Designating Sawtelle Japantown has more local authenticity than Little Osaka or West LA.
Life, cultures, architecture, geography, neighborhoods, history, demographics, urbanism, nature, the environment. And anything else.
A new film is raising funds on Kickstarter to document the story of the Compton Cowboys, black cowboys who have been a South LA tradition since the 19th Century.
It's still shocking to see that for some environmentalists, a love of other living beings goes hand in hand with a hatred for their fellow human beings.
Sarah Holland-Batt, an Australian poet, has a poem of California in this issue of the New Yorker.
Cities aren’t gentrifying by master plan, but because young people with money to spend want to live there.
The site provides information on and mapping of hundreds of City Hall-designated historic-cultural monuments and other places that might be designated someday.
Just as the Expo Line will be arriving, Nordstrom will be relocating to a much bigger space a few miles east.
Journalist who is famously undocumented will create a new section of the LAT website on race, immigration and multiculturalism.
The downtown museum-to-be opened its doors on Sunday for a public viewing. Photos inside.
Parks and technology -- for some park lovers never the twain shall meet. Parks are where you go to escape from technology. But for many others, technology is a way to discover, enjoy, and share experiences and a love for parks.
Move has been in the works for awhile, he says. Amy Scattergood slides up to food editor.
LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne has a grand narrative. And he's not just a chronicler of the Los Angeles story. He's a cheerleader. A goad. And a protagonist now.
A walk through the remains of Bunker Hill showed how a colorful old L.A. neighborhood was left barren but rich.
In the age of smartphones, GPS and Waze, the directional signs remain a staple of Hollywood shoots.
The latest issue of LA Weekly takes an interesting approach to the hot topic.
A very wet "atmospheric river event" is pointed at Northern California with an estimated arrival of later this week. Hey, we'll take it.
The block in Pacific Palisades is being torn down for Rick Caruso's newest shopping area. But Bob Vickrey remembers.
Saturday was one of those pretty cool LA days. Museums were free and packed, and thousands cruised Broadway on foot.
The producer of "Zero Dark Thirty" and "American Hustle" loves her video store, I guess.
Feels like an impending death in the family of film lovers, says the Wall Street Journal and KCRW film critic.
Maybe not everyone watching would know that Jones is biracial, but TNT's reporter and producers should have.
Video store on Pico has amassed a collection of 50,000 titles over three decades.
The former Broadway landmark has been closed since 2011, so this is progress.
With a documentary on him debuting at Sundance, the restaurant reviewer says he will no longer pretend that no one knows it's him.
Three more of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches in the Los Angeles area are in the news this MLK Day.
City Cultural Heritage Commission votes to take Norms status under advisement.
An exuberant example of the California coffee shop type and an expressive Googie masterwork by Armet & Davis, the LA Conservancy says.
Defining the borders of downtown remains an uncertain task, writes KCET's Nathan Masters.
The gray wolf that roamed Northern California and his pack of a mate and cubs now have a federal designation.
Los Angeles County was a much different place in 1939. Boy was it.
Tom Rothmann is the senior city planner overseeing Re:code LA, which could rein in some of the confusion and excesses of LA's protection of neighborhoods.
Journalist Sam Quinones writes that street gangs have been retreating from public view all over Southern California for a few years now.
Sure, it's a whole city, but Inglewood is on the rise. So it counts.
The officer was killed last night when he was trapped between a loose boat and rocks near the Green Pleasure Pier.
On the 40th anniversary of Heyday--an independent, nonprofit publisher dedicated to promoting California's many cultures, landscapes, and boundary-breaking ideas--Jon Christensen asks publisher Malcolm Margolin what he would pack for the future of California.
Is protesting on the freeway "historically appropriate," as the professor argues, or "insanity," as then-LAPD chief Bill Bratton quipped. Here's the argument.
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
Ficus vs sidewalkTree wins on Ben Lomond Place in Los Feliz.
Ridiculous palm weedsIt's almost as if the three fan palm young 'uns have come to visit the palm tree zoo. Or a jailed parent. Bigger
Sky and palmGreat skies we had one day. #DTLA. Bigger on Facebook
Take our picture Gary LeonardGary Leonard photo of the audience at his Central Library conversation with Kevin Roderick. Bigger
Scythed chariotSpotted in Santa Monica by Ellen Alperstein. More
Fans at KCONFans swoon at LA's big Korean music festival. More photos by Iris Schneider
Under the 405Homeless' belongings parked in the shade under the freeway on Parthenia Street in North Hills. LA Observed photo
On a pleasant summer Friday, the fountain in Grand Park becomes a concrete beach. See bigger / Joel Sappell
Mazursky's table at Farmers MarketLots and lots of dick jokes. Watch
Mental health 'emergency' on Skid RowSenior lead officer Deon Joseph has seen it bad. But not like this. Post
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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