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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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Street Food Is Not A Crime

Street Food Is Not A Crime

Is the guy standing in the traffic island, hawking mangoes, a criminal?
Don't Bury Your Head In The Sand: Why The Clean Water Act Matters

Don't Bury Your Head In The Sand: Why The Clean Water Act Matters

Thanks to this piece of legislation, many of the water bodies of the United States are by now, cleaner.
Title IX: Why So Many More Women and Girls Play and Win at Sports

Title IX: Why So Many More Women and Girls Play and Win at Sports

According to tennis legend Billie Jean King, there has been a 1,000% increase in girls playing high school sports since Title IX.
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Read The Laws That Shaped L.A. Column Archives

Editor's Note: The Laws That Shaped L.A. column is going on an August writing and research break. Original columns will return in September. In the meanwhile, please enjoy the colu ...
Behind California's Ban on Assault Weapons

Behind California's Ban on Assault Weapons

A hold-up of a TV newscaster and a horrific school shooting in Stockton pushed State Senator David Roberti to consider a ban an assault weapons.
Free the Jitney! When Buses, Rail, Bikes and Feet Ain't Enough

Free the Jitney! When Buses, Rail, Bikes and Feet Ain't Enough

We often hear about the trolleys and light rail lines that once dotted the L.A. street grids -- but why don't we hear more about the once-popular jitneys?
When the Olympics and L.A. Youth Sports Changed Forever

When the Olympics and L.A. Youth Sports Changed Forever

Thanks to a 1978 city proposition, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics ended with a $232.5 million surplus, which helped fund youth sports organizations throughout the city.
Survey Says: How Thomas Jefferson Made L.A.

Survey Says: How Thomas Jefferson Made L.A.

Thomas Jefferson was one of the founding fathers of our nation. But did you know he also had a hand in how the L.A. streets are laid out?
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