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Budget problems create conflict


Imagine Los Angeles’ public services closed for two days a week — no courts, no libraries, nothing except public safety services and independent businesses. This radical idea to close the city two days a week sounds like a hoax; something that might have originated from a late-night comedy sketch. Sadly, the only punchline is that […]

Novel delves into gritty Los Angeles personalities


With an area population of nearly 10 million, it’s easy to focus on some of Los Angeles’ more beautiful and prestigious residents. But Broken, written by J. Matthew Nespoli, takes a look into the morbid lives of the underrepresented and unlucky. Nespoli’s novel follows 14 individuals whose lives of constant struggle somehow become intertwined. Although […]