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Four Ways the DWP Union Controls L.A. and Why We Need to Support Mayor Eric Eric Garcetti

(3) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 4:55 PM


Just when it appeared the Los Angeles City Council was about to rubber stamp the new DWP contract, Mayor Eric Garcetti has gone directly to the public for support.

And we need to support him on this if we are ever going...

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Occupy L.A. Meets Small Town Downtown Los Angeles on May Day

(6) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 12:41 PM

After an early morning with no emergency vehicle sirens or overhead helicopters, I realized I didn't know when or where the planned Occupy L.A. May Day demonstrations were taking place. So I walked up Spring past Broadway -- where the sidewalks were packed and the store were all open until...

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All the Questions No One Ever Asked About the Broad Museum

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2010 | 5:22 PM

For close to half a year, the public was bombarded by inaccurate stories about the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's offer to donate a $1.3 billion museum and art collection to the citizens of Los Angeles. The biggest of these fabrications was they had gotten a special insider deal -...

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Jeffrey Deitch's Secret LA Life Before MOCA

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2010 | 12:02 PM

Even before I first met Jeffrey Deitch, I knew first hand the DNA of Los Angeles was etched deep into his brain. But that didn't keep me from being surprised by his first MOCA press conference. In only a few sentences, he explained LA's financial and cultural condition more succinctly...

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Will Eli Broad Join Jeffrey Deitch and MOCA on Grand Avenue?

(5) Comments | Posted January 26, 2010 | 4:48 PM

After a cross-town game of musical chairs, the 2,000 piece - and still growing - Broad Art Foundation collection may finally have the one site that makes the most sense for its new home.

The Grand Avenue Authority on Monday began negotiations with the Broad Art Foundation...

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Art Dealer to Run Art Museum; MOCA to be Latest Deitch Project

(6) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 4:59 PM

When LA Times writer Mike Boehm revealed New York mega-art dealer Jeffery Deitch is to be the next head of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art - my reaction was the same as everyone's in the art world.

Painfully bruised toes after my jaw dropped on them.

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Why Can't Los Angeles Over-Commercialize Christmas Better?

(1) Comments | Posted December 24, 2009 | 2:13 PM

In a seeming attempt to surpass LA Times columnist Joel Stein in hate mail and death threats, fellow LA Times columnist Gregory Rodriguez recently wrote that his biggest problem with Christmas isn't that it's overly-commercialized - but that he has to listen to annoying people whine about how...

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How to Save the Los Angeles Times, End Rush Hour Traffic, Solve the Housing Crisis (And Not Have to Pay For It)

(3) Comments | Posted December 8, 2009 | 2:10 PM

Two of the most important decisions any of us ever make is where we decide to live and what job we choose to accept. Rush hour traffic, however, proves how wrong we all can be.

But it is hard to make informed choices when there are so many housing options...

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