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Alissa Walker

Four men onstage (and a bonus man on the wall)

Our Diary of the Getty's Architecture Project: Where Are the Women?

This is the fourth installment of our Pacific Standard Time Presents diary, tracking modern architecture happenings all over the city. Check out our previous entries: *The Getty's Big, New Exploration of L.A. Architecture *SCI-Arc's Gala and a Concert at Jackie Treehorn's House *Everything Loose Will Land, A+D and Machine Project......
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Is Our Discussion of L.A. Architecture Too Focused on Cars?

"Los Angeles' identity is inextricably linked with the automobile," reads the first line of wall text opening the Getty's current show about postwar architecture in Los Angeles. In case you miss reading that line, the entire first room of the exhibition proceeds to hit you over the head with its......
Margot Ocanas; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

Margot Ocanas: A Voice for Pedestrians

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. When she arrived in Los Angeles as a new mom 11 years ago, Margot Ocañas joked that she got bedsores from driving so much. "I just hated being so reliant......
Bobak Ferdowsi; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

Bobak Ferdowsi: The JPL Mohawk Guy

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. Last year's Mars landing by the NASA rover Curiosity was a nail-biter broadcast live from the control room at the Jet Propulsion Lab in La Cañada Flintridge. Yet as the......