I hope you had a chance to be outside for moment.
Here in Malibu
The question 'how hot is it?' once again will be answered by the landmark thermometer in the desert town of Baker
The Boston Globe wins in breaking news for its coverage of the Boson Marathon bombings. The New York Times wins in both photography categories. There are no local winners, but several LA Times finalists.
With the Lakers worst-ever season in Los Angeles ending this week, it's time to look ahead. What should the Lakers do next to reverse their fortunes?
Christensen and Gold
LA mayor Eric Garcetti has a narrative problem. The two stories he is telling about Los Angeles don't line up. Winning an Olympic bid could provide the deus ex machina the city needs in the absence of a heroic storyline.
Los Angeles Magazine contributor Jesse Katz spent five months sorting out the story of how Puig was taken to Mexico and held by smugglers, and the deal that committed 20 percent of his future earnings to a small-time Miami crook.
The LA Register debuts Wednesday: staff of 40, available in 5,500 stores and newsracks. Still waiting for evidence that it will make a ripple in the LA news cycle, let alone thrive as a business. Meanwhile, things don't look so great at the Times again.
Come by and chat at the Angel City Press booth between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Plus: Tonight's winners of the LA Times Book Prizes.
It’s not easy to figure out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s grand plan for Los Angeles, or even if he has one. His state of the city speech Thursday didn’t help. "It starts with modern technology,” the mayor said, and then sort of left us hanging.
Longtime media watcher Rem Rieder talks to Aaron Kushner about next week's launch of the Los Angeles Register and observes that starting up a new newspaper on the turf of an existing paper (or papers) was a bold statement in the best of times. The LA Register lands on Wednesday.
In his first State of the City speech, Garcetti doesn't make much news but lists some early accomplishments and some plans.
Here in Malibu
Even these drought-tolerant natives aren't escaping unscathed from California's epic dry spell. But they're still well worth a visit.
Picture window: Random chairs
"Beautiful randomness," says Clifford V. Johnson, who blogs at Asymptotia. "Spotted in the hills while out walking. Three chairs left out to be taken, making for an enigmatic gathering at the end of a warm Los Angeles Spring day."
"Floyd Collins" at La MiradaOne of the best midsize venues to watch professional theater in LA County is on the stage of La Mirada Theatre, says Don Shirley. Native Intelligence
On the ballet legend Tanaquil Le ClercqMelissa Barak, the founder and artistic director of The Barak Ballet in Los Angeles, visits LA Observed to write about what she learned from the story of Le Clercq. Native Intelligence
Mike Kelley at MOCA's Geffen ContemporaryIris Schneider checks out preview of the new show from the late Los Angeles artist. Native Intelligence
Rainbow over the 101Looking eastward from the Metropolitan Water District building downtown, submitted by Don Bentley.
In case you missed it
More locations and the surf report on the LA Observed weather page
Streetscape: High clouds over LAPDHard to take a picture in this town without getting a palm tree. Bigger
Van Nuys churchCentral Lutheran Church surrounded by palm trees. View bigger
Desert dinosaursThis family faces Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Ellen Alperstein observes from the desert: Native Intelligence
Bowl butts get cedar seatsNew benches go in at Hollywood Bowl. Read
Streetscape: Van Nuys alleyThe view from the alley behind Van Nuys Boulevard. LA Observed: see bigger
National parks through an old lensIris Schneider admires photographer Abelardo Morell's fresh view of camera obscura. This is Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser exposed on the ground. More
'Cry, Trojans'Scott Shepherd and Kate Valk as lovers Troilus and Cressida. Iris Schneider
Misty Copeland has her sayMisty Copeland rose from a vagabond life in San Pedro to become the first black female soloist with the American Ballet Theater in 20 years. She talks with Judy Graeme. Native Intelligence