The southern part of Joshua Tree National Park is awash in color.
Life, cultures, architecture, geography, neighborhoods, history, demographics, urbanism, nature, the environment. And anything else.
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.
Images by Iris Schneider of the march Saturday in downtown Los Angeles.
Every location, in order, researched by reader Don Bentley and his brother.
Media, books, politics and place and a few tweets.
Sometimes the cable guy is really the cable guy. Sometimes the guy with dogs who lives in his RV is just homeless.
The top contender for the title of preeminent observer of our state "chronicled the history of California as no one else," Gov. Jerry Brown said.
Our occasional roundup on media, politics and place from a variety of LA Observed sources.
As Lynne Seemayer, she created an indelible part of LA street art lore and became something of a legend.
The male puma cub was struck on the 118 Freeway, which claimed P-39 last month.
A line of storms is coming toward California — just like they used to before the drought.
Media notes to end 2016, plus politics, place, selected media tweets and more.
Nick Johnson likes hiking so why not do the whole Santa Monica Mountains. Alone. Starting at night on P-22's turf.
The windows are covered, cones block the driveway and the We Never Close sign has gone dark.
From the LA Observed archives, a piece for the winter solstice on a Chumash cave painting in the local hills.
Media and politics notes, observations on place and much more.
Rainbows are fleeting gifts brought to you by sunlight dancing with water droplets. Sometimes, the show lasts longer than you've a right to expect.
The mother of three mountain lion kittens was killed on the 118 freeway, the National Park Service confirmed.
Editor-publisher Davan Maharaj says the letters to the editor of Travel violated the paper's standards for "civil, fact-based discourse."
The best companion on an early morning hike has four legs and an air of imperialism.
A extra big helping of our occasional roundup of media, politics and place notes.
The local homeowner group says the 24-hour coffee shop will close December 31 to make way for a new development.
Our occasional offering of media, politics and place noted from assorted sources.
Steve Seemayer with the original artwork used by his mother, Lynne Seemayer, to paint the Pink Lady over the Malibu Canyon tunnel in 1966.
New attorney general appointed. An anchor leaves the news desk. What to do with P-45.
Eliminating P-45 won't solve the problem of livestock and pets being killed, the National Park Service explains.
The mountain lion, one of the last adult males in the Santa Monicas, is blamed for killing more than 10 alpacas this past weekend.
Donald Trump tweets his way to the top item again by inventing a new conspiracy. Plus much more.
Our semi-regular column of media and politics notes, with other news and observations.
Saturday was the biggest day yet of Los Angeles protests against the dangerous rhetoric used by candidate Donald Trump, now the president-elect.
Franklin Pierce won with the help of early LA figures like the Californio Andres Pico.
Queuing to vote across LA, Trump's last stand, and why the sports department hates election night.
The legendary guerrilla cliff art was painted in one night by a young mother hanging from ropes. She's still around and should be more famous.
Gigantic Frank Gehry project on Sunset Boulevard approved. Kudos for LAT's Sea Breeze investigation. Notes on Campaign 2016, 2017 and 2018. And more.
LA Times investigations afflict the powerful. LA's homeless shame. Notes on media, politics and place.
Not a joke: the exhibition is sponsored by Western Exterminator.
LA Times loses a top Hollywood voice. Dodgers go home. More Trump and Clinton notes.
An update to our guest blogger post from last month about the demise of Casa de Petrol in Sherman Oaks.
Snotty Scotty and the Hankies led every single version of the Occasional Pasadena Doh Dah Parade.
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.
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.
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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