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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Al Martinez on Everything Else

Water water everywhere, but ne'er a drop for water-boarding

Thumbnail image for al-martinez-sketch.jpg As California's water shortage becomes more critical Martinez finds substitutes for water---unless human sweat, dog drool and purified pee-pee are a bit too much for you to take.
Gary Leonard

Clippers rally @ Staples Center

LAO__Garcetti&Ballmer copy.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a regular weekly feature of LA Observed.
Here in Malibu

Meanwhile, over at Pepperdine...

Preparations for Pepperdine's annual flag display to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks have begun. Founded seven years...
Place

City archive photos put to immediate good use

pe-viaduct-fletcher.jpg Image database we posted about yesterday includes this 1928 view of the corner of Riverside and Fletcher drives, showing a long-gone Pacific Electric Red Cars viaduct.
Place

John Lennon for Tower Records on the strip (video)

tower-records-circa-1988.jpg Lennon taped a promotional spot for the Tower Records store on Sunset Strip in 1974, reportedly while in studio at KHJ radio.
Police

Distracted deputy won't be charged for killing cyclist

Olin-no-charges-streetsblog.jpg Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Wood drifted into a bike lane while typing on his patrol car screen last December and struck entertainment attorney Milton Olin Jr.
Diversion

Grammy Museum to honor 'Star-Spangled Banner' (video)

grammy-museum-sign.jpg "Oh Say Can You Sing: ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Popular Music" opens September 12. Yes, Hendrix at Woodstock is featured. Plus: A bonus 'O Canada.'
California

Mystery of the Death Valley racetrack may be solved

slithering-rocks-scripps.jpg Scientists observed the sailing stones of Racetrack Playa moving this past winter and think they have finally figured out the mechanism that moves heavy rocks across a dry lake bed.
Veronica Street

Chapter 9. The News Travels

veronica.jpg Ayla was a revved up little engine, narcissistic, and brutal.
Pacific

Surf's up. Sort of

SM Beach lifeguard high surf1 8-14 - Copy.JPG Unlike the south-facing beaches, the sand at Santa Monica was relatively undisturbed by the high-wave action courtesy Hurricane Marie. But lifeguards were on high alert.
Colleges

USC player Josh Shaw admits he made up hero story

josh-shaw-usc.jpg The Trojans cornerback has been suspended from the football team and he has retained a lawyer. Shaw says he was injured in an unspecified fall and lied about it.
Here in Malibu

Big Wednesday

huge-surf-at-the-malibu-pier-vdt.jpg Hello, Hurricane Marie -- after a long, flat summer you brought big waves (and a circus) to the Malibu Pier and Surfrider Beach today. The surfers of SoCal say "thank you."
Media people

Media notes for Wednesday 8.27.14

daily-news-editors.jpg Daily News leadership, a new photo of and a threat directed at Nikki Finke, Heather Havrilesky's column moves, plus more.
Race

Producer's 'detention' by BHPD creates big backlash

charles-belk-msnbc.jpg Charles Belk was at an Emmy event in Beverly Hills when he went out to feed his meter. He was stopped by police, cuffed and taken away as a bank robbery suspect. He says its about walking while black and his Facebook post has gone huge.
History

Photos from the LA city archives now online

lachs-1st-street-bridge-1890s.jpg The Los Angeles City Historical Society has put a growing database online of selected official photographs from the Los Angeles City Archives. More than 600 images now, and the project's Anna Sklar tells me more are coming.
New at LA Observed
Sky and palm
sky-and-palm.jpgGreat skies we're having this week. #DTLA. Bigger on Facebook
Double pump
mikes-main-diesel-port.jpg Mike's Diesel, Port of Los Angeles. LA Observed photo.
Dancers audition
barak-audition.jpgTryouts for LA's Barak Ballet. Photo by Judy Graeme
Weird Pacific summer
Velellas-htb.jpgCool, strange jellies are washing up on on LA beaches. Fauna
DTLA residential
Broadway-Olympic-lofts.jpgThree new lofts projects in the works. Renderings

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