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.
Spring Street streetscape
food-for-dogs.jpgFirst Whole Foods arrives downtown. Now health food for dogs.
Rain Room
rain-room-iris.jpgMuch-anticipated installation at LACMA requires timed tickets. A peek inside.
Lines of miscommunication
now:under:no.jpgOnly in LA: Steve Harvey's latest column.
mannequin-heads-jg.jpgLast chances on La Brea Avenue. Photo by Judy Graeme. See bigger
Future of Cities
foc-cocktails.jpgAbout 500 people turned out for new group's first LA leadership summit.
Fishing the pier
sm-pier-fishing.jpgSanta Monica Pier.
Chuck Berry and the Stones
rollingstones-hagg.jpgOne rocking Saturday night in the KHJ-TV studios in 1965. Video and backstory
Dorothea Lange's LA photos
dorothea-lange-la-mexican-quarter.jpgDowntown's "Mexican quarter" in 1936. Images
Father and daughter
garcetti-with-maya.jpgMayor Eric Garcetti and his daughter, Maya, at Gary Leonard's gallery.
Republicans for Voldemort
republicans-voldemort-vdt.jpgSpotted near the Malibu civic center. Veronique de Turenne
Visiting mom at Clifton's
cliftons-workers-rr.jpg Visiting mom's ashes, that is.
Neutra and Schindler
neutra-schindler-ucsb.jpgPlay imagines what happened after the estranged architects were reunited in a 1953 hospital room. Karen Wada
'Good morning, people!'
grace-slick-woodstock-dark.jpgGrace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane at Woodstock. Turn it up.
For your consideration
bessie-still.jpgTwo costume designers who should have received Emmy nominations in our blogger's judgment.
gayley-terrace-ww.jpg Gayley Terrace in Westwood Village.
ice-cream-man-pdr.jpg By the bike path in Playa del Rey.
The edge
ocean-vdt.jpg The view at the edge of the continent. Veronique de Turenne
LA's newest mountain lions
p-43-kitten.jpgKittens P-43 and P-44 caught and tagged.
LA's lizard season
baby-lizard-nhmla.jpgBaby lizards are all around in August. Story
Studying LA coyotes
coyote-dtla-nps.jpgWhere two Central LA coyotes go. Map
Secretary by day
Jenelle-Hamilton-sumo.jpgSumo fighter by night. Story
DTLA in the rain
rain-6th-street.jpgWhen rain is this rare, we run photos.