I can't report that everything on the Encuentro stages is wonderful, but from now through November 10 there is certainly a lot more to choose from than there has been at LATC in recent years. Isn't it about time that LA got a concentrated dose of Latino theater?
He wondered if they were already bumping nasties.
Sex, lies and a little off the side at the Sit Still Salon
Robert Martinez's camera above Glendora captures family of cougars in the daylight — followed by a night visitor.
Mexican cartel kills anonymous woman tweeter. Ben Bradlee dies. A food editor returns to LA Times. Kuehl and Shriver don't like each other. Yosemite proposes $30 admission per car. Plus tweets of the day and more.
Two leading civil rights activists applaud the prosecution, saying that allegations of racial profiling are not "toys" to be tossed out lightly to cover up misdeeds.
Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver gave sharp and articulate performances in last Friday night’s debate, showing clear differences between the candidates for the Third District supervisorial seat.
Part two of the Times will go back to being the California section starting tomorrow. It's part of focusing on local news, says publisher Austin Beutner: "LATExtra only means something to those who work in the printing plant."
Mohn's early reign at NPR. Kushner says he wasn't pushed. Vote on fracking. Hillary Clinton in town tonight. Garcetti's in Washington. SoCal Book Award winners, Kings player arrested and suspended, plus more inside.
The Variety logo that used to shine from the tallest office tower on the Wilshire Miracle Mile is now on the facade of a non-descript mid-rise on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a regular weekly feature of LA Observed. Click on the photo to enlarge. See Gary's archive.
Al Satterwhite's photos of Muhammad AliDavid Davis talks with the photographer about shooting a key chapter in Ali's career and a Kickstarter campaign to put out a book. Interview
Can we all agree Elizabeth Peña had a certain something?The actress who worked in Hollywood from her early 20s died at Cedars at age 55. Read more.
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