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Michael Gutierrez

Going to Kansas City

Joe and I had been driving west for five days; taking the scenic route over the Rockies had set us back, but we had no particular schedule. With everything we owned packed into the U-Haul, we crossed the Colorado border stinking of cigarettes, Old Spice and beef jerky. The truck......

Poetry in Locomotion

While the seductive nature of train travel has taken on mythic proportions for writers and musicians, the romance of it, when it comes to the rest of us, has fallen on deaf ears — cars are cheaper, planes quicker. Trains aren’t practical anymore. The thought of playing Cary Grant to......

Sin Season

While lewd conduct is alive and well on our local beaches, violent crime is, for the most part, nonexistent. The Redondo Beach Police Department reports only 14 arrests on the beach last summer -- that is, from May through September -- and the Santa Monica Police Department arrested just 204......
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