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Laurie Ochoa

LA People 2009: This Is LA

Here we present our fourth-annual LA People issue, in which photographer Kevin Scanlon — shooting more than 60 incredible images over five-week period — and some of the city’s best writers set out to capture portraits of the waitresses and starlets ... the tech wizards and rock stars ... the......
Credit: Anne Fishbein

Coming Home

Find links to more of L.A. Weekly's 30th Anniversary features at the bottom of this article.   Intern, assistant to the editor, special sections editor, ...

Election '08: Nevada's Turn of the Wheel

BY MARC COOPER Some quick hits from the Bistro Buffet at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas: -- Never before I have ever seen so many people wearing political trappings at the gaming tables. More than 95% is Obama-Biden. -- Both Michelle Obama and John McCain are buzzing through opposite......

Election '08: Battleground Report — Obama Blitzes Nevada

BY MARC COOPER With thousands of Californians pouring over the border to assist in a last-minute door-to-door ground blitz, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama revved up a crowd of 15,000 local supporters Saturday morning saying that "there's only 3 days left before we change America." Long lines of rally goers......

Election '08: Will Obama Beat 325?

BY MARC COOPER I've got a lot of nervous friends. They refuse to believe what now seems obvious: an imploded Republican Party facing a veritable electoral Waterloo on Tuesday. They fret. They worry. They wonder aloud about dirty tricks, hinky voting machines, and the Bradley Effect. I have a different......

Election '08: Spreading Around the Manure

BY MARC COOPER Recently Discovered Photo of Obama Circa 1865 In these final, gasping moments of the Reagan Era we have really reached a dismal, dismal low point in our political discourse. The McCain-Failin' campaign has pulled out all the stops in an attempt to stigmatize the notion of any......

Election '08: McCain's Neglected Veterans

BY AMY SILVERMAN His fame is based on his POW status, but Senator John McCain’s made a point of voting against fellow veterans. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE to be a veteran in John McCain's home state, stop by the Justa Center in downtown Phoenix. On a......

Election '08: Arise, Ye Socialists!

BY MARC COOPER Now that McCain-Palin have reverted to an overt form of McCarthyism as a last-minute ploy, repeatedly labeling Barack Obama as a "socialist," it's only logical to expect that the last few days of their campaign will become overtly racist. Those who know me, know very well I'm......