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.

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latimes.com — We've all had those cold-sweat airport moments: Running late, you can't find the departure gate. You've missed your flight, and don't know where to turn. To the newcomer, Los Angeles International Airport can be daunting - so sprawling, so crowded, everyone zigging and zagging. Last year, nearly...

Santa Monica's last unadulterated 'shotgun' house serves as a lesson in preservation

latimes.com — It's just a little slip of a house, three tiny rooms in a row. But when its narrow front door opened on Saturday, people lined up for a chance to get in. What is believed to be Santa Monica's last unadulterated "shotgun" house - one straight, hallway-less shot from front door to back - had been...
Jan 24, 2016

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Jan 24, 2016

Santa Monica's last unadulterated 'shotgun' house serves as a lesson in preservation lat.ms/1Qma4wS

Jan 25, 2016

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Sierra Club files lawsuit to stop U2 guitarist the Edge's Malibu development

latimes.com — Environmentalists were up in arms last month when the California Coastal Commission gave its OK to U2 guitarist the Edge's much-protested plan to build five mansions with swimming pools on an untouched Malibu ridge. On Thursday, the Sierra Club, which has fought the project in the Sweetwater Mesa area for years, filed a lawsuit asking that the commission be made to set aside its approval.
Jan 22, 2016

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Jan 23, 2016

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Jan 23, 2016

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Santa Monica makes its own mark with minimum wage increase

latimes.com — The city of Santa Monica spent eight months shaping a minimum wage ordinance that would put it in line with both Los Angeles and the county. The measure council members passed Tuesday does that, but it also makes its own mark with elements specific to the liberal coastal city.

Santa Monica votes to raise its minimum wage

latimes.com — The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night approved a minimum wage ordinance that would put it in line with its neighbors in Los Angeles city and county. As in Los Angeles, the law -- which still must come before the council for a second reading in two weeks -- would raise the minimum wage...

Resident 'stars' take a walk down memory lane at 'History of Beverly Hills' premiere

latimes.com — Days before a new movie premiered last week in Beverly Hills, organizers announced that there were no more tickets to be had. Long lines formed before the screening, even though it was a weeknight. Some people dressed elegantly for the event at the gleaming Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing...

For the 50th year, the Christmas spirit of F. Ruth Moore soars in South L.A.

latimes.com — Imagine making a commitment to do something big and then doing it every year for decades without fail. Not sometimes. Not on odd years. Every year - including the rough ones. In 1965, F. Ruth Moore looked around South L.A. and saw a community torn by poverty, joblessness, despair.
Dec 24, 2015

Beautiful one by @LATimescitybeat ---> One woman's generosity in Watts became a tradition long after she died latimes.com/local/californ…

First off-leash dog park approved for Beverly Hills

latimes.com — Each March, thousands turn up - on two legs and four - for Woofstock 90210, Beverly Hills' canine celebration. Dogs bejeweled, dogs in shades, dogs in tutus and sneakers. There's no doubt that the century-old city loves its pooches. But it wasn't until recently that the City Council approved a...
Dec 31, 2015

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Judge overrules Malibu voters, clearing the way for Whole Foods shopping center

latimes.com — Malibu residents made it clear last year how they felt about chain stores and large-scale commercial developments. They approved the "Your Malibu, Your Decision" initiative with 59% of the vote. Measure R - with the stated aim of preserving the coastal city as a "unique oasis in the midst of urban...
Dec 17, 2015

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Dec 17, 2015

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At 'Kindergarten coffees,' families of Holocaust survivors hold on

mercedsunstar.com — After Mona Shafer Edwards' mother died five years ago, nearly a decade after her father, she yearned for their accents, the rhythms of the Polish they spoke, the tastes and smells of the world she'd grown up in. It was a world that straddled Los Angeles and Europe, peopled by those with a shared history.
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Feb 12, 2016

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