Los Angeles Convention Center Design Schemes Made Public

Now that AEG has cancelled its plans to build a football stadium adjacent to the convention center in downtown Los Angeles, the city is moving forward with plans to expand and improve the existing facility. Central to that effort is the selection of a design team – a process that is well underway.

FlipKey Names Curating LA a Top 12 Los Angeles-based Blog

As the publisher of Curating Los Angeles, I am very honored to have been named a “Top 12 Los Angeles-based Blogger” by FlipKey, a TripAdvisor company that helps people find vacation rentals around the world. Check out their list! Jim Gilbert

Los Angeles Named One of 33 Resilient Cities by The Rockefeller Foundation

Last week the Rockefeller Foundation announced the inaugural group of cities selected through its 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, which was launched to celebrate the Foundation’s 100th anniversary. After evaluating nearly 400 applications from cities around the world, 33 were chosen to join the Resilient Cities Network. I was very pleased to learn that Los Angeles […]

Curating New York Launches on Facebook Today


I am very excited to announce the launch of Curating New York on Facebook. Managed by Laura Waterbury, a native New Yorker, the online resource will explore people, places, and events of interest in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Flight


Today the space shuttle Endeavour is on its final journey. According to NASA, it left Edwards Air Force Base at 8:17 a.m. PDT to begin a four-and-a-half hour flyover of northern California and the Los Angeles basin.

Ray Bradbury Dies at age 91 in Los Angeles


While news of author Ray Bradbury’s death yesterday at age 91 is already receiving widespread attention by national and international media outlets, I want to add my voice to the many tributes that have been written about a master of the science fiction / fantasy genre. Bradbury was long one of my favorite local writers. I was always very proud that he called Los Angeles home and would have loved to interview him for this site. While that never happened, I did meet him at a LA area event many years ago and recall how excited I was just to shake his hand.