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The rise and fall and rise of Patrick Painter 27.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In the wake of a torrential downpour in early January, a sizeable and slightly random group of artists, collectors and art-curious celebrities descended upon the L.A. Convention Center for an “opening night premiere party”—hosted by Mad Men star Jon Hamm—celebrating the 23rd edition of the L.A....

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Protesters gathering in Sacramento to challenge Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions before his 'sanctuary state' speech 7.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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California's candidates for governor react to Trump administration lawsuit over immigration policy 7.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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California Senate leader Kevin de León: Sessions' policies are based on 'white nationalism and white supremacy' 7.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Watch live: Jeff Sessions announces that Trump administration is suing California 7.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Racing legend John Force is making up for lost time with his family 7.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The winningest driver in motorsports history and the most successful team owner in drag racing has a confession to make.

“I failed as a father, miserably,” John Force says.

Failure and John Force don’t normally appear in the same sentence. The 16-time funny car series champion has collected enough...

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For Quiara Alegría Hudes, a soldier's story leads to this remarkable feat: 3 plays on 3 L.A. stages 2.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes learned storytelling among a sprawl of aunts, uncles and cousins. When her mother’s talkative Puerto Rican American family got together, Hudes not only picked up the art of entertaining an audience with a story, but also accumulated many of...

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Across the Paddy Fields 21.1.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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Philip Pumerantz, university founder who helped resurrect osteopathic medicine, dies at 85 13.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Philip Pumerantz, a former high teacher who helped resurrect the once-maligned practice of osteopathic medicine in California by founding what’s now a bustling medical school, has died at his home in Upland.

Pumerantz, who was one of the longest-serving university presidents in the country when...

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If California is serious about climate change, the car can't be king of our roads 16.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For decades, California’s landmark environmental law has worked in a decidedly un-environmental way.

Enacted in 1970, the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, was supposed to create an environmental review process for building projects and, in theory at least, ensure that new developments...

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Jordan’s plan of shiny city in the desert met by skepticism 8.12.2017 Washington Post: World
A shiny new city is to arise from Jordan’s desert over the next three decades, potentially rivaling the kingdom’s capital of Amman, a rapidly growing and increasingly unwieldy metropolis of 4 million people.
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Jordan's plan of shiny city in the desert met by skepticism 8.12.2017 AP Top News
MADOUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- A shiny new city is to arise from Jordan's desert over the next three decades, potentially rivaling the kingdom's capital of Amman, a rapidly growing and increasingly unwieldy metropolis of 4 million people....
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While Southern California battles its wildfires, we have to start preparing for our hotter, drier future 6.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Wildfires have been a part of the California ecosystem since long before modern settlement, let alone the exurban sprawl that brings housing and development into fire-prone areas. We tend to deal with the possibility of raging firestorms abstractly — local governments do a little planning, fire...

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Where Are My Incentives to Relocate? 29.11.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The lucky winning city will bring home a coveted job—mine.
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After failing to capture the magic of Whistler for 20 years, Snowmass Base Village hits restart button on $600M development plan 19.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Ski resort companies bet billions that they could recreate the vibe of Whistler's village all over the West. Despite near-universal adherence to the build-a-village ethos, the model has not worked as planned.
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Barack Obama is building a library — and grappling again with Chicago politics 8.11.2017 Washington Post
Barack Obama is building a library — and grappling again with Chicago politics
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For Kurds in Baghdad, the failed Kurdish independence bid provokes an identity crisis 31.10.2017 Washington Post
For Kurds in Baghdad, the failed Kurdish independence bid provokes an identity crisis
How the prosperity gospel is sparking a major change in the world’s most Catholic country 30.10.2017 Washington Post
Brazil is undergoing religious debates similar to those sparked 500 years ago by Martin Luther — over church riches and corruption, political power and the proper way to read the Bible.
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As California's Population Grows, People Are Moving Into More Fire-Prone Areas 26.10.2017 NPR News
As Santa Rosa begins rebuilding from the wildfires, the city will have to address the alarming trend of sprawl in to fire-prone areas. It's a little-discussed aspect of the state's housing crisis.
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The Newhall Ranch project was a done deal, but conservationists still won important protections 30.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: As an environmental attorney who has fought for decades to defend Southern California’s open space from reckless urban sprawl, I’m proud to have helped protect more than 11,000 acres of important habitat in Ventura and Los Angeles counties from development and secure funding that...

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