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Metro Feature Writer — LA Times
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Nita Lelyveld, an @latimes metro writer, writes City Beat snapshots of L.A. life. I also RT #mydayinla. DM story ideas/feedback. RTs are not endorsements.

Middle-schoolers paired with companies for real-world lessons

latimes.com — In the crowded exhibit space, where everyone's talking at once, the Web designer is eager to make her pitch. Litzully Cota's got her patter down - and she's delivering in a voice clear and loud enough to be heard. "My friend got bullied," she says, explaining the inspiration for her online community: Be You and Let Me Be Me.

Holocaust survivor's chilling tale prompts bond with young German mom

latimes.com — Stories have power. They can bridge divides between strangers and make them feel as connected as kin. On the couch in her Encino living room on a rainy December afternoon, Paula Lebovics is holding hands with Olga Burkhardt. "She's my granddaughter," the 81-year-old says proudly, pulling Burkhardt, 29, near - and it is true, even though it isn't.

Shoeshine man with bounce in his step gains a foothold at Union Station

latimes.com — Marco Ramirez could not be more proud of his new shoeshine stand at Union Station. It was specially built out of wood to echo the waiting room's Art Deco armchairs. The brass footrests gleam. Ramirez beams. He stretches his arms wide.

98 years after his death, an LAPD officer is honored

storify.com — Walter R. Kreps was a Los Angeles police officer. He was killed on the job in 1916, when an LAPD car collided with his motorcycle. Nearly a century later, thanks to a distant relative, the LAPD came out to mark his unmarked grave.

Ninety-eight years later, LAPD takes time to remember one of its own

latimes.com — Walter R. Kreps, a Los Angeles police officer, was killed in the line of duty. He was on Avenue 20, racing to respond to a call, when a police car trying to pass a slower automobile collided with his motorcycle. Kreps was 28, married with a 6-year-old son, when he died on March 28, 1916.

City Beat: Queen of the Doo Dah Parade gets her day at long last

latimes.com — Today is the 37th Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. It's a big day for Nancy Urbach. The belly dancer who shimmies to the name Narayana is queen of Saturday's parade. She's danced her way through the irreverent Rose Parade alternative every year since it started in 1978.

It's her time to be queen of the Doo Dah

storify.com — Nancy Urbach is a belly dancer. As Narayana, she's danced her way through all 37 Pasadena Doo Dah Parades. Today, on November 5, 2014, she finally gets to be queen of the irreverent parade.

Belly dancer Narayana is finally queen for all the Doo Dah day

latimes.com — She won't be wearing diamonds. She won't be dressed in white. She won't travel along Colorado Boulevard on a float festooned with fresh petals. But do not think that her role as queen of Saturday's 37th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is something Nancy Urbach takes lightly.

These local heroes saw a wrong and tried to right it

latimes.com — What would you do if you saw a stranger in peril? Would you risk your own life to help or would you go about your day? Samuel Gibson was in the Florence neighborhood helping his mother-in-law move when his daughter came to him and said she heard somebody screaming.

In urban farming, a different taste of L.A.

latimes.com — At the Jonathan Club downtown, not everyone took it well when an infrequently used paddle tennis court on a fifth-floor roof was sacrificed to gem lettuce, swiss chard and microgreens. Executive chef Jason McClain, of course, was thrilled.
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Dec 22, 2014

RT @tarawallis: Heavy Fog socking LA's west side. This is Santa Monica right now. Drive safely. pic.twitter.com/VZxuwpwht4

Dec 22, 2014

RT @amberry1591: The Last Bookstore, Fusion Burgers, Urth Caffe. Now off to Sleepy Hallow in South Torrance. #mydayinla



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