Kevin Roderick, editor and publisher
Kevin Roderick, an author, journalist and radio commentator, started LA Observed in 2003 and writes the main blog.
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Mark Lacter, LA Biz Observed editor
Mark Lacter is a regular contributor to Los Angeles magazine specializing in Southern California business, and the business analyst for KPCC-FM.
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Bob Baker
Bob Baker runs the writing website newsthinking.com and contributes to Native Intelligence.
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Cari Beauchamp
Cari Beauchamp is an author of several books about Hollywood, a writer for Vanity Fair and the former press secretary to California Governor Jerry Brown.
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Bill Boyarsky
Bill Boyarsky, an author and former city editor, columnist and City Hall bureau chief at the Los Angeles Times, writes a blog column about politics for LA Observed.
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Jenny Burman
Jenny Burman, a journalist with an M.F.A. degree in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, writes the Chicken Corner blog.
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Sara Catania
Sara Catania, a Los Angeles print journalist and author, writes the Run On blog about her training as a non-runner to compete in the Los Angeles Marathon.
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Adrienne Crew
Adrienne Crew, who runs L.A. Brain Terrain and has written a book about blogging, contributes to Native Intelligence.
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David Davis
David Davis is the author of "Play by Play: Los Angeles Sports Photography 1889-1989" (Angel City Press) and a contributing writer at Los Angeles Magazine.
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Veronique de Turenne
Veronique de Turenne is a journalist, playwright and essayist. She writes the Here in Malibu blog and contributes to Native Intelligence.
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Eric Estrin
Eric Estrin, a television writer with a journalism background, is a columnist for The Wrap.com and produced the LA Observed Script Project.
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Bruce Feirstein
Bruce Feirstein, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair who has also written three James Bond movies, has contributed to Native Intelligence.
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Judy Graeme
Judy Graeme is LA Observed's resident student of art history with an emphasis on photography. She contributes to Native Intelligence.
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Steve Greenberg
Steve Greenberg, the editorial cartoonist for LA Observed, worked for daily newspapers for 30 years and currently freelances for the Ventura County Reporter, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles and web sites in Europe and locally.
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Denise Hamilton
Denise Hamilton, a former Fulbright Scholar and Los Angeles Times staff writer, is an award-winning mystery author and editor.
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Victor Merina
Victor Merina is a freelance writer and Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism.
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Jenny Price
Jenny Price is a journalist and the author of "Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America."
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David Rensin
David Rensin has written and co-written twelve books, five of them New York Times bestsellers. He contributes to Native Intelligence.
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Sean Roderick
Sean Roderick once saw nine musicals in six days in New York City. She is majoring in ethnomusicology at UCLA.
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Nancy Rommelmann
Nancy Rommelmann is an author and journalist who left Los Angeles for Portland, Oregon. She contributes to Native Intelligence.
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Erika Schickel
Erika Schickel is an author and blogger who contributes to Native Intelligence.
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Iris Schneider
Iris Schneider is a photographer who contributes to Native Intelligence.
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Jacob Soboroff
Jacob Soboroff, executive director of the non-partisan group Why Tuesday?, has contributed videos and blog posts to Native Intelligence.
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Deanne Stillman
Deanne Stillman is an author, playwright and journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, Slate, the New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Huffington Post and elsewhere.
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TJ Sullivan
TJ Sullivan is an award-winning independent journalist whose work has appeared in scores of daily publications, including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
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Phil Wallace
Phil Wallace is a former employee of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays who worked as an analyst for NYC2012, New York's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. He writes about sports.
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2:07 PM Sat | The funeral for Mark Lacter will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 at 12 noon at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles 90045. Reception to follow.
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Al Martinez | As California's water shortage becomes more critical Martinez finds substitutes for water---unless human sweat, dog drool and purified pee-pee are a bit too much for you to take.
Gary Leonard | Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a regular weekly feature of LA Observed.
Jenny Burman | Ayla was a revved up little engine, narcissistic, and brutal.
Ellen Alperstein | Unlike the south-facing beaches, the sand at Santa Monica was relatively undisturbed by the high-wave action courtesy Hurricane Marie. But lifeguards were on high alert.
Judy Graeme | Melissa Barak concentrates during an audition Sunday for the Barak Ballet, at the Westside School of Ballet.
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold | "A Hollywood drama of butterfly extirpation and persistence over a century of urbanization," reads the headline on a recent scientific study in the Journal of Insect Conservation. The story that unfolds offers glimmers of hope for the rich biological diversity that lives amongst us in Los Angeles.
Bill Boyarsky
In an audacious move to bypass the county supervisors, Latino leaders, public policy reformers and civil libertarians are backing state legislation that would give a judge the power to expand the five-member board.
Jenny Burman
Before I lived in Echo Park, there was a tiny 1920s bungalow-cottage-standalone house on N. Occidental in Silver Lake. I...
Here in Malibu
It's here -- the chili cook-off and carnival put on each year by the Malibu Kiwanis Club, the annual...