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In the early years of the last century, photography was still finding its place as art, and many battles of form and content were won and lost along the way. For a time, the pictorialists ruled, shaping photographs with a painterly, almost dreamy touch, layering landscapes and portraits with soft...

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  • Brew at the Zoo: You can drink with the animals

    Brew at the Zoo: You can drink with the animals

    Friday night beer and beasts come together again at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual summertime Brew at the Zoo festival featuring 35 breweries, three local bands, and snacks served among the elephants, gorillas and reptiles. The party begins at 7 p.m., and a mix of local and regional...

  • Dude, where's a buyer for my house?

    Dude, where's a buyer for my house?

    Ashton Kutcher has put the word out that he is interested in finding a buyer for his Hollywood Hills home, quietly shopping it at $12 million. The modern-style, three-story home built in 2007 has views of the Hollywood Reservoir and the Hollywood sign. There are five bedrooms and eight bathrooms...

  • Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel. To the uninitiated, it was a mildly depressing vista of concrete, unwanted...

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  • L.A. Zoo wants mountain lion to remain a neighbor despite koala death

    L.A. Zoo wants mountain lion to remain a neighbor despite koala death

    The Los Angeles Zoo is taking steps to protect its animals from a mountain lion suspected of killing a koala last week but does not want the predator relocated or euthanized, zoo officials said Wednesday. Instead of asking for the mountain lion known as P22 to be captured and relocated outside...

  • Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 suspected of killing koala at L.A. Zoo

    Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 suspected of killing koala at L.A. Zoo

    In the legal world, it'd be called circumstantial evidence. On March 3, one of the Los Angeles Zoo’s koalas went missing. Down the road from its enclosure, a tuft of its hair was found. About 400 yards farther down, zookeepers made a grisly discovery: bloody marsupial parts. Something must have...

  • Wild mountain lion suspected of killing koala at L.A. Zoo

    Wild mountain lion suspected of killing koala at L.A. Zoo

    In the legal world, it’d be called circumstantial evidence. On March 3, one of the Los Angeles Zoo’s koalas went missing. Down the road from its enclosure, a tuft of its hair was found. About 400 yards farther down, zookeepers made a grisly discovery: bloody marsupial parts. Something must have...

  • Michael C. Hall wraps up his act in Los Feliz, selling compound for asking price

    Michael C. Hall wraps up his act in Los Feliz, selling compound for asking price

    Michael C. Hall, known for his starring role on the memorable TV series “Dexter,” found a homebuyer willing to pay the exact asking price of $4.85 million for his Los Feliz compound. No slashing required. The Spanish Colonial Revival-style house, set behind gates and hedges, sits on more than a...

  • The Griffith Park Teahouse to reappear on Knoll Hill in San Pedro today

    The Griffith Park Teahouse to reappear on Knoll Hill in San Pedro today

    The Griffith Park Teahouse, which mysteriously appeared on a peak in Griffith Park in June, surreptitiously installed by a collective of anonymous artists, is set to make its first public appearance today after being removed by the city.  The structure, which captivated Angelenos when it first...

  • L.A. Zoo event to spotlight love, animal style

    L.A. Zoo event to spotlight love, animal style

    Most grown-ups think they know about the birds and the bees, but if you really want to get the inside scoop about animals "dating, mating, and cohabitating," the Los Angeles Zoo will be hosting a unique celebration called "Sex and the City Zoo" this Saturday night from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Zoo's...

  • See starlings in a murmuration put on a flight show
    See starlings in a murmuration put on a flight show

    This series of photos, taken in January by Menahem Kahana for AFP/Getty Images, shows starlings in flight near the city of Rahat, in Israel's Negev desert. The striking formations are known as a murmuration, which occurs when a flock of hundreds to thousands of starlings gather in an undulating...

  • Hot Property | Keegan-Michael Key
    Hot Property | Keegan-Michael Key

    Built in 1961, the multistory home sits near Griffith Park with an outdoor dining room, a viewing deck and a swimming pool and spa.

  • Sketch comic Keegan-Michael Key lists his Griffith Park area home for sale
    Sketch comic Keegan-Michael Key lists his Griffith Park area home for sale

    Actor-comedian Keegan-Michael Key has put his home bordering Los Feliz and Griffith Park up for sale at $1.638 million.

    The multilevel home, built in 1961 and boasting classic details, sits raised from the street and is entered through a gated courtyard.

    The 2,600 square feet of living space, with...

  • Two commuter trains crash head-on in southern Germany
    Two commuter trains crash head-on in southern Germany

    Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring about 150, slamming into each other on a curve without braking after an automatic safety system apparently failed to stop them, the transport minister said. (Peter Kneffel / European...

  • Lunar New Year kicks off at Chinatown temple
    Lunar New Year kicks off at Chinatown temple

    Thousands of people young and old gathered Sunday night at the Thien Hau Temple in Los Angeles' Chinatown in celebration of the Chinese New Year. The Lunar New Year in 2016 marks the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar. (Photos by Barbara Davidson, video by Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

  • 'Dexter' star Michael C. Hall looks to cut a deal in Los Feliz
    'Dexter' star Michael C. Hall looks to cut a deal in Los Feliz

    Actor Michael C. Hall of “Dexter” fame is taking another stab at selling his home in Los Angeles. He has put the Spanish Colonial Revival-style compound in Los Feliz up for sale at $4.85 million — a $350,000 price increase from when he had it on the market for two years ago.

    Set behind gates and...

  • Hot Property | Michael C. Hall
    Hot Property | Michael C. Hall

    The 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival-style house sits on more than a third of an acre in Los Feliz.

  • Three escaped inmates from Orange County jail remain on the run
    Three escaped inmates from Orange County jail remain on the run

    A trio of inmates escaped from Orange County Central Men's Jail on Friday. Jonathan Tieu, 20, Bac Duong, 43, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, were all discovered missing at the downtown Santa Ana facility about 9 p.m., after they cut through at least four layers of steel and rebar to reach the facility's...

  • Los Angeles Zoo employee falls into gorilla enclosure
    Los Angeles Zoo employee falls into gorilla enclosure

    L.A. firefighters rescued a Los Angeles Zoo employee who fell into a gorilla enclosure Thursday morning, fire officials said.

    The 61-year-old man fell 15 to 20 feet at about 8:30 a.m. and possibly broke his femur, said LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. The employee had been landscaping the gorilla...

  • 360-degree video: LL Cool J gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
    360-degree video: LL Cool J gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    (CNS) - LL Cool J received the 2,571st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a pioneering recording career that made him the first rap artist to amass 10 consecutive platinum-plus-selling albums. Queen Latifah and Sean "Diddy'' Combs were among those speaking at the ceremony in front...

  • 360-degree view from inside a Swiss fighter jet
    360-degree view from inside a Swiss fighter jet

    A view from inside the cockpit of a Swiss air force F-5 jet, part of the team Patrouille Suisse, as an Airbus A321 belonging to Swiss International Air Lines flies with the fighter jets during the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup events at the Lauberhorn, in Wengen, Switzerland. (Video by Dominik Baumann...

  • When a Paris canal is drained
    When a Paris canal is drained

    A Paris canal is being drained this week for cleaning, first into a puddle and then into a dry ditch. Canal Saint-Martin, popular with Parisians and visitors alike for its arched bridges, locks and trendy surrounding neighborhood, was emptied for the first time in 14 years beginning Monday. Join...

  • Costumes from Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' riding into town for display at Autry
    Costumes from Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' riding into town for display at Autry

    Costumes worn by three lead actors in Quentin Tarantino's new western opus "The Hateful Eight" will be on display at the Autry Museum of the American West beginning Dec. 22.

    The film opens in Los Angeles on Christmas Day with a cast that includes Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason...

  • Kelsey Grammer's Malibu digs go for $12.94 million, and other top sales
    Kelsey Grammer's Malibu digs go for $12.94 million, and other top sales

    The Malibu estate of an actor/comedian, a Los Feliz home built for a silent-film pioneer and newly built residences in Arcadia and Brentwood were among the priciest residential real estate sales in greater Los Angeles last week.

    $12.94 million — Malibu

    The onetime marital home of Kelsey and Camille...

  • Funeral for Downey Police Officer Ricardo Galvez
    Funeral for Downey Police Officer Ricardo Galvez

    Mourners bid their final goodbyes Monday at a funeral service for slain Downey Police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Galvez, 29, was killed the night of Nov. 18. He was sitting in his BMW in a parking lot next to Downey police...

  • L.A. Zoo powers up to celebrate the season
    L.A. Zoo powers up to celebrate the season

    GLAZA arranges a light show with 'bigger, brighter, more lights than ever.'

  • L.A. Auto Show 2015: New models unveiled
    L.A. Auto Show 2015: New models unveiled

    The models that debuted Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show included tiny convertibles (Fiat), big sedans (Buick, Lincoln) and crossovers of all sizes (Mazda, Ford, Kia). Here are the details on a few of the more notable offerings. The show continues Thursday for the news media and opens to...

  • Image 2015 | Year in Pictures
    Image 2015 | Year in Pictures

    (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Michael Ngo designs for LA Fashion Week runway show at the Reef. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) Rapper 50cent, center, watches the Isabella Couture runway show during LA Fashion Week. ( (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times) Jennifer Lopez poses for photographers...

  • With an eye toward Google, the Autry has changed its name
    With an eye toward Google, the Autry has changed its name

    The Los Angeles institution that since 2002 has called itself the Autry National Center of the American West is now the Autry Museum of the American West – a change brought on partly by the fact that Google apparently shrugs at the term “national center” but gives priority to the term “museum.”

    ...

  • Photographer-designer Mark Liddell reveals his latest celebrity-worthy home in Los Feliz
    Photographer-designer Mark Liddell reveals his latest celebrity-worthy home in Los Feliz

    Celebrity and fashion photographer Mark Liddell, who also designs homes, has listed his latest creation for sale in Los Feliz at $4.25 million.

    The 1992 contemporary has a sophisticated vibe fit for his long list of celebrity subjects, which includes LeAnn Rimes, Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears.

    ...

  • What to do for Halloween in the L.A. area
    What to do for Halloween in the L.A. area

    Looking for a place to do the 'Monster Mash' this Halloween season? We've got you covered.

    What: Cinespia's 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' screening

    What's more fitting than a movie at a cemetery for Halloween? Celebrate the 40th anniversary of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" doing the "Time Warp."...

  • Flintridge Sacred Heart, St. Francis cross-country show signs of improvement

    Cross-country: Tologs place third again, while Golden Knights draw closer to fourth at Mission League's second meet.

  • Try out that new lens on L.A. Zoo's supermodels during special photo day
    Try out that new lens on L.A. Zoo's supermodels during special photo day

    Here's a way to grab your camera and come home with some astounding photos of lions or giraffes without having to get on an airplane.

    The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is hosting its once-a-year photo day on Nov. 8. This is a chance for beginners and experienced photographers alike to learn...

  • Singer-songwriter Sia lists landmark house in Los Feliz after four months of ownership
    Singer-songwriter Sia lists landmark house in Los Feliz after four months of ownership

    Australian singer-songwriter Sia has listed her home in Los Feliz for sale at $4.995 million after only four months of ownership. She bought the Mediterranean Revival villa in June at $4.7 million.

    Designed by Angelus Temple architect A.F. Leicht, who was known for his distinctive designs, the...

  • Home of the proto-hipster high school ... Silver Lake or Gardena? A new art show's surprising answer
    Home of the proto-hipster high school ... Silver Lake or Gardena? A new art show's surprising answer

    Forget Silver Lake — a new art show at the Autry National Center of the American West in Griffith Park helps make the case that the home of the proto-hipster might have been Gardena.

    Consider that in the early days of the 20th century, even Gardena's high school encouraged its students to become...

  • The Gardena High School Art Collection
    The Gardena High School Art Collection

    Pieces from the Gardena High School art collection are on exhibit at the Autry Center.

  • See the supermoon lunar eclipse Sunday night at Griffith Observatory - set to live classical music
    See the supermoon lunar eclipse Sunday night at Griffith Observatory - set to live classical music

    Some call it a supermoon lunar eclipse, others call it a super blood moon eclipse. Either way, Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles will celebrate the celestial trifecta Sunday with live classical music and lots of skygazing.

    If you miss the moontastic event, the next one won't happen until 2033.

    ...

  • French Montana's Los Feliz rental lists for sale at $4.995 million
    French Montana's Los Feliz rental lists for sale at $4.995 million

    A Los Feliz home recently leased by rapper French Montana has come on the market for $4.995 million.

    The 30-year-old artist, known for such tracks as “Shot Caller” and “Pop That,” rented the renovated contemporary in July for $40,000, according to sources with knowledge of the listing. The owners...

  • French Montana's Los Feliz rental lists for sale at $4.995 million
    French Montana's Los Feliz rental lists for sale at $4.995 million

    A Los Feliz home that rapper French Montana had leased for $40,000 in July is listed for sale at $4.995 million.

  • Singer Neil Young's Hawaiian retreat is an oldie but a goodie
    Singer Neil Young's Hawaiian retreat is an oldie but a goodie

    Singer-songwriter Neil Young has put his oceanfront estate on the Big Island of Hawaii on the market for $24.5 million.

    Set on a craggy peninsula between two bays, the three-acre spread features a Hawaiian-style beach house dating to the 1920s, two two-bedroom guest cottages, two greenhouses and...

  • What a school does when it's 'kind of running out of water'
    What a school does when it's 'kind of running out of water'

    A gaggle of sixth-grade students grab overripe eggplants from a compost pile in the green edible garden, a focal point of Thomas Starr King Middle School. They make their way up a hill, passing more classrooms to a tree at the edge of campus, surrounded by what looks like a mound of hay.

    It’s 101...

  • Burlesque dancer and model Dita Von Teese picks up an eye-popping house in Los Feliz
    Burlesque dancer and model Dita Von Teese picks up an eye-popping house in Los Feliz

    Dita Von Teese, the curvaceous model known for bringing burlesque dancing back into vogue, has bought a stunning Tudor Revival-style house in Los Feliz for $2.83 million.

    Entered through a rotunda that evokes a castle turret, the 1927 home blends traditional features with tasteful designer updates....

  • Griffith Observatory and Big Sur among '500 best places on the planet' (Sorry, Hollywood sign!)
    Griffith Observatory and Big Sur among '500 best places on the planet' (Sorry, Hollywood sign!)

    If your bucket list needs some puffing up, check out this new collection of 500 must-see places from Lonely Planet. The Temples of Angkor in Cambodia came in first on the mega-list voted on by the travel guide company's staff writers and editors. It was a "landslide" choice, a Lonely Planet statement...

  • Get ready for the biggest beer weekend of the summer
    Get ready for the biggest beer weekend of the summer

    Summer was made for drinking beer — or maybe beer was made to drink during summer. Either way, with the dog days of August nearly upon us, the time for sipping on craft suds is nigh. And there’s one weekend in particular with some of the year’s best beer events on tap.

    Friday, Aug. 7 — Brew at...

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