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Here in Malibu

Our odd summer continues

Hot inland but so far, temperate here at the coast. We've had raindrops, rainbows, and evening light so pretty,...
Bill Boyarsky

LA's no drama water boss

bill-300.jpg Marcie Edwards, Los Angeles' water boss, gives an audience no sense of the calamitous nature of the drought. But maybe that’s as it should be.
Observing Los Angeles

Cory Doctorow has his reasons to trade London for LA

boing-boing-grab.jpg Subways. National healthcare. Curbs on surveillance and mass boycotts of standardized testing. Does he mean us?
Sports

LA disarray: Puig, Angels, Kings, Clippers...

puig-espn-mag-grab.jpg Yasiel Puig is thoroughly disliked in the Dodgers clubhouse, a new book says. And the Angels' general manager, Jerry Dipoto, may have cleaned out his office and left.
City Hall
Thumbnail image for homeless-pico-closer.jpg On the eve of his second anniversary in office, the mayor faces a test on the homeless issue. He changed his tune last night on Warren Olney's show.
Observing Los Angeles

LA's forgotten Jewish soccer dynasty

los-angeles-forgotten-jewish-soccer-dynasty-1435124242.jpg At Vice Sports, Jonathan Zeller goes deep on the story of Maccabi Los Angeles.
Follow up
misty-copeland-gene-schiavone.jpg Copeland came from a difficult situation in San Pedro and Gardena and today becomes the first African-American female principal dancer ever in the company.
News

Tuesday news and notes

rock-yard-soqui-law.jpg Parks and LaBonge check out of the City Council. SCOTUS to take on labor union fees. Gravel yards. Much more politics, media and place.
Performing arts

Eifman and the LA Ballet, plus LA Phil closes the Disney season

Gustavo-Dudamel-007.jpg Russian Boris Eifman brings story-book ballets that are not about fairytale creatures or kingdoms and their royalty, but about real people drowning in human tragedies.
Only in LA

We're loath to fly and it shows

almostontime.jpg It's traveling season and I'm reminded of the questions that plague me when I'm boarding a plane.
Music

Bill Walton *really* loves the Grateful Dead

bill-walton-deadhead-twitter.jpg "5 shows in 9 days, just like the old days," the former basketball great tweets. He has already been to 854 Dead shows.
Books

Michael Connelly visits the LA crime lab

connellyheader-csula.jpg In a piece for the Cal State LA campus magazine, Connelly goes to the lab that provides many scenes for his books and Amazon original series, "Bosch."
Here in Malibu

Aloha from Malibu

Our tropical (ok, slight hyperbole) summer continues with moisture from another monsoonal system now moving through Mexico. The tiniest...
Interesting Angelenos

Susan Ahn Cuddy, 100, Korean-American pioneer in LA

susan-ahn-cuddy.jpg Born to the first Korean couple to immigrate to Los Angeles, she was a Navy code breaker in World War II, an activist in LA and part of a popular postwar restaurant family in the San Fernando Valley.
Media
steve-chiotakis-award.jpg The annual press club banquet was Sunday night. Here's a curated list of some of the winners.
Media people

City Hall reporter moving to another floor

city-hall-with-palms.jpg Catherine Saillant left the LA Times on Friday and will be a communications deputy in one of the newest city departments.
Native Intelligence

Rainbow over Mar Vista

rainbow-over-mar-vista-srr.jpg No rain in sight, but a big rainbow over Mar Vista just before sunset nonetheless.
Don Shirley

The once and future centers of LA theater

bad-jews-lamont.jpg With the end of Actors' Equity's 99-Seat Theater Plan now scheduled for next June, some suggestions for the transition. Plus 'Bad Jews' and 'The Heir Apparent.'
America

Marriage for all now the law of the land

Supreme Court decides 5-4 that Americans do have a basic right to marry and that states can't single out same-sex couples.
Water

As Mono Lake drops, land bridge is emerging again

monolake-southtufa-jg.jpg An echo from the recent past at the scenic brine lake on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada range.
Sports
triangle-offense-book-nyt.jpg An NYT editor explains how writer Nicholas Dawidoff came to go do deep on a subject no one was curious about: "They just might fall in love with this truly bizarre corner of the sports landscape, as I had."
City Hall

Academy museum in Miracle Mile gets OK from the City Council

academy-museum-ball.jpg The 13-0 vote allows construction to begin soon at the former May Co. building at Wilshire and Fairfax.
Health

Obamacare subsidies legal, Supreme Court rules

scotus-aca-nyt.jpg In a 6-3 decision with the majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court ruled it was clear that Congress intended for healthcare tax credits to be available in all states.
Gary Leonard

LA Fight Club

LAO_FightClub.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs every Thursday at LA Observed.
New at LA Observed
LaBonge signs off
labonge-last-day.jpgTom LaBonge's final moments at the City Council horseshoe (with Gary Leonard in the background.) Photo: Branimir Kvartuc.
An Eifman ballet and more
elfman-ballet.jpgDonna Perlmutter on some local ballets and the close of the LA Phil season at Disney Hall. Native Intelligence
Rainbow over Mar Vista
rainbow-over-mar-vista-srr.jpgNo rain in sight, but a big rainbow appeared over the Westside nonetheless. Bigger
Glendale adjacent
sun-valley-extrusion-glenda.jpgAlways good to know where the extrusion office can be found.
LAO_FightClub.jpgTake My Picture Gary Leonard runs every Thursday at LA Observed. Bigger.

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