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LA Observed Notes: Last days of the pre-Trump era

Media, books, politics and place and a few tweets.
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Native Intelligence
Back home in a more suspicious Mar Vista, by visiting blogger Molly Selvin. Go to the post

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Place
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Where in LA Kristen Stewart drives in 'Ride Em on Down' video

Every location, in order, researched by reader Don Bentley and his brother.
Notes
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LA Observed Notes: Last days of the pre-Trump era

Media, books, politics and place and a few tweets.
Good read
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LAX as you have never seen it

The mega airport is such a vital and vulnerable piece of our infrastructure that it employs two anti-terrorism experts with top-secret clearances.
Native Intelligence
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Back home in a more suspicious Mar Vista

Sometimes the cable guy is really the cable guy. Sometimes the guy with dogs who lives in his RV is just homeless.
Obituaries
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Kevin Starr, 76, the historian of California

The top contender for the title of preeminent observer of our state "chronicled the history of California as no one else," Gov. Jerry Brown said.
Native Intelligence
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LA's football follies

The Chargers move to LA on the same day that the Rams hire the youngest head coach in NFL history. Meh.
Radio
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KPCC's 'Take Two' is now minus one

The morning show loses a host -- Alex Cohen -- and an hour of air time each day.

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