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Thank Howard Jarvis if you still live in a house bought years ago for $150,000

Thank Howard Jarvis if you still live in a house bought years ago for $150,000
  • Thank Howard Jarvis if you still live in a house bought years ago for $150,000 FWC: Thank Howard Jarvis if you still live in a house bought years ago for $150,000

    To the editor: In his column, “Can hard work and saving still buy you a house in Southern California?” Gustavo Arellano failed to mention one very big reason his parents have been successful at not only buying a home, but also keeping it: Proposition 13. I bought my first home back in the 1970s….

  • The week ahead in SoCal classical music, Aug. 12-19: Rodrigo y Gabriela with the LA Phil and more FWC: The week ahead in SoCal classical music, Aug. 12-19: Rodrigo y Gabriela with the LA Phil and more

    Beethoven Celebrates Bernstein’s 100th Birthday California Philharmonic and the Cal Phil Chorale are joined by guest vocalists for a program that includes Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and selections from Bernstein’s “On the Town,” “Candide” and “West Side Story.” Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S….

  • The next record-breaking fire will happen soon. So how will California pay for it? FWC: The next record-breaking fire will happen soon. So how will California pay for it?

    The Thomas fire that roared through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in December broke records, becoming the state’s largest wildfire in recorded history. But not for long. This month, the Mendocino Complex fire in Northern California broke a record for acres burned. Will the record be broken…

  • How much do Californians love their cars? This is what they put up with at the DMV FWC: How much do Californians love their cars? This is what they put up with at the DMV

    Californians will do just about anything to keep driving their cars, no matter how bad traffic gets (witness steep declines in transit ridership and increasing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, despite significant improvements in other areas). And by “traffic,” I also mean…

  • RL Grime Scores His First Billboard No. 1 with ‘NOVA’ FWC: RL Grime Scores His First Billboard No. 1 with ‘NOVA’

    RL Grime’s sophomore album is making some huge waves right now — and Billboard is an excellent indicator of its success. By the king of charts’ standards, RL Grime currently reigns supreme, notching his first Top Dance/Electronic Albums No. 1 with NOVA. He scored 6,000 equivalent album units, with 1,000 in traditional album sales, landing the album atop the Dance/Electronic Album…

  • Griz Teases New Album “INFINITE” Tracklist on Instagram FWC: Griz Teases New Album “INFINITE” Tracklist on Instagram

    The funk and electro-soul DJ Griz posted this photo to Instagram today and all signs point to a new upcoming album. Not much has been confirmed but the post gives fans hope that we will see new music from the artist in the near future with what looks like a full tracklist and accompanying BPMs for the tracks. INFINITE A…

  • Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 51 FWC: Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 51

    Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. Barely Alive‘s latest is completely unexpected and…

  • The week ahead in SoCal dance, Aug. 12-19: 'Isadora' and more FWC: The week ahead in SoCal dance, Aug. 12-19: ‘Isadora’ and more

    Isadora Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova portrays modern-dance legend Isadora Duncan in this full-length dance-theater bio-drama choreographed by Mariinsky Theatre’s Vladimir Varnava and featuring live music by the Mikhailovsky Orchestra. Segerstrom Center, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive,…

  • The sculptural riddles of Vincent Fecteau: What, exactly, do you see? FWC: The sculptural riddles of Vincent Fecteau: What, exactly, do you see?

    At Matthew Marks Gallery, Vincent Fecteau’s sculptures and collages challenge logic in beautiful ways.

  • Essential California: The aerial war against the Holy fire FWC: Essential California: The aerial war against the Holy fire

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Aug. 11. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES This fire might be won from the air. A squadron of 12 fixed-wing planes and 14 helicopters pounded the Holy Fire, an epic aerial assault that is…

  • A tale of two scandals, with a rich Trump donor, kickbacks and a Playboy playmate FWC: A tale of two scandals, with a rich Trump donor, kickbacks and a Playboy playmate

    The motorcade of President George W. Bush curled through the lush streets of Bel-Air one night in October 2006 and slowed to a stop at the Colonial Revival mansion of Elliott Broidy. It was a big moment for Broidy, certifying his arrival in the upper tier of Los Angeles wealth and power. He’d summoned…

  • Will your hotel minibar be replaced by a robot bartender? FWC: Will your hotel minibar be replaced by a robot bartender?

    Robots may be coming for the hotel minibar. The Los Angeles-based inventor of a small appliance that dispenses mixed drinks will be on display next week at the Western Foodservice &Hospitality Expo, an event at the Los Angeles Convention Center that will feature coffeemakers, water dispensers,…