The freshly-expanded Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University has made its debut.

Hilbert MuseumChapman University

The 22,000-square-foot space will host visitors for free from Tuesdays through Saturdays, offering a look at one of the largest collections of California narrative art in the world. Its opening shows include works from Norman Rockwell and Millard Sheets, among others.

The two building museum features 26 galleries, with rotating displays of a collection that includes more than 5,000 pieces. It also includes a cafe, an outdoor courtyard, and a community room that can host lectures, classes, and other events.

Here's what we're reading this week:

Route of the February 25 CicLAvia on MelroseCicLAvia

The Militant’s Epic Militant CicLAvia Tour L!!!!! "Sunday’s 4-mile route along Melrose Avenue between Vermont and Fairfax will be a special one because it’s the 50th CicLAvia event evar, and incidentally or coincidentally, CicLAvia returns to its original routes roots by incorporating a bit of the very first CicLAvia back on 10/10/2010 when the eastern terminus of that route ended at Melrose Avenue and Heliotrope Drive..." (Militant Angeleno)

Supreme Court turns down challenge to N.Y. rent control with implications for California 'The California Apartment Assn. had urged the justices to hear the New York case and said “many of its members are located in the local jurisdictions subject to rent control laws, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Santa Monica, Berkeley, Pasadena, Alameda and Beverly Hills.”' (LA Times)

The Inland Empire’s once-unstoppable warehousing industry falls into a slump "Logistics businesses nationally are cutting back amid declines in freight volume. United Parcel Service said it would shed 12,000 jobs worldwide over the next several months after more than a $9-billion drop in revenue last year. A company spokesman said it didn’t have a breakdown of where those layoffs would hit, but UPS employs tens of thousands of workers in California." (LA Times)

The Westwood Village TheaterWikimedia Commons

Jason Reitman Enlists Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg, Bradley Cooper and More to Buy Westwood’s Village Theater "The group, led by Jason Reitman, totals at 35 filmmakers who united earlier this year to acquire ownership of the 93-year-old movie theater." (Hollywood Reporter)

$7.2 million wall to be built along train tracks in San Clemente after latest landslide "The latest landslide also damaged the pedestrian bridge at Mariposa Point that is part of the city’s popular beach trail; it is unclear at this time what will happen with the bridge where it is adjacent to the tracks. A section has to be demolished because of the damage." (OC Register)

City’s first ‘green street’ blossoms on Burton Way "The landscaped median between Rexford and Oakhurst drives will collect rainwater and urban runoff." (Beverly Press)

View looking southwest from across CrenshawAFCO Design

Landmark Liquor Bank Demolished After License Revoked  The site was approved for redevelopment with housing and retail in 2021 (LA Sentinel)

FY2023 Metro Rail Ridership by Station [Gallery] Minus Regional Connector stops, which don't have publicly available data yet (Reddit)

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