[STREET LEVEL] Got the Vote?

To date, a total of $4.3 million has been contributed to and $2.2 million spent on various Los Angeles City Council elections and four Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education races. The...

[KEEN TO BE GREEN] Re-Think, Re-Evaluate, Re-sist

[KEEN TO BE GREEN] Re-Think, Re-Evaluate, Re-sist

A few years back I realized that most of the verbs used by environmentally conscious folks begin with “re” – recycle, re-use and re-purpose. This is no coincidence. The Latin “re” prefix means “back...

[OUR BREAD & BUTTER] Jennifer Nairn-Smith: Completely En Pointe

WILSHIRE PARK—She teaches dance students—from beginners to professionals—in a converted carriage house behind her 100-year-old Spanish home. It’s not what you’d expect in a city full of dance studios crammed into mini-malls, but there’s...

Salt and Straw—Packing Them In at Night On the Boulevard

CORRECTION: In our story we state that the Salt and Straw located on Larchmont Blvd employs 45 at their Larchmont Boulevard location. They employ 25 at that location. We regret the error. LARCHMONT BOULEVARD—Elysa...

[THE GOOD LIFE] “Wild Whites” for Spring

[THE GOOD LIFE] “Wild Whites” for Spring

It’s time to spring forward to longer days ahead — an ideal time for crisp white wines like Sauvignon Blanc. The varietal pairs well with picnic foods like goat cheese, and it’s a great...

[retail therapy] Valentine’s Day on the Boulevard: A Local Retreat For Two

[retail therapy] Valentine’s Day on the Boulevard: A Local Retreat For Two

Valentine’s is the one day of the year set aside for honoring relationships. But even with its own designated day for lovers, finding the time and place to unwind and reconnect with that special...

[our bread & butter] Pete Buonocore of Core Group LA

[our bread & butter] Pete Buonocore of Core Group LA

LARCHMONT VILLAGE—Pete Buonocore, of Core Group LA, is passionate on the subject of developers tearing down homes around Larchmont. “I’m more of a purist,” he said, “and would like to maintain the authenticity of...

[The Good Life] Stouts for Winter

Stouts aren’t seasonal beers per se, but there’s something satisfying about drinking them in winter, when it’s chillier outside and gets dark earlier at night. Maybe it’s the color or maybe it’s the ABV...