A lively multispecies gathering at the infamous Mountain Mermaid Inn in Topanga Canyon raised the question: What happens when we are the owner of animals and all wildlife are pets? This is what we are learning now.
Life, cultures, architecture, geography, neighborhoods, history, demographics, urbanism, nature, the environment. And anything else.
The French-born chef built a national empire after his two hit Los Angeles eateries.
Vice revisits the story of how designer Amy Inouye saved Chicken Boy from the landfill.
Longtime LA investigative reporter Karen Foshay rolls out her first series for KCRW, a five-parter on the treatment of workers in LA restaurants.
The highway in the San Gabriel Mountains lets you drive 66 miles through "some of the most difficult terrain in the U.S."
Gary Cypres' shrine to sports history (mostly baseball) is right up there with Eli Broad's Grand Avenue temple of art as proof of one man's passion.
The furnishings, seats, office equipment, scoreboard and even the hockey dasher boards of the old LA Sports Arena go at auction on Wednesday.
Donald Trump piñatas are a staple at shops in the Los Angeles piñata district these days.
Two proposed commuter rail lines explain much about race, economic class and political clout in Los Angeles County.
This is the kind of completely new development turn for Los Angeles that should get a thorough debate in the political arena but that rarely does.
New mountain lion kittens have been tagged in two litters in the Santa Susana Mountains.
8th Street and Wall in the Flower District.
The start white and red apartment complex in the Arts District will get a softer look under new ownership.
Joint attention to the homeless issue will be on the same day as 70+ Bay Area news organizations focus their coverage on the problem.
Magdi Hanna never saw a jukebox growing up in Egypt. Now he is one of the last to repair the icons of 20th century America.
Bear playing in the swimming pool in Bradbury during Sunday's heat.
La Opinión says the Sunday scene of families, horses and bands is like a rural Mexican village.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center has announced a a vigil and a rally for victims of the Orlando mass shooting and their families at 7 p.m. Monday at Los Angeles City Hall.
Before it was a boulevard and a suburban community, Van Nuys was a name from LA's past that people should know.
Another phase in the remake of San Pedro's waterfront had the wraps taken off.
The museum's newest exhibition explores featherwork items from the era in Hawaii that predates the cultural carnage that followed the Christian missionaries.
A writer/producer serves up some film promotion and a side of fries.
Train service returns to the beach city for the first time since 1953, though the old Red Cars were dead long before that.
The Los Angeles Business Journal's annual exercise of estimating net worth has again tabbed Patrick Soon-Shiong as number one. Here are the top 10.
Correspondent Lee Cowan went out on rounds along Pico Boulevard with Gold for a piece pegged to the documentary, "City of Gold."
Sunday afternoon on East Olympic Boulevard.
This is the piece you want to read as the games tick away in our time with Vin Scully.
This year, I won't be able to wish my mother a happy Mother's Day.
Bob Hope has been a dumb name for an airport for 12 years. So they are going with Hollywood Burbank (again.)
The old owner is still fighting eviction by the Chinese buyer of the Hollywood hillside landmark.
The state's population is officially nudging 40 million and Los Angeles has gone over four million.
Tom Angel forwarded derogatory jokes and as criticism built, McDonnell couldn't save him.
The time was 1972. Sanders says, "I would never vote for a bum like that!”
Before the former Charles Manson follower could actually get parole, the full state parole board and Gov. Jerry Brown would have to approve.
It's damp, it's gray, it's oh-so-welcome weather in the preternaturally sunny desert.
Homework tableThe communal table at Verve Coffee Roasters on Spring Street is always packed.
StreetscapeIglesia Aposento Alto. Cantara Street in Sun Valley.
LA's ghost streetsWriter Geoff Manaugh observes the shapes of blocks, yards and homes that reveal the existence of old streets. More
Down by the riverEgyptian geese in the Los Angeles River channel near the 6th Street Viaduct. Photo: Anna Sklar.
Griffith Observatory in the '30sDon Bentley submitted this family snapshot. Not much growth on those hills.
Lines of miscommunicationOnly in LA: Steve Harvey's latest column.
StreetscapeLast chances on La Brea Avenue. Photo by Judy Graeme. See bigger
Future of CitiesAbout 500 people turned out for new group's first LA leadership summit.
Dorothea Lange's LA photosDowntown's "Mexican quarter" in 1936. Images
Visiting mom at Clifton'sVisiting mom's ashes, that is.
The edgeThe view at the edge of the continent. Veronique de Turenne
LA's newest mountain lionsKittens P-43 and P-44 caught and tagged.
LA's lizard seasonBaby lizards are all around in August. Story
Studying LA coyotesWhere two Central LA coyotes go. Map
Rare frogs survivingCalifornia red-legged frogs are thriving in the Santa Monicas again.
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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