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  • Homeboy Industries, a success story, still faces a daily struggle

    Homeboy Industries, a success story, still faces a daily struggle
    It was Father Gregory Boyle's first invitation to address the Los Angeles Police Commission, and he had something to get off his chest. For a quarter of a century, Boyle has steered boys and girls, and men and women, out of the gang life through Homeboy...
  • Battered Florence Nightingale statue needs critical care

    Battered Florence Nightingale statue needs critical care
    It's been a tough go for Florence, the stoic, graceful lady of Lincoln Park. Over the years, hooligans have broken her nose, spray-painted her face, shot at her, ripped off her hands and stolen her lamp. But for all the attempts to deface the statue...
  • Rocco Mediate having fun again at Torrey Pines

    Rocco Mediate having fun again at Torrey Pines
      LA JOLLA — The guy in the signature black sweater vest here Thursday, walking the fairways of the Farmers Insurance Open, looked familiar. Oh, there was a little hitch in his get-along, perhaps a little more roundness near the belt. But the...
  • Jordan Spieth hangs in there at Torrey Pines

    Jordan Spieth hangs in there at Torrey Pines
    LA JOLLA — They were the last players to tee off Saturday. That made them the best Three Musketeers the Farmers Insurance Open had to offer. They were Stewart Cink (nine-under), Nicolas Colsaerts (eight-under) and Jordan Spieth (10-under). In...
  • Look around and ask: Where has all the romance gone?

    Look around and ask: Where has all the romance gone?
    So I'm waiting at a stoplight when another piece of techno-pop skitters across the car radio, and the notion hits me: Is romance dead? Better suited perhaps to a Time magazine cover or an article in New York magazine, the question nonetheless is soon...
  • Obama is right to put spotlight on economic inequality

    Obama is right to put spotlight on economic inequality
    You may have missed it, given the launch of the Christmas shopping season and all the foofaraw about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, but earlier this month Barack Obama gave the most important speech of his presidency. The topic was the rising...
  • After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender

    After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender
    Fifty years ago Wednesday, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered what may have been the last genuinely uplifting State of the Union speech we've had. "This administration, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America," he said. "We...
  • A long-ago death still haunts a family's Christmas

    A long-ago death still haunts a family's Christmas
    The children aren't little anymore; they're 28, 24 and 23. But I still know where my daughters will be on Christmas Eve — snuggled under a blanket with me, while I read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," the classic story of Santa's visit. I don'...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' and a free society

     'Duck Dynasty' and a free society
    Normally at this time of year, the culture war fight is over a guy with a white beard. That's true again this year. What's different is that Phil Robertson has taken Santa's place, and instead of a war on Christmas, we have a war on "Duck Dynasty."...
  • Obamacare's next round

    Obamacare's next round
    For all the acrimony in Washington over Obamacare, there's an intriguing consensus around one issue: the ratchet effect. Neither side uses the term, but both the right and left treat it as an article of faith. The term was coined by the libertarian...
  • Jon Christensen, the man behind Boom: A Journal of California

     Jon Christensen, the man behind Boom: A Journal of California
    A hundred years ago, California yanked a water-engineering wonder out of a desert, so why can't we conjure a thoughtful ink-and-paper magazine out of the era of digital publishing? The watery miracle worker was William Mulholland, whose spectacular and...