Dave Gardetta studies the Santa Ana winds in the November issue of Los Angeles: "A town known for extremes deserves a contrary wind, and L.A.’s Santa Anas bestow a season of disaster while also polishing the most harmonic of days. They are the Eastside’s revenge on the Westside..." Anne Taylor Fleming has a piece on L.A. not being the easiest place for a woman to get older and Sharon Waxman reports on the Anand Jon trial. Those and some others are online,
but I can't find a Table of Contents...There IS a ToC online, so I found a story by Steve Oney on Craig Raywood — a con man who bills himself as one of the world’s preeminent interior designers — that's in two parts and sounds pretty juicy.
Los Angeles history in the Hollywood at Home issue of Architectural Digest: looks inside Howard Hughes' former home in Hancock Park, John Wayne's since-demolished spread in Encino, and the Julia Morgan-designed Hollywood Studio Club for young actresses, open from 1926-1975. There's also an appreciation of Downtown's Bradbury Building by author Michael Connelly, as well as a feature on Diane Keaton's Beverly Hills home. ToC