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Place

O California: A New Yorker poem

palms-cuyama.jpg Sarah Holland-Batt, an Australian poet, has a poem of California in this issue of the New Yorker.
Politics

Councilman Buscaino not running for Hahn seat in Congress

joe-buscaino-mug.jpg State Sen. Isadore Hall is already running, so Buscaino said today "my future is here in Los Angeles, not 3,000 miles away."
Here in Malibu

And then, the sun set

Continuing with the post-rain, pretty sky, silhouetted tree theme, here's the sunset Monday night....
Gary Leonard

6th Street Viaduct replacement groundbreaking

LAO_6th viaduct.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed. Click on the photo to view bigger. Gary's archive....
Demographics

Gentrification map of Los Angeles since 2000

generification-map-la-governing.jpg Cities aren’t gentrifying by master plan, but because young people with money to spend want to live there.
LAT

LA Times taps NYT for new op-ed editor

JulietLapidos-nyt.jpg Juliet Lapidos is an opinion editor and writer for the New York Times and formerly edited or wrote for Slate, the Atlantic, the Awl and other outlets.
Bill Boyarsky

2020 report's slow walk

bill-300.jpg “The time to act is now,” said the LA 2020 Commission in its report last year urging big changes for Los Angeles city government. Not so fast, said City Council President Herb Wesson, who created the commission.
News

Wednesday news and notes: 2.25.15

winter-temps-calif-nws.jpg Inglewood OK's the NFL stadium. Taxpayers did pay for the Kevin DeLeon coronation. Kenneth Turan's favorite Oscar analysis. Drones over the Valley. Plus more politics and media and tweets of the day.
Obituaries

Michael Graham, 72, Daily News reporter turned screenwriter

michael-graham.jpg Graham reported the Billionaire Boys Club stories in the 1980s and wrote for "NYPD Blue" and other TV shows.
Place

HistoricPlacesLA website is ready for you now

griffith-obs-hpla.jpg The site provides information on and mapping of hundreds of City Hall-designated historic-cultural monuments and other places that might be designated someday.
Business

Nordstrom leaving Westside Pavilion for Century City

nordstrom-westside.jpg Just as the Expo Line will be arriving, Nordstrom will be relocating to a much bigger space a few miles east.
Politics
villaraigosa-with-teachers-fb.jpg Will the former mayor aim for governor in 2018 — or have we seen the last of Antonio Villaraigosa the candidate? Who will dare run against Kamala Harris?
Politics

Henry Waxman joins son's PR firm in Washington

henry-waxman-politico.jpg Overtures to big D.C. law firms did not find a comfortable fit for the Democrat who battled Big Tobacco and Big Pharma.
Here in Malibu

Sail away, sweet rainstorm

The final shreds of that stormlette as they crossed the coast yesterday left us with blue skies and the slightest...
News

Tuesday news and notes: 2.24.15

metrolink-oxnard-crash-kabc.jpg Metrolink crash injures 28. Port logjam could take months. UCLA's superbug problem. Plus politics, media and place notes and a tweet of the day.
Here in Malibu

Is this how a California winter behaves now?

Well, it tried to rain. I've read about other parts of SoCal that got drenched but here in Malibu we...
Television

KTTV boss Kevin Hale to retire

fox-11-bundy.jpg Hale has been at Channel 11 since 2004 and with Fox TV Stations for 18 years. No replacement has yet been named.
News

Monday news and notes: 2.23.15

meghan-mccarty-elex-kpcc.jpg Politics, media, place and more. Photo: KPCC's Meghan McCarty looks for an Angeleno who cares about the city election.
Good read

Writing about cancer and dying: Laurie Becklund and Oliver Sacks

henry+laurie-iris.jpg Becklund's service on Sunday at Hollywood Forever included a recommendation — seconded here — to read her piece about dying on the LA Times op-ed page. Sacks' too, in the NYT.
Hollywood

Watching the Oscars offline: the best

mozza-oscar-statuette.jpg No Twitter, no Facebook, no live blogs or online snark. So liberating. Link to winners inside.
Christensen and Gold

Oil drilling in Hermosa Beach: déjà vu all over again?

playadelrey.jpg Hermosa Beach residents have 10 more days to contemplate the future of their beach town and the Santa Monica Bay. Whatever they decide it may feel like déjà vu all over again. The question is which version of the past do they want to see come back?
Architecture

Renderings day: 6th Street Viaduct and NFL in Carson

6th-st-viaduct-render2.jpg Of the two big projects officially kicked off on Friday, the construction of a new bridge to carry 6th Street over the Los Angeles River and beyond is the more likely to happen.
Here in Malibu

Still foggy here in Malibu

And honestly? Still pretty happy about it....
News

Friday news and notes: 2.20.15

mad-men-1976-scene.jpg Politics notes: An endorsement in the 4th district. Media: Mad Men and Pulitzer prizes. Place: Green sea turtles. And more.
Don Shirley
pensotti-shirley.jpg Shirley also reviews "Cineastas," which closes Saturday at REDCAT downtown.
New at LA Observed
LAO_6th viaduct.jpgTake My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed. Click on the photo to view bigger. Gary's archive.
Streetscape | Colby Avenue
colby-quonset.jpgQuonset hut on the Westside. You'll never guess the address. LA Observed photo.
Streetscape | Sunset Boulevard
silver-lake-scene-sunset.jpgSilver Lake near Sunset Junction. LA Observed photo
Meet the Gazzarri Dancers
june-wilson-gene-clark-gd.jpgBefore June Fairchild died as a "cult actress," she was a TV dancer in Los Angeles. Story
LAO_AfricanAmericanHeritageMonth copy.jpgTake My Picture Gary Leonard is a weekly feature of LA Observed. Click on the image to see bigger.

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