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Los Angeles, CA
Metro Feature Writer — LA Times

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.

Jon Stewart on Jerry Brown: 'Still good old Gov. Moonbeam'

latimes.com — On Tuesday night, California Gov. Jerry Brown sat down to talk drought with L.A. Times publisher Austin Beutner. On Wednesday night, some of Brown's loftier words at that USC talk made it onto "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." "He's still good old Gov. Moonbeam putting the water scarcity in terms...
Jun 11, 2015

Jon Stewart had some fun with Jerry Brown last night, calling him "still good old Gov. Moonbeam." latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jun 11, 2015

RT @ChrisMegerian: Jon Stewart had some fun with Jerry Brown last night, calling him "still good old Gov. Moonbeam." latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jun 11, 2015

Jon Stewart says Jerry Brown described California's drought "in terms that anyone on shrooms can understand." latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jun 11, 2015

RT @latimes: Jon Stewart on Jerry Brown: 'Still good old Gov. Moonbeam' lat.ms/1KG2ZFM

Author sends mailbox enthusiasts and Art Deco lovers back to the past

latimes.com — Who even thinks about mailboxes anymore, when so few people send the kind of messages that require envelopes and postage stamps? That a small crowd turned out recently to learn about mailbox history may speak to the zeal of L.A.'s urban explorers.
Jun 08, 2015

Have you ever wondered about the history of the mailbox? @latimescitybeat meets some who have: lat.ms/1F4kict

Jun 08, 2015

Some mailboxes look like all other mailboxes. Some are things of beauty. My latest City Beat: lat.ms/1F4kict

Tom LaBonge's Mickey Rooney fete helps turn the big city small-town

latimes.com — What could be more fitting, on the first day of his last month in office, than for City Councilman Tom LaBonge to be doing what he loves, standing in the cacophony of Los Angeles' present, taking a moment to commemorate its past? The L.A.
Jun 02, 2015

With 30 days to go in officde, @tomlabonge does what he loves to do -- my latest City Beat: lat.ms/1GUqrOq

Jun 02, 2015

With 30 days to go in office, @tomlabonge does what he loves to do -- my latest City Beat: lat.ms/1GUqrOq

Jun 02, 2015

RT @LATimescitybeat: With 30 days to go in office, @tomlabonge does what he loves to do -- my latest City Beat: lat.ms/1GUqrOq

Jun 02, 2015

In my latest City Beat, I try to capture @tomlabonge's unique style of speaking: lat.ms/1GUqrOq

Jun 02, 2015

"I'm graduating in 30 days from the City Council and I can't go back." @TomLaBonge on the scene with @LATimescitybeat latimes.com/local/californ…

STEM Academy students envision green space built atop 101 Freeway

latimes.com — The STEM Academy of Hollywood is perched above eight lanes of traffic on the 101 Freeway. Its classroom windows offer the high school engineers a bird's-eye view of some of Los Angeles' most enduring woes. Too many cars. Too much cement. A freeway system that slices through neighborhoods, leaving them uninviting to crisscross on foot.
May 29, 2015

STEM Academy students envision green space built atop 101 Fwy latimes.com/local/californ… / We need this on parts of 580. cc @brockwinstead

May 29, 2015

High school students in Hollywood dream up designs for a park over the 101 -- my latest City Beat: lat.ms/1LOMqpM

Focusing on photography becomes a labor of love

latimes.com — Some people travel through life on straight, clearly marked paths. Rafael Cardenas has zigged and zagged. Born in Mexico and raised in East L.A., he has tried his hand at many kinds of labor in the course of his 43 years. In the summertime, as a boy, he worked in the fields, pulling onions.
May 25, 2015

RT @casacks: .@LATimescitybeat on self-taught photographer @rafa_LAphotos lat.ms/1JR60To Modest beginnings+a focus on learning. Inspiring read.

A restaurant closes, a neighborhood mourns

storify.com — Victor's Square Restaurant in Hollywood was for many years a neighborhood gathering place in Hollywood. Owner Bill Gotti made everyone feel at home. Gotti closed the restaurant recently. Business had been slow. (Moral: Do your part to support old-time restaurants you don't want to lose!)
May 19, 2015

Now appearing in one tidy package, my Twitter story on the closing of Victor's in Hollywood: bit.ly/1S8wGSU

May 21, 2015

One last plug for my photo story about the closing of a Hollywood neighborhood restaurant: bit.ly/1FzR36e

May 21, 2015

RT @LATimescitybeat: One last plug for my photo story about the closing of a Hollywood neighborhood restaurant: bit.ly/1FzR36e

Hollywood bids a tearful farewell to Victor's Square Restaurant

latimes.com — Supplies were running low on a weekday night at Victor's Square Restaurant in Hollywood. They were out of roast chicken and baked potatoes, and it was getting hard to keep up with all the orders for matzo ball soup.
May 18, 2015

A restaurant closes and more than a menu is mourned -- my latest City Beat, on Victor's in Hollywood: lat.ms/1Hcra9t

May 18, 2015

The Mafia don's brother who made the best matzo ball soup in Hollywood. Bittersweet story by @LATimescitybeat. latimes.com/local/great-re…

May 18, 2015

RT @karihow: The Mafia don's brother who made the best matzo ball soup in Hollywood. Bittersweet story by @LATimescitybeat. latimes.com/local/great-re…

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Manny Pacquiao fights are a Philippine holiday

latimes.com — Order $60 worth of Filipino favorites to go at Max's of Manila in Glendale on Saturday and you get to take home a special "knockout treat:" a free, family-size, deep-fried pork leg called a crispy pata. But make plans to sit down at Max's that night for sisig or kare kare and you're likely to find the lights off and the front door locked.

A heady new leaf for these budding pot entrepreneurs

latimes.com — The shimmery organza gift bags contained samples of face cream, salves and scrubs, a green marijuana-leaf label on each dainty jar. Pot was the theme of the recent West Hollywood ladies' meet-and-greet, advertised as a monthly "cannabis networking event." It was held under the auspices of Women Grow, a national group created to empower women in the fast-flowering marijuana business.

The Stop Senior Scams actors are out to save their peers

storify.com — The members of the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program are no spring chickens. The youngest is 65. The oldest is 96. Still, they take their show on the road to L.A.
Apr 07, 2015

My Twitter story -- in PHOTOS & VIDEO -- about the Stop Senior Scams actors. I hope you enjoy it! bit.ly/1Cciz4v

Apr 07, 2015

That story I just sent out tweet by tweet? Here it is, all neatly packaged for your viewing pleasure: bit.ly/1Cciz4v

Apr 08, 2015

RT @arosenwein: The Stop Senior Scams actors are out to save their peers storify.com/LATimescitybea… via @latimescitybeat

Apr 09, 2015

One last plug for my Twitter story -- photos, videos -- about seniors who put on a show to fight scams: bit.ly/1Cciz4v

Apr 09, 2015

Won't take but a minute or two to read/watch. The oldest actor in the troupe is 96 and feisty: bit.ly/1Cciz4v

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Jul 29, 2015

RT @metrolosangeles: Train, meet Santa Monica. Santa Monica, say hi to the train. More pics from today's big test: wp.me/p2yftd-lug pic.twitter.com/fB0gOb0aWN

Jul 29, 2015

RT @Jamila_V: Am I the only one who likes seeing the @SpecialOlympics @LA2015 buses & vans around town?! #MyDayInLA #ReachUpLA http://t.co/…



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