Christensen and Gold

Altered landscapes offer hope in the Anthropocene

stringfellowsaltonsea.jpg Two California lakes: the Salton Sea, a festering manmade disaster in the desert, and Tulare Lake, a phantom lake, dried up by agriculture in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Not the first places one might expect to find hope in the Anthropocene.
Veronica Street

Chapter 12. Botanica

veronica.jpg It's a separate misfortune to attract harm to other people, and Marisol knew it, but she had made her decision.
Newspapers

LA Weekly says 'rumors' are LA Register may close*

la-register-ad-grab.jpg Passing along without comment or anything to add: "We now understand that many [staff reporters] were expecting L.A. Register to go belly up by today's end."
News

Friday news and notes: 9.19.14

valley-relics-banner-grab.jpg Valley days in the media. Why City Hall may like even-year elections. Mismanaging the VA in West LA. Black elders denounce Daniele Watts. Plus more.
Diversion
shelton-stefani-fallon.jpg Assuming you like Stefani, Shelton or Fallon. You don't even have to like all three.
Al Martinez on Everything Else

Walking a lonesome road

Thumbnail image for al-martinez-sketch.jpg Martinez walks a lonely road once crowded with friends and colleagues such as John Wiebusch. Time has diminished the crowd and left only shards of memory.
Media

Former KFWB, now The Beast, unveils new sports lineup*

the-beast-980.jpg Fred Roggin, Jim Rome, Marques Johnson and Jeanne Zelasko are on the schedule. Also: The LA Times wants to know which of its sports scribes have radio and TV gigs.
Place
garden-of-allah-model.jpg Alison Martino's Vintage LA community on Facebook has turned up another gem. It has been seen before, but check out the video.
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Wednesday news and notes: 9.17.14

soon-shiong-forbes.jpg Cover story on Patrick Soon-Shiong. Kuehl and Shriver debate. Gov. Brown's unusual campaign. Another sheriff deputy convicted of hiding jail inmate from the feds. Mapping the LA sewer system. You didn't win a genius grant again this year. And more.
Media

La Opinión converts to tabloid, redesigns site

la-opinion-cover-91614.jpg The Spanish language daily newspaper rolled out an all-new look this week. There's now a section of English language news on the website.
News

Tuesday morning news and notes: 9.16.14

Thumbnail image for pete-peterson-mug.jpg LAT goes Republican for secretary of state. Three-foot buffer for bikes takes effect today. Dean Baquet after four months at top of NYT. Clear Channel renames itself. And more.

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Aon tower
aon-tower.jpgWilshire and Hope, downtown Los Angeles. Once known as the First Interstate Bank tower.
Don Shirley on CTG's new season
Paul_Oakley_Stovall-ctg.jpg Once again our columnist has to ask: where is LA in the upcoming schedule of the Center Theatre Group? Native Intelligence
Engine 23
engine-23-5th-street.jpg 5th Street in Downtown LA.
Church of Type
church-of-type-pico-sm.jpg Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica.
Garden envy
garden-envy-vdt.jpgVeronique de Turenne has a case of it. Here in Malibu
Picture window | Paradox Iron
paradox-iron-clouds2.jpg Brewery Art Complex, North Main Street.


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