Jessica Langlois

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  • 4 months ago | People 2016

    Jennicet Gutiérrez had been living in fear most of her life. At 15, she crossed the border from Mexico to join her mother and eight siblings in the San Fernando Valley, and every time she had to apply for identification, she was terrified her undo...

  • 4 months ago | People 2016

    At the end of the first Star Wars film, Han Solo sends Darth Vader’s TIE fighter spinning off into space moments before Luke Skywalker fires the photon torpedoes that destroy the Death Star in an ellipsis of light. In 1977, as 7-year-old Cecil Cas...

  • 5 months ago | Culture

    I was reading Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric in a hotel bar in downtown Los Angeles Saturday afternoon when I got a series of texts from my partner, who was in Ventura County, sitting by a lake and writing poetry. The police wer...

  • 7 months ago | Development

    The stretch of Seventh Street that climbs up a gradual incline east of MacArthur Park feels like the heart of a village. The main corridor is narrow, banked by bike lanes and lined with storefronts housing discount shops and panaderias. Jacaranda ...

  • 11 months ago

    Angelenos have been flocking to Hel-Mel for years for its quirky shops, counterculture ethos and community-oriented vibe. But one of the best destinations at the gritty-hip East Hollywood intersection of Heliotrope and Melrose is easily overlooked...

  • 11 months ago

    Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade has serious street cred as one of L.A.'s most politically conscious bike crews, and Clitoral Mass is its pinnacle event (this year it was held Aug. 1). Since 2012, the annual summer ride has been bringing together hu...


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