This week's Sports Illustrated features the baseball-themed orange crate artwork of Pasadena artist Ben Sakoguchi. The piece is by LA Observed contributor David Davis. There's an online gallery of thirteen Sakoguchi images at the SI website.
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold | Our modern water systems have made it not only possible, but virtually inevitable, that we should forget where our water comes from and the responsibilities it carries. Myth and art may be our best ways back into that understanding.
Al Martinez | A judge's ruling that declares capital punishment unconstitutional in California causes Martinez to wonder if we are beginning to weary of the savagery and he hopes for the dawning of a new day of compassion.
I asked Junior State high school students how many read newspapers. I expected few hands would be raised. in the Los Angeles Times community room. Wrong. Well over a dozen--maybe more--signaled they read those old-fashioned print communications.