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    In Silicon Beach, L.A. Angel Investor Paige Craig Sifts Through the Hype for the Next Big Thing 16

    At a party at the True offices on Wilshire, three dudes have just finished pitching an app. They look like design students, with black vests and matching haircuts. One of them boasts that the founder had a chance to be the sixth employee at Instagram. But when the founder starts... More >>
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    Dissing Las Vegas? Readers Respond

    Viva Las Vegas? Henry Rollins' column once again filled our mailbag this week — with his suggestion that Las Vegas is out of ideas ruffling some readers' feathers ("Fake City," Aug. 8, 2014). Stephanie Forte writes, "If you were to visit my home in Las Vegas and peek inside my... More >>
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    Dinner Lab Hopes to Build the World's First Data-Driven Restaurant. But Is That a Good Thing?

    The dinner takes place in a Studio City storefront, one that used to be a yoga studio but now feels as barren as any gutted storefront waiting for its next inhabitant. Tables are set up in long rows, a makeshift kitchen in back, a makeshift bar in the corner. We're... More >>
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    Why LAUSD's District 1 Race Between George McKenna and Alex Johnson Matters

    What if they held an election and no voters came? That's the very real scenario facing South Los Angeles next week, when voters decide who should replace the late Marguerite LaMotte on the Los Angeles Unified School District board. Their choices: George McKenna, 73, a longtime LAUSD administrator; or Alex... More >>
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    Living in Your Car: Readers Respond

    Car Life Last week, we featured a first-person essay by a young professional who moved into his pickup truck in order to stay in L.A. after being laid off ("I Live in My Car"). The story's sidebar, by Chris Walker, looked at the bigger picture ("Car Dwelling in L.A.: A... More >>
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    Skid Row and Off-Leash Dogs: Readers Respond

    On the Skids With cool, young people flocking to downtown L.A., what happens to Skid Row and its denizens? Hillel Aron's July 25 cover story found few easy answers ("Barbarians at the Gate"). Shahdaroba hates how things are changing. "Back in the day in the 1960s, the homeless would look... More >>
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    L.A.'s Culture War Over the Last True Skid Row in America 45

    "Yo!" A black man in a filthy, yellow, collared shirt lies sprawled out in the middle of the Sixth Street sidewalk, out cold. No more than four inches from his face is a Business Improvement District officer, who shouts again: "Yo!" "Is he breathing?" asks a woman passing by, worried... More >>
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    Busted for Off-Leash Dog, Man Ordered Not to Leave Southern California 44

    Chaparral-covered hillsides dotted with oaks surround both sides of a barbed-wire fence with signs reading: "U.S. boundary." John Gladwin, whose Australian cattle dog, Molly, runs freely through the idyllic Simi Hills on a Sunday afternoon, is careful not to cross this border into the federal territory called the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. If he's caught... More >>
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    Dueling Sterlings and Vietnam Revisited: Readers React

    Our Man in Los Angeles Readers loved Gendy Alimurung's profile of Nick Ut, who as a young man shot the definitive photo of the Vietnam War — and who continues to work for the Associated Press as a photojournalist in L.A. today ("The Shot of a Lifetime," July 18). Writes... More >>