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Jeremy Rosenberg is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, and consultant whose work has appeared in various books, magazines, newspapers, and online.
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When L.A. Became the Capital of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

When L.A. Became the Capital of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

People of Mexican origin in California rarely tire of pointing out: "It was the border that moved, not us."
'All That Glitters Is Not Gold': A Planner Replies About L.A. Zoning

'All That Glitters Is Not Gold': A Planner Replies About L.A. Zoning

Los Angeles' vast array of zoning overlays and local zoning conditions make little difference in actual land use decisions and investments.
'No Dogs or Mexicans Allowed': Mendez v. Westminster and its Legacy on the Southwest

'No Dogs or Mexicans Allowed': Mendez v. Westminster and its Legacy on the Southwest

All Americans are indebted to the actions of Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez, and four other Santa Ana families, who challenged segregation in local schools.
Exceptions Rule: The Dirty Little Secret of L.A.'s Zoning Code

Exceptions Rule: The Dirty Little Secret of L.A.'s Zoning Code

Over 60 percent of the city's geography is covered by special overlays and site-specific designations -- these are the machinery of the metaphorical sausage factory that is the Los ...
Why Rugged America Loves and Needs Non-Profits

Why Rugged America Loves and Needs Non-Profits

501(c)(3) non-profit organizations grow out of an American cultural tradition that says too much government in our community life destroys or compromises the bonds of community.
One Hundred And Ten Million Acres Couldn't Be Wrong

One Hundred And Ten Million Acres Couldn't Be Wrong

The difference between lower case 'w' "wilderness" and upper-case 'W' Wilderness can mean protection of millions of acres of land.
The Fight Against Rent Control

The Fight Against Rent Control

An overwhelming share of new residents over time will need affordable housing.
Navigating the Laws That Shaped L.A.

Navigating the Laws That Shaped L.A.

An index to all the Laws That Shaped L.A. columns from the past year, organized by subject.
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