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  • 6 years ago | A Considerable Town

    “You are not on the list,” the very young volunteer insists. “You are not getting in here.” Plus, he snootily adds, with an attitude normally reserved for after-dark velvet-rope guardians, they (meaning, he) won’t let...

  • 7 years ago | A Considerable Town

    What Remains: Scenes at the Oakridge Mobile Home Park, where even the street names were erased by fire. Cars left behind in driveways became smoldering shells and, here and there, random statues survived — a Bambi-cute deer, grayed by smoke,...

  • 7 years ago | A Considerable Town

    At the rally for Governor Sarah Palin last Saturday, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, the dress code was Republican Convention wear. Lots of red, lots of big, funny hats and lots of premade, pre-approved hand-painted signs. All other signs were...

  • 7 years ago | A Considerable Town

    It started at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Twitter e-mails from the LAFD turned my Blackberry into a buzzing messenger of misery: “Reported train derailment. No additional information @ this time.” I turned on the TV and saw the live feed from...

  • 8 years ago | A Considerable Town

      The Witch’s Work, 10/24/07: A tough photo to shoot. Rancho Bernardo resident Oscar Afshari surveys what is left of his five-bedroom home, which he had finished remodeling just two weeks before the Witch fire hit. Exhausted after inter...

  • 8 years ago | A Considerable Town

    PUSHING MY WAY THROUGH THE CROWD of people gathering along Hollywood Boulevard, I hear two men ask each other what’s going on. “It’s the Christmas Parade,” says one. The other guy is agreeable with that statement. I want to...

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