Talking Points: A trip down Whittier Boulevard. Trump vs journalism. City bans cellphones in crosswalks. And more.
Life, cultures, architecture, geography, neighborhoods, history, demographics, urbanism, nature, the environment. And anything else.
The super blue blood moon early Wednesday morning was a private eclipse showing for a sleepy photographer with an anemic lens.
Gag on this, Angelenos: United Airlines Memorial Coliseum.
That leaves one chain bookstore west of the Grove, unless you count the new Amazon store in Century City.
Gary catches owner Biff Naylor on closing day at Du-par's restaurant on Ventura Boulevard.
LA Times journalists vote on a union this week. Plus the most-clicked story of 2017, Hollywood women organize, notes on media politics and place, and selected tweets.
Endless Summer changed the image of surfers and surfing culture in the 1960s and made Brown a legend on the beach.
Doyle McManus leaving LAT, new LA Weekly gets an editor, Jerry Brown on "60 Minutes," bad sheriffs, media notes and a good read that's not really about cats.
Our occasional roundup of news and notes. This time: award winners, media notes and selected tweets, plus a magazine issue on teenagers.
One venue for the muralist and educator is simply not enough, so here are some others.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed.
And more: Assemblyman will resign over women's accounts. Garcetti ambitions "not insane." Jim Newton needles the Times. Media people and selected tweets.
"Many people I know in Los Angeles believed the '60s ended abruptly on Aug. 9, 1969," Joan Didion wrote of the most notorious multiple murders in Los Angeles history.
Molly Selvin: I've now lived here 34 years, not counting the ten years in my parents' house just blocks away or the three years my husband and I left for various adventures.
The past shapes the future, and that was the theme of a report released Thursday, "Space To Lead: A Century of Civic Leadership In Los Angeles."
Banks, ATMs, retail and restaurants at Metro stations would produce revenue and be a great convenience for riders.
Plus two weekend pieces examine Harvey Weinstein spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister, and Pulitzer talk for Ronan Farrow.
The scandal that won't go away. An LAT columnist apologizes. Job movies, an invite from the New York Times and other media notes.
Selected scandal reading from Lupita Nyong'o's amazing piece to Quentin Tarantino's quasi mea culpa. Plus heat, Dodgers, media news and selected tweets.
The review on "The Stray" seemed to go out of its way to make it clear that that the dog doesn't die in this one. Sigh.
Dodgers walk off in game 2. The obstacles to covering Hollywood. Media notes, moves and changes. Plus selected tweets.
Bullet points: LA River bacteria. Dodgers lose 10th in a row. That fatal night they boxed at the stadium. On the ground in Florida.
LA Observed Notes: Covering Harvey, Dodgers flailing, an editor change in LA, media notes, Angels Flight shuts again
Bullet Points: A horrific jail death. Food writers in Tuscany. The LA Times follows on Canter's. A media promotion, a hire, and the celebrity terminal at LAX. Plus a difficult long read.
Bullet Points: Attacking the Jews in Charlottesville. Zócalo on the move. USC Village. Transitions at City Hall and the Times.
Nazi and racist scum in Virginia, Trump equates, and a nation shakes its head. Plenty of media and politics notes and selected tweets.
Our occasional gathering of notes on media, politics and place with selected tweets.
LA Times explains how many times it gave USC a chance to comment on a dean's secret life. Plus LAT buyouts, media people doing stuff and selected tweets.
NPR staffers won't face a strike. Obits for Martin Landau, George Romero, Bill Smith and Tenny Tenusian. Selected tweets.
Plus what some LA media people are doing and selected tweets from the past week.
Plus it's time to pay attention to the Dodgers, Roxane Gay is in town, media people doing stuff and selected tweets.
Nextdoor.com baits us, like Facebook and Twitter do, into indulging the lesser angels of our nature.
Chock full of Monday observations on media and media people, politics, place and more. Plus a good week for selected tweets.
Las Vegas artists created a life-size lowrider pinata — based on the iconic Gypsy Rose, a 1964 Impala — for an upcoming exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
The iconic hot dog facade will go on public display in Chatsworth sometime soon.
The latest drone video by Mingomatic includes what looks to be a group workout class on the outdoor observation deck at about 70 stories above the street.
Our irregular compendium of media, police and place with selected tweets.
In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday, photos are allowed this weekend in his only home project in LA that is open to the public.
The kittens were abandoned by their mother, P-42.
Wong was based in Rancho Park and was training at his new station downtown when he fell from a ladder and died.
Our occasional roundup of news and observations from the media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets and more.
For years I've been intrigued by the long-closed fire station adjacent to Bread Lounge on Santa Fe Avenue. Finally got inside.
The total jumped 23 percent over last year despite many more homeless people being moved into housing. So it could have been even worse.
Even those Angelenos who like the promiscuous sprouting of non-native Mexican fan palms across the urban terrain will have to agree these are misplaced.
Our occasional roundup of news and observations from media, politics and place. With some selected tweets.
"Before John Severson, there was really no surf art, no surf magazines, no real surf films, no surfwear industry, no pro surfing, no Surfrider Foundation, no surf culture as we know it."
Our occasional roundup of news and notes on media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.
Our occasional roundup of media, politics and place news and notes.
Our occasional roundup of news and observations on media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.
Media and politics notes for the new week, plus selected tweets.
KCRW's Frances Anderton goes through the house that architect Thom Mayne built for himself on the site of Bradbury's longtime home in Cheviot Hills.
Engine Co. 17Inside the long-closed Arts District fire station on Santa Fe Avenue.
Barnsdall ParkUnder the trees.
Inside Hollyhock HousePhoto taking was allowed for one weekend. So we did.
June 6, 1968The body of Robert F. Kennedy leaves Good Samaritan hospital. More pics
Palm weeds of Santa SusanaOak trees, sandstone ridges and fan palms? Ugh. More
Chinatown queueThe line on a Sunday at Far East Plaza for Howling Ray's chicken.
First day of 2017Mt. Wilson cam. Always on, sometimes dark.
Merry LA ChristmasA home in Mar Vista really gets into the lawn decorations. Photo by Judy Graeme.
Art FridayThe day after Thanksgiving was jumping at LACMA.
Oldest remaining McDonald'sLakewood Boulevard in Downey.
Palm weedAnother beautiful LA palm tree, this one in Boyle Heights.
Code 7 in Sherman OaksHow about a little LA crime history with your meal. Backstory
Neon treasures of LAThe Museum of Neon Art is thriving in Glendale and that's OK.
The WarwickCirca 1928 residential building on North Sycamore Avenue.
Ficus vs sidewalkTree wins on Ben Lomond Place in Los Feliz.
Front door of Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles on a Saturday morning. LA Observed.
StreetscapeAlpha Cast Foundry casts molten metal about 200 feet from the DTLA hipsters at Stumptown Coffee on Santa Fe Avenue. LAO.
Stained glassWhen on Wilshire, remember to look up. At Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. LA Observed photo.
Arts District colorSpatters of color on the sidewalk outside the former Al's Bar on Hewitt Street. Judy Graeme/click the pic to enlarge.
Mission Road in Boyle Heights
Mission Road, Boyle Heights. See bigger.
La Brea AvenueDinosaur head next to the sidewalk in a shop on La Brea Avenue. See larger.
Exposition Park lawnNice light on a Friday evening in front of the Memorial Coliseum. LA Observed photo.
Streetscape: DTLAEast 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles. LA Observed photo.
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