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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
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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.
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Gary Leonard | Steve Seemayer with the original artwork used by his mother, Lynne Seemayer, to paint the Pink Lady over the Malibu Canyon tunnel in 1966.
Ellen Alperstein | After the rain, the desert awakens with quiet beauty.
Gary Leonard | Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed.
Bill Boyarsky
They say anyone can be replaced, but it will be most difficult for the city of Los Angeles to fill the job of Miguel A. Santana.
Jenny Burman
Before I lived in Echo Park, there was a tiny 1920s bungalow-cottage-standalone house on N. Occidental in Silver Lake. I...