2 days ago | L.A. Stories
Quick. Name a woman who has done more for rock & roll than Carol Kaye. Bet you can’t. The bass on “These Boots Are Made for Walkin',” “California Girls,” “The Beat Goes On,” themes to Mission Impossible and Batman — are all gifts from Kay...
2 days ago | I Get High On Your Memory
Here are just some of the many hits on which Kaye played parts she either invented or improved upon. On most of these, she played bass, unless otherwise noted. “Feelin’ Alright” - Joe Cocker No one who ever saw Cocker perform can forget his frenet...
18 days ago | Development
A company aiming to whoosh people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes via pneumatic tube is being hush-hush about what's under way at its new digs in an Arts District warehouse next to the Los Angeles River. But there's little doubt th...
1 month ago | A Considerable Town
Carol A. Wells hopes her work offends everyone. If not offend, at least piss people off. Just enough to get people to stir the pot of change. Wells runs the nonprofit Center for the Study of Political Graphics, a treasure trove of 85,000 political...
2 months ago | A Considerable Town
Tattooed arms, hair plaited close to his head in corn rows, sporting a long, braided goatee, DeJuan “DJ” Verrett was 210 pounds of prison-yard buff. His tight, white T-shirt was almost pointless, undersized and ripping away from his biceps and thi...
2 months ago | City Hall
For 42 years, the Alquist-Priolo Act has banned new buildings on top of or right next to a particularly treacherous earthquake phenomenon known as a surface rupture fault. When these faults erupt, they don't just wreak havoc from an epicenter mile...