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    Ravers Revolt: Readers Respond

    Peace, Love and Disunity A lot of ravers just didn't like last week's cover story about Lady Casa ("Queen of the Raves," by Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek). Some thought Lady Casa was shallow. Others simply seemed upset that they'd never heard of her. Masterofchale writes, "This entire article is... More >>
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    Gloria Molina and the Uses of Brown: Readers Write

    Born to Run So! Gloria Molina is running for office, again ("Molina Targets City Hall's Boys Club," by Jill Stewart and Jessica P. Ogilvie, Sept. 12). Readers had plenty to say about that. Writes LuckyM, "The issue of a lack of women on the council is a red herring. She... More >>
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    Gangs and Gumps: Readers Respond

    Gangs of L.A. Readers were riveted by Sam Quinones' tale of Pancho Real, a Glassell Park crime lord who testified against his family and former partners ("Killer Turned Snitch," Sept. 5). But Franky Lamouche wasn't buying Quinones' description of Real's former stomping grounds: "Quinones calls Drew Street 'neglected.' I did... More >>
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    Drew Street Killer Faces Mexican Mafia Bounty After Snitching on the Family 11

    Francisco Real killed people. He smuggled illegal immigrants. He sold drugs and collected taxes for the Mexican Mafia. He ran a gang and family criminal enterprise that made his street in Glassell Park one of the most dangerous in Los Angeles. But L.A. being the city of reinvention, last week... More >>
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    Mental Health and Free Speech: Readers Write

    The Case for Treatment Chris Walker's story about the county's new jail plan and the needs of mentally ill offenders generated discussion last week ("A $2 Billion Blunder," Aug. 29). Writes a sarcastic Seriousbus, "L.A. County has a policy for dealing with homeless people, called 'Housing First.' Now we know... More >>