I don't understand why Blythe Danner's words were chosen to receive the spotlight in a full-page LA Times ad about Actors' Equity and minimum wage.
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How Coachella Valley's wind farms flip nature's switch. A side trip into eco-technology.
A three-judge appeals panel wastes no time in siding with Lisker on a key legal point in his lawsuit against two LAPD detectives.
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"When ideas are seen as dangerous, some people think the best thing to do is to kill them," Jerry Schubel, president of the Aquarium of the Pacific, recently told a group of reporters. "We want to keep them in play."
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Koudelka brought us into the Soviet invasion on the streets of Prague in 1968 by smuggling out his film. In a gripping show of his black and white images, we are thrown back into those days.
Zachter follows up 'Dough' with a biography of the Dodgers' 'Boy of Summer' -- 'a mensch who is unknown to most people under forty.'
LA's theatrical landscape would still offer plenty of options for dedicated theatergoers, even without Equity's 99-seat plan.
The Da Camera Society's mission is to promote and enhance chamber music. Doheny Mansion "is the perfect setting to play this music."
The LA Philharmonic and LA Opera are going head to head with major contemporary works at the same time.
Will we look back on late 20th century LA--often thought of as the worst of times with the city's sprawling conquest of nature--as paradoxically the best of times when a style of architecture briefly prevailed that invited the outside in, and the inside out?
Take one chamber orchestra with innovative composer, add dollops of noise to melody, mix well and serve to the patrons who subsidized it.
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Johnson won the batting title with the Angels in 1970, but baseball did not know how to handle his mental illness.
A new film is raising funds on Kickstarter to document the story of the Compton Cowboys, black cowboys who have been a South LA tradition since the 19th Century.
Steve Harvey's signs from all over. Check it out.
It's still shocking to see that for some environmentalists, a love of other living beings goes hand in hand with a hatred for their fellow human beings.
With the Lakers winding down a lost season, Phil Wallace offers five ways that the team can get back on track.
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Hermosa Beach residents have 10 more days to contemplate the future of their beach town and the Santa Monica Bay. Whatever they decide it may feel like déjà vu all over again. The question is which version of the past do they want to see come back?
Shirley also reviews "Cineastas," which closes Saturday at REDCAT downtown.
Homeless camp on PicoSidewalk encampment on Pico Boulevard in West LA. Photos
Of tsunamis and earthquakesIn one part of Japan, time has stood still since the 2011 tsunami. Story and video
Music at Doheny MansionIris Schneider takes in some chamber music with the Da Camera Society. More
The name fits in SawtelleSawtelle Japantown is LA's newest blue-sign neighborhood. Kevin Roderick
Giant coreopsis bloomThat time again at Point Dume headlands. Here in Malibu
Villaraigosa's new cribFormer mayor buys a $2.5 million contemporary in Beachwood Canyon.
Streetscape | Pico BoulevardMan and his skeleton riding tandem in Santa Monica. Photo: Sean Roderick
Desertscape | Mojave boxcarBoxcar on siding, Mojave Air and Space Port.
Streetscape | Colby AvenueQuonset hut on the Westside. You'll never guess the address.
Streetscape | Sunset BoulevardSilver Lake near Sunset Junction.
6th Street bridge designRenderings for the the 6th Street Viaduct and an NFL stadium for Carson. Inside
Last Remaining SeatsEd Fuentes' advice on what to wear and where to eat.
Broad museumIris Schneider takes the tour of the art museum coming to Bunker Hill. Photos
Maestra CanellakisKarina Canellakis and more reviewed. Native Intelligence
Hollyhock House reopensIris Schneider's photos from the reopened Barnsdall Park landmark. Native Intelligence
Al Martinez rememberedBill Boyarsky and Steve Lopez spoke at a memorial gathering at Bergamot Station. Photo: Iris Schneider.
Streetscape | BroadwayBridal and quinceañera dresses in DTLA. Photo: Iris Schneider.
Razed but not forgottenThe former Village Books has been torn down to remake Pacific Palisades. More
Night on BroadwayMovie palaces were packed on open house night. Photos by Iris Schneider
TV news oopsDoes Rich Fields seem perplexed by KCAL's spelling of precipitation?
No more Mr. Disguise guyJonathan Gold drops his anonymity as documentary screens at Sundance. More