What have been some of its most memorable makeovers?

Heirs of Howard Hughes owned 138 acres near the sign until 2002, when a Chicago developer (no, not Sam Zell) bought the land on the cheap. Folks working to...

Comeback Kids

James Taylor and I go back—way back. I learned songs like “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Sweet Baby James” around a fire at summer camp in the eighties, memorized...

My LA to Z: Rip Taylor

Rip Taylor has been muggin’ and gigglin’ on game shows, sitcoms, and in live theater for decades. The comedian with the handlebar moustache and removable hair is equally comfortable...