Spend the first official weekend of fall at a lobster festival in Redondo Beach, viewing a movie under the stars at Malibu Wines, watching dogs surf in Huntington Beach or tasting 11 of the best burgers from around L.A. See our full roundup of events.
The Streetscapers painted an urban tapestry reflecting the diversity of Boyle Heights in the 1980s. Then it was destroyed. But its loss was not in vain. They sued Shell Oil but lost their initial case. Art like theirs wasn't covered under the state's Preservation Act. The group persevered and appealed and, in 1991, the ruling was overturned. Some of the artists spoke with KPCC about the mural.
"When I first started 'Strong Island,' we hadn't yet seen the cascade of cellphone videos of people losing their lives on social media," Ford told KPCC. "There was a larger lesson that I knew was a part of my family's story and a part of what happened to my brother that needed to be shared."
Security threats, low turnout and the rollout of a new law that will change how voters cast ballots all pose potential problems for elections officials statewide. By 2018, L.A. County plans to upgrade its vote by mail ballots, doing away with the current Scantron-like system that voters have used for years. Instead, a larger, consolidated ballot sheet will include measures and candidates together.
Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. The L.A. County Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue Team is helping with recovery efforts.
KPCC spoke with a survival preparedness pro who shared his top pieces of advice, including: knowledge is more useful than stuff, don't wait to prepare, think twice about evacuating and storing water is the easiest and best thing to do. See our emergency preparedness guide for more prep tips, how to talk to kids about disasters and what to do immediately after a big earthquake.
Your serve will never be as killer as Serena's. But, you can still play a remarkable tennis match — for free! — in West Hollywood. The roof of the six-story parking garage next to the WeHo Library features three tennis courts that are open to everyone from rookies to Williams-sister wannabes.
Why it's cool:
The panoramic view of the surrounding Beverly and Hollywood hills is breathtaking.
You should know:
When you arrive at the garage, hand over your driver's license to a security guard on the first floor. They'll pass you a keycard that will give you access to this tennis paradise. (And they validate parking!)