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  • The economy and us

    The economy and us
    The economic sky might be falling, but here I am at Starbucks in Koreatown fretting over the death of the cafe. Really. Last Sunday's New York Times had a story about the decline of traditional cafes and bars in France -- there were 200,000 in 1960 and today there are only 41,500 -- and it made my heart sink. I mean, if the French are losing the art of sitting around in public doing nothing together, what hope do we Calvinistic Americans have?
  • Renters priced out of L.A.

    Deanna Corbin, 46, would live in Los Angeles if she could. But she can't, at least not with a modicum of space and safety, not on her $38,000 salary as an administrative secretary. So Corbin gets up at 4 a.m. every day and hustles her 11-year-old...

    Michelle Obama's no-win role

    Michelle Obama's no-win role
    I'm having a hard time forming an opinion about First Lady Michelle Obama, mostly because there are already so many out there, and they're almost uniformly inane. There's the constant clucking about her wardrobe: the election night "lava lamp" dress, the...

    Mock funeral procession in L.A. seeks to draw attention to worker fatalities

     
    A mock funeral procession made its way through L.A.’s Pico Union and Koreatown neighborhoods Saturday as part of a “memorial day” rally honoring workers injured or killed in the workplace each year. Labor activists and area unions helped put...

    Serial rapist may be preying on women near skid row, authorities say

     
    Authorities say a possible serial rapist may be stalking women on skid row after what appears to be a second sexual assault involving a van driver in as many weeks. Investigators say the suspect is believed to be a middle-aged...