FROM Jesse Katz
DTLA's Central Market: 'front lines of LA's new demographic wars' For decades, the Grand Central Market on Broadway has been a sort of nucleus of Downtown – a destination for hungry patrons, rich and poor, of all classes and nationalities. The market was established in the tradition of other great food markets of the world, but always with a distinctly Los Angeles flavor – dozens of stalls full of fresh bread, bright produce, traditional Asian herbs, smoked meats of the Eastern European tradition, carne asada. But just as Downtown LA has evolved over the decades, so has Grand Central Market. In a new piece for Los Angeles Magazine, Jesse Katz calls the market “ the front lines of LA’s new demographic wars.”
The Crazy, Unbelievable Story of Dodger Yusiel Puig's Trek to the US Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig is one of Major League Baseball’s most controversial players on the field. The previously unknown story of how he defected from Cuba and got to the United States will be making waves off the field. Jesse Katz reports it in next month’s edition of Los Angeles magazine.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?