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Mark Lacter wonders if too much attention is paid to the 29,000 people who live downtown, in a city of four million. It's one of the smaller communities in Los Angeles. LA Biz Observed

Jacob Soboroff goes on a video tour inside the Times' downtown printing plant, where robots rule and there is now a union. Native Intelligence

Another mid-day coyote encounter in the hills above Echo Park. Chicken Corner

Bill Boyarsky writes in "Spare Me From the Lawyers" that the latest meeting of the City Ethics Commission was more frustrating than usual. Boyarsky blog

Also: Veronique de Turenne takes a break from observing Malibu to speak at lunch at the Whittier Central Library. Whittier is reading My California: Journeys by Great Writers, the anthology from Angel City Press that raises money for the California Arts Council. Veronique has a piece in the book.

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