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Very small feet
That there Jason Toney's got some pretty big shoes. Behind the scenes at LAist, he has been universally kind and gentle with us contributors. And up front on LAist you probably have noticed that he's smart, witty and engaged with the city in a way that is always interesting. Thank goodness he's not really leaving.
So I can only aspire to fitting my small, sometimes obnoxious feet in his footsteps. Thankfully Marleigh is here to shove me on track if I stray from the path. And I hope that you, too, will chime in. Our comments door is always open.
What else? I love Los Angeles, or at least, the parts of LA that aren't in mini-malls. Lately I've been thinking about themes that characterize the city: self-invention (people), reinvention (neighborhoods), imaginariness (tinseltown) and precariousness (earthquakes). Did I miss anything?
And if that makes you think that I'm working on some damn college paper (I am), here's a different invitation: what's your favorite Thai food restaurant in Los Angeles? Mine, by far, is Mae Ploy in Silverlake. Too bad they stop delivering at 9:30pm.
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.