Tag: Los Angeles (Calif)

Alice Waters Helps a Museum Cater to the Tastes of Art Lovers

LOS ANGELES — As the Hammer Museum emerges from last year’s pandemic shutdown, it has assembled a lineup of big names that it hopes will draw crowds back to its campus down the street from the University of California, Los Angeles: Cézanne, Manet, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec. And Waters. That would be Alice Waters, the restaurateur who […]

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Who Is Carissa Schumacher?

Ms. Schumacher said that she spent the next decade preparing her channel for Yeshua. She meditated daily, cut out sugar and caffeine, and limited her diet to five foods: broccoli, cauliflower, turkey, chicken and watermelon. “If someone’s channel is diluted,” she said, “there’s a kind of film or gunk that the energy gets stuck in […]

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Cultivating Art, Not Argument, at a Los Angeles Law Office

Much of what is made in law offices are tedious instruments of commerce: contracts, loan agreements, multipage memorandums. But this year, the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has given over space in its offices overlooking the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to the creation of art. On the sixth floor, works […]

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A Collector Who Fills His Los Angeles Home With Carefully Sourced Clutter

IT HAD TAKEN several months of scouring flea markets before Jonathan Pessin finally found the weathered, hollow fiberglass Coke bottle that now stands sentry between the dining and kitchen areas of his loft in Los Angeles’s industrial Frogtown neighborhood. Reportedly produced by the Coca-Cola Company circa the 1970s or 1980s, the six-foot-tall sculpture was one […]

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Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton and Others Hit in California Burglaries

Over the course of several hours on Friday night, at least 30 people robbed several of San Francisco’s most upscale stores, prosecutors said, in what law enforcement officials called one of the most brazen acts of burglary in recent memory. The following day, hours after officials vowed to prosecute the thieves and prevent another large […]

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NFL to Settle Lawsuit Over Rams’ Departure for $790 Million

The N.F.L. has agreed to pay the city and county of St. Louis $790 million to settle a four-year dispute over whether the league broke its own relocation guidelines to pave the way for the Rams to move to Los Angeles in 2016, according to two people who spoke on condition of anonymity. In a […]

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Why Crypto.com Is Putting Its Name on the Staples Center

It was then, during a slump in cryptocurrency prices, that Mr. Marszalek decided to rebrand Monaco. He contacted Matt Blaze, a cryptography professor then at the University of Pennsylvania, who had owned the crypto.com domain name for 25 years. During that time, Mr. Blaze had refused to part with the web address and had publicly […]

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The Supply-Chain Crisis Is a Labor Crisis

From Los Angeles to Felixstowe, England; to Dubai, United Arab Emirates; to Shenzhen, China, the world is witnessing delays and shortages of everything from toys to turkeys. At the root of this crisis is a transport sector that is buckling under the strain of Covid-era conditions. Workers who drive the trucks, fly the planes and […]

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L.A.’s Staples Center will be renamed Crypto.com Arena.

The Staples Center, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers and other professional sports teams, said on Tuesday it would rebrand as Crypto.com Arena, a cryptocurrency platform based in Singapore. The rebranding is the latest example of a company at the center of a technology boom paying to rename a well-known sports arena. The change […]

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Hollywood crew union narrowly ratifies its contracts with studios.

Camera operators, prop makers, lighting technicians and other members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees ratified new contracts with Hollywood studios on Monday. But the margin was perilously narrow, with many members viewing the pact as toothless in terms of preventing long working hours — the kind of conditions recently endured on the […]

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Adele’s White Pantsuit in Her Oprah Interview Sent A Powerful Message

As the re-emergence of Adele continues with the one-two punch of an Oprah Winfrey interview and a “One Night Only” concert at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles in front of a starry, starry crowd — all in prelude to an album release on Friday — so, too, does her mastery of the art the […]

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St. John Bosco and Mater Dei Look a Lot Like Division I Programs

When Mater Dei began bringing in more players from farther afield — from Moreno Valley to the northeast, Temecula to the southeast and Los Angeles to the west — Rollinson arranged for vans that school employees living near those areas could drive to and from the campus each day. As many as a dozen players […]

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Who Is Sam Asghari, Britney Spears’s Boyfriend?

LOS ANGELES — Sam Asghari is a nascent actor and erstwhile personal trainer. But this highly polite, handsome and friendly 27-year-old is better known to millions as the fiancé of a 39-year-old woman who was, for years, the biggest pop star in the world, control over whose personal life and $60 million estate was, 13 […]

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Hindu Sect, BAPS, Accused of Using Forced Labor at Temples Across U.S.

A prominent Hindu sect that operates a New Jersey temple raided by federal authorities earlier this year is facing new accusations that it forced hundreds of low-caste workers to labor at worship sites across the United States under dangerous conditions for little pay. In a lawsuit filed in New Jersey federal court and amended last […]

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‘We Had Their Baby, and They Had Our Baby’: Couple Sues Over Embryo ‘Mix-Up’

Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway, the law firm representing the Cardinales, estimated that the couple had paid $50,000 to the fertility clinic for the treatments. In the lawsuit, the couple said that Dr. Mor had never disclosed that a third-party affiliate, In VitroTech Labs, would be used for I.V.F. services and that Dr. Mor […]

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Margaret York, an L.A.P.D. Model for ‘Cagney & Lacey,’ Dies at 80

“These people either look at us as a mother figure,” Ms. York told The Los Angeles Times in 1993, “or they think we are too stupid to know what to do with the information.” Ms. Kidder said she thought the pair obtained so many confessions because they had actually listened to people. “We didn’t start […]

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Inside the Unraveling of American Zionism

‘The assumptions young Jews grew up with about Israel have been shattered at the same time that assumptions about antisemitism being in the past and Jews becoming white folks were shattered.’ In the years following ’67, the Palestinian cause steadily gained ground on the world stage. Still, young boomers, Gen-Xers and even those of us […]

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Officials Have a ‘Working Theory’ About Jetpack Mystery Over Los Angeles

The first pilot report of a person flying a jetpack high over Los Angeles was enough to start a federal investigation. The second caused a stir on airport channels, with an air traffic controller remarking, “Only in L.A.” Months after that, a controller warned, “The jetpack guy is back.” The authorities now say the jetpack […]

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The Curious, Astounding Collection of the Magician Ricky Jay

They took away so much. More than a dozen Buchingers. The 1903 “Houdini in Russia” poster, commemorating when the illusionist, stripped naked and locked in a Moscow cell, escaped in 28 minutes “to the unspeakable astonishment of the Russian police.” The 1898 window card with the vivid illustration announcing the latest achievement of Kellar, legendary […]

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Glimpses in Los Angeles of an Oasis With Deep Immigrant Roots

Ten minutes from my home, next to a decommissioned landfill, a freeway and the largest port in the country, sits an unlikely hillside oasis of vegetables and fruit trees. Emerging like a mirage from its surroundings, the San Pedro Community Gardens occupy a six-acre parcel of city-owned land in the otherwise highly industrialized area of […]

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Hollywood’s Behind-the-Scenes Workers Reach Deal, Averting Strike

LOS ANGELES — You might say that the people behind the cameras have found their voices. Late Saturday, a union representing Hollywood’s version of blue-collar workers — camera operators, makeup artists, prop makers, set dressers, lighting technicians, editors, script coordinators, hairstylists, cinematographers, writers’ assistants — reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract with […]

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Hollywood’s Behind-the-Scenes Workers Reach Deal on New Contract

LOS ANGELES — You might say that the people behind the cameras have found their voices. Late Saturday, a union representing Hollywood’s version of blue-collar workers — camera operators, makeup artists, prop makers, set dressers, lighting technicians, editors, script coordinators, hairstylists, cinematographers, writers’ assistants — reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract with […]

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California Homeowners Flex Their Political Muscle

Some may roll their eyes at the thought that a coalition of mostly affluent homeowners could qualify as “grass roots,” a term more commonly associated with social justice movements. But they would be wrong: Throughout his four-decade reign, Close and SOHA have consistently out-organized, out-hustled and outmaneuvered their political opponents. In the 1980s, Close and […]

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Former ‘Hamilton’ Cast Member Files Discrimination Complaint Against Show

A former “Hamilton” cast member filed a federal workplace complaint against the show on Wednesday, alleging that the show had retaliated and refused to renew a contract after the actor had requested a gender-neutral dressing room. In the complaint, filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, lawyers for the former cast member, Suni Reid […]

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High-End Design Comes to the Fish Tank

The boom in high-end tank demand has coincided with a shortage in key aquarium building materials like acrylic, said Mr. Tiemens. Grocery stores, restaurants, salons and many other businesses around the globe were using acrylic in massive quantities for sneeze guards during the height of the Covid crisis. Mr. Calabrese said the worst of the […]

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Could an I.A.T.S.E. Union Strike Fix the Film Industry?

Streaming has pushed the industry toward a model of instant gratification for consumers, which is only possible with an always-available, nimble work force able to meet the demand. Producers grind workers down, while churning out ever more content to feed the streaming beast. But the workers cannot be easily replaced or automated. It is past […]

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A Big Hollywood Premiere That Was a Long Time Coming

Two years ago, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures had all the trappings of a full-fledged Hollywood disaster in the making. It was over budget and behind schedule. Amid the delays and a contentious debate about the museum’s mission and purpose, it parted ways with its founding director, and the museum board reached across the […]

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Sex, Drugs and Roller Skates

Set in what had been a mammoth bowling alley at the grubby intersection of Santa Monica and La Cienega Boulevards, the rink cost roughly a million dollars in 1979 to build and decorate, money supplied by Mr. Ross’s two business partners (one of them, Denny Cordell, was the English record producer who started Shelter Records) […]

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Sarah Cain Redefines Seriousness in Painting

LOS ANGELES — Last summer, the painter Sarah Cain was contemplating the biggest project of her career: a 45-foot-long painting for the East Building Atrium of the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. Cain, 42, has been making caustically colorful, improvised abstractions since the mid-2000s and had been commissioned to hide construction walls during […]

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