The New York Times data team used Facebook data to map the baseball team preferences of the country, focusing on those borders between fans loyal to one team or another. Kind of fascinating, despite the lame name.
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.
Read the memo
The latest staff writer to jump ship at the Los Angeles Times is Metro projects reporter Jessica Garrison. Read the farewell memo inside.
In honor of BritWeek, a festival of all things UK in LA, Native Intelligence interviews British residents of Los Angeles. Today, author and musician, Anthony Russell, discusses his memoir Outrageous Fortune and his favorite L.A. spots.
Read the memo
Former national correspondent will double the allotment of Times staff to the Valley. Wonder if this move is Register related? Meanwhile, in Orange County the Register partners with a local startup newsroom.
A portion of the "Mother Ditch" that supplied the pueblo of Los Angeles, later encased in brick, has been uncovered and will be removed.
LAO on KCRW
Today on the weekly KCRW segment they asked me to talk about John Muir. Can do!
Christensen and Gold
The county supervisor caps an impressive supervisorial career as a steward of the Santa Monicas with a new land use plan approved by the California Coastal Commission that will protect the land, wildlife, and aquatic resources of the range's coastal zone for decades to come.
Sometimes, roadside attractions render the journey the destination
It might seem inconceivable that a spoiler is possible for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at The Broad Stage. Also "Rest" at SCR.
Here in Malibu
A pair of coyotes in the Santa Monica mountains this morning, looking for water, or maybe just looking around.
Myers' Clinton ties could be a factor if Hillary Clinton runs for president. Before she became the first female press secretary at the White House, Myers worked in LA City Hall.
Remember those stunning photos of P-22 in National Geographic? "He doesn't look like that anymore," National Park Service researcher Seth Riley says now.
Streetscape: Easter SundayCatedral de la fe on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. LA Observed photo.
Downtown LA from the air, 1955 vs 2014Nathan Masters makes the visual comparison at Gizmodo's Southland blog.
"Floyd Collins" at La MiradaOne of the best midsize venues to watch professional theater in LA County is on the stage of La Mirada Theatre, says Don Shirley. Native Intelligence
On the ballet legend Tanaquil Le ClercqMelissa Barak, the founder and artistic director of The Barak Ballet in Los Angeles, visits LA Observed to write about what she learned from the story of Le Clercq. Native Intelligence
In case you missed it
More locations and the surf report on the LA Observed weather page
Streetscape: High clouds over LAPDHard to take a picture in this town without getting a palm tree. Bigger
Van Nuys churchCentral Lutheran Church surrounded by palm trees. View bigger
Desert dinosaursThis family faces Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Ellen Alperstein observes from the desert: Native Intelligence
Bowl butts get cedar seatsNew benches go in at Hollywood Bowl. Read
Streetscape: Van Nuys alleyThe view from the alley behind Van Nuys Boulevard. LA Observed: see bigger
National parks through an old lensIris Schneider admires photographer Abelardo Morell's fresh view of camera obscura. This is Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser exposed on the ground. More
'Cry, Trojans'Scott Shepherd and Kate Valk as lovers Troilus and Cressida. Iris Schneider
Misty Copeland has her sayMisty Copeland rose from a vagabond life in San Pedro to become the first black female soloist with the American Ballet Theater in 20 years. She talks with Judy Graeme. Native Intelligence