Nita Lelyveld on Muck Rack

Nita Lelyveld Verified

Los Angeles, CA
Metro Feature Writer — LA Times

Nita Lelyveld, an @latimes metro writer, writes City Beat snapshots of L.A. life. I also RT #mydayinla. DM story ideas/feedback. RTs are not endorsements.

The Stop Senior Scams actors are out to save their peers — The members of the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program are no spring chickens. The youngest is 65. The oldest is 96. Still, they take their show on the road to L.A.

Seniors get in the act to stop scams — So she's 96 and her eyesight's half gone. Peggy Mollin doesn't want to sit home alone. Alone, she says, often leads to trouble, especially for people her age. Calls. Knocks on the door. Emails. Flattering sales pitches from strangers.

California Drought

Oh, goodies! At this products convention, they're left holding the swag — What is it about a corporate freebie that makes it irresistible? Why do we, given the chance, grab up the T-shirts and the pens and the ball caps? A big industry revolves around putting such swag in our hands.

Burbank Airport emergency drill puts rescuers, makeup artists to the test — Staging a major airport disaster drill takes months of planning. You need volunteers. You need emergency teams primed to converge on the scene. So if the timing of a simulated crash at Burbank Bob Hope Airport seemed unfortunate Tuesday given the news of a real plane going down in the French Alps, there was nothing organizers could do about it - except to point out that such tragedies underline why drills are crucial.

Clog guru, in L.A. for biannual fittings, keeps devotees at her feet — L.A.'s clog devotees know the strict code by heart, even if they can't always live up to it. Sneakers are not shoes. Flip-flops ruin your feet. The last real footwear American women embraced was the saddle shoe. So says Cecilia Tidlund, the sharp-tongued guru of the simple Swedish shoe.

At The Repair Cafe, volunteers have a full menu of items to get back in working order

At the Repair Cafe, the fixes are in — Just what was being fixed at the Repair Cafe? Jessica Ferree brought in a toaster with a lever that no longer held slices down. Sade Musa had a torn skirt with a sagging elastic band. Jean Prinz hoped to get the blades of her scissors honed and have holes drilled into her compost bins.

Malibu firm's Failure Wall lets workers earn from their mistakes — Jeff Stibel, head of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. in Malibu, believes that you have to be willing to fail to succeed - so he has all of his employees write on a Failure Wall. What if you were asked to write your failures on a wall, in indelible ink, for everyone to see?

Relocated marker in Echo Park salutes Mack Sennett's first film studio — Searching out key locations in Los Angeles' history often requires a vivid imagination. You have to squint to try to mute the modern-day reality, to conjure buildings that once stood but now are gone.
More Articles →
Apr 18, 2015

RT @themaryhodge: Jason Lewis aka Smith from Sex & the City @Dodgers game. Crush from college years. Put a fork in me I'm done! #MyDayInLA

Apr 18, 2015

RT @thelagirl: It's time for this city to require mandatory yoga for peace and happiness! Location: LA City Hall #dtla #mydayinla

Apr 18, 2015

RT @SeasonOfBytes: Really upset! How must did Los Angeles spend on THIS ONE VOTE?! Are you out of your mind?! @LATimes #MyDayInLA #STOP

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.


For instructions on how to pitch Nita Lelyveld, email

Share This Profile