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Garcetti says: 'Homelessness is the moral issue of our time'

"As Mayor, there’s no issue I spend more time on," Garcetti says in his annual state of the city speech.
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Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs each week at LA Observed. Click on the photo to see it larger.

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City Hall
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Garcetti says: 'Homelessness is the moral issue of our time'

"As Mayor, there’s no issue I spend more time on," Garcetti says in his annual state of the city speech.
Gary Leonard
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Tax Day march

Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs each week at LA Observed.
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Selected links: O'Reilly, LAT hires, Academy museum, Garcetti and more

Also: The "super bloom" of yellow mustard across SoCal hillsides needs to be stopped.
Events
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Press freedom under Trump and the Festival of Books

I will be moderating a journalism panel on Monday night and then, on Saturday, signing and schmoozing at the Times book festival.
Streetscape
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Streetscape: Melvil Street

Portion of wall on the side of Industry Cafe and Jazz in Culver City.
Native Intelligence
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Grand nights for singing and dancing

Right now Los Angeles looks like the new center of vocal arts, with Plácido Domingo as its long-time major benefactor.
Gary Leonard
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Rep. John Lewis

Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs each week at LA Observed.

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