The beloved Los Angeles puppeteer died today of natural causes, his representatives announced. In lieu of flowers, donations are urged to support the Bob Baker Marionette Theater.
There were people in the Hahn Building who would protect her. Plus: A note from the author.
Activist Jasmyne Cannick, among the arrested, says flat out no dispersal orders were given by the LAPD at 6th and Hope streets. She is tweeting about her experience.
In 1961, Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer collaborated on a song for the upcoming film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." This is their demo recording.
The final numbers are bigger than they looked on the live streams I followed last night (and more than reported in the media this morning.) Most arrests were for disorderly conduct.
A small group broke off from a protest in front of LAPD headquarters to run onto the 101 freeway at Grand Avenue and drop objects from the street above. Traffic stopped on the freeway without any injuries as far as I can tell.
If your Christmas shopping list includes books, here is some guidance on what others are reading. As always, the differences between SoCal and national bestseller lists are curious.
Even fans in LA can appreciate the emotion about Pablo Sandoval leaving the Giants, and a third-base coach deciding to leave the game.
New York police commissioner William Bratton, the former LAPD chief, was spattered with red paint during a protest over the grand jury announcement about the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Co-owner and general manager Kerry Slattery told the staff last night she is retiring and turning over management of the store to Mary Williams, the events manager at Skylight.
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Nate 'n Al'sNate 'n Al's deli in Beverly Hills on a Saturday. Bigger
Great LA Walk
Streetscape | Sunset@AlvaradoPorn must be affected by the print apocalypse too. Earlier spotting
Vin Scully sends off YaroslavskyWatch the video of Scully advising Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on how to get started as a baseball announcer — far away from his chair at Dodger Stadium. Inside
Where 'drank the Kool Aid' comes from
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More locations and the surf report on the LA Observed weather page
Millard Sheets muralArtist's work goes from home to the Huntington.
The WarwickCirca 1928 residential building on North Sycamore Avenue.
Day of the Dead
Festivities at Hollywood Forever cemetery. Iris Schneider