Michael Gutierrez

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  • 15 years ago | Travel

    Joe and I had been driving west for five days; taking the scenic route over the Rockies had set us back, but we had no particular schedule. With everything we owned packed into the U-Haul, we crossed the Colorado border stinking of cigarettes, Old...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    While lewd conduct is alive and well on our local beaches, violent crime is, for the most part, nonexistent. The Redondo Beach Police Department reports only 14 arrests on the beach last summer -- that is, from May through September -- and the San...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    While the seductive nature of train travel has taken on mythic proportions for writers and musicians, the romance of it, when it comes to the rest of us, has fallen on deaf ears — cars are cheaper, planes quicker. Trains aren’t practical...

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