Here in Malibu

PCH closed north of Malibu for at least one more month

pch-closed-vdt.jpg It'll be at least until March before anyone other than repair crews get to drive this stretch -- but not to worry, Neptune's Net is still open.

Andrew Sullivan to give up blogging (and get a life)

sully-cartoon-in-dc.png One of the last of the original politics bloggers wants out before he burns out. He also hopes to write a book.
Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 1.48.42 PM.jpg Picture window | Casa Vega
Eater's Classics Week features Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks. Online gallery by Wonho Frank Lee @wonhophoto
Neon sign for Clifton's
cliftons-sign-install-by.jpgRenovations at Clifton's Cafeteria in DTLA went a little public over the weekend. More
No more Mr. Disguise guy
jonathan-gold-truck.jpgJonathan Gold drops his anonymity as documentary screens at Sundance. More
Don Shirley
serrano-ds.jpgTwo musicals opened here last weekend. One lives up to the expression "gotta sing, gotta dance." Don Shirley reviews
Christensen & Gold column
InSapphoWeTrust 15th St Santa Monica2.jpgHow LA and Santa Monica will cut water use by 20 percent in two years. Column
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Columns and blogs
Native Intelligence Veronique de Turenne Bill Boyarsky Christensen and Gold

Shaker spitiruals
shaker-spirituals-iris.jpgFrances McDormand sings at Redcat. Iris Schneider
Streetscape | Stan the man
bench-stan-the-man-balboa.jpgIf he does say so himself. Balboa Boulevard, Granada Hills.
Playa Vista
playa-vista-hangar.jpgThe hangar where Howard Hughes built his Spruce Goose seaplane.
Streetscape | Recession over
crane-2nd-sanpedro.jpgConstruction cranes, like the one in Little Tokyo, are all across downtown LA these days.
Homicide detective retires
sal-labarbera-law-castro.jpgSal LaBarbera might be the LAPD's most prolific tweeter. More
Snowy grapevines
temecula-vineyard-snow.jpgNice photo from Temecula to go with recent cold weather. Inside
Streetscape | Pico-Robertson

sidewalk-art-pico.jpgSidewalk art on Pico Boulevard, attributed to street artist Thrashbird.

Hall of Justice
hall-of-justice-480.jpgSpiffed up to be occupied again. With palm tree.
Harpsichord haven
lao-berak-rucker.jpgCurtis Berak's basement in industrial downtown. Karen Wada