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I'm a veteran LA-based journalist and editor who has been a staff writer with the LA Weekly and senior editor of the LA City Beat. I'm currently a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, editor for Fishbowl LA, and write for several other outlets both print and online. I've been honored by the Association for Alternative Newsweeklies and by the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) for my story "Navahoax." My story "Children of the Revolutionary" was honored by the The LA Press Club and First Amendment Funding Inc. I'm also a recipient of a Village Voice Media Fellowship. When I'm not writing I wander, usually by foot.

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Bike Sharing in Los Angeles: Let's Not Stick with the Conventional Wisdom

A bike sharing is on the table in Los Angeles. Let's not stick with the conventional wisdom.
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Bus Bench Situation a Sign of True City Council Incompetence

Norman Advertising's bus bench contract expired nearly two years ago. Why is the city council just getting around to dealing with it now?
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Bike Sharing Can Save Lives

A British Medical Journal study argues that bike sharing in Barcelona saves more than 12 lives a year in that city. How about we save a few in Los Angeles?
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Does L.A. Need a Bike Sharing Program?

A test run of Boston's bike sharing program shows LA what we're missing.
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Capping Freeways to Make Parks: Who Wants A Billion Dollar Bike Path?

With a price tag of $1.15 billion, don't expect to see the Hollywood Cap Park anytime soon
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Closing Art Walk to Cars Makes Sense, But It Needs to Be Done Right

Nearly eight years ago to the day, an 86-year-old man killed 10 and injured 63 at a Santa Monica farmers' market. Street closures are more complicated than they sound.
Crowds fill in the streets at June's Downtown Art Walk
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Should Downtown's 'Art Walk' Be Closed to Cars? Obviously

The death of 2-month-old Marcello Vasquez highlights what city officials should already know--Art Walk needs to be car free.
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Bikes vs. Plane: Who Wins On 'Carmageddon' Day?

Instead of whining about Carmageddon, a group of LA cyclists came up with the idea for the race of a lifetime.
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CicLAvia Community Ride Goes Swimmingly

Over the weekend, CicLAvia hosted a community bike ride and raised $600 for its October event. Wonder how much they could raise if they organized a ride during Carmageddon?
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Biking Is Good For the Local Economy. You're Welcome.

For my money, I'll take bicycle breakdowns over traffic any day.
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