Iris Schneider
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What if the gun owners in America were also the liberals?

"Friends with Guns" at the Road Theater in North Hollywood may challenge some of your core beliefs.
Gary Leonard
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Rising by Pico and Sepulveda
Linea, the new multi-use development going up beside the Expo Line's Sepulveda station, seen from the 405 freeway. LA Observed photo.

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Iris Schneider
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What if the gun owners in America were also the liberals?

"Friends with Guns" at the Road Theater in North Hollywood may challenge some of your core beliefs.
Gary Leonard
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Chuck Levin birthday

Gary photographs activist Chuck Levin and City Councilman Paul Koretz in Chinatown
Bill Boyarsky
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Doug Jeffe: a remembrance

Campaign manager Douglas Jeffe, who died in a tragic accident last week, combined skill, intelligence, compassion and humor in a career that made him respected by friends and foes and placed him in the middle of the most tumultuous years of California politics.
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'In on merit' at USC

The trolling hits of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC this weekend were three guys in Trojan colors selling t-shirts mocking the admissions cheating scandal rocking the school.
Donna Perlmutter
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How to escape social grit and grime: hear the music, see the dance

Our world can seem more simplistic and superficial, but not if you seek refuge in the right places.
Gary Leonard
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Ed Ruscha and Kent Twitchell

Artists Ed Ruscha and Kent Twitchell in front of the latter's mural of the former in the Arts District downtown.
Bill Boyarsky
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Inequality and city hall in Los Angeles

Councilman Mike Bonin has a perceptive take on why city government has such trouble getting anything done -- income inequality and economic and social class differences.