12 days ago | Infrastructure
When I was young and dumb, my friend and I drove from Key West to Los Angeles for the 1984 Olympic Games. I’m not much smarter now but I'd never try that again. Neither should Los Angeles, when it comes to hosting the Olympic Games for a third tim...
4 months ago | Marijuana
So you've heard California legally protects the sick who possess and ingest marijuana as long as they have a doctor-certified medical condition that allows for therapeutic use of marijuana. After all, voters approved Proposition 215, ordering lawm...
4 months ago
Soheil Salimit's Tehran Market is a delight of smells and offerings. There are fresh vegetables Salimit picks up at 2 a.m. every morning. There are four kinds of pistachios and four kinds of olives. There are 20-pound sacks of basmati rice and, fo...
7 months 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 ...
7 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...
7 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 ...