Category: L.A. Articles

I Love Los Angeles, But… I’m Leaving

A couple of weeks after I moved to Los Angeles I met up with a friend of a friend whom I knew casually back in New York. She had moved here a few months prior. Upon spotting me she threw her…

L.A.’s Original Lamppost Art

Lovers of the “Urban Light” lamppost art installation that dominates the entrance to LACMA (after six years I am still on the fence about it) might want to head over to a nondescript strip mall in East Hollywood where the…

Memories of Super Bowl XVII

Watching the Super Bowl on Sunday put me in mind of Super Bowl XVII at the Rose Bowl in 1983 — that’s because I was there and it was my first trip to Los Angeles. A friend won the right…

Rams Coming Back to L.A.?

Will there be a homecoming between the St. Louis Rams and Los Angeles (well, Inglewood, actually)? Rams owner Stan Kroenke has bought a 60-acre plot of land between now-closed Hollywood Park and the Forum. “We have yet to decide what…

Losing Hollywood Sign View

Many years ago when I lived in New York, my gym looked out on a low-rise building that housed the Tower Records on the Upper West Side. At some point they decided to replace it with a high-rise, and I…

NLCS at Dodger Stadium

How is it possible that I have had this blog for three years and have not written about Dodger Stadium, one of my favorite things about Los Angeles? Probably because I hadn’t been there for four years. I kept saying,…

Review: “The Sunshine Boys”

A few weeks ago I called my girlfriend and said, “I am about to say words that you never thought would come out of my mouth.” Perhaps she was expecting a sentence with the word “marry” in it, but instead…

New York Needs an Angels Flight

Los Angeles is always accused of “borrowing” ideas from New York, but here’s one lesson the Big Apple should take from sunny Los Angeles — New York needs an Angels Flight. I am spending some time this summer in New…

Malibu Beaches? Kickstart an App for That

Did you ever want to live like an ultra rich celebrity for a day and lounge on their luxurious Malibu beaches only to find that beach access was restricted, under the guise that they are private? Well, they are not…

I Voted; You Probably Didn’t

Los Angeles elected a new mayor on Tuesday — Eric Garcetti, by a 54-46 margin over Wendy Greuel. But if the appallingly low voter turnout numbers are any indication, odds are you couldn’t care less. Around 19% of the city’s…