Media future
injunction-protest-missionandstate.jpg The Knight Foundation will not fund a second year and the foundation behind the investigative news project says "unfortunately...the Mission & State experiment must come to an end."
 
Flora

Talking more about LA's palm trees *

palm-weed-commerce.jpg My Monday segment on KCRW and a collaboration between the LA Review of Books and Flaunt magazine show the ongoing power of the palm in the LA narrative.
 
Newspapers

Go to jail in the old HerEx building

jail-cell-herex.jpg The Herald Examiner building downtown has not been inhabited by real newspaper reporters and editors since 1989. But some of them may feel eerily at home in the jail sets recently added to the array of location sets available for rental.
 
News

News and notes for Monday 7.21.14

new-yorker-illo-note.jpg Hottest six months ever in California. Perez drops recount. Considering California's political cast of cast of septuagenarians and octogenarians. Mayor Hahn now in traffic court. Policing the Metro system. Plus a new New Yorker website, James Garner and more.
 
Christensen and Gold

The LA River: A cabinet of wonders

unfinished1.jpg Natural history museums grew out of the "Wunderkammer"--a device for cultivating wonder in the face of the amazing diversity and weirdness of the world, but also for discovery, of the new, the unknown, of patterns, and laws. The LA River has become a kind of cabinet of wonders for Los Angeles: a site for thinking about and making sense of nature and culture in the city.
 
Sports

Dodgers shouldn't pay a high Price

The Dodgers do need help in the back of their rotation. But giving up a top prospect for an ace like David Price would be a huge mistake.
 
Streetscape

Under the 405 in America's Suburb (photo)

under-405-parthenia.jpg Homeless' belongings parked in the shade under the freeway on Parthenia Street in North Hills, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley.
Al Martinez on Everything Else

Make it hot and sweet, mama

Thumbnail image for al-martinez-photo.jpg Martinez lies abed craving a hot, sweet thing right then and there, but Cinelli who lies next to him can always figure him out and suggests that he might just relax and think of puppies instead.
Health

The making of 'Code Black' at County-USC

code-cbooth550.jpg Zevweb has a nice feature on how the documentary came to tell the story of the emergency room at County-USC Medical Center on the Eastside.
Visiting blogger

Is anyone home at Google? Hello?

citadel-logo-transparent-tag6-web.jpg Yahoo finally changed its incorrect info on his client -- after he tweeted CEO Marissa Mayer -- but Google still lists the wrong name, address and industry. "Google plainly does not care," says our guest blogger.
Sports

Lost Lakers

carlos-boozer.jpg Without a coach or a competitive roster, the Lakers seem to have no vision for the future.

Streetscape: Big Tomy's
big-tomys-sawtelle-pico.jpg Corner of Sawtelle and Pico, near the Sawtelle district in West LA. Click to enlarge. LAO photo
Freeway art
yarnell-sign-210.jpg Under the 210 freeway in Sylmar. Click to enlarge. LAO photo.
Industrial palms
palm-street-calvert-vn.jpgCalvert Street in Van Nuys. Click to see larger. LAO photo.
Sign of the print apocalypse?
newsbox-apocalypse.jpgNews boxes on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana. Bigger
Kimono exhibit at LACMA
kimono-panel.jpg "Kimono for a Modern Age" presents more than 30 of the traditional garments. Curator Sharon S. Takeda walks us through.
Hollywood streetscape
hollywood-lex-iris.jpgIris Schneider finds this corner at Highland and Lexington avenues interesting. Click to see bigger.
DTLA strand
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On a pleasant summer Friday, the fountain in Grand Park becomes a concrete beach. See bigger / Joel Sappell
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