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Boyle Heights, the land of freeways

Posted October 6, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Xavi Moreno in East LA Interchange © 2015 Chris Chew, Bluewater Media

If you drive around the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, you’re bound to pass under or next to a freeway interchange.
It’s where the 5, 10, 60 and 101 freeways all intersect. An estimated 2.4 million vehicles pass through every day. And yet few L.A. residents know the story of what the neighborhood was like before it was sliced up by roads, and …

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Cedars-Sinai through a doctor’s lens

Posted September 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments

For four decades, endocrinologist Dr. Roger Lerner walked the halls of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center solely to attend to patients. But when he bought a first-generation iPhone six years ago, he began to see his hospital surroundings in an entirely different way.
That’s when he began snapping photos of the buildings on campus, offering a unique look at a hospital through an artistic lens. His carefully …

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A Whole Foods Protest in Silver Lake

Posted September 22, 2015 by | 7 Comments

Some residents of Silver Lake have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of a Whole Foods supermarket in their neighborhood. But then, the upscale grocery chain announced that the Silver Lake venue would be something new and different. And that has some people there upset.
What’s coming instead is a budget version of the store called 365 by Whole Foods Market. It’s a store that mainly …

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The Skirball Celebrates the Career of its Architect, Moshe Safdie

Posted October 21, 2013 by | Comments Off
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The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles is an art and history museum dedicated to connecting Jewish heritage to America’s civic and cultural past. The campus was designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie. Tomorrow the museum opens its latest show, devoted to Safdie’s career.

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Los Angeles By Night, By Bike

Posted July 3, 2013 by | 1 Comment
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If you drive on the streets of LA at night, chances are you’ve seen a pack of cyclists pass you by. There’s no shortage of these night riding groups. But of all those rides, there’s one that’s a little more… exotic. It’s called “The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time,” or colloquially known as The Passage Ride. The ride …

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