Native Intelligence archive
for September 2011

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Double-dipping - Republicans did it too

Gov. Brown appointee offers surprise defense for double-dipping.

Night vision: The Closer

night-visions-3-iris.jpg Crew films an episode of "The Closer" on Fuller Avenue near Beverly Boulevard. Photograph by Iris Schneider.

Lunch with an inspiring group of women

Over 100 women (and a few men) gathered on the top floor of the Andaz Hotel to celebrate the L.A. Woman issue of Los Angeles Magazine and the fifty women named as the city's "game changers."

Angeleno Datebook- September 27, 2011

Fall into the social swim this week and support worthy events like the American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards on Saturday, October 1st.

Obama, DOE betting $4 billion+ on California green

A Brookings Institution report spells out nearly $4 billion in taxpayer-backed loan guarantees that have already been reached with green energy projects in California.

Sam Maloof and friends at the Huntington

Benjamin-Abstraction-1955-l.jpg An exhibition of the artists who formed a community around Sam Maloof in the Claremont area opens today at the Huntington Library.

Opposites still attract in L.A. Opera's 'Onegin' and 'Così'

LAOp-cosi.jpg So begins the Los Angeles Opera's seasonal salvo: with the profound Russian melancholy of Tchaikovsky and the antic comeuppance of Mozart.

Q&A: April Dammann on Earl Stendahl and the early LA art scene

damman book launch.jpg A Q&A with Hollywood High grad and author April Dammann about art dealer Earl Stendahl and his legacy on L.A.'s modern art scene.

"Crony capitalism" - what's in that name?

"Crony capitalism" is as American as apple pie and often goes under the name "public-private partnerships."
Oakland-based BrightSource Energy, Inc. has got a loan pledge of $1.6 billion from the federal government.

Zev - fighting Gloria is politically smart

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky seeks to protect his political base - a smart move especially if he's running for mayor.

Solyndra's SEC filing contains a surprise

LA Observed learns Solyndra was seeking another $469 million in federal loan guarantees.

Tim Rutten @ the Old Farts Society

rutten-at-ofs.jpg Former LA Times newsman talks about the paper he helped shape.

Waxman joins the Solyndra debate

U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman scolded Solyndra and the GOP in remarks today.

At USC: Journalism 1.0 meets Journalism 7.0

The author meets USC "convergent journalists" and is both impressed and concerned.

Solyndra: Its singing robots bedazzle state officials

The astonishing collapse of solar power giant Solyndra lands on Sacramento too.

9-11 vs. Pearl Harbor

In 1951 Pearl Harbor's tenth anniversary was hardly noticed. But ten years from 9-11 we still feel the pain.

The enduring fragments of 9/11

Some memories of the 9/11 attacks are decidedly small scale.

Solyndra is not a household name...yet

Solyndra could be a very big story - about clean energy and clean government.

Facebook living room culture clash

In which the author muses about the need to clean up his Facebook "living room" as new guests arrive.

Angeleno Datebook- September 8, 2011

Angeleno Datebook is back from its summer hiatus: toned, rested and ready for an extremely busy first week of September. Top pick-New Mr. Spock interviews Old Mr. Spock at the Hammer Museum on 9/13.

Garcetti: My fedora's in the ring (for Mayor)

Council President Eric Garcetti was leaking his decision to run for mayor weeks ago. But now, hand it to the LA Times, he's making it official.

Cruz: Our man in India

San Fernando Valley politics is behind the push to have ex-lieutenant governor Cruz Bustamante appointed U.S. ambassador.

Par, not City Hall, his latest target: Leonard Shapiro at 93

Ex-Civic Center gadfly Leonard Shapiro's latest quest has taken him to an oasis of calm, where loud is bad and politics just an echo. But his eccentric golf swing says he's still an original.
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.