An Expo Line test train rolls where old tourist cars and freight trains used to run -- and where an Edison cameraman of the 1890s took some of the oldest footage of the LA area.
Life, cultures, architecture, geography, neighborhoods, history, demographics, urbanism, nature, the environment. And anything else.
Most of the hatchlings you will see now are either Western Fence Lizards or Side-blotched Lizards. But you never know.
Female C-144 has cubs in the Westlake district. Male C-145 ranges around the Silver Lake area. There's a new urban wildlife blog too.
Times editors give another letter grade. CBS2/KCAL promotes Amber Lee. Key and Peele to end their Comedy Central show. More politics and media notes.
Welcome to our annual Salute to the Toilet, spotlighting the aesthetic side of that noble apparatus and recent technological breakthroughs.
Some black residents of the hilly neighborhood off Crenshaw see an influx of white homebuyers as a problem. But is it really a Westside issue? (No.)
During one stretch on Saturday, it rained steadily for two hours and lightning flashed across downtown. So why not some pics.
A sampling of the media stories trying to find some meaning in the LA romp after 20 years.
Los Angeles is losing one of its fiercest critics and lovers just when we need her most. Emily Green is leaving LA after 17 years, a crucial, insightful voice on the essential subject of water.
"For Chinese food there's no place in the United States like Southern California," New York Times columnist Mark Bittman says in a new video from Los Angeles.
LA Times analysis of accident records finds 817 intersections countywide the paper calls the "most dangerous" for pedestrians.
A first-ever experience for me on Pacific Coast Highway, on a Friday, in summer.
Remember the post in March about the discovery of 30 new fly species in LA yards?
Fun piece by Anna Scott, a producer with KCRW's Press Play, on that house you can see among the oil wells off to the west of La Cienega Boulevard.
Ridley-Thomas and more politics notes, DeAndre Jordan stays with Clippers, new hosts at NPR's All Things Considered and more.
NPR, the Washington Post and Digiday are among the media outlets covering the LAT decision to hire a new reporter to engage with blacks who tweet.
From Los Angeles city hall to the county building up the hill, African American political activists are thinking about the mayor's race and the future of black representation on the board of supervisors.
Customers like the deep inventory of films in stock. THR's story drops names like Kyle Chandler, Steven Soderbergh and Keanu Reeves.
Los Angeles is becoming a metropolis of the developing world, the New York Times columnist argues.
Catching up on politics, media and place. Including a piece on KPCC's Latino audience.
Amber Carvaly and Caitlin Doughty, both 30, have ambitions to disrupt the funeral business.
At Vice Sports, Jonathan Zeller goes deep on the story of Maccabi Los Angeles.
Parks and LaBonge check out of the City Council. SCOTUS to take on labor union fees. Gravel yards. Much more politics, media and place.
There's no real surprise here. Yes, the tar that washed up on local beaches came from 100 miles away.
New batch of photos gathered by remote camera in the eastern end of the Santa Susana Mountains.
Mayor Eric Garcetti was among the speakers at avery moving and diverse service on Thursday night.
"A deeply regrettable coincidence," the paper said in a statement after Romenesko called. Nine people died in the massacre at a historic black church.
Mission Hills Bowl, Friendly Hills Lanes in Whittier and Wagon Wheel Bowl in Oxnard all went dark this month. And a home where Norma Jean Dougherty lived in what's now Valley Village was torn down.
Planted in two streams last year, they are the first California red-legged frogs to grow up in the Santa Monicas since the 1970s.
Politics, media, books and place for a new week, plus a couple of tweets.
Something elemental and powerful connects Michael Heizer's "Levitated Mass" at LACMA to his remote "City" in the Nevada desert. And now there's an effort underway to protect "City" in a new Basin and Range National Monument.
The mountain lions in the San Gabriels are untagged, uncollared and unnamed. But they are just as beautiful as the ones the National Park Service monitors in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Prepare to be laughed at if you ever refer to Microsoft Square in DTLA.
With David Ryu, a Korean American, just elected to the Los Angeles City Council, attention should now turn to putting an Asian American on the county board of supervisors.
Climate change, the drought and development pressure are all taking a toll on the symbolic succulents that grow only in the Mojave Desert.
The same DWP that sends threatening letters if you are 10 days late paying them took three months to send my rebate. But I would take out my lawn again.
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
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
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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