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.
Christensen and Gold
It's a separate misfortune to attract harm to other people, and Marisol knew it, but she had made her decision.
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."
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.
Assuming you like Stefani, Shelton or Fallon. You don't even have to like all three.
Al Martinez on Everything Else
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.
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.
Alison Martino's Vintage LA community on Facebook has turned up another gem. It has been seen before, but check out the video.
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.
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.
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.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly at LA Observed. Click on the photo to see it bigger. Gary's archive.
Don Shirley on CTG's new seasonOnce again our columnist has to ask: where is LA in the upcoming schedule of the Center Theatre Group? Native Intelligence
Garden envyVeronique de Turenne has a case of it. Here in Malibu
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More locations and the surf report on the LA Observed weather page
Giant floating duckyThe big rubber duck was the most photographed thing about the tall ships festival recently held in San Pedro. Photo: Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Ridiculous palm weedsIt's almost as if the three fan palm young 'uns have come to visit the palm tree zoo. Or a jailed parent. Bigger
City of LA historical photosMen on a storm drain project near the Baldwin Hills in the Depression. More images from newly digitized collection