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  • Government shutdown blamed for 3% drop in national park visitors in 2013

    Government shutdown blamed for 3% drop in national park visitors in 2013
    The government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.
  • Visits to national parks tumble on bad weather, federal shutdown

    Visits to national parks tumble on bad weather, federal shutdown
    The partial government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation...

    Echo Park's NO rides the shifting landscape of rock in L.A.

     Echo Park's NO rides the shifting landscape of rock in L.A.
    Bradley Hanan Carter feared the worst about his future. The New Zealander singer-songwriter had spent much of the 2000s with his rock band, Steriogram, that was on a major label and had a track in an Apple commercial. Since landing in L.A. though, his...

    In Monterey Park, immigrants go to job agencies for the American Dream

    In Monterey Park, immigrants go to job agencies for the American Dream
    Wedged between a travel agency and a hair salon off one of Monterey Park's busiest streets, Honesty Employment Agency has no English sign. There one recent afternoon, three young men lounged on black leather couches, chatting in Mandarin about jobs in...

    David Grand conjures early L.A. in 'Mount Terminus'

    David Grand conjures early L.A. in 'Mount Terminus'
    "I developed a phobia of Los Angeles," says David Grand. That could have been a problem for the 45-year-old author, whose novel "Mount Terminus" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 384 pp., $26) is set in early 20th century L.A. But it was the book —...