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It's about time TO LIVE AND DINE IN L.A.

June 10, '15 by Scott McAuley

We love to live. We love to dine. We love L.A. So... why not learn about living and dining in L.A. in style? The exhibition -- and the book --  To Live and Dine in L.A. launches on June 13, 2015. Come to the Los Angeles Central Library and see it... read more

Join us at the Festival of Books at USC on 18/19-Apr-2015

April 11, '15 by Scott McAuley

The weekend of April 18-19, 2015 marks the twentieth running of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Please join the Angel City Press crew at USC (we are in booth 119, next to Vroman's and near Tommy Trojan) in celebrating books, writers, literacy, and springtime. Of course, Angel City... read more

R.I.P. Al Martinez, 1929-2015

January 13, '15 by Scott McAuley

The Los Angeles Times fittingly used its most emblematic resource -- a former Times staffer -- to pen its obituary for Al Martinez, who died Monday after a long struggle with COPD. Lately, Al had been writing for LAObserved.com, before that for the Daily News, and for a generation prior at... read more

Two minutes with MABEL AND ME...

June 11, '14 by Scott McAuley

Take a two-minute look at the fabulous Mabel Normand, complete with placards and a soundtrack from the epilogue of Jon Boorstin's novel Mabel and Me, published by none other than Angel City Press. [11-Jun-2014] read more

John Parkinson, 80 years on...

May 08, '14 by Scott McAuley

It has been quite a year since the initial publication of Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles by Stephen Gee.  We have moved from a collective "John who?" at the book's City Hall Rotunda launch to the dedication of John Parkinson Square at Fifth and Spring, and prominent recognition of... read more

Lonnie White, 1964-2014

March 31, '14 by Scott McAuley

from Paddy: Angel City Press had the honor of working with wonderful Lonnie White and his chronicle UCLA vs. USC: 75 years of the Greatest Rivalry in Sports. His positive spirit will live on in our hearts. We have lost a friend. from Scott: The Times closed its book division... read more

How about that Pau Gasol? How about them Lakers?

February 27, '14 by Scott McAuley

Gasol puts his hand on people’s shoulders to minimize the effect of his height advantage; he drops to his knees to connect with sick children at their eye level. He has been an ambassador for UNICEF for more than a decade, once dipping his finger into special formula to feed a severely malnourished Ethiopian year-old baby who had lost his mother.

Yes, soft…yet tough enough to save Bryant and the Lakers in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

And for all that has gone wrong since, he hasn’t gone running.

[27-Feb-2014]

"Chain" of fools thwarted, for now

February 27, '14 by Scott McAuley

Hooray!! We are proud as punch of all those folks whose efforts to save Paul Conrad's amazing "Chain Reaction" sculpture at the Santa Monica Civic Center (finally) resonated with our town's powers-that-be.  For details, see David Ng's 2/26/2014 piece "Santa Monica votes to save 'Chain Reaction' by Paul Conrad" on the L.A.... read more

Welcome, Dory Dutton! | Best wishes, Chuck Morrell!

January 16, '14 by Scott McAuley

Angel City Press is thrilled to welcome Dory Dutton as our new sales director. If you are a bookseller in need of ACP sales assistance, please contact Dory via email at ddutton@angelcitypress.com. After thirteen years at ACP, Chuck Morrell has traded in the books for the grandkids. We are equally honored... read more

Los Angeles welcomes its songs home...

August 07, '13 by Scott McAuley

On Friday afternoon, August 2, we headed from Angel City Press at the beach to downtown L.A. for a performance related to our new book Songs in the Key of Los Angeles. We brought a picnic and got there early, as did a thousand or so other people. The sound-check... read more

No doubt that John Parkinson had 20-20 Iconic Vision

May 03, '13 by Scott McAuley

Architect John Parkinson died in 1935, and the Los Angeles Times praised him: “Future generations have only to walk through the streets of Los Angeles to be reminded how much John Parkinson in his lifetime contributed to the city that grew up under his hand.” In Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect... read more

Breaking on through: Rock ’n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip...

December 15, '12 by Scott McAuley

The Sunset Strip, circa 1967. Buffalo Springfield called it right: “There’s something happening here…what it is ain’t exactly clear.” What was happening then is now absolutely clear. Rock ’n’ roll and the kids who lived it were coming of age—right there on The Strip. And, as if to define the... read more

Shh! Beverly Hills Confidential snuck into town and is stalking you...

September 15, '12 by Scott McAuley

The very name Beverly Hills conjures images of glamour, wealth, and success; in reality, the place has more than its share of malice, mayhem and, yes, even murder. In the breathtaking, and sometimes-macabre pages of Beverly Hills Confidential, the underbelly of the tummy-tucked gets exposed. Straight from the files of the... read more