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Mariel Garza

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Editorial writer at the Los Angeles Times; former opinion editor for the Los Angeles News Group, which includes the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press Telegram and Torrance Daily Breeze

Mariel Garza on KCRW

Last Saturday night,  two officers of the LAPD shot and killed a man  in Van Nuys after the back window of their patrol car was broken out by a beer bottle.

Is the LAPD Over-Reacting to a Hostile Atmosphere?

Last Saturday night, two officers of the LAPD shot and killed a man in Van Nuys after the back window of their patrol car was broken out by a beer bottle.

from Which Way, L.A.?

For Antonio Villaraigosa, the days as Mayor of Los Angeles are dwindling down to a precious few. He'll be out of office on the first of July.

As Los Angeles Votes for a New Mayor, We Talk to the Old One

For Antonio Villaraigosa, the days as Mayor of Los Angeles are dwindling down to a precious few. He'll be out of office on the first of July.

from Which Way, L.A.?

In next month's election,  Carmen Trutanich  is considered the front-runner among six candidates for LA County District Attorney — even though he promised to serve two terms as City…

Trutanich, the Candidate Who Promised Not to Run

In next month's election, Carmen Trutanich is considered the front-runner among six candidates for LA County District Attorney — even though he promised to serve two terms as City…

from Which Way, L.A.?

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A Boeing plane crashed minutes after taking off in Ethiopia this weekend. All 157 people onboard died in the crash.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a halt to the death penalty in California. The state has a complicated history with the death penalty.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Remember that giant homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River that officials cleared out last year?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Sacramento police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark won’t face criminal charges. Now California’s attorney general has to decide whether to indict them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As crews begin installing metal nets in the canyons above Montecito to prevent a future debris flow, the community is still trying to decide how to remember the one that killed 23…

from KCRW Features

Students have filed a class-action lawsuit against the universities named in the college bribery scandal, which includes Stanford, USC and UCLA.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s no surprise that many of us make little effort to engage with our public institutions.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

“Leaving Neverland,” the documentary about two men who say they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson as kids, is raising questions about how children process sexual abuse.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson and other LA-based women artists will perform the work of Yoko Ono on Friday at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand