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Letters

When labeled means disabled Re: “Back from the Brink,” cover story, Oct. 16 Thrilling indeed to see how times have changed for those of us on the wrong side of mental illness. Sarah Jakle seems to have a remarkable, intrins...


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Healing words and the troubled mind

Lessons learned from sitting in on a writing therapy group for people grappling with mental illness By Gabrielle Flam As a writer, the link between mental illness and creativity deeply intrigues me. I studied literature in coll...


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The meat of the matter

The beef rib and the chicken come out on top when a barbecue snob puts Outdoor Grill to the test By Richard Foss  Outdoor Grill |12630½ Washington Blvd., Mar Vista | (310) 636-4745 | theoutdoorgrill.com We were driving d...



Skewered pork belly is among the many delights at Bacari P.D.R.
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Small plates, enormous flavor

The new Bacari P.D.R. offers an Italian take on Spanish tapas that hits all its marks By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) The steep, triangular lot at Culver Boulevard and Vista del Mar Lane is an improbable place for a r...


Letters

Going the Distance Re: “Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative,” cover story, Sept. 16; and “One Block Too Many,” opinion, Oct. 2 “What can we do to get to the finish line?” asks Councilman Mike Bonin of efforts to r...


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The Argonaut’s Ballot Measure Endorsements

Santa Monica Airport Measures We aren’t convinced that closing the Santa Monica Airport is a good idea. Whether to give up such a significant piece of transportation infrastructure is not the kind of decision to make lightly ...



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La Vida SoCal: Feeling the squeeze

If developers can build three houses on one lot, why not go for six? By Tony Peyser I recall a movie in which three strangers had to live in an apartment that would normally have only one tenant. Trouble, as…


Venerated singer-songwriter and acoustic blues guitarist Chris Smither is “my Eric Clapton,” said Bonnie Raitt
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‘Still on the Levee,’ still looking forward

Chris Smither celebrates 50 years in music — and his 70th birthday — with an album  retrospective, lyric book and Friday concert at McCabe’s By Bliss Bowen Chris Smither is enjoying a very good year. This summer Signatur...


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The Argonaut’s Election Endorsements, Part One

Deciding which candidates to support for local, state and federal offices usually gets easier as Election Day draws near. This, however, is not a typical election cycle. The June 3 primary narrowed a head-spinning number of cho...



Letters

Shriver for Supervisor Re: “For this job, it’s all about the résumé,” news, Oct. 2 The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is antiquated and out of touch. Bobby Shriver will bring fresh, intelligent energy to c...






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