Editor's note

Great news for the 4th of July: Al Martinez is back

Thumbnail image for al-martinez-photo.jpgFor the first time since January 31, LA Observed columnist Al Martinez has been able to do what he enjoys best. Writing. Tonight Al posted a new blog entry at Native Intelligence since an illness and hospital stay put him on the sidelines. His column reports on a new person in his life.

"Mahlita was one of a small army of home care workers sent to look after my needs following three months of hospitalization for pneumonia, congestive heart failure and a few other less terrifying physical problems," Martinez says. "I was a mess, but I lived. Barely."

More at Native Intelligence. It's great to have Al back. You can wish him well on our Facebook page.

More by Kevin Roderick:
LA Observed Notes: Let's call it a year
Tyrus Wong, legendary Disney artist, was 106
Read the LA Times response to Los Angeles Magazine's piece
Video: Guy hikes Griffith Park to Pt. Mugu in 69 hours
Norms Pico has definitely closed
Recent Editor's note stories on LA Observed:
Why, does something look different?
Al Martinez remembered by his wife
LA Observed at the Festival of Books this weekend
Site having technical difficulties - stay tuned
Huntington curator on 'The Bard of LA'
Monday news and notes: The back from hiatus edition
Print relic
A view from the road

LA Observed on Twitter