Don Shirley

On famous actors and 99-seat theater

blythe-danner-country-house-lamont.jpg I don't understand why Blythe Danner's words were chosen to receive the spotlight in a full-page LA Times ad about Actors' Equity and minimum wage.

30 new species of flies discovered buzzing Los Angeles

30newSpeciesoffly-nhm.jpg This level of previously unknown biodiversity surprised scientists and makes them wonder: what other mystery species are living in our backyards?

Atmospheric rivers she has known

atmos-rivers-peng.jpg Scientist Grace Peng reminds us there was a time when the Pacific inundated California with rivers of free water from the sky.
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Streetscape | Burbank
warner-bros-palms.jpgOlive Avenue side of Warner Bros.
Paying a lot more for water
calif-aqueduct-sign-lao.jpgThe MWD is offering rice farmers the most ever to buy their water. Story
Wedding day
pasadena-city-hall-rolls.jpgPasadena City Hall on Saturday.
Streetscape | Blue house
s-charles-lee-home.jpgThe one-time home and office of movie theater designer S. Charles Lee on Wilshire Boulevard, formerly Orange Street, in the Westlake area.
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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
Of tsunamis and earthquakes
namie-pile-sign.jpgIn one part of Japan, time has stood still since the 2011 tsunami. Story and video
Music at Doheny Mansion
dacamera-doheny-iris.jpgIris Schneider takes in some chamber music with the Da Camera Society. More
The name fits in Sawtelle
sawtele-furaibo.jpgSawtelle Japantown is LA's newest blue-sign neighborhood. Kevin Roderick
Giant coreopsis bloom
giant-coreopsis-malibu-point-dume-vdt.jpgThat time again at Point Dume headlands. Here in Malibu
Villaraigosa's new crib
villaraigosa-home.jpgFormer mayor buys a $2.5 million contemporary in Beachwood Canyon.
Streetscape | Pico Boulevard
pico-bike-skeleton.jpgMan and his skeleton riding tandem in Santa Monica. Photo: Sean Roderick