Everything: Last 48 hours

A quick scan of all LA Observed entries posted in the past two days, on all blogs
 
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Media future

Santa Barbara news startup Mission & State to shut down

injunction-protest-missionandstate.jpg The Knight Foundation will not fund a second year and the foundation behind the investigative news project says "unfortunately...the Mission & State experiment must come to an end."
Flora

Talking more about LA's palm trees

palm-weed-commerce.jpg My Monday segment on KCRW and a collaboration between the LA Review of Books and Flaunt magazine show the ongoing power of the palm in the LA narrative.
Newspapers

Go to jail in the old HerEx building

jail-cell-herex.jpg The Herald Examiner building downtown has not been inhabited by real newspaper reporters and editors since 1989. But some of them may feel eerily at home in the jail sets recently added to the array of location sets available for rental.
News

News and notes for Monday 7.21.14

new-yorker-illo-note.jpg Hottest six months ever in California. Perez drops recount. Considering California's political cast of cast of septuagenarians and octogenarians. Mayor Hahn now in traffic court. Policing the Metro system. Plus a new New Yorker website, James Garner and more.
Christensen and Gold

The LA River: A cabinet of wonders

unfinished1.jpg Natural history museums grew out of the "Wunderkammer"--a device for cultivating wonder in the face of the amazing diversity and weirdness of the world, but also for discovery, of the new, the unknown, of patterns, and laws. The LA River has become a kind of cabinet of wonders for Los Angeles: a site for thinking about and making sense of nature and culture in the city.
New at LA Observed
Industrial palms
palm-street-calvert-vn.jpgCalvert Street in Van Nuys. Click to see larger. LAO photo.
Sign of the print apocalypse?
newsbox-apocalypse.jpgNews boxes on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana. Bigger
Kimono exhibit at LACMA
kimono-panel.jpg "Kimono for a Modern Age" presents more than 30 of the traditional garments. Curator Sharon S. Takeda walks us through.
Hollywood streetscape
hollywood-lex-iris.jpgIris Schneider finds this corner at Highland and Lexington avenues interesting. Click to see bigger.
DTLA strand
grand-park0beach.jpg
On a pleasant summer Friday, the fountain in Grand Park becomes a concrete beach. See bigger / Joel Sappell

On the radio
News and public affairs interviews
The Madeleine Brand Show - KPCC 9-10 a.m.
Airtalk with Larry Mantle - KPCC 10-12 noon
To the Point - KCRW Noon-1 p.m.
Patt Morrison - KPCC 1-3 p.m.
Which Way, LA? - KCRW 7-8 p.m.
Left, Right & Center - KCRW Friday 2:30 p.m. Off-Ramp - KPCC Saturday noon
KPFK - Pacifica Radio
City Maven Radio Hour - Internet radio
 
Talk: KFI - KABC - KTLK - KRLA