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CHP probing reports of gunfire at cars on freeways

Christina Martinez Adame was driving south on the 405 Freeway near Seal Beach Boulevard on April 27 when she heard a loud boom. She said she believes her rear window was shot out. “You had glass coming into the car, the power of the wind going through. I felt like our car was caving in,” Adame, 49, said. Another motorist’s window shattered that day in the same area at about the same time, and these aren’t the only reports of similar incidents. “Every day, somebody is telling me, ‘This happened t...
Tags: News, Shooting, Guns, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, California Highway Patrol, Westminster, CHP, Orange County, Smith, Riverside County, San Diego County, Lapd


Editors’ Picks: 10 Gifts for Mother’s Day 2021

Not your usual Mother’s Day gifts: here’s a roundup of what we’ve been coveting lately: Above: Fan “would be quite happy to receive one of these adorable Scalloped Jewelry Dishes by Alix Soubirian for LA shop Nickey Kehoe; $60 each. (And for more on the subject, see Trend Alert: 21st Century Scalloping.) Above: According to Permanant Collection’s founders, Fanny Singer and Mariah Nielson, “For our collaboration with the Calder Foundation, we selected the luxury Italian textile house, Gentili M...
Tags: Books, New York, Sweden, La, Philippines, Gift Guides, Alexander Calder, West Village, Brooklyn Heights, Julie, Margot, Francesca, Nickey Kehoe, Te Company, Calder Foundation, Mariah Nielson


Check out these spring book releases about birds, gardening and the outdoors

By JULIA RUBIN The new season of spring shows has begun, and viewership is way up by all accounts. We’re not talking about screens, which we’ve all been glued to during the pandemic. Less noticed is another trend: people tuning in to nature for quieter, real-life, high-stakes drama. From new Audubon field guides, updated for the first time in decades, to a book of poetry about insects, publishers are trying to meet this moment: Not only is public engagement with nature high, but so is concern ov...
Tags: Books, Greece, La, China, Americas, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South America, North America, Arctic Circle, Andrew, Dunn, Michigan State University, Britton, San Gabriel Mountains


Sick and tired: UCLA professor chases the history of fatigue through the centuries

It’s defined as a lack of energy, but carries heavy emotional baggage in go-go, can-do America: If you’re fatigued, you’re weak. Lethargic. Idle. “Sloth” is condemned by the church as one of the seven deadly sins. Emily Abel (Courtesy UCLA) Today, as millions of people with “long COVID” report brain fog and exhaustion that linger months after “recovering” from illness, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor emerita Emily Abel chases the history of fatigue through the centuries in h...
Tags: Health, Books, News, Medicine, La, America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Virginia Woolf, Ucla, Epstein Barr, LA County, Abel, North Hollywood, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


Sick and tired: Former UCLA professor chases the history of fatigue through the centuries

It’s defined as a lack of energy, but carries heavy emotional baggage in go-go, can-do America: If you’re fatigued, you’re weak. Lethargic. Idle. “Sloth” is condemned by the church as one of the seven deadly sins. Emily Abel (Courtesy UCLA) Today, as millions of people with “long COVID” report brain fog and exhaustion that linger months after “recovering” from illness, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor emerita Emily Abel chases the history of fatigue through the centuries in h...
Tags: Health, Books, News, Medicine, La, America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Virginia Woolf, Ucla, Epstein Barr, LA County, Abel, North Hollywood, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


Bright Spot: Vaisselle, a London-Born, Spanish-Made Ceramics Line, Created During Lockdown

Lately I have been finding myself drawn, against all odds, towards cheerful yellows and periwinkle blues, ginghams and Liberty florals—a deviation from my usual style that I suspect has something to do with the dreariness of the past year. Evidently I’m not the only one yearning for color these days. Recently, browsing through the online shop of English department store The Hambledon (whose owner’s family home we featured last fall), I stumbled upon Vaisselle, a line of brightly patterned vases,...
Tags: Books, London, Instagram, California, La, Spain, Ceramics, Andalucía Spain, Baby Blue, Lilac, Forest Green, Vaisselle, Liberty London, Vases & Bowls, Product Discoveries, Léa Zana


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 19-26

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: Fly fishers talk after practicing casting at Lake Balboa Park, Saturday, April 3, 2021. The Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers meet for casting practice the first and third Saturdays of the month at Lake Balboa. Practice rods and reels are available and it is free and open to everyone. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Gardening, Movies, Education, La, Charity, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Libraries, Community, Book Club, Marilynne Robinson, Local News


Trend Alert: 21st Century Scalloping

Prissy, preppy, the doily school of decorating—for years now, there’s been a lot not to like about scalloped detailing. But recently, a brighter, bolder version has emerged that we’ve been admiring—label it late-pandemic buoyancy (or the fact that we’re all in need of a bit of fun). Here, 15 notable interiors and designs with scalloping. Consider adding a few ripples to your own quarters. Above: Scalloped trim on a banquette in a paneled pool house in LA by Frances Merrill of Reath Interiors. P...
Tags: Books, UK, England, London, La, New Zealand, Copenhagen, Anthropologie, Stockholm, Tuscany, Picasso, Decor, Shelving, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Green River


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 12-19

  Encino Neighborhood Council has 49 candidates running for 18 board seats and they will present their platforms on April 12 during a Zoom meeting. A view of a shopping area on Ventura Boulevard in Encino. (Google Street View)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of online meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and gree...
Tags: Books, Gardening, Education, La, Charity, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Voice, Malibu, Joyce Carol Oates, Wilkie Collins


How 1974-era LA transformed music, movies and pop culture in ‘Rock Me On The Water’

Writer Ronald Brownstein had a pop culture epiphany while driving home from a political gathering at producer Norman Lear‘s house. It struck Brownstein that Lear’s groundbreaking shows like “All in the Family” arrived on TV just as movie classics “The Godfather” and “Chinatown” hit theaters and the Los Angeles music scene of Joni Mitchell and the Eagles flourished on the radio and in record stores. It was all here in one place, at one moment. “I remember thinking on the way home, like, wait a mi...
Tags: Books, Music, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Jack Nicholson, La, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Atlantic, Soccer, Warren Beatty, Nashville


Never heard of East LA’s famed dirigible service? That’s because this history is fiction

Some of the reproduced images you’ll find in the book “ELADATL: A History of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Line” are blurry and low-resolution, and that’s by design. “When you’re dealing with historic material, it’s not going to be crystal clear,” says Alhambra-based poet and writer Sesshu Foster during a recent video call with his collaborator, artist Arturo Romo. “ELADATL,” which refers to the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, recalls a time in Los Angeles history ...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Foster, PAUL, Alhambra, East Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Romo, Lincoln Heights


Upland author revises popular San Gabriel Mountains hiking guide

When David Harris hoofed the trails of almost every known hike within the vast San Gabriel Mountains, he was literally walking in the footsteps of a legend. The painstaking effort lasting from about 2017-2020 paid off when Harris’ update of the popular John W. Robinson book, “Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains,” was released in March by Wilderness Press as the 10th edition of what some call the hiking bible for Los Angeles-area mountains. The well-known “Trails of th...
Tags: Books, News, California, La, Environment, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, John Muir, West Coast, Pasadena, Northwest, Southern California, HARRIS, Santa Clarita


Made in DTLA: A Young Couples’ New Tiled Furniture Line

Gretta Solie, 26, and Alex Cutler, 32, went vintage furniture shopping on their second date. She’s a plant stylist who started her own houseplant business in college, he’s an artist—and that was three happy years ago. The couple now live together in Altadena, CA, and they used last spring’s lockdown to launch their own furniture line, Willow, which grew out of a shared “love of tile and a desire to use it in unconventional ways.” Working in tandem and figuring out things as they go, they special...
Tags: Books, California, La, Los Angeles, Furniture, New Mexico, Alex, Willow, Tiles, Altadena, Gretta, Art & Decoration, Bedside Tables, Tiled Walls, Coffee & Side Tables, Alex Cutler


Osaka in LA: Tok Kise Brings Cult Favorite Truck Furniture to California

Back in 2007, Julie wrote about the Japanese artisanal brand TRUCK Furniture: “We’ve been admiring this Osaka-based company for a while; we’re waiting for the day when the line becomes available in the US.” More than decade later, that day has finally arrived. We first learned of the exciting development from photographer Justin Chung’s Instagram account, where we spotted images of founder Tokuhiko Kise‘s cool downtown Los Angeles loft-cum-showroom, though, truth be told, it took us a minute to ...
Tags: Chuck, Books, Japan, Instagram, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Bob Marley, Japanese, Stephen, Osaka, Julie, Harrison, Wood Furniture, Sofas & Couches


43 of the best fantasy books to help you escape reality

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Fantasy books have huge cult followings, with readers devouring 800-page journeys through mythical worlds.There are a ton of sub-genres so any reader can find something that interests them.This list has epic classics like "The Lord of the Rings" and new favorites breaking the genre's norms.If you're anything like me, fantasy books like "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" w...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Education, La, Massachusetts, Neil Gaiman, Robin Hood, Trends, Features, Shanghai, Harry Potter, Anne Hathaway, Salem, PERCY


Current Obsessions: Spring Things

Handmade bee houses, a new John Derian collection, unusual houseplants, and more on our radar, this first official weekend of spring: Above: Going on now through March 25: the Behind the Door auction, featuring more than 40 works by women artists and makers, all to benefit the London Homeless Collective, “to shift perceptions of what homelessness means for women and families.” (Shown here is one package on offer: a cooking experience with Skye McAlpine.) Read more here, and register here. Now ...
Tags: Books, Japan, London, California, La, Atlantic, Ikea, Kendra, Dan Pearson, Edward Watson, Design News, Current Obsessions, ABC Carpet Home, John Derian, Skye McAlpine, Met Store Shop


Gun Gear: LA Police Gear Men’s Urban Ops Tactical Pants just… $29.99 a pair!

Update: We received a tip that coupon code “10savings” seems to get you an additional 10% off. Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. La Police Gear Men’s Urban Ops Tactical Pants USA – -(Ammoland.com)- LA Police Gear has its best-selling La Police Gear Men’s Urban Ops Tactical Pants on sale for just… $29.99. That is 27% OFF the MSRP. Don’t see the Inseam you like? Then get a...
Tags: Guns, La, America, Gear, YKK, LA Police Gear, Daily Gun Deals, LAPG, AmmoLand INC, LA Police Gear Men 's Urban Ops Tactical Pants, Urban Ops Pants, YKK Locking Brass Zipper Brass Tac Stud, U S Texas LawShield


Object of Desire: The Contemporary Kiddush Cup for the Passover Table

Why is this night different from all other nights? The Jewish holiday of Passover commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery—and comes layered with added meaning this pandemic year. In time for Passover 2021 (which starts on Saturday, March 27, and ends on Sunday, April 4) a number of designers have come up with modern versions of the kiddush cup, the goblet used for the blessing that begins Jewish holiday meals and Shabbat dinners. These special glasses are often passed...
Tags: Books, New York, La, Brooklyn, Ceramics, Glassware, Tabletop, Miriam, Maris, Holiday Decor, Wine & Beer Accessories, Judaica Standard Time, Terracotta Goblet, Etsy Says Miriam, Armadillo Judaica Lovers via Amazon Above, Antwerp Blue


In 1949, toddler Kathy Fiscus fell down a San Marino well, launching the age of live TV news

In 1949, three-year-old Kathy Fiscus fell down an abandoned well in San Marino. The accident led to a weekend-long rescue effort that was broadcast live on local television and became national news. The ordeal would end tragically – by the time that rescuers were able to reach her, the little girl had died – and the event reshaped media, and American culture, in the process. USC professor William Deverell has long been fascinated by this story and that has resulted in his new book, “Kathy Fiscus...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Texas, Instagram, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Georgia, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Hawaii, Pasadena


Why Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro thinks his new book is like Charlie Daniels’ ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’

Kazuo Ishiguro loves genre-hopping and so the Nobel Prize-winning author of novels like “The Remains of the Day” and “Never Let Me Go” decided he’d write a children’s book. “I’ve always been fascinated by picture books,” says Ishiguro, 66. “Adults are trying to present to young children a kinder version of the real world. But while there are smiley people and the animals don’t eat each other, you can often see in the illustrations little hints of sadness or darkness. It’s like they’re saying,...
Tags: Books, La, Uncategorized, America, Georgia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, Kazuo Ishiguro, Southern California, Charlie Daniels, Schwarzenegger, Rick, San Fernando Valley, Josie


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, March 8-15

  COVID-19 vaccine distribution and testing on February 23, 2021 at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of online meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, 9:30 a.m. every Monday of the mont...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Facebook, Books, Gardening, California, La, Charity, Water, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News


The Genetic Fallacy in Art and Life—Author's Disclaimer/Preface

(2020-21) The bulk of the forthcoming essay was written between four and five years ago. That time already seems more like a past life. I abandoned this project when I realized that I could not (and possibly no one could) bring off its full demands in an intellectually responsible way. Also when I remembered that I have grown to hate reading things like this. Also when I accepted that this was a desperate lunge toward equilibrium borne of a living situation which had become unpleasant. It arise...
Tags: Books, Politics, La, America, Reading, Jazz, Freud, Trump, Disclaimers, Valley, Al Gore, Susan Sontag, CalArts, North Hollywood, North Hollywood High School, Stefan Kac


How this 1979 LA murder-for-hire led to the true crime investigation ‘The Darkest Glare’

In the late 1990s, after Chip Jacobs left his job as a reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News to begin work on his first book, he headed to Hollywood Boulevard to meet up with a source, the developer-turned-community activist named Jerry Schneiderman. “I wanted the next great investigative idea, but he wanted to start telling me about his past,” says Jacobs on a recent video call from his home office in Pasadena. The story Jacobs’ source shared that day would become the basis for “The Darkest G...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Jacobs, Jerry, San Fernando Valley, Schneiderman, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles Daily News


Gun Gear: LA Police Gear Men’s Urban Ops Tactical Pants just… $29.99 a pair!

Update: We received a tip that coupon code “10savings” seems to get you an additional 10% off. Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. La Police Gear Men’s Urban Ops Tactical Pants USA – -(Ammoland.com)- LA Police Gear has its best-selling La Police Gear Men’s Urban Ops Tactical Pants on sale for just… $29.99. That is 27% OFF the MSRP. Don’t see the Inseam you like? Then get a...
Tags: Guns, La, America, Gear, YKK, LA Police Gear, Daily Gun Deals, LAPG, AmmoLand INC, LA Police Gear Men 's Urban Ops Tactical Pants, Urban Ops Pants, YKK Locking Brass Zipper Brass Tac Stud, U S Texas LawShield


Current Obsessions: A Dose of Color

This week we’ve been taking notes on incorporating color—plus seconds sales, paper flowers, exceptional Black-owned shops, and more: Above: Photograph by Seth Carnill from The Rose: A Singular Seaside Inn on the English Coast, Color Edition. Winter pick-me-up: Lessons in adding doses of color to our interiors, via stylist Gillian Lawlee’s anti-trendy LA cottage. Our favorite Boston design shop, Good—purveyor of New England-made goods, new and vintage—is closing its Charles Street shop on Feb. ...
Tags: Books, New York, Cook, La, Boston, Black, New England, Charles Street, Bob Vila, Design News, Current Obsessions, Sheila Bridges, Erin French, Freedom Maine, Seth Carnill, Kasmin Gallery


New Zealand-Designed Appliances for Every Kitchen Aesthetic, From Fisher & Paykel

Choosing kitchen appliances is hard enough. Should you go with gas or electric? A double-door or stacked fridge? What size dishwasher do you need? And that’s all before considering how your appliances will actually look in your kitchen. Enter Fisher & Paykel, the New Zealand-based appliance brand that’s been creating design-forward appliances for all over the house since 1934. Their luxury designs are not only built to last and made of quality materials; each is created with “human-centered desi...
Tags: Books, La, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, New Zealand, Appliances, Sponsored Post, Kitchens, Fisher, Sydney Australia, Elizabeth Roberts, Auckland New Zealand, Tom Ferguson, Integrated, Kitchen Appliances, Fisher Paykel


LA sues Nevada firm over online sales of ‘ghost gun’ kits

LOS ANGELES  — Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced a lawsuit Wednesday against Nevada-based Polymer80 for allegedly violating federal and California law by selling “ghost gun” kits online. “Untraceable ghost guns are the emerging weapon of choice for criminals, here in L.A. and around the country. We’re fighting to stem this tide at a time when gun violence is devastating neighborhoods in our city,” Feuer said. “Nobody who could buy a serialized gun and pass a background check would e...
Tags: News, Guns, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nevada, Lapd, Gun Violence, Los Angeles City Council, Compton, Moore, South Los Angeles, Sullivan, ATF


My Life in Colour: 8 Lessons from Gillian Lawlee’s Anti-Trendy LA Cottage

“Mere colour … can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways,” Oscar Wilde once wrote. Stylist Gillian Lawlee referenced the quote in a post on her popular Instagram account, my.life.in.colour, and if you’re a follower, as I am, then you know exactly why she chose it. Gillian is a lover of color and a believer in its power to shift and soothe moods, and her account documents her joyfully saturated home and other similarly ebullient interiors. She is also, like the famous writer, Irish by bi...
Tags: Books, Pinterest, Etsy, California, La, Color, Los Angeles, Ireland, Oscar Wilde, Anthropologie, Pedro, Expert Advice, Gillian, Joann, Hollywood Hills, Behr


Current Obsessions: A Valentine

Happy Lunar New Year to those celebrating, and Valentine’s Day, too. Here are a few books, paintings, prints, and pajamas we’re loving this weekend: Above: We are smitten by the Heart of It All Flag by Maine Flag Company, designed in support of frontline workers. (One hundred percent of profits from sales of the flag go towards feeding medical workers in partnership with Portland restaurants.) Buy it here. Distant yet connected at heart: an apron we love. In praise of The Black Artists Print S...
Tags: Books, New York, France, La, Brooklyn, Mexico City, Portland, New England, Valentine, Marfa, Donald Judd, Julie, Margot, Domi, Frida Kahlo, Leanne Shapton


Trend Alert: Josef Albers-Inspired Color Blocks on Quilts, Rugs, Shower Curtains, and More

There is something mesmerizing and also grounding about Josef Albers’s Homage to the Square painting series. Starting in 1950, the artist spent 25 years musing on the theme. Underpinning his simple, abstract canvases were complex concepts relating to, among other things, color, perception, and ways of making and seeing art. (Here’ a good succinct description from the Guggenheim.) But without knowing all that, we’ve been turning to his interlocking squares for sphinx-like balance and mystery in t...
Tags: Books, London, La, Uncategorized, Paris, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Josef Albers, Tate, Albers, American Institute of Architects, Philippe Garcia, Lisa Staton, Quiet Town, Albers Foundation Christopher Farr Editions, Josef Albers Homage



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