— Tito's Taco owner Lynne Davidson writes an op-ed in The Front Page, a local Culver City newspaper, about how she opposes the street closures from CicLAvia. She asks for organizers to cancel the event, which takes place this coming Sunday across Los Angeles. Both LA Weekly and LAist have picked up the story, though Tito's will remain open, and CicLAvia will invariably keep its schedule.
— Apparently LA's Arts District has one of the hottest craft beer production centers anywhere, with Iron Triangle, Boomtown, Mumford, Arts District Brewing Company, and more ramp up production in the industrial area. How will LA handle all the new brands?
— The Wall Street Journal writes that Sam Nazarian is in talks to merge his SBE Entertainment Group, which controls the SLS Vegas and other various clubs and restaurants in LA, with Morgans Hotel Group. Nazarian would remain the CEO of the combined company.
— H.O.M.E., the house of music and entertainment in Beverly Hills, has been hit with a notice of suspension by Alcohol Beverage Control, according to Toddrickallen. There's no reason given, but the lights have been turned down until further notice.
— Blue Bottle Coffee decided it needed to get a huge, minimalist billboard to let everyone know it's open for business on Beverly.