Wendy Greuel Charms Audience, Eludes Questions

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*+-Stephen Box: Greuel navigated the hot topics of land use and urban design without hitting any potholes or committing to any controversial positions on topics that ranged from Farmers Field to affordable housing to corruption within City Hall.

Livestreaming: Telling the Truth About Occupy in Real Time

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*+-Tina Dupuy: Livestreamers now feel they’re holding the torch for truth but also nonviolence as a way to build a broad coalition movement. This means they get attacked online and threatened as part of their vocation. You know, just like real journalists.

Jeremy Lin’s America

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*+-Brent Budowsky: Notwithstanding the endless echo chamber of political insiders and slashing attacks that is called our public discourse, the wonderful story of Jeremy Lin tells us far more about America than partisan debates or talking heads.

LA’s Redistricting War and the Health of Our Democracy

*+-Madeline Janis: I wanted to see working people, middle-class and especially poor people down at the “ropes,” pulling council members and their staff aside and talking about how things should be done. I wanted the “people” to learn how to own the place.

No One In Los Angeles Ever Takes the Blame

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*+-Stephen Box: General Managers, also appointed by the Mayor, find themselves caught between a term-limit restricted Mayor and a Civil Service hard place. Critics claim that they often serve as simple cannon fodder and Mayoral expeditors.