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Youth Soccer Coach Gets 225 Years to Life in Prison for Molesting 6 Boys

Youth Soccer Coach Gets 225 Years to Life in Prison for Molesting 6 Boys

A youth soccer coach convicted of molesting six boys over a one-year period has been sentenced to serve 225 years to life in prison.

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We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on LAist.Herb Ritts L.A. Style at The Getty. Now through August 26. Naked Before God, presented by the Circle X Theatre Company. Radiolab Live: In the Dark with Pilobolus. American Apparel, with 18 stores in LA, you can look your best any time. How About We, for people who understand that you don't date online. If you're interested in advertising on LAist or...

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  • Armani Code Sport. Dive into the night.
  • Sungevity, setting you free from rising electricity costs. Solar rebates are back in LA. Get an iQuote and join the rooftop revolution!
  • Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs, playing at the Greek Theatre, Saturday Sept 10. Get tickets now!
  • FYF Fest, happening at the LA State Historic Park this weekend! Tickets still available!
  • American Apparel, with 18 stores in LA, you can look your best any time.
  • How About We, for people who understand that you don't date online.
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  • Armani Code Sport. Dive into the night.
  • Desigual, inviting you to an Undie Party at their new store in Santa Monica store on Aug 30 to score a free new outfit!
  • Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs, playing at the Greek Theatre, Saturday Sept 10. Get tickets now!
  • FYF Fest, happening at the LA State Historic Park on Sept 3rd this Labor Day weekend. Tickets still available!
  • American Apparel, with 18 stores in LA, you can look your best any time.
  • How About We, for people who understand that you don't date online.
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We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on LAist. Armani Code Sport. Dive into the night. American Apparel, with 18 stores in LA, you can look your best any time. How About We, for people who understand that you don't date online. If you're interested in advertising on LAist or any other site in our network, check out our online mediakit....

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Key Bryan Stow Witness Has Died

Key Bryan Stow Witness Has Died

A key witness to the attack on Giants fan Bryan Stow has died, reports L.A. Now. Matthew Lee apparently died from an allergic reaction to peanuts after eating a salad that contained them on Sunday.

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Please Take the LAist Reader Survey

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  • HGTV, bringing Design Star back for season 6. Watch the 12 talented interior designers compete on Mondays, 9/8c!
  • Robyn + Röyksopp heading to the Hollywood bowl on October 22. Get tickets now!
  • Beirut, performing at the Greek Theatre on October 4. Tickets are on sale now!
  • Incubus, making a stop at the Hollywood Bowl Oct 7, on their If Not Now, When? Tour. Tickets on sale now!
  • American Apparel, with 18 stores in LA, you can look your best any time.
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  • HGTV, bringing Design Star back for season 6! Watch the 12 talented interior designers compete on Mondays, 9/8c. Premiering this Mon, July 11!
  • Robyn + Röyksopp heading to the Hollywood bowl on October 22. Get tickets now!
  • Incubus, making a stop at the Hollywood Bowl Oct 7, on their If Not Now, When? Tour. Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10am!
  • American Apparel, with 18 stores in LA, you can look your best any time.
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  • Pisco Portón™. Try something new that actually is new—and discover the unapologetically flavorful new white spirit. Visit piscoportón.com.
  • Hollywood Fringe, in its second year of celebrating the arts with performances, workshops, exhibitions and events. Get tickets now!
  • Can't Stop, a portrait of comedian Conan O'Brien in the immediate months following his highly-publicized departure from NBC.
  • Vaccinate LA. LA County's Dept of Public Health wants you to stay healthy. Get vaccinated!
  • Elbow, performing at the Greek on October 1st. Tickets are on sale now!
  • BuyWithMe, save up to 90% on the best places in LA!
  • American Apparel, with 18 stores in LA, you can look your best any time.
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Now Open: Lindy & Grundy's Old Fashioned Butcher Shop

Now Open: Lindy & Grundy's Old Fashioned Butcher Shop

It was a much-anticipated debut that was captured by friends and fans mid-afternoon today at Amelia Posada and Erika Nakamura, aka Lindy & Grundy, opened the doors to their butcher shop on Fairfax Avenue. Describing their business as an "old-fashioned butcher shop," the ladies of L&G are selling "ONLY pastured meats from animals raised on small, local, sustainable ranches." The duo believe in supporting the local communities and economy by sourcing meat from within 150...

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We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on LAist. Elektra Luxx, a comedy about a retired adult film star trying to live life as a functional adult. RadioLab, adding a 2nd performance to their sold out Radiolab Live: Symmetry show at Royce Hall. Thur, Mar 24. Tickets available now! Fresh Air Dining LA. Smoking is no longer allowed in outdoor dining areas in the city of LA. Coachella will be...

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We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on LAist. Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week. Celebrate extended Happy Hours at your favorite Old Pasadena restaurants, bars and lounges. LA Chamber Orchestra, presenting another intriguing installment of Westside Connections on Music and the Mind. Coachella will be here before you know it. Enjoy the ride, and take the shuttle to the festival. BuyWithMe, save up to 90% on the best places in...

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We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on LAist. Slightly Stoopid, playing at the Greek Theatre on Wednesday, April 20. Get tickets now! LA Metro. Dump the pump! Check out LA Metro and save some money instead. It's as easy as 1-2-3! LA Chamber Orchestra. Check out upcoming performances that include acclaimed French pianist, Lise de la Salle, and another intriguing installment of Westside Connections. Florence + the Machine, sold...

LAist Pets Of The Week: Stevie Chihuahua & Tigger The Tabby

LAist Pets Of The Week: Stevie Chihuahua & Tigger The Tabby

This week's pets are from the Volunteers of Burbank Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) animal service agency that is devoted to providing medical, social, behavioral and financial care for animals at risk and determined to eliminate animal homelessness in the Burbank community.

McCourt's Loan from Fox Rejected By MLB

McCourt's Loan from Fox Rejected By MLB

I’m getting my seat warmed at STAPLES Center last night watching the Kings play in their first home game since Jan. 26, click on Google Reader and look what was there: the L.A. Times’ Bill Shaikin and his report that MLB commissioner Bud Selig rejected Fox’s loan to Dodger owner Frank McCourt.

Video: Model's Ass is Predictably Distracting

Video: Model's Ass is Predictably Distracting

Gentlemen, your code of silence has been broken. In this video, "Rear View Girls," a model straps a camera onto her ass to film people who stop and stare, as part of a PR stunt for Levi's. About three women do as well as lots of men, perhaps most notably several who stare while their girlfriend or wife isn't paying attention. Nice, guys. Real nice.

Santa Anita Jockeys and Basketball for Charity

Santa Anita Jockeys and Basketball for Charity

On Thursday, the jockeys of Santa Anita will face off against the Holy Angels School basketball team at 7:00 p.m. at La Salle High School in Pasadena. Admission is $5, and all proceeds go to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF.) Legendary hall of fame jockeys Eddie Delahoussaye, Don Pierce, Laffit Pincay Jr., Gary Stevens and Mike Smith will serve as honorary captains and will be on hand to autograph memorabilia from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the La Salle High gymnasium.

Blake Griffin Tainted?

Blake Griffin Tainted?

So there were a lot of whispers during All Star Weekend about Los Angeles Clippers' forward Blake Griffin's slam dunk title being rigged. The NBA issued a press release hours before the competition announcing the events for the NBA Jam Session for Sunday. In it: Five middle school students will showcase their dunking talents in front of 2011 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest winner Blake Griffin. The NBA quickly corrected that press release and...

Week Around The Ists

Week Around The Ists

Dog Fashion Show! (Photo by Katie Sokoler via Gothamist) Gothamist found out that billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg likes to put ice in his beer. One bar owner told us, "I had a laugh because, for someone like me, it's ridiculous. But I guess to each his own. I don't want anybody telling me what position I can have sex in. Not in Williamsburg! It's all personal taste."...

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How NYT Travel Spent Its 36-Hour Winter Vacation In DtLA

How NYT Travel Spent Its 36-Hour Winter Vacation In DtLA

Photo by Joey Maloney (Used with permission) A story called 36 Hours in Downtown Los Angeles ran this week in the New York Times 'Travel' section naming DtLA as a self-contained destination for people who otherwise might not be interested in the sprawl and scale of Los Angeles in total. "New York-like in its density and mishmash, the long-blighted center has become an accessible, pedestrian-friendly destination in recent years; Angelenos walk around en masse,...

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We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on LAist. ANGA. Natural gas creates fewer emissions and none of the mercury as other energy sources. It's the smarter power, today. Isabel Rose, at Catalina Bar & Grill on Wed, Mar 2. Get tickets now! Coachella will be here before you know it. Enjoy the ride, and take the shuttle to the festival. BuyWithMe, save up to 90% on the best places...

LAist Pets Of The Week: Shy Beauty Roxy And Lovely Lulu

LAist Pets Of The Week: Shy Beauty Roxy And Lovely Lulu

Located in Pasadena, California for over 100 years, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an independent, donor-supported, non-profit agency that provides care for abandoned and homeless animals. PHS welcomes and cares for all animals in its service area regardless of age, medical condition, breed or any other criteria. Learn more about the organization’s programs, services, and adoptable animals by visiting their website.

Gallery: It Does Indeed Rain in L.A.

Gallery: It Does Indeed Rain in L.A.

They say it never rains in Southern California, but...well, they're wrong. As evidenced by looking out your window right now. But if that isn't proof enough (it should be, because it's reality, but just in case) here are some beautifully documented instances of wet weather in our fair city. Enjoy!

Chivas USA and Corona Sitting in a Tree

Chivas USA and Corona Sitting in a Tree

The dreaded word fans hate to hear: rebuilding. It has a tone of resignation and grasping at straws, a built-in excuse for having a poor product. But there it was as Chivas USA announced their new multi-year sponsorship deal with Corona, the first time Corona has sponsored a team in the United States. Rebuilding the team. Rebuilding the jerseys which were unveiled at The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Blake Griffin and the Value of the Highlight Reel

Blake Griffin and the Value of the Highlight Reel

The moment of the season has already occurred for the Clippers - but which moment it is, exactly, is unclear. Is it Blake Griffin’s rocketing, ballistic November 20th dunk over (and on) the New York Knicks Timofey Mozgov, the cover page to his diverse and expanding portfolio of highlight plays?

Silicon Valley Meets Silicone Beach: Building Tech Firms In LA

Silicon Valley Meets Silicone Beach: Building Tech Firms In LA

Photo by Giorgio Montersino via Flickr Mark Suster, an entrepreneur and Santa Monica-based VC asks this question today on Tech Crunch: Can you really build a great tech firm outside Silicon Valley, and in particular, in LA? The short answer is yes, but not like Silicon Valley, and with varying rules and conditions. Essentially Suster makes five major points that compare the variables of pocket deepness when it comes to funding, how differing expectations...

Garden Plotting: Councilman Bill Rosendahl Rocks the Mic

Garden Plotting: Councilman Bill Rosendahl Rocks the Mic

Anyone who's spent anytime with Westside City Councilman Bill Rosendahl knows that once he gets the mic...he's going to be rocking it awhile. When I asked his staffer, Tony Arranaga, to put together "just a list of his 2011 garden plans" I shouldn't be surprised that Bill added his own commentary... and pictures... and philosophy... and CHICKENS! So yes, he's grabbed the mic on me again, this time on the "internets" and has up and...

Week Around The Ists

Week Around The Ists

"Lemurs" by Bukanza from the Seattlest Flickr pool Seattlest pondered this year's Sasquatch lineup, watched Top Chef's Mike Voltaggio get a little turned around late at night on our fair streets, and got all mushy about the adorable ocelot kitten born at our local zoo. And for the record, we're just as baffled as the rest of you about Yelp naming Tacoma its most romantic city....

You Deserve This Bouquet Of Flowers, Happy Valentine's Day!

You Deserve This Bouquet Of Flowers, Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us here at LAist to all of you out there in internetland....

Happy Valentine's Day from the Griffith Park Bear

Happy Valentine's Day from the Griffith Park Bear

Last month we awwwww-ed over the City's Most Adorable Mystery, i.e. the bear at the Fern Dell entrance to Griffith Park's ever-evolving fashion statement and his unknown dresser. This morning a reader sent us this shot of the bear, who is dressed in some red-and-white heart-covered crocheted shortalls in honor of Valentine's Day. Like a big, smoochy gift to all Angelenos, this bear is a whole lot more charming than those cheesy street vendors' scary hot pink bears and plastic wrapped gift baskets and goodies.

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

There are thousands of stories to tell in Los Angeles, but sometimes a picture says so much more. Thanks to our LAist Featured Photos Pool on Flickr, here are 7 moments worth taking a second look at in our 7 Reasons to Love L.A. series. Previously on LAist 7 Reasons to Love L.A.: February 7th, January 31, January 24, January 17, January 10, January 3, 2011, December 27, 2010, December 20, December 13, December 6,...

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We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on LAist. Isabel Rose, at Catalina Bar & Grill on Wed, Mar 2. Get tickets now! Transcendent Man, called one of the top ten documentaries of the year, screening at Laemmle Royal on Feb 16th & 17th at 8 PM. LA Chamber Orchestra featuring Hip Hop Peter & the Wolf, a modern twist on a Prokofiev classic, and performances by the young dynamic...

LAist Pets Of The Week: Beautiful Brianna & Sweet Sassafras

LAist Pets Of The Week: Beautiful Brianna & Sweet Sassafras

Every Saturday, LAist will feature an adoptable cat and dog from a different local shelter or accredited 501c3 rescue organization. Take a look at these furry bundles and consider giving them a home. This week's pets are from Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). spcaLA is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that has served the LA community since 1877.

Go Ahead, Give Us A Kiss!

Go Ahead, Give Us A Kiss!

Sure, all the celebs are getting divorced, but for many paired-up Angelenos, the next few days are about grabbing your sweetie by the hand and heading out (or staying in) in honor of Valentine's Day. With the Big V-D on a Monday this year, the weekend is bound to be prime PDA, romantic dinner, bouquet giving, long walks in nature time. We thought we'd share some kissing moments from the LAist Featured Photos pool on...

A New Reality for the Dodgers

A New Reality for the Dodgers

Welcome to Season 2 of everyone’s favorite reality show: WHO THE HELL OWNS THE DODGERS! It would be nice to incarcerate Frank and Jamie McCourt to the bowels of the Jersey Shore house in New Jersey. Perhaps have them compete week in and week out to see who gets the plastic surgery of week in Dodgerplasty? Or have them cameo on the Bravo “hit” show The Millionaire Matchmaker where in a cruel twist of fate Patti Stanger sets the two of them up on a date.

Past the Pole: The New Movement of Art and Dance at Movement Studio LA

Past the Pole: The New Movement of Art and Dance at Movement Studio LA

Grace, camaraderie and pure celebration of the body are timeless and fundamentals of Movement Studio LA, which features exceptional pole classes--a trend that has lasted--on some of the most majestic silver cylinders LA has seen. Opened just under a year ago, Movement Studio LA is the vision of A-list pilates trainer, Elizabeth Ordway - a place for the woman that wants to reconnect with the little girl inside her that revered the site of a ballet barre and a demi-plie and who celebrates her own feminine power.

Breaking News: People in Los Angeles Drive a Lot

Breaking News: People in Los Angeles Drive a Lot

Photo by GarySe7en via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr Over at the Huffington Post, writer Lila Nordstrom has a piece up that bemoans the fact that Angelenos don't walk more. She argues that not only is driving an accepted cultural norm here (true), but that walking in a city is a challenging skill that needs to be learned. She writes: Last month I got a call from a neighbor in Los Angeles...

Melo Will Not Be a Laker No Matter How Much ESPN Wishes

Melo Will Not Be a Laker No Matter How Much ESPN Wishes

While we're at it, let's bring over LeBron James for Lamar Odom, the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders for the Lakers girls and Eva Longoria for Khloe Kardashian. For all the Lakers fans with visions of Melo in their heads: don't. This is not going to happen.

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Pitching Preview

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Pitching Preview

STARTING ROTATION Clayton Kershaw: Let’s not forestall the simple truth: Clayton Kershaw is the best reason to watch the Dodgers. He’s what the old baseball heads call the Real Deal - that rare combination of age, passion, and, above all, ability. His arsenal: a whip-like, stinging fastball; a biting slider that’s gotten better every year; a billowing, sweeping curve; and a changeup that may see a little more action this year.

Garden Plotting: For Your Martha Stewart Recipes & the Local Food Pantry Alike

Garden Plotting: For Your Martha Stewart Recipes & the Local Food Pantry Alike

Last year I traveled to Washington DC for the People's Garden Summit. Nothing odd in that: school bureaucrat on a trip to the nation's capitol to meet with federal bureaucrat and talk about "bureaucrat things." I was going on behalf of my school groups and the National Gardening Association, a great group that gets kids all across the country outside and in the garden. Great right? But what makes this unusual is that the second leg of my flight from Philly to DC - canceled.

Was Dallas a Swan Song?

Was Dallas a Swan Song?

Another Super Bowl has come and gone with the Green Bay Packers winning the hardware and the glory. Another Super Bowl has come and gone where I sit through all the annoyance of the ancillary entertainment surrounding the spectacle. Another Super Bowl has come and gone with the inane questions fielded by once-a-year viewers such as, “Why are they kicking the ball,” or, “How do you tell the teams apart? They’re wearing the same...

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Hitters Preview

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Hitters Preview

If there’s one thing that Dodgers fans can always count on from their beloved Boys in Blue, from season to season, manager to manager, divorce proceeding to divorce proceeding…it’s their inconsistency. Yes, those L.A. Bums never fail to thwart expectations, to show up one year as world-beaters, and the next as would’ve-beens.

Week Around The Ists

Week Around The Ists

via Chicagoist It was all about "Blizzaster 2011" at Chicagoist this week, AKA "Tuesday." 20.3 inches of thundersnow fell on the city. Staffer Benjy Lipsman wrote of his four-hour bus ride on Lake Shore Drive during the height of the storm. Motorists and buses were stranded on the Drive, which led to questions about why it wasn’t shut down before the storm hit and why Mayor Daley went missing the day after. Side streets...

Ads It Up: Best Super Bowl XLV 2011 Commercials [Updated]

Ads It Up: Best Super Bowl XLV 2011 Commercials [Updated]

Taunted pugs, head traumas, groin traumas, mini-Darth Vader, Kenny G as prison-riot suppression, pro wrestlers in a folding chair factory, a Groupon "reject" and MORE! Not too shabby a showing for the start of the 2011 Super Bowl XLV ads on FOX. Stay tuned to LAist as we continue to update this post with more high-priced commercial hilarity. Audi's "luxury prison" is so far the clear winner. Those dogs, my spleen, hit 'em with...

Lonely Planet's Bi-Coastal Battle: Los Angeles vs New York City

Lonely Planet's Bi-Coastal Battle: Los Angeles vs New York City

Lonely Planet is once again poking the bear of bi-coastal rivalry for the purposes of a poll. The travel guide gurus initially courted controversy in January by starting an SF vs NYC match up, and while SFist noted that "comparing San Francisco to New York City is like comparing chocolate to peanut butter (or something like that)," the silliness of the battle didn't stop the city from clicking, commenting and competing bravely. Verdict: NYC had their tushies handed to them on a cable car.

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

There are thousands of stories to tell in Los Angeles, but sometimes a picture says so much more. Thanks to our LAist Featured Photos Pool on Flickr, here are 7 moments worth taking a second look at in our 7 Reasons to Love L.A. series. Previously on LAist 7 Reasons to Love L.A.: January 31, January 24, January 17, January 10, January 3, 2011, December 27, 2010, December 20, December 13, December 6, November 29,...

Green Bay Are Champions of the World: A Displaced Fan's Perspective

Green Bay Are Champions of the World: A Displaced Fan's Perspective

I wish I could say that I'm hungover this morning. I can't. I'm still drunk. I have no idea where my phone is. I'm not exactly sure how I got home last night. Some random girl is sleeping in my couch. I'm debating whether I should roll her onto the floor or just wake her up and push her out the door. Hell, you only win the Super Bowl once in your lifetime, or at least that's what I'm sure I told myself last night.

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Land Of The Rising Fun: Japan LA Opens Bigger Store

Land Of The Rising Fun: Japan LA Opens Bigger Store

It's even easier to satiate those Sanrio cravings and stock up on all things adorable now that Japan LA has moved around the corner to a bigger space with more room for their cute kawaii merch! Hello Kitty, goodbye paycheck. Visit the new pad at 7320 1/2 Melrose Ave....

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We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on LAist. Dispatch, on tour at the Greek Theatre, June 12th. Get tickets now! Transcendent Man, called one of the top ten documentaries of the year, screening at Laemmle Royal on Feb 16th & 17th at 8 PM. The Onion Editors will let you in on the culture-skewering, satirical world Inside the Onion at Royce Hall on Thurs, Feb 10th. Tickets available now!...

Win Tickets to See The Onion Editors at UCLA Live on Feb. 10th

Win Tickets to See The Onion Editors at UCLA Live on Feb. 10th

Editors from The Onion will be at UCLA Live at Royce Hall on Feb. 10 The world of deadpan satire and journalism will collide onstage in person next week, as UCLA Live presents a biting discussion on the state of media, politics and pop culture from the purveyors of America’s leading source of news satire, The Onion. The sure-to-be-lively event happens Thursday February 10th, 2011, at Royce Hall, and we are giving away four...

How Kinky Is Los Angeles?

How Kinky Is Los Angeles?

During an online dating attempt in '08, Manhattan-based artist and programmer R. Luke DuBois discovered that even the smallest tweaks in his profile would net drastically different crops of hopeful matches. This curiosity led DuBois to sign up for 21 different dating sites so he could analyze commonly used words in an effort to create a series of maps called "A More Perfect Union" that would display trends by geography. The Bronx, for example,...

Win a Pair of Tickets to See Dispatch Live at the Greek Theatre

Win a Pair of Tickets to See Dispatch Live at the Greek Theatre

Dispatch is reuniting yet again for a tour that kicks off this summer, and includes a stop here in Los Angeles at the gorgeous Greek Theatre. Want to see Dispatch play their multi-genre music (they use reggae, funk, ska, folk, hip hop, even flamenco sounds in their songs) play live? We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Dispatch at the Greek Theatre to one reader who enters our contest.

Week Around The Ists

Week Around The Ists

Gothamist got another freaking snow storm. Downside: Stalled trains, slush, and dibs. Upside: Co-eds, AMAZING SNOWPEOPLE AND SNOWCREATURES. Bostonist also went snow crazy with Shaquille O'Neal as a measuring stick for snow. Anything but the metric system, right?

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

There are thousands of stories to tell in Los Angeles, but sometimes a picture says so much more. Thanks to our LAist Featured Photos Pool on Flickr, here are 7 moments worth taking a second look at in our 7 Reasons to Love L.A. series. Previously on LAist 7 Reasons to Love L.A.: January 24, January 17, January 10, January 3, 2011, December 27, 2010, December 20, December 13, December 6, November 29, November 22,...

Shake Your Tassels! Burlesque Goes Delightfully Mainstream

Shake Your Tassels! Burlesque Goes Delightfully Mainstream

Whether you want to be Dita Von Teese, Gypsy Rose Lee, or nearly naked Princess Leia, there’s a stage near you just waiting for you to shake your tassels and live your dream. Thanks to the rise of amateur burlesque, pasties are the new black. This rising tide of sexy, saucy stripping as retro art follows a trend of burlesque going mainstream.

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This Week's Most Popular

When you read something you like on LAist, we love it when you hit the star "like" button, and we love it even more if you put your two cents' worth in the comments. Getting a dialog going with our readers and making sure we're giving you content you can use are top priorities for us. And if you really like what you see, why not Tweet it or post it to your Facebook? Share...

Local Niagara: Day Hike From Chantry Flats To Sturtevant Falls

Local Niagara: Day Hike From Chantry Flats To Sturtevant Falls

Reader David Kimbrough recently took the well-loved Angeles Forest day hike from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls in Big Santa Anita Canyon in Sierra Madre and captured shots of crackling creeks and free flowing falls thanks to the wee bit o' rain we've had recently. Thank you all for reading this. Now go into nature. The wild flowers are starting to bloom. (See above...)...

Thanks to This Week's Advertisers

Thanks to This Week's Advertisers

We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on LAist. Robert Plant & The Band of Joy, performing at the Greek Theatre on April 23rd. Tickets are on sale now! Dispatch, also coming to the Greek Theatre, June 12th. Tickets are now available! American Apparel, with 18 stores in LA, you can look your best any time. Groupon, using collective buying power to bring you one ridiculous coupon each day. BuyWithMe,...

Garden Plotting: Cool Kid Orren Fox

Garden Plotting: Cool Kid Orren Fox

Some of us were cool kids. Some. Me? No, except to my dungeon master a la Patton Oswalt. Oh god, junior high? Painful. Yes, most of us were not anywhere near the cool table. Few of us had anything figured out in our tweenish awkwardness, let alone sustainable agriculture systems and our "food shed." College was when we are supposed to "get it together?" So when this food justice-y, dahlia growing, school garden building writer...

Did Someone Say Hiphopopotamus?

Did Someone Say Hiphopopotamus?

Why, yes. Yes, someone said Hiphopopotamus. We did, in fact. And immediately afterwards, this silly Flight of the Conchords song crawled in our heads like a good little earworm. Okay, fine, most FotC songs are silly. This one is both especially silly and especially good. So here's to the newest lil' hippo to slip into the world at the San Diego Zoo. Hey, Zoo folks, may we suggest naming the wee (for now) one Bret or Jemaine?

Utterly Bizarre & Possibly Untrue LA-Themed Tweet O' The Day

Utterly Bizarre & Possibly Untrue LA-Themed Tweet O' The Day

via Twitter Thanks @nowthatsWTF and @TaradiseUNLV for this rich piece of LA history. A 14-second Google search turned up something not quite resembling corroboration of this story that most weren't sure they could actually prove. The comments, as expected, provided much in the way of giggling (in those 14 seconds) with the expected, but no less funny, ha-has like: "it stayed hard all the time, he was always sitting around getting stoned, the kids...

Garden Plotting: Go Ahead, Kiss My Aster!

Garden Plotting: Go Ahead, Kiss My Aster!

At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, one of our state's greatest Agriculture schools, they teach "Learn by Doing." That's when you get a bunch of type-A, 3.9 GPA college-y kids not used to failure and you get them out there and make them start shoveling shit (that is the word, it's not compost straight out of the cow). They learn "organic means lots of extra work" that way. Chemicals work too, but organic often mean...

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

There are thousands of stories to tell in Los Angeles, but sometimes a picture says so much more. Thanks to our LAist Featured Photos Pool on Flickr, here are 7 moments worth taking a second look at in our 7 Reasons to Love L.A. series. Previously on LAist 7 Reasons to Love L.A.: January 17, January 10, January 3, 2011, December 27, 2010, December 20, December 13, December 6, November 29, November 22, November 15,...

This Week's Most Popular

This Week's Most Popular

This week on LAist we had gardening advice, salvation for homeless pets, potential salvation for LA's school kids courtesy a UK-import, more cheap affordable wines at Trader Joe's, a chat with TV funnyman Fred Armisen, and Metro's TAP cards getting a touch more user-friendly. What a week! When you read something you like on LAist, we love it when you hit the "like" button, and we love it even more if you put your two...

Week Around the Ists

Week Around the Ists

A machine in Seattle that fills 56 beers in one minute, NYC's subways are making riders sick, the worst commute of the country is in Chicago, a man who catches ping pong balls with chopsticks, and so much more in the week around the Ist-a-verse.

Thanks to This Week's Advertisers

Thanks to This Week's Advertisers

We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on LAist. David Gray, performing at Royce Hall, March 8. Tickets are on sale now! American Apparel, with 18 stores in LA, you can look your best any time. Groupon, using collective buying power to bring you one ridiculous coupon each day. BuyWithMe, save up to 90% on the best places in LA! If you're interested in advertising on LAist or any other...

Bears Vs. Packers: Ready for a Mauling?

Bears Vs. Packers: Ready for a Mauling?

Allowing a Cheesehead to invade here and write down his thoughts have now counted as my charitable deed of the year. It feels good to get that out of the way so early in the year. The Chicago Bears won't be feeling that charitable tomorrow. While Monty did have an impressive list of facts to support his assertion that the Bears are merely lucky, one detail he failed to delve into was the last meeting between the two team.

Why the Green Bay Packers Will Put The Chicago Bears Out of Their Misery

Why the Green Bay Packers Will Put The Chicago Bears Out of Their Misery

“The Chicago Bears get no respect.” We've heard the refrain a hundred times. You know why the Chicago Bears don't get any respect? Because the Chicago Bears don't deserve any respect. Yes, they have a pretty nice defense. Sure, they have one of the best return men of all time. That doesn't mean they belong in the NFC Championship game, much less the Super Bowl.

Garden Plotting: Tarheel Tips for SoCal Seed Sowers

Garden Plotting: Tarheel Tips for SoCal Seed Sowers

It's 83 degrees where I've parked myself and the laptop. It's a little muggy from a marine layer burn off--this could be a sleepy version North Carolina with bad bar-b-que. But it's So Cal. We can pretend awhile with the next invited garden writer and her 2011 planting list favorites. It's Helen Yoest [Twitter] of Tarheel Gardening. She generously shared her must-haves from her own backyard planting scheme. I noticed Eschsholzia california right away, and...

Garden Plotting: City Dwellers Get Country

Garden Plotting: City Dwellers Get Country

Photo courtesy Shawna Coronado It's the third day of 80 degree-weather in Los Angeles and you may be feeling like we missed spring. Spring is planting time and that takes the right seeds. I've written about companies that offer really great product, but nothing is better than the experience of friends. Their favorites might be your favorites too. Seeing that there is no "Yelp" for backyard gardens, I rely on my cadre of gardeners,...

Win a Pair of Tickets to See David Gray Live @ Royce Hall

Win a Pair of Tickets to See David Gray Live @ Royce Hall

British singer-songwriter David Gray is kicking off his "Lost and Found" tour next month, and he'll be making a stop at Royce Hall on March 8th, 2011. We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Gray at Royce Hall to one reader who enters our contest.

Week Around The Ists

Week Around The Ists

This Week Around The Ists... Sarah Palin street art, income tax, Vladimir Putin action comics, tiger mom, poor customer service, Metro employees using the bus as a toilet, organ transplants, cop killers, literacy, bicycle licenses, MORE !

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

There are thousands of stories to tell in Los Angeles, but sometimes a picture says so much more. Thanks to our LAist Featured Photos Pool on Flickr, here are 7 moments worth taking a second look at in our 7 Reasons to Love L.A. series. Previously on LAist 7 Reasons to Love L.A.: January 10, January 3, 2011, December 27, 2010, December 20, December 13, December 6, November 29, November 22, November 15, November 8,...

This Week's Most Popular

This Week's Most Popular

When you read something you like on LAist, we love it when you hit the star "like" button, and we love it even more if you put your two cents' worth in the comments. Getting a dialog going with our readers and making sure we're giving you content you can use are top priorities for us. And if you really like what you see, why not Tweet it or post it to your Facebook? Share...

Griffith Park Railroad: A Tiny Train To Nowhere

Griffith Park Railroad: A Tiny Train To Nowhere

It won't take you out of town but it will take you in a circle and that's essentially the same thing (and for a fraction of the cost of Hawaii). Griffith Park's Travel Town of miniature trains has been in operation since the mid 1970s and in addition to the 1/4th and 1/3rd scale models of five locomotives and 21 passenger coaches, there's also a Buck Rogers-esque retro futuristic simulator on the premises. According to...

Hipstamatic Los Angeles

Hipstamatic Los Angeles

Popular photography app + one amazing city + LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr = Some beautiful images of Los Angeles. Here is our city in 28 digitally enhanced shots. Previously: 7 'Polaroid' Photos of Los Angeles...

Photo Of The Day: Black Swan Saves Superman

Photo Of The Day: Black Swan Saves Superman

Photo by stuartwainstock via LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr It would figure that everyday would be No Pants Day for Superman and the Black Swan. Thanks Los Angeles for this profoundly confusing and wondrous shot of a typical day on the streets of LA. Why is she saving him with one leg? Cause that's how it's done....

Why The Tildes Left Los Angeleños

Why The Tildes Left Los Angeleños

Forget the debate between Angelino and Angeleno. KCET says they're both not quite right, and that Angeleño is the original and most correct moniker for SoCalisters. Until the 1860s Los Angeles residents, both Latino and Anglo, reportedly spoke Spanish and "presumably (if it ever came up in conversation), they called themselves Angeleños, because that's the usual form of the noun."

LA's 14 Most Romantic Make Out Vistas

LA's 14 Most Romantic Make Out Vistas

Attention Romeos and Romiettes!! You have approximately one month before Valentine's Day (or as it's known in some parts: Redhots On Sale At Rite Aid Day), and it's time to start planning the big date. No night out is complete with a 50s-style parking rendezvous and luckily for you there's enough time to test a few of LA's most romantic hot spots and scenic overlooks before you commit to a location. You can at least...

Week Around The Ists

Week Around The Ists

See how Austin is staying weird! Discover the lesson Boston learned! Read the list of 200 banned SMS spellings of Falungong that Shanghai found! Plus, San Fran talks mayors, Seattle nurses a hangover, Chicago takes the plunge, New York is losing journalists and DC deals with a vicious teenage attack on a man in a Metro station.

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

There are thousands of stories to tell in Los Angeles, but sometimes a picture says so much more. Thanks to our LAist Featured Photos Pool on Flickr, here are 7 moments worth taking a second look at in our 7 Reasons to Love L.A. series. Previously on LAist 7 Reasons to Love L.A.: January 3, 2011, December 27, 2010, December 20, December 13, December 6, November 29, November 22, November 15, November 8, November 1,...

This Week's Most Popular

This Week's Most Popular

When you read something you like on LAist, we love it when you hit the star "like" button, and we love it even more if you put your two cents' worth in the comments. Getting a dialog going with our readers and making sure we're giving you content you can use are top priorities for us. And if you really like what you see, why not Tweet it or post it to your Facebook? Share...

Words Of The Year: App, Nom & Junk

Words Of The Year: App, Nom & Junk

"Austerity" is the most looked-up word of 2010, but "App" is the American Dialect Society's pick for the top term of the year, notes KFI. The tech-y abbreeve for a cell phone or computer software program won extra exposure with the slogan "There's an app for that," app stores, and according to the official press release, “One of the most convincing arguments from the voting floor was from a woman who said that even her grandmother had heard of it.”

Photos: Last Night's Spectacular Sunset

Photos: Last Night's Spectacular Sunset

With a smattering of clouds hanging over Los Angeles last night as the sun went down, we were treated to one of our hallmark spectacular stop-and-stare sunsets. Out came the cameras and phones to capture a colorful moment. We thought we would crowdsource a collection of images from around the area from last night, and asked our readers to Tweet us, or post to our Flickr page or Facebook page with their shots....

Week Around The Ists

Week Around The Ists

This week around the ists! Taipei was misken for Hong Kong, Seattle looked online for fashion help, DC and Chicago revisited The Best of Everything 2010, New York and Boston became ice planets and we took a look at street artist Alec Monopoly.

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

7 Reasons to Love L.A.

There are thousands of stories to tell in Los Angeles, but sometimes a picture says so much more. Thanks to our LAist Featured Photos Pool on Flickr, here are 7 moments worth taking a second look at in our 7 Reasons to Love L.A. series. Previously on LAist 7 Reasons to Love L.A.: December 27, 2010, December 20, December 13, December 6, November 29, November 22, November 15, November 8, November 1, October 25, October...

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