The contest for dominance between LA's two main squirrel species is one of my favorite local wildlife situations.
Life, cultures, architecture, geography, neighborhoods, history, demographics, urbanism, nature, the environment. And anything else.
"This is as good as it gets," says real estate broker Jeff Hyland: 157 acres on the ridge line above Beverly Hills.
The blogger at Here in Van Nuys visited with some of the homeless parked in 15 vans, campers and RVs at North Hollywood Park.
The jail cells and other TV sets finally have to move out of the former home of the Los Angeles Examiner (and HerEx) at Broadway and 11th St.
In Topanga Canyon in 1963, even the doctors got stoned and took acid. Plus: Sacks in the most colorful green room in town.
The net loss to domestic migration is closer to one million. Which destination state was (again) the most popular?
Flush with new cash from NBC Universal, BuzzFeed is reported to be looking at the former Ford Model T factory across from Stumptown Coffee on Santa Fe Avenue.
Items include Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Daniele Watts, Eric Garcetti, Frank Gehry, Aja Brown, Wes Craven, Serena Wlliams, Jessica Mendoza, Claudia Puig and more.
I'm always glad when Steve Lopez goes back and checks on the busboy who cradled Robert F. Kennedy as he lay wounded on election night in June 1968.
Joe Domanick argues that the city's rising poverty and crime rates are related, "coming together in an era of astounding, Third World-like income disparity, declining social services and desperate poverty." And you thought Uber getting into LAX was the big issue of the day.
Politics and media moves. New homeless numbers. Stephen Colbert's guests. NYT newsletters. Kirk and Anne Douglas will give it away. And more.
The "Django Unchained" actress and her boyfriend have until tomorrow to write an apology that actually sounds sorry.
Fifty years ago, two baby girls were born on the same August day in a Los Angeles hospital. One was black, one was white.
Jerry Brown on "Meet the Press." Toni Atkins on "News Conference." A crossword creator dies. And much more.
Fifty years ago on Aug. 27, Ivor Davis was the only newspaper reporter to go with the Beatles to Elvis Presley's Bel Air mansion. It was memorable.
How the real estate boom is changing our Westwood neighborhood and so many others.
Trail cameras have picked up a pack of two adult gray wolves with five pups in Siskiyou County — they call it the Shasta Pack.
Inspection last month found too many flies, improper food prep and dirty fingernails among other violations. Bon Appetit's top new LA restaurant now has an A.
Dave Lesher named to run start-up CalMatters. News from City Hall and the county, and much more.
The magazine gets a second wave of publicity with its choice of the 10 best new restaurants in the U.S.
Grace Slick greets the dawn on Max Yasgur's farm on August 17, 1969. Turn up the sound.
Selfishly I hope he returns. But you know -- maybe it's time we all embrace our lifelong friend in whatever he wants to do.
Red wiggler worms now help with the composting so less food waste gets sent to landfills.
Can you help this ex-Marine get her old uniform back? Lots of politics, media and place for a desk-clearing Friday.
My favorite police blotter item of the summer, from Marina del Rey.
He was the first male lion known to have crossed freeways north out of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Hong was a prominent immigration lawyer and community leader through the middle decades of the 20th Century and helped in the move to today's current Chinatown.
Lots and lots of anniversary stories looking back at the riots and how Watts is a different place now. Plus: Rediscovered photos and a black cop's story of racism in the LAPD.
Trump vs. Megyn Kelly but not on Fox. Bernie Sanders in LA today. Amazing ratings for GOP debate but not "True Detective." James Poniewozik to NYT TV beat. Drone racing. And more.
The excellent new documentary, “Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race,” tells the terrible story of race relations in Los Angeles.
City Hall politics, media items, books news and place notes, including Maria Sharapova at Gjusta.
The LA Dodgers' first locally born star left the 1969 game with a sore shoulder and announced his retirement within the week. Some video memories.
Herb Wesson's report card, Ted Rall fights back and new mountain lion cubs in the Santa Monicas. Plus more.
This new endangered wolf, in a state that supposedly hasn't had native wolves since the 1920s, is untagged. But there is a trail camera photo.
Politics, media and place with a little news thrown in. Catching up from the weekend.
In his new memoir about surfing, the New Yorker staff writer remembers the hot and dry, white, inland place that spawned him. We help him a little with the origin story of Tarzana.
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.
Crossroads of the World planA big project hopes to encircle the Hollywood landmark.
Earthquake end timesSeismologist Lucy Jones endures 'San Andreas' so you won't have to. Her tweets
The name fits in SawtelleSawtelle Japantown is LA's newest blue-sign neighborhood. Kevin Roderick
Streetscape | Pico BoulevardMan and his skeleton riding tandem in Santa Monica. Photo: Sean Roderick
Night on BroadwayMovie palaces were packed on open house night. Photos by Iris Schneider
Bob Hope compound on the marketEstate in Toluca Lake is yours for $23 million. Peek inside
New year at the pierSanta Monica has a New Year's parade too, in a way. Ellen Alperstein
Still life | Nate 'n Al'sThe scene inside Nate 'n Al's in Beverly Hills on a Saturday.
A word Angelenos should knowPetrichor: The scent of rain on a dry land. Christensen & Gold
Day of the Dead
Festivities at Hollywood Forever cemetery. Iris Schneider
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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