Category Archives: Los Angeles

LA First Impressions After Nearly Three Months Down Under

I flew into LAX this morning from Sydney. I’m struck by: * How good LA smells; * How much less comfortable life is here (diversity means we have little in common so everyone is uncomfortable unless they’re with their tribe); … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Magazine Sold To Two Celebrity Lawyers

The Los Angeles Times reports: Los Angeles magazine, a long-running institution in the city’s media ecosystem, has been purchased by attorneys Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas, the publication announced Monday. The acquisition marks a new chapter for a publication that … Continue reading

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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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