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  • ... L.A. via Downtown, and reading issues of the Downtown News to bide my time. The paper covered many projects that were intended to ... terms of environmental impact and seismic safety, looking back through our 21st-century eyes proved that in the long run, we are better ...
  • ... the fabric of Los Angeles when the public had its back turned. Whatever damage Westwood's parking-related choices have done — ... from the Big One on down; the prevalence of salacious news stories of celebrities run amok; an automotive infrastructure beginning ...
  • ... and so it seems like a good opportunity for reflection on those things in my life, and my work, for which I am grateful. And given ... the parts of California that we love. Those folks back in 1970 had the right idea. The Mojave National Preserve 1.6 million ...
  • "Ever" and " never " continue redrawing a presumed paradise on the city's body, never and ever meeting the demands of our desire. ...
  • ... be. [scald=74807:kl_image_original_context] This week L.A. Letters explores two exceptional new books: "Urban Tumbleweed" by Harryette ... and uses it masterfully. In the book's short preface, " On Starting a Tanka Diary," she explicates her methods: "With the tanka diary ...
  • ... practice, Ted Tokio Tanaka Architects, in 1974. For nearly forty years, in both Southern California, England and Japan, he has been ... I am learning a lot now." Tanaka is also giving a lot back to his home country. His wife Masako is from the town of Ofunato, Iwate ...
  • ... time. He's also the author of No More Play: Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond, recently excerpted in ... the city's high-velocity transformation is to step back and observe the visible complexities, ambiguities, activities and ...
  • Los Angeles spent much of 2013 looking back -- an exercise informed and enriched by the archival collections of L.A. ... a 100-mule procession along the aqueduct's route. And on November 5, a costumed reenactment of the 1913 dedication ceremony sent ...
  • ... was a man whose code of honor eventually turned him into a concrete man, unable to bend with the changing times. ... character of the man who built this overwhelming house on the hill. Frank A. A. Garbutt was a man for all seasons, with as many ... "You say you're from San Diego? Then the quicker you get back there the better." 4 [scald=50225:kl_image_original_context ...
  • ... one of the contributors, which led me to some additional reflections on what it means to be a walker in an imperfect city. ... leaking from a backyard hose -- spilled across the concrete . For the first time, I noticed that inscribed in the concrete ...

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