Starting this weekend, thrill-seekers can begin taking the Skyslide, a 1,000-foot high slide perched outside of the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi. The ride is at the U.S. Bank Tower building in downtown Los Angeles.
Firefighters contended with a fire burning on the Seal Beach pier in Seal Beach, Calif. on Friday, May 20, 2016. The blaze erupted early Friday at the end of the long wooden pier southeast of Los Angeles. Smoke was pouring out of holes in the roof, much of which had collapsed. The restaurant has been closed since 2013.
Jackie Treehorn’s pad is becoming part of an art museum? “Far out,” we hear The Dude gasping. The living room that the film “The Big Lebowski” set in Malibu is, in real life, in the hills, not by the beach. Now, the convention- and gravity-defying home its part of, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright disciple John Lautner, is being donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which plans to use it for fundraisers, exhibitions, conferences, and collaborations with other museums, the L.A. Times reports. In a Times column, the museum’s director called it “one of the most important houses in all of L.A.” and “one of the most L.A. houses.”
Lucha Va Voom is the mixture of elements of Lucha libre, or masked Mexican professional wrestling, with comedy and striptease. Since 2002, the company has toured the U.S. For the annual Cinco De Mayo show, they have added some more traditional Mexican elements like Folklorico dancers, mariachis, Aztec dancers, tequila, and something called tamales from outer space.
On Tuesday night, NFL owners voted to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to Los Angeles starting with the 2016 season. They will move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility. The Rams, based in the L.A. area from 1946-94, will play in a temporary facility, probably the Los Angeles Coliseum, until the new stadium is ready for the 2019 season. On Thursday, Rams banners were removed from the Edward Jones Dome, former home of the football team.
A weather pattern that could be associated with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow in parts of the West that there are concerns about avalanches. On Christmas Day, it could be warmer in New York City than Los Angeles.
It’s time to head home for the holidays. A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year. During the long holiday weekend, 46.9 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA.
The day in photos from around the world.