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Howard Blume and Christine Pelisek

Where Are They Now?

This selection is anecdotal rather than comprehensive. No conclusions should be drawn by who is or isn’t included. The list will be updated as the paper gets reliable information from or about expatriates. The Bosses Jay Levin, publisher 1978 to 1983; editor in chief 1978 to 1988. The paper’s founding......

Haunting Skeletons

At election time, you shouldn’t care so much about what your veteran representative did 40 years ago, whether he was in the ninth-grade glee club, for example. What does matter is how officials vote on the issues, how hard they work, how honestly they conduct themselves. It’s different with a......

L.A.’s War of Words

THE CITY COUNCIL'S resolution fell one vote short of the required eight-vote majority this week, but only after defying all sorts of expectations. For one, the resolution, authored by Eric Garcetti, got unexpectedly enthusiastic support from Tom LaBonge (who’d offered a pale alternative just a week before) and Janice Hahn......

L.A.’s Slow March to Peace

There was no burgeoning grassroots anti-war movement in Los Angeles a year ago. But now, in this spread-out, segregated, traffic-bogged, indifferent metropolis, enough people have signed petitions and gathered with signs at street corners to get the City Council paying attention: Resolutions on a war in Iraq are now before......

Three Guys and a Megaphone

Were there not a wider world out there, Earl Krugel and Irv Rubin would just as likely inspire snickers and pity as federal prosecution for terrorism. To the greater Jewish community of Los Angeles, the two accused bomb plotters are superannuated radicals with bullhorns and bad manners, who perpetuate a......
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