An atlas of LA's multitudes

LAfreeways.jpg LAtitudes: An Angeleno's Atlas, a new book just out from Heyday, whole-heartedly embraces the Whitmanesque myth of Los Angeles: "Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes." Book launch events at Clockshop and Skylight Books on May 2 and 3.
Veronica Street

Chapter 26. Sold!

veronica.jpg Eugenio walks into Vega's, where he is not well-liked.

Friday news and notes: A lotta news, from all over

baltimoreDA.jpg Baltimore cops charged, more reax to LAPD body cameras, a crooked local chief of police, DWP audits and more.
arts-dist-free-library.jpg Streetscape
Arts District Free Book Library. Corner of Hewitt and Traction.
Music at the Bradbury
italiansaxophone.jpgThe Da Camera Society put on a concert by the Italian Saxophone Quartet at the Bradbury Building. Bigger
'Bates Motel' transformed
bates-motel-portrait.jpgArtist Vincent Lamouroux talks to Iris Schneider about covering the Sunset Pacific Motel in white. More photos
Drought shaming
drought-shaming-vf.jpg Graphed on a flow chart, Vanity Fair style. Check it out
From Obama to LAT
johanna-maska-obama-wh.jpgThe new official spokesperson for the LA Times comes from the Obama White House. Details
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Native Intelligence Veronique de Turenne Bill Boyarsky Christensen and Gold

Old Cornell
old-place-cornell.jpgThe Old Place on Mulholland Highway. Click to see bigger. Photo: Judy Graeme.
expo-line-overhead-cc.jpgExpo Line, Culver City.
unstoppable-metro-local.jpgRiders may disagree. Metro bus on La Brea.
Spring has come
sycamores-vdt.jpgWildflowers and greenery in the Santa Monica Mountains. Here in Malibu
Breaking away
p-33-face-300.jpgP-33 escapes the Santa Monicas by crossing the 101. Story
Streetscape | Burbank
warner-bros-palms.jpgOlive Avenue side of Warner Bros.
Look up
lookup-6th+flower.jpgA corner of the downtown LA skyline from 6th and Flower streets.
Homeless camp on Pico
homeless-pico-closer.jpgSidewalk encampment on Pico Boulevard in West LA. Photos