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.
Streetscape: East LA
la-luz-del-mundo.jpg Iglesia La Luz del Mundo, East 1st Street.
Sign from LA's past
loves-bbq-valley-relics.jpg Sign from an old Love's BBQ restaurant at the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth.
Visiting her old ballet costumes
melissa-barak-cost-iris.jpg Melissa Barak at LACMA Chagall exhibit with the artist's memorable designs.
Engine Co. 17
engine-co-17-side.jpg Inside the long-closed Arts District fire station on Santa Fe Avenue.
Wilshire Grand Center lobby
wilshire-grand-lobby-wall.jpg Visitors check out the wall-mounted sculpture by artist Do Ho Suh.
Barnsdall Park
barnsdall-park-trees.jpg Under the trees.
Inside Hollyhock House
hollyhock-columns.jpgPhoto taking was allowed for one weekend. So we did.
Streetscape: Lincoln Heights
el-milagro-market.jpgProductos Mexicanos at El Milagro Market on Avenue 18.
June 6, 1968
rfk-hearse-wide-lapl.jpgThe body of Robert F. Kennedy leaves Good Samaritan hospital. More pics
Streetscape: DTLA
spring-street-bike-lane.jpgSpring Street bike lane.
Palm weeds of Santa Susana
santa-susana-palm-weeds.jpgOak trees, sandstone ridges and fan palms? Ugh. More
Streetscape: West LA
405-at-smblvd.jpg405 North at Santa Monica Boulevard.
Hills turning brown
grman1.jpgThe hills above Gorman.
Arcana Books
arcana-books.jpgIn the Helms Bakery complex in Culver City.
Streetscape: Melvil Street
melvil-street.jpgWall on Industry Cafe and Jazz in Culver City. Bigger
No casting (or emial)
not-casting-spnb.jpgFormer Security-First bank on Wilshire near LaBrea.
Streetscape
ciclavia-mar-vista.jpgCicLAvia at Venice and Centinela in Mar Vista.
Still life
bike-slipper-vdt.jpgSpotted in Solstice Canyon. Must be a story there.
Streetscape: Myers St.
tracks-boyle-heights.jpgRailroad siding beside the river in Boyle Heights, looking downstream toward the 4th Street bridge. Bigger.
Streetscape: West 2nd St.
broad-line-sunday.jpg A weekend line outside the Broad Contemporary Art Museum.
Chinatown queue
hwlngraslne.jpgThe line on a Sunday at Far East Plaza for Howling Ray's chicken.
First raptor of 2017
malibu-raptor-vdk.jpgVeronique de Turenne at her Here in Malibu blog.
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