The first of those L.A. Gang Tours we told you about took place Saturday on a bus filled mostly with journalists, and concerns that the journeys would be exploitative looks at the ghetto seemed to be mostly allayed.
"I was skeptical at first, and thought it would be a 'titillating' tour, lik ... More >>
L.A. blogger Ron Kaye sets aside the city's political wars to offer a somewhat bittersweet account of his Cleveland high school's 50th reunion. The piece begins with Kaye furtively noting the social terrain at the hotel in which "some 300 elderly people" were gathered: "There was no line at the bar. ... More >>