| Feb 18, 2009
The bridges that span the Los Angeles River offer a history lesson of how Los Angeles became a modern city.
There's the Cesar Chavez Bridge, with its colossal porticoes, embellished with spiral columns and a replica of the city seal. The bridge,...
| Feb 19, 2009
Nevermind where we're going. Question is: Where are we now?
"We're in Woodland Hills," said Anthony Tholberg as he stood outside his home late last week and mulled over that question.
Tholberg, 23, grew up in the mid-century modern house in the 19800...
| Jun 13, 2008
The hipsters have taken to calling it "Hi-Fi," but long stretches of Historic Filipinotown are quiet after dark. Even on a Saturday night, the only sound is the purr of the cars passing overhead on the 101; the only action is an old man pushing a shopping...
| Dec 5, 2008
In the ongoing flurry of news articles and opinion pieces in The Times about the future of Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art, nobody seems willing to admit that the location MOCA is closing for at least six months -- the Geffen Contemporary...
| May 20, 2009
Atwater Village, Sunday: 3250 Glendale Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burbank, Saturday: Orange Grove Avenue and 3rd Street, behind City Hall, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Calabasas, Saturday: Calabasas (Old Town): 23504 Calabasas Road at...
| Feb 11, 2010
The cast of "Top Chef Masters" Season 2 has been announced, and local chefs Ludo Lefebvre and Mark Peel will return to the show.
Expect other L.A. chefs to appear: Govind Armstrong, who judged an elimination challenge last season, will come back to...
| May 2, 2007
In the tree-shaded space where the Leimert Park farmers market is gradually coming to Saturday-morning life, shoppers sleepily sip coffee from nearby Fifth Street Dick's coffeehouse — but they wake right up as they approach the Gourmet Tamale...
| Jul 25, 2010
Encompassing items such as fold-up motorcycles and an earthquake readiness program assembled in a city park from cardboard boxes, " California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction" takes a look at how practitioners of industrial design, fashion, graphics,...
| Dec 17, 2008
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art proposed a merger with the financially struggling Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday.
The proposal provides a second bailout option for the downtown museum, which earlier received an offer of $30 million from...
| Dec 3, 2006
IN religion, as in so many other domains, Los Angeles is to California what California is to America and America to Europe: a version of itself in which separate ingredients are stirred together into a scandalous stew. Established religions were the...
| Aug 8, 2010
Usually the trajectory that neighborhoods go through as they gentrify is entirely predictable -- and more than a little depressing. First a scruffy, down-at-the-heels area welcomes a few urban pioneers drawn by an attractive and affordable housing stock....
| Aug 8, 2010
"What brings you downtown?" the waitress asks as she seats me on a patio shadowed by the skyscrapers on Bunker Hill.
I hear this question often. "Actually, I live here," I say, trying not to sound smug. "Just down the hill."
"Oh!" the waitress chirps in...