Cultural Heritage Commission supports monument status for former L.A. Times buildings

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission on Thursday recommended that the city grant historic cultural monument status to a downtown office complex formerly occupied by the Los Angeles Times. Preservationists applied for monument status for the three main buildings last July. If their...

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Robert Venturi, architect who ushered in postmodernism, dies at 93

Architect Robert Venturi, who rejected austere modern design and instead ushered in postmodern complexity with the dictum “less is a bore,� has died. He was 93. His family released a statement on his firm’s website saying Venturi died Tuesday at home in Philadelphia after a brief illness,...

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Suge Knight to serve 28 years after pleading no contest in 2015 hit-and-run death

Marion “Suge� Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter Thursday in the 2015 hit-and-run death of a man outside a Compton restaurant after a dispute related to the film “Straight Outta Compton.� The plea deal struck in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom calls for Knight, 53, to serve...

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Actor Joshua Malina drops $2 million on a sunny spot in Mar Vista

“West Wing� actor Joshua Malina is heading to the Westside after scooping a Traditional-style home for $2.005 million in Mar Vista, real estate records show. Built in 1948, the one-story dwelling is approached by a stone walkway that cuts through a landscaped frontyard. The front door opens...

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Student and employee wounded in shooting near Van Nuys charter school; two suspects arrested

A high school student and an employee were wounded in a shooting near a Van Nuys charter school Thursday afternoon, officials said. Los Angeles police responded to a call of a shooting in the 6800 block of Van Nuys Boulevard near CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts about 12:10 p.m....

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