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Rapper Common's father, Lonnie Lynn, dies at 71

Lynn was featured at the end of many of Common's albums, reciting poignant and sometimes regretful poems based on his own experiences.

Fred Harvey room at Union Station

New gastropub may bring Union Station's 'Fred Harvey' room back to life

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The well-preserved Art Deco jewel box of a restaurant closed in 1967, and except for appearances in films and TV, has remained locked up. Until now?

Guatemalan food

Guatemalan cuisine: A bitter taste foraged from the land

Food writer Bill Esparza toured 13 towns in Guatemala where he tried an array of Mayan dishes. He profiled the food as bitter — that's not a bad thing.

Dodgers on TV: Last 6 games to be broadcast on KDOC

Time Warner Cable announced Monday it had reached a deal that will allow independent broadcaster KDOC to televise the games. Here's your channel guide.

Hannah Storm — pro, fan and mother — gives NFL an earful

A football fan who's also the mother of three daughters, ESPN's Hannah Storm asked some tough questions Sunday that show how hard the week has been for families who follow the NFL.

LAPD Facebook page blows up after cuffing of 'Django Unchained' actor

LAPD North Hollywood Division's Facebook page has been pummeled with angry comments since the alleged cuffing of actress Daniele Watts in Studio City. She maintains she was kissing her boyfriend in public.

Why Michael Che's new role could change more than 'SNL'

The "Daily Show" correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update." His hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.

TIFF14: Kevin Smith's 'Tusk,' audience fandom at Midnight Madness

Kevin Smith screens his horror film "Tusk" to Toronto Film Fest audience. "I can still show 'em something new after two decades doing the job."

LA band Allah-Las discovered their sound at a record shop

Digging through stacks of vinyl is how some enthusiasts discover new music. But with L.A. garage-rockers Allah-Las, it's how the band actually formed.

Play the LA River: A year-long festival of creativity and discovery

A group of artists, designers, scientists and urban planners conceived the event to encourage citizens to explore the waterway, which is targeted for revitalization.

Once a year, residents of a West Adams cemetery come to life

On Sept. 27, the West Adams Heritage Association hosts its annual Living History Tour of Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, where hundreds of historic figures are buried.

Music supervisor Brian Reitzell brings horror to life with music in NBC's 'Hannibal'

Music supervisor Brian Reitzell says scary music "should be kind of unfamiliar." The film and television music maker shares more on making scary sounds and the soundtrack for an LA drive.

Quiz: LA’s best burritos and the bracket that should have been

Nate Silver’s burrito bracket collected 64 great burritos from across the country, and with a dedicated burrito journalist, FiveThirtyEight took on a mission to find the best burrito in America.

Actor Bill Hader was almost too funny for his role in 'The Skeleton Twins'

When casting first started for the new movie drama, "The Skeleton Twins," Bill Hader wasn't even being considered because filmmakers feared he couldn't do drama.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Brace yourselves, people. It's going to be hot, again. Lucky for us, we can take our minds of the brutal temps with free music and film.

Parkour may make Olympic Games — watch parkour video here

Some leaders of an extreme city sport where people run, jump and slide on streets and over buildings, hope to slip into the Olympics.