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Entries by Nicole Larson from 05/2011

Mayor Villaraigosa Encourages Vigilance After Bin Laden Announcement

Posted 05.02.2011 | Los Angeles

Southland authorities were mum Monday morning about plans to protect potential terror targets after the news broke that Osama bin Laden had been kill...

Beverly Hills Unified School District Aims For $1 Million In Schools Fundraiser

Posted 05.03.2011 | Los Angeles

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Beverly Hills is holding a fundraiser this week for the upscale California city's 4,700-student school district, but it's not...

California Wildlife Center: Rescuing and Rehabilitating LA's Wild Animals

Posted 05.03.2011 | Los Angeles

Each week, Huffington Post LA highlights a local animal rescue organization in the hopes that some lucky reader will find the perfect pet to bring hom...

Tequila In LA: Five Tasty Drinks That Aren't Margaritas

Posted 05.03.2011 | Los Angeles

May 5th -- otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo -- is creeping up. L.A.'s sheep will follow one another from Mexican restaurant to Mexican bar to other Me...

Chrysalis CEO Mark Loranger Tells Us About Angelenos Helping Each Other Out Of Unemployment

Posted 05.03.2011 | Los Angeles

According to the California Employment Development Department, the state's current unemployment rate is around 12%. One organization, Chrysalis, is fi...

Ron Hirsch Indicted On Four Counts For Santa Monica Synagogue Explosion

Posted 05.04.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A homeless man has been indicted on charges of planting an explosive that detonated outside a synagogue in Santa Monica last month. A ...

Downtown LA Tax Breaks: Are Subsidies For Developers Hurting Or Helping The City?

Posted 05.04.2011 | Los Angeles

The downtown J.W. Marriott has done brisk business since it opened last year, filling up rooms and producing much-needed tax revenue for the cash-stra...

Missing Cruise Ship Passenger: Coast Guard Suspends Search

Posted 05.04.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO -- The Coast Guard suspended a search for a cruise ship passenger Wednesday after closed-circuit video showed the woman jumping overboard. ...

Saudi Prince's Benedict Canyon Compound Downsized

Posted 05.05.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A Saudi prince who raised the ire of his wealthy neighbors by proposing to build a mega-mansion in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhoo...

Penelope Cruz Reduces Price Of Her Hollywood Hills Home To $3.15 Million

Posted 05.05.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Zillow: Academy Award-winning actress Penelope Cruz put this 3,334 square foot Hollywood Hills home on the market over 100 days ago for $3.695...

'Glee' Academy Q&A And 'Nylon' Young Hollywood Party Bring LA's Young Celebrities Out Wednesday

Posted 05.05.2011 | Los Angeles

Wednesday night celebrated LA's next generation of stars, with a Q&A featuring the cast of Glee and Nylon magazine's Young Hollywood Party. At Paramou...

Jodie Foster Puts Home On The Market For $9.975 Million

Posted 05.06.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Zillow: Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster has listed her Beverly Hills home on the market for $9.975 million. The actress is best know...

Los Angeles Kabbalah Centre Cooperates With Tax Investigation

Posted 05.06.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The Kabbalah Centre, a proponent of Jewish mysticism that attracted Madonna and other celebrities, said Friday that it will cooperate w...

Los Angeles Animal Rescue Of The Week: Dogs Without Borders

Posted 05.06.2011 | Los Angeles

Galit Reuben was discontent fostering just one dog at a time at another animal rescue when she decided to found Dogs Without Borders in 2006. "I neede...

Modern Pasadena Home On Market For $2.15 Million

Posted 05.07.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA: A new Mid Century Modern style home has hit the market in the Langham Hotel Estates neighborhood of Pasadena for $2.15 million. Know...

Hancock Park Home For Sale For $1.199 Million

Posted 05.09.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA: Realtor Wesley Earley notes to HuffPost that the 1926 home is built in the French Normandy style (i.e. romanticized French farmhous...

Burger Week In LA: Ten Burgers That Don't Focus Only On Beef

Posted 05.09.2011 | Los Angeles

If you're a carnivorous, burger-loving Angeleno, chances are you've already debated with your friends about where to go for the best beef burger in to...

Otis College's 29th Annual Scholarship Benefit And Fashion Show

Posted 05.09.2011 | Los Angeles

Otis College of Art and Design hosted its annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show Saturday, May 7 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The even...

Los Angeles Animal Rescue Of The Week: New Leash On Life

Posted 05.10.2011 | Los Angeles

Bobby Dorafshar, founder of New Leash on Life, began volunteering for the Department of Animal Regulation in 1994. Realizing that he could help more a...

Men's Central Jail Guards Sued By Sheriff's Department

Posted 05.10.2011 | Los Angeles

It has the hallmarks of a police brutality claim: Allegations of violence and excessive force, blamed on poor training and discipline. But this law...

California Budget Cuts: State Universities Propose 'Radical' Measures

Posted 05.11.2011 | Los Angeles

Facing a potential $1-billion reduction in state funding for the coming school year, California State University is considering "radical" measures tha...

Schwarzenegger Commuted Sentence May Be Nullified By Lawsuit

Posted 05.11.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County district attorney's office is filing a civil lawsuit that seeks to nullify Arnold Schwarzenegger's commutation ...

Sean Briski Home On (And Quickly Off) The Market For $1.17 Million

Posted 05.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA: Featured in the LA Times in 2006, this Silver Lake architectural home was listed on May 5 for $1.17 million. Designed by its owner,...

MLB Tries To Make Sense Of Dodgers Complex Finances

Posted 05.13.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK -- The man charged by Major League Baseball with sorting through the finances of the Los Angeles Dodgers is finding a complex jigsaw of compa...

LAB ART Los Angeles Previews The Largest Collection Of Street Art To Date

Posted 05.13.2011 | Los Angeles

Where does Street Art fit into the contemporary art world? LAB ART Los Angeles aims to secure the genre's place as a serious movement by giving it a p...