At Vice Sports, Jonathan Zeller goes deep on the story of Maccabi Los Angeles.
Life, cultures, architecture, geography, neighborhoods, history, demographics, urbanism, nature, the environment. And anything else.
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.
Stories by Los Angeles Magazine, THR and the LA Times include the quote of the night: "Building a bike lane at the farmers’ market won’t build a great city. It would build a great Danish village."
Affected beaches range as far south as San Clemente. Heck of a coincidence if this is not found to be connected to the Santa Barbara County spill.
Is this a house or a flashback? Reporting from Venice.
Donna Bojarsky and friends unveiled a new group Future of Cities: Leading in LA at the hilltop Pritzker residence.
One of Hollywood's most visible landmarks is the site of a proposed mega-project.
March was warmer than April or May. Last time that happened: 1921.
An old barn and packing shed remain from an asparagus ranch where a Chinese immigrant family thrived before the San Fernando Valley became the suburbs.
P-41, an adult male weighing 130 pounds, was tagged and released on May 7 in the mountain range above Burbank and Glendale.
I've been storing up for a few days.
My post for Memorial Day includes a book excerpt and a visit to Los Angeles National Cemetery.
These lucky few slutsters got seats at the counter.of Egg Slut in Grand Central Market.
The 1920s landslide zone apparently is safe enough to let people in during the day.
Fun stock footage posted on the Internet Archive. Clifton's, the Golden Gopher, the Rialto and other theaters make appearances.
How long P-22 was under the house in Los Feliz, the lion cubs who crossed the 101 freeway and how many pets have been found at lion kills in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Tracy Wood, now at Voice of OC, learned lessons about official corruption covering the Vietnam War that keep coming into play in her coverage of government.
LAtitudes: An Angeleno's Atlas, a new book just out from Heyday, whole-heartedly embraces the Whitmanesque myth of Los Angeles: "Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes." Book launch events at Clockshop and Skylight Books on May 2 and 3.
County health inspections are spotty even at restaurants with confirmed cases of poisoning, says report by Joel Grover.
Groundbreaking is set today for a $200 million retail and entertainment center to be built on the site of a swap meet burned down in the 1992 riots, which began on this date.
No part of the natural or built environment is as emblematic of the third Los Angeles as the river, Christopher Hawthorne said as he brought to a close his "Third Los Angeles Project."
Raffi Hovannisian grew up in LA, a member of the Armenian diaspora in California. His son, the director of "2015," explains why Hovannisian went back to the homeland.
The CicLAvia organization will conduct a national search for an executive director.
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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