Living in L.A.

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My love/hate relationship with my silly, beautiful hometown.

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The Lincoln Theater on Central Avenue became known as the “West Coast Apollo.”(CSUN digital collection) Jelly Roll Morton, Pullman Car, First Class Hotel, Hattie Mcdaniel, East Los Angeles, Thelonious Monk, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Duke Ellington, Jazz Club

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Remembering Central Avenue, L.A.’s jazz oasis

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar celebrates the cultural oasis that was Central Avenue in Los Angeles.

Bradbury Building, 304 S. Broadway. George H. Wyman, 1893. (Photo 1978). Bradbury Building, Santa Monica Blvd, Living In La, His Travel, San Diego, Broadway, Street View, Vacation, Architecture

Ned Paynter’s Rare Views of Los Angeles Landmarks

One of our favorite genres of photography is architecture shot on slide film by vacationing or itinerant college professors. The images they capture as lecture illustrations aren’t necessaril…

Column One: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Remembering L.A.’s jazz history - Los Angeles Times Rudy Ray Moore, Jelly Roll Morton, First Class Hotel, Hattie Mcdaniel, Apollo Theater, Thelonious Monk, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Nat King, Duke Ellington

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Remembering Central Avenue, L.A.’s jazz oasis

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar celebrates the cultural oasis that was Central Avenue in Los Angeles.

From left, record store owner John Dolphin, R&B saxophonists Earl Bostic and Joe Houston, and DJ Dick “Huggy Boy” Hugg at Dolphin’s of Hollywood, circa 1952.(Michael Ochs Archives ) Rudy Ray Moore, Jelly Roll Morton, First Class Hotel, Hattie Mcdaniel, Apollo Theater, East Los Angeles, Thelonious Monk, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Duke Ellington

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Remembering Central Avenue, L.A.’s jazz oasis

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar celebrates the cultural oasis that was Central Avenue in Los Angeles.

Central Avenue in 1939.(Los Angeles Public Library ) Fred Williams, First Class Hotel, Los Angeles California, Southern California, The Big Sleep, Big Bear Lake, Living In La, City Of Angels, African Diaspora

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Remembering Central Avenue, L.A.’s jazz oasis

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar celebrates the cultural oasis that was Central Avenue in Los Angeles.

“Metropolis” Dress Shop, Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (Photo 1982). Bradbury Building, Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood Photo, Living In La, His Travel, Long Beach, San Diego, America, Vacation

Ned Paynter’s Rare Views of Los Angeles Landmarks

One of our favorite genres of photography is architecture shot on slide film by vacationing or itinerant college professors. The images they capture as lecture illustrations aren’t necessaril…

Eastern Columbia Building, 849 S. Broadway. Claud Beelman, 1929. (Photo 1989). Bradbury Building, Santa Monica Blvd, Living In La, His Travel, Postmodernism, Columbia, San Diego, Broadway, Vacation

Ned Paynter’s Rare Views of Los Angeles Landmarks

One of our favorite genres of photography is architecture shot on slide film by vacationing or itinerant college professors. The images they capture as lecture illustrations aren’t necessaril…

The Dunbar Hotel in 1987. It was called the Hotel Somerville when it opened in 1928.(Herald-Examiner Photo Collection) Rudy Ray Moore, Jelly Roll Morton, First Class Hotel, Hattie Mcdaniel, Apollo Theater, Thelonious Monk, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Remembering Central Avenue, L.A.’s jazz oasis

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar celebrates the cultural oasis that was Central Avenue in Los Angeles.

The historic Pacific Dining Car is closed for now, taking a long-term 'pause' amid the pandemic, though owners say they'll be back someday, somehow.

Pacific Dining Car As We Knew it Is Gone

The historic Pacific Dining Car is closed for now, taking a long-term 'pause' amid the pandemic, though owners say they'll be back someday, somehow.

LA Inspector General Says Sheriff’s Deputies Aren’t Following COVID-19 Mask Rules Living In La, Working Woman, Period Dramas, Sheriff, The Good Old Days, Back In The Day, Night Club, Black And White Photography, Lgbt

LA Inspector General Says Sheriff’s Deputies Aren’t Following COVID-19 Mask Rules

“The lack of face coverings puts not only the public at risk but the very law enforcement personnel who are responsible for protecting our community,” the Inspector General says in a letter.

LA Inspector General Says Sheriff’s Deputies Aren’t Following COVID-19 Mask Rules Living In La, Sheriff, Sayings, Lyrics, Word Of Wisdom, Quotations, Qoutes, Proverbs

LA Inspector General Says Sheriff’s Deputies Aren’t Following COVID-19 Mask Rules

“The lack of face coverings puts not only the public at risk but the very law enforcement personnel who are responsible for protecting our community,” the Inspector General says in a letter.

LA Inspector General Says Sheriff’s Deputies Aren’t Following COVID-19 Mask Rules Night Club, Night Life, Floor Show, Billie Holiday, Living In La, Sheriff, Letter Board, Lettering, Sayings

LA Inspector General Says Sheriff’s Deputies Aren’t Following COVID-19 Mask Rules

“The lack of face coverings puts not only the public at risk but the very law enforcement personnel who are responsible for protecting our community,” the Inspector General says in a letter.

An exterior night view of Cafe International/Sebastian's Cotton Club at 6500 Washington Boulevard in Culver City. (Security Pacific National Bank Collection/Los Angeles Public Library Collection) English Inn, Perry Mason, Living In La, Cotton Club, Los Angeles County, Public Service, Places Of Interest, Vintage Photos

The Colored Air Circus In 'Perry Mason' Was Real -- And Revolutionary

It was the brainchild of a lanky pilot and aviation educator named William J. Powell.

Mayan Theater, 1040 S. Hill Street, Morgan, Walls & Clements, 1926-27. (Photo 1986). Bradbury Building, Santa Monica Blvd, Living In La, His Travel, Postmodernism, San Diego, Vacation, Architecture, Theater

Ned Paynter’s Rare Views of Los Angeles Landmarks

One of our favorite genres of photography is architecture shot on slide film by vacationing or itinerant college professors. The images they capture as lecture illustrations aren’t necessaril…

Wardrobe Cleaners, 126 Catalina, Redondo Beach, 1950. (Photo 1985). Bradbury Building, Santa Monica Blvd, Living In La, Vacation, Architecture, Classic, Beach, Arquitetura, Derby

Ned Paynter’s Rare Views of Los Angeles Landmarks

One of our favorite genres of photography is architecture shot on slide film by vacationing or itinerant college professors. The images they capture as lecture illustrations aren’t necessaril…

Ned Paynter’s Rare Views of Los Angeles Landmarks | Esotouric Bradbury Building, Santa Monica Blvd, Living In La, His Travel, Long Beach, Vacation, Architecture, Classic, Arquitetura

Ned Paynter’s Rare Views of Los Angeles Landmarks

One of our favorite genres of photography is architecture shot on slide film by vacationing or itinerant college professors. The images they capture as lecture illustrations aren’t necessaril…