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Mark Lacter and LA Biz Observed
Mark 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.
Stanley Cup at Dodger Stadium
cup-alec-martinez-dodgers.jpgAnother Stanley Cup summer begins with Vin Scully. Pics
Arts District wall
nate-starkman-wall.jpgNate Starkman & Sons. LAO photo.
Streetscape: Sawtelle Boulevard
giant-robot-sawtelle.jpg Roof line of Giant Robot 2 in the Sawtelle district. View bigger
KCRW breaks ground
KCRW-Rendering-Reception.jpgNew Santa Monica studios would free the station from its longtime basement. Story
Oxnard Street
gasoline-storage-no-smoking.jpgNo, really — no smoking at the gasoline storage place in Van Nuys. Please.
Kings take Cup to the beach
kings-cup-on-beach.jpgThe first tweet of the summer from the keeper of the Stanley Cup is a Kings family photo on the beach in South Bay. Bigger
Streetscape: Burbank

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West Magnolia Boulevard. LAO.

Union Station at 75
union-station-construction-acp.jpgPalm trees were planted even before the 1939 opening. Story and photos
Palm Springs heat
palm-springs-design-district.jpgThe desert is hip again. Or maybe it always was. Story
Van Nuys Boulevard, 1972
van-nuys-blvd-mack-girls.jpgClub night cruising photos we haven't seen before. Take a look
Streetscape: Lake Balboa
q-kabob-vanowen.jpgQ Kabob, Vanowen Street. LA Observed photo
LA does too have seasons
jacaranda-close-vdt.jpgSuch as jacaranda blooming season. Veronique de Turenne
Tioga Pass already open
tioga-road-deer.jpgEarliest opening for Sierra route in 26 years. Story
La Placita
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Front door of Nuestra SeƱora Reina de los Angeles on a Saturday morning. LA Observed.
Old newspaper building
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The former home of the Daily News (and the earlier Valley News and Green Sheet) on Sylvan Street in Van Nuys. Bigger
Desert garden
sunnylands-garden-grass-tre.jpgThe gardens at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage. More pics
Streetscape: High clouds over LAPD
highlcouds-lapd-bldg-pal.jpgHard to take a picture in this town without getting a palm tree. Bigger
Van Nuys church
Central Lutheran Church surrounded by palm trees. View bigger
Desert dinosaurs
desert dinos4, Hwy 62 Joshua Tree 3-14.JPG This family faces Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Ellen Alperstein observes from the desert: Native Intelligence
Bowl butts get cedar seats
hwd-bowl-benches-zevweb.jpgNew benches go in at Hollywood Bowl. Read
Streetscape: Van Nuys alley
potter-baail-bonds-alley-vi.jpg The view from the alley behind Van Nuys Boulevard. LA Observed: see bigger
National parks through an old lens
Tent-Camera-Old-Faithful.jpgIris Schneider admires photographer Abelardo Morell's fresh view of camera obscura. This is Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser exposed on the ground. More