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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.
Mike Woo, the dean of Cal Poly Pomona's College of Environmental Design, played tour guide for 50 students to explore LA by night.
Because there's more going on than Donald Trump's get-even war on America.
Los Angeles can breathe again. The day no one wanted to come has passed.
It is one of the most historic gas stations in Los Angeles. Seen by millions across the globe in an iconic photograph of a Hollywood legend.
Friday night pre-game ceremony at Dodger Stadium will air at 6:30 on KTLA Channel 5, SportsNet LA and KLAC radio.
The museum holding the collection of Gary Cypres had just opened to the public in July.
It's clear the DWP had no real plan to refill the now-dry lake bed, leaving residents and visitors shaking their heads.
Our occasional roundup on media, politics and place.
Whether in Silicon Valley or the Westside of Los Angeles, residential gluttony is creeping in.
El Big Happy, Wall Street, DTLA Flower District. LA Observed's occasional column of media notes and more. At the top "Taco trucks are like palm trees here. Part of the...
A popular spot with Valley motor officers is one door over from a notorious crime location.
Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken have been VIPs in the LA food scene since they opened City Cafe in 1981.
Readers of the Southern California News Group papers are warned how to watch out for the stuff.
MONA had to leave downtown in 2011 but things are all right now. Visiting is like seeing old friends again.
A lively multispecies gathering at the infamous Mountain Mermaid Inn in Topanga Canyon raised the question: What happens when we are the owner of animals and all wildlife are pets? This is what we are learning now.
The French-born chef built a national empire after his two hit Los Angeles eateries.
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.
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 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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