1 month ago | City Hall
Last week, some in the Los Angeles political establishment weren't certain how to pronounce David Ryu's name. They are now, thanks to neighborhood activists such as Helen Berman, Sarajane Schwartz and Richard Close, who rallied around Ryu to prote...
1 month ago | Environment
Like the ocean, the stars have a pull on us. Stars tug our eyes skyward and fuel the imagination. So it’s difficult to digest the fact that half the people on Earth have never seen a starry night, many of them in China, where light pollution and s...
2 months ago | Development
There are 200 billion stars in our Milky Way Galaxy, but if you live in Downtown L.A. you generally can’t see any of them, thanks to the glow created by 3.9 million residents that some call light pollution. Even in the farthest west San Fernando V...
2 months ago | Books
One of the 54 fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People Issue 2015. What's a nice, Wisconsin-bred librarian like Ellen Jarosz doing in a place like this? Keeping an eye on a major academic jewel on the California State University Nort...
3 months 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...
3 months 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...