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Deon Joseph, a senior lead officer in the LAPD's Central Area, has had enough. Skid Row, where he has worked for 16 years, has "once again become an outdoor asylum without walls."
The Hot Property blog is back on the A-list at LA Times.com, with a new hire and a newsroom memo to explain it all.
The buyer is reportedly Anthony Gonzalez of the band M83. No sales price has been reported yet.
The New York Times' Fashion and Style section deems it an actual trend and pegs the coverage to Leo DiCaprio buying the old Dinah Shore estate.
The Cheviot Drive home where Ray Bradbury lived and wrote for 50 years has been listed for sale at $1.495 million. It's open on Sunday.
The U-2 was developed and built at Burbank Airport and played a major role in the Cold War. CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers, shot down over the USSR in 1960 and swapped for a KGB spy, later died flying the KNBC news chopper.
Here's as sure a sign as any about the extent of the California snowfall drought.
The only question is how bad. A Texas newspaper says many of the jobs appear headed to West Plano, outside Dallas.
Russ Mitchell will guide coverage of Silicon Valley and tech companies, and write for the paper's Tech Now blog.
The site at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard, just west of the Beverly Hilton hotel, would come fully approved for construction of a luxury condo project, says the LA Times.
Sometimes, roadside attractions render the journey the destination
Broad tells Los Angeles Magazine the city needs "better political leadership and better citizen and corporate leadership than it’s had." He also confirms he is still trying to buy the LA Times.
"Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection" is in the view of the judges 2013’s most illuminating and compelling nonfiction book about community and human connectedness.
Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysa announced Monday that analysis of satellite data confirms that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew south over the Indian Ocean after changing course and could...
Kimi Yoshino succeeds Marla Dickerson, who left the Times for the Wall Street Journal.
The prime minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, informed Parliament on Thursday morning that satellite images appear to show debris in the ocean under a likely flight path of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Photographers are noting the abrupt closure today of Calumet's Hollywood store, along with the shutdown of all other American stores in the Chicago-based photo supply chain. An LA photog explains why it matters.
Deluxe has been a major player in the production of movies on film and in digital post-production. But film is fading away.
Chmielewski will join ex-Wall Street Journal tech writers Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at Re/Code.
I cherry pick some of the more interesting rankings from the Los Angeles Business Journal's annual book of lists.
The trouble began when Trader Joe’s allegedly switched suppliers, cutting out Aliso Viejo’s Maxim Marketing in favor of giant ConAgra Foods. Maxim has not gone quietly.
Restructuring Occidental Petroleum will give up its longtime home at the busiest intersection in Los Angeles. “Energy companies feel very welcome in Houston and in Texas,” says the head of the LA Chamber of Commerce.
California mansions are being bought by Chinese families, foreign tycoons and U.S. celebrities as a hedge against currency and stock market disasters or the vicissitudes of politics, Bloomberg Luxury says.
Peter Marx has been vice president of business development at Qualcomm Labs and vice president of the technology and digital studio at Mattel.
Nasty online bullying of women affects many people who you know. When it's aimed at journalists, it seeks to intimidate and silence.
The former NBC 4 reporter will host a monthly show on the economic life of Southern California on PBS SoCal. The first episode airs Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m.
The Miracle Mile office tower formerly named for Variety (and before that for People's Bank) is getting a new top-floor occupant: SBE, the lifestyle and hospitality company headed by Sam Nazarian.
Mark Lacter and LA Biz ObservedMark Lacter created the LA Biz Observed blog in 2006 and posted until his death on Nov. 13, 2013. His 10,000-plus posts are archived here.
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Blue on blue
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Mazursky's table at Farmers MarketLots and lots of dick jokes. Watch
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Route 66 at the AutryThe story of Route 66 could not be more mixed in with the story of Los Angeles. Some highlights
Oral history of The PalominoWillie Nelson and everybody else played at the Lankershim Blvd. club. Story
Stairs behind the OrpheumThe view from behind Broadway's Orpheum Theatre. Bigger
At home with Olivia MunnFast answers to 73 questions from Vogue magazine. Video
Olive trees at BCAMA grove of century-old Northern California olive trees was transplanted on Bunker Hill. Read
Stanley Cup at Dodger StadiumAnother Stanley Cup summer begins with Vin Scully. Pics
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KCRW breaks groundNew Santa Monica studios would free the station from its longtime basement. Story
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Palm Springs heatThe desert is hip again. Or maybe it always was. Story
Van Nuys Boulevard, 1972Club night cruising photos we haven't seen before. Take a look