Native Intelligence archive
for May 2010

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City Ballet of Los Angeles: Behind the scenes

cbla-dancers-group.jpg On a recent morning in a bright, pristine studio near Downtown, dancers with the City Ballet of Los Angeles rehearse an upcoming piece. Their studio is in a Salvation Army community center in the Pico-Union district, not far from Staples Center and L.A. Live.

Let's hope it's all easy-riding from here ....

Dennis%20Hopper01.jpg "To me, 'Blue Velvet' is a love story, and Frank will go to any lengths to keep his lady. That's all. Cuts off the old man's ear. Kidnaps the kid. Just a love story. Most people find that strange. But they didn't play Frank Booth.

Eying the landscape in style

Capital-Glasses1.jpg Do SoCal freeways have personalities?

New job for former baseball player: Media critic?

Former major leaguer Morgan Ensberg is trying to help people understand the game of the baseball, as well as serve as a media critic.

Angeleno Datebook - May 26

Tiz Memorial Day weekend and the official start of summer so attend a parade or picnic or something.

Pop Up Pop Life

Rhino Records is revived.

Should the Dodgers trade for Roy Oswalt?

Trading for the Astros ace is more difficult than it appears, and it might not even help that much.

Dodgers up, Angels down

The Dodgers are back in the playoff race after a great week, but the Angels are in bad shape.

Straight Outta LA

A new documentary from Ice Cube looks back at the LA Raiders connection with the local gang culture.

Pac-10/Big 12 Alliance?

The Pac-10 weighs expansion and the possibility of a joint TV network with the Big 12.

What's wrong with the Dodgers?

Bad defense and lack of organizational depth are hurting the team right now.

Angeleno Datebook- May 5th

Social events are all about family this week.

The man who worships gods of cardboard

Cardboard Gods-jacket-cover_front.jpg Josh Wilker, author of Cardboard Gods, talks about his new book based on his blog about his life and baseball cards. Wilker will give a reading of his book at the South Pasadena Public Library on June 10.

When it comes to film, we're spoiled rotten

tcm-logo.jpg The first-ever Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood brought home how lucky we are to live in L.A.
KCET control room
kcet-rehearsal-control.jpgA peek inside the TV station's Burbank studios.
Whitt's Wood Yard
whitts-wood-yard.jpgElon Musk wants to drill here at Pico and Sepulveda.
bcam-stairs.jpgThe Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA.
David Hockney at LACMA
hockney-arrives-lacma.jpgThe artist arrives to open his latest exhibit.
Mountain lion family
mountain-lion-family-martinez.jpgFrom Robert Martinez's trail cam in the San Gabriels.
The power of 'pluribus' plays
Allegiance-9-(1).jpgDon Shirley on theater in LA
Macy's winds down
mannequin-graveyard-macys.jpgThe store in Westside Pavilion has closed down.
Streetscape: Westwood
westwood-sky-lao.jpgWestwood Boulevard looking north and a little bit skyward.
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.