Walking the river

L.A. River at Griffith Park Walking in L.A. took a stroll this month along, over and in the Los Angeles River in Burbank and Glendale. He has put up a batch of photos and a link to an experiment with video of the river. Digging deeper into the site also turns up this collection of dead things encountered on his years of walks (warning: it gets particularly gross at the end.)

A non-random smattering of other L.A. blog items:

Martini Republic reports that a serval—a spotted African cat that can grow to 40 pounds—has been photographed in Laurel Canyon. The city Department of Animal Services has issued an alert.

L.A. Ritz salutes the culinary pairing of Nancy Silverton (ex of Campanile and La Brea Bakery) and Mario Batali of New York's Babbo, Esca, Lupa and others.

Will Campbell goes to Death Valley and returns with some marvelous photos.

Dadtalk appreciates Bill Gates' donation of $750 million to immunize poor children in Africa and Asia.

Rodger Jacobs' campaign to name Sunset and Hayworth for F. Scott Fitzgerald continues to get attention. Councilman Eric Garcetti, LAT writer Roy Rivenburg and authors Peter Lefcourt and Robert Eversz are among the petition signers. Here's our original post on it from ten days ago.

SoCalLawBlog has gotten an ad seeking "a male prosecutor or former prosecutor between the ages of 30-50 who is interested in participating in a documentary about prison life by living in jail for 30 days..."

Tiffany Stone Tony Pierce either does or doesn't have an exchange with Instapundit in his comments.

Tiffany Stone endorses her favorite condom, has amazing sex for New Year's and posts a vacation photo of herself.

Cathy Seipp does the Dennis Miller Show again.

More by Kevin Roderick:
John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
Recent Nature stories on LA Observed:
New male lions: Meet P-55 and P-56
P-51 found dead on freeway where mother and other cub died
Cub P-52 killed on same freeway as mother lion
Time for some weather geeking
P-39 hit and killed crossing freeway
King (or queen) of the mountain
Park service: P-45 alpaca kills not 'abnormal or aberrant'
Kill permit issued for mountain lion P-45


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