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Evelyn McDonnell

Miguel: San Pedro's hometown hero; Credit: Photo by Daniel Sannwald

San Pedro Native Miguel Delivers a Sexy, Triumphant Homecoming Show

Miguel Warner Grand Theater Sept. 2, 2015 There’s nothing like a triumphant homecoming. The sexy, inspirational singer Miguel performed Wednesday night at a Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro packed with family, friends and fans. It was literally the return of a prodigal son; Miguel’s dad was among the hundreds......
New York City art/tech space Eyebeam hosted a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Feb. 1. A similar event happens Feb. 9 in L.A.'s Chinatown.; Credit: PHOTO BY MICHAEL MANDIBERG

San Pedro: A Different Kind of Burgeoning Art Scene

It's the first Thursday in November, which means, in San Pedro, it's art-walk time. A four-block area that's usually the picture of shuttered downtown decay springs to life. Seemingly vacant storefronts open their doors to reveal the live/work spaces of painters, photographers, sculptors and potters. Artists, collectors, families and college......
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San Pedro Galleries: A Quick Guide

Most galleries have limited hours, so call ahead, or come during the First Thursday art walk. Visit spacedistrict.org for more info. Gallery 478, 478 Seventh St. (310) 732-2150. Cornelius Projects, 1417 S. Pacific Ave., corneliusprojects@gmail.com. Arcade Gallery, 479 W. Sixth St. fiNdings Art Center, 470 W. Sixth St. (310) 489-1362,......
View of L.A. from the pool at the Sheats-Goldstein House; Credit: PHOTO BY EVELYN MCDONNELL

John Lautner's 100th Birthday Celebration

Ancient granite supports visitors' feet as they walk the last steps up a wooded hill to Midgaard. Inside the timber cabin whose name, in Norse, means "between Heaven and Earth," the loft railing bears peeling but still colorful floral designs, hand-painted decades ago. The back deck abuts a cliff and......
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The Runaways: Wild Thing

On a summer day in 1975, a 16-year-old girl carrying a Silvertone guitar took four public buses from Canoga Park to a two-story house in Huntington Beach. At the door, she was greeted by another 16-year-old, a surfing beauty with piercing blue eyes, feathered blond hair and muscled arms. The......