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Josh Strike

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    With the passage of the Santa Monica smoking ban, I thought it was time to write a how-do-ya-do from my new home on the road, Buenos Aires. Yeah, I'm still officially an LAist correspondent (I slept my way out of getting invited to the parties, so they don't know I'm gone) but for the time being, my party's taken a drift southbound, and I can't say I'm sorry. Despite what some jerk in the...
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    Well, as if we didn't have enough to be pissed at President Bush for, we come to find him responsible for the hours-long traffic nightmare that's virtually shut down the Westside this evening. Yes, the most unpopular president since Herbert Hoover, who's treated California as virtually a foreign country for the past six years, came to town to get a little grease poured on his wheels by a few wealthy constituents (the fundraising dinner...
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    Hint. We're quivering on a balcony of a highrise. Don't worry, we won't be here tomorrow. Yes, that's right folks; your intrepid, if much-sneered-at reporter took too much cheap advice AFTER THE LAST EPISODE, settled back into his comfy pad, and sure enough, it was burglarized today. What'd they take? Well, better to ask what they left: Everything. They left money lying on the floor; they left our girlfriend's jewelry. They left hundreds of...
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    Warning: First Person Article. I was sitting at Starbucks in South Pas today, working on my laptop, talking to a client, when the door burst open behind me and a guy reached over, grabbed my computer, and took off running. I jumped up without thinking. Before I closed the cell phone I was screaming "stop motherfucker, motherfuckin thief!" running hell-for-metal in my Spanish boots after this guy in Nikes as he sprinted down the...
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    There was a fire of some kind, Wednesday night at LAX. It wasn't reported anywhere, but we know, because we were caught flat-footed in the smoke, amid the cop cars, on our way home from band practice, at about 10:45 PM. Soon as we hit the Sepulveda tunnel (southbound) we knew something was wrong; lanes were blocked off and the traffic was completely stopped. So we dodged onto Century (westbound), figuring that would be...
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    That's right, we met a sick seagull in San Francisco last week...now don't freak out, it's pro'lly just the old bird cold... Given all our paranoia about the bird flu, it seems like something should have registered. True, the drinks were strong; it was a bright sunny afternoon, we were sitting on the roof of Macy's in San Francisco, at the Cheescake factory (yes, yes, we know), overlooking the calm pedestrian traffic of Union...
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    It's a good thing we at LAist live in a free country, because we've heard that in totalitarian societies, it's not okay to make jokes about the subway system. We take for granted our right to be heard on this and lots of other issues. And of course, as citizens of a free country, we also take for granted our right to not be heard, for example, when we're having naughty late-night phone conversations...
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    We live in an extremely delicate era, beset by forms of danger so horrific and inescapable, even the best of us can barely function through the Fear. We're all aware by now that virtually everything we do in the world upsets the ecological balance we need ultimately to survive. Some of us do our best to mitigate that damage; some of us seem not to care nearly enough. And some of us move to...
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    Several years ago, LAist came down from a pleasant hike in Temescal Canyon, only to find our car being towed from the unpaved parking lot at the trailhead. Overseeing this operation was an overweight twelve-year-old boy in a parks-services uniform. Few things will boil a man's blood faster than the sight of a fat tween in lederhosen messing with his ride. After we finally convinced this Gary Larson character to put down our Volvo,...
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    We know it's old news by now, but we're still recovering. We got fucked up and took the train to the protest in Hollywood on the 31st; the one that coincided with the State of the Union address, encouraging people to "bring the noise," banging pots and pans in a march from Hollywood/Highland to the CNN building at the corner of Sunset and Cahuenga. We left shaking with paranoia and fear. The whole thing...

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