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  • Walk the Talk parade celebrates skid row and its leaders

    Walk the Talk parade celebrates skid row and its leaders
    General Dogon, a neighborhood activist, pulled up on a tricked-out bicycle with a red fur seat and a Pee-wee Herman doll riding the handlebars. The Mudbug Brass Band blew "Sweet Georgia Brown." A mobile gallery with a skid row history display —...
  • Jerry Brown reveals new budget plan at Capitol

    Gov. Jerry Brown detailed his revised $107.8-billion state budget proposal at the Capitol on Tuesday morning, laying out his plans to address California's mounting pension liabilities, increased costs of providing healthcare to the poor and paying off...
  • 75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on

    75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on
    As we approach the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath," we are as concerned as ever with the subject of the increasing gap between the very rich and the other 99 percent of us. Due to our current Snapchat- and Twitter-sized...
  • Why ambitious ideas always backfire politically

    Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was interested in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Yet almost every time elected...
  • Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up

    SACRAMENTO—Judging by your emails, many readers agree with me that a proposed ballot measure to split California into six states is crazy. "Ridiculous." "Laughable." Also, you concur that this bird will never fly. Not only would the plan need to...
  • Teachers often blame parents for problem students

    Teachers often blame parents for problem students
    I figured that teachers wouldn't let me off easy — even though my Saturday column took their side. I wrote about the recent classroom scuffle between a teacher and student at Santa Monica High, defending the teacher and listing the forces that...
  • Pennsylvania welfare rejections were justified

    Everybody knows what happened to Marie Antoinette when she displayed insufficient concern for the poor of France while pursuing a dissolute life of pleasure and extravagance for herself and other plutocrats from places like Austria and Prussia. While...
  • West Hollywood's Duran making a name for himself in supervisor's race

    West Hollywood's Duran making a name for himself in supervisor's race
    John Duran gets the question over and over in his against-the-odds bid to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. People he meets on the campaign trail ask, "Where did you come from?" The quick answer is West Hollywood....
  • SunRail, Rice, and humans: Letters

    Model of inefficiency If SunRail continues to be as horribly inefficient as it was Tuesday, then let's rename it SunFail now and get it over with. The train was 90 minutes late Tuesday afternoon when it finally arrived going northbound at the Church...
  • Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos

    Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos
    It's hard to convey China's transformations to two kinds of people: people who have never been there and people who have just been there for the first time. Experiencing China in 2014 for the first time, many Americans are struck by the modernity of...