Bullet points: LA River bacteria. Dodgers lose 10th in a row. That fatal night they boxed at the stadium. On the ground in Florida.
Life, cultures, architecture, geography, neighborhoods, history, demographics, urbanism, nature, the environment. And anything else.
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.
The two new cats are nearly grown males and face the threat of dominant males already in the Santa Monica Mountains along with the freeways, rat poison and other dangers.
Maharaj at the LAT Book Prizes plus media notes, LA riots anniversary and more.
Also: The "super bloom" of yellow mustard across SoCal hillsides needs to be stopped.
You probably have heard of David Fahrenthold by now. Ex-LAT journalists re-uniting at CNN. Octavia Butler, Bob Miller, politics notes.
One really couldn't claim a Southern California identity, I learned, until one had enjoyed a Double-Double at In-N-Out.
Beware the repeal of FCC privacy protection.
"Nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck," the Los Angeles Times says of Donald Trump in a full-page editorial. Plus: Paul Magers, the Groundlings founder and more.
The southern part of Joshua Tree National Park is awash in color.
Media and politics notes from all over, plus media people news, some place notes and selected tweets.
What's not to like about encountering more surprises than flowers while wandering around the desert in Anza-Borrego?
Nick Ut's retirement. Key editors jump from the LA Times. Downtown News sold. Plus many more notes and observations.
The view from Grand Avenue on DTLA's Bunker Hill.
Westwood Village, once the place where big films opened, is about to be down to just two remaining movie houses.
Keith Boyer, a veteran with the Whittier Police Department, was 53 and a father. He was shot by a recent parolee.
The Sunday afternoon line outside the Broad Contemporary Art Museum went down the block
The iconic Luis Valdez play is back where it started in 1978.
News, notes and observations of media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.
The mother P-39 and both cubs died on the 118 in Santa Susana Pass since Dec. 3.
Our occasional roundup on media, politics and place from multiple sources.
Two views of the river: Sunday's rain-swollen racetrack and the big concrete ditch we usually see.
A few hundred thousand people on the streets all day and no arrests of any kind. Lots of great signs though.
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.
Homework tableThe communal table at Verve Coffee Roasters on Spring Street is always packed.
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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