LA Observed

Summer hiatus

The front office is taking a late-summer holiday. There will be less posting than usual until close to the end of September.
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Lucas Museum
Mayor Eric Garcetti with George Lucas and Mellody Hobson.

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Donna Perlmutter
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Lost lives, living music and La Bohème

Jessye Norman, Martin Bernheimer, Plácido Domingo and more.
Gary Leonard
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Lucas Museum

Mayor Eric Garcetti with George Lucas and Mellody Hobson.
Don Shirley
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Beyond the bedroom scenes

You've heard of the old gimmick of beginning an ad (or an article) with the word "SEX" followed by the words "Now that I've got your attention..."
LA Observed

Summer hiatus

The front office is taking a late-summer holiday. There will be less posting than usual until close to the end of September.
Visiting blogger
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Goodbye, Downtown L.A.: One heck of a ride comes to an end

Jon Regardie's final column for the LA Downtown News if he had been allowed to run it.
Gary Leonard
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Elizabeth Warren rally

When the candidates come to town, Gary is there.
Bill Boyarsky
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Galperin's numbers fall short of telling homeless story

Larry Mantle, host of KPCC's AirTalk, expressed the frustration of almost everyone dealing with homelessness when he interviewed City Controller Ron Galperin: "Trying to get one's arm around this thing, very challenging, Ron."