This urban emporium has, since 1917, provided downtowners a place to buy their produce; more recently, to buy moles, dried chiles, and herbal medicines; even more recently, to buy a quick office-worker's lunch; and more recently still, to buy thirteen-dollar Cobb salads and six-dollar soy lattes. Can Grand Central Market, in this time of change, nurture the rare mixing of classes for which Angelenos have long hoped?
Angelenos between forty and fifty years old remember Westwood not just as a place, but as the place. People agree that the neighborhood just south of UCLA felt livelier before, but disagree about whether to blame policy, architecture, distance, or violence. What does it mean that its very name conjures up images, real and imagined, of Los Angeles' strange, fearful 1990s?
If you wanted to give some kind of award to the company that just became the largest participant in the L.A. Department of Water and Power's CLEAN LA Solar program, we know where you could get a pretty good deal.
Rain doused the Southland today, and heavy snow and strong gusty winds are expected in the San Gabriel Mountains between tonight and early Saturday, likely creating perilous traveling conditions, National Weather Service forecasters said.
How many degrees separate any given Angeleno from someone who has lived in Park La Brea? The famously dense WWII-era housing complex also illustrates the city's unfortunate tendency to corral what density it has into near-isolated pockets. But the more often you visit it, the easier it gets to feel optimistic, rightly or wrongly, about its place in the Los Angeles of the immediate future.
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