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Angels Flight to fly again?

Published March 2, 2017 at 10:36 AM PST
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An undated view of Angels Flight, the historic funicular the climbs to Bunker Hill in downtown LA.
LA Public Library/Security Pacific National Bank Collection
An undated view of Angels Flight, the historic funicular the climbs to Bunker Hill in downtown LA.

Downtown LA’s historic Angels Flight railway may be running by Labor Day ... We sample the LAPD’s old daily newspaper, a window into a time when cops weren’t supposed to smoke in uniform, and when a stolen car might be traced by the make of its battery or speedometer ... The other dinosaur museum in Southern California, the Alf Museum in Claremont ... A huge new exhibit at the Hammer of an artist overshadowed by Pollack, De Kooning, and Rothko. (Photo: LA Public Library's Security Pacific National Bank Collection)

Roll call was where cops started their day, and it's where they'd pick up a copy of the daily Police Bulletin. In the city archive, we have copies of almost every bulletin issued from 1907 through 1949.
Wednesday, LA city officials announced a public-private partnership to have downtown's historic Angels Flight railway back in operation by Labor Day, once again hauling riders up and down Bunker Hill.
A man who rode the original Angels Flight thousands of times tells us about life on Bunker Hill before "urban renewal."
As the 1900s closed, Jean Dubuffet's work was occluded by the likes of Pollack, De Kooning, and Rothko. They retain their pioneering prominence in the public eye, but he was more pioneer than they.
"Creature" fills the Broad's first-floor galleries with art about the "self," including works by Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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