Everything for the past week

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Fauna

Bass caught in MacArthur Park Lake

bass-macarthurpark-zocalo.jpg Steve Hymon photographs the colorful characters and scenes — and fauna — at the park that gave Westlake its name.
Editor's note

LA Observed at the Festival of Books this weekend

bill+boyarsky+latfob.jpg I'll be around schmoozing and signing on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Hope to meet some more of you. Plus Bill Boyarsky, Jon Christensen, Cari Beauchamp and more.
Television
sabado-gigante4.jpg It's the longest-running show on Univision and possibly the longest-running variety show in television history.
Fauna

Birds still not thriving in damaged Sepulveda Basin reserve

sepulveda-dam-tagging.jpg Greenery has returned, but few bird species are spotted in the reserve where the Army Corps abruptly tore out trees and habitat in 2012.
Streetscape

La Salsa Man in Malibu for lease

ls-salsa-man-malibu-4lease.jpg I don't know how long the La Salsa on Pacific Coast Highway has been closed. But the man looks lonely.
Blogosphere

Michael Higby, LA blogger, was 50

The lead blogger for many years at Mayor Sam's Sister City died Wednesday after a visit to the dentist.
Bill Boyarsky

The Mayor: Riordan tells of his sins and successes

bill-300.jpg Richard J. Riordan, in his book “The Mayor”, tells of the tragedies in his life and of his extra-marital affairs, divorces and drinking, adding a very human touch to his story of the eight successful years he served as mayor of Los Angeles.
Media

Media notes: Sylvia Lopez leaving KCAL, layoffs at THR, more

Sylvia-Lopez-kcbs.jpg Lopez says she is going to grad school fulltime. Alex Ben Block among those leaving the Hollywood Reporter, report says.
Here in Malibu

Before I forget...

Check out Walt with just one foot on the ground. It's the day after he got his new buzz...
Police

Cartoons win fresh panties and more for women in county jail

elana-pritchard-jail-hot.jpg Inmate Elana Pritchard's cartoons in LA Weekly of the indignities and shortages in LA County's women's jail led to changes.
Gary Leonard

Color coded parking signs

LAO_NewParkingSigns copy.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a weekly feature of LA Observed.
Downtown

Giannini Place next to transform on 7th Street

bank-of-italy-1923.jpg The former LA home of the Bank of Italy is on the way to becoming a hip hotel.
Politics
sotc-2015-grafic.jpg Garcetti has his night, but was anybody listening. Is Hollywood divided on Clinton or what? Politico to launch California Playbook.
Radio

KPFK dodges a bullet, stays on the air

kpfk-signage-ocw.jpg Last week's emergency fund drive was just what it sounds like — full survival mode, says an analysis in OC Weekly.
Fauna

P-22 has moved on for now, wildlife officials confirm*

p-22-nbc-browning.jpg During the night he left the Los Feliz crawl space where he waited out the media scrum. The cougar has been tracked to a Griffith Park canyon where he is fine.
Here in Malibu

More?

Some of you asked for more coyotes. Some of you wanted more Walter. Done and done....
Music

Percy Sledge, soul singer, was 73

percy-sledge-rrhof.jpg "When a Man Loves a Woman" "raised the bar for soul balladeering for all time," the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wrote. Sledge died today in Baton Rouge.
Fauna

P-22 is holed up under a house in Los Feliz (video)*

p-22-screen-grab.jpg As of Tuesday morning the cat may have moved on from Glendower Avenue.
Here in Malibu

Coyote spring

It's been hard work keeping tabs on the non-stop parade of coyotes through the open space in back of our...
Photography

Sebastiao Salgado and 'Salt of the Earth'

salgado-amazonas1.jpg Wim Wenders' reverent documentary about photographer Sebastiao Salgado should be required viewing for every member of the human race, says Iris Schneider.
Police

Lalo Alcaraz on Walter Scott, a cop and a cellphone

walter-scott-cartoon-lalo-alcaraz.jpg The Los Angeles cartoonist posted his take on the killing in South Carolina of another unarmed black man and the unmasking of the police cover-up.
Streetscape

LA street corners: La Brea & Olympic

olympic-labrea.jpg Sunday afternoon in Mid-City. Photo: LA Observed...
Christensen and Gold

Room for improvement on LA's environmental report card

Report Card.jpg Los Angeles County got a C+ on its environmental report card last week, the same week that Mayor Eric Garcetti announced an ambitious sustainable city plan that could help raise environmental grades throughout the region.
New at LA Observed
P-22 is out there
p-22-nbc-browning.jpgThe Griffith Park cougar survives his closest brush with the surrounding city. Read
This week's Gary
LAO_NewParkingSigns copy.jpgTake My Picture Gary Leonard is a weekly feature of LA Observed. Click on the photo to see bigger. Gary's archive.
LaBrea & Oympic
olympic-labrea.jpgSunday afternoon, Mid-City.
Meet your LA Thunderbirds
1969-Thunderbirds.jpgWhoa, Nellie: LA roller games before the Derby Dolls. Story
Skid Row photographs
skid-row-vanhoek.jpgDésirée van Hoek, a Dutch photographer, has been shooting downtown for six years. Read

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Jenny Burman, Chicken Corner

Erika Schickel
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