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FrameworkEach week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Tensions are high on the Korean Penninsula, where North Korea has been railing against U.S.-South Korean military exercises that began in March and are to continue until the end of this month....
More than 17,000 people have converged on the Qatari capital for the latest U.N. climate talks, but the most influential presence may be Sandy. The superstorm that ravaged the U.S. Northeast a month ago seared into the American consciousness an...
Daily DishWhen Sandy Chilewich came up with a technique for weaving extruded vinyl yarn into floormats and placemats, the textile designer had a business. I still have the silvery Chilewich floormats I bought to protect the floor in front of the......
GreenspaceSenator Barbara Boxer stepped up today to deliver an appeal for action at the mostly lackluster UN Climate Change Conference, which wraps up this week in Durban, South Africa. Her speech was delivered to an almost-empty Senate TV/Radio gallery, which is...
GreenspaceNews coverage of the UN climate talks in Durban has been minimal, at best, and that’s clearly because – just like in Copenhagen last year – there has been almost no mention of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which was put in place to set...
In sunny Southern California, many couples dream of a seaside wedding. But if you’re considering swapping the blue for green — as is “garden” — in honor of St. Patrick’s Day weekend, we’re spilling the beans on L....
Money & CompanyThe Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens in downtown Los Angeles has been acquired by UBS Realty Investors and is expected to be reflagged as a DoubleTree hotel....
Culture MonsterIn time to mark its centennial, the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens will reopen April 11 after a yearlong $6.8-million renovation. Among the highlights, officials said Thursday, will be the installation of...
Money & CompanyThe historic United Artists Building at Broadway and Ninth Street in downtown Los Angeles was sold by Wescott Christian Center Inc. to Greenfield Partners for $11 million....
Money & CompanyJust as the U.S. hotel industry begins to recover from the recession, industry leaders say they are being sabotaged by the Obama administration. This post has been corrected. Please see note at the bottom for details. The contention centers on......
Money & CompanyWith the hospitality business in recovery and some financially troubled properties coming to market, sales of hotels in Los Angeles County have increased dramatically....
GreenspaceThe U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI) numbers today, which measures the direct climate influence of a select set of greenhouse gases, and the news is not good. The numbers continue to...
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