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Jenny Burman, a longtime resident of Echo Park, writes the Chicken Corner blog for LA Observed. She has written for the LA Weekly, the Daily News, Tin House magazine and Black Clock. A believer in honoring the past without fearing the future, she serves on the board of the Echo Park Historical Society. She has an M.F.A. in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Email
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Native Intelligence
Ellen Alperstein | The question 'how hot is it?' once again will be answered by the landmark thermometer in the desert town of Baker.
Phil Wallace | With the Lakers worst-ever season in Los Angeles ending this week, it's time to look ahead. What should the Lakers do next to reverse their fortunes?
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold | LA mayor Eric Garcetti has a narrative problem. The two stories he is telling about Los Angeles don't line up. Winning an Olympic bid could provide the deus ex machina the city needs in the absence of a heroic storyline.
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Bill Boyarsky
It’s not easy to figure out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s grand plan for Los Angeles, or even if he has one. His state of the city speech Thursday didn’t help. "It starts with modern technology,” the mayor said, and then sort of left us hanging.
Jenny Burman
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