Not strictly California, but a superb piece of music writing.
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Time for all of us, regardless of our political stripes, to stand up and insist that the Coastal Commission do its job.
This is going to require a higher degree of diligence than before, but it is not the job of all of us to protect our coasts. We can no longer depend on the government – even the government of a liberal Democrat – to do it for us.
Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, David Ulin’s superb essay about Los Angeles as an urban environment, has been nominated for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award. Congratulations, Mr. Ulin, on giving LA the kind of heartfelt examination it deserves, and best of luck with the award.