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.
Fauna

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?
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Weather

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
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Homeless camp on Pico
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Of tsunamis and earthquakes
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Music at Doheny Mansion
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The name fits in Sawtelle
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Giant coreopsis bloom
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Villaraigosa's new crib
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Streetscape | Pico Boulevard
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