The veteran A Noise Within actor talks with LA Observed about the joys and perils of performing in two plays at once, her favorite leading men and what happens when you start a show while sitting on a toilet.
Al Martinez on Everything Else
Martinez riffs on dogs, shifting family tenants in his house and why bible sellers are always in jeopardy at his front door.
I can't report that everything on the Encuentro stages is wonderful, but from now through November 10 there is certainly a lot more to choose from than there has been at LATC in recent years. Isn't it about time that LA got a concentrated dose of Latino theater?
He wondered if they were already bumping nasties.
Sex, lies and a little off the side at the Sit Still Salon
Robert Martinez's camera above Glendora captures family of cougars in the daylight — followed by a night visitor.
Mexican cartel kills anonymous woman tweeter. Ben Bradlee dies. A food editor returns to LA Times. Kuehl and Shriver don't like each other. Yosemite proposes $30 admission per car. Plus tweets of the day and more.
Two leading civil rights activists applaud the prosecution, saying that allegations of racial profiling are not "toys" to be tossed out lightly to cover up misdeeds.
Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver gave sharp and articulate performances in last Friday night’s debate, showing clear differences between the candidates for the Third District supervisorial seat.
Part two of the Times will go back to being the California section starting tomorrow. It's part of focusing on local news, says publisher Austin Beutner: "LATExtra only means something to those who work in the printing plant."
Swiveling front door at the Al Struckus House in Woodland Hills. More photos
Fauna observedGreat horned owl perched in a yucca. Veronique de Turenne
Australian Ballet and more
The Australian Ballet's recent visit reviewed, plus Mahler's Fifth by Dudamel and the LA Phil. Donna Perlmutter
Al Satterwhite's photos of Muhammad AliDavid Davis talks with the photographer about shooting a key chapter in Ali's career and a Kickstarter campaign to put out a book. Interview
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More locations and the surf report on the LA Observed weather page
Garden envyVeronique de Turenne has a case. Here in Malibu