It's a bit of a stretch, but why not? The spider and the singer both dress in black.
Life, cultures, architecture, geography, neighborhoods, history, demographics, urbanism, nature, the environment. And anything else.
Time for the Broadway theater and entertainment district to be a year-round draw, says longtime activist Hillsman Wright.
The mood one day at lunch was jubilant. The celebrity chef was exhausted but happy.
"Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race" runs Thursday night at 8 p.m. on PBS SoCal.
Molly Selvin didn't realize how much she would miss the crazy salad of Los Angeles.
At the VA campus off Wilshire Boulevard, damaged birds and veterans are getting over their PTSD.
For an exhibition on menswear fashion through the years, a zoot suit seemed essential to include.
In this map, it's the mountains and the relationship of the ranges and rivers that make it special.
New series about Los Angeles and history hosted by Nathan Masters is a co-production with the USC Libraries.
Photographer Iris Schneider went down onto the dry bed of Silver Lake to have a look around.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs on Thursdays at LA Observed.
I love the California history behind this story of fruits and nuts.
A bike ferry across Marina del Rey? A pedestrian entrance to Dodger Stadium? Might work!
Developments at Porter Ranch. Penske buys Indiewire. Univision buys the Onion. A fake Politico reporter. Local finalists for the National Book Critics Circle. And much more.
A male and a female were born in the western Santa Monicas in November or December.
The Semidi segment of the subduction zone in the Aleutian Islands points right at us and is "too quiet."
Selected items from the media, our in box and other LA Observed sources.
You too can be an overnight success after 20 years, says the writer on the new Fox show "Bordertown."
Roger Vargo spotted this undressed Rolls-Royce today beside the railroad tracks near City Terrace.
Popular LA deejay Gene Weed signs off one of the top music stations of its time. The next day, KFWB went all news.
Griffith Park mountain lion is over the mange and up to 123 pounds. Still no mate, however.
Once LA's rock powerhouse, after going all-news the station promised "you give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world."
What makes a city resilient in one era many not serve it well at all in another.
Only five hours for supper, but it's enough time for the hard-core Musso's types to run in for a martini and a steak.
All the junkyard cars are gone from U-Pick Parts and Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking in Sun Valley, after 53 years serving car owners and Hollywood.
Rewriting this history to portray the current disagreements as old-fogey nature-lovers vs. the new hip design guard misses the crucial issues that are actually most at stake.
The downtown civic push to (re)reinvent Pershing Square took a step forward today with the naming of four final design concepts from which the actual plan will be chosen.
The family-owned store that opened in 1957 was sold just five months ago. Lots of other changes coming to Westwood Village soon.
Cub of P-23 may be the only survivor from her spring litter. Watch the video and hear the young cougar squeak.
An untagged male cougar believed to be two to three years old was hit by traffic about 7:30 this morning.
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Train versus truck after an illegal left turn at 7th Street and Colorado about noon Thursday.
This training film for parking officers shows a lot of downtown street scenes.
He is three to four years old and the biggest Santa Monica Mountains lion that scientists have tracked since P-1. Now the question is: where did he come from?
Writer Geoff Manaugh has posted at BLDGBLOG his observation that from above, the shapes of blocks, yards and even specific homes reveal the existence of old streets we can't see anymore. And more.
NPR series looks at aerospace jobs and the garment industry.
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.
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 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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