• :Audrey Hepburn with Flowers,” a rejected 
Glamour magazine cover shot from a 1955 shoot in Italy, is among 70 vintage photos of Hepburn and Frank Sinatra 
currently on display at the Peter Fetterman Gallery in 
Santa Monica.  Photo by Norman Parkinson courtesy of Peter Fetterman Gallery.

    Timeless Talents

    Vintage photo exhibit explores the enduring legacies of Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra By Christina Campodonico   (Click here for more photos) Icons never go out of style, and among leading ladies Audrey Hepburn was as ...
  • Stan Muhammad, a former Venice gang member turned gang intervention specialist, questions the necessity of keeping Oakwood under the 2000 injunction
Photo courtesy of the Helper Foundation

    In Venice While Black

    Oakwood residents say a lingering gang injunction has become a tool for police harassment By Gary Walker Citing increased stop-and-frisks and a massive police response to a post-funeral gathering in a public park, longtime resi...
  • Firefighters used a winch to extract the car from Marina del Rey harbor
Photos by Mia Duncan

    Speeding Car Plunges into Marina del Rey Harbor

    Witness says bloodied driver walked away from the crash at Pacific Avenue and Via Marina A car speeding southbound on Pacific Avenue crashed through the guardrail at Via Marina and plunged into Marina del Rey harbor on Tuesday ...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks with Hyperion workers during a tour of the plant

    Hyperion Treatment Plant Goes Green

    The Hyperion Treatment Plant in Playa del Rey will soon be turning the gaseous byproduct of treated sewage into enough renewable, steam-powered electricity to run the plant. Hyperion’s $220-million Digester Gas Utilization Pr...
  • Forum Drafts Military Vets into Entrepreneurship

    The Loyola Marymount College of Business and Administration is teaming up with the nonprofit Global Business Incubation Inc. to offer free entrepreneurship training for military veterans looking to find their feet as civilians....
  • The lobby of the new 12-screen ArcLight Cinemas at Santa Monica Place, which officially opens Friday
Photo by Paul Turang courtesy of ArcLight Cinemas

    Santa Monica Goes Back to the Future

    Movie theaters fueled the city’s downtown renaissance, and now Santa Monica Place is doubling down with a brand-new ArcLight By Alci Rengifo and Joe Piasecki Santa Monica’s downtown wasn’t always a retail and entertainmen...
  • Breeze bikes can be unlocked with a cell phone app at 75 hubs in Santa Monica, including this one at Pico Boulevard and 17th Street
Photo by Bonnie Eslinger

    Breeze like the Wind

    Santa Monica’s new city bike share program, the first in L.A. County, makes it easy to travel spontaneously on two wheels By Bonnie Eslinger Who wouldn’t want all the joys of riding a bike without any of the hassles of…
  • Photo by Ted Soqui

    Race for Success

    RowLA gets Girls on the Water and into College Story by Bonnie Eslinger As her quad cut through the glassy waters of Marina del Rey harbor one recent Saturday morning, Nicole Viviani saw another crew out of the corner of…
  • Murder in the Eyes of the Beholders

    Attorneys battle over the safety and reliability of Cadillac Hotel shooting witnesses By Gary Walker The defense attorney for the accused triggerman in the Aug. 30 Cadillac Hotel shooting wants to investigate the mental fitness...
  • The 85-year-old building that is now Venice Breeze Suites originally operated as a hotel

    Short-Term Rental Shuffle

    After spending $4 million on renovations, the owner of Venice Breeze Suites came close to losing his business over a paperwork snafu and growing backlash against Airbnb By Gary Walker In the eight years since Carl Lambert bough...
 This Week
Violinist Pasha Tseitlin, left, and pianist Nic Gerpe thrive on performing complex music as Panic Duo

Happy Musical Accidents

Panic Duo has serendipity on its side as the ensemble pushes the limits of contemporary classical music By Christina Campodonico Panic Duo plays it all — classical and contemporary, jazz and modernist, world music-inspired an...
 Food And Drink
Alexander Phaneuf, left, and Or Amsalam take it slow with the dough and 
use only wild yeast
Photo by Richard Foss

A Tradition Rises Again

Mar Vista bread makers go back to basics for improved quality and taste By Richard Foss ( There’s a stretch of Washington Boulevard west of Sepulveda that has become the Westside’s hot area for bouti...
Restaurateur Vincenzo Nicoletta, seated, and his staff make diners feel like part of the family
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

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