More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
Recent Sierra stories on LA Observed:
Chinese dust brings better snow to the Sierra
Jill Kinmont Boothe, L.A.-born ski racer and teacher was 75*
Yosemite time lapse
Also: Mono Lake tufa to stay open
Sustained winds at Mammoth: 150+ miles an hour

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