Everything for the past week

A quick scan of all LA Observed entries posted in the past seven days, on all blogs
 
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Arts

Deborah Strang on her 'lovely, crazy' life in the theater

lao-newchairsusethis.jpg The veteran A Noise Within actor talks with LA Observed about the joys and perils of performing in two plays at once, her favorite leading men and what happens when you start a show while sitting on a toilet.
Here in Malibu

Eye on the ball

There is nothing the little border collie would rather do than to chase and catch (and chase and catch...
Al Martinez on Everything Else

The Topanga barking and howling show

Thumbnail image for al-martinez-sketch.jpg Martinez riffs on dogs, shifting family tenants in his house and why bible sellers are always in jeopardy at his front door.
Here in Malibu

Autumnal, too

A touch of gold in the sycamores deep in the Santa Monica mountains....
Gary Leonard

Tyrus Wong's 104th birthday

LAO_TyrusWong104 copy.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a regular weekly feature of LA Observed.
Don Shirley

Encountering Encuentro

enriques-journey-ds.jpg I can't report that everything on the Encuentro stages is wonderful, but from now through November 10 there is certainly a lot more to choose from than there has been at LATC in recent years. Isn't it about time that LA got a concentrated dose of Latino theater?
Veronica Street

Chapter 15. The Hallway

veronica.jpg He wondered if they were already bumping nasties.
Native Intelligence

Cutting remarks

SitStill salon sign4 10-22-14 - Copy.JPG Sex, lies and a little off the side at the Sit Still Salon
Fauna

Trail cam in San Gabriels spots four lions together (video)

lion-martinez-glendora.jpg Robert Martinez's camera above Glendora captures family of cougars in the daylight — followed by a night visitor.
News

Morning news and notes: Wednesday 10.22.14

laemmle-sm-rendering.jpg Mexican cartel kills anonymous woman tweeter. Ben Bradlee dies. A food editor returns to LA Times. Kuehl and Shriver don't like each other. Yosemite proposes $30 admission per car. Plus tweets of the day and more.
Crime

Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

Thumbnail image for daniele-watts-detained.jpg Two leading civil rights activists applaud the prosecution, saying that allegations of racial profiling are not "toys" to be tossed out lightly to cover up misdeeds.
Bill Boyarsky

Kuehl, Shriver and labor power

bill-300.jpg Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver gave sharp and articulate performances in last Friday night’s debate, showing clear differences between the candidates for the Third District supervisorial seat.
LAT

Déjà vu: LA Times under Beutner restores California section

Thumbnail image for latimes-building-aerial-tig.jpg Part two of the Times will go back to being the California section starting tomorrow. It's part of focusing on local news, says publisher Austin Beutner: "LATExtra only means something to those who work in the printing plant."
News

Monday news and notes: 10.20.14

hillary-clinton-smile.jpg Mohn's early reign at NPR. Kushner says he wasn't pushed. Vote on fracking. Hillary Clinton in town tonight. Garcetti's in Washington. SoCal Book Award winners, Kings player arrested and suspended, plus more inside.
Here in Malibu

There and back again

Pix from the plane, one of my favorite things: Marina Del Rey: Catalina: Two Harbors: Somewhere over New Mexico: Wildfire...
Trades

A new sign over West LA

variety-sign-wla-close.jpg The Variety logo that used to shine from the tallest office tower on the Wilshire Miracle Mile is now on the facade of a non-descript mid-rise on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles.
Architecture

Inside the Al Struckus house in Woodland Hills

struckus-vert-jg.jpg I got a chance on Saturday to visit the distinctive circular design by architect Bruce Goff set amid the urban forest in the old Girard section of Woodland Hills. "The house is unlike any other," the LA Conservancy says.
Photography

Shooting Muhammad Ali: An interview with Al Satterwhite

ali-satterwhite-smiles.jpg Photographer Al Satterwhite shot Ali in Miami during his training sessions for both the Jerry Quarry and Joe Frazier fights. Now based in Redondo Beach, Satterwhite is facing a Kickstarter deadline to publish a book of photographs of Ali from that time, many never seen before.
Arts

Australians bring a feather-free 'Swan Lake,' plus Mahler's Fifth

swan-lake-dp.jpg The Australian Ballet provided plenty of entertainment, but the "white" scenes were not so white. Our critic, however, was "gobsmacked" by the LA Phil's Mahler.
Books

LA Observed interview: Toni Ann Johnson

toniannjohnson.jpg LA Observed interviews Inglewood resident Toni Ann Johnson about her debut novel, Remedy for a Broken Angel.
Foothills

Chinese millionaires are buying mansions in Arcadia

arcadia-bloomberg.jpg Bloomberg Businessweek examines the latest influx of Chinese capital to transform a corner of the San Gabriel Valley.
Place

A mariachi funeral for Nati Cano (video)

nati-cano-funeral-hernandez.jpg Mariachi Los Camperos members perform a final tribute to the troupe's founder and leader.
New at LA Observed
LAO_TyrusWong104 copy.jpgTake My Picture Gary Leonard is a regular weekly feature of LA Observed. See Gary's archive.
Fauna observed
owl-in-yucca-vdt.jpgGreat horned owl perched in a yucca. Veronique de Turenne
Australian Ballet and more
swan-lake-dp.jpg
The Australian Ballet's recent visit reviewed, plus Mahler's Fifth by Dudamel and the LA Phil. Donna Perlmutter
Streetscape: East Hollywood
beverlys-appliances-smblvd.jpgBeverly's Appliances, Santa Monica Boulevard
Al Satterwhite's photos of Muhammad Ali
ali-satterwhite-secret.jpgDavid Davis talks with the photographer about shooting a key chapter in Ali's career and a Kickstarter campaign to put out a book. Interview

On the radio
News and public affairs interviews
The Madeleine Brand Show - KPCC 9-10 a.m.
Airtalk with Larry Mantle - KPCC 10-12 noon
To the Point - KCRW Noon-1 p.m.
Patt Morrison - KPCC 1-3 p.m.
Which Way, LA? - KCRW 7-8 p.m.
Left, Right & Center - KCRW Friday 2:30 p.m. Off-Ramp - KPCC Saturday noon
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