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Am news: the blob, loftland, music and Mars
The Olive Street blob is still a mystery, the LA Times reports. While the hot-water flushing of a nearby oil well seemed to be the source of the problem, stopping the flushing hasn't stopped the oozing goo. Maybe there's a leak. Maybe a long-stopped oil well in a parking lot on Olive Street has come alive. Only the blobmaster knows for sure.
Patrons of the now-dead Al's Bar used to park near the streets of 2nd and Hewitt nervously, gamely paying the homeless guys who hung out there a buck or two for them to "watch" (ie, not break into) their cars. Now that corner will be art loft central, the LA Downtown News says, with more than 600 new units going in.
LA Citybeat's music issue gets down with She Wants Revenge, The Like, Sy Smith and the local jazz scene.
The Pasadena-Star News checks in with the Mars Orbiter, which is due to begin circling the Red Planet on March 10; things are looking good.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.