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by | Nov 24, 2022

LOS ANGELES — In my religion, last Sunday night was like celebrating Mass with the pope at St. Peter’s Square. I was fortunate and delighted to join some 50,000 congregants of what I call the First Church of Song at…

by | Oct 13, 2022

One of the grossest elements of Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez’s appalling rant — captured anonymously on tape, then published by the Los Angeles Times — was her apparent disdain for Mexicans with an indigenous background. She used the Spanish…

by | Sep 11, 2022

Hollywood, the city that launched the golden age of the motion picture industry, has long epitomized both the realization and the death of dreams. Literature and popular culture have reflected Tinseltown’s cruel paradox that every success story is matched by…

by | Aug 3, 2022

It was hardly a surprise, after all he was 94, but the news of Vin Scully’s death Tuesday brings great sadness nonetheless. He was a great broadcaster and a great man who loved baseball, the Dodgers, his family, his country,…

by | Jul 24, 2022

Not so very long ago, California was arguably the brightest jewel in the crown of human civilization. Now, thanks to Democratic politicians, its two once-great cities, San Francisco and Los Angeles, are post-apocalyptic pigsties where whole blocks of stores are…

by | May 11, 2022

In Ayn Rand’s bestselling screed against the evils of bureaucracy, Atlas Shrugged, the nation’s infrastructure collapses as political hacks and regulators exert ever more control. In one of the book’s best-known scenes (outside of John Galt’s absurd 60-page radio diatribe),…

by | Apr 23, 2022

Saturday I really am blessed. Day after day, the weather here in L.A. is fabulously beautiful. I am not sure why certain columnists hate L.A. My L.A. is paradise. I have a house in Beverly Hills and an immense swimming…

by | Apr 12, 2022

For the second time in the four years of the LeBron James era, the Los Angeles Lakers slinked feebly off the floor of their final regular-season game with no NBA playoff plans other than to kick back in their Barcaloungers…

by | Feb 21, 2022

The Beijing Games are in the books, boycotts and protestations notwithstanding. For viewers — those few who watched — it was 17 days of soaring triumphs and crushing defeats, of medal-stand tears and post-event sob sessions. But for our Olympians,…

by | Dec 10, 2021

Aariel Maynor, sporting multiple facial tattoos, including the Boston Red Sox “B” between his eyes, boasting past employment history as a security guard for pornographic shoots, and accumulating a rap sheet that includes convictions for grand theft, domestic violence, and…

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