Sometimes the most compelling stories are the ones unfolding right in our own backyard. Such was the case for Burbank-based documentary filmmaker Anne Davis O’Neal. In 2010 she learned about a group of Los Angeles area opera singers who gathered weekly at Café 322 in Sierra Madre to share their love of the centuries old […]
It’s increasingly common for Angelenos and visitors alike to walk the city for fun, exercise and transportation. An important proponent of this trend is an organization called Los Angeles Walks, which was founded in 1998 and is a project of Community Partners. Since its inception, “Los Angeles Walks has consistently worked to raise awareness about pedestrian […]
If you are like me, you’re probably starting to think about all the comfort food you’ll enjoy during the Thanksgiving holiday. What better way to prepare for all that feasting than to get outside, take a long walk and experience the city, or at least a part of it, up close as only a pedestrian […]
Since I no longer live in, or even near, the City of Los Angeles (see the About page for details), people often ask me why I continue to publish Curating Los Angeles (CLA). My answer is always the same: “I love LA and feel a special affinity to both the place and the people who […]
If you’ve been following the 6th Street Viaduct Replacement Project, you probably know that the old bridge is being demolished because a chemical process in the cement supports, known alkali silica reaction, has made the structure seismically vulnerable. While demolition is well underway, it’s far from complete, which means the project is still generating a […]
When I learned that Capitol Studios planned to celebrate its 60th anniversary by hosting tours of its historic facility, I immediately purchased a ticket. After all, this was my chance to get inside one of the most iconic mid-century modern buildings in Los Angeles.