[Intersections | LA Weekly] 40 years for four shots
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[Intersections | LA Weekly] 40 years for four shots

Brandon Spencer has recently begun serving a prison term for opening fire at a Halloween party two years ago at the University of Southern California. He is paying a 40-year price for four shots that killed no one. Continue reading

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[LA Weekly] Best of Los Angeles 2013
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[LA Weekly] Best of Los Angeles 2013

Looking for more reasons to love L.A.? Just head to your local newsstand (or computer) to browse the latest “Best of L.A.” issue from the always eclectic L.A. Weekly. These are a few of my favorite things… well, eight favorites, from “Best Filipino Fried Chicken” to “Best Little Tokyo Bar” to “Best Japanese Bookstore.” Keep reading… Continue reading

[LA Weekly] Downtown’s French Garden Closing Friday
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[LA Weekly] Downtown’s French Garden Closing Friday

“It’s literally an oasis in one of the most hardcore parts of the city — and no one knows about it.” So wrote Huell Howser in 2007 about The French Garden, an eatery in the industrial side of downtown’s Arts District. But plenty of people know about The French Garden; they’ve sustained this lunch-only, 150-seat bistro for 15 years. And plenty of people are now sorely disappointed. The French Garden closes on Friday. Continue reading