1 month ago | Development
Rev. Alex Franco, who founded Wilshire Boulevard's Albertson Wedding Chapel in 1974 in a commercial strip on the edge of what is now Koreatown, was known for his personal motto: "Love plus love equals love." But today, as bulldozers are poised to ...
2 months ago | Earthquake
At first early this week, it seemed as if things were finally settled. The Los Angeles Times reported that the city had determined, from geologists hired by developer Millennium Partners, that there is no active Hollywood Earthquake Fault underlyi...
2 months ago | Cityscape
Once, Playa Vista was called Ballona Valley, open marshland flanking Lincoln Boulevard south of the raucous Venice commercial strip and north of Westchester's aspirational blufftop suburbia. Change began in the form of a years-long battle between ...
3 months 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...
3 months 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...
4 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...