Category Archives: Los Angeles

La Cienega Heights Was Known As Corning-Cadillac When It Was Dominated By The Playboy Gangster Crips

Louis Keane writes in 2021: * When I signed a lease on an apartment on Corning in 2018, I couldn’t believe my luck. The location couldn’t be beaten — 15 minutes from the beach, 20 from Downtown, a stone’s throw … Continue reading

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Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundaries in La Cienega Heights

Criminology professor Ana Munoz produced this 2015 ethno-graphic history of La Cienega Heights. From Amazon: “Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundaries…explores the history of the area to explain how Cadillac-Corning became viewed by outsiders as a “violent neighborhood” … Continue reading

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The News Is What Bureaucracies Report

If you can’t base your news on a bureaucratic report, you’re swimming outside the normal news business (because you can’t normally get sued for reporting what a bureaucracy reports). I’m reading Paul Pringle’s 2022 book (Bad City: Peril and Power … Continue reading

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Back In The USA

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

I’m thinking about moving to Sydney. If my growth in Orthodox Judaism is my number one priority, then there is no question I should stay in LA. The Los Angeles Orthodox Jewish community is about 30 times the size of … Continue reading

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