Los Angeles is a city built off of selling images and erecting brands.
But if you ask any movie star what the city’s most concerned with, the answer is simple: “what have you done for me lately?” Given that obsession, L.A.’s preeminent sports franchise has reason to be concerned.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is reportedly desperate for work and money after his mayoral term ends June 30 despite being the second highest paid mayor, earning $1,682,937 during his eight years in office.
About one in 10 adults in Los Angeles County either illegally entered the United States or has overstayed a visa, according to a new study released by University of Southern California researchers.
The adult cinema industry, according to the Los Angeles Daily News, is “all but ceased in Los Angeles County” and at risk of pulling out all together because of recently passed ‘Measure B,’ a voter-approved regulation mandating the use of prophylactics in adult films:
Film LA, the non profit organization that processes permits for motion picture, television and commercial production across Los Angeles, has seen applications for permits from the adult film industry plummet to only two so far this year. In previous years, an estimated 500 film permits are requested by the adult film industry annually.
“Most production companies have ceased shooting in LA County,” said Diane Duke, chief executive officer of the Canoga-Park based Free Speech Coalition, the trade organization for the adult film industry. “They have other options in other states and communities.”
The adult cinema industry injects roughly $7 billion into the California economy. Sure, depending on with who you talk to, adult films are somewhat socially touchy, but they nevertheless employ thousands of hard-working and tax paying actors, writers, directors, and technicians. According to the AP, Measure B is even more devastating than Obamacare, swallowing as many as 10,000 jobs.
Standing in front of the klieg lights and news cameras at the National Press Club Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa fielded a tough question.
Los Angeles — Stanley Kubrick’s versatility is legendary. He helmed classics in genres ranging from sci-fi to costume drama, anti-war satire to horror. And that virtuosic versatility—as well as his near-maniacal perfectionism, dedication to research, and talent as a still photographer—shines through at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s retrospective of Kubrick’s career, currently running through the end of June.
Master parliamentarian and intellectual heavyweight Antonio Villaraigosa has made a new friend, according to the Huffington Post.
A former Democratic official from Compton has been charged with defrauding banks while he worked for the Los Angeles County Probation Department, according to reports.