Sci-fi writers, illustrators honored at annual gala

HOLLYWOOD — Andrew Dykstal, a writer from Arlington, Virginia, has been named the grand-prize winner of the 35th annual Writers of the Future Contest. Aliya Chen, an illustrator from Fair Oaks, California, was named the grand-prize winner of the 30th annual Illustrators of the Future L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards for Writers and Illustrators of the…

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LGBT Center celebrates opening of new campus

HOLLYWOOD — Two years after breaking ground and just in time for its 50th anniversary, the Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrated the grand opening of the two-acre Anita May Rosenstein Campus April 7. To commemorate the day, the center — the world’s largest LGBT organization — hosted a free six-hour block party in front of…

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Actors support redesign of county Museum of Art

LOS ANGELES — Actors Brad Pitt and Diane Keaton were among those who urged the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to approve $117.5 million in funding for the redesign of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art April 9. The board unanimously approved the funding — which follows an earlier payment of $7.5 million…

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