Category: L.A. Articles

Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dies

It is a sad day in the Los Angeles sports world — Lakers owner Jerry Buss has died. Buss died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated for cancer. He was 80 years old. Buss bought…

LACMA Rock Succumbs to Rain

The boulder at the center of LACMA’s “Levitated Mass” was billed as the largest thing transported since, like, medieval times or whatever they said. At 340-tons it is indestructible. Unless it rains a little, of course. Would-be visitors to the…

NFL: We Want Dodger Stadium

With all the momentum gaining towards construction of an NFL stadium in Downtown Los Angeles, the league is now saying it prefers Dodger Stadium as the ideal home for one or two football teams. CBSSports.com reports that at a league…

Could AEG Sale Help L.A. Football Quest?

There has been much hand-wringing over the past week or so after it was announced that AEG would be put up for sale. People fear that ┬áit could jeopardize the effort to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles. I…

My Verdict on LACMA Rock

So I’ve walked under the giant rock at LACMA several times and I’ve run past it every day for the past couple of weeks. I know you’ve been waiting with bated breath, and now my verdict is in: Meh. I…

Barren Landscape Around LACMA Rock

While people debate the merits of LACMA’s giant “Levitated Mass” rock (Is it art? It sits on metal shelves — it’s not levitating at all! $10 million for this?), I will throw one more question into the equation — why…

Photos & Video: LACMA Rock Open!

Decades in the making (apparently), the giant rock at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is now open to the public. Dozens of people were walking under the suspended 340-ton boulder at about noon Sunday, an hour after it…

Monorail Supporter Ray Bradbury Dies

Longtime Los Angeles resident and legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury died Tuesday night at his home in the city. He was 91. Bradbury moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1934 when he was 13 years old, and…

LACMA’s Rock has Arrived!

Under the cover of darkness early Saturday morning, a giant rig carrying an equally giant rock finally made its way to LACMA — only seven months behind schedule; not bad by Los Angeles standards. And in a few (alleged) short…