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Martin Cox, who has evolved into Chicken Corner’s occasional waterfowl correspondent reports the following activity at Echo Park Lake:

Odd geese sightings, after week of absence the pair of Canada geese with their grown chicks number 11. Well, they came back one evening last week with 13 of their best friends. We heard them land with a great splash, and then in the twilight form a single line of 24 geese and head up the lake towards the island. They spent the night but were gone before 7AM. Since then various numbers have been coming and going, sometimes 18 and then back to the original 11.

Maybe they are making day trips to the county fair.

Martin is currently part of a group show of Los Angeles artists presented by the Millard Sheets Gallery at the L.A. County Fair. The exhibition, Fair Exchange, is curated by Irene Tsatsos, former director of L.A.C.E., among other things.

While I am contemplating the geese and my own peregrinations in efforts to see family and friends, I receive another email, this one from my friend Angela, who reports alarming gestures and swinging of arms from a “sharp-looking group of hucksters.” Angela lives across the street from me in Echo Park. She said the hucksters were...

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