A month before shooting her famous migrant mother, Lange documented the "Mexican quarter" before it was razed for downtown's Union Station.
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The web operation is still looking for the right LA headquarters, but for now BuzzFeed Motion Pictures is moving to Siren Studios.
Report is that LA's richest person is "seriously considering" a bid but has not contacted Tribune. Not that the Times is even for sale.
Andy Bales caught the trifecta of Skid Row infections — E. coli, strep and staph — and now uses a wheelchair. "Conditions on Skid Row are worse than they have ever been…"
The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles, should be required reading for people who consider themselves leaders in Los Angeles.
"This is as good as it gets," says real estate broker Jeff Hyland: 157 acres on the ridge line above Beverly Hills.
For some, "the area can be a way station to a better place. For others, it’s a place where survival means community, drugs, and a regular spot on the street."
The blogger at Here in Van Nuys visited with some of the homeless parked in 15 vans, campers and RVs at North Hollywood Park.
The City Council says OK but there are some official hurdles still to jump.
Reports are that Ontario will reimburse LA for its investment at the airport and settle a lawsuit alleging poor management.
Los Angeles is getting credit for trying to fix the technology side of the old-fashioned and embarrassing way that the U.S. conducts elections.
Los Angeles is becoming a metropolis of the developing world, the New York Times columnist argues.
On the eve of his second anniversary in office, the mayor faces a test on the homeless issue. He changed his tune last night on Warren Olney's show.
Stanley is shifting to a newly created beat that will be part of the NYT's gathering coverage of income inequality in the U.S.
"We know a lot about the 25 million people who visit BuzzFeed News each month," says the site. "We know young people are into news."
He bought MGM three times, owned Las Vegas hotels and at times was the richest man in Los Angeles.
Henry Weinstein is traveling in Vietnam and ran into the one LA media person you might hope to see in Hanoi.
One of Hollywood's most visible landmarks is the site of a proposed mega-project.
Take that, haters. Alba really is more than a pretty face and the Internet's favorite bikini body.
Looks as if the Hyperloop engineers have made themselves at home in the Arts District.
Units that are really just vacation rental businesses will no longer be allowed to take in paying guests unless the resident is there too.
The Survey Monkey chief executive who reportedly died outside the U.S. while on vacation with his wife -- no details have been released -- was a pioneer in bringing digital music to the Internet.
Désirée van Hoek says people ask why "a relatively wealthy, white girl from Amsterdam" spends her summers in LA taking photos of the poor and homeless.
Sunday on Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles. Also: the sidewalk outside downtown's venerable California Club.
"Business, much like life, is not a movie and not everyone gets to have a story book ending," founder Om Malik posted.
Simon donated his fortune from "The Simpsons" to children, animals and other causes.
A year ago friends were saying the former mayor had no assets and was living in an apartment. Now he buys in the Hollywood Hills.
Chief Beck opens the investigation by saying Sunday's police killing downtown appears justified, while Skid Row residents are upset.
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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For your considerationTwo costume designers who should have received Emmy nominations in our blogger's judgment.
StreetscapeGayley Terrace in Westwood Village.
BeachscapeBy the bike path in Playa del Rey.
The edgeThe view at the edge of the continent. Veronique de Turenne
LA's newest mountain lionsKittens P-43 and P-44 caught and tagged.
LA's lizard seasonBaby lizards are all around in August. Story
Studying LA coyotesWhere two Central LA coyotes go. Map
Secretary by daySumo fighter by night. Story
DTLA in the rainWhen rain is this rare, we run photos.
LaBonge signs offTom LaBonge's final moments at the City Council horseshoe (with Gary Leonard in the background.) Photo: Branimir Kvartuc.
Rare frogs survivingCalifornia red-legged frogs are thriving in the Santa Monicas again.
National and SepulvedaWestside newsstand keeps on selling magazines. In print.
Reverse springMay was cooler than March in LA. Weather
Earthquake end timesSeismologist Lucy Jones endures 'San Andreas' so you won't have to. Her tweets
Hyperloop hoopHyperloop Technologies looks right at home in the Arts District. More and bigger
Grave number oneAbner Prather was the first veteran buried at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. Backstory
Egg slutstersGrand Central Market's hottest counter. Bigger
Streetscape: Hollywood HillsWe assume the Elvis suits are long gone.
'Mad Men' at the AceMatthew Weiner and the cast screen the 'Mad Men' finale. Iris Schneider photos
Streetscape | Tujunga AvenueTujunga Avenue in Studio City.
Chatsworth Lake ManorOld Checker labeled "Sheriff Monroe County" at the northwest edge of the Valley.