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The Argonaut has been catching a lot of flak for printing columnist Kelly Hayes-Raitt’s July 28 opinion piece “Reject the Boycott Black- list,” which criticized local lawmakers for proposing state legislation that would b...


The Baby Blues Beef Rib: Slow-smoked, grill-finished

A Carnivore’s Delight

Amazing beef ribs and fall-off-the-bone tender baby backs steal the show at Baby Blues BBQ By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) The Baby Blues Beef Rib: Slow-smoked, grill-finished If you can name only one Westside barbe...


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The Advice Goddess

Shaggedy Ann Might Have Mommy Issues When I was in my 20s, watching “Sex and the City,” I saw the Samantha Jones character as a sexual role model — thinking I could have love-‘em-and-leave-‘em sex like her. However, e...



Letters

Won’t Somebody Challenge the LADWP? Re: “The DWP is Out of Control,” Opinion, Aug. 11 Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti promised us real reform and cost control when he was elected in 2013, yet he and the City Council have&...


Ackee and salted codfish with a vegetable stir fry and rice and beans

A Jamaican Gem Hides in Westchester

Look behind the Burger King for island classics, a hearty stew and greens that are actually refreshing By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Ackee and salted codfish with a vegetable stir fry and rice and beans I think of...


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The Advice Goddess

Casual Coroner I dress like a tomboy: jeans, T-shirts, hoodies and work boots. My boyfriend of a year wants me to wear skirts and dresses more often. Nothing trashy. Just not my usual tomboy wear. This weekend, I wore a…



Letters

Faith in Humanity Restored I am a flight attendant based at LAX and rent a townhouse in Westchester for my overnights here. On a recent Saturday, I dropped my wallet on Manchester Avenue near Airport Boulevard. I didn’t reali...


Utility managers are plugged into your piggybank

Opinion: The DWP is Out of Control

L.A.’s public utility, seeking yet another rate increase, has become a monument to avarice By Charles Rappleye Utility managers are plugged into your piggybank So the L.A. Department of Water and Power is seeking a rate inc...


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The Advice Goddess

Look on the Always Right Side I’m a Harvard-educated man in my late 30s. I’ve had many ugly arguments with girlfriends, probably because I am highly opinionated and won’t give in when I’m right. I’ve always dated smar...



Opinion: No Free Rides to a Better Tomorrow

The loudest complainer about the homeless in Venice opposes a city plan to finally  ‘do something’ about it? Give me a break! By Linda Lucks The author, a former president of the Venice Neighborhood Council, is writing in ...