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LA landmarks, blog-style
An overlooked LA landmark: Bob Hanifen visits Santa Monica's Camera Obscura for Gridskipper. We didn't know exactly what a Camera Obscura was, but he explains. It's pretty cool.
A disappearing LA landmark: Franklin Avenue has new shots of the continued destruction of the Ambassador Hotel. We just walk by and cringe, but they know what was where. The (historically important) kitchen seems to be open to the elements.
A wishful thinking LA landmark: A completely insane and freakishly beautiful model of Dodger Stadium as a giant baseball glove -- designed to catch an evil asteroid -- is up at BldgBlog. Seats at the bottom of the middle finger look pretty choice.
A gone but not forgotten LA landmark: We gave the Tookie corpsewatch a pass; if you've got an opinion you've gotta share, LA Voice is the place for you.
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.