The old owner is still fighting eviction by the Chinese buyer of the Hollywood hillside landmark.
Life, cultures, architecture, geography, neighborhoods, history, demographics, urbanism, nature, the environment. And anything else.
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.
Brown widow spiders from Africa are becoming the region's dominant venomous spider.
The publisher says the money-losing, 103-year-old journal of LA's Japanese American community will have to close this year unless something changes.
Dodgers official photographer Jon SooHoo begins to chronicle the final season.
Lost LA's Nathan Masters curates a look at the urban carnage wrought by construction of the Hollywood Freeway in the 1950s.
Cinematographer John Simmons first turned his eye on the black community in Chicago. His exhibit is in Koreatown until April 10.
A new history of urban ideas offers a cautionary tale about the dreams that have shaped LA and the big new ideas we hope might shape the city of the future.
She remains at Caltech and will work more on the effects of climate change and global warming.
A former stand-alone Kentucky Fried Chicken on Pico Boulevard is well along in its conversion.
The avian neonatal unit is full.
The mountain lion's long-term prognosis doesn't get any better on the news that he's probably preying on the LA Zoo's animals now.
The documentary opens Friday in Los Angeles and New York.
I'm happy whenever infrastructure gets on the front page. But here's what really keeps a scientist up at night.
The former LA Times food editor donated upwards of 500 cookbooks to the Long Beach Public Library. But it wasn't easy.
There is too much wallowing in LA history by local media and blogs, but the regular maps feature from Los Angeles Magazine doesn't count.
Competing ballot measures on housing in LA. Rising crime rates. Winter heat is back. And much more.
A tiny visitor has moved in and created a neonatal unit.
His #EmergingUS seeks to raise $1 million in 60 days in a new partnership with Beacon.
The organizers blame lack of a mature market for art fairs in Los Angeles.
Photos of Gary Sweeney's childhood are visible from the street, with guided tours each Wednesday in February. The house will seen be razed.
Some environmentally conscious ideas for the NFL stadium planned for Inglewood.
Catching up to a week's worth of media moves and hires, political notes and a whole lot more.
If you enjoy spotting LA locations in Hollywood movies, you'll like this.
It's a bit of a stretch, but why not? The spider and the singer both dress in black.
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.
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.
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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