FROM William Deverell
Woody Guthrie in LA American balladeer Woody Guthrie is most often associated with his home state of Oklahoma and the folk scene of New York's Greenwich Village. But the singer spent several of his early years in Los Angeles, where his political views were formed and his songwriting really took off. A new book explores his time among LA's radical left-wing activists and intellectuals.
OiL.A. The price of crude oil today hit 123.34, an all time record, but applications to drill in California were already jumping. The LA Basin has been a source of oil since the turn of the last century. A lot of people will be surprised to learn how close to oil wells they’re living now — and what the rising price could mean in a lot of neighborhoods.
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?