Living in L.A.

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

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

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 Lincoln Theater on Central Avenue became known as the “West Coast Apollo.”(CSUN digital collection) Jelly Roll Morton, Pullman Car, First Class Hotel, East Los Angeles, Thelonious Monk, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Jazz Club, Billie Holiday, Living In La

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

The Lincoln Theater on Central Avenue became known as the “West Coast Apollo.”(CSUN digital collection)

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…

Column One: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Remembering L.A.’s jazz history - Los Angeles Times

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

Column One: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Remembering L.A.’s jazz history - Los Angeles Times

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 ) Jelly Roll Morton, First Class Hotel, Hattie Mcdaniel, Apollo Theater, East Los Angeles, Thelonious Monk, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday

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

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 )

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

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

Central Avenue in 1939.(Los Angeles Public Library )

An exterior view of Sears Roebuck and Co. in Glendale, as seen from across the street. Circa 1938. (Security Pacific National Bank Collection/Los Angeles Public Library Collection) Laurel Canyon, Living In La, Willis Tower, Santa Monica, Vermont, Empty, Art Deco, Exterior, Architecture

So Long, Sears. What Comes Next For These Empty Architectural Behemoths?

In Boyle Heights, the nine-story, Art Deco store that started it all is a strange mix of bustling commerce and yawning, empty space.

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

Retro Diner Swingers Has Reopened With Morning to Evening Hours Starting Today - Eater LA

Retro Diner Swingers Has Reopened With Morning to Evening Hours Starting Today

Plus, cannabis and pizza sales boom after election, and LA restaurants face cold weather

Report Claims LA’s Iconic Pacific Dining Car Plans to Reopen Eventually - Eater LA Frozen Steak, Dry Aged Beef, Website Sign Up, La Eats, Living In La, Antique Lamps, Santa Monica, How To Plan, Fine Dining

New Report Claims Pacific Dining Car Is Planning to Come Back Some Time in the Future

The century-old LA steakhouse hopes to renovate the space and add a beef dry-aging facility on site

The Santa Monica Sears store, built just after World War II in 1946 at 302 Colorado Avenue. Metal Window Frames, Santa Monica Blvd, Streamline Moderne, Ocean Park, Living In La, Downtown Los Angeles, Futuristic Architecture, Beach Town, Department Store

Sears Roebuck Store

The Santa Monica Sears store, built just after World War II in 1946 at 302 Colorado Avenue.

People sit under umbrellas by a small building that is mostly glass and roof in Boyle Heights, with the Sears looming behind them. 1938

So Long, Sears. What Comes Next For These Empty Architectural Behemoths?

In Boyle Heights, the nine-story, Art Deco store that started it all is a strange mix of bustling commerce and yawning, empty space.

The Sears, Roebuck and Co. parking lot at Pico and Rimpau boulevards, taken Feb. 13, 1943 California History, Vintage California, Southern California, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles Area, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, City Of Angels, Los Angeles California

So Long, Sears. What Comes Next For These Empty Architectural Behemoths?

In Boyle Heights, the nine-story, Art Deco store that started it all is a strange mix of bustling commerce and yawning, empty space.

Construction of the Sears store on Soto Street and Olympic Boulevard in Boyle Heights on June 12, 1927, under the direction of Scofield Engineering-Construction Company. (Security Pacific National Bank Collection/Los Angeles Public Library Collection) City Of Angels, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, California History, Vintage California, Southern California, Los Angeles Usa, Art Deco Buildings, Building Art

So Long, Sears. What Comes Next For These Empty Architectural Behemoths?

In Boyle Heights, the nine-story, Art Deco store that started it all is a strange mix of bustling commerce and yawning, empty space.

Exterior view of the Sears store on Soto Street and Olympic Boulevard, Boyle Heights, in 1997. French Crafts, Laurel Canyon, Living In La, Los Angeles Area, Le Corbusier, Santa Monica, Art World, Multi Story Building, Art Deco

So Long, Sears. What Comes Next For These Empty Architectural Behemoths?

In Boyle Heights, the nine-story, Art Deco store that started it all is a strange mix of bustling commerce and yawning, empty space.

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. Frozen Steak, Dry Aged Beef, Prime Beef, Fathers Say, Living In La, This Is Us, Dining, Car, Automobile

Pacific Dining Car As We Knew it Is Gone

While the historic restaurant preps for a long-term "pause," owners insist they still have hope of reopening someday, somehow