As California's water shortage becomes more critical Martinez finds substitutes for water---unless human sweat, dog drool and purified pee-pee are a bit too much for you to take.
Al Martinez on Everything Else
Image database we posted about yesterday includes this 1928 view of the corner of Riverside and Fletcher drives, showing a long-gone Pacific Electric Red Cars viaduct.
Lennon taped a promotional spot for the Tower Records store on Sunset Strip in 1974, reportedly while in studio at KHJ radio.
Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Wood drifted into a bike lane while typing on his patrol car screen last December and struck entertainment attorney Milton Olin Jr.
"Oh Say Can You Sing: ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Popular Music" opens September 12. Yes, Hendrix at Woodstock is featured. Plus: A bonus 'O Canada.'
Scientists observed the sailing stones of Racetrack Playa moving this past winter and think they have finally figured out the mechanism that moves heavy rocks across a dry lake bed.
Ayla was a revved up little engine, narcissistic, and brutal.
Unlike the south-facing beaches, the sand at Santa Monica was relatively undisturbed by the high-wave action courtesy Hurricane Marie. But lifeguards were on high alert.
The Trojans cornerback has been suspended from the football team and he has retained a lawyer. Shaw says he was injured in an unspecified fall and lied about it.
Daily News leadership, a new photo of and a threat directed at Nikki Finke, Heather Havrilesky's column moves, plus more.
Charles Belk was at an Emmy event in Beverly Hills when he went out to feed his meter. He was stopped by police, cuffed and taken away as a bank robbery suspect. He says its about walking while black and his Facebook post has gone huge.
The Los Angeles City Historical Society has put a growing database online of selected official photographs from the Los Angeles City Archives. More than 600 images now, and the project's Anna Sklar tells me more are coming.
Sky and palmGreat skies we're having this week. #DTLA. Bigger on Facebook
Dancers auditionTryouts for LA's Barak Ballet. Photo by Judy Graeme
Weird Pacific summerCool, strange jellies are washing up on on LA beaches. Fauna
DTLA residentialThree new lofts projects in the works. Renderings
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More locations and the surf report on the LA Observed weather page
Take our picture Gary LeonardGary Leonard photo of the audience at his Central Library conversation with Kevin Roderick. Bigger
Voices of LAKamau Daáood recites poetry backed by a klezmer jazz ensemble at Breed Street Shul. Iris Schneider