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Victor Merina is a freelance writer and Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism. A former Los Angeles Times reporter, he has contributed essays to the Times Magazine and Sunday Opinion section and the San Francisco Chronicle. Victor is an editor for reznetnews.org, which covers Native American issues, and also speaks widely on issues of diversity, journalism and narrative writing. He was a Teaching Fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and a Fellow at the Poynter Institute in Florida and the Media Studies Center in New York. A long-time resident of the South Bay, he lives in Redondo Beach. Email
Native Intelligence:
Jessica Simpson and I spent the week in Washington, not quite together, but one of us made headlines and the other wrote them.
I have been silent on the Times mess until now. Then I spied the New York Times story that wove the tale of how another deep pockets mogul, David Geffen, was eyeing the news company on First and Spring.
In a town called Okemos, Michigan, some parents don't want to be compared to West Hollywood.
Guilt-free voting in Redondo Beach, with the assistance of Jefferson, Lincoln and Eisenhower.
Here in Music City, much of the conversation around this past week revolved around a baseball player from Los Angeles who pitched for a team in New York and who never made it to supper in Nashville.
Native Intelligence
Gary Leonard | The Lula Washington Dance Theatre performed as part of the LA Philharmonic's 100th birthday celebration.
Donna Perlmutter | Verdi's words remain relevant in these political times. Plus: Refik Anadol's electronic kaleidoscope of Philharmonic moments.
Joel Bellman | Joel Bellman: My male students tend to write about their insecurities around a loss of power; Women, the terror of a sexual assault or domestic violence.
Gary Leonard | Patt Morrison at the La Brea Avenue stand's 78th anniversary celebration
Bill Boyarsky
"We have to step up," City Councilman David Ryu told the Los Angeles Current Affairs Forum at the Palm downtown Friday noon. "It's about equity. It's about opportunity." He spoke of "helping all those families get the opportunities I got."
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 started last night, a spike in the temperature, a shifting in the leaves, a nocturnal creature outside suddenly...