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October 31, 2011
The LAT's Bill Shaikin reports tonight that a resolution to the Dodgers drama could be near. Owner Frank McCourt, the paper says, "appears close to agreement with Major League Baseball...
Work on a ball gown for the L.A. Opera's latest production The L.A. Opera will opens its doors for the company's first open house on Saturday at the Dorothy Chandler...
Tonight's radio commentary: a quick take on the media infatuation with the color and authenticity of Occupy L.A., and the challenge for the politicians inside City Hall.
Major turnover tonight in the tiny, anachronistic city of Vernon, population 112.
Former Press-Telegram executive editor has died, plus more news items.
Baca's staff warned of jail brutality, Occupy LA and SFV, a new editor for Company Town, pressure on Village Voice Media over sex ads, plus more.
October 30, 2011
The Los Angeles novelist and sister of Steve Jobs breaks her media silence on his death.
LAPD K-9 units last week escorted the delivery of what the flackage calls 60 German Shepherds from a dog boarding facility in downtown.
Man in Smurf costume shot leaving Halloween party.
Making ready for the coming week, with Jim Ladd, Zev Yaroslavsky, Steve Lopez, Dawn Hudson and more.
Halloween house.
October 28, 2011
James Rainey will no longer write a media column for the Los Angeles Times, but will continue to cover the media as a reporter for the arts and entertainment desk. Read the memo.
The cherry-red Porsche 930 Turbo reported stolen in Las Vegas in 1988 was headed to the Netherlands.
Democratic Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi of Castro Valley was charged with felony grand theft after being caught on video surveillance allegedly shoplifting more than $2,000 worth of merchandise.
"Yes, a great game and never mind the early stuff," says the New Yorker writer.
Weed is the divisive issue, says Natasha Vargas-Cooper at The Awl.
Frank Buckley of Channel 5 says his idea for an international thriller called "Portofino" is being made by JC Chandor, the director of "Margin Call."
The Pasadena Star-News has posted two disturbing videos of children receiving "treatment" at a so-called boot camp in Pasadena.
Brown's pension reform, John & Ken at Occupy L.A., Occupy SFV is next, the City Maven Radio Hour and more.
Concrete in the 1933 bridge connecting Downtown with the Eastside is rotting from the inside and the structure is slated for replacement.
October 27, 2011
USC Annenberg's Center for Health Reporting has partnered with eight ethnic media outlets to gauge the impact of the impending closures of more than 300 Adult Day Health Care centers.
The familiar names keep falling in L.A. radio.
Patrick Kevin Day, the deputy editor of The Hollywood Reporter's website, is leaving after just two months to return to the Los Angeles Times as a senior web producer. A...
"Shame," the upcoming film with Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, will be the 11th movie released with an NC-17 rating by a major studio or division.
In an online commentary under the New York Times' Opinionator banner, newly New Yorkified journalist Katie J.M. Baker ticks off why she loathed growing up in Encino and the San Fernando Valley.
McCourt and baseball talking about him selling the Dodgers, how Oakland weighs on city officials hoping to move Occupy L.A., redistricting challenges rejected, dumb burglars and get this: Big Fur is actually based in West Hollywood, the first city to ban fur sales.
October 26, 2011
Each October, Gary Leonard heads out to Santa Monica Beach for artist Tyrus Wong's birthday.
Ladd tells the Register's Gary Lycan that he was stunned to be told he was laid off.
It appears the relationship is chilling between City Hall's politicos and the encampment of protesters outside on the lawn.
First the American actress who is portraying Swedish book and film heroine Lisbeth Salander graces the cover of this month's American Vogue. Now H&M unveils a line of clothing based...
Legendary Los Angeles radio personality Jim Ladd has reportedly been dropped at KLOS (95.5 FM.)
Current and former employees of Tribune have agreed to accept $32 million to settle a class-action suit over their Employee Stock Ownership Program funds that became part of Sam Zell's takeover of the Tribune Company.
Caruso, the editor of Los Angeles magazine between 1995 and 1997, was named Oct. 19 as editor-in-chief of Smithsonian.
Stephen Colbert offers up alternatives to the campaign ad showing Herman Cain's campaign manager smoking.
Either L.A. Times copy editors took the morning off, or that's a very special tree that a man became trapped in down in Orange County.
Supes OK more Newhall Ranch homes, city spreads out pension costs, car wash workers unionize, one paper adds a book section and honoring Wanda Coleman.
October 25, 2011
The longtime L.A. sports figure has been laid off.
Mayhem in downtown Oakland at this hour after police fired gas cannisters into a crowd that refused to disperse near 14th and Broadway.
Hushed talk has been around for a few weeks, but now the red clearance signs have gone up — 30 percent off on a lot of books — and store clerks acknowledged the news today.
Before leaving the Beverly Wilshire this morning, President Obama had a meeting with "some of the entertainment industry's high-level executives, as well as talent representatives with access to the industry's top stars and musical acts," THR says.
The White House and NBC have released excerpts of President Obama's sit-down with Jay Leno, taped this morning in Burbank for tonight's show.
A black bear was spotted on the grounds of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory early this morning.
Roger L. Simon's mostly politics and media operation is morphing from the L.A.-based Pajamas brand into PJ Media, as he explains.
Marcia Parker,'s West Coast editorial director, sent this note out to the other local Patchies about staffing for the mixed Spanish-English news sites.
It could have been worse. The final segment of Obamajam was avoided when the President flew by chopper from Burbank to LAX.
Some linguists believe that aspects of the pronunciation and usage heard on L.A.'s Eastside for generations can be traced to Nahuatl, a group of indigenous tongues still spoken in parts...
Rob Adams' video of the scene at the Oct. 9 CicLAvia on L.A. streets.
Villaraigosa on pensions and taxes, where in Asia he's going, Obamajammers tweet, what Steve Jobs said about the New York Times and more.
KCET producer Karen Foshay Kolesnikow and friends made this video as a school fundraiser.
Editor David Houston's latest memo nforms DJ reporters they will now be evaluated in writing every month, on the quantity and quality of their output.
Every day a whole bunch of people queue up outside the Criminal Courts building for the 7:30 a.m. lottery to hand out seats at the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.
Everyone — including Rand — knew its study saying crime went up when marijuana clinics closed smelled funny, but now Rand has gone the rest of the way.
October 24, 2011
L.A. gets acquainted with a new level of Obamajam while President Obama himself stops for takeout and politics at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles.
Heikes announced to the staff and his freelance writers today that he is stepping down as editor of the LA Weekly.
Chinese carmaker BYD opens but where are the jobs, Hollywood heavies schedule Elizabeth Warren funder, Villaraigosa planning trip to Asia, Harold and Belle's sweet deal, urging a bigger mall in Woodland Hills and tiring of Occupy L.A. Plus more.
There's not much new to know since we filled you in last week.
LA Observed contributing photographer Iris Schneider has been down on the lawn at City Hall shooting portraits of some of the participants in the Occupy Los Angeles encampment and protest.
A byproduct of the geological research for Metro's Westside subway extension is that the northern end of the deadly Newport-Inglewood Fault is better understood by scientists.
October 23, 2011
If you've never shopped on Santee Alley in the downtown Fashion District, here's a short LA Observed video showing what the scene is like.
October 22, 2011
Former radio reporter Joel Bellman, now the communications deputy for Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, remembers in a piece for KPCC how radio legend Norman Corwin became his mentor.
For 16 years, Whittier artist George Sportelli has been cleaning and maintaining his mural of actor Tony Curtis on the southbound Hollywood Freeway. But no more.
October 21, 2011
First a fake referee stops play and takes off his clothes, then UCLA and Arizona players brawl on the field.
Barbara Kent, a 1925 graduate of Hollywood High School, is being called the last living actress to have achieved stardom in silent films.
Carolina Garcia, the editor of the Daily News, will now be the executive editor for the Daily Breeze and the Press-Telegram in Long Beach as well.
HuffPo, Lohan, CareNow, LAPD's tweeting detective, apron parking and more.
October 20, 2011
They're calling it Viadoom, the massive urban traffic breakdown some fear from the nine-day closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct along the Seattle waterfront.
The creators of three successful local nonprofits received the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal from President Obama during a ceremony today in the White House East Room.
Times employees were filled in this afternoon in an all-staff email from president and chief operating officer Kathy Thomson.
Josh Stephens, the editor of the California Planning and Development Report, set up a recent event to brainstorm solutions to the decline of Westwood Village with a revealing passage on how much they are needed.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive at LAX on board Air Force One between 4:30 and 5 p.m. on Monday, the White House just announced.
Exactly as you'd suspect, New York is first (7,720) and Los Angeles ranks second with 4,350 "ultra high net worth" residents.
Another nice ticket offer for LA Observed visitors.
NOAA's forecast for the coming winter expects a drier than average wet season in Southern California and a higher risk of wildfire.
The Probation Chief for Stanislaus County has been tapped to take over Los Angeles County’s troubled Department of Probation.
The note to the staff from Daily News editor Carolina Garcia doesn't make clear if this is downsizing, but it's being taken that way.
The magazine posts a 2009 interview with its former columnist and an appreciation from editor John Lehrer.
The show will air next Tuesday, the night after fundraisers in the Hancock Park area.
An unfamiliar lull in California elections, jail visitor beaten while cuffed, sewer bills go up, L.A. to consider making homeowners responsible for sidewalk damage, Maxine Waters and controversy, and a quake drill this morning.
Two SoCal nonprofits that campaign against plastic pollution are leading an expedition to the debris area, but it will cost you $13,000.
October 19, 2011
Metro's experts panel of seismologists, geologists and engineers also says tunneling poses no threat to Beverly Hills High School.
Mary Grady, the LAPD spokesperson for ten years until this past June, has been named Director of Public and Media Relations at Los Angeles World Airports.
A judge has revoked Lindsay Lohan's probation again.
Filmmaker Gus Van Sant and architect Brad Cloepfil spoke to a Zócalo Public Square crowd at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Auditorium about why they live in Portland (and not Los Angeles), plus what influences their work.
Audio interview with Norman Corwin, initiative targets illegal immigrants, Hiltzik on 9-9-9, city cool to Occupy L.A. on banks, John & Ken apologize, and former Rep. Marty Martinez dies.
Steve Greenberg's latest editorial cartoon.
October 18, 2011
"The best radio writer-producer-director in the whole history of radio," said longtime friend Ray Bradbury.
Plunging earnings and a stream of executive defections "have set tongues wagging."
The new Citizens Commission on Jail Violence, created on a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors, will have seven members yet to be named.
Gregory Powell, convicted and originally sentenced to death for the 1963 murder of LAPD officer Ian James Campbell, was turned down today as a candidate for parole.
It's right where scientists expected it would be, near Midway Island, and should reach Hawaii in two years and North America in three.
Staples announcer David Courtney tweets his excitement for tonight's Kings opener.
Robert Redford romps on the roof and inside the Village movie theatre in Westwood in a 1965 clip shot by actor Roddy McDowall.
OK OK, too easy. Next time I'll make it a bit more challenging.
Shalit freed, Supes take up jail oversight, campaign fund losses, girding for Berman-Sherman, part 2 of the LAT vs. Kabbalah and more.
October 17, 2011
A new Knight Foundation report makes a case study of eight of the biggest local news startups across the U.S., including Voice of San Diego and The Bay Citizen in San Francisco
Schickel has a revealing excerpt of her forthcoming memoir online at Sensitive Skin magazine.
I was inspired by my first visit last week to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library to make this week's KCRW column about L.A.'s historical tradition of concerts and recitals in private homes.
Rancic, the longtime host of various E! Entertainment shows and recently the co-host of the Style Network reality series "Giuliana and Bill," went on NBC's Today this morning to talk about her treatment for breast cancer.
Miller, a former TV newsman who came to the LAPD from New York with then-chief William Bratton, then became a national security official, is returning to the news business.
It has become almost traditional for Ken Auletta to weigh in at length in the New Yorker on major media figures, and Jill Abramson certainly qualifies.
Tom Hoffarth of the Daily News wrote, after talking to Dan Wheldon, "So how much is it really worth for last May's Indianapolis 500 winner to risk his neck maneuvering from the last spot of a 34-car field to win this 200-lap, season-ending race?"
For a lot of us, the future (or potential fate) of Johnie's Coffee Shop was one of the first questions to come to mind after the news broke that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would buy the former May Company across the street for a film museum.
Frank and Jamie McCourt have reportedly reached a divorce settlement under which she would get about $130 million and relinquish any claim to the Dodgers.
LAT goes after Kabbalah, LAPD loses a bunch of submachine guns, Baca tries a few steps of the mea culpa on jails, state politics crave L.A. city jobs and lots more inside for a Monday.
October 16, 2011
Former president Bill Clinton was the final speaker at Friday evening's memorial service for Edie Wasserman at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
A goal in the 53rd minute by Chad Barrett gave the Galaxy a 1-0 victory tonight over Chivas U.S.A. on the soccer field the teams share in Carson.
It wasn't quite like when Jacob Sobroff ran into Huell Howser in that Downtown park. This was pre-arranged, but fun nonetheless.
The Los Angeles Kings began the NHL season with two games in Europe, which meant a first time overseas for Rich Hammond, the traveling beat writer who the Kings employ.
Mengers' death was announced by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, who posted this afternoon on his blog that she died last night "at her home, a short walk from the Beverly Hills Hotel, and surrounded by three of her close friends, Ali MacGraw, Joanna Poitier, and Boaty Boatwright."
October 14, 2011
Michaels, Sam Zell's right hand at Tribune until last fall and that New York Times story about his sexcapades and frat boy mentality, was arrested early Friday morning near Cincinnati and allegedly failed three field sobriety tests.
I guess there are many variations of the Laurel and Hardy dance meme on YouTube, but this was new to me until Facebook this morning.
Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are around this weekend to celebrate the former president's 65th birthday and raise money for the William J. Clinton Foundation.
Louise Roug Bokkenheuser, the former Los Angeles Times staff writer, is now host of a foreign affairs radio show in Denmark.
McCourt's big gamble, FPPC and Kinde Durkee, deputies' code of silence, killing the lawn at City Hall and Politico loses reporter over plagiarism. Plus more.
No official word yet from Bob Stern or Tracy Westen, but the board's chair has sent an email and former board member Art Agnos confirmed the news.
You've got a couple of months to pay a last visit to the early Hamburger Hamlet where Sunset forks into Doheny Road. Closing day is said to be Dec. 19.
October 13, 2011
Pretty good month for Los Angeles in the print and web pages of the Atlantic, leading with Kate Bolick's cover story on what's happening to marriage now that men are on the decline.
Here's a story of frustrating government bureaucracy — and it could affect dozens of promising media startups.
Korean broadcaster TVK24 did a feature story on Jewish Journal editor Rob Eshman's garden and cooking for the Sukkot holiday.
Citizens commission will be asked to “conduct a review of the nature, depth and cause of the problem of inappropriate deputy use of force in the jails, and to recommend corrective action as necessary.”
President Obama will be the featured guest at a second Hancock Park-area fundraiser on Oct. 24, this one at the home of producer James Lassiter.
After some delays, the 340-ton boulder destined to be part of an exhibit at LACMA is now scheduled to leave the Riverside area quarry on Oct. 25. Wait until you see the route map.
Lorraine Ali is the new pop music editor for the Los Angeles Times, where she began writing for the longtime pop music editor Robert Hilburn.
The New York Times finds some skepticism about the arts festival.
It was on this day in 1913 that the pop-up town of Van Nuys — located at the intersection of a vast former wheat field turned dustbowl and a sandy seasonal flood wash — got a newspaper.
Live Talks Los Angeles is offering LA Observed readers tickets to see NBA legend Jerry West talking about his life (and new autobiography) with producer and author Peter Guber.
In a piece titled My Store Just Died, Jeffrey Miller writes at Zócalo Public Square about being manager of "the last great independent video rental store in the city of Los Angeles."
When President Obama returns to Los Angeles Oct. 24, the Futuro Fund event will be held at the Hancock Park area home of actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas.
Margaret Tante Burk, a publicist and businesswoman here, co-founded Round Table West with Marylin Hudson at the Ambassador Hotel in 1977. The forum for authors grew into one of the...
Worst mass killing in OC history, new sheriff abuse report, feds to target media in pot war, Art Walk tonight and KCSN gets rock star support.
October 12, 2011
Shot at Cognoscenti Coffee at Proof Bakery in Atwater, apparently.
Coming up on 4 p.m. on October 12, the LA Observed weather center reports a Downtown temperature of 99 degrees. 97 in the Valley, 88 along the KOST (sorry, couldn't...
The feds today talked about Christopher Chaney, a 35-year-old in Jacksonville, Florida who is accused of using his home computer to crack into the email accounts and mobile phones of celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera.
Hey, the little Twitter counter thingie says LA Observed is about to go over 10,000 followers. Who will push us over?
As of 1:43 p.m., Blackberries in L.A. are texting and beeping again. But it was tense there for awhile.
California Watch says federal prosecutors are preparing to target newspapers, radio stations and other media outlets that advertise medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.
Bust in Hollywood cellphone hacking, Jerry Brown and labor, L.A. County is hiring, woman defends LAFD over naked pictures and we now know the schedule for Farmers Field environmental review.
The landmarked United Artists Theater at the south end of Downtown's Broadway movie palace district has been sold to Greenfield Partners, a national hotel developer and real estate investment company.
Lisa Napoli, the public radio veteran who stepped out of the rat race a few years back to live in Bhutan, recently began hosting All Things Considered every afternoon on KCRW. That made her a cross-town commuter.
October 11, 2011
That recent Rand study finding that crime went up after the city cracked down on marijuana dispensaries is going back for more work.
Tonight on KCRW's "Which Way, L.A.?," Sheriff Baca said maybe deputies shouldn't start their careers with years of jail duty.
Alexander Hugh, the Koreatown developer nabbed for illegally contributing reelect Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2009, was fined $183,750 by the city's Ethics Commission this morning.
Jerry Brown's unpredictability, sheriff's culture, the L.A. River, the Boston Globe and Whitey Bulger and more.
October 10, 2011
The line of California nerd-dom remains unbroken from Howard Hughes and hotrodders to Steve Jobs and the aerospace engineers who made surfing culture possible.
UC Berkeley researchers looked at the the after effects of the state moving hybrid drivers out of diamond lanes as of July 1 — and on Bay Area freeways, the impact was significant.
USC professor and Asymptotia blogger Cllifford V. Johnson rode from Heliotrope and Melrose, the western end of Sunday's CicLAvia route, to the eastern end at Hollenbeck Park.
Columbus Day closures, plus Gov. Jerry Brown bans open carry of handguns and more, why Sheriff Baca should not step down, more local candidates file and more.
KCRW taped another installment of its online-only web cultural series, UpClose, on Sunday in the top-floor screening room at Soho House in West Hollywood.
In Sunday's New York Times, it was hard to miss the bylines that were once among the top-billed names at the Los Angeles Times — plus an ad for Jim Newton's book on Eisenhower.
October 9, 2011
A roundup from the news and the email in-box.
Live Talks Los Angeles has Tuesday night tickets for LA Observed readers.
October 8, 2011
Here's a quick guide to Sunday's closure of ten miles of streets around Los Angeles.
This time the water polo team has broken a nine-year winless streak.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued a statement praising Gov. Brown for signing the law that lets California high school grads who are undocumented apply for college financial aid.
Clippers fans get a treat in the Body Issue of ESPN the Magazine: Blake Griffin nude, along with more than a dozen other sculpted athletes, including snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler at the Chateau Marmont.
James Rainey visits the less appealing side of Steve Jobs, plus biographer Walter Isaacson on the late Apple co-founder.
President Obama will be jetting back into Los Angeles this month for a political fundraiser aimed this time at Latinos.
The Los Angeles Kings opened their regular season a long ways from L.A., with games Friday in Stockholm (they beat the New York Rangers) and today in Berlin (they lost...
Gov. Jerrry Brown has been busy disposing of the bills sent to his desk by the Legislature.
Only about 12 of the 275 union workers who were laid off when the Hotel Bel-Air closed for renovations two years ago have been rehired
The last owner of an NFL team in Los Angeles died this morning at home in Oakland.
October 7, 2011
Leymah Gbowee, one of the three African women to win the Nobel Peace Prize today, co-authored her memoir last month with L.A. writer Carol Mithers.
Requiring drivers to slow to 15 miles an hour while passing a bicyclist closer than three feet is not going to fly.
Sheriff Lee Baca should step down, "at least temporarily," Times columnist Steve Lopez says in a column.
I invite you to check out Mark Lacter's Friday morning headlines at LA Biz Observed.
October 6, 2011
Forget that stuff about only low-level offenders being part of the state's transfer of cases back to Los Angeles County.
Another turn in the stories of alleged abuse by sheriff's deputies assigned to the Los Angeles County jails.
Tony Ortega, the editor of the Village Voice, is speaking today at his alma mater, Cal State Fullerton
Prince Frederic von Anhalt, better known to the world (if at all) as Mr. Zsa Zsa Gabor, puts up a billboard on Sunset Strip.
Steve Greenberg on Steve Jobs.
Lawsuits by LAPD officers piling up, City Hall and Occupy L.A., Michael Ovitz, Hank Williams Jr., Gregg Miller, Ed Ruscha and drinks with Mexico's consul general in L.A.
October 5, 2011
On life and death, among other topics.
Steve Jobs died today in Palo Alto of complications from pancreatic cancer.
Here are the new top sellers for the week at Southern California independent bookstores.
A new study from the Center for Health Reporting at USC says flatly that when the Big One hits Southern California, "hospitals won't be ready."
In her last story before leaving the Daily Journal for Warren Olney's team at KCRW, staff writer Anna Scott details lucrative outside consulting by Michael Gennaco's county-funded Office of Independent Review.
The former Lakers star and general manager admits in a profile at Grantland that he's still uncomfortable with his fame. Maybe more now, at age 73 and apparently taking stock of his life.
Rainy day short stack of headlines and links.
October 4, 2011
Before there was Google Maps — and still today, if an Angeleno really wants to know where something is located — there was the Thomas Bros. street atlas, aka the Thomas Guide.
The Board of Supervisors has the votes to dump Don Blevins as head of the county's troubled Probation Department, but Celeste Fremon says it appears he will get the chance to resign.
The historic landmark former May Company department store at Wilshire and Fairfax could become the major movie museum that L.A. lacks under a memo of understanding agreed to tonight between the boards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
We didn't exactly answer the question of who rules California, but last night's Zócalo panel at the Museum of Contemporary Art did get into some interesting insights about the state and its cultural touchstones.
Warning Obama about Solyndra, warning victims about clemency, Villaraigosa wrong on prisoners, new book from Jim Newton, Red Line turnstiles and remembering Gregg Miller and Amy Pressman.
Q: Did you really take batting practice naked when you were with the Astros?
At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Starbucks and the Los Angeles Urban League are announcing a new partnership. Guess where.
October 3, 2011
Old police cars and other emergency vehicles, many from TV shows and movies, will be on parade Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m.
On Monday, the Register's general manager, Michael E. Henry, was named interim publisher.
This week's Monday commentary on KCRW: the man whose children rescued him from his crashed car off a mountain road, and the man who wasn't as fortunate.
The Dodgers finally announced their deal to move games to Fox Sports station 570 next season and to enter into an "integrated marketing and broadcasting agreement" with Clear Channel Communications.
Linda Immediato, the editor-in-chief at Pasadena magazine and former deputy at Angeleno, is moving over to Los Angeles as senior editor.
Mother Jones has a story questioning statements about bisphenol A, or BPA, by leading breast cancer fundraiser Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The suit on behalf of plastics manufacturer Hilex-Poly relies on the state's Proposition 26, which says fees levied on Californians should only cover the cost of a service.
Brian Alexik goes free, Kinde Durkee's lifestyle, Baca listens in the jail, Jerry Brown and running again, plus more HuffPost announcements and a local media death. And: is Henry's Tacos worthy of historic status?
Tonight at MOCA, I'm on a panel where the question is posed by Zócalo Public Square and the USC-Huntington Institute on California and the West.
The new library at San Vicente and Melrose was dedicated with a big celebration on Saturday, leading into Sunday's West Hollywood Book Fair. The WeHo city council will meet from...
October 2, 2011
See the Eames living room, furniture by Neutra and Schindler, Dick Van Dyke's Studebaker Avanti and more.
The LAPD says the officers were working undercover near Vermont Avenue and Leeward about 9:15 p.m. when they saw a gang-related shooting and intervened.
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