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Festival Pass: More Coachella memories, Kaaboo lineup drops and San Pedro gets a waterfront fest

Festival Pass is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Thursdays. When we cover festivals in the field, you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Festival Pass for Thursday, March 21 Beyond Wonderland is this weekend and if you’re going we have some picks for who to catch. But even if you’re staying home, fall down the YouTube rabbit hole and check out some of the live performances from Rezz, who puts on a great show. The visuals are stunning and I’m not even saying that because her ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Music Festivals, LBC, Disneyland, Wu Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Southern California, San Pedro, Cheshire, Pomona, San Bernardino, Dave Matthews Band


Pearl District is a New American culinary gem in Sherman Oaks

At one time, the large space at 14015 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks was home to a casual eatery called Café Cordiale. Then, it was taken over by the folks from the nearby Boneyard Bistro, and turned into a more elegant spot called SOCA. Which after a year and a half was replaced by a Mexican concept called Boneyard Cantina. Which you may have missed if you blinked; it didn’t last very long at all. Now, the space is a branch of the very popular Westlake Village New American called Pearl District....
Tags: Instagram, Restaurants, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Portland, New Zealand, Dining, Southern California, San Pedro, Tarzana, Ventura Blvd, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks


Photographer remembers Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington with a sold-out exhibition in Burbank

Just before Southern California rock band Linkin Park’s landmark debut album “Hybrid Theory” was released in 2000, musician and photographer Jim Louvau had met vocalist Chester Bennington when their bands played a gig together at The Mason Jar in Louvau’s and Bennington’s hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. The pair became fast friends and later, as Louvau balanced being in a band with his passion for photography, Bennington became one of his favorite subjects to capture. “It was always a joke between...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, LBC, Chester, Linkin Park, Scott Weiland, Southern California, San Pedro, Concerts, PHOENIX Arizona, Bennington, Burbank, Chester Bennington


Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band and Mumford & Sons to headline 5th Annual Kaaboo Del Mar

After hosting the inaugural Kaaboo Cayman event in the Caribbean and announcing the first Kaaboo Texas, which will take place in May, festival promoters have finally revealed the line-up for their flagship event, the 5th Annual Kaaboo Del Mar, Sept. 13-15 at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds. The three-day party will be headlined by Kings of Leon on Friday, followed by Dave Matthews Band on Saturday and it will close with Mumford & Sons on Sunday. Other acts performing throughout the weekend...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Rome, Kings of Leon, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, LBC, Caribbean, Bob Saget, San Pedro, Concerts, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford


Grunion run 2019 schedule: Everything you need to know about what it is and how to watch

Grunion greeters came out in large numbers to observe the mating ritual of the small critters at Doheny State Beach. SCNG FILE PHOTO California grunion swim to shore to lay their eggs on Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium offers its last “Meet the Grunion” program each summer. Sound The gallery will resume in seconds California grunion, the only known fish whose fertilized eggs incubate out of the water, are shown on Cabrillo beach in San Pedro during a prog...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Baja, Local News, Santa Barbara, Beaches, Southern California, San Pedro, California Department of Fish, Landesman, Sammi


Grunion season begins: Here’s the run schedule and other tidbits to know before heading out to watch spawning ritual

Grunion greeters came out in large numbers to observe the mating ritual of the small critters at Doheny State Beach. SCNG FILE PHOTO California grunion swim to shore to lay their eggs on Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium offers its last “Meet the Grunion” program each summer. Sound The gallery will resume in seconds California grunion, the only known fish whose fertilized eggs incubate out of the water, are shown on Cabrillo beach in San Pedro during a prog...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Baja, Local News, Santa Barbara, Beaches, Southern California, San Pedro, California Department of Fish, Landesman, Sammi


Once Upon a Time in the LBC concert adds second date after quickly selling out first day

If your summer plans were ruined when you couldn’t get tickets to the quickly sold-out Once Upon a Time in the LBC concert, there’s good news: a second day has just been added for the Long Beach event. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22 for Day 2 of the now July 27-28 festival at the Queen Mary. It will be headlined by Snoop Dogg & The Dogg Pound, along with more than two dozen other acts, including YG, The Game, DMX, Nipsey Hussle, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Warren G, Keith Sweat...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Music Festivals, LBC, Oakland, Snoop Dogg, San Pedro, Pomona, San Bernardino, Dogg Pound, Hollywood Palladium, Chris Cole, Kamaiyah, Rail Jam


Would you eat a burger that’s been dry-aged for 150 days? Well, now you can

Grillmaster and cookbook author Adam Perry Lang has made his mark in the epicurean landscape of Los Angeles, and he’s done so by blending French cooking techniques with traditional American smoking and barbecuing. Lang is now serving his latest creation, The Burger, at his APL Restaurant. The Burger consists of beef that has been dry-aged for 150 days or more and is topped by American cheese, crisp white onion, pickles and mustard aioli on a potato bun. “It’s an amazing burger,” Lang said. “It’s...
Tags: Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Guy Fieri, Burger, San Pedro, Beaumont, San Fernando Valley, LANG, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN


Dead whale washes up at San Onofre, lifeguards tow it out to sea

A dead whale washed up at San Onofre State Beach on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Missy Sanders) A dead whale washed up at San Onofre State Beach on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Missy Sanders) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A dead whale washed up at San Onofre State Beach on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Sally Edwards) A dead whale washed up at San Onofre State Beach on Wednesday, March 20. State lifeguards towed it ou...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Cruz, Beaches, Southern California, San Pedro, State, San Clemente, Hermosa Beach, Wally, San Onofre State Beach, San Onofre, Dockweiler State Beach


The Best Atacama Desert Adventures in Chile

The long and skinny country of Chile has two major playgrounds for adventure travelers: the far south and the far north. The latter would be the Atacama Desert, where all kinds of adventures and excursions are available that could easily fill up a week's vacation on their own. Let's get one thing out of the way first though: Don't believe the guides and hack travel writers who tell you this Chilean desert is the "driest place on Earth" or the "driest desert in the world." Neither is true. The ...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Earth, Chile, South America, Iceland, ALMA Observatory, Atacama, Adventure Travel, Yellowstone, Death Valley, San Pedro, Atacama Desert, Travel Life, Adventure Tours, Don


Pennywise, Rancid, Nitro Circus and Chris Cole’s Rail Jam join forces for Gnarlytown in San Pedro

KLOS 95.5/FM is presenting a brand new festival this summer that blends action sports, punk rock music and craft beer tastings along the Waterfront Berth 46 at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. Dubbed the Gnarlytown: Bikes, Boards & Bands fest, the event will take place on Saturday, June 22, and feature a number of extreme sports shows with motorsports champion Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus and pro skateboarder Chris Cole’s Rail Jam Invitational. Along with all the high-flying action will b...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Music Festivals, Coachella, LBC, Orange County, Snoop Dogg, Southern California, San Pedro, Concerts, Pomona, Rancid


VOTE: Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week

Each week, publications from the The Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (including the Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) nominate Athletes of the Week for their respective region. Each nominee is entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week county-wide vote. Click on ...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, North Dakota, Ivy League, Birmingham, Jones, High School Sports, Santa Margarita, Colony, San Pedro, University Of Alabama, Eagles, Peninsula, Glenn


Ah, it’s a super spring bloom in SoCal!

The heavy winter rains have rewarded hikers, lovers and photographers with stunning landscapes not seen for several years. As spring begins, from the Inland Empire to the Antelope Valley, brace yourself for color. California poppies bloom along a trial in Harford Springs Reserve in Perris on Thursday, February 28, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) A deer grazes in a green pasture along Grimes Canyon Road in Fillmore on Saturday, February 9, 2019. (Photo by Sar...
Tags: California, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Rain, Spring, Tammy, Local News, Pacific Northwest, Malibu, Southern California, San Pedro, Southwest, Lax, Westchester, Chino


Ah, it’s a super spring bloom in Southern California!

The heavy winter rains have rewarded hikers, lovers and photographers with stunning landscapes not seen for several years. As spring begins, from the Inland Empire to the Antelope Valley, brace yourself for color. California poppies bloom along a trial in Harford Springs Reserve in Perris on Thursday, February 28, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) A deer grazes in a green pasture along Grimes Canyon Road in Fillmore on Saturday, February 9, 2019. (Photo by Sar...
Tags: Outdoors, News, California, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Rain, Spring, Tammy, Local News, Pacific Northwest, Malibu, Southern California, San Pedro, Southwest, Lax


Details for temporary homeless shelter in Wilmington set to roll out next week

After months of debate, plans for a temporary homeless shelter in Wilmington are set to be unveiled next week. But after an enthusiastic July 2018 launch of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s A Bridge Home program and with new funding in place, the city’s ambitious efforts to move the homeless off of local sidewalks has hit some snags, including rising costs and a slower pace for building permanent housing and community opposition delaying some of the proposed temporary shelter sites. Only one Bridge Home sh...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Eric Garcetti, San Pedro, Homeless Shelters, Ginsberg, Wilmington, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Griffith Park, Olvera Street, Eubank


Pizza Hut brings back P’Zone for March Madness

Hunger for pizza is a symptom of March Madness. That fact is not lost on Pizza Hut, a corporate sponsor of the NCAA, which is bringing one of its popular promotions to feed basketball fans during three intense weeks of college tournaments. Pizza Hut calls P’Zone the ultimate comeback. It features toasted Parmesan pizza crust folded over pizza toppings and cheese and served with a side of marinara sauce. The calzone-like snack has been off the menu for several years. Pepperoni P’Zones are on Pizz...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fast Food, Pizza Hut, Ncaa, Guy Fieri, San Pedro, Wendy, Buffalo Wild Wings, Koreatown, Sherman Oaks, Little Caesars Pizza, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


LA Marathon 2019: street and freeway closures in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica

Click for a larger map The Skechers Performance LA Marathon is in town on March 24. Many Los Angeles area streets and freeway ramps will be closed. The race’s 26.2-mile route begins at Dodger Stadium in Elysian Park and runs through LA’s neighboring cities of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills to the finish line in Santa Monica. The course itself will be closed to the public on March 24, and street closures will begin as early as 9:30 p.m. March 23 (in Santa Monica). The marathon begins at 6:30 a.m...
Tags: Hollywood, La, Boston, Los Angeles, Roads, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, Glendale, Broadway, Beverly Hills, Local News, Pacific Coast Highway, Temple, San Pedro, Metro


As the Congress Turns: In presidential probes, many So Cal reps play starring roles

With Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, committees are stepping up investigations and oversight of Trump administration practices and policies. Here’s a look at the Southern California reps in position to play the biggest roles in those hearings: Adam Schiff, D-Burbank Role: Chairman, House Intelligence Committee, leading congressional Democrats’ investigation of Russia’s ties to President Trump and his 2016 campaign. Trump has tried accusing Schiff of ethics violations, ...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Justice, Congress, California, White House, Russia, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Commerce, House, Va, Treasury


Reel in tasty seafood at San Pedro Fish Market, Pier 76 Fish Grill

The original San Pedro Fish Market is indeed in San Pedro, is indeed a fish market, and does indeed seat 3,000 fish lovers at any given time. They hold the Guinness Book of World Records title for serving the most seafood, during their annual Lobster Festival. They’re an icon, one of those Los Angeles destinations that, like the Original Farmers Market, every Angeleno should visit. San Pedro Fish Market Grille, which has four locations including Harbor City, serves a variety of seafood dishe...
Tags: Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Idaho, Brussels, Dining, Clam Chowder, Southern California, San Pedro, South Bay, Wilmington, El Segundo, San Fernando Valley, Grille


High winds buffet LA and Orange County areas

LOS ANGELES — High winds buffeted the Los Angeles area Thursday and will do so until Saturday afternoon, forecasters said. A wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service will be in force until 1 p.m. Saturday in several areas of L.A. County, the NWS said from its forecast office in Oxnard. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts of near 50 mph, were blowing in the San Gabriel Mountains, the Santa Clarita Valley, and the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, according to the weat...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wind, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Nws, Southern California, San Pedro, Lax, Santa Clarita


Clydesdales will hoof it at 25th Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day parade

More than 15,000 spectators will be treated to the Budweiser Clydesdale horses galloping down Pier Avenue at Hermosa Beach’s 25th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. The team of eight Clydesdales — known for their massive size and the silky, white “feathers” on the lower legs — will pull the full Budweiser hitch, accompanied by their familiar companions, two Dalmatian dogs. Organizers are also hoping to gain approval for an appearance by The Dumbo Drone, a flying replica of ...
Tags: Business, News, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Budweiser, Local News, Faa, San Pedro, Ab Inbev, Hunt, South Bay, Anheuser Busch, Hollywood Palladium, Hermosa Beach


Parents of British woman Catherine Shaw missing in Guatemala fear for her safety

Shaw, 23, has been missing for five days after staying on Lake Atitlan near capital, Guatemala CityThe parents of a 23-year-old British woman missing in Guatemala for five days say they have “great concern for her safety” and have urged her to get in touch.Catherine Shaw was reported missing on 5 March. The Oxfordshire woman had been staying with a friend in San Pedro on Lake Atitlan, 75km west of the capital Guatemala City, and was last seen on 4 March. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, UK News, Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, San Pedro, Oxfordshire, Guatemala City, Shaw, Catherine Shaw


Storm system bringing rain, flash floods to L.A. and Orange counties

LOS ANGELES — A storm system swollen with moisture from an atmospheric river will bring rain to Southern California from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch for all burn areas in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Across Ventura and Los Angeles counties, the heaviest rainfall is expected late Tuesday and Wednesday morning, affecting the Thomas, Hill, Woolsey, Stone, South, Creek and La Tuna burn scars, according t...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Rain, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Nws, Santa Barbara, Southern California, San Pedro, Ventura


How heavy rains have caused an influx of oiled-soaked seabirds

  Oiled seabirds are flooding into International Bird Rescue?s Los Angeles center after recent heavy storms and rough seas have stirred up natural oil seep that leaked up to the surface off the Central and Southern California coasts. Janet Yeutter and Jo Joseph clean a Clarks Grebe Wednesday February 27, 2019. Photo By Chuck Bennett Oiled seabirds are flooding into International Bird Rescue?s Los Angeles center after recent heavy storms and rough seas have stirred up natural oil seep that...
Tags: California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildlife, Local News, Santa Barbara, Malibu, San Pedro, Joseph, Clark, International Bird Rescue Center, Central and Southern California, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze


Radio: Adjust your dials, LA: Here’s what might be the best station in the country

My wife Jean and I took a trip out to Grinnell, Iowa to see the Midwest Conference Championships for collegiate swimming and diving. No, it wasn’t just to visit the snow. My son was competing in the event, and it was the only meet we were able to attend this season. While there, we sampled the local radio stations that could be received in the area. They had an Alt 106.3, just like here and I am sure owned by iHeart, just like our local Alt 98.7. Even had the Woody Show. Boring. I don’t want to ...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Sport, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Iowa, Fidelity, Illinois, San Pedro, Torrance, Jean, Chevy Cruze, Entercom, Wallach, Grinnell Iowa


‘L.A.’s Finest’ Showrunners Hospitalized After On-Set Accident

Co-showrunners and EPs Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier have been taken to hospital after an accident on the set of “L.A.’s Finest,” Variety has confirmed with sources. The accident occurred Thursday afternoon at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro where the show was shooting. Friday’s production of the show has been cancelled, Variety has […]
Tags: Gabrielle Union, News, Port Of Los Angeles, San Pedro, Jessica Alba, Brandon Margolis, Brandon Sonnier, LA's Finest


San Pedro’s ‘new’ LAPD station jail may finally open after nearly a decade

Funding in the amount of $912,406 to open the jail at LAPD’s Harbor Division has been included in the department’s 2019-20 budget request. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The new yet unused LAPD Harbor Division jail in San Pedro on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Opening the LAPD Harbor Division jail has been on the San Pedro community’s wish list for nearly a decade. February...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, San Pedro, Los Angeles City, Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police, Joe Buscaino, Buscaino, LAPD Harbor Division, Mayor s Office, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Brittany Murray Press, Brittany Murray Press Telegram


Ask the Lawyer: Can the police officer change the ticket?

Q: The police officer who gave me a ticket also gave me the impression he would consider changing it if I go to court. If he shows up for trial in traffic court, what are the chances that he will agree to a lesser charge? -S.C., Torrance Ron Sokol A: In my view, none. Police officers are not prosecutors. He is a witness, and is not authorized nor permitted to modify the charges or negotiate a plea. Q: It seems like the traffic judges always decide the cases right then and there. In small cla...
Tags: News, Law, California, Sport, Soccer, San Pedro, Carson, Manhattan Beach, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


A Granada Hills middle school shines in gaining new accreditation status

Six LAUSD middle schools, including Frost Middle School in Granada Hills, made the grade in the first round of the esteemed accreditation process that gives students a boost in their future academic careers. All of the district’s high schools are accredited, which helps students looking to go to college. Leticia Mendez teaches her seventh grade math class at Frost Middle School in Granada Hills on Friday, February 15, 2019. Mendez was brought to the school as part of the school’s reduction i...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Frost, White, San Pedro, Brown, Martinez, Dodson, Carson, Andrea Santos, Los Angeles Unified School District


How will sea life will adapt to climate change? Grunion might show us clues, says new CSU Long Beach study

California grunion, the only known fish whose fertilized eggs incubate out of the water, are shown on Cabrillo beach, Tuesday night, July 1, 2003, in San Pedro during a program run by the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Grunion time their egg laying three or four days after the highest tide linked to a full or new moon. Their eggs sit below the sand, where they incubate for 10 days, at which point another equally high tide comes in and drag them into the sea. The influx of seawater and the shaking ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Baja, Johnson, Local News, Orange County, Beaches, Southern California, San Pedro, Doheny State Beach, California State University Long Beach, Darren Johnson, CSU Long Beach, California State Long Beach