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Native Intelligence

The California desert welcomes spring

JT, chuckwalla, Mastodon Peak35 3-15 - Copy.JPG For our money, the best version of March madness plays out not on the hardwood, but the desert floor.
Christensen and Gold

Time to ratchet down on water

Hitchster aqueduct.jpg Jerry Brown's approval of more than $1 billion in bond funding for drought response has led to statewide discussions on the adequacy of the response. Here are a number of other ideas that could move California closer to sustainable water management.
Media people

Prize season: Journos of the year, LAT and more

cheryl-fair-spj-award.jpg It's all about the acronyms: SPJ-LA, ASNE, ACES and ASJA. Congratulations to all the winners.
Don Shirley

On famous actors and 99-seat theater*

blythe-danner-country-house-lamont.jpg I don't understand why Blythe Danner's words were chosen to receive the spotlight in a full-page LA Times ad about Actors' Equity and minimum wage.
Here in Malibu

Wildflowers in the Santa Monica Mountains

They've appeared a full month earlier than last year, these mountain wildflowers, but in this 4th drought year, I guess...
Gary Leonard

Carlos Guitarlos

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Fauna

30 new species of flies discovered buzzing Los Angeles

30newSpeciesoffly-nhm.jpg This level of previously unknown biodiversity surprised scientists and makes them wonder: what other mystery species are living in our backyards?
Weather

Atmospheric rivers she has known

atmos-rivers-peng.jpg Scientist Grace Peng reminds us there was a time when the Pacific inundated California with rivers of free water from the sky.
Media people
alejandra-campoverdi-ucla.jpg Alejandra Campoverdi is the former Obama aide named managing editor of #EmergingUS, the Times' multimedia venture on race and multiculturalism.
Obituaries

George Fischbeck, TV's Dr. George, dies at 92

dr-george-fischbeck.jpg Fischbeck was Channel 7's weatherman for nearly 20 years in the 1970s and 80s.
News

News and notes: Bush coming, bookstore closing & more

RauschLA-hunt.jpg Jeb Bush to raise cash in Bel Air. Supes look to raise minimum age. A new column in Daily News. More notes on politics, media and place.
Native Intelligence

Farm fresh wind

Vestas, 1 of 2 in Windmill Tours 37 3-17-15 - Copy.JPG How Coachella Valley's wind farms flip nature's switch. A side trip into eco-technology.
Here in Malibu

Let's visit the lake again

This morning in the Santa Monica mountains, before the sun had climbed too high, the breeze was fresh and...
LAT
david-lazarus-twitter.jpg Consumer columnist David Lazarus has been getting more openly anti-Republican on his Twitter feed. So get ready for cat videos.
Media people

Q&A(s) with new managing editor for strategy at the LA Times*

mitra-kalita-twitter.jpg S. Mitra Kalita says few jobs in journalism would make her "uproot my family, leave a neighbourhood and friends I love, and exit an innovative startup like Quartz."
Here in Malibu

Recycling the garden

In the trash bin they're garden trimmings; put them in a jelly jar and voila, a spring bouquet....
News

Monday news and notes: Brown, Villaraigosa, Apple and more

cuba-truck.jpg Some news and notes of politics, media and place to get the week started.
Observing Los Angeles
ave50-monte-vista-hp.jpg In "Viva Gentrification!," Hector Tobar says whites are returning to Latino enclaves such as Highland Park.
America
starbucks-baristas-640.jpg Starbucks CEO says the order to write "Race Together" on cups ends Monday. Everyone in line says thanks.
Sports

Steve Nash retires from the Lakers and NBA

Steve_Nash-kids.jpg In a personal note posted on the web, Nash says "In my nearly three years in L.A., I’ve never met anyone who didn’t show me anything but love and support for my efforts."
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Streetscape | Burbank
warner-bros-palms.jpgOlive Avenue side of Warner Bros.
Paying a lot more for water
calif-aqueduct-sign-lao.jpgThe MWD is offering rice farmers the most ever to buy their water. Story
Wedding day
pasadena-city-hall-rolls.jpgPasadena City Hall on Saturday.
Streetscape | Blue house
s-charles-lee-home.jpgThe one-time home and office of movie theater designer S. Charles Lee on Wilshire Boulevard, formerly Orange Street, in the Westlake area.
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