Native Intelligence archive
for May 2009

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The future was then

So what do we do now?

Lakers Advance to the NBA Finals

The Lakers defeat the Nuggets and advance to their 30th NBA Finals

Field of weeds

Two years since the Mann National went dark, a vacant lot remains.

The arraignment of Amanda Jo Stott-Smith

This past Saturday morning, at around 1 AM, Amanda Jo Stott-Smith, 31, apparently threw or otherwise caused her two children...

Photography by photo teachers

TrammellwithFlag.jpg When do we ever get to appreciate their work? Now we can — and help public schools too.

An interview with Amy Scattergood, food writer

A Q&A with the former Los Angeles Times Food section staffer.

We remember

And we're grateful.

Memorial Day prayer for Charlie and Buffalo Bill*

With wild horses heading off the American stage, it's time to remember our equine veterans.

Clippers win draft lottery

The fortunes of a beleaguered franchise change dramatically with Blake Griffin likely to wear red and blue.

LA Press Club to honor Huffington

Take me to the kool-aid and pour me a double because the only way I'm going to be able to understand this one is with chemical assistance.

Sports beat 5-17-09

The Lakers outlast the Rockets, the Dodgers are playing OK without Manny, and allegations continue against USC athletics.

Student's eye on the city

gentryrun.jpg Jessie Gentry is fascinated by Los Angeles' grittier history, including murder scenes. Next in the Observing an L.A. Photographer series.

The confessions of Daniel Baum

I was cruising around online last Friday when I came across Dan Baum's narrative of his firing as a staff...

Sports beat 5-11-09

The Lakers look to rebound after an embarrassing loss, more information is revealed on Manny Ramirez, and UC Irvine athletics impresses nationally.

More on Manny

Looking more closely at Manny's explanation, while the Dodgers lose their first game without him...

Manny tests positive *

Manny Ramirez's positive steroid test rocks the baseball establishment, and sends the Dodgers season spiraling to who knows where. (Updated at 2 PM)

Dreaming big: an interview with author BJ Gallagher

An interview with author and former Los Angeles Times manager, BJ Gallagher, about reinvention tactics for media professionals.

Discover design history along La Cienega

The the first annual ELLE DECOR Presents Legends of La Cienega Design Walk, scheduled to start on May 8 and run through May 9th, offers book signings and lectures on L.A.-based decor tastemakers such as Billy Haines, Gerard Colcord, and Tony Duquette.

Return of Sports Beat

The Lakers face a stiff test in the Houston Rockets, while the Dodgers keep racking up wins at home.

On permanent vacation

sfv.jpg What I remember most about that drive, even now, fifty years later, can still take my breath away when the skies are clear. It might not seem that special to anyone these days, but I'm talking about the first time I saw the San Fernando Valley from the top of the pass.
Code 7 in Sherman Oaks
Cde7-shermanaks.jpgHow about a little LA crime history with your meal. Backstory
Neon treasures of LA
mna-derb.jpgThe Museum of Neon Art is thriving in Glendale and that's OK.
la-river-islands-vernon.jpgThe Los Angeles River looking upstream from East 26th Street in the city of Vernon.
Behind the Orpheum
back-of-orpheum-up.jpgThe view from Spring Street in downtown LA.
Mojave mannequins
hiway14-mannequins.jpgA splash of color beside Highway 14 in Mojave.
Parker Center palms
parker-center-palms.jpgIt's hard to take a photo in this town without a palm tree showing up. Bigger
Donald Trump piñatas
trump-pinatas-dtla.jpgTrump is a staple in the piñata district. Larger
Franklin Village
daily-planet-close.jpgThe Daily Planet on Franklin Avenue.
Graduation photo day
csula-grads-lacma.jpgCal State LA graduates pose at Urban Light.
ET-94 comes home
fuel-tank-land-gl.jpgET-94 arrives in LA and Gary Leonard was there.
i-give-a-fck-santafe.jpgSanta Fe Avenue, downtown Arts District.
Face painting
face-painting-cookie.jpgA Sunday afternoon in the downtown piƱata district. Bigger
Rooftop pool
eastern-columbia-pool.jpgDowntown's Eastern Columbia building.
Images of the refugees
father-daughter-reach-lesbos-stoddart.jpgA father celebrates his family's safe landing in Lesbos, Greece.
Mellow DTLA Sunday
hauser-wirth-courtyard.jpgLate afternoon in the courtyard at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel.
Vin Scully's 67th opening day
vin-scully-opener-2016-ocampo.jpgNo words needed.
Outlander hits Beverly Hills
outlander-fans-jg.jpgInside the eye of the storm with Jamie and Claire.
Homework table
verve-homework-table.jpgThe communal table at Verve Coffee Roasters on Spring Street is always packed.
Death Valley gets all flowery
death-valley-flowers-grace.jpgGrace Peng's daughter wonders, is it Death Valley or Spring's Meadows? Native Intelligence
iglesia-aposento-alto-sv.jpgIglesia Aposento Alto. Cantara Street in Sun Valley.
port-berth60-325.jpgPort of Los Angeles.
LA's ghost streets
la-ghost-streets.jpgWriter Geoff Manaugh observes the shapes of blocks, yards and homes that reveal the existence of old streets. More