News LA Observed Goes on Vacation By Adrienne Crew Published Aug 11, 2004 12:00 AM LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls. Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today. Donate Now Monthly Donation One-Time Donation $5/mo $10/mo $15/mo $20/mo $60 $120 $180 $240 Continue LA Observed goes on a well-deserved vacation until August 30th. Readers weep while L.A. employers prosper from an unexpected surge in worker productivity.