What $800,000 Buys You in California

A Tudor Revival house in San Leandro, a home with mountain views in Nevada City and a 1910 bungalow with a backyard Airstream trailer in Los Angeles.

#california, #los-angeles-calif, #nevada-city-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-leandro-calif

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California Needs to Do More to Fight Environmental Racism

The state may be phasing out gas-powered cars, but it’s still legal to put an oil well right next to an elementary school.

#california, #environment, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #los-angeles-calif, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #segregation-and-desegregation

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The Work Diary of Blair Imani, ‘Herstory’ Historian

Her “Smarter in Seconds” Instagram videos feature bite-size lessons — and a kaleidoscopic array of hijabs.

#imani-blair, #instagram-inc, #los-angeles-calif, #making-our-way-home-the-great-migraton-and-the-black-american-dream-book, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #writing-and-writers

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Mark Kanemura Brings His Mishmash Appeal to TikTok

Mark Kanemura’s ebullient videos showcase what’s appealing about TikTok: escapism and originality, rather than slick perfection.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #kanemura-mark, #los-angeles-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #transvestism

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A Crenshaw, Los Angeles Redevelopment Plan That Supports Black Wealth

A quiet battle over retail space is a modern fight for the soul of Black Los Angeles.

#black-people, #gentrification, #king-rodney-glen, #los-angeles-calif, #race-and-ethnicity

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Alison Saar on Transforming Outrage Into Art

Ahead of her biggest exhibition to date, the sculptor talks about Black Panther imagery, the goddess Yemoja and her own quest to balance anger and beauty.

#armory-center-for-the-arts, #art, #benton-museum-of-art, #los-angeles-calif, #of-aether-and-earthe-exhibit, #pomona-ny, #saar-alison, #saar-betye, #sculpture

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What $900,000 Buys You in California

A renovated ranch house in Los Angeles, a contemporary home in Oakland and an 1881 Victorian in San Jose.

#california, #los-angeles-calif, #oakland-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-jose-calif

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How to Staycation in 6 American Cities

With business travel all but stopped, city hotels and tourist organizations have made a full-court press to attract local and nearby leisure travelers with bottom-barrel rates and extra perks.

#chicago-ill, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-york-city, #phoenix-ariz, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seattle-wash, #travel-and-vacations

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Bob Biggs, Los Angeles Punk-Rock Entrepreneur, Dies at 74

Slash Records, which Mr. Biggs founded in 1979, became one of the most successful independent record labels of its era.

#biggs-bob-1946-2020, #deaths-obituaries, #los-angeles-calif, #pop-and-rock-music, #slash-records, #x-music-group

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A Podcast Answers a Fast-Food Question That Nobody Is Asking

Intentionally inane, “Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald’s?” satirizes the business of podcasting.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alaska, #bering-sea, #darnielle-john, #fast-food-industry, #indiegogo-com, #los-angeles-calif, #mcdonalds-corporation, #mountain-goats-music-group, #ohio, #pizza, #podcasts, #trump-donald-j

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Chill Vibes, Minus the Wind Chimes: It’s a New Day for New Age Music

A genre known for cheesiness is thriving once again in Los Angeles, taking root on the label Leaving Records.

#ardizoni-olive, #dang-ami, #dompe-diva, #galdre-visions, #hunter-nailah, #leaving-records-record-label, #los-angeles-calif, #mcqueen-matthew, #meditation, #music

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For Best Results, Eat This Roti Immediately

In Los Angeles, the chef Rashida Holmes grows her small food business to meet the demand for comforting West Indian food.

#bread, #bridgetown-roti-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #holmes-rashida-chef, #los-angeles-calif, #restaurants, #roti

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With Black Artists’ Input, One Gallery Is ‘Starting to Look Different’

The Los Angeles dealer David Kordansky is using this moment to get more serious about helping and hiring people “left out of the conversation.”

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #gilliam-sam, #halsey-lauren-artist, #johnson-rashid-1977, #kordansky-david, #kordansky-david-gallery, #los-angeles-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-imaginary-institute

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Trump Administration Rejects California’s Request for Wildfire Relief

The state had asked last month for federal aid to help recover from six of this year’s fires, including the Creek Fire, which is among the most destructive in state history.

#cal-fire, #california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #fresno-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #mendocino-calif, #newsom-gavin, #recession-and-depression, #san-bernardino-calif, #san-diego-calif, #trump-donald-j, #wildfires

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Salvador Cienfuegos, Mexico’s Ex-Defense Minister, Is Arrested in L.A.

Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos was detained at the airport at the request of the D.E.A. and will face drug and money-laundering charges, a federal law enforcement official said.

#defense-and-military-forces, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #los-angeles-calif, #mexico, #salvador-cienfuegos

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Jetpack Sighted Again Above Los Angeles, This Time at 6,000 Feet

Federal officials are looking into the second such sighting in just six weeks. Two airline pilots previously spotted a man in a jetpack at an altitude of 3,000 feet.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #china-airlines, #federal-aviation-administration, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #jetpacks, #los-angeles-calif

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Is It Street Wear or Is It Art?

The hottest new street wear label in Los Angeles is more like a personal art project.

#abloh-virgil, #fashion-and-apparel, #gallery-dept, #jeans-apparel, #los-angeles-calif, #shopping-and-retail, #thomas-josue

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Using Photogrammetry, They Create Stories You Can Walk Through

An immersive 3-D image process lets readers peek inside a California home for gamers, part of a new Times series that showcases visual storytelling techniques.

#3-d-devices-and-effects, #faze-clan-inc, #jackson-heights-queens-ny, #los-angeles-calif, #news-and-news-media, #photogrammetry, #photography, #queens-nyc, #virtual-reality-computers

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Harvey Weinstein Faces Six Additional Sexual Assault Charges in Los Angeles

Prosecutors said they would seek Mr. Weinstein’s extradition from prison in New York to face the charges, which now include four counts of forcible rape.

#metoo-movement, #beverly-hills-calif, #extradition, #lacey-jackie-1957, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-state, #sex-crimes, #weinstein-harvey, #women-and-girls

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Is Diana Markosian’s Project a Soap Opera or Real Life? It’s Both

Stretching the limits of documentary photography, Diana Markosian’s autofictional “Santa Barbara” is the most authentic project of her career.

#aperture-foundation, #armenia, #art, #los-angeles-calif, #magnum-photos, #markosian-diana, #photography, #san-francisco-museum-of-modern-art, #santa-barbara-book, #soap-operas, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Hold Me, Squeeze Me, Bite My Head

Two recent research efforts looked into the southern alligator lizard, which has one of nature’s more extreme mating strategies.

#animal-behavior, #jaw-body-part, #lizards, #los-angeles-calif, #muscles, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #reproduction-biological, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Joe Montana and Wife Confront Intruder Who Tried to Kidnap Their Grandchild

A woman entered the Malibu, Calif., home of the former N.F.L. star on Saturday afternoon and took the child from a playpen, officials said.

#football, #jennifer-montana, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #los-angeles-calif, #montana-joe, #san-francisco-49ers, #sodsai-dalzell

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Busy Philipps’s Week: Coffee, ‘Little Women’ and Keeping It Together

The actor is also dedicated to her podcast, “Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best,” and her dog, Gina Linetti.

#busy-philipps-is-doing-her-best-radio-program, #busy-tonight-tv-program, #los-angeles-calif, #philipps-busy, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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Emmy Awards 2020: What to Watch For

Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony as viewers — and the nominees — tune in from home.

#abc-inc, #academy-of-television-arts-and-sciences, #emmy-awards, #kimmel-jimmy, #los-angeles-calif, #schitts-creek-tv-program, #succession-tv-program, #television, #watchmen-tv-program

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Mount Wilson Observatory, Icon of Cosmology, ‘Declared Safe’ From Fires

The birthplace of modern cosmology “has been declared safe” from the wildfires that have ravaged the surrounding area in Southern California.

#los-angeles-calif, #mount-wilson-observatory, #pasadena-calif, #space-and-astronomy, #telescopes-and-observatories, #wildfires, #your-feed-science

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The Perfect Moment for Vegan Tacos

Hibiscus asada, vegetable trompos and nutty chorizos — thanks to creative cooks in Los Angeles, meatless tacos are thriving in the pandemic era.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #los-angeles-calif, #mexican-food-cuisine, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #tacos, #tortillas, #veganism

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How China Brought Almost 200 Million Students Back

We’re also rounding up thought-provoking ideas about Covid-era education, and bringing you the latest local updates for K-12 and college.

#atlantic-the-magazine, #axios-media-inc, #boston-mass, #boston-college, #california, #california-state-university, #children-and-childhood, #china, #colleges-and-universities, #communist-party-of-china, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #florida-state-university, #football-college, #georgia, #los-angeles-calif, #maine, #massachusetts, #michigan-state-university, #new-york-city, #oregon, #rochester-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-michigan, #university-of-texas-at-austin, #washington-state, #wuhan-china, #yglesias-matthew

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Reform the Police? Guess Who Funds My State’s Officials

If the protests are to translate into laws, contributions for politicians from law enforcement must become toxic rather than coveted.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #california, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #sacramento-calif

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To Get Police Reform, ‘Defund the Politicians’

If the protests are to translate into laws, contributions for politicians from law enforcement must become toxic rather than coveted.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #california, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #sacramento-calif

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Mark Bradford Reveals New Paintings Quarantined in a Grain Tower

The artist is not on social media, but he’s finally opening up about living and working in the time of Covid-19. “I went into survival mode,” he said.

#art, #black-people, #bradford-mark-1961, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hauserwirth, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #los-angeles-calif

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A Growing Number of Catholic Schools Are Shutting Down Forever

About 150 Catholic schools have closed nationwide citing insurmountable financial pressures from the coronavirus pandemic.

#baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #roman-catholic-church, #shutdowns-institutional

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Overlooked No More: Before Kamala Harris, There Was Charlotta Bass

She was the first Black woman to run for vice president, in 1952. She was also a pioneering journalist.

#bass-charlotta-1874-1969, #biographical-information, #black-people, #harris-kamala-d, #los-angeles-calif, #newspapers, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-1952, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Work Diary of 88rising’s Pan-Cultural Hitmaker

Sean Miyashiro used to drive around listening to music, pretending it was off his own label. Now it’s come true.

#88rising-live-nation-entertainment-inc, #advertising-and-marketing, #asian-americans, #east-asia, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #k-pop, #los-angeles-calif, #miyashiro-sean, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop

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Jet Pack Sighting at 3,000 Feet Over Los Angeles Prompts Investigation

Two commercial pilots approaching the city’s main airport reported a man out for a high-altitude spin. The F.B.I. is looking into it.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #jetpacks, #los-angeles-calif

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Ron Jeremy Is Charged With Sexually Assaulting 13 More Women

The new charges brought by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office against the pornographic film star bring the total number of alleged victims to 17.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #goldfarb-stuart-u, #jeremy-ron, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #sex-crimes

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A Local Alternative to the Big Delivery Apps, in Los Angeles

Modeled after food delivery services in Seoul, a tiny Koreatown business keeps neighborhood restaurants running through the pandemic.

#delivery-services, #doordash-mobile-app, #grubhub-inc, #jung-vivian, #korean-food-cuisine, #korean-americans, #los-angeles-calif, #mobile-applications, #postmates-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #runningman-delivery-friends-inc, #uber-eats

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Keke Palmer Keeps a Check

The movie star, talk-show host, singer and self-described “drama nerd person” is hosting the MTV V.M.A.s. She’s the only person for the job.

#cruises, #los-angeles-calif, #mtv-video-music-awards, #nickelodeon, #palmer-keke, #social-media, #television

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Cheering From the Den During a Virtual Convention

Some die-hard Democratic delegates long for an in-person event. “It feels so lonesome when you don’t have all the crowds,” said an 89-year-old convention veteran.

#democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #los-angeles-calif, #presidential-election-of-2020, #wyman-rosalind

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Can Los Angeles Schools Test 700,000 Students and 75,000 Employees? That’s the Plan

Classes will start remotely. But the nation’s second-largest school district has perhaps the most ambitious plan to test students and employees for the coronavirus.

#beutner-austin, #computers-and-the-internet, #contact-tracing-public-health, #duncan-arne, #education-k-12, #fauci-anthony-s, #giroir-brett-p, #los-angeles-calif, #tests-medical

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Lights Dim and Worries Mount as a Heat Wave Roasts California

Overwhelmed by demand, California’s power grid imposed rotating blackouts, while the coronavirus crisis created a dilemma for those who were unable to stay cool at home.

#air-conditioning, #arizona, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #los-angeles-calif, #maricopa-county-ariz, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather

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Trying to Make It Big Online? Getting Signed Isn’t Everything

Young people come to Los Angeles in droves with dreams of fame and fortune. Once they’re discovered, it’s not always sunny.

#coaches-and-managers, #los-angeles-calif, #tiktok-bytedance

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Luchita Hurtado, Artist Who Became a Sensation in Her 90s, Dies at 99

For years she worked in the shadow of her artist husbands and more famous peers, painting at night when the children were asleep. Then a trove of her work was discovered.

#art, #deaths-obituaries, #hurtado-luchita, #los-angeles-calif

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Home Renovation for the Pandemic

Working and schooling from home for the foreseeable future has prompted some homeowners to consider major home renovations.

#architecture, #charleston-sc, #e-learning, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #home-schooling, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #los-angeles-calif, #new-jersey, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #telecommuting

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Catholic Churches Drop Hymns After Accusations Against Composer

David Haas, a composer known for “Blest Are They,” “We Are Called,” “You Are Mine” and other favorites, has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment by multiple women, an advocacy group says.

#christians-and-christianity, #haas-david, #los-angeles-calif, #roman-catholic-church, #sexual-harassment, #st-paul-minn

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Lost Summer: How Schools Missed a Chance to Fix Remote Learning

Education leaders spent months preparing to reopen classrooms. But with online learning set to continue for millions of students this fall, schools must catch up with reality.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #ector-county-tex, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-dade-county-fla, #new-teacher-project, #shutdowns-institutional

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Why Influencers Won’t Stop Partying Anytime Soon

Creators in Los Angeles say that hosting and posting about big social gatherings is part of their job, coronavirus or no.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #garcetti-eric-m, #los-angeles-calif, #parties-social, #paul-jake-1997, #quarantines

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L.A. Mansion Party, Held Despite Pandemic Ban, Ends in a Shooting

A large crowd gathered at a multimillion-dollar hillside home, defying virus rules. The police investigated, but the event continued. Hours later, gunfire was heard and three people were wounded.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fire-department-los-angeles, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-county-calif, #parties-social

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.

#ann-arbor-mich, #berkeley-calif, #boston-mass, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #davidson-college, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-week, #harvard-university, #house-of-representatives, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #michigan, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantines, #san-diego-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #senate, #states-us, #tuition, #united-states-economy, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-massachusetts, #university-of-michigan

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Adding a New Name to the Canon in Clay: Doyle Lane

The underrecognized Black ceramist made tiny “weed pots” in the 1960s and ’70s that are seen today on a fresh pedestal.

#art, #black-people, #ceramics-and-pottery, #david-kordansky-gallery, #huntington-library-art-museum-and-botanical-gardens, #lane-doyle, #los-angeles-calif, #sculpture, #white-charles-1918-79

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He Videotaped the Rodney King Beating. Now, He Is Auctioning the Camera

“How much does something like this go for?” asked George Holliday. “I have no idea.” Bidding begins at $225,000.

#auctions, #black-people, #camcorders, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #holliday-george, #king-rodney-glen, #los-angeles-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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