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.
Giant floating ducky
duck-tall-ships-meg.jpgThe big rubber duck was the most photographed thing about the tall ships festival recently held in San Pedro. Photo: Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Ridiculous palm weeds
palm-weed-family.jpgIt's almost as if the three fan palm young 'uns have come to visit the palm tree zoo. Or a jailed parent. Bigger
City of LA historical photos
lachs-baldwin-hills.jpgMen on a storm drain project near the Baldwin Hills in the Depression. More images from newly digitized collection
La chambre photographique
la-chambre-sb-600.jpgSanta Barbara. Click to enlarge.
Dancers audition
barak-audition.jpgTryouts for LA's Barak Ballet. Photo by Judy Graeme
Weird Pacific summer
Velellas-htb.jpgCool, strange jellies are washing up on on LA beaches. Fauna
Take our picture Gary Leonard
gary-crowd-at-lapl.jpg Gary Leonard photo of the audience at his Central Library conversation with Kevin Roderick. Bigger
Curator's guide to Huntington
Learn about the redone gallery of American art. Native Intelligence
Voices of LA
voices-of-la-iris.jpgKamau DaƔood recites poetry backed by a klezmer jazz ensemble at Breed Street Shul. Iris Schneider
Scythed chariot
Second Street, Santa Monica Place3 8-14 - Copy.JPGSpotted in Santa Monica by Ellen Alperstein. More
Streetscape | Sawtelle
street-art-sawtelle-pregnan.jpg No pressure. LAO photo.
Fans at KCON
kpop-emoting.jpg Fans swoon at LA's big Korean music festival. More photos by Iris Schneider
La Crescenta
lion-sign-lacrescenta.jpg What else is there to say? The sign is true.
Engine Co. 39
lafd-engine-39-diag.jpgWe like this old fire station in Van Nuys. Pics and backstory.
Sylmar ranchette
rancho-temblor-sylmar.jpgSylmar ranch still evokes the disaster of 1971.
Awesome video over downtown
quadcopter-dtla-easterncol.jpgEvery familiar building, landmark, roofline and mural, photographed via quadcopter by Ian Wood. Watch
Under the 405
under-405-parthenia.jpgHomeless' belongings parked in the shade under the freeway on Parthenia Street in North Hills. LA Observed photo
Industrial palms
palm-street-calvert-vn.jpgCalvert Street in Van Nuys.
Sign of the print apocalypse?
newsbox-apocalypse.jpgNews boxes on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana. Bigger
Mazursky's table at Farmers Market
mazursky-table.jpgLots and lots of dick jokes. Watch
New girl in town
janie-taylor-sitting-iris.jpgJanie Taylor retired as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet this year and moved to Los Angeles. Native Intelligence
Route 66 at the Autry
rte-66-Dixon.jpgThe story of Route 66 could not be more mixed in with the story of Los Angeles. Some highlights
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