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Observations on Los Angeles and beyond by LA Observed authors and occasional guests
Mayor Eric Garcetti with George Lucas and Mellody Hobson.
You've heard of the old gimmick of beginning an ad (or an article) with the word "SEX" followed by the words "Now that I've got your attention..."
Jon Regardie's final column for the LA Downtown News if he had been allowed to run it.
When the candidates come to town, Gary is there.
Civic officials and USC unveiled the newly remodeled Memorial Coliseum.
Ellen Alperstein: After six years and two trials, the jury delivers a jaw-dropping verdict in former sports columnist T.J. Simers' lawsuit against the Los Angeles Times.
Journalist Ivor Davis' new book, "Manson Exposed: A Reporter's 50-Year Journey into Madness and Murder," details his observations of the era that began with the August 1969 slaughter at the home of actress Sharon Tate.
Vin Scully and Mayor Eric Garcetti helped the Dodgers unveil the logo for next year's All-Star game to be held in Los Angeles.
I've recently seen four productions around LA that succeed as great American adventure stories.
Donna Perlmutter: It was balletic and beyond. Bodies speaking with eloquence. All of it gorgeous.
Gary brought his portrait out of the archives after Morrison died last week.
Gary was there.
The old police headquarters, denuded.
Women's voices dominate Center Theatre Group's June offerings -- but with a twist.
Marking his 101st birthday at Evergreen Memorial Park.
The former Los Angeles City Council member and state legislator returns to the LA school board.
Ron Rapoport: Betty would have turned 100 Wednesday and I plan to celebrate by watching "On The Town" with some of her friends at Theatre West in the Valley.
Molly Selvin: Of course, my regret is about me too, whether my neighbors will offer a bit of help when my husband or I need it.
A ballet movie, an opera and lots more going on around town.
High-rise construction at 4th Street and Broadway in the heart of downtown.
Vi Thuc Ha, librarian at Central Library.
After several years and 21 dead animals, the city of La Quinta finally agreed to erect a barrier to keep bighorn sheep off the golf courses and away from human danger.
They honored the late mayor with a plaque at the Coliseum.
The LAT's home-turf focus hasn't filtered down to its coverage of the topic that professionally interests me the most -- Southern California's vast and lively theater scene.
"Friends with Guns" at the Road Theater in North Hollywood may challenge some of your core beliefs.
Gary photographs activist Chuck Levin and City Councilman Paul Koretz in Chinatown
Our world can seem more simplistic and superficial, but not if you seek refuge in the right places.
Artists Ed Ruscha and Kent Twitchell in front of the latter's mural of the former in the Arts District downtown.
One of the last 150-year-old Moreton Bay fig trees in the Old Plaza downtown fell after the rains this winter.
I'd like to propose a challenge to Center Theatre Group as it begins to consider which productions might make up the 2020 Block Party.
Ellen Alperstein: A tiny group of hard-hitting unknowns help the top tennis players in the world sharpen their game at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Their compensation? A sandwich and a pat on the back.
Big turnout for the groundbreaking at the new high-rise project across Grand Avenue from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
KCET control roomA peek inside the TV station's Burbank studios.
Whitt's Wood YardElon Musk wants to drill here at Pico and Sepulveda.
BCAMThe Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA.
Mountain lion familyFrom Robert Martinez's trail cam in the San Gabriels.
Streetscape: WestwoodWestwood Boulevard looking north and a little bit skyward.
Sign from LA's pastSign from an old Love's BBQ restaurant at the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth.
Visiting her old ballet costumesMelissa Barak at LACMA Chagall exhibit with the artist's memorable designs.
Engine Co. 17Inside the long-closed Arts District fire station on Santa Fe Avenue.
Barnsdall ParkUnder the trees.
Inside Hollyhock HousePhoto taking was allowed for one weekend. So we did.
June 6, 1968The body of Robert F. Kennedy leaves Good Samaritan hospital. More pics
Palm weeds of Santa SusanaOak trees, sandstone ridges and fan palms? Ugh. More