Bill Dwyre

Walk-off wisdom from Bill Dwyre

Walk-off wisdom from Bill Dwyre

There are a million stories in the naked city, and I'm not going to get to all of them. It sure has been fun trying.

Today is my last column for the Los Angeles Times. That was harder to type than I thought.

I am among dozens of departing journalists. It will be a slow trickle, starting now and ending around the first of the year.

It was our choice. For some, it was a severance package. For others, the reasons were personal. For me, it was just time.

There is one last story to tell. It is about a red-haired college grad who found a way to feed his family and fell in love with that way.

He learned how to edit stories, write headlines, make deadlines and get...