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Ruscha Is OK | KCRW’s Other Ethnic Problem | Did Paloma Deal Violate State Law on Architects? | OC Black Chamber’s Template | Hoshi in FT | Soon-Shiong Shuffle

An overlooked fact about LA-based artist Ed Ruscha: He’s a proud Okie-and anyone in SoCal who isn’t familiar with that reference should Google the …

‘Possible Worlds’ Doubles Down in Debut | Haddad’s Enlightened Self-Interest | LA Times Gets Trumpy | San Marino Comp Raises Questions on Uptown Newport | Daisy Chain on Paloma Deal

A couple of new facts of life made clear by the pandemic: Not all online sessions are created equal-and not everyone is good at …

LA Pols in Denial as State, Feds Scrutinize Homelessness; Will Biden Tap UCI Prof on Big Banks?; Ahmanson Exit?; Soon-Shiong Key to Hedge Fund’s Bid for More Newspapers

A recent report by State Auditor Elaine Howle found that numerous cities and counties throughout California don’t track their spending on homeless programs, fail to effectively coordinate …

Memo to Judge Carter on Homelessness in LA: Check Paloma Street Deal as Primer; What Plaza Mexico, H Mart Say About SoCal’s Middle Class; Vanderpumping Up Airvet

To U.S. District Judge David O. Carter: Much of what you seek to know about why homelessness in LA is a public health crisis …

Garcetti Goes Lotus Eater on Paloma Deal; UC Center Goes Light on Boss and 1st Amendment; LA County, Legacy Media Confused Again on Covid Data; Hoshi Gets Luckey; Dunn Offers Addendum

Here’s how LA Mayor Eric Garcetti billed the opening of the long-overdue homeless shelter on the 1400 block of Paloma Street in Downtown LA-a …

From ‘Unheard Of’ to $35,000 per Month on Homeless Shelter; California Steamin’; SCV OK; Hope of the City Podcast; Background on Bren; Lerner Steps Down at La Opinion

How do public officials in charge of developing homeless shelters go from dismissing a proposal to pay $25,000 a month for 17,000 square feet …

City Engineer’s Credibility Gap on Homeless; KDL Dips; Here Comes Valencia; Bobby Mac on MLK; Chapman Passes, UCI Gets Pass; Super Mario in Long Beach

Have you ever seen small children put blankets over their heads and assume you can’t see them because they can’t see you? The image …

Corruption’s Big Chill; ‘Deep State’ Just Deep Enough; LAHSA Soul Search; Legacy Media Miss, Hit; SCV Emphasis; UCI Pharmacy Deserts; DTLA to GBPD

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LA County Incoherent on Covid, LA Times as Bad on ‘Analysis’; Clumsy in OC; Calle’s Pass; Young’s Call; Kay’s Board Seat; Su’s Prospect; Amazon’s Ad Sales

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SoCal’s Covid Symphonica; Galperin Passes Buck on Homelessness, Blumenfield Catches It in Reseda; Masimo Makes Difference; Careful on Comp for Uptown Newport

A few days before ChristmasJust after HanukkahSomething’s different this yearSoCal’s Covid symphonica Thin crowds of shoppersStand apart as they nodIt’s just not the same …