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.
Native Intelligence
Jenny Burman | Their voices were cutting in and out as they followed Marisol's path up the hillside. Hot dogs wouldn't hurt. Hot dogs to fight a curse.
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold | Natural history museums grew out of the "Wunderkammer"--a device for cultivating wonder in the face of the amazing diversity and weirdness of the world, but also for discovery, of the new, the unknown, of patterns, and laws. The LA River has become a kind of cabinet of wonders for Los Angeles: a site for thinking about and making sense of nature and culture in the city.
Phil Wallace | The Dodgers do need help in the back of their rotation. But giving up a top prospect for an ace like David Price would be a huge mistake.
Al Martinez | Martinez lies abed craving a hot, sweet thing right then and there, but Cinelli who lies next to him can always figure him out and suggests that he might just relax and think of puppies instead.
Visiting Blogger | Yahoo finally changed its incorrect info on his client -- after he tweeted CEO Marissa Mayer -- but Google still lists the wrong name, address and industry. "Google plainly does not care," says our guest blogger.
Phil Wallace | Without a coach or a competitive roster, the Lakers seem to have no vision for the future.
Bill Boyarsky
The latest version of the mayoral web site, Data LA, is greatly improved from its shaky first edition. Even modestly computer-savvy Angelenos get enough information to come to their own conclusions about the mayor and the rest of city government.
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 a shock to see the Central Valley these days.