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Thumbs Up For Haefele
Why can't we get more funny and sharp long-form commentary on city politics? That's exactly what Marc Haefele provides in the latest L.A. Alternative Press with his essay on recent media flame-ups and Mayor Hahn's reelection.
Some of these lines had LAist howling:
So why did Bill Bratton meet with the Reverend? Probably for the same reason New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly would meet with former L.A. City Councilman Nate Holden whenever the NYPD batters an arrestee in Bensonhurst.
Memo to Mike Kinsley - some of us would like to see the city's paper take on our politics with this kind of disarming humor and wit. (And we're not quite sure Steve Lopez can handle it all by himself.) It's all well and good to let someone like Max Boot grumble about liberals in an effort to stop people from comparing the Times to the Socialist Worker (which, by the way, isn't working). But you might find more interest than you'd expect if you followed Haefele's lead and covered City Hall as if it's something worth our attention.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.