Mobility

Traffic guidance for today's visit by President Obama

Thumbnail image for obama-student4_mid.jpg Obamajam potential looks to be centered in Hancock Park and around the Four Seasons Hotel this afternoon and evening, then tomorrow in Brentwood and downtown at Trade-Tech.
 
Veronica Street

The News

veronica.jpg Their voices were cutting in and out as they followed Marisol's path up the hillside. Hot dogs wouldn't hurt. Hot dogs to fight a curse.
 
News

Media and news notes: Wednesday 7.23.14

nick-ut-1972.jpg Casey Wasserman quietly leads LA's Olympic bid. The Mexican-born Stanford Law professor named to the state Supreme Court. Andre Birotte confirmed as judge. Sheila Kuehl gets County Fed endorsement. Plus Ron Calderon, George McKenna, Nick Ut, Donald Sterling, SoCal's bestsellers this week and more.
 
Internet

New phishing scam: E-ZPass collections

ezpass-fake.jpg These fake emails labeled as attempts to collect unpaid EZPass bills are sweeping the land. I received one yesterday.
 
Media future
injunction-protest-missionandstate.jpg The Knight Foundation and the Santa Barbara non-profit behind the investigative news start-up have agreed that "unfortunately...the Mission & State experiment must come to an end."
 
Flora

Talking more about LA's palm trees *

palm-weed-commerce.jpg My Monday segment on KCRW and a collaboration between the LA Review of Books and Flaunt magazine show the ongoing power of the palm in the LA narrative.
 
Newspapers

Go to jail in the old HerEx building

jail-cell-herex.jpg The Herald Examiner building downtown has not been inhabited by real newspaper reporters and editors since 1989. But some of them may feel eerily at home in the jail sets recently added to the array of location sets available for rental.
News

News and notes for Monday 7.21.14

new-yorker-illo-note.jpg Hottest six months ever in California. Perez drops recount. Considering California's political cast of cast of septuagenarians and octogenarians. Mayor Hahn now in traffic court. Policing the Metro system. Plus a new New Yorker website, James Garner and more.
Christensen and Gold

The LA River: A cabinet of wonders

unfinished1.jpg Natural history museums grew out of the "Wunderkammer"--a device for cultivating wonder in the face of the amazing diversity and weirdness of the world, but also for discovery, of the new, the unknown, of patterns, and laws. The LA River has become a kind of cabinet of wonders for Los Angeles: a site for thinking about and making sense of nature and culture in the city.
Sports

Dodgers shouldn't pay a high Price

The Dodgers do need help in the back of their rotation. But giving up a top prospect for an ace like David Price would be a huge mistake.
Streetscape

Under the 405 in America's Suburb (photo)

under-405-parthenia.jpg Homeless' belongings parked in the shade under the freeway on Parthenia Street in North Hills, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley.

Streetscape: Big Tomy's
big-tomys-sawtelle-pico.jpg Corner of Sawtelle and Pico, near the Sawtelle district in West LA. Click to enlarge. LAO photo
Freeway art
yarnell-sign-210.jpg Under the 210 freeway in Sylmar. Click to enlarge. LAO photo.
Industrial palms
palm-street-calvert-vn.jpgCalvert Street in Van Nuys. Click to see larger. LAO photo.
Sign of the print apocalypse?
newsbox-apocalypse.jpgNews boxes on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana. Bigger
Kimono exhibit at LACMA
kimono-panel.jpg "Kimono for a Modern Age" presents more than 30 of the traditional garments. Curator Sharon S. Takeda walks us through.
Hollywood streetscape
hollywood-lex-iris.jpgIris Schneider finds this corner at Highland and Lexington avenues interesting. Click to see bigger.
DTLA strand
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On a pleasant summer Friday, the fountain in Grand Park becomes a concrete beach. See bigger / Joel Sappell
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