LOS ANGELES — Grand Park , one of the largest new parcels of open space in this sprawling city, is the focus of all sorts of grand visions. Designed for a major concert, a farmers’ market or a participatory dance recital, it opened late last month with much fanfare, meant to attract office workers, suburbanites from across the region, tourists and the urban dwellers who call downtown home. Sandwiched between City Hall and Disney Hall, the park is the latest attempt to revitalize a neighborhood where the sidewalks once rolled up by nightfall but that now sees a new restaurant or bar opening seemingly every week. Depending on whom you ask, it elicits comparisons to New York’s Central Park or San Francisco’s Union Square — and a couple of the most enthusiastic supporters even liken it to the Champs-Élysées. “Everyone has some characterization of it to compare it to the city they know, but we’re not trying to mimic anyone,” said Gloria Molina, the Los Angeles County … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Puts a New Park at Its Heart
Teen dies on new Los Angeles bridge that’s a hotspot for social media stunts
LOS ANGELES — A 17-year-old boy fell to his death while climbing a Los Angeles bridge in an apparent social media stunt, police said. Police were sent to the 6th Street Viaduct around 2 a.m. Saturday and found the boy, who was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name wasn’t immediately released. The teen slipped and fell “when climbing upon one of the arches, in order to post, apparently, a social media broadcast,” Police Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday during a meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission. The bridge opened last July. The $588-million span, which replaced an 84-year-old Art Deco span, runs 3,500 feet over the concrete-lined Los Angeles River and connects downtown to the historic Eastside. The bridge, which has thousands of LED lights and views of LA’s skyline, is the largest and most expensive span ever built in the city. It was designed to become a city landmark. But police closed the bridge several times after it quickly became a hotspot for street … [Read more...] about Teen dies on new Los Angeles bridge that’s a hotspot for social media stunts
Are You Holding The Winning SuperLotto Ticket Sold In Los Angeles?
0 Business The big jackpot is still in play for the SuperLotto Plus, but one SoCal winner netted a second-place prize in Wednesday's drawing. Lucas Combos , Patch Staff Posted Reply LOS ANGELES — No winning tickets hit all six numbers in Wednesday's SuperLotto Plus drawing, but one lucky player in Los Feliz matched five and nabbed a payout worth more than $15,000. The jackpot for matching all five numbers plus the Mega number was valued at $61 million on Wednesday and is expected to hit $62 million by Saturday's drawing. The SoCal winner purchased their ticket at a 7-Eleven store on Franklin Avenue for a $15,613 second-place prize. Two others were equally lucky in NorCal, where five numbers matched on tickets sold at a Chevron in Fremont and an Arco AM/PM in Stockton. The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 3, 7, 8, 22, and 40, with a Mega number of 7. Wednesday marked the 55th drawing since the last time a SuperLotto Plus … [Read more...] about Are You Holding The Winning SuperLotto Ticket Sold In Los Angeles?
June Food and Lifestyle News for Los Angeles
0 Restaurants & Bars Here's what's happening this month in the city of Angels. Shaena Engle , Patch Contributing Writer Posted Reply It’s Pride month as well as celebrations for Father’s Day and graduating seniors. Here’s a roundup of events for June in the City of Angels. Pride Celebrations Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Offers Pride Brunch Buffet On Sunday, June 4, Esterel at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills will be offering a special Pride Brunch Buffet from 1 to 3pm. The menu includes candy carnitas, fruit pops, chicken and waffles and more, $55 including a welcome mimosa. After brunch, the hotel’s AYA onsite day club will offer a live DJ and drinks. Their Rivera31 bar is also offering a special Pride cocktail, Hey Papi, with El Sativo Reposado Tajin, lemon, agave nectar and cucumber with $1 of each cocktail price donated to the LGBT LA Center. Randy’s Donuts Offers Specials for Pride On … [Read more...] about June Food and Lifestyle News for Los Angeles
Beach Water Use Advisory In Effect Along Los Angeles Coastline
0 Crime & Safety A beach water use advisory was extended to Sunday, warning people of possible bacteria following rainfall. Nicole Charky , Patch Staff Posted Reply MARINA DEL REY, CA — A beach water use advisory was extended to Sunday, warning people of possible bacteria in the water following rainfall. A 30 percent chance of rainfall is expected for the Santa Monica Bay Friday, including patchy fog and wind gusts as high as 20 mph. Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny with wind gusts that could hit up to 15 mph. Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters. Water from and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall could present a health concern, officials said. People … [Read more...] about Beach Water Use Advisory In Effect Along Los Angeles Coastline
Arson investigation underway after fire damages Los Angeles church for second time in 2 years
LOS ANGELES — An arson investigation was underway Sunday after fire damaged a nearly 100-year-old Los Angeles church for the second time in less than two years, authorities. Flames broke out shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday in the sanctuary of St. John’s United Methodist Church and spread into a balcony, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement . More than 30 firefighters took about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze at the two-story church in the Watts neighborhood, the statement said. No injuries were reported. The blaze occurred as St. John’s was undergoing renovations from another fire that caused major damage in February 2022, the Los Angeles Times reported. After the earlier fire, worshippers moved services to the parking lot, where they were still being held as of this weekend, the Times said. The church, built in the Spanish Colonial style with a red-tile roof and beige exterior, is celebrating 97 years of ministry in the Watts community south … [Read more...] about Arson investigation underway after fire damages Los Angeles church for second time in 2 years