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Ken Layne

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    We were walking down Hendry's Beach, my three-year-old son and my dog and I, just after six p.m. on Thursday night, waiting for the moon to rise over the bluffs and light our way. But something looked weird over the ocean. A thick cloud of some kind. Smoke from a wildfire. When the moon finally appeared, it was blood red and angry and half-hidden by the massive plume. Everything was becoming terrible....
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    Do you walk your dog in Elysian Park? And maybe sometimes you did not collect the dog's poop in the plastic grocery bag or the corn-starch bio-degradable bag because the damned dog was chasing a lizard or squirrel or some un-neutered hound a half-mile away? Well, here is the Brunch of Your Nightmares: Sunday, July 15 is the Dog Poop Scoop Event, from 8 a.m. to Noon. Bags are provided, as are snacks and...
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    Ken Layne is the West Coast editor of Each week he makes another ridiculous claim about his LAist feature: This week, it's apparently a real-estate column or something! How about paying $1,500 a month for 30 years for a no-bedroom loft over a single-car garage in a cramped corner of Echo Park? With six grand per year in property taxes and insurance and maintenance, that's $24,000 a year for three decades -- $720,000 in...
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    Ken Layne is serializing his new book thing right here on LAist. He's also the West Coast editor of Wonkette. It's a basic 1950s low-end ranch house of the sort you might have paid $659,000 to buy in Culver City last year — before the SoCal real-estate collapse was visible to the untrained eye. Although the people are gone and the windows are mostly broken out and boarded up, there are signs of a normal...

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