At the busy corner of Olympic and Sawtelle sits a banal retail center that's typical of Los Angeles' low commercial development standards, complete with all the elements of conventional, early-90s design and construction. You got your beige block, your beige stucco, your storefront glass, and your c ... More >>
Workers doing renovation at Clifton's Cafeteria downtown discovered a neon light behind a wall that was on and lit up, it was reported today. A neon history expert told the Weekly that it was quite possible that it could be the oldest continuously lit neon light in the world if it has been on for 7 ... More >>
Photo of Ansel Adams by J. Malcolm Greany, ca 1950Ansel Adams is best known for his iconic and bucolic large-format shots of Yosemite National Park, but in 1940, he also covered LA's aviation industry for Fortune magazine. The California native and photo vanguard snapped more than 200 images ... More >>
Timothy NorrisJohn Lennon once said of Los Angeles, "That's just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco." Pretty rough stuff from a supposedly nice guy. Clearly, the Eggman (or was he the Walrus?) missed the endless taco stands, the pupusas, the pho, the don ... More >>
Flickr/thomashawkSign to the Earl Carroll Theater, now on display at Universal CityWalk in Universal City. There's something beautiful about a flickering motel light, all arrows, "vacancy" and red sizzle. Neon signs are hypnotic, fantastical creations -- and L.A. is a great city to go hunting ... More >>
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