Flint will be based in the LA bureau of the Journal. He covered media for the WSJ for seven years before joining the Times.
Al Martinez on Everything Else
A judge's ruling that declares capital punishment unconstitutional in California causes Martinez to wonder if we are beginning to weary of the savagery and he hopes for the dawning of a new day of compassion.
The male gray wolf that walked around in far northern California for a year or so looking for a mate — unsuccessfully — has fathered puppies with the mate he found back in Oregon's Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
Between the Brentwood high-roller breakfast and Trade-Tech, President Obama made a stop on Fairfax to have lunch and swap some stories.
Advantage Garcetti: He posts a YouTube message to officers since the union doesn't want him to speak at stations.
Drought effects. Bobby Shriver gets an endorsement. Obamajam keeps woman in labor from the hospital. Colbert will keep Late Show in NYC. What happens when film and TV productions are denied California's subsidy. Plus media notes: Maria Russo, Chris Long, KCRW's drone and more.
The outdoors venues in Los Angeles this summer constitute one of America's largest Shakespearean hotspots. Let Don Shirley be your guide.
Former Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were acquitted on most charges, but convicted on enough. Alarcon said he would probably appeal.
Obamajam potential looks to be centered in Hancock Park and around the Four Seasons Hotel this afternoon and evening, then tomorrow in Brentwood and downtown at Trade-Tech.
Their voices were cutting in and out as they followed Marisol's path up the hillside. Hot dogs wouldn't hurt. Hot dogs to fight a curse.
Casey Wasserman quietly leads LA's Olympic bid. The Mexican-born Stanford Law professor named to the state Supreme Court. Andre Birotte confirmed as judge. Sheila Kuehl gets County Fed endorsement. Plus Ron Calderon, George McKenna, Nick Ut, Donald Sterling, SoCal's bestsellers this week and more.
DTLA window: Awesome video over downtown
Every familiar building, landmark, roofline and mural, photographed by Ian Wood. The challenge has been thrown down for quad-flying urban videographers. Watch
Streetscape: Under the 405Homeless' belongings parked in the shade under the freeway on Parthenia Street in North Hills, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. LA Observed photo
Big Tomy'sCorner of Sawtelle and Pico, near the Sawtelle district in West LA. Click to enlarge. LAO photo
Sign of the print apocalypse?News boxes on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana. Bigger
In case you missed it
More locations and the surf report on the LA Observed weather page
On a pleasant summer Friday, the fountain in Grand Park becomes a concrete beach. See bigger / Joel Sappell
Blue on blue
Mono Lake on July 4 — no sign of the drought. More bigger photos
Mazursky's table at Farmers MarketLots and lots of dick jokes. Watch
New girl in townJanie Taylor retired as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet this year and moved to Los Angeles. Native Intelligence
Route 66 at the AutryThe story of Route 66 could not be more mixed in with the story of Los Angeles. Some highlights
Oral history of The PalominoWillie Nelson and everybody else played at the Lankershim Blvd. club. Story
Stairs behind the OrpheumThe view from behind Broadway's Orpheum Theatre. Bigger