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  • Issue Archive for
  • May 21-27, 2009
  • Vol. 31, No. 27

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  • City Council Renews Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Reward
  • City Council Renews Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Reward

    The Los Angeles City Council today renewed a reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Grim Sleeper, the longest operating serial killer West of the Mississippi. The $500,000 reward, introduced by Councilman Bernard Parks, whose district encompasses the kill zone, is the largest amount ever...
  • Return of the Native Habitat
  • Return of the Native Habitat

    Yesterday a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked a slight, cautious return of native environment to the Sepulveda Basin, in the form of Bull Creek's revitalization. The "ecosystem restoration project," as it's known in bureau parlance, provides about 28 acres of aquatic and riparian habitat as it might have existed before Conquistador boots...
  • Barry Obama, The Oxy Years
  • Barry Obama, The Oxy Years

    Republicans, who for a year have stared with dread at Shepard Fairey's idealized poster image of Barack Obama, seeing in his ethereal gaze the face of the Red Terror, must really be climbing the walls,  now that Time magazine has published photos of Obama taken by psychologist Lisa Jack in...
  • California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8, allows 18,000 marriages

    In a split decision that ultimately heavily favors the opponents of gay marriage, the California Supreme Court today, May 26, upheld Proposition 8 while allowing about 18,000 gay marriages already performed to stand.Reaction was swift from both sides, who had organized large groups scattered across  California, from West Hollywood to...
  • Pacino's Watch: Lawsuit Keeps on Ticking
  • Pacino's Watch: Lawsuit Keeps on Ticking

    With the state teetering on economic Gotterdammerung and its water supplies evaporating by the week, it's comforting to know that we can rely on silly lawsuits to keep on proliferating. Readers will remember how Millennium Films, the makers of Righteous Kill, last year's car bomb starring Al Pacino and Robert...
  • City Council Postpones Controversial Billboard Vote
  • City Council Postpones Controversial Billboard Vote

    The Los Angeles City Council postponed a vote on a sweeping billboard law that would ban digital billboards and giant supergraphics, but allow them in specially designated "sign districts." Facing a barrage of criticism from anti-clutter activists and business leaders, council members agreed to hold off voting until September, when...

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  • Glass Half Full: Beer and Sausage, Cat Fights and Cigarettes ... A Day and Night of Beauty in L.A.
  • Glass Half Full: Beer and Sausage, Cat Fights and Cigarettes ... A Day and Night of Beauty in L.A.

    Matty's behind the bar and proffers us two deliciously cold German beers from the tap -- a Köstritzer Schwarzbier for Courtney, and a Reissdorf Kölsch for me. We don't attempt to pronounce them. Libations in hand, we wait on the endless sausage line snaking out the door and down the cobblestone street. But who cares? Who cares that the line moves with the pace of an inchworm? We have beer! We have friends! And we're making new ones as we stand together in the kind of proximity typically reserved for a New York subway.

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  • Social Media for Social Good: The Geeks That Keep on Giving
  • Social Media for Social Good: The Geeks That Keep on Giving

    GOOD Magazine, Cause + Capitalism, Michelle Kydd Lee's CAA Foundation, Richard Wolpert's Crohn's Bahama Challenge, Olivia Kuhn-Lloyd and Mallika Chopra's (Deepak's daughter) Intent.com (which aims to attract a collection of investors who are socially conscious), as well as Rubicon Project's efforts, Los Angeles is turning into a "hub for social...
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