"It’s time for a new chapter," says the Times' longtime columnist and most prominent African American journalist. "I don’t know what lies ahead."
Life, cultures, architecture, geography, neighborhoods, history, demographics, urbanism, nature, the environment. And anything else.
New manager for the Dodgers. Growth politics in LA. Women in Hollywood. Lots and lots of media notes. And more.
This weekend's unseasonably high temperatures cinched a new record for 2015, breaking a mark that had stood for awhile.
Los Angeles is like an aging intellectual hipster whose love of the ineffable fragmentary nature of the decentered urban experience has gotten old.
Two black women -- an executive rousted at gunpoint and the chief of police -- have varied perspectives of the same incident.
Another missile launch coming? That homeless state of emergency pledged in LA never happened. Plus more.
In his terrific new podcast series, Santa Monica author Bill Barol seeks to explain what it meant to call the San Fernando Valley home.
A weather change. Tarantino plans to apologize. A new spokeswoman for Kuehl. More politics, media and place.
LA is seen worldwide as a winner in the fight against air pollution. But to really become a model, LA may need to relearn its own history
Water flows in the LA aqueduct again. Vin Scully repeats next year is his last season. Los Fezil. And more.
AAdlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, an institution in Sun Valley for 53 years, has supplied or been in a lot of movies, TV episodes and music videos.
A scientist reads the latest NOAA report on future tsunamis so you don't have to — and points out the good stuff.
A drone knocks out power. La Opinión endorses Kamala Harris. Media notes. And much more.
Vignes Street, Bauchet and Wolfskill are all named for early Los Angeles winemakers. It's not a pretty story.
Catching up to news from politics, media and place. Plus more.
Potentially catastrophic storm heading for Puerto Vallarta "now very close to the theoretical maximum strength for a tropical cyclone on planet Earth."
C-146 stays close to the river in northeast LA, but the coyote recently tagged west of downtown has roamed as far as Hancock Park and back.
Future of Cities: Leading in LA held its first public event Monday night, while Zocalo Public Square has been going deep on its home city.
Catching up on politics and media news, job moves and some notes on place. Including: Metro losing riders.
Fourteen events later, CicLAvia says it's the largest open streets event in North America.
If you see a yellow-bellied sea snake, take pictures and report the sighting but do not handle this highly venomous creature. OK?
Stock up on drought-tolerant native plants at the Theodor Payne Foundation's fall plant sale on Friday and Saturday.
An exhibit of World War II camp photos at the Skirball includes images by Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake.
The Times won't tell you because, one, it doesn't know LA as well as it should and, two, it hypes to attract web eyeballs.
This is the flip side of the healthy local mountain lions in the San Gabriels I posted about earlier today.
Robert Martinez's cameras stationed in the mountains above Glendora captured two more feeding lions — in color this time.
A month before shooting her famous migrant mother, Lange documented the "Mexican quarter" before it was razed for downtown's Union Station.
LA Observed contributor Cari Beauchamp brings her film historian chops to a month-long series highlighting female directors back to the industry's first years.
Bad day yesterday for stereotypes about the Mojave Desert cities being a hotbed of unsavory news.
Producer Peter Jones wants the show to feel inpired by Ralph Story and Huell Howser, "who taught me the best quality to have as a journalist: listening."
Elevated bacteria counts plus the discovery of hypodermic needles and tampon applicators are tied to Hyperion's switch this week to a pipe dumping treated sewage just a mile offshore.
The ashes of Ray Richmond's mom may have been upstairs in the VIP area. But the family felt her presence.
Andy Bales caught the trifecta of Skid Row infections — E. coli, strep and staph — and now uses a wheelchair. "Conditions on Skid Row are worse than they have ever been…"
Noe Ramirez is the 18,548th player to appear in a major league baseball game, but he's almost certainly the first from the Ramona Gardens projects.
The new Clifton's opened last week but was unexpectedly closed all weekend "due to some unforeseen circumstances," a sign taped to the door said.
The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles, should be required reading for people who consider themselves leaders in Los Angeles.
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 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
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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