LA Observed

Slow posting

The Twitter feed is curated and updated most days. Posting to the blogs is more sporadic.
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Pink's turns 80
The La Brea Avenue hot dog landmark celebrates a birthday.

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Donna Perlmutter
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Breakouts from Kennedy Center to Disney Hall

LA's own Michael Tilson Thomas just became a Kennedy Center honoree in the most vibrant profile of the entire televised celebration, and is very visible these days at Disney Hall.
Bill Boyarsky
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SB 50: It will be a fight to remember

As explained by a team of Los Angeles Times Community News reporters, Senate Bill 50 touches the sanctity of a home and the independence of local officials by allowing high rise apartments next to single family dwellings. Nowhere is this clearer than in the Orange County suburbs explored by the reporters.
Native Intelligence
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Winter white

It rained in the valley, it fogged in the hills, it snowed in the mountains. Everybody got a huge helping of winter in the desert.
Native Intelligence
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'Tis the season...

Holiday greetings from a brass section of one.
Don Shirley
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Don Shirley's theatrical highlights of 2019

Looking for a New Year's resolution? Try seeing more LA theater in 2020.
Donna Perlmutter
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Chaplin-esque opera, LA Phil party, a strange swan

Some recent performances on the LA stage.
Bill Boyarsky
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Can Spectrum News 1 capture diverse L.A?

I drove into the Spectrum News 1 headquarters parking lot Monday, a day after the cable news channel had won four Los Angeles Press Club awards for its coverage of local news. It was a notable accomplishment for a journalistic operation that been in the crowded L.A. media scene for just over a year.